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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (LUKE 17:11-19)

TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (LUKE 17:11-19)

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered one of the villages, ten lepers came to meet him. They stood some way off and called to him, “Jesus! Master! Take pity on us.”

When he saw them he said, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” Now as they were going away they were cleansed. Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan.

This made Jesus say, “Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.” And he said to the man, “Stand up and go your way. Your faith has saved you.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 
 

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LITANY OF THANKS TO GOD THE FATHER

LITANY OF THANKS TO GOD THE FATHER

O my God, You have created me,
and redeemed me by Your beloved Son.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You have bestowed on me
the Christian Faith
and adopted me as Your child
on the day of my Baptism.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You have surrounded me
with so many means of salvation.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You have given me
a wonderful Angel to protect me.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You have given me a sound intelligence,
a just judgment, and a loving heart.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You have given me eyes that see,
ears that hear, a tongue that speaks,
and limbs that move.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You have created
the beautiful sun to give me light,
the waters to refresh me,
and flowers to delight me with their fragrance.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

O my God, You make fruits and crops to ripen,
and have given us animals to keep us company.

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

For all the benefits that You will give me
up to my death:

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

For the grace of final perseverance,
which I hope to receive from Your mercy
through the merits of Jesus Christ:

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

For the infinite happiness
with which You will crown me in heaven
as You have commanded me to hope:

I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.

 
 

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“WHEN MEN WISH TO DESTROY RELIGION, THEY BEGIN BY ATTACKING THE PRIEST” (BLESSED CURE D’ARS)

“What is a priest? A man who takes the place of God, a man invested with all the powers of God. ‘Go’, says Our Lord to the priest. ‘As My Father has sent Me, so I send you.’ … ‘All power has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go ye, therefore, teach all nations.’ ‘He who hears you, hears Me; he who despises you despises Me.’

When the priest absolves from sin, he does not say ‘God forgives you.’ He says ‘I absolve you.’

Saint Bernard assures us that everything comes to us through Mary. One might also say that everything comes to us through the priest; yes, all blessings, all graces, all celestial gifts.

If we had not the sacrament of Ordination we should not have Our Lord. Who has put Him there, in the tabernacle? The priest. Who received your soul at its entry upon life? The priest. Who feeds it, in order to strengthen it on its pilgrimage? The priest. Who will prepare it to appear before God, by washing it for the last time in the blood of Jesus Christ? The priest, always the priest. And if this soul should die, who will revive it? Who will restore to it calm and peace? The priest again. You cannot call to mind a single one of God’s benefits without conjuring up at the same time the image of the priest.

Go and make your confession to the Blessed Virgin, or to an angel. Will they absolve you? No. Will they give you the Body and Blood of Our Lord? No. The Blessed Virgin has not the power to make her Divine Son descend into the sacred Host. Two hundred angels could not absolve you. A priest, however simple, can. He can say to you: ‘Go in peace; I absolve you.’

O what a grand thing is a priest! God’s other benefits would be useless without the priest. What use could you make of a house full of gold, if there was no one to open the door to you? Without the priest, the passion and death of Our Lord would be of no avail.

After God, the priest – that is all! Leave a parish twenty years without a priest, and the inhabitants will worship beasts.

When men wish to destroy religion, they begin by attacking the priest, because where there is no priest, there is no Sacrifice, and where there is no Sacrifice, there is no religion.”
– Blessed Cure d’Ars

 

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PRAYER TO ST ANTHONY IN THANKSGIVING FOR FAVOURS RECEIVED

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING TO ST ANTHONY FOR FAVOURS RECEIVED THROUGH HIS INTERCESSION:

O Glorious Wonderworker of Padua, Saint Anthony, Father of the poor and consoler of the afflicted, who hast so thoughtfully come to my aid and consoled me so much: behold me at thy feet desiring to offer thee my sincerest gratitude. Accept it together with the promise I now renew to thee: that I will always live in the love of Jesus and my neighbour. Continue to be bountiful to me with thy protection and obtain for me the final grace of being able to come at last to Heaven there to sing with thee the Divine Mercies. Thank you. Amen.

 

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GLORY TO YOU WHO SAFE HAVE KEPT (MORNING HYMN)

“In the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord.” (Ex 16:7)

Glory to you who safe have kept
and have refreshed me while I slept:
grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake,
I may of endless light partake.

Lord, I renew my vows to you;
scatter my foes as morning dew;
guard my first springs of thought and will,
and with yourself my spirit fill.
– Thomas Ken

 

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DAILY PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

My God, from my heart I thank you for the many blessings you have given to me. I thank you for having created and baptised me, and for having placed me in your holy Catholic Church; and for having given me so many graces and mercies through the merits of Jesus Christ.

And I thank you, dear Jesus, for having become a little child for my sake, to teach me to be holy and humble like you; and for having died upon the Cross that I might have pardon for my sins and go to heaven. Also I thank you for all your other mercies, most of all for those you have given me today. Amen.

 

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MY FATHER, FOR ANOTHER NIGHT (HYMN)

1. My Father, for another night
of quiet sleep and rest,
for all the joy of morning light,
your holy Name be blest.

2. Now with the newborn day I give
myself again to you,
that as you will so I may live,
and what you will may do.

3. In all I do, things great or small,
in all I speak or frame,
your glory may I seek in all,
do all in Jesus’ Name.

4. My Father, for his sake, I pray
your child accept and bless;
and lead me by your grace today
in paths of righteousness.
– Henry W. Balder

 

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MORNING OFFERING TO GOD ALMIGHTY

My God, my Father and my All, the Beginning and the End of my existence; the most abject and wretched of all thy creatures, I prostrate myself before the great throne of thy ineffable Majesty; I worship thee and bless thee with all the faculties of my soul and body.

I believe in thee, O Truth subsisting in thyself and essential; I hope in thee, O Omnipotent Mercy; I love thee O infinite Goodness and Beauty.

In the sight of my extreme nothingness, I beseech the help of thy merciful power, the assistance and protection of Mary, thy Mother and mine, and that of all the Angels and Saints enjoying thy presence, that I may be able to thank thee in some way for the gifts and favours thou hast deigned to grant me in thy powerful goodness from the first moment of my existence to the present hour; for having seen fit to think of me, miserable worm of this earth, from all eternity; for having freely decreed my existence in preference to so many other possible things; and especially for having granted me another day in which to love and serve thee.

I am on this earth for the sole purpose of serving thee, O my God, and saving my soul. And all other things, great or small, within or around me, must disappear and be as if they did not exist to my eyes, from the moment in which they cease to be for me that for which You have created them to be, that is, the means to a great end.

I desire and firmly resolve today to use all created things in such a way and only in so far as they help me to attain to my end, to have a disposition of holy indifference regarding that which depends upon my free choice and towards which I am not bound by any obligation. I am ready to accept indifferently from thy hands and in the way which is pleasing to thee health or sickness, riches or poverty, honour or dishonour, a long life or a short one, and thus in all other things, choosing only what is most conformed to thy Glory, which is my final aim.

Grant that my intellect, my memory and my free will may be thine forever. I consecrate every beat of my heart, every breath, every word, and every movement of my soul and body to thee, my God, with the sole desire of singing, with every faculty I have, a long hymn of praise to thee, a hymn of expiation for my sins and of thanksgiving for thy graces and benefits.

I greet thee, O my Jesus, as my eternal King and Saviour, and set myself, therefore, under thy standard, ready to follow thee wherever thou wilt call me. And if thou art so good as to call me to imitate thee more closely and intimately in poverty, humiliation and suffering… I am ready, dear Jesus: speak, because thy servant heareth, but assist me in my weakness.

I desire to love thee so much, my Master, and abase myself so much in humility and obedience before thee, so as to prefer not only every evil, including death, to mortal or venial sin, but to prefer that loss and suffering also in the cases in which thy glory and honour are likewise promoted.

I detest and weep over my sins and negligences, which like a huge mountain rise up before me, and which I oppose with the Passion of my Lord.

I weep over the sins and iniquities of the whole world, especially over the sacrileges and indifference which is shown to thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament of thy love. I desire to make reparation and expiation for all these faults. I desire to live spiritually within the tabernacle with thee, to visit thee and adore thee and receive thee spiritually wherever thou art present under the sacramental veil and there, at the foot of thy Eucharistic throne, to live and die.

I beseech thee for the propagation of the Faith, for the conversion of England and of the world. I pray to thee for the Church and for thy Vicar; for the Princes and Rulers; for the youth and for the aged; for Priests and religious; for the intentions entrusted to me; for N.N.; for the souls in Purgatory.

O Jesus, I love thee, I love thee and desire to love thee forever.

Mary, my immaculate and sorrowful Mother, lead me to Jesus.

My Guardian Angel and Protector Saints, pray for me.
– Cardinal Merry del Val

 

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TODAY’S RESPONSORIAL PSALM (PSALM 137)

R. On the day I called, you answered me, O Lord.

1. I thank you, Lord, with all my heart,
you have heard the words of my mouth.
Before the angels I will bless you.
I will adore before your holy temple. (R.)

2. I thank you for your faithfulness and love
which excel all we ever knew of you.
On the day I called, you answered;
you increased the strength of my soul. (R.)

3. You stretch out your hand and save me,
your hand will do all things for me.
Your love, O Lord, is eternal,
discard not the work of your hands. (R.)

ACCLAMATION

Now, now – it is the Lord who speaks –
come back to me with all your heart,
for I am all tenderness and compassion.

 
 

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FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR THE MINISTRY OF OUR BELOVED BENEDICT XVI

Father,
we thank you for the ministry of our beloved Benedict XVI.
Thy will be done.
You gather your people
in the unity of the Spirit
in the new covenant instituted by Christ.

Keep, we beseech you, continuity for your flock
under the successor of St Peter,
and keep your Church faithful to her mission
as a leaven in the world,
renewing all peoples in Christ
and transforming them into your own family.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 
 

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