Prepare for Mass

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Mt 6:33

  • RSS Daily Readings – catholic.org

  • Subscribe

  • Spin the Tee for Totally Random Post

  • Resources


  • "Religion is not a Technology!" - There needs to be a personal relationship there. - Father Ted Tyler
    If the close relationship between the Last Supper and the mystery of Jesus' death on the Cross is emphasized on Holy Thursday, today, the Feast of Corpus Christi, with the procession and unanimous adoration of the Eucharist, attention is called to the fact that Christ sacrificed himself for all humanity. His passing among the houses and along the streets of our city will be for those who live there an offering of joy, eternal life, peace and love.

    In the Gospel passage, a second element catches one's eye: the miracle worked by the Lord contains an explicit invitation to each person to make his own contribution. The two fish and five loaves signify our contribution, poor but necessary, which he transforms into a gift of love for all.

    "Christ continues today" I wrote in the above-mentioned Post Synodal Exhortation, "to exhort his disciples to become personally engaged" (Sacramentum Caritatis, n. 88).

    Thus, the Eucharist is a call to holiness and to the gift of oneself to one's brethren: "Each of us is truly called, together with Jesus, to be bread broken for the life of the world".

    source: vatican.va


  • Prepare for Mass now on Twitter

  • Loving Means Acting Like The Good Samaritan

    Today, for example, the liturgy invites us to reflect on the famous Parable of the Good Samaritan (cf. Lk 10: 25-37), which introduces us into the heart of the Gospel message: love for God and love for neighbour. But the person speaking to Jesus asks: who is my neighbour? And the Lord answers by reversing the question and showing through the account of the Good Samaritan that each one of us must make himself close to every person he meets: "Go and do likewise" (Lk 10: 37).

    Loving, Jesus says, means acting like the Good Samaritan. And we know that he himself is the Good Samaritan par excellence; although he was God, he did not hesitate to humble himself to the point of becoming a man and giving his life for us.

    Love is therefore the "heart" of Christian life; indeed, love alone, awakened in us by the Holy Spirit, makes us Christ's witnesses.
    source:vatican.va


  • Texts of St. Josemaría:

    Our Lady was a guest at one of those noisy country weddings attended by people from many different villages. Mary was the only one who noticed the wine was running out. Don’t these scenes from Christ’s life seem familiar to us? The greatness of God lives at the level of ordinary things. It is natural for a woman, a homemaker, to notice an oversight, to look after the little things that make life pleasant. And that is how Mary acted.

    “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5)

    If our faith is weak, we should turn to Mary. Because of the miracle at the marriage feast at Cana, which Christ performed at his Mother’s request, his disciples learned to believe in him (cf. John 2:11). Our Mother is always interceding with her Son so that he may attend to our needs and show himself to us, so that we can cry out, “You are the Son of God.”

    Grant me, dear Jesus, the faith I truly desire. My Mother, sweet Lady, Mary most holy, make me really believe! (Holy Rosary–Appendix, Wedding Feast at Cana)

    The Christian apostolate — and I’m talking about an ordinary Christian living as just one more man or woman among equals — is a great work of teaching. Through real, personal, loyal friendship, you create in others a hunger for God and you help them to discover new horizons — naturally, simply. With the example of your faith lived to the full, with a loving word, which is full of the force of divine truth.

    Be daring. Count on the help of Mary, queen of apostles. Without ceasing to be a mother, Our Lady is able to get each of her children to face his own responsibilities. Mary always does the immense favor of bringing to the cross, of placing face to face with the example of the Son of God, those who come close to her and contemplate her life. It is in this confrontation that Christian life is decided. And here Mary intercedes for us so that our behavior may lead to a reconciliation of the younger brother — you and me — with the firstborn Son of the Father.

    Many conversions, many decisions to give oneself to the service of God have been preceded by an encounter with Mary. Our Lady has encouraged us to look for God, to desire to change, to lead a new life. And so the “Do whatever he tells you” has turned into real self-giving, into a Christian vocation, which from then on enlightens all our personal life. (Christ is Passing By, 149)

    opusdei.us

  • RSS Today’s Gospel

  • RSS Homily of the Day

  • RSS Father Dave Dwyer’s Homilies

    • Jesus Says Difficult Things February 12, 2015
      Thursday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time. Today has some challenging readings, for certain. Father Dave helps us with some difficult words and images we hear of Jesus today. How should we respond to them? (Preached on Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, New York City)
    • The Spirit of the Rules February 10, 2015
      Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin. Why does it seem like Jesus is frustrated in the readings today? Father Dave explains.  (Preached on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City)
    • Terrible AND Approachable? February 5, 2015
      Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr.  Can God be both "terrible" or difficult and approachabel and welcoming? (Preached on Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, New York City)
    • This Little Light Of Mine February 2, 2015
      Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. How does the song This Little Light of Mine play into the readings and feast day today? I'll give you a hint, the Presentation of the Lord is like bringing light into the world, even today. (Preached on Monday, February 02, 2015, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City)
  • RSS Busted Halo Show – Father Dave Dwyer The Catholic Channel Sirius 159

    • Can I Take Sundays Off My Lenten Promise? February 20, 2015
      Father Dave gets on his annual soap-box about this perennial question of faith: can we take Sundays off of our Lenten promises? There seems to be evidence in both columns, and Father Dave takes them all on. Have a listen here first! The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer is on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Channel 129, Monday through Thursday, 7:00pm to 10: […]
    • New Testament Expert, Amy-Jill Levine! February 13, 2015
      Our first guest today is Amy-Jill Levine, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Levine has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned S […]
    • Former Presidential candidate and Senator Rick Santorum February 6, 2015
      The Busted Halo Show is pleased to welcome our special guests to the program this evening, Rick and Karen Santorum.  Senator Rick Santorum, a native of Pennsylvania, was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States in 2012. He served in the House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995 and in the Senate from 1995 to 2007 and is t […]
    • Interview: Oscar-winning actor, Kevin Costner! January 30, 2015
      Our very special guest this evening on the Busted Halo Show is two-time Academy Award winning actor/director, Kevin Costner.  Even though he just turned 60, he hasn’t slowed down—as evidenced by the fact that he is starring in two movies opening the next couple of weeks.  He’s here today to talk about the first, a film he also produced, called Black or White […]
  • Pages

  • Holy Eucharist

  • Today is a great day



  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 3,182 other followers

  • July 2008
    S M T W T F S
    « Jun   Aug »
     12345
    6789101112
    13141516171819
    20212223242526
    2728293031  
  • Recent Posts

  • The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light

    pope benedict address to diplomatic core - vatican.va As a new year begins, our own hearts and the entire world continue to echo the joyful message proclaimed twenty centuries ago in the night of Bethlehem, a night which symbolizes humanity’s deep need for light, love and peace. To the men and women of that time, as to those of our own day, the heavenly hosts brought the good news of the coming of the Saviour: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined” (Is 9:1). The mystery of the Son of God who became the son of man truly surpasses all human expectations. In its absolute gratuitousness this saving event is the authentic and full response to the deep desire of every heart. The truth, goodness, happiness and abundant life which each man and woman consciously or unconsciously seeks are given to us by God. In longing for these gifts, each person is seeking his Creator, for “God alone responds to the yearning present in the heart of every man and woman” (Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini, 23). Humanity throughout history, in its beliefs and rituals, demonstrates a constant search for God and “these forms of religious expression are so universal that one may well call man a religious being” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 28). The religious dimension is an undeniable and irrepressible feature of man’s being and acting, the measure of the fulfilment of his destiny and of the building up of the community to which he belongs. Consequently, when the individual himself or those around him neglect or deny this fundamental dimension, imbalances and conflicts arise at all levels, both personal and interpersonal.
  • Each of us has dignity

    The Parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Prodigal Son are reminders that each one of us has dignity and are worth everything to God who wants a relationship with us and for us to be happy forever.
  • The Multitudes Were Following After Him

    The crowds were following Jesus when he turned around and made them think about something. Easy is it to follow him when it is convenient. Hard is it to follow him when doing so will cause us discomfort. Sometimes doing the right thing will cause us some discomfort but it is the cross that we are asked to bear.
  • Narrow Gate

    There is a question that has always nagged believers: Will there be many or few people saved? During certain periods this problem became so acute as to cause some people terrible anxiety.

    This Sunday's Gospel informs us that Jesus himself was once asked this question. "Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, 'Lord, will only a few people be saved?'"

    The question, as we see, focuses on the number -- How many will be saved? Will it be many or few? In answering the question, Jesus shifts the focus from "how many" to "how" to be saved, that is, by entering "through the narrow gate."

    We see this same attitude in regard to Jesus' second coming. The disciples ask "when" the return of the Son of Man will happen and Jesus answers indicating "how" we should prepare ourselves for that return, and what to do during the time of waiting (cf. Matthew 24:3-4).

    Jesus' way of responding to these questions is not strange or discourteous. He is just acting in the way of one who wants to teach his disciples how to move from a life of curiosity to one of true wisdom; from the allure of idle questions to the real problems we need to grapple with in life.

    From this we already see the absurdity of those who, like the Jehovah Witnesses, believe they know the precise number of the saved: 144,000.

    This number, which recurs in the Book of Revelations has a purely symbolic value (the square of 12 -- the number of the tribes of Israel -- multiplied by 1,000) and is explained by the expression that immediately follows: "A great multitude that no man could number" (Revelations 7:4, 9).

    Above all, if 144,000 is really the number, then we can both close up shop. Above the gate to heaven there must be a sign like the ones parking lots put up: "Full."

    If, therefore, Jesus is not so much interested in revealing to us the number of the saved as he is in telling us how to be saved, we can understand what he is trying to tell us here. In substance, there are two things: one negative and the other positive.

    It is useless, or rather it is not enough, to belong to a certain ethnic group, race, tradition, or institution, not even the chosen people from whom the Savior himself comes. What puts us on the road to salvation is not a title of ownership ("We ate and drank in your presence..."), but a personal decision, followed by a consistent way of life. This is even more clear in Matthew's text which contrasts two ways and two gates, one narrow and the other wide (cf. Matthew 7:13-14).

    Why are these ways respectively called "narrow" and "wide"? Is it perhaps that the way of evil is always easy and pleasant to follow and the way of goodness always hard and tiresome?

    Here we must be careful not to cede to the usual temptation of believing that here below everything goes magnificently well for the wicked and everything goes terribly for the good.

    The way of the wicked is wide, but only at the beginning. As one goes down this way it gradually becomes narrow and bitter. In any case, it becomes very narrow at the end because it finishes in a blind alley.

    The joy that is experienced in it has the characteristic of diminishing more and more as one tastes it, and it finally causes nausea and sadness. We see this in certain forms of intoxication experienced in drugs, alcohol and sex. A larger dose or stronger stimulation is needed each time to produce pleasure of the same intensity.

    Finally the organism no longer responds and it begins to break down, even physically.

    The way of the just is instead narrow at the beginning, when one starts off on it, but it then becomes a spacious boulevard because hope, joy and peace of heart are found in it.

    Father Cantalamessa

  • Faithfully Waiting

    Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

    Be watchful for you know not the day nor the hour

    You also must be ready for the Son of man is coming at an unexpected hour

    To whom much is given much will be expected

    Keep your lamps burning

    Watchful Servants/Faithful or Unfaithful Servant

    Are you faithful to God?

  • Thoughts on Greed

    Greed and envy focus a person on self. Those who pursue wealth seek security and safety. They use their riches to shield themselves from life's vicissitudes and to find comfort and confidence in material things. In the pursuit of wealth they lose sight of the real meaning of life because they are seduced by the illusion that with their fortune they can control their lives. Yet one day everyone will die - possessions cannot protect against that day. source: Catholic-Bible-School.org

    Novena Prayer to St Martha "St. Martha, I resort to thy protection and aid and as a proof of my affection and faith I offer this light which I shall burn every Tuesday. Comfort me in all my difficulties and through the great favor thou didst enjoy when the Savior was lodged in thy house,. Intercede for my family that we may always hold God in our hearts, and that we may be provided for in all our necessities, I ask, St. Martha, to overcome all difficulties as thou didst overcome the dragon at thy feet."

  • Pope Benedict XVI on the sinful woman redeemed by love

    The manner in which she chose to come before Jesus, bathing his feet with tears and drying them with her hair, kissing them and sprinkling scented oil upon them, was done to shock those who viewed people in her condition with the merciless eye of the judge. What is striking, on the other hand, is the tenderness with which Jesus treated this woman, exploited and judged by so many. In Jesus she found at last a pure eye, a heart capable of loving without exploiting. In the gaze and heart of Jesus she received the revelation of God-Love!

    To avoid any misunderstanding, it should be noted that Jesus' mercy was not expressed by putting moral law in parentheses. For Jesus, good is good and evil is evil. Mercy does not change the connotations of sin but consumes it in a fire of love.



  • Life is not just a succession of events or experiences; it is a search for the true, the good, and the beautiful. It is to this end that we make our choices; it is for this that we exercise our freedom; it is in this - in truth, in goodness, and in beauty - that we find happiness and joy. -PB16 Message for the 43rd World Communications Day May 24, 2009


  • Holy Mass

  • RSS LifeTeenSundaySundaySunday Podcast

    • Lent: 40 Mini-Crucifixions March 3, 2015
      Lent is a time to remember Jesus’ 40 days of temptation in the desert, to place ourselves in His shoes, and to realize that each temptation we face over these next 40 days is a dying to oneself. Each temptation is a mini crucifixion that, although painful, leads us one step closer to the glory of Resurrection.
  • RSS EWTN Daily

    • Daily Catholic Mass - Sunday -- 3/1/2015 March 1, 2015
      Fr. Miguel Marie: : ---
    • Daily Catholic Mass - Monday -- 3/2/2015 March 2, 2015
      Fr. John Paul: : ---
    • Daily Catholic Mass - Tuesday -- 2/24/2015 February 24, 2015
      Fr. Miguel Marie: : ---
    • Daily Catholic Mass - Wednesday -- 2/18/2015 February 18, 2015
      Fr. Mark Mary: : ---
    • Daily Catholic Mass - Thursday -- 2/26/2015 February 26, 2015
      Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ: : ---
    • Daily Catholic Mass - Friday -- 2/27/2015 February 27, 2015
      Fr. Paschal Mary: : ---
    • Daily Catholic Mass - Saturday -- 2/28/2015 February 28, 2015
      Fr. Anthony Mary: : ---
    • Sunday Night Prime -- 3/1/2015 March 1, 2015
      Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR: : ---
    • The Journey Home -- 2/16/2015 February 16, 2015
      Marcus Grodi w/ April Bright: : --- Former United Pentecostal Church member April Bright shares what lead her home to the Catholic Church. Hosted by Marcus Grodi
    • Mother Angelica Live Classics -- 2/24/2015 February 24, 2015
      Mother Angelica: : ---
    • Threshold of Hope -- 2/24/2015 February 24, 2015
      Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.: : --- Veritatis Splendor
    • EWTN Live -- 2/18/2015 February 18, 2015
      Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ w/ Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM: : --- Fr. Wade Menezes expounds upon the various liturgical seasons, with a special focus on the similarities and differences between Advent and Lent. Hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa.
    • Life on the Rock -- 2/27/2015 February 27, 2015
      Fr. Mark and Doug Barry w/ VINCE PETRUCCELLI AND JACOB DONALDSON: : --- Students from Benedictine College's 'Communion and Liberation' group discuss their organization's goal to promote Christian values through all vocations.
    • The World Over -- 2/26/2015 February 26, 2015
      Raymond Arroyo w/ Rep. Sean Duffy: : --- REP SEAN DUFFY, US Congressman from Wisconsin, on the funding controversy over the Department of Homeland Security, the federal budget and a new pro-life bill he is sponsoring in Congress. RAY FLYNN, former Mayor of Boston and former US Ambassador to the Vatican on the latest papal news from Rome and his efforts to wo […]
    • EWTN News Nightly - Monday -- 2/23/2015 February 23, 2015
      Brian Patrick: : --- Reversing medical abortion – a promising treatment for women who choose life after taking an abortion bill. Homeland Security funding is set to run out this week without an agreement on immigration executive action – Susanne LaFrankie reports. A choir from Cuba finds inspiration at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – Jason […]
    • EWTN News Nightly - Tuesday -- 2/24/2015 February 24, 2015
      Brian Patrick: : --- Christians kidnapped – politicians react to the Islamic State abduction as U.S. Christians take their concerns to The White House. A bishop on the frontlines of immigration hopes politics won’t keep the faithful from seeing the bigger picture – Wyatt Goolsby reports. An Indian priest is released after 8 months as a captive in Afghanistan […]
    • EWTN News Nightly - Wednesday -- 2/25/2015 February 25, 2015
      Brian Patrick: : --- Religious freedom returns to the Supreme Court – Jason Calvi reports on a young Muslim woman facing off against Abercrombie and Fitch. Britain is the first country to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three parents - Charlotte Lozier’s Dr. David Prentice shares the ethical concerns. Lawmakers heard from the families of […]
    • EWTN News Nightly - Thursday -- 2/26/2015 February 26, 2015
      Brian Patrick: : --- A group representing Christians in the Middle East calls for the U.S. to take action against persecution and we discuss the latest ISIS abduction with Council of Global Security’s Katherine Gorka. A homeless man who lived near St. Peter’s Square is now buried in a Vatican cemetery – we speak with the man who arranged it. As Americans obs […]
    • EWTN News Nightly - Friday -- 2/20/2015 February 20, 2015
      Brian Patrick: : --- Continued violence is raising doubts about the viability of a long-term cease-fire in Ukraine – Wyatt Goolsby has the story. A Coptic Orthodox leader meets his Catholic counterpart in D.C. after Christians are beheaded in Libya – Jason Calvi reports. Susanne LaFrankie shares President Obama’s economic report and Family Research Council’s […]
    • EWTN Bookmark -- 2/22/2015 February 22, 2015
      Doug Keck w/ Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand: : --- John Henry Crosby accompanies Alice Von Hildebrand in presenting her autobiography, “Memoirs of a Happy Failure,” on her life and marriage to renowned philosopher, Dietrich von Hildebrand. Hosted by Doug Keck.
  • Flickr Photos

    Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

    More Photos
  • RSS Catholic Online > U.S. News

  • RSS Catholic Answers Forums

    • Don't Refer To IS As 'Islamic,' Urges Russian Council Of Muftis March 4, 2015
      Excerpted: ---Quote--- *Don't Refer To IS As 'Islamic,' Urges Russian Council Of Muftis * http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-clerics-say-isis-not-islamic/26880321.html The international community should not use the word "Islamic" when referring to the militant group Islamic State, according to the first deputy chairman of the Counci […]
    • Gov. Scott Walker would sign 20-week abortion ban March 4, 2015
      ---Quote--- Shifting his tone to reassure social conservatives, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared Tuesday that he intends to sign a state law in the coming months that bans abortion after 20 weeks. In an open letter (http://www.sba-list.org/sites/default/files/content/shared/03.03.15_walker_open_letter_on_life.pdf) to the Susan B. Anthony List, the likely […]
    • I cannot wrap my brain around this mystery March 4, 2015
      As a parent I know that I would die to save my kids and wife. There isn't even a moment of hesitation or doubt. But the Father loves us enough to send His own Son to die for us? That is harder than to die yourself and I cannot grasp how God loves us this much. I would never send one of my children or my wife to certain death to save a even a million peo […]
    • Is Isis committing Mortal Sin? March 3, 2015
      I had a conversation in class today and Isis came up. The question was whether or not Isis is committing mortal sin. Another question was whether or not they could "justify" themselves by saying that their conscience had been "blackened" by their surroundings. If they had grown up in an atmosphere that believed that murdering someone that […]
    • News Account: "Shroud of Turin Shows the Pain Jesus Endured for Humanity, Says Speaker" March 3, 2015
      There is good reason for believing the burial shroud we have that wrapped a crucified man, was Jesus' own shroud. The shroud shows many things about Jesus physically and reveals many things too about his grim suffering and death, reports a priest who is a world authority on the shroud, studying it for 50 years. see http://catholicphilly.com/2015/03/news […]
    • When Homosexuals love eachother March 3, 2015
      Hi guys! Now as an avid listener of Catholic Radio, I've heard some good responses to this topic many times, but it never hurts to be reminded again. In a long discussion with a few of my friends the other day (one agnostic, one a sort of cafeteria Catholic, and one a protestant who didn't say all that much), they asked me why I don't think ho […]
    • Women wearing mantillas at Mass March 3, 2015
      Apologies if this is in the incorrect forum as I'm not sure where I would post this. I'm a former Pentecostal who is now on her way into the Church at this Easter Vigil so I don't know much about this subject but here goes. I am interested in the mantillas that some women wear during Mass. I was wondering if I would be able to wear one, if I w […]
    • First Communion March 3, 2015
      Hi, I am new to the Catholic Religion and traditions. I was raised Lutheran but my husband and I are raising our children Catholic. My son has his first communion coming up and I am not really sure what is proper or not proper to do for this very important step in his faith. I know what we need to for the Mass but my questions are more for the luncheon we wi […]
    • Marriage Restoration - Family March 3, 2015
      Please pray for my family and marriage. I have a 5 year old and a 15 month old. I recently found out my husband is having a long term affair with a coworker. Please pray for him to realize his wrongdoing, to work on our marriage and keep our family together. Pray that he will let God into his heart and end this affair. I pray that his job is terminated so th […]
    • Soul/Body Confusion March 3, 2015
      Hi! So if any of you are Father Mike Schmitz fans, you may have heard some of his awesome talks on the sexuality teachings of the Catholic church. Just listening to one of his talks now, he said something that got me thinking. He said that what we do with our bodies really matters, because we are our bodies as much as we are our soul, and that our bodies wil […]

Weeds and wheat growing together

Posted by prepareformass on July 14, 2008

Prepare for Mass – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Parable of the Weeds
Parable of the Weeds

Christ gave all for the his Bride, the Church, and so, it is unfailingly holy. Though the Church is made up of imperfect members, including its ministers. All of its members are in fact sinners and need to be sanctified. The weeds of sin exist in the Church mixed with the good wheat of the Gospel until the end of time (harvest time). We all have not yet acquired perfect holiness. We are works in progress. Charity is the soul of holiness to which we all are called: it “governs, shapes, and perfects all the means of sanctification” -Lumen Gentium 42.

In the Parable of the Weeds – Mt 13:24-30, the weeds and the wheat are growing together until the end of time. The presence of the weeds are a cause for great suffering for the whole Church and also a good reminder we are called to repentance and to turn to God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

We are also reminded that suffering is to be expected. After all, we already know how it’s all going to end. The good guys win. “Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. – Mt 13:43″

Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 827
Christ, ‘holy, innocent, and undefiled,’ knew nothing of sin, but came only to expiate the sins of the people. The Church, however, clasping sinners to her bosom, at once holy and always in need of purification, follows constantly the path of penance and renewal.” All members of the Church, including her ministers, must acknowledge that they are sinners. In everyone, the weeds of sin will still be mixed with the good wheat of the Gospel until the end of time. Hence the Church gathers sinners already caught up in Christ’s salvation but still on the way to holiness:

The Church is therefore holy, though having sinners in her midst, because she herself has no other life but the life of grace. If they live her life, her members are sanctified; if they move away from her life, they fall into sins and disorders that prevent the radiation of her sanctity. This is why she suffers and does penance for those offenses, of which she has the power to free her children through the blood of Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit. – Paul VI, Creedo of the People of God.

PRAYER:
Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.

About these ads

2 Responses to “Weeds and wheat growing together”

  1. suzanne said

    great site Bob God Bless you and Yours

  2. duong vat gia cao cap…

    […]Weeds and wheat growing together « Prepare for Mass[…]…

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,182 other followers

%d bloggers like this: