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".. you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church...": Mass Readings and prayer intentions 02/22/05

Monday, February 21, 2005

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Here are the Sacred Scripture readings for Holy Mass for Tuesday, February 22th, 2005. Please take some time today and meditate on the readings and unite yourself in prayer with the Holy Church throughout the world. Please pray especially today for the Holy Father and his intentions. I have provided a link here so that you may read the Lectio Divina reflections from the Congregazione Pie Discepole del Divin Maestro (The Disciples of the Divine Master) in Rome; which should help you in your meditation on Today's Mass Readings. Please remember my daughter and I and those in our lives in your prayers also , please also remember a specail intention of mine this week also (thanks!!). Please take a specail moment this week and visit Our Lord in a Blessed Sacrament Chapel near you- there are links provided at the bottom of this posting where you can find a Chapel near you- Jesus is waiting and wants to speak to you and bless you in a special way, go see what wonders await! Finally, take a moment before you leave this site and click on the banner link for Terri's fight.org and pray for this innocent women who's very life is in very real peril because she is disabled -I would also highly encourage you to watch EWTN's World Over Live's past episode which I belive you can even watch via webcast.
May Christ Our Lord richly bless you and those in your life and may Mary, Seat of Wisdom and Source of Grace, keep you all beneath her protective mantle of love and grace! May you and all those in your lives and all Christians have a Truely Holy and blessed Season of Lent!
At the bottom of this posting you can find several additional links which may assist you on your Lenten Journey. There are more links in the sidebar where I have some of my favorite links. Feel free to use the email this post feature at the bottom of this or any other posting to share the Readings and the availible links to those you know.
Omnia Pro Jesu Per Mariam!!!
Ed

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Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

Reading I
1 Pt 5:1-4


Beloved:
I exhort the presbyters among you,
as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christ
and one who has a share in the glory to be revealed.
Tend the flock of God in your midst,
overseeing not by constraint but willingly,
as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly.
Do not lord it over those assigned to you,
but be examples to the flock.
And when the chief Shepherd is revealed,
you will receive the unfading crown of glory.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6


R (1) The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
Beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
R The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
With your rod and your staff
that give me courage.
R The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes;
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
R The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come.
R The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.


Gospel
Mt 16:13-19


When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi
he asked his disciples,
"Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
They replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter said in reply,
"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah.
For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.
And so I say to you, you are Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my Church,
and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven.
Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
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Here are some other links that you may find helpful!!
Click here for the website for the Holy See (the Vatican)!!
Click here to go to the website for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops very informative website!!!
Click here to go to EWTN's wonderful website!!
Click here to find a Catholic Church near you and Mass times and times for the Sacrament of Penance!!
You may click here to be directed to a site where you can pray the Rosary Online!!!
You may click here to learn about the Divine Mercy!!!
You may click here to go to the online Perpetual Adoration Chapel with a live webcast!!!
You may click here to read several homilies by a wonderful Catholic Priest here in Minnesota
You may click here to find a Perpetual Adoration Chapel near you throughout the US and Canada!!!
You can click here to find a Adoration Chapel in all other parts of our world!!!
You can click here to find the readings and prayers for the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours) and many prayers for today!!!
Click on this link to read selected writings of Saint JoseMaria Escriva dealing with life "To Jesus through Mary"
Click here to read about St. Louis Marie de Monfort's Total Concecration to Jesus through Mary..this is a neat site to go to!!
You can click here to view the Holy Father's prayer intentions for the year and find out more information about the wonderful apostolate of the Apostleship of Prayer (the the U.S.) their site has many great links and wonderful prayer suggestions..please unite yourself in prayer with so many others throughout the world and please support this great holy effort with your prayers and good works!!
Click here for a wonderful Catholic Apologetics site!!!
Click her to go to ECCLESIA TRIUMPHANS CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS website!!
Click here to go to Envoy Magazine's website..this is a great magazine!!
Click here to go to yet another great Catholic apologetics site ("Corunum Apologetic Website")...my thanks to the people who put this together on the web!!
Click here to go to more information on the Examination of Conscience!!
Click here for a excellent article about the Examination of Conscience!!
Click here for a excellent resource for Catholic Sacramentals and Holy Land imports by a wonderful devout Catholic family apostolate..please check them out and support their apostolate!!
Click here to submit a prayer to the St. Jude Prayer Line!!!(remember us in your prayers too please!)
Click here to link to The Institute of Carmelite Studies which has great resources!!!
Click here to go to the website dedicated to the Holy Doctors of the Catholic Church...a very informative site you need to check out!!
Click her to go to the SEVEN JOYS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY:Franciscan Crown!!!
Click here to go to the SEVEN SORROWS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: Servite Chaplet!!
Click here to go to the LENTEN COMPANION: Illustrated Online Stations of the Cross!!!
Click here to view the Saints for Tuesday, February 22th!!
Click here to view The Decree on the Indulgence for the Year of the Eucharist!!
Click here to view: "RECONCILIATIO ET PAENITENTIA" (On Reconciliation And Penance)by His Holiness Pope John Paul II
Click here to view "REPENT AND BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL" by His Holiness Pope John Paul II
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