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The Daily Read: The Mass Readings for Saturday April 30th 2005

Saturday, April 30, 2005

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Here are the Mass Readings from the Sacred Scripture for Saturday April 30th 2005. Please take a moment and read over and meditate on the readings for today and unite yourself in prayer with the Church throughout the world. Please especially pray for the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and his intentions in your prayers. Today I ask that you pray especially for all lukewarm and fallen away Christians that the Holy Spirit may grant them zeal and fervency and fortitude to live out their Christain faith in a bold way before a hurting world in darkness. Please also pray for the conversion of those who do not know or belive in Christ that they may find His Truth, His Mercy and His Love with in His Bride The Catholic Church. Please remember my daughter and I and those in our lives in your prayers also. I also ask that you remember, over the next several days, a couple very special and very important intentions that I have placed before the Throne of Mercy and Grace. It is to Our Loving and Merciful God and His Mother that I fly to with my intercession and I humbly and obediantly submit to Divine Providence in my need. I thank you in advance for your prayers.
I have posted two very powerful prayers below my text and above the Mass Readings that you may find helpful.
May Christ Our Crucified and Risen Redeemer richly bless you all and those in your life and may Mary keep you always beneath her protective mantle of love and grace!
Omnia Pro Iesu Per Mariam!!

Ed
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Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the Universal Church, Those in my own home and within my family. Amen.

Prayer to St. Michael
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of Battle; Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke Him, we humbly pray, and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into Hell, Satan and all the other evil spirits, who prowl through the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

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April 30, 2005
Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Reading I
Acts 16:1-10


Paul reached also Derbe and Lystra
where there was a disciple named Timothy,
the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer,
but his father was a Greek.
The brothers in Lystra and Iconium spoke highly of him,
and Paul wanted him to come along with him.
On account of the Jews of that region, Paul had him circumcised,
for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
As they traveled from city to city,
they handed on to the people for observance the decisions
reached by the Apostles and presbyters in Jerusalem.
Day after day the churches grew stronger in faith
and increased in number.

They traveled through the Phrygian and Galatian territory
because they had been prevented by the Holy Spirit
from preaching the message in the province of Asia.
When they came to Mysia, they tried to go on into Bithynia,
but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them,
so they crossed through Mysia and came down to Troas.
During the night Paul had a vision.
A Macedonian stood before him and implored him with these words,
"Come over to Macedonia and help us."
When he had seen the vision,
we sought passage to Macedonia at once,
concluding that God had called us to proclaim the Good News to them.

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 5


R (2a) Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
or:
R Alleluia.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
serve the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful song.

R Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
or:
R Alleluia.
Know that the LORD is God;
he made us, his we are;
his people, the flock he tends.

R Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
or:
R Alleluia.
The LORD is good:
his kindness endures forever,
and his faithfulness, to all generations.

R Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
or:
R Alleluia.


Gospel
Jn 15:18-21


Jesus said to his disciples:
"If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own;
but because you do not belong to the world,
and I have chosen you out of the world,
the world hates you.
Remember the word I spoke to you,
‘No slave is greater than his master.'
If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.
If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
And they will do all these things to you on account of my name,
because they do not know the one who sent me."

Addition links to sites that have helped me to learn our faith and I pray will bless you also:
Click here to find a Catholic Church near you- at home or on vacation and also Mass and Confession times!!
Click here to find a Adoration Chapel near you throughout the world!!
Click here for Dives in Misericordia!!
Click here for REDEMPTOR HOMINIS!!!
Click here for FIDES ET RATIO!!!
Click here for VERITATIS SPLENDOR!!
Click here for DOMINUM ET VIVIFICANTEM!!
Click here for ECCLESIA DE EUCHARISTIA!!!
Click here to visit EWTN's wonderful site and even watch a webcast of Mass or a show and read about the Saints and the writings of the Church!!
Click here for a live 24 hour webcast of the Most Blessed Sacrament!!
Click here for a great Catholic Apologetics site from Catholic Answers!!
Click here for the online Catholic Encyclopedia where you can read the writings of the Father's of the Church and even the Summa and get answers to many questions!!
Click here for an excellent article about the Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel recommended by Pope John Paul II and it need especially in these days!!
Click here a excellent website devoted to the Most Holy Eucharist with great articles and resources to read!!





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