Oh my God, I am very sorry for all my sins,
because they displease You, who are all - good
and deserving of all my love, with Your help
I will sin no more. Amen.
When a person confesses sins with a
contrite heart to a priest and is forgiven
it can help them physiologically with guilt
if they make a firm purpose of amendment
not to keep sinning.
At the heart of Mary's message at
Fatima is conversion.
A sinner must turn from the sin and
ask for God's forgiveness and mercy.
Dear God –
Wash me of my guilt –
Cleanse me of my sins –
I acknowledge my offense
my sin before You, always.
The sinner recognizes God can take
the sin away in the priest if
they are sincere and want to turn
away from the darkness.
Dear God –
Give me peace in my heart –
Bring love abundantly into my soul –
In love I am most likened to You –
Dear God help me to be holy and
live in the truth –
Have mercy on me, do not
look at my sins, but take
away my guilt, God –
Create in me a clean heart –
Fill me with the Holy Spirit - Amen –
The priest gives absolution in confession –
God, the Father of mercies, through
the death and resurrection of His Son,
has reconciled the world to Himself
and sent the Holy Spirit among us for
the forgiveness of sins;
through the ministry of the Church
may God give us pardon and peace,
and I absolve you from your sins in
the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
The penitent says Amen at the end of
"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good"
"His mercy endures forever"
Going to confession helps us grow
The sacraments give grace –
Religion is a relationship between God
and us –
We are called by God to have friendship
with Him –
We are to have Good morals –
Morality is how we live –
We see Mary –
Mary always said "yes" to God –
We say "yes" to God
Priestly Newsletter Book II -
this Mary offers an example. Selfishness was totally foreign to
her. She did not belong to herself. She belonged to God. She was
not closed in upon herself. She was completely open to God. When
God spoke, she listened. When God pointed the way, she followed.
She realized that life is not a process a person masters by
carefully mapping out one's own self-conceived plans of
conquest, but a mystery to be gradually experienced by being
open to God's personal and loving guidance.
Selfishness, then, did not close Mary off from God's call.
Neither did fear. God asked her to assume a tremendous
responsibility. He asked her to be the Mother of Jesus. Mary did
not engage in a process of false humility and say that such a
great role was above her. She did not say that she did not have
the proper qualifications for this awesome mission. Briefly, she
did not waste time looking at herself, making pleas that she was
not worthy, telling the angel he had better go look for someone
else. No, Mary did not look at herself. Her gaze was absorbed in
God. She fully realized that whatever God asked of her, His
grace would accomplish. She fully realized that although she
herself had to cooperate, this work was much more God's than
Mary's words, then, truly sum up what is the authentic Christian
response at any point of life, in any kind of situation: "I am
the handmaid of the Lord," said Mary, "let what you have said be
done to me".
R. Bad morals are saying "no" to God.
When we say "yes" to God we are
opening ourselves to God and living
His life as He wants of us –
When we say "no" we are closing
ourselves to God –
God gives us a sharing in His life
in baptism –
He elevates our knowing and loving
We have a free will to grow in
this life or reject God –
offend God who loves us so much.
Being as God commands is not a
negative thing –
We can't see obedience to God
doing the moral thing as negative –
We are to do good!!
Christ commanded us to love –
We will be judged on if we
obeyed God and loved –
If we were good in the eyes of God.
We are to be good.
Saying "yes" to God is most important.
We say "yes" by opening up
ourselves and doing what
God wants –
We want friendship with God –
We allow ourselves to love and trust
and be good –
Faith, hope and love –
Christ is the center of our lives –
We put everything on Him –
Like betting on a horse –
We give ourselves to Him –
We love others –
He is love –
We put our whole life on Christ –
He is the treasure in the field.
Loving God and Loving others
involves obedience to God –
We love – we do not harm others
or hate them –
Love toward those we live with –
Love with those God has put
in our lives
Being Positive in helping others as
God calls us to – obedience
Charity begins at home and then it
goes out to others –
We increase our faith and love by
An exercise like learning to play tennis
is increased by using it –
Spiritual Exercises –
We need to constantly be working on
being loving like Christ –
practicing faith, hope and love
We are never satisfied with ourselves
always growing –
"I did it for Jesus, He is my best friend,
I love Him" – what I do to others
I do to Jesus – we can't want to
harm them in hatred and envy,
pride, jealousy, anger –
We are helping in the work of redemption.
R. The Mass
When we go to Mass we publically
honor God –
How would it be for a son to ignore
their Father –
God is our Father – we love Him –
we offer sacrifice –
The Mass is the sacrifice of Calvary,
sacramentaly made present –
We are to honor and love authority
and respect them –
We need God to be holy and good –
We need to know we need God –
The Blue Books are God's love letters
to us –
We love God –
We are dependent on God –
He is our friend –
In our actions we show love –
We express our love and concern –
We are brothers in Christ –
Charity begins at home –
God has made us His children, but
brothers to each other –
We need to worship God –
We can't grow indifferent to God –
forget about honor and
worship and awe of God –
God wants to transform us –
make us holy –
Jesus gives us Himself in the Eucharist.
We give ourselves with Jesus in the Mass
to the heavenly Father – Sacrifice –
an offering of ourselves.
A Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the
Let me be a holy sacrifice and unite
with God in the sacrament of His greatest love.
I want to be one in Him in this act of
love, where He gives Himself to me and I give myself as a sacrifice to Him.
Let me be a holy sacrifice as I become one with Him in this my act of
greatest love to Him.
Let me unite with Him more, that I may
more deeply love Him. May I help make reparation to His adorable Heart and
the heart of His Mother, Mary. With greatest love, I offer myself to You and
pray that You will accept my sacrifice of greatest love. I give myself to
You and unite in Your gift of Yourself to me. Come and possess my soul.
Cleanse me, strengthen me, heal me.
Dear Holy Spirit act in the heart of Mary to make me more and more like
Father, I offer this my sacrifice,
myself united to Jesus in the Holy Spirit to You. Help me to love God more
deeply in this act of my greatest love.
Give me the grace to grow in my
knowledge, love and service of You and for this to be my greatest
participation in the Mass. Give me the greatest graces to love You so deeply
in this Mass, You who are so worthy of my love.
-Mass Book, December 27, 1995
R. We give God love – adoration.
The Mass is the most perfect prayer –
Holy Communion means union with God –
union with each other
One bread – One body – One in Him –
The Eucharist unites us with Christ
We need food for our body –
We need food for our spiritual life
The Eucharist does not work automatically –
it depends on our openness to God –
our attitude toward God and others –
Love desires union – to give of itself –
God unites to us in the most intimate
When God gives love to us –
it doesn't take away from Him –
Giving love freely as God wants –
does not destroy us –
it makes us more Godly –
Jesus is truly present in His Divinity
and humanity in the Eucharist
The bread and wine become the risen Christ –
God is all powerful
Jesus calmed the storm –
Jesus healed Lazarus –
even in death –
1 Corinthians 11: 23-26
For the tradition I received from the Lord and
also handed on to you is that on the night he was betrayed, the Lord
Jesus took some bread, and after he had given thanks, he broke it,
and he said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in
remembrance of me.’ And in the same way, with the cup after supper,
saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you
drink it, do this as a memorial of me.’ Whenever you eat this bread,
then, and drink this cup, you are proclaiming the Lord’s death until
R. We take Jesus at His Word.
He gave power to the Apostles to
continue the memorial supper.
We are body and blood –
Christ gives as Himself –
Body and Blood –
Mass is the sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally
made present –
Mass is a celebration
At Baptism we dedicate ourselves to God
He promises us His love and life –
We give ourselves to God at Mass –
God gives us Himself – His love and life –
His grace –
We need to have a good attitude at Mass –
not come in and say
"God I want You to accept me,
but I'm not wanting You"
November 18, 2018
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