The Feast Day 2014

*Readings taken from Thanksgiving Day
Reading 1 SIR 50:22-24
And now, bless the God of all,
who has done wondrous things on earth;
Who fosters people’s growth from their mother’s womb,
and fashions them according to his will!
May he grant you joy of heart
and may peace abide among you;
May his goodness toward us endure in Israel
to deliver us in our days.
Responsorial Psalm PS 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
R. (see 1) I will praise your name for ever, Lord.
Every day will I bless you,
and I will praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the LORD and highly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.
R. I will praise your name for ever, Lord.
Generation after generation praises your works
and proclaims your might.
They speak of the splendor of your glorious majesty
and tell of your wondrous works.
R. I will praise your name for ever, Lord.
They discourse of the power of your terrible deeds
and declare your greatness.
They publish the fame of your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your justice.
R. I will praise your name for ever, Lord.
The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and of great kindness.
The LORD is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.
R. I will praise your name for ever, Lord.
Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
and speak of your might.
R. I will praise your name for ever, Lord
Reading 2 1 COR 1:3-9
Brothers and sisters:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I give thanks to my God always on your account
for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus,
that in him you were enriched in every way,
with all discourse and all knowledge,
as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you,
so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift
as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He will keep you firm to the end,
irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is faithful,
and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Gospel LK 17:11-19
As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem,
he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.
As he was entering a village, ten persons with leprosy met him.
They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying,
“Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!”
And when he saw them, he said,
“Go show yourselves to the priests.”
As they were going they were cleansed.
And one of them, realizing he had been healed,
returned, glorifying God in a loud voice;
and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.
He was a Samaritan.
Jesus said in reply,
“Ten were cleansed, were they not?
Where are the other nine?
Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?”
Then he said to him, “Stand up and go;
your faith has saved you.”

The feast day of St Mary of the Angels comes as a time of reminder of the evangelization. As Archbishop today mentioned, Mary is the new star of Evangelization.
That's when the question comes in, a question that always makes me doubt. "Am I ready for evangelization?" Like my usual thoughts of evangelization was to go out, spread the Gospel to everyone in words, but the life of Mother Mary made me think otherwise.
After the Annunciation, Mary had immediately left to see Elizabeth, and John the Baptist in Elizabeth's womb leapt for joy. During Jesus' life she also came by to help the couple at the wedding at Cana, and even at the foot of the cross, Jesus had told St John, then the 'representative' of the whole church, to provide a place for her. And as you can see, she never preached. This made me think of myself and the life I'm leading. I'm for sure gonna need to change my life.
Also, today has allowed me to try and change my life in the things I do. Take St Francis of Assisi as an example, he at first misunderstood the meaning of 'Rebuild My Church', but he got it in the end. The tiny chapel of St Mary of the Angels has become his place for Mary, the headquarters of his Order, the Franciscans.
Change our hearts this week, as we continue to prepare for whatever we're set to do!

Part 2: Today I was told that the Prayer of St Francis did not come from the song of 'Prayer of St Francis', but from the first verse of 'In Perfect Charity' woah. Mind Blown.

This Friday, 4 of the Friars are having their Solemn vows. Who want's to be part of it? Then come to church at 7pm 
Todays fair was fun! The drink i bough from the RCIA stall was nice, to be really honest.
Really, even though for me 'In Perfect Charity' was not complete without the 3rd verse at mass, that was the nicest part of the song... here it is:
Prayer of St Francis was also pretty nice. Those who came for 11am mass, yup I was there, I could spot only a very few of you though 


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