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St. Peter, the Apostle of Jesus Christ

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on June 29, 2014

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Simon Peter (brother of Andrew)

He was active in bringing people to Jesus – Bible writer

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St. Peter, the Apostle of Jesus Christ – Icon

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Sleehakkalam 4th Sunday, Malayalam Homily by Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on June 28, 2014

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Sleehakkalam 4th Sunday

Syro-Malabar Malayalam Sunday Homily (Video)

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Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu MCBS

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Sleehakkalam 4th Sunday, Emmaus Vachanadooth

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on June 28, 2014

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Sleehakkalam 4th Sunday

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Saints Peter & Paul, Gospel Reflection with Fr Bill Grimm, 2014 June 29

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on June 27, 2014

We do not know, we never know, what the future will bring. What we do know is that God’s love is real and that as Christians we are sent into the world to proclaim that good news.

Peter and Paul

Matthew 16:13-19

 

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of man is?’

14 And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’

15 ‘But you,’ he said, ‘who do you say I am?’

16 Then Simon Peter spoke up and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’

17 Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a blessed man! Because it was no human agency that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven.

18 So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my community. And the gates of the underworld can never overpower it.

19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven: whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.’

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Sleehakkalam 3rd Sunday, MCBS Vachanadooth

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on June 21, 2014

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Sleehakkalam 3rd Sunday

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Catholic Prayers and Basic Catechism

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on June 21, 2014

Catholic Prayers and Basic Catechism

 

Opening Prayers

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and, of the Holy Spirit, Amen

Our Father

Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven Give us today our daily bread and forgive use our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Do not lead us to the temptation, but deliver us from all evil. Amen

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you, blessed are youAmong women & blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus, Holy Mary mother of god, pray for us sinners, now and the hour of our death Amen

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall world without end. Amen.

Morning Prayer

O my God, I offer you above all my thoughts, words,actions,and sufferings; and I beseech you to give me your grace may not offend you this day but may faithfully serve you and do your holy will in all things. I desire to gain all the indulgences that I can.

The Angelus

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary and she conceived by the Holy Spirit Hail Mary…. Beho1d the hand maid of the Lord, Be it done unto me according to your Word. Hail Mary… And the word was made flesh, And dwe1t among us Hail Mary…. V: Pray for us O Holy Mother Of God R:That we may be Made worthy of the promises of Christ

Let us Pray:

Pour fourth, we beseech you O Lord, your grace into our hearts,That we may, to whom the incarnation of Christ your Son,was Made known by the message of an Angel, may by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of his resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen Queen of Heaven Rejoice Queen of Heaven, rejoice,Alleluia. For he whom you did merit to bear,Alleluia Has risen as he said, Alleluia Prayforusto god, A1leluia Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia For the Lord is risen indeed,Alleluia

Let uspray:

O God, you deigned to give joy to the world through the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech you that through his mother the Virgin Mary we may obtain the joys of everlasting life through the same Christ O Lord. Amen

An act of Faith

O my God, I firmly believe in all that Your Holy Catholic Church approves and teaches, since it is you, O infallible truth, who has Revealed it to your church

An act of Hope

O my God, with firm confidence I hope in you that Thou will grant me through the merits of Jesus Christ, the assistance of your Grace and after keeping your Commandments, will bestowon me life everlasting, according to your promises, who are almighty and whose word is truth

AnactofLove

O my God, Have you with my whole heart, with my wholesoul, with all my strength and above all things because you areinfinitely good and worthy ofbeing loved, therefore,.For the loveofyou,I1ove my neighboras myself

I Believe

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,Creatorof Heaven and earth, Ibelieve in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, who wasConceivedby the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the VirginMary, suffered underPontius Pilate, was crucified,died and wasburied. He descended into the dead, on the third day he roseagain, He ascended into Heaven and is seatedat the Right Handof the father. From there, He shall come again tojudge the livingand thedead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of thebody and life everlasting. Amen.

Night Prayer

O,my God, I thank you for a11 the benefits which I have everreceived from you, and especially this day give me the Light to seewhat sins I have committed, grant me grace to be truly sorryfor them.

Pray for daily Neglects

Eternal father, I offer thee the sacred heart of Jesus, with all its love, Sufferings & merits 1. My life To expiate all the sins I have committed this day & during my life Glory be to the Father… 2. To purifythe good I have done badly this day and during all my life Glory be to the Father… 3. To supply for the good I ought tohave doneand that IhaveNeglectedthis day and during all my life. Glory be to the Father…

An act of contrition

0 my God,I am sorry and beg pardon for all my sins, anddetest them above all things, because they deserve your dreadfulpunishment, because they havecrucified my lovingSavior JesusChrist andmost of all, because they haveoffended thineinfinitegoodness. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace, never tooffend you again and carefully to avoid the occasions of Sin

I confess

I confess to almighty god, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, toBlessed Micheal the Archangel , to Blessed John the Baptist, to the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul , and to all the Saints, that I havesinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed through my fault,through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech thee O Blessed Virgin Mary, Blessed Michael the Archangel, to Blessed John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter andPaul, and to all the Saints, to pray for me to the Lord our God. Amen.

On going to bed

0 my God, receive my soul, in the name of our Lord JesusChrist crucified. I lay down to rest. Bless me O Lord, and defendme; preserve me from a sudden and unprovided death and fromall dangers and bring me to life everlasting with you. Amen.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Jesus, Mary and Joseph I give you my heart and my soul. Jesus, Mary and Joseph assist me in my last agony. Jesus, and Joseph may I breathe forth my soul in peacewith you.

OCCASION AL PRAYERS

Grace before meals

Bless us, 0 Lord, and these your gifts which we are about toreceive from your goodness, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Grace after meals

We give you thanks, Almighty God, for all your benefits, wholives and reigns forever. Amen.

Before work or study

Grant, webeseech Thee, O Lord, that our actions with Thyholy inspirations, be carried on with Thy gracious assistance, thatevery prayer and work of ours may always begin by Thee,andthough Thee be happily ended. Through Christ our Lord Amen.

After work orstudy

We fly to thy patronage, O Holy Mother of God; despise notour petitions in our necessities, but deliver usfrom all dangers, ever glorious andB1essedVirgin.. Hail Mary..

In any tribulation

All-powerful andmerciful Father, refreshment of the weary,comfort in sorrow, strength in our weakness, hear the prayer whichwe sinners make to you: save and sustain us in our present need,and help us to face the future with courage. Through Christ ourLord, Amen.

In temptation and affliction

O God, whorestored the wicked to justice, and desires notthe death of the sinner: We humbly beseech Thy majesty, that byThyheavenly aid and constant protection, Thou Wouldst graciously defend Thy servants who trust in Thy mercy; that theymay serve Thee always and never be separated from Thee by any Temptations.Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

To Saint Joseph

God our Father, you chose Saint Joseph as the husbandofMary, the Mother of your Son.May he who caredfor your Son here on earth, continue tocare for us from yourhome in heaven. Through Christ our Lord.Amen.

To Saints Peter and Paul

Lord our God, in the preaching of the holy Apostles Peter andPaul you gave to your Church the beginning of Christian faith.Through their intercession come to our aid and guide us intheway of eternal salvation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

For The Church

Father, in the new covenant instituted by Christ your Son, yougather your people in the unity of your Spirit from all the nations oftheearth. Keep your Church faithful to her mission as a leaven inthe world, renewing all people in Christ and transforming theminto your own family. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

For The Pope

Father, as successor to the Apostle Peter you have chosenyour servant (N.) to be the vicar of Christ on earth and shepherdof the whole flock. May he strengthenhis brothers, and may thewhole Church be in communion with him in the bond of unity, loveand peace, that all men may receive from you, the shepherd andbishop of their souls, truthand eternal life. Through Christ ourLord. Amen.

For the missions

God of truth, Father Son, and Holy Spirit, hear our prayer forthose who do not know you, that your name may be praisedamong all peoples of the world. Sustain and inspire your servantswho bring them the Gospel. Bring fresh vigor to wavering faith;sustain our faith when it is still fragile. Renew our missionary zeal. Make us witnesses to your goodness, full of love, of strength andof faith, for your glory and for the salvation of the world. Amen

Prayer of engaged couples

Father, in my heart love has come alive for a person you made,and whom you too know and love. It was you who brought me tomeet her (him);and come to know her (him), as once, in paradiseyou brought Eve and Adam together so that man should not remain alone. I want to thank you for this gift. It fills me with pro- found joy. It makes me like you, who are love itself, and bringsme to understand the Value of the life you have given me. Help menot to squander the riches you have stored in my heart. Teach methat love is a gift that must not be suffocated by selfishness; thatis pure and strong and must not be soiled or corrupted; that love is fruitful and should, even now, open up a new lifefor myself and the person who has chosen me. Loving Father, Ipray for the person who is thinking of me and waiting for me, andwho has placed in me complete trust for the future; I pray for thisperson who will walk along the path of life with me; help us to beworthy of one another and to be an encouragement and exampleto one another. Fill us with your Holy Spirit. Help us to preparefor marriage, for its grandeur and for its responsibilities, so thatthe lovewhich fills us bodyand spirit may rule our lives or ever more. Jesus be with us always. Mary, our heavenly mother prayfor us. Amen.

Prayers of married people

Father, all-powerful and eternal God, we give you thanks andbless your holy name; You created mankind as man and womanand blessed their union, making them a help and support for eachother. Remember us today. Look kindly on us and grant’ that ourlove may be completely unselfish, a gift like that of Christ to hisChurch. May we live many years together in joyand peace, andmay we always give you heartfelt praise through your Son and inthe Holy Spirit. Amen.

Prayer asking for a child

God our father, all parenthood comes from you. Allow us toshare in that power which is yours alone, and let us see in thechild you send us a living sign of your presence in our home. Blessour love and make it fruitful so that a new voice may join ours inpraise of you, a new heart love you, and a new life bear witnessto you. Amen.

Expecting a child

Father, we thank you for your marvelous gift; you have allowed us to share in your divine parenthood. During this time ofwaiting, we ask you to protect and nurture these first mysteriousstirrings of life. May our child come safely in to the light of theworld and to the new birth of baptism. Mother of God, we entrust our child to your loving heart. Amen.

For the children’s future

Lord, help our children to know the road you have chosen forthem; may they give you glory and attain salvation. Sustain themwith your strength, and let them not be satisfied with easy goals.Enlighten us, their parents,that we may help them to recognizetheir calling in life and respond to it generously. May we put noobstacle in the way of your inner guidance. Amen.

Children’s prayer for their parents

Father, it is your commandment that we should honor ourfather and mother; hear the prayers we offer you for them. Grantthem many years on earth and keep them in health of mind andbody. Bless their work and all they do. Give themback a hundred-fold whatever they have done for me. Inspire them withyour love and help them to fulfill your holy law. One day, may I betheir comfort and support, so that having enjoyed their affectionon earth I may have the joy of being with them forever in yourhome in heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of a father or mother

Father of mankind, youhave given me these children, andentrusted them to my charge, tobring ‘them up for you and prepare them for everlasting life. Helpme with your heavenly graceto fulfill this sacred duty. Teach me what to give, and what to do withhold; when to reprove and when to forbear. Make me gentle,yet firm; considerate and watchful. Through Christ our Lord.Amen…

For a child going to school

God our Savior, you sat among the teachers of the law, listening to them and questioning them.” We entrust our child to youwhile he (she) is at school. Fill him (her) with the spirit of wisdom;open his (her) mindso that he (she)’ may learn the knowledgenecessary for this life and for the life to come. Help him (her) in all he (she) has to do.” Give him (her) perseverance and strength; make him’ (her) responsive and hard-working You are the way,the truth and the life; do not let him (her) beled astray from theright path by false teaching. May he (she) grow like you, LordJesus, in age in wisdom, and in grace before God and men. Amen.

For relatives and friends

God our “Father, look kindly on our relatives and friends. Bythe power of your Holy Spirit, pour out on them the gifts of yourlove. Give them health of mind and body, thatthey may love youwith all their heart and do your will in all things. through Christour Lord. Amen

For young people

We commend all young people to you, Lord; children, teenagers and students, engaged and newly married couples, and youngparents. Grant them health, wisdom, the joy of living in yourpresence; and grant those who care for them; their leaders, andCounselor’s, your spirit of understanding and love. Through ChristOur Lord. Amen.

AStudent’sPrayer

Abba Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, I praise you, I thankyou and I worship you. Lord Jesus Ithank for all the blessingsyou have given me. I surrender my intellect, my mind, memory into your hand. Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, send the Holy Spirit upon me. Oh! Holy Spirit, come into my heart, comeinto my mind, come into my intellect to enlighten me so that I maystudy well. Holy Spirit, my helper, fill me with your wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Spirit of Jesus, give me good memoryso that I might be able to understand and remember what I amgoing to study now. Oh Holy Spirit, I need you, come into me.Thank you Father, thank you Jesus, Thank you Holy Spirit. (OneOur Father, One Hail Mary & One Glory be)

A Teacher ’S prayer

You, O Lord are my strength, my patience, my light and mycounsel. For my own conduct and for that of my pupils, grant methe spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel andfortitude, the spirit of knowledge and piety, the spirit of holy fearof you, and an ardent zeal to procure your glory. I unite my laborsto those of Jesus Christ, and beg the most blessed Virgin, St. Joseph, the Guardian Angels and St. John De La Salle to protect and guide me in this holy work.

A Nurse’s prayer

O my God l am about to begin the day’s work, Teach me toreceive the sick in your name. Give to my efforts success, sweetJesus,for the glory of your holy name. It is your work; withoutyou I cannot succeed; Grant that the sick whom you have placedin my care may be abundantly blessed; and not one of them belost because of anything that is lacking in me. Help me to overcome every temporal weakness and strengthen in me whatevermay enable me to bring the sunshine of joy to the lives that aregathered round me day by day. Make me beautiful within for the sake of your sick ones and of those who will be influenced bymen Amen.

A Driver’s prayer

O Lord make me a careful and watchful driver, so that I maynot cause death or pain through any neglect of mine. Protect allwho are with me in my car, that no harm come to them. Helpme to enjoy the beauty of your creation and to be thoughtful toothers at all times. O Lord Jesus Christ, be with me on my journey and bring mehome in peace; at the end of life meet me and welcome me to mytrue home with you in heaven.

For those who are suffering

Father, you are the unfailing refuge of those who suffer. Bringpeace and comfort to the sick and the infirm, to the aged and thedying. Give all those who look after them knowledge, patience,and compassion Inspire them with actions which will bring reliefwords which will enlighten,and love which will bring comfort. We commend to you the disheartened; the rebellious, those torn bytemptation or tormented by desire, and those wounded or abusedby, the ill will of men; Lord, pour out on us your spirit of love,understanding and sacrifice, may we then give effective help tothe suffering we meet on our way. Help us to answer their cry, for it is our own. Amen.

For the Sick.

Father, your only Son took upon himself the sufferings andweakness of all mankind; through his passion cross he taughtus how good can be brought out of suffering. Look upon ourbrothers and sisters who are ill. In the midst of illness and pain,may they be united with Christ, who heals both body and soul;may they know the consolation promised to those who suffer andbe fully restored to health. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the dying

Powerfu1 and merciful Father; in the death of Christ youhave opened a gateway to eternal life. Look Kindly on our brother(sister), who is suffering his (her) last agony. United to thepassion and death of your Son, and saved by the blood he shed,may he (she) come before you with confidence.Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the aged

Eternal Father, unchanged down the changing years, be near tothose who are aged. Even though their bodies weaken, grant thattheir spirit may be strong; may they bear weariness and afflictionwithpatience and, at the end, meet death with serenity. ThroughChristourLord.Amen

Prayer for a journey

Lord, you fill every place with your presence: be with me onthis journey. Help me reach my destination andbring me homesafely and in goodhealth. May my journey bring joy and encouragement to all I meet, a message of hope and a witness to theChristian life. Amen

Prayer for purity

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give and consecrate my entire selfto you; mind, heart and body. Guard and defend me always fromevery sin. May my mind be uplifted to heavenly things. May myheart love God ever more. May I avoid every evil occasion. Keepme near you, so that I may keep a close watch over my internal and external ‘senses; In heaven may I jointhe company ofthepure forever. Amen.

Prayer for Vocation

O my Jesus, I thank you for the gift oflife you have given me.I praise you for your guidance. I worship you foryour continuedprotection. I surrender my whole life into your hands. 0 Lord,your servant Samuel prayed, “SpeakLord your servant hears.” Itoo eagerly waitto hear your call. You called Abraham, the fatherof all the believers,to be a blessing for the whole world. Lord,give me the grace to discern the way of life to which you havecalled me. Lord, bless me to give first place in my life for you andto do yourwill with sincerity and commitment every moment ofmy life. Lord, anoint me with your Holy Spirit to surrender mybody; soul and mind into your hands.Oh! my mother,you surrendered your life before the Lord whenyou said,behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to thy word”. My mother; pray for me to Jesus to discern His will in my life; Amen. (One Our Father, One Hail MaryOne Glorybe)

For Peace

“Father, ‘those who work for ‘peace are called your sons. May we never tire in working for that justice which alone guarantees true and lasting peace, Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

For our country

Lord God, you guide the universe with wisdom and love. Hearthe prayer we make to you for our country: through the honesty ofour citizens and the wisdom of those who govern may concord And justice flourish, and real progress in peace be achieved. ‘Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

For civil authorities

Almighty and ever-living God, ‘in whose hand are the rightsand hopes of every man, look graciously on thosewho govern,that, lasting peace, they may promote Social progress and religious freedom for all the nations of the earth. Through Christ ourLord. Amen.

For those who do us harm

Lord God, it is your will that we shouldlove even those whospeak or act against us. Help us to observe the commandments ofthe new law, returning good for evil and learning to forgive as your Son forgave those who persecuted him. Through the same Christour Lord. Amen.

Prayer to St. Jude Thaddeus

Patron of Desperate Cases

O glorious Apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus, true relative of Jesusand Mary! “Pray for me who am so miserable; make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege accorded to you to bringvisible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of.Cometo my assistance that I may receive the consolations and succor of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly this my present great need ….(here make your request).Grant that I may bless God with you and all the elect forever. Amen

Prayer to St. Anthony

O Holy St.Anthony,the gentlest and kindest of all saints, yourBurning love of God, your exalted virtues and your great charityTowardsyour fellow creatures make you worthy, when on “earth to possess miraculous powers such as were given tono othersaint. To the sick you gave back health, you restored what waslost, and the sorrow stricken were theobjects of your tenderCompassion Encouraged bythis thought, and convinced of the efficacy ofyour holy intercession, we kneel before your holy image,and fullof confidence, we implore you to obtain for us the favor that wenowneed (here mention your request)O gentle and loving SaintAnthony, you whoseheart was ever full Ofhuman sympathy, whisper our prayer into the ears ofthe InfantJesus,who loved to linger inyour arms. Oneword fromyou andour prayer will be granted. Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make an instrument of your peace Where there is hatred, let me sow love Wherethereis injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light And wherethereissadness, joy Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek Tobeconsoled,astoconsole To be understood, astounderstand Tobeloved,astolove Foritisin givingthatwereceive It is in pardoning that we are pardoned and it is dying that we are Born to eternal life

Prayer for Priests

Keep themlpray Thee, dearest Lord, Keep them, for they are thine- Thypriests whose lives burn out before Thy consecrated shrine Keep them, for they are in the world Though fromtheworldapart When earthly pleasures tempt, allure SheltertheminThyheart. Keep them, and comfort them in hours Of loneliness andpain, When all their life of sacrifice For souls seems butin vain. Keep them, and remember, 0 Lord, They have no one but Thee, Yet they have only human heart, With human frailty Keep them as spotless as the Host Thatdaily they caress; Iheir every thought and word and deed, Design, dearest Lord, to bless. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be Queen of the Clergy, Pray for them.

Prayer for the dead.

Outof the depths I cry to you, O Lord, Lordhear my Voice! O let your ears be attentive To the voice of my pleading. If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt, Lord, who would survive? But with you is found forgiveness: For this werevere you. My soul is waiting for theLord, I count on his Word. My soul is longing for theLord More than a watchman for daybreak. Because with the Lord there is mercy And fullness of redemption Israel indeed he will redeem From allitsiniquity Eternal rest grant unto them, 0 Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them. May they rest in peace Amen O Lord,hear my prayerand let my crycome into you O God, the creator and redeemerofallthefaithful,granttothesoulsof yourdeparted servants the remission fall their sins, that through our prayersthey may obtain that pardon which they have always desired. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to Christ the king

(A plenary indulgence once a day) O Christ. Jesus, I acknowledge Thee King of the universe. Allthat has been created has been madefor Thee. Exercise upon meall Thyrights. I renew my baptismal promises renouncing Satan andall hisworks and pomps. IPromise to live a” good Christian life, and to do all in my powerto procure the triumph of the rights of God and Thy Church. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer Thee my poor actions in order toobtain that all hearts may acknowledge Thy sacred royalty, andthat thus the reign of Thy peace may be establish throughout the universe. Amen.

Pray to the infant jesus

Dear Infant Jesus in the Manger, by virtue of Your Holy Name,I beg of You to grant my petition. Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son ofGod was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at mid night inBethlehem, in piercing cold. For merits of that hour, Vouchsafe, O my God, to hear prayerand grant my desires, throughthe merits of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, and of his, Blessed Mother. Amen InfantJesus,ItrustinYou!.

PrayertoGuardianAngel

Angel of Godmy guardian dear to whom God’s love commitsme near ever this day be at my side to watch and guard to ruleand guide Amen.

The Holy Rosary

The Holy Rosary is made up of two things: mental prayer andvocal prayer._ In the Holy Rosary mental prayer is none other thanmeditation of thechief mysteries of the life, death and glory ofJesus” Christ and of His Blessed Mother. Vocal prayerconsists insaying twenty decades of the Hail Mary, eachdecade headed byan Our Father, while at the same time meditating on and contemplating thetwenty ‘principal Virtues, which Jesus and practiced in the twenty mysteries of the Holy Rosary. In the first five decadeswe must honor the five JoyousMysteries and meditateon them; in the second five, Luminous Mysteries and in the third group of five,the Sorrowful Mysteries and in the fourth group, the Glorious Mysteries. So the Rosary is ablessed blending of mental and vocal prayer by which we honorand learn to imitate the mysteries and the virtues of the life ,death, passion & glory of Jesus &Mary

How to pray the Rosary

On the crucifix : Make the sign of the cross & say apostles creed First Beads : Say Our Father Next 3 Beads : Say three Hail Mary then Glory be… Next Single bead : Announce the first mystery, then say the Our Father Then : Say 10 Hail Mary while meditating on the mystery then glorybe Next Big bead :Announce the second mystery then say the Our Father &repeat the same prayers in the same manner‘ (You can add the prayerO My Jesus forgive us oursins, save usfrom the fire,s of hell & lead all souls into heaven; especiallythose who are inmost need of thy mercy. after the glory be to the fatherafter each mystery)

Joyful Mysteries

  1. Annunciation 2.Visitation 3.Birth ofOur Lord. 4.Presentation of ourLord 5.FindingoftheLordintheTempIe

Luminous Mysteries

1.The Baptism of our Lord in the river jordan. 2.The wedding at cana, when Christ manifested Himself. 3. The proclamation of the Kingdom ofGod 4. The transfiguration ofour Lord.. 5.The Last Supper, when our Lord gave us the Holy Eucharist.

Sorrowful Mysteries

1.AgonyofourLord 2.Scourgingat the pillar 3.Crowningwiththorns 4. Jesus carries his Cross. 5.Crucifixion ofour Lord.

Glorious Mysteries

1.Resurrection 2.Ascension 3.DescentoftheHo1ySpirit 4.Assumption ofour Blessed Mother 5.Coronation ofourBlessed Mother. Ant : We fly to yourpatronage, O Holy Mother of God, despisenot our petitions in our necessities but deliver us always from alldangers, OGlorious andBlessed Virgin Many.

TheLitanyofourLady

Lordhave mercy on us – Lord have mercy on us Christ have Mercy on us_- Christ have Mercyon us Lord have mercy on us -Lord have mercy on us Christ hearus – Christ Graciously hear us Godthe Father of Heaven -Have mercy on us God the Son redeemer of the world – Have mercy.. God the Holy Spirit – Have mercy… Holy Trinity OneGod-Have mercy… HolyMary – pray for us Holy Mother of God Holy Virgin of Virgins Mother of Christ Mother of DivineGrace Mother most pure Mother most chaste Mother inviolate Mother undefiled Mother most amiable Mother most admirable Mother of Good Counsel Mother of our Creator Mother of our Savior Motherofthe Church Virgin mostprudent Virgin most renowned Virgin most powerful Virgin mostmerciful Virgin mostfaithful Minor of justice Seat of wisdom Causeofourjoy Spiritualvessel Vessel of honor Singular vesselofdevotion Mystical rose Tower of David Tower of ivory House of gold Ark of Covenant` Gate of Heaven Morningstar Health of sick Refuge of sinners Comforter of the afflicted Help of Christians Queen of Ange1s Queen of Patriarchs Queen of Prophets Queen of Apostles Queen of Martyrs Queen of Confessors Queen of allsaints’ Queen conceived without original sin Queen assumedintoheaven Queen of the mostHo1yRosary QueenofPeace Lamb ofGod whotakesawaythe sins ofthe world SpareusOLord Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World Graciouslyhear us OLord Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” Grantus Peace. Defend, we beseech O lord by the intercession of Blessed Mary, ever virgin this our family from a11 adversity and being merciful protect as from the snares of the enemy through Christ O Lord

The Hail Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope! To you do cry poor banished children ofEve; to you do we. send up our sighs, and mourning & weeping inthis vale of tears, turn then O most gracious advocate,your eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us theBlessed fruit ofyour womb, Jesus. O clement, O Loving,O SweetVirgin Mary

The Memorare

Remember, O mostgracious Virgin that neverwas it known to anyone who fled to your protection, implored your helporsought your Intercession was left unaided, Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto you, 0 Virgin of Virgins, our Mother, to youdo we come, before you we kneel, sinful and sorrowful..O motherof Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy. Hearandanswerus.Amen

Act of consecration to The Immaculate Heart of Mary

I (Name) a faithless sinner renew and ratifytoday in thy hands,O Immaculate Mother, the vows ofmy Baptism; I renounceforever satan, his pomps and works; andgive myselfentirely to Jesus Christ, the incarnate wisdom, to carry my cross after him all thedays of my life, and to be more faithful to Himall the daysof mylife, and to bemore faithful to Him than I have ever been before. In the presence of all the Heavenly court l choose thee this day,For my mother and mistress. I deliver and consecrate tothee, asThy slave,my bodyand soul, my goods, both interiorand exterior,and even theva1ue of my good actions, past; present and future;leaving tothee theentire and full right of disposing of me, and allthat belongs to me; without exception according to thy pleasure, forthe greater glory of God, in time and eternity. Amen

Prayer for confession

O most merciful God,I most humbly thank Thee for all Thymercies unto me. It is because of Thy great mercy that I have notfallen into greater and more grievous sins than those which I havecommitted, and that I have not been cut off & cast into hell. O Grant me, I beseech Thee, perfect contrition for my sins,ThatI may detest them with the deepest sorrowof heartSendforth Thy light into my soul, and discover to meall those sinswhichI ought to confessatthis time O Most gracious Virgin Mary, beloved Mother of Jesus Christ,Redeemer Intercede for me with him, Obtain for me remission of my sins and perfect amendment of life. Now try to out your sins, and if they are mortal, how oftenYou have committed -them.

Prayer for Repentance

O Lord, in your great goodness and mercy you promise forgiveness and sa1vation to those who repent of their sin againstyou. You, Lord, are the God of righteous people. But for sinnerslike me you have made repentance possible. I have committedmore sins than there are grains of sand along the seashore; Theyare so many, Lord, they are so many. If have done so much that iswrong that l am not worthy to turn my face towards heaven. I am crushed beneath the weight of my sin; I am bowed down by itsheavy iron chain. I can find no relief, for I have made you angry. Ihave set up idols everywhere; I have done what you hate. Butnow I bow in deep humility, praying for your mercy. Lord, I have sinned; I confess the wicked things I have done I beg you, Lord, I earnestly pray: forgive me, forgive me; Do notdestroy me because of my sins; do not be angrywith me foreveror store up punishment for me. Do not condemn me to the worldof the dead, for you, O Lord, forgive those who repent. Show meall your mercy and kindness and save me, even though I do notdeserve it. Then I will go on praising you as long as I live. All theheavenly powers sing your praises, and your glory endures forever.Amen

After Confession

O Almighty and most merciful God, who, accordingto themultitude of Thy tender mercies, has been pleased once more toreceive me, afterso many times going astray. From Thee, and to admit me to thissacrament of forgiveness,Igive Thee thanks with all The powers of my soul for this and all other mercies, gracesand blessings bestowed on me. Let nothing in life or death everseparate me from Thee. I renounce with my whole soul all the sins of my past life. I renew my promises made in baptism, and fromthe moment I give myself entirely to Thy love and service. I begThy blessing on these my resolutions, for O Lord, without Thee Iam nothing but misery and sin. Supply also by Thy mercy what so ever defects have been in this my confession, and give me graceto, be now and always, a true penitent. Through Jesus Christ Thy Son.Amen. Mary, Mother of God, be a Mother to me

Prayers after Communion – Soul of Christ

Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, run through my veins Water flowing from the side of Christ, wash me Passion of Christ, strengthen me OgoodJesus,hearme Within Thy wounds hide me, Let me not to be separated from Thee Fromthe evil enemy defend me At the hour of death call me And bid me come to thee That with thy saints, I may Praise thee For all eternity.Amen

Prayer Before The Crucifix

Behold, Okind and most sweet Jesus, I cast myself onmyknees in thy sight, and with the most fervent desire of my soul, Ipray andbeseech thee, that Thou would impress upon my heart lively sentimentsof faith, hope and charity. With true repentancefor my sins and a firm desireof amendment, while with deep affection and grief of soul I ponder within myself and mentally con- template Thy five most precious wounds having before my eyesthat which Davidthe prophet spoke of thee,O Good Jesus. Theyhave pierced my hands and my feet, they have numbered all my bones.Say One Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be

Radiating Christ

Dear Jesus help me to spread your fragrance everywhere I go.Fill my soul with yourspirit and life. Penetrate and possessmyWhole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance ofyours. Shine through me, and be so in me, that every soul I comein contact with may feel your presence in my soul. Let them lookup and see no longer me, but only Jesus.Stay with me, and then I shall begin to shine as You shine, tobea light to others. The Light, O Jesus will all be from you. None ofit will be mine: it will be you shining on others through me, let methus praise you in the way you love best, by shining on thosearound me. Let me preach you without preaching, not by words,but my example by the catching force, the sympathetic influenceof what I do, -the evident fullness of the love my heartbears to you.Amen.

Imitating Christ

Teach me, my Lord, to be serene and gentle in all the eventsofmy life, in disappointments, in the thoughtlessness of others. In theinsincerity of those I trusted, in allthe unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied. Let me put myself aside, to think of the happiness of others; tohide mylittle pains and heartaches, so that Imay be the only oneto suffer from them. Teach me to profit by the suffering that comes across my path,let me so use it, that it may make me patient, not irritable, that itmay make me broad in my forgiveness, not narrow, haughty and Overbearing. May no one be less good for having come within my influence no one less pure, less true, less kind, less noble having been afellow traveller on our journey towards eternal life. Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look downupon us I humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are thine andthine we wish to be; but to be more surely united with thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to thy mostSacredHeart.Many indeed have never known thee; many too, despising thyprecepts, have rejected thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to thy Sacred Heart.Be thou King, 0 Lord, not only of the faithful who havenever Forsaken thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned thee; grant that they may quickly return to their Father ’shouse, lest they die of wretchednessand hunger.Be thou King of those who are deceived byerroneous opinions or whom discord keeps aloof,and call themback to the, harbour of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be butOne flock and one Shepherd. Grant, O Lord, to thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and makethe earth resound from pole to pole with one cry : “Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and honorfor ever. Amen.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

On an ordinal pair of Rosary beads, begin with one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and I Believe in God…. Then on’ each of the Our Father beads, as you begin each decade say,”Eternal father, I offer you the body & bloodSoul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, our lordJesus Christ, inatonement for your sins andthose of the whole world. Then oneachHail Mary bead say, “For the sake of his sorrowful passionhave mercy on us& on the whole world.” Concludewith HolyGod, HolyMightyOne, Holy immortal one Havemercy onusand on the whole world (Three times) (This will continue until each all 5 decades have been completed)

The Miracle Prayer

Lord Jesus, I come before you, just as I am, I am sorry for myI sins, I repent for my sins, please forgive me. In your name I forgive all others for what they have done against me, I renounce.satan, the evil spirit and all their works. I give you my entire self,Lord Jesus, now and forever, I invite you into my life Jesus Iaccept you as may Lord; God and Savior, Heal me, change me,strengthen me in Body, soul and spirit.Come Lord Jesus, cover me with your precious Blood, and fillme with your Holy Spirit, I love You Lord Jesus. I praise YouJesus, I thank you Jesus I shall follow You every day of my life. Amen.Blessed Virgin Mary help me. Amen. (Continue praising for 3 minutes)

Prayer of Salvation

Lord Jesus, come into my heart. l desire that yoube the Lordof my life, so that Imay be a child of the light to know you as mypersonal savior, for I know and believe thatyoudied onthecross for my sins. You rose again from the dead on the third dayand you are coming again in glory. I believe in your forgivenessand I desire that you help me refrain from any temptations thatwould keep me separated from your everlasting love. Come Lord Jesus, cover me with your precious Blood, and fillme with your Holy Spirit, I love You Lord Jesus. I Praise YouJesus, I thank You Jesus I shall follow youevery day of my life. Amen. Blessed Virgin Mary Help me Amen. (Continue praising for 3 minutes)

Prayer to make Jesus Your Personal Friend

Lord Jesus Christ, son of the Living God, I know that you cameinto the world to die on the Cross and save me from my sins. Iwant to change my life I want to commit my heart, mind and soulto you. I want to inviteyou into my life right now. I want you to bemy best friend and savior, the Lord of my Life. Come Lord Jesusinto my heart. Clean the garbage out of my life, fill me with yourHoly spirit. Wash me, cleanse me and turn my life around, so that I can live for you alone.

Prayer for Protection through the Precious blood of Jesus

Lord Jesus, by faith in your Inerits, I now take your PreciousBlood and anoint myself right from the crown of my head to thevery soles of my feet. I claim total and complete protection for mylife Lord Jesus keep me free today from evil, sin, temptation, satan’sattacks and afflictions, fear of darkness, fear of man, sickness,diseases, doubts, anger, all calamities and from all that is not of Thy Kingdom Fill me Lord Jesus with the gifts of your Holy Spirit and grantme the gifts of wisdom, knowledge and discernment so that I willlive today for your Glory by doing what is right. Jesus I Praise You, Jesus I Thank You, Jesus I Love You, Jesus I Adore You.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Most GloriousPrince of the Heavenly Armies, ‘St. Michael theArchangel, defend us in our battle against principalities and powersagainst the rulers of this world of darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in thehigh places(Eph. 6: 12) Come to the assistance of men whom God has created to his likeness and whom hehas redeemed at agreat price from the tyranny of the devil. Holy Church venerates thee as her guardian and protector. To thee theLord has entrusted the soul of theredeemedto be led into heaven.Pray therefore, the God of Peace to crush satan beneath our feet, that he may no longer retain men captive and do injury to theChurch. Offer our prayers to the Most High that without delay,they may draw his mercy down uponus, Take hold of the dragon,the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan. Bind him and casthim into the bottomless pit so that he may nolonger seduce thenations. (Acts -20:2)St. Michael’ the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle, beour safeguard against, the wickedness and snares of the devil.May God rebuke him, we humbly pray and do thou prince ofheavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell, satan and all other evil spiritswho roam throughout the world, seeking the ruinofsouls.Amen

Prayer of Exorcism

In the name of Jesus Christ, our God and Lord, strengthenedby the intercession of the immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God,blessed Michael and Archangel, of the blessed Apostles Peterand Paulandall the saints, we confidently undertake to repulsethe attacks and deceits of the devil. (Psalm 67) God arises, his enemies are scattered and those who hate him fleebefore him as smoke is driven away so are they driven, as waxmelts before the fires, so the wicked perish at the presence of God. v. Behold the Cross or the Lord, Flee band of enemiesHe has conquered, the lion of thetribe. of Judah, the offspringOfDavid V. May Thy mercy, Lord, descend upon us, R. As our great hope in thee. (The crosses indicate a blessing to ‘be given if a Priest recites ‘the Exorcism. a lay person recites it he may make thesign ‘of the Cross.) We drive you from us, whoever you may be unclean spirits,allsatanic powers, all infernal invaders, all wicked legions, assemblies and sects; in the name and by the Power of our Lord JesusChrist, may you be snatched away and driven from the Church ofGod and from the souls made to the image and likeness of God and redeemed by the Precious Blood of the Divine Lamb. Mostcunning serpent, you shall no more dare to deceive the humanrace, persecute the Church, torment God’s elect and sift them aswheat. TheMost High God commands you, He with whom, inyour great insolence, you still claim to be equal,”He who wantsall men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1Tim – 2:4) God the Father commands you + God the Son commands you + God the Holy Spirit commands you +.Christ, God’sword made flesh, commands you + He who save our raceoutdone through your envy, Humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death”(Phil. 2: 8) He who has built His Church onthe firmrock and declared that gates of hell shall not prevail againsther, because he will dwell with her All days even to the End ofthe world(Mt. 28:20). The sacred signs of the cross commandsyou as does also the power of the mysteries of the Christianfaith +The Glorious Mother of God, the virgin Mary, commandsyou, +. She who by her humility and from the first moment of her Immaculate Conception, crushed your proud head. The faith of the Apostles Peter and paul and of the other Apostles commandsyou + The Blood of the Martyrs and the pious intercession of allthe Saints command you + thus, curseddragon and you, diabolical legions, we adjure you bythe living God + By thetrue God +by the Holy God, + bythe God who soloved theworld that hegave up his only Son, that every soulbelieving in him might notperish but have everlasting life. (John 3: 1.6). Stop deceiving humancreatures and pouring outonthem the poison of eternal damnation; stop harming theChurch and hindering her liberty. Begonesatan, inventor and master of all deceit,enemy of man’s’ salvation. Give place to Christ in whom you have found none of your works;give place to the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church acquired by Christ at the price of His Blood. Tremble and flee whenwe invoke the Holy and terrible Name of Jesus, this Name whichcauses hell to tremble, this Name to which the virtues, powersand dominations of heaven are humbly submissive, this Name towhich Cherubim and Seraphim praise unceasingly Repeating;Holy; Holy, Holy. is the Lord, the God ofArmies V. O Lord, hear my prayer. R. And let my cry come unto thee. V.May the Lord be with Thee. R.AndWiththy Spirit. Let us pray God of heaven, God of earth, God of Angels, God of Archangels, God of Patriatchs, God of Prophets, God of Apostles,Godof Martyrs, God of Confessors, God of Virgins, God who has thepower to give life after death and rest after work because there isno other God than Thee and there can be no other, for Thou artthe creator of all things, visible and invisible, of whose reign thereshall be no end, we humbly prostrate ourselves before thy glorious majesty we beseech thee to deliver us by the power fromal the tyranny of the infernal spirits, from their snares, their liesand their furious wickedness; deign O Lord to grant us thy powerfulprotection and to keep us safe and sound “we beseech thee through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Lord, that thy Churchmay serve thee in peace and liberty; we beseech thee to hear us.That thou may crush down allenemies of thy church. We beseech Theetohearus.

The way of the Cross

The Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.Amen Opening Prayer Almighty, ever living God, you have given the human race JesusChrist our savior as a model of humility. He fulfilled your will bybecoming man and giving his life on the cross. Help us to bear witness to you by following his example of suffering make usworthy to share in his resurrection. We ask this through our lordJesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and theHoly Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

The First Station: Jesus is Condemned to Death

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise youBecause by your Holy Cross You have redeemed the whole world Behold the Lord. Arrested because of envy & falsely condemned because of fear, Jesus is accused of stirring up a revolt.Ironically, this description fits Barabbas, who is released insteadOf Christ. Humbly the Son of God accepts what His Father has permitted, order that all that had been foretold of Him would come topass Friends, let us reject envy, avarice and the desire for any otherGain that is not meant for us. God knows our needs and those ofOurneighbor. Our Father,HailMary, Glory Be Have mercy on us OLord + Have mercy on us . May the- souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy ofGod rest in peace. Amen

Thesecond Station: Jesus Bears His Cross.

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise YouBecause by your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world. Recognizing the way set before Him, the way of the cross,there is no demand by the Anointed One for His rights, Instead,He picks up the cross and begins His journey. Hidden but recognized by Jesus in all of this is God’s will. He isdedicated to it. Jesus knows that human life is limited in manyways, and He accepts it from His Father with love. Our lives are really very simple, but its meaning deep. Throughthe grace of God we can fulfill our everyday work and throughthis glorify our creator Our Father,HailMary, Glory Be Have mercy on us O Lord + Have mercy on us . May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy ofGod rest in peace. Amen

The Third Station: Jesus Falls the First time.

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You,Because by your Holy Cross. You have redeemed the world. The road is hard and carrying a cross is not an easy thing. TheLord falls as He goes along. As difficult as it is He gets up andresolutely begins again. Detachment is necessary to free us from all worldliness andanxiety. Self-denia1 frees us to follow God. The Lord Himself hasgiven us an example. Sisters and Brothers, we should put aside everything that doesnot help us to follow the call of God Our Father; Hail Mary, Glory Be Have mercy on us O Lord Have mercy on us May the souls of the faithful departed through the MercyofGod restinpeace. Amen.

The Fourth station: Jesus Meets HisMother

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise YouBecause by your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world. Jesus was not the only one who suffered the cross that dayMary, His mother was there and shared it in another way.The most intense trial of her life must have weakened her. Butnow, seeing His face, she sees more than only His pain. She detects His resolve, His utter fearlessness. She is strengthened by it.Courage is required to persevere in faithfulness to God. It is not willpower of our own. Amid trials and temptations to “take it easy”We need to cling to Him and the gift is He. . Our Father, Hail mary, Glory Be Have mercy on us O Lord – Have mercy on usMay the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy ofGod rest inpeace Amen.

The Fifth Station: Simon-Helps Jesus Carry His Cross.

We adore You, 0 Christ, and we praiseYouBecause by your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world. The soldiers enlisted the help of a man coming along to carrythe heavy wood. Mercifully there was someone to help We do not know the heart of Simon. We only know the heart ofGod who provided him. Fellow lovers of God, let us put on the clothes of mercy, generosity, compassion and service to others. The Lord is present there. Our Father; Hail Mary, Glory Be Have mercy on us 0 Lord – Have mercy on usMay the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy ofGod rest in peace. Amen

The Sixth station: Veronica wipes the Face of Jesus

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise YouBecause by your holy cross you have redeemed the whole world. When Veronica wiped Jesus face his image was left upon thecloth. That image was of the eternal God.Single minded devotion to God lead us into the way of all truth.Then shall we see God. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be Have mercy on us O Lord – Have mercy on us May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy ofGod rest in peace. Amen.

The Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time.

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise YouBecause by your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world. Falling again, Jesus heard the jeering and felt the proddingofthe men trying to move Him along. When He rose to go on again,it was not because these people compelled Instead Hewasspurred on His own desire to redeem them, to bring them backinto His friendship. Salvific love is the gift and privilege we enjoy as Christians. Thesincere loveof enemies is what Christ’s mission is about. Our Father; Hail Mary, Glory Be Have mercy on us O Lord – Have mercyon us May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy ofGod rest in peace.Amen.

The Eighth Station: Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise YouBecause by your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world. Seeing some women on the way who were in great sorrowbecause of Him, the Lord said, “Do not weep for me . . . but foryour children. Though Jesus work was just ending these women’s was beginning. Great diligence is required for those who wish to share inGod’s saving work. The mind must keep to the task. But thesepoor in spirit will be blessed if they persevere. And there ward forthem and those for whom they play is no less than the kingdom of God Our Father, Hail Mary. Glory Be Have mercy on us O Lord Have mercy on us May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy ofGod rest in peace. Amen.

The Ninth Station: Jesus Falls the Third Time.

We adore You, O Christ; and we praise YouBecause by your Holy Cross You have redeemed the whole world. Jesus, nearing the place of his execution fell yet again. Now Hewas at His weakest and at the threshold of Calvary, Beneath thedirt and sweat and blood that covered was the most incredible meekness, ad meekness that could not find_fau1t with HisFather’s plan. He arose again to gain the promise of the covenant. We are members of Christ’s Body – the Church. Like Abrahamwho was promised the land, Jesus promises us: “And whoeverperseveres to the end shall be saved.” Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be Have mercy on us O Lord Have mercy on us May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy ofGod rest in peace. Amen.

The tenth station: Jesus is stripped of his cloths

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise YouBecause by your Holy Cross You have redeemed the whole world. Now the Lord’s clothes are wrenched off of him. All that remains is the flesh which He took on in order to be one of us.All earthly things have been deprived Him, even clothes, foodor emotional support. Jesus told us that worldly are fools: “. ..to whom will all thesethings go? (Lk 12:16-21)”.”Comfort belongs to those who take”nothing with them in spirit. (1 Cor 7:31-32)” Our Father; Hail Mary, Glory Be Have mercy on us O Lord – Have mercy on us May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy ofGod rest in peace. Amen.

The Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross.

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise YouBecause by your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world. Blood flowed profusely as Jesus was fastened to the wood thatHe had carried. Nails were driven completely through Him. Itwas even more acute because of His highly sensitive nature. Theperfection of God’s mercy to us here cannot be articulated orimagined Brothers and sisters in Christ Mercy is something that we arecalled to. We have received it from the Lord but it is perfected inus by our own willingness to pour ourselves out for others. Remember Mary Magdalene as she washed the feet of Jesus withher tears. The Lord said: “I tell you, her sins, many as they are willbe forgiven her because she has loved much.” Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be Have mercy on us O Lord – Have mercy on us May the souls of the faithful departed through, the Mercy ofGod rest in peace.Amen.

The Twelth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross.

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise YouBecause by’ your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world. Pure in heart, the Lord Jesus persevered in showing all thegoodness of God till His death. Then His side was pierced, andout flowed blood and water. In life, charity leads to continuing conversion. The purity of aperson is interior. Grace and mercy flow from there. And Godbecomes known. Our Father; Hail Mary, Glory Be Have mercy on us O Lord – Have mercy on us May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy ofGod rest in peace. Amen.

The Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross.

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise YouBecause by your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world. Consider how Jesus’s body, after merciless treatment and finalpiercing was removed from the instrument of His death. Only theholy relic that once held the person of the Son of God remained; St. Paul was.to tell us that our bodies,like His, are holy, – templesof the Holy Spirit – and that we must not use them for any ofbanal Purpose. Let us then resolve to renounce all selfishness, which makes usunhealthy, hurts our relationships with others andkeepsusfromknowing the God for whom we are made,Then we will be called Peacemakers and the Sons of God (Mt. 5:9) Our Father; Hail Mary, Glory Be Have mercy on us O Lord – Have mercy on us May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy ofGod rest in peace.Amen.

The Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise YouBecause by your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world. His body now laid in a tomb. Jesus lookeddefeated; What hadI been gained? Even His closest friends had had their doubts.But since His life was the gift He gave, the reverse of all appearances turn out to betrue.Christ continues His work through others, till the Good Newsreaches the very ends of theearth. He rose from his own death. We are witnesses of this. And all heaven now awaits the gloriousrevealing ofthe sons ofGod! Our Father; Hail Mary, Glory Be Have mercy on us O Lord – Have mercy on us May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy ofGod rest in peace. Amen.

Prayer of Repentance

Lord Jesus lam sorry for my critical attitude towards (x). Inyour name Irelease her/him from my unkind judgement, accusation or condemnation, under which I hadp1aced throughmy lack of charity. I pray your Spirit may move freely into his/herlife and your loving plan for him/her will be fully realized. Amen.

Prayer of Forgiveness and asking Forgiveness

Write down names or initials of persons who hurt you and whomYouhate, dislike or; avoid. Tell Jesus how you feel aboutthat person; Bring before Jesus the hurt along with that person. Ask Jesusto heal you and give youa forgiving heart with great love for thatperson. Pray for that person, bless that person, keep praising andthanking for that person. Jesus will lead you to meet that personto come back to normal love relationship. Keep saying,”In thename of JesusI forgiveyou (name). In the name of Jesus I loveyou” (Repeat until it comes from the heart). In the same way ask forgiveness of those people whom youhave hurt. Pray for that person to be healed of the hurt; Bring thatperson before Jesus. Ask him/her, “In the name of Jesus I askyour forgiveness. Keep repeatingandrelease thatperson in the name of Jesus from all negative feelings towardsyou

Forgiveness Prayer

Father forgive him/her for.. . I hold up to your love, Lord…(name of the person) who turbed my peace. Remembering Jesus, I pray: father forgive himhe knows not what he does. In the name of Jesus, send your love heal his wounds that cause him to wound others. Let your lovemelt down the crush of evil,For he wasborn in your image. He isnot truly alive until Yourshines on him. Let my forgiving love workin him set him free from his burden. Redeem him& transform himby your love, Lord Jesus, as I remove one stone from the channel of your love fill me with your loving peace & healing.

Healing Prayer

Jesus may your pure & healthy blood circulateIn my poor ailing organism & may yourPure & healthy body transform my weakunhealthy body andmay a healthy and vigorouslife flow onceagain withinme, if itistruly Your holy will.

Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Spirit of the Iord will give him Wisdom and the Knowledgeand skill to rule his People. He Will know the lords will and have reverence for him. 1. Wisdom 2.Understanding 3.Counsel 4. Fortitude 5. Knowledge 6. Piety 7. Fear of the Lord.

Twelve Fruits of The Holy Spirit ( Gal 5:16-26)

But the fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience,Kindness,Goodness. Gentleness and Self Control againstsuch thingsthere is no law. 1. Love 2. Joy 3. Peace 4. Patience 5. Kindness 6.Goodness 7.Gentleness 8. Mildness 9. Faith 10. Modesty 11.selfControl 12.Chastity.

Charisms ofThe.Hoiy Spirit(1Cor.12:8-10)

To one there is given through the Spirit the message of Wisdom, to another, the message of knowledge by means of the sameSpirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another Gift of Healing bythat one Spirit, to another miraculous powers to anotherprophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits,to anotherspeaking in different kinds of tongues and still to another interpretationoftongues Seven Sacraments 1 .Baptism 2. Holy Eucharist 3. Confirmation 4. Penance 5 ..Extreme Unction 6. Holy Orders 7. Matrimony

Seven Corporal works of Mercy

1.To feed the hungry 2. To bury the dead 3 To visit the sick 4.To clothe the naked 5.To shelter the homeless 6.To visit the imprisoned 7. To give drink to the thirsty

Seven Spiritual Work of Mercy

1.Counsel the doubtful 2. Instruct the ignorant 3. Admonish Sinners 4.Comfort the afflicted 5.Gentleness 6.Bear wrongs patiently 7. Pray for the living & dead

The Seven Deadly Sins

Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, G1uttony, Envy and Sloth,

The Opposite Virtues of Seven deadly Sins

Humility, Liberality,Chastity, Meekness, Temperance, Brotherly Loveand Diligence

The three theological Virtues

Faith, Hope and Charity

The Four Cardinal Virtues

Prudence,Justice,Fortitude Temperance.

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Popes of the Catholic Church in Chronological Order

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on June 21, 2014

Popes of the Catholic Church

Name…..                            End of Reign Name…..                               End of Reign Name…..                      End of Reign
St. Peter……………………… 67 Boniface III………….. 607 Benedict V………………. 966
St. Linus,m. …………………. 76 St. Boniface IV…….. 615 John XIII………………….. 972
St. Anacletus (Cletus),m…. 88 St. Deusdedict (Adeodatus I)……… 618 Benedict VI……………… 974
St. Clement I,m. ………….. 97 Boniface V………….. 625 Benedict VII…………….. 983
St. Evaristus,m. …………… 105 Honorius I………….. 638 John XIV…………………. 984
St. Alexander I,m. ……….. 115 Severinus……… …… 640 John XV………………….. 996
St. SixtusI,m. ………………. 125 John IV………………. 642 Gregory V……………….. 999
St. Telesphorus,m………… 136 Theodore I…………. 649 Sylvester II………………. 1003
St. Hyginus,m. …………….. 140 St. Martin I,m. ……. 655 John XVII………………… 1003
St. Pius I,m. ………………… 155 St. Eugene I………… 657 John XVIII……………….. 1009
St. Anicetus,m. ……………. 166 St. Vitalian………….. 672 Sergius IV………………… 1012
St. Soterus,m. …………….. 175 Adeodatus II………. 676 Benedict VIII…………….. 1024
St. Eleutherius,m…………. 189 Donus I……………… 678 John XIX…………………… 1032
St. Victor I,m. ……………… 199 St. Agatho…………. 681 Benedict IX (1st reign)…. 1044
St. Zephyrinus,m………….. 217 St. Leo II……………. 683 Sylvester III……………….. 1045
St. Callistus I,m……………. 222 St. Benedict II…….. 685 Benedict IX (2nd reign)… 1045
St. Urban I,m. …………….. 230 John V………………. 686 Gregory VI……………….. 1046
St. Pontian,m. …………….. 235 Conon………………. 687 Clement II……………….. 1047
St. Anterus,m. …………….. 236 St. Sergius I……….. 701 Benedict IX (3rd reign).. 1048
St. Fabian,m. ……………… 250 John VI………………. 705 Damasus II ……………… 1048
St. Cornelius,m. ………….. 253 John VII……………… 707 St. Leo IX…………………. 1054
St. Lucius I,m. …………….. 254 Sisinnius……………. 708 Victor II……………………. 1057
St. Stephen I,m. …………. 257 Constantine………. 715 Stephen IX……………….. 1058
St. SixtusII,m. ………………. 258 St. Gregory II……… 731 Nicholas II……………….. 1061
St. Dionysius……………….. 268 St. Gregory III…….. 741 Alexander II…………….. 1073
St. Felix I,m. ……………….. 274 St. Zachary………… 752 St. Gregory VII………….. 1085
St. Eutychian,m. ………….. 283 Stephen II (III)…….. 757 Bl. Victor III………………. 1087
St. Caius,m. ………………… 296 St. Paul I……………. 767 Bl. Urban II………………. 1099
St. Marcellinus,m…………. 304 Stephen III (IV)……. 772 Paschal II…………………. 1118
St. Marcellus I,m………….. 309 Adrian I……………… 795 Galasius II………………… 1119
St. Eusibius,m. ……………. 309 St. Leo III…………… 816 Callistus II………………… 1124
St. Melchiades,m…………. 314 Stephen IV (V)……. 817 Honorius II……………….. 1130
St. Sylvester I………………. 335 St. Paschal I……….. 824 Innocent II……………….. 1143
St. Mark……………………… 336 Eugene II…………… 827 Celestine II………………. 1144
St. Julius I…………………… 352 Valentine………….. 827 Lucius II…………………… 1145
Liberius……………………… 366 Gregory IV…………. 844 Bl. Eugene III……………. 1153
St. Damascus I…………….. 384 Sergius II…………… 847 Anastasius IV…………… 1154
St. Siricius…………………… 399 St. Leo IV…………… 855 Adrian IV…………………. 1159
St. Anastasius I……………. 401 Benedict III………… 858 Alexander III…………….. 1181
St. Innocent I………………. 417 St. Nicholas I………. 867 Lucius III…………………… 1185
St. Zozimus………………… 418 Adrain II…………….. 872 Urban III…………………. 1187
St. Boniface I………………. 422 John VIII……………. 882 Gregory VIII……………. 1187
St. Celestine I………………. 432 Marinus I…………… 884 Clement III……………… 1191
St. Sixtus III…………………. 440 St. Adrian III………. 885 Celestine III…………….. 1198
St. Leo I (the Great)……… 461 Stephen V (VI)……. 891 Innocent III…………….. 1216
   St. Hilary………………….. 468 Formosus………….. 896 Honorius III…………….. 1227
St. Simplicius………………. 483 Boniface VI………… 896 Gregory IX……………… 1241
St. Felix III (II)………………. 492 Stephen VI (VII)….. 897 Celestine IV…………….. 1241
St. Gelasius I……………….. 496 Romanus……………. 897 Innocent IV…………….. 1254
Anastasius II……………….. 498 Theodore II………… 897 Alexander IV…………… 1261
St. Symmachus……………. 514 John IX………………. 900 Urban IV………………… 1264
St. Hormisdas….. ………… 523 Benedict IV………… 903 Clement IV……………… 1268
St. John I, m. ………………. 526 Leo V…………………. 903 Bl. Gregory …………….. 1276
St. Felix IV (III) …………….. 530 Sergius III…………… 911 Bl. Innocent V………….. 1276
Boniface II…………………… 532 Anastasius III……… 913 Adrian V…………………. 1276
John II…………………………. 535 Landus………………. 914 John XXI…………………. 1277
St. Agapitus I……………….. 536 John X……………….. 928 Nicholas III……………… 1280
St. Silverius,m. …………….. 537 Leo VI………………… 928 Martin IV………………… 1285
Vigilius………………………… 555 Stephen VII (VIII)…. 931 Honorius IV…………….. 1287
Pelagius I…………………….. 561 John XI……………….. 935 Nicholas IV……………… 1292
John III………………………… 574 Leo VII……………….. 939 St. Celestine V…………. 1294
Benedict I……………………. 579 Stephen VIII (IX)….. 942 Boniface VIII……………. 1303
Pelagius II……………………. 590 Marinus II………….. 946 Bl. Benedict XI…………. 1304
St. Gregory I (the Great)… 604 Agapitus II…………. 955 Clement V………………. 1314
Sabinianus…………………… 606 John XII……………… 964 Innocent XII……………. 1700
John XXII……………………… 1334 Leo VIII……………… 965 Clement XI…………….. 1721
Benedict XII…………………. 1342 Clement VII……….. 1534 Innocent XIII………….. 1724
Clement VI………………….. 1352 Paul III………………. 1549 Benedict XIII…………… 1730
Innocent VI…………………. 1362 Julius III…………….. 1555 Clement XII…………….. 1740
Bl. Urban V………………….. 1370 Marcellus II……….. 1555 Benedict XIV…………… 1758
Gregory XI…………………… 1378 Paul IV……………… 1559 Clement XIII……………. 1769
Urban VI……………………… 1389 Pius IV………………. 1565 Clement XIV……………. 1774
Boniface IX………………….. 1404 St. Pius V…………… 1572 Pius VI……………………. 1799
Innocent VII………………… 1406 Gregory XIII……….. 1585 Pius VII…………………… 1823
Gregory XII………………….. 1415 Sixtus V…………….. 1590 Leo XII……………………. 1829
Martin V……………………… 1431 Urban VII…………… 1590 Pius VIII………………….. 1830
Eugene IV……………………. 1447 Gregory XIV……….. 1591 Gregory XVI……………. 1846
Nicholas V……………………. 1455 Innocent IX………… 1591 Pius IX……………………. 1878
Callistas III…………………… 1458 Clement VIII……….. 1605 Leo XIII…………………… 1903
Pius II…………………………. 1464 Leo XI……………….. 1605 St. Pius X………………… 1914
Paul II…………………………. 1471 Paul V……………….. 1621 Benedict XV……………. 1922
Sixtus IV……………………… 1484 Gregory XV………… 1623 Pius XI……………………. 1939
Innocent VIII……………….. 1492 Urban VIII………….. 1644 Pius XII…………………… 1958
Alexander VI………………… 1503 Innocent X…………. 1655 John XXIII……………….. 1963
Pius III………………… …….. 1503 Alexander VII……… 1667 Paul VI……………………. 1978
Julius II……………………….. 1513 Clement IX………….. 1669 John Paul I………………. 1978
Leo X…………………………. 1521 Clement X…………… 1676 John Paul II……………… 2005
Adrian VI……………………. 1523 Bl. Innocent XI…….. 1689    
Benedict XVI………………..   Alexander VIII……… 1691  

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Sleehakkalam 3rd Sunday, Homily by Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu MCBS

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on June 21, 2014

സ്ലീഹാക്കാലം മൂന്നാം ഞായർ

Sleehakkalam 3rd Sunday

Syro-Malabar Malayalam Sunday Homily (Video)

by

Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu MCBS

Rev. Fr Cyriac Thekkekuttu MCBS

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The Body and Blood of Christ, Gospel Reflection with Fr Bill Grimm June 22, 2014

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on June 21, 2014

In our prayer, God makes the seemingly impossible happen. The seed of good flourishes, the world is leavened. All we need do is pray. But how?

The Body and Blood of Christ (A)

Matthew 10:26-33

26 ‘So do not be afraid of them. Everything now covered up will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear.

27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops.

28 ‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

29 Can you not buy two sparrows for a penny? And yet not one falls to the ground without your Father knowing.

30 Why, every hair on your head has been counted.

31 So there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

32 ‘So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of human beings, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven.

33 But the one who disowns me in the presence of human beings, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.

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Goodness Institute of Film & Television – GiFT Cochin

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on June 19, 2014

GiFT Cochin: An Advanced Media Education Institution by Vincentian Fathers

Divine/Goodness Family is introducing a new media venture…
Goodness Institute of Film & Television (GiFT Cochin).
Its an advanced media education institution under the De Paul Education Trust,
owned and managed by Vincentian Congregation.

For More Details Contact:

Fr Daison Vettiyadan VC

Fr. Daison Vettiyadan VC
Tel: 0484 2406240, Mob: 09447830272
 

DIRECTOR
GiFT Cochin
Goodness Institute of Film & Television
De Service Park, SRM Road, Pachalam – 682 012, Cochin, Kerala, India.

Get more Details here

Goodness Institute of Film & Television – GiFT Cochin

PDF in Malayalam

 

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