Sorrowful Mysteries: (Tuesdays and Fridays)
- The Agony In The Garden
- The Scourging At The Pillar
- The Crowning With Thorns
- The Carrying Of The Cross
- The Crucifixion
The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday and Friday)
The Agony In The Garden:
Lk 22:39-46 “Then going out he went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him.
“When he arrived at the place he said to them, “Pray that you may not undergo the test.”
“After withdrawing about a stone’s throw from them and kneeling, he prayed,
“saying, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done.”
“And to strengthen him an angel from heaven appeared to him.
“He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground.
“When he rose from prayer and returned to his disciples, he found them sleeping from grief.
“He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not undergo the test.”
The Scourging At The Pillar:
Jn 19:1 “Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged.”
Is 53:5 “But he was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins, Upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed.”
The Crowning With Thorns:
Mt 27:27-31 “Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus inside the praetorium and gathered the whole cohort around him.
“They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about him.
“Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
“They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head.
“And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him off to crucify him.“
The Carrying Of The Cross:
Jn 19:17 “and carrying the cross himself he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha.”
Mt 27:32 “As they were going out, they met a Cyrenian named Simon; this man they pressed into service to carry his cross.“
Lk 23:27-31 “A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him.
“Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children,
“for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.’
“At that time people will say to the mountains, ‘Fall upon us!’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us!’
“for if these things are done when the wood is green what will happen when it is dry?”
Lk 23:33-46 “When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left.
“Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” They divided his garments by casting lots.
“The people stood by and watched; the rulers, meanwhile, sneered at him and said, “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Messiah of God.”
“Even the soldiers jeered at him. As they approached to offer him wine
“they called out, “If you are King of the Jews, save yourself.”
“Above him there was an inscription that read, “This is the King of the Jews.”
“Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.”
“The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation?“
“And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.”
“Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
“He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
“It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon
“because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle.
“Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when he had said this he breathed his last.”
This is the main reason that Sola Scriptura is not a valid doctrine, and the main thing that separates the Catholic Church from Protestant denominations…
“An infallible book without an in infallible interpreter is a worthless book.” – Fr. Mike Schmitz
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 1:17 that Christ did not send him to baptize. Does this mean that baptism is not necessary for salvation? Karlo Broussard gives the reason why the answer is no and explains what Paul meant.
Most Catholics are familiar with the Fatima Prayer given to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco at Fatima. However, many Catholics are not aware that they received more prayers than just the “Fatima” or Decade prayer.
And then there are those of us who are familiar with some or all of these prayers, but don’t know where they originated.
Additionally, many are not aware that they were visited by an Angel the year before Our Lady appeared to them, and the the Angel also gave them two prayers.
For more information, click here to go to Church Pop…
The Pardon Prayer (Given by the Angel)
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.
The Angel’s Prayer (Also given by the Angel)
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.
The Fatima Prayer (After each decade of the Rosary)
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.
The Eucharistic Prayer
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferentces by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.
The Sacrifice Prayer (When offering up your suffering)
O Jesus, it is for the love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners [that I do this].
Translation makes a BIG difference, particularly in Sacred Scripture. This article opens up a whole meaning to the Lord’s Prayer that most people don’t know about.
Most folks, when praying the Lord’s Prayer, simply assume that the phrase “our daily bread” is a request for food. At one level, that’s true. But at a more accurate level, we are actually requesting the grace to receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, each day.
Each time we pray the Our Father, we are asking for the Eucharist. And that’s true whether or not we are Catholic Christians.
The word “daily” in “give us this day our daily bread” is the Greek word epiousios. In a certain sense, it’s a difficult word to translate because it’s a brand new word. Before Christ, nobody had used this word. This word is found no where else in Greek literature. Jesus actually coined this word. Perhaps he did so to give this petition special significance.
“Epi” means highest, above, or superior. As a prefix, this gives us “super-“. Next we have the word “ousios,” which means essence, substance, or nature.
Welcome to Holy Week!
Each year, the Church celebrates the entire week before Easter Sunday. We are all familiar with the various celebrations and customs associated with with this week, but do we know how they came about?
Our Sunday Visitor has put together a “Guide To Holy Week” for those who want to know more about this holy time.
There’s also a short quiz to test your knowledge of the events and people involved in those events, list of ideas for things to do during the week to make it more meaningful, explanations of the customs associated (palm crosses, colored eggs, house cleaning, etc.) and more.
I think you’ll like it!
Over time, the practice of observing Holy Week spread throughout the Christian world, with prayers, historical re-enactments and special liturgies. During the Middle Ages, the celebration of the Easter Vigil gradually fell out of practice. The important days of the week were Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
I am a member of the K of C (in fact, I am the current Grand Knight of our council). I never knew ANY of this until recently!
Sadly, out of ignorance, many people slam the Knights of Columbus as being something that it’s not. I thought this would be a good glimpse of reality.
Sometimes you just need to sit back, close your eyes and be with God. This will help…
The music to this song is Sergei Rachmaninovs creative genius, in his Slavonic original. Because this is the most known Marian hymn, and because of the slow tempo, I have not included lyrics in the video. The five images are a variation of Marian art from the ages and from across various cultures. The lyrics and translation are as follows:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Áve María, grátia pléna, Dóminus técum.
Benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Iésus.
Sáncta María, Máter Déi, óra pro nóbis peccatóribus, nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstrae.