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Thy Kingdome Come - May 2024


NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS 

Please keep the following in your prayers that we may do the will of God in all things:


  • New Website! 

    • Spread word about our new website! Here you can reach out to us, send prayer requests, see older issues of Thy Kingdom Come, and so much more!  www.miraclerosarymission.org

  • Urgent Prayer Requests: 

  • Darrell Bennett is currently undergoing a tremendous amount of suffering.  We ask everyone to pray for God to continue giving him the grace to offer his sufferings up for souls.  If it be the will of God for him to obtain some relief, may it be granted soon.

  • We are asking urgent prayer for the wars and sufferings occurring throughout the world. May God grant us all the grace to find peace, understanding, and mercy in our lives. 

In the Footsteps of Jesus


The Triple Feasts


The Feast of Pentecost, 50 Days after Easter

Author: Fr. Dean Danos

Before Christ ascended into heaven, he told his apostles to gather and wait for the Holy Spirit to come.  On Pentecost, we celebrate this event, the coming of the Holy Spirit to the apostles and all the disciples gathered with them, including Mary, the mother of Jesus.  Scripture proclaims, “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly from heaven, there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit gave them ability.” (Acts 2:1-4)

With the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Church was established and the apostles set out to preach the good news, baptizing thousands that day.  It is the Church’s birthday. As members of Christ’s body, we too have been called to share our faith. 

Parishioners are encouraged to wear red, the liturgical color of this solemnity, to remind them of the tongues of fire that rested on the apostles that first Pentecost.  Pentecost marks the end of the Easter season.  The Easter candle is moved from the altar and is only lit during baptisms and funerals the remainder of the year.

Prayer:

Come Holy Spirit,

·        Enlighten my mind, so I can see Christ in others

·        Strengthen my will, so I can do what is right and good.

·        Purify my heart, so I can love you completely

This I pray today and always. Amen!


The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, The Sunday after Pentecost

Author: Fr. Dean Danos

In this white colored liturgy, we celebrate the 3 distinct persons in 1 God.  Though the concept is difficult to grasp, we accept this truth in faith as it was revealed to the apostles by Jesus himself. 

We know from scripture that before Jesus suffered and died for our sins, he told his apostles, “I will not leave you orphaned. I am coming to you.  In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me.  Because I live, you will live.  On that day, you will know that I am in my Father and you in me and I in you. (John 18-20)

Later, he told them, “When the Advocate comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf.  You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.” (John 15: 26-27)

Every time we make the Sign of the Cross, we testify to the three persons in one God: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.  So, central to our Christian faith is the belief in the Trinity that we profess it each time we pray the creed at mass.

Prayer: We begin with the Sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.  We praise you God, the Father, who created all things good.  We love you Jesus, Son of God, for saving us from our sins.  We thank you Holy Spirit for living with us always.  This we pray in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


The Feast of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth, May 31st 

Author: Fr. Dean Danos

Mary visits her older cousin, Elizabeth, who was expecting a child for the first time.  As soon as Mary learned of her cousin’s pregnancy, she set out to help, placing her cousin’s needs before her own.  Upon Mary’s arrival, Elizabeth knew without being told that Mary was expecting too.  Elizabeth exclaimed, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” (Luke 1:42)  Mary replied with one of the most beautiful songs of praise found in Scripture, the Magnificat: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…” (Luke 1:46-55)

After Mary’s heartfelt response, the Gospel simply mentions that Mary stayed for three months before returning home.  We recognize Mary’s loving service to her cousin. We, in turn, imitate Mary when we reach out in loving service to family members and neighbors in need.

Prayer: Hail Mary, Mother of Jesus, you spent your life caring for others. You quietly went about doing the work God called you to do. Please pray that we, too, will care for each other, especially those who need a helping hand. Amen.


SAINT OF THE MONTH

Saint Zoe

Exsuperius, also known as Hesperus, and his wife, Zoe, both Christians, were slaves of Catulus at Pamphylia, Asia Minor, during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. When they refused to eat food offered to the Gods by their master on the birth of their son, they and their two sons, Syriacus and Theodulus, were tortured and then roasted to death in a furnace. Feast day is May 2nd.


Mother’s Day Blessing Prayer

Taken from Edward Hays’ book, “Prayer for the Domestic Church: A Handbook for Workship in the Home”

 

God of love, listen to this prayer,

God of the holy people of Sarah, Ruth, and Rebekah,

God of holy Elizabeth, Mother of John, of holy Mary, Mother of Jesus,

 

Bend down Your ear to this request and bless the mother of our family.  Bless her with the strength of Your Spirit, she who has taught her child (children) how to stand and how to walk.  Bless her with the melody of Your love, she who has shared how to speak, how to sing, and how to pray to You.  Bless her with a place at Your eternal dinner table, she who has fed and nurtured the life that was formed within her while still helpless but embraced in her love.  Bless her today, now, in this lifetime with good things, with health.  Bless her with joy, love, laughter, and pride in her child (children) and surround her with many good friends.  May she, who carried life in her womb, be carried one day to Your divine embrace – there for all eternity to rejoice with her family and friends. This blessing and all graces we pray, descend upon the mother of our family. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

BOOK OF THE MONTH

What Christ Suffered” by Thomas W. McGovern, M.D.

Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words” by Sr. Lucia


APPARITION OF THE MONTH

Our Lady of Fatima

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