St. John's Adoration Chapel

St. John's Adoration Chapel
"Do Not Fear: I am with you. From here I will cast light Be sorry for sin."

Friday, August 17, 2018

August 18, 2018 With Blessed Father Alberberione


SATURDAY AUGUST 18, 2018
ORDINARY WEEKDAY
OPTIONAL MEMORIAL OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Ez 18: 1-10, 13b
Ps 51: 12-15, 18-19
Mt 19: 13-15

The Eucharist sustains the soul, repairs our weaknesses, fortifies and enlivens our spirit; it is the true food of the soul (RSP, p. 316-317).
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED:  Cleric Gesualdo Angella SSP (1938)—Sr M Francesca Franchini FSP (1974)—Sr M Provvidenza Gordano PD (1985)—Raaimondo Manca HFI (1991)—Bro Corrado Siccardi SSP (2003)—Cresenciana Aguilera Quiroz IAM (2004)—Fr Gabriele Todaro SSP (2010)—Sr Susan Helen Wallace FSP (2013)—Sr Angelina Pegorer FSP (2015)—Luicio Albano (1971)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

August 17, 2018 With Blessed Father Alberione


FRIDAY AUGUST 17, 2018
ORDINARY WEEKDAY
Ez 16: 1-15, 60, 63
Is 12: 2-3, 4bcd, 5-6;
Mt 19: 3-12

The second wheel [of the Pauline cart] is study, which, for us, is stadium, that is, the obligation to learn. The study of geography is not the only study; study is also the commitment to making continual progress in one’s office (FSP46, p 197).
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED:  Elena Bertella IAM (1990)-Sr M  Amalia Bernardini FSP (2003)—Bro James Mann SSP (2010)—Claudina Spallacci HFI  (2010)—Ennio Tomassini HFI (2015)—Sr M Lucis D’Amico PD (2016)—Mary Grace Boyar (1982).

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August 16, 2018 With Blessed Father Alberione


THURSDAY AUGUST 16, 2018
ST STEPHEN OF HUNGARY, MARRIED MAN
ORDINARY WEEKDAY
Ez 12: 1-12
Ps  78: 56-59, 61-62
Mt 18: 21-19:1

Conversion! Conversion! A religious habit must cloth a religious mind, heart and will, otherwise it would be a lie: I go around dressed like a religious but I am not one  (AP (1958/1, p 92).
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED: Sr M Flora Oyama FSP (1971)—Sr Eufemia Morando FSP (1983)—Bro Bernardino Boschetti SSP 91995)—Fr Joseph Chircop SSP (1999)—Sr M Felicita BArbaduomo PD (2001)—Margarita Antonia Solis HFI (2002)—Fr Pacifico Butani  IJP (2004)—Sr M Filippina Brisindi PD (2009)—Sr M Giuseppina Di Miceli FSP (2016)—Bro Secondo Gesualdo Mottura SSP (2014)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

August 15, 2018 With Blessed Father Alberione


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15, 2018
ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY SOLEMNITY,
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Rev 11: 19a; 12: 1-6a, 10ab
Ps  45: 10-12, 16
1 Cor 15: 20-27
Lk 1: 39-56

Mary was the most faithful in listening to the words of Jesus, in interpreting their true meaning and in putting them into practice, so that she was truly an example to the first disciples of the Divine Master (RSP, p 166).
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED: Novice Giuseppe Hoshimura SSP (1945)—Bro Salvatore Porcaro SSP (1982)—Sr M Joseph Coraddu FSP (1985)—Fr Remo De Angelis IJP (1999)—M Zulmira M Pereira IAM (1999)—Annamaria Dessi HFI (2002)—Sr M Bernardetta De Biasi FSP (2015)—Pedro Lopez (2008)

Divine Service



I didn't even know about this prayer/mediation until one of the Sisters on My Sisters asked which line of it was our favorite.  I looked up the prayer and have posted it here.  Which is your favorite line?

 SOME DEFINITE SERVICE
John Henry Cardinal Newman

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God knows me and calls me by my name.…
God has created me to do Him some definite service;
He has committed some work to me
     which He has not committed to another.
I have my mission—I never may know it in this life,
     but I shall be told it in the next.
Somehow I am necessary for His purposes…
     I have a part in this great work;
I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection
     between persons.
He has not created me for naught. I shall do good,
     I shall do His work;
I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth
     in my own place, while not intending it,
     if I do but keep His commandments
     and serve Him in my calling.
Therefore I will trust Him.
     Whatever, wherever I am,
     I can never be thrown away.
If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him;
In perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him;
If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.
My sickness, or perplexity, or sorrow may be
     necessary causes of some great end,
     which is quite beyond us.
He does nothing in vain; He may prolong my life,
     He may shorten it;
     He knows what He is about.
     He may take away my friends,
     He may throw me among strangers,
     He may make me feel desolate,
     make my spirits sink, hide the future from me—
     still He knows what He is about.…
Let me be Thy blind instrument. I ask not to see—
     I ask not to know—I ask simply to be used.

from Meditations and Devotions,
"Meditations on Christian Doctrine,"
"Hope in God—Creator", March 7, 1848
NewmanReader.org


Monday, August 13, 2018

August 14, 2018 With Blessed Father Alberione


TUESDAY AUGUST 14, 2018
ST MAXIMILIAN MARY KOLBE
PRIEST, MARTYR—OBLIGATORY MEMORIAL
Ez 2: 8-3: 4;
Ps  119: 14, 24, 72, 103, 11, 131
Mt 18: 1-5, 10, 12-14

When one loves to the point that sacrifice is willingly accepted, there is no doubt that that person is really with God (BM, p. 388).
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED: Fr Salvatore Alessandria SSP (1966)—Sr Elvira Pusceddu FS (1979)—Sr Marcella Voerzio FSP (1980)—Sr M Palma Salzani FSP (1983)—Fr Antonio Diaferia SSP (1990)—Bro Giancarlo Cavazza SS (1992)—Sr M Rosangela Natsuko Isano FS (1996)—Sr Mary Joseph Shirai FSP (2000)—Fr Pio Bracchi SSP (2001)—Bro Rosario Scarnato SSP (2009)—Sr M Claudia Parco FS (2010)—Fr Virgilio Tito da Silva Ribeiro SSP (2011)—Sr M Zelia Calafiore PD (2016)

Sunday, August 12, 2018

August 13, 2018 With Blessed Father Alberione


MONDAY AUGUST 13, 2018
POPE ST PONTIAN, MARTYR,
ST HIPPOLYTUS, PRIEST, MARTYR
ORDINARY WEEKDAY
Ez 1: 2-5, 24-28c
Ps  148: 1-2, 11-14
Mt 17: 22-27

When unity is broken, reason and heart drive the will in opposite directions: reason(s) acts on its own; uncontrolled love smolders…and the will, without the grace of God, is dragged by the heart along muddy trails. Restore unity in Christ (ACV, p. 30).
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED: Fr Luigi Cocco SSP (1961)—Sr M Rosario Zapata FSP (1970)—Luigi Madeddu HFI (1990)—Sr Timotea Ferraretto FSP (1998)—Francesco Scotti GABRIELITE (1999)—Fr Domenico Maggi IJP (2001)—Sr Rosaria Romanisio FSP (2003)—Sr Ignazia Balla FSP (2003)—Sr M Cunegonda Marletta PD (2007)—Bro Cipriano Caneva SSP (2009)—Sr Selestina Dariva FSP (2016)—Melva Palmer (1975)—Lillian Palmer (1998).

Saturday, August 11, 2018

August 12, 2018 With Blessed Father Alberione


SUNDAY AUGUST 12, 2018
NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
1 Kgs 4-8
Ps  34: 2-9 (9a)
Eph 4: 30-5: 2
Jn 6: 41-5

Faith should be perfected to the point that we live by it: “The upright person lives by faith” BM, p 196).
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED: Sr M Paolina Bellia PD (1962)—Sr Mary Brigida Canchela FSP  (1992)—Sr M Speranza Allegri FSP (1998)—Sr M Marcellina Cardoz FSP (2006)—Sr Emanuela Iacovelli FSP (2007)—Bro Amos Schiabuola SSP (2009)—Sr M Colomba Gernandiso FSP (2013)—Sr Angela M Nota FSP (2017)—Sr Letizia Boi FS (2017)—Andy Veig (1960)

Thursday, August 9, 2018

August 11, 2018 With Blessed Father Alberione


SATURDAY AUGUST 11, 2018
ST CLARE, VIRGIN, RELIGIOUS FOUNDER
OBLIGATORY MEMORIAL
Hab 1: 12-2:4
Ps  9: 8-13
Jn17: 14-20

Our apostolate has effective, powerful, modern means because it strives to use the results of knowledge and place them at the service of the Gospel, of the Divine Master (RSP, p. 348).
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED: Bro Giovanni Marengo SSP (1974)—Ines Besana IAM (1975)—Fr Ivo Micheletti IJP (1989)—Rosana Gil de Valencia HFI (2001)—Antoninietta Giorgio IAM (2004)—Sr M Amabile D’Addario FSP (2009)—Paolo Soverna GABRIELITE (2014)—Robert McGready (1990)--