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Pope Francis talks about what it means for us today to be a disciple of Jesus, the Lamb of God.
On this second Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Gospel presents to us the scene of the meeting between Jesus and John the Baptist at the Jordan River. So, John the Baptist sees Jesus, who steps forward from the crowd and, inspired from above, sees in Jesus the one sent by God. For this reason he points him out with theses words: “Behold the lamb of God, he who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29).
Jesus has come into the world with a precise mission: to free it from the slavery of sin, taking humanity’s faults upon himself. In what way? By loving. There is no other way to defeat evil and sin than with the love that moves one to give the gift of his life for others. He is the true Passover lamb, who immerses himself in the river of our sin, to purify us.
The Baptist sees before him a man who gets in line with sinners to be baptized even though he does not need to. He is the man who God sent into the world as the sacrificial lamb. The word “lamb” appears several times in the New Testament and always in reference to Jesus. This image of the lamb might surprise us: an animal that is certainly not characterized by its strength and hardiness takes upon himself such an oppressive weight. The enormous mass of evil is removed and taken away by a weak and fragile creature, who is a symbol of obedience, docility and defenseless love, who goes to the point of sacrificing himself. The lamb is not an oppressor but is docile; he is not aggressive but peaceful; he does not show his claws or teeth in the face of an attack, but endures it and is submissive. And this is how Jesus is! This is how Jesus is! He is like a lamb.
What does it mean for the Church, for us, today to be disciples of Jesus the Lamb of God? It means putting innocence in the place of malice, love in the place of force, humility in the place of pride, service in the place of prestige. It is good work! We Christians must do this: put innocence in the place of malice, love in the place of force, humility in the place of pride, service in the place of prestige. Being disciples of the Lamb means that we must not live like a “city under siege,” but like a city on a hill, open, welcoming, solidary. It means not having an attitude of closedness, but proposing the Gospel to everyone, testifying with our life that following Jesus makes us more free and more joyful. — Pope Francis Angelus Address January 19, 2014 ... See MoreSee Less
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From today's Gospel we see John as an Eyewitness to what God spoke about His only begotten Son. An eyewitness has a story to tell and John tells his story well.
O God, who brought the Abbot Saint Anthony to serve you by a wondrous way of life in the desert, grant, through his intercession, that, denying ourselves, we may always love you above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Parish Nursery will begin February 2 during 10 am Mass! Volunteers will meet January 29 at 6:30 pm in the Daycare for a brief meeting. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is the feast of the Infant Jesus of Prague. The image of the Child Jesus known as the “Infant Jesus of Prague” was in reality of Spanish origin. In the 17th century, this beautiful statue was brought by a Spanish princess to Bohemia and presented to a Carmelite monastery. For many years this statue has been enshrined on a side altar in the Church of Our Lady of Victory in the city of Prague. It is of wax, and is about nineteen inches high. It is clothed in a royal mantle, and has a beautiful jeweled crown on its head. Its right hand is raised in blessing; its left holds a globe signifying sovereignty. ... See MoreSee Less
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I remember a statue in the crying room of this the infant.
Amen Happy Feast Day Beautiful Child Of Prague x
Hopefully,the globe resembles America and it's people!. America is in dire need of protection! God help us!
Photos from St. Mary's Parish, Greensburg, IN's post ... See MoreSee Less
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The CHRIST HAVE MERCY retreat team will be available before and after each mass this weekend to answer any questions you may have. Registration forms for the FEBRUARY 8th-9th will be available, or you can get more information by contacting St. Mary's Parish Office at (812) 663-8427 or sign up online: form.jotform.com/92535202825151
We hope you will consider taking this very special time to learn more about the wonderful gift of God's Mercy!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Steer the ship of my life, Lord, to your quiet harbor, where I can be safe from the storms of sin and conflict. Show me the course I should take. Renew in me the gift of discernment, so that I can see the right direction in which I should go. And give me the strength and courage to choose the right course, even when the sea is rough and the waves are high, knowing that through enduring hardship and danger in your name we shall find comfort and peace.
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INDIANA MARCH FOR LIFE EVENTS JANUARY 22
10:30 am: Solemn Observance of Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade Mass
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 126 W. Georgia Street Indianapolis, IN
with Archbishop Thompson and Bishop Doherty
10:30 am:Memorial Service to the Unborn am: Convention Center Indianapolis, IN
12:00pm March to the Capitol Building
Georgia Street to the Capitol Building
12:45pm Rally on the South Steps of the Capitol Building to follow March ... See MoreSee Less
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Tony Owens Laura Ryle Owens Sutton was asking about this at Christmas if you and mammaw and I were going to take her again to play games and have hot dogs 😂
Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Epiphany. "The Lord and ruler is coming; kingship is his, and government and power." With these words the Church proclaims that today's feast brings to a perfect fulfillment all the purposes of Advent. Epiphany, therefore, marks the liturgical zenith of the Advent-Christmas season. — Pius Parsch
The Solemnity of the Epiphany is celebrated either on January 6 or, according to the decision of the episcopal conference, on the Sunday between January 2 and January 8. The young Messiah is revealed as the light of the nations. Three mysteries are encompassed in this solemnity: the adoration of the Christ Child by the Magi, the Baptism of Christ and the wedding feast at Cana. Christ is revealed as the Light of the Gentiles. — Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year, Msgr. Peter J. Elliott, Ignatius Press. ... See MoreSee Less
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praise be to God