LEGION OF MARY

Legion of Mary

Second July today indeed a holy day for all- Christianity prime
The day Mary showed HERSELF to the world in places several
Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members
Developed by prayer and  co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work.
Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual.
The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of
Families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through
Every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish.
Every legionary carries out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith.

The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the
Sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate,
Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbor.
First meeting of the Legion of Mary took place in Myra House, Francis Street,
Dublin, Ireland, Nineteen Twenty One.very beneficial consequences for the mission of the Catholic Church and, in a special way, for millions of Members of Christ’s Lay faithful who would serve in the Legion

 

May 21st- Holy Thurs Day-

Maundy Thursday 2020 - Calendar Date

May Twenty first is today -indeed a holy day for the Christian
Faith all over! Ascension Day Twenty Twenty! observed today!
Ascension Day also called Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ,
Ascension Thursday and Holy Thursday is held on a Thursday
Fortieth  day of Easter- after Easter Sunday!.

Daily prayer:

Jesus, through the immaculate heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your sacred heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all the apostles of prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

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Friday is Good! April 10th

Good Friday 2020 | Good Friday Holiday 2020

Philosophically taking  all days are good- Sunday to Saturday!
Yet several days are specifically good and great in all religions!
Tuesdays and Fridays are deemed to be good for Hindu ladies!
Thursdays are good for studies and study connected activities!

Today tenth April is GOOD FRIDAY- a day great for people of
Christian faith  all over the globe! Many  in India attend special
Church Services or pray on Good Friday. Some  fast or abstain from meat
This day. Many  hold parades or open air plays to portray the last days and
Hours of Jesus’ life in some areas .  a day of sadness,  churches are empty And dark. Services  held in the afternoon. Many have a bitter drink prepared
Erom leaves, vinegar, and other ingredients to taste after the service.
Wishing a GOOD FRIDAY for all our friends of the faith wherever they are!

 

 

Good Friday 2020 - Calendar Date

April 9th-Maundy Thursday

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All religions are great with their culture and tradition all over
Christianity is great and noble in its own philosophy
And practices.  Today April ninth is a holy day–
Holy Thursday or Good Thursday, Maundy Thursday observed
Since the earliest days of the Christian Church.

Remembering Jesus’ last supper with his disciples
Lord’s Supper and  the ceremony known as the Eucharist.
The night of Maundy Thursday is the night on which Jesus was
Betrayed by Judas in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Holy Thursday – Maundy Thursday is the old Latin name for the day,
“Dies Mandatum,”  “the day of the new commandment” -the command
Given by Christ at the Last Supper, that we should love one another,
Before He washed the feet of his disciples. Preceding Good Friday, it is
Called “green” Thursday – the green vegetables, people eat on this
Fastday, Spinach  favorite. Catholic churches do not ring their bells,
They fall silent until Easter. Let us also observe silence and invoke HIS grace!

Maundy Thursday around the world in 2020

 

 

 

• March 17, St Patrick’s Day

A stained glass window depicts Saint Patrick dressed in a green robe with a halo about his head, holding a sham rock in his right hand and a staff in his left.

Omnipresent,Omnipotent Omniscient Lord Almighty
In HIS compassion for  peace and harmony in the Society
Has created Saints and Seers  in all religions to guide for ever
We have many many whom we should respect; ignore never!

Seventeenth March today is the day of one such noble, great Saint
Saint Patrick’s day is today. the Feast of Saint Patrick ,  a cultural
And religious observation on Seventeenth March, the traditional
Death date of Saint Patrick- the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Let us on this holy and sacred day, host feast to all poor and
Destitute. Lord’s noble intention of keeping all in peace and joy
Will be fulfilled. Let us go to the old age homes and orphanages
And organize feeding with a festive mood . That is real service.

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FIRST SUNDAY ARCH DAVID March 1st

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Several Saints and Seers all over the world were born to make
The society noble. Religion not a bar to peace and plenty,
Health and happiness! All Religions advice the same for all nicely
Tomorrow the First March a Christian Saints memorial day!

Saint David Welsh: Dewi Sant Latin: Davidus a Welsh bishop of
Mynyw (now St Davids) during the sixth the patron saint of Wales.
A native of Wales,  traditionally believed to be the son of Saint Non
And the grandson of Ceredig ap Cunedda, king of Ceredigion.
 

Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Anglican Communion
Canonized 1123, Rome, Holy Roman Empire (officially recognised) by Pope Calixtus II
Major shrine St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, Wales
shrine largely extant,
controversial bones in casket
Feast 1 March
Attributes Bishop with a dove,
usually on his shoulder, sometimes standing
on a raised hillock
Patronage Wales; Pembrokeshire; Naas; vegetarians; poets

 

ASH WEDNESDAY 26th February

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A cross marked from ash or dust on a worshiper’s forehead

Every religion has its own philosophy and principles,
Practices and festivals and Christianity has its own!
Twenty Sixth February today is a day of fasting and prayer.
Ash Wednesday  holy day  preceded by Shrove Tuesday
And falls on the first day of Lent the six weeks of penitence
Before Easter. Ash Wednesday  traditionally observed by
Western Christians.Observed by Anglicans, Catholics in the Roman Rite, Lutherans, Methodists, Moravian, Nazarene,
Independent Catholics,  many from the Reformed faith.

Ash Wednesday gets its name from the placing of repentance
Ashes on the foreheads of participants to either the words
“Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or the dictum “Remember that you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”The ashes are prepared by burning
Palm leaves from the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebrations.

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CHRISTMAS DAY December 25th.

Christmas  festival to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ,
Observed  today twenty fifth of December  a religious and cultural Celebration among billions of people around the world.[
A feast central to the Christian liturgical year!

Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
Was born of a virgin  Mary, performed miracles,
Founded the Christian Church, died by crucifixion
As a sacrifice to achieve atonement for sin,
Rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven,
From where he will return. Jesus enables people
To be reconciled to God.  Jesus will judge the living and the
Dead either before or after their bodily resurrection,

An event tied to the Second Coming of Jesus.
We  worship Jesus as the incarnation of God the Son,
the second of three persons of the Trinity.
The birth of Jesus is  on December Twenty Fifth.
His crucifixion is honored on Good Friday and
His resurrection on Easter. 

Please click the arrow mark above to enjoy the merry Christmas songs.

 

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HALLOWEEN DAY-October 31st

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HALLOWEEN Day is today the thirty first of October observed all over
Halloween or Hallowe’en two hundred and seventy five years old
“Hallowe’en” means “Saints’ evening”.Evening before All Hallows’ Day.
Hallows’ Evening -AllhalloweenAll Hallows’ Eve All Saints’ Eve
Observed  today  the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day.

Begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide the time in
Liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including
saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
We have trick-or-treating- guising and souling, attending
Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns,
Lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks,
Visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories,  watching horror films
Attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead.
Abstain from meat on All Hallows’ Eve, eating of vegetarian foods
On this vigil day like apples, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.

A jack-o’-lantern, one of the symbols of Halloween

A halloween dressed FIRE FIGHTER boy in US!

MISSION SUNDAY October 20th.

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We have Missions and Missions-organizations to develop the society and its people with the ultimate objective of ensuring peace and harmony, pleasure and prosperity, joy and health. Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Chinmaya Mission, Sai Mission, World Christian Missions, UN Missions, Space Missions, Nasa  Missions!!!!!!!!

Today October 20th is MISSION SUNDAY-an important Mission day for Christianity all over the world.

World Mission Sunday is on the penultimate Sunday in October each year. It’s the one Sunday in the year when the entire global Church comes together to support mission. And every single donation from these worldwide Masses goes to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor.

Every Catholic community, in every country, sends a powerful message of faith, hope and love on this special day.

This is their chance to show love and solidarity to the global Church family. Through prayers, they support missionaries everywhere in spreading the Good News. And by donating they respond to Christ’s call to feed the hungry and clothe the naked.

Today. Tomorrow. Together.

All Christians are proud to be the Pope’s chosen charity for mission. Mission works with the Mission family around the world to bring the church together in compassion and communion. Together, they coordinate World Mission Sunday and provide mission dioceses with the essential support they need to become self-sufficient.

They work with local bishops, churches and missionary congregations, to distribute resources and funds fairly on the basis of need. And all of donations go directly from the entire world including England and Wales to the bishops in the mission territories: local church directly helping local church!

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS FRANCIS
FOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

For the month of October 2019, I have asked that the whole Church revive her missionary awareness and commitment as we commemorate the centenary of the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud of Pope Benedict XV (30 November 1919). Its farsighted and prophetic vision of the apostolate has made me realize once again the importance of renewing the Church’s missionary commitment and giving fresh evangelical impulse to her work of preaching and bringing to the world the salvation of Jesus Christ, who died and rose again.

The title of the present Message is the same as that of October’s Missionary Month: Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World. Celebrating this month will help us first to rediscover the missionary dimension of our faith in Jesus Christ, a faith graciously bestowed on us in baptism. Our filial relationship with God is not something simply private, but always in relation to the Church. Through our communion with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we, together with so many of our other brothers and sisters, are born to new life. This divine life is not a product for sale – we do not practise proselytism – but a treasure to be given, communicated and proclaimed: that is the meaning of mission. We received this gift freely and we share it freely , without excluding anyone. God wills that all people be saved by coming to know the truth and experiencing his mercy through the ministry of the Church, the universal sacrament of salvation

The Church is on mission in the world. Faith in Jesus Christ enables us to see all things in their proper perspective, as we view the world with God’s own eyes and heart. Hope opens us up to the eternal horizons of the divine life that we share. Charity, of which we have a foretaste in the sacraments and in fraternal love, impels us to go forth to the ends of the earth . A Church that presses forward to the farthest frontiers requires a constant and ongoing missionary conversion. How many saints, how many men and women of faith, witness to the fact that this unlimited openness, this going forth in mercy, is indeed possible and realistic, for it is driven by love and its deepest meaning as gift, sacrifice and gratuitousness! The man who preaches God must be a man of God

This missionary mandate touches us personally: I am a mission, always; you are a mission, always; every baptized man and woman is a mission. People in love never stand still: they are drawn out of themselves; they are attracted and attract others in turn; they give themselves to others and build relationships that are life-giving. As far as God’s love is concerned, no one is useless or insignificant. Each of us is a mission to the world, for each of us is the fruit of God’s love. Even if parents can betray their love by lies, hatred and infidelity, God never takes back his gift of life. From eternity he has destined each of his children to share in his divine and eternal life

This life is bestowed on us in baptism, which grants us the gift of faith in Jesus Christ, the conqueror of sin and death. Baptism gives us rebirth in God’s own image and likeness, and makes us members of the Body of Christ, which is the Church. In this sense, baptism is truly necessary for salvation for it ensures that we are always and everywhere sons and daughters in the house of the Father, and never orphans, strangers or slaves. What in the Christian is a sacramental reality – whose fulfillment is found in the Eucharist – remains the vocation and destiny of every man and woman in search of conversion and salvation. For baptism fulfils the promise of the gift of God that makes everyone a son or daughter in the Son. We are children of our natural parents, but in baptism we receive the origin of all fatherhood and true motherhood: no one can have God for a Father who does not have the Church for a mother.

Our mission, then, is rooted in the fatherhood of God and the motherhood of the Church. The mandate given by the Risen Jesus at Easter is inherent in Baptism: as the Father has sent me, so I send you, filled with the Holy Spirit, for the reconciliation of the world . This mission is part of our identity as Christians; it makes us responsible for enabling all men and women to realize their vocation to be adoptive children of the Father, to recognize their personal dignity and to appreciate the intrinsic worth of every human life, from conception until natural death. Today’s rampant secularism, when it becomes an aggressive cultural rejection of God’s active fatherhood in our history, is an obstacle to authentic human fraternity, which finds expression in reciprocal respect for the life of each person. Without the God of Jesus Christ, every difference is reduced to a baneful threat, making impossible any real fraternal acceptance and fruitful unity within the human race.

The universality of the salvation offered by God in Jesus Christ led Benedict XV to call for an end to all forms of nationalism and ethnocentrism, or the merging of the preaching of the Gospel with the economic and military interests of the colonial powers. In his Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud, the Pope noted that the Church’s universal mission requires setting aside exclusivist ideas of membership in one’s own country and ethnic group. The opening of the culture and the community to the salvific newness of Jesus Christ requires leaving behind every kind of undue ethnic and ecclesial introversion. Today too, the Church needs men and women who, by virtue of their baptism, respond generously to the call to leave behind home, family, country, language and local Church, and to be sent forth to the nations, to a world not yet transformed by the sacraments of Jesus Christ and his holy Church. By proclaiming God’s word, bearing witness to the Gospel and celebrating the life of the Spirit, they summon to conversion, baptize and offer Christian salvation, with respect for the freedom of each person and in dialogue with the cultures and religions of the peoples to whom they are sent. The missio ad gentes, which is always necessary for the Church, thus contributes in a fundamental way to the process of ongoing conversion in all Christians. Faith in the Easter event of Jesus; the ecclesial mission received in baptism; the geographic and cultural detachment from oneself and one’s own home; the need for salvation from sin and liberation from personal and social evil: all these demand the mission that reaches to the very ends of the earth.

The providential coincidence of this centenary year with the celebration of the Special Synod on the Churches in the Amazon allows me to emphaze how the mission entrusted to us by Jesus with the gift of his Spirit is also timely and necessary for those lands and their peoples. A renewed Pentecost opens wide the doors of the Church, in order that no culture remain closed in on itself and no people cut off from the universal communion of the faith. No one ought to remain closed in self-absorption, in the self-referentiality of his or her own ethnic and religious affiliation. The Easter event of Jesus breaks through the narrow limits of worlds, religions and cultures, calling them to grow in respect for the dignity of men and women, and towards a deeper conversion to the truth of the Risen Lord who gives authentic life to all.

Here I am reminded of the words of Pope Benedict XVI at the beginning of the meeting of Latin American Bishops at Aparecida, Brazil, in 2007. I would like to repeat these words and make them my own: “Yet what did the acceptance of the Christian faith mean for the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean? For them, it meant knowing and welcoming Christ, the unknown God whom their ancestors were seeking, without realizing it, in their rich religious traditions. Christ is the Saviour for whom they were silently longing. It also meant that they received, in the waters of Baptism, the divine life that made them children of God by adoption; moreover, they received the Holy Spirit who came to make their cultures fruitful, purifying them and developing the numerous seeds that the incarnate Word had planted in them, thereby guiding them along the paths of the Gospel… The Word of God, in becoming flesh in Jesus Christ, also became history and culture. The utopia of going back to breathe life into the pre-Columbian religions, separating them from Christ and from the universal Church, would not be a step forward: indeed, it would be a step back. In reality, it would be a retreat towards a stage in history anchored in the past”.

We entrust the Church’s mission to Mary our Mother. In union with her Son, from the moment of the Incarnation the Blessed Virgin set out on her pilgrim way. She was fully involved in the mission of Jesus, a mission that became her own at the foot of the Cross: the mission of cooperating, as Mother of the Church, in bringing new sons and daughters of God to birth in the Spirit and in faith.

I would like to conclude with a brief word about the Pontifical Mission Societies, already proposed in Maximum Illud as a missionary resource. The Pontifical Mission Societies serve the Church’s universality as a global network of support for the Pope in his missionary commitment by prayer, the soul of mission, and charitable offerings from Christians throughout the world. Their donations assist the Pope in the evangelization efforts of particular Churches (the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith), in the formation of local clergy (the Pontifical Society of Saint Peter the Apostle), in raising missionary awareness in children (Pontifical Society of Missionary Childhood) and in encouraging the missionary dimension of Christian faith (Pontifical Missionary Union). In renewing my support for these Societies, I trust that the extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019 will contribute to the renewal of their missionary service to my ministry.

To men and women missionaries, and to all those who, by virtue of their baptism, share in any way in the mission of the Church, I send my heartfelt blessing.

Thus ends this week’s Sunday story and we shall proceed as usual tomorrow. Till then GOOD BYE!

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