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Saturday, fourth week of Lent

April 5, 2014

JMJ

Blessed St. Vincent Ferrer’s Day!

You can find his story here.

Entrance Antiphon:
O chosen people, proclaim the mighty works of Him
who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

Collect:
O God, who raised up the Priest Saint Vincent Ferrer
to minister by the preaching of the Gospel,
grant, we pray, that, when the judge comes,
whom Saint Vincent proclaimed on earth,
we may be among those blessed
to behold Him reigning in Heaven.
Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Readings:
2 Timothy 4:1-5 (Proclaim the Word, whether people listen or not)
Psalm 40:2,4,7-11 “Here I am, Lord, I come to do Your will”
+Luke 12:35-40 (Be prepared for the Lord’s return)

There is a time for resting,
for reclining at the table,
being waited on
be Him Who came to serve.

It isn’t now!

This is the time
to have your belt on,
lamp in hand
and burning bright,
keeping watch
and fighting darkness
with a word of reprimand.

Don’t be put off
by those
who follow
their own pleasures
to a world of fantasy.

They need to see
in you
persistent constancy
in speaking truth
despite the suffering
they cause.

Am I persistent in God’s service when I meet with resistance or do I give up too easily?

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