Friday, October 31, 2014

The Litany of the Saints

The Litany of the Saints

   One of my favorite times at mass is when we do the Litany of the Saints. I have always loved it. Even a child I did. Yes, as a child I loved it. Believe me I look back at that and realize that is not the normal life of a child, then again it makes sense with my discernment now. 

    I have looked for videos of the Litany and found this one below. I can listen to it over and over again and love that this one is in Latin. There is just something about the Litany that hits my soul. Knowing the tradition of the Church and all that have gone before us gives me the chills. I hope you like this version as well and below the video is the readings for the Holy Day. I hope that you were able to make mass today even though it was not a Holy Day of Obligation this year. I know I will be for sure. 

Until tomorrow, God Bless, and may all the Saints aid in our prayers. 

Friday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 483
Reading 1
PHIL 1:1-11
Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus,
to all the holy ones in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi,
with the bishops and deacons:
grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you,
praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you,
because of your partnership for the Gospel
from the first day until now.
I am confident of this,
that the one who began a good work in you
will continue to complete it
until the day of Christ Jesus.
It is right that I should think this way about all of you,
because I hold you in my heart,
you who are all partners with me in grace,
both in my imprisonment
and in the defense and confirmation of the Gospel.
For God is my witness,
how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer:
that your love may increase ever more and more
in knowledge and every kind of perception,
to discern what is of value,
so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
filled with the fruit of righteousness
that comes through Jesus Christ
for the glory and praise of God.
Responsorial Psalm
PS 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6

R. (2) How great are the works of the Lord!
R. Alleluia.
I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart
in the company and assembly of the just.
Great are the works of the LORD,
exquisite in all their delights.
R. How great are the works of the Lord!
R. Alleluia.
Majesty and glory are his work,
and his justice endures forever.
He has won renown for his wondrous deeds;
gracious and merciful is the LORD.
R. How great are the works of the Lord!
R. Alleluia.
He has given food to those who fear him;
he will forever be mindful of his covenant.
He has made known to his people the power of his works,
giving them the inheritance of the nations.
R. How great are the works of the Lord!
R. Alleluia.
LK 14:1-6

On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
at the home of one of the leading Pharisees,
and the people there were observing him carefully.
In front of him there was a man suffering from dropsy.
Jesus spoke to the scholars of the law and Pharisees in reply, asking,
“Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath or not?”
But they kept silent; so he took the man and,
after he had healed him, dismissed him.
Then he said to them 
“Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern,
would not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?” 
But they were unable to answer his question.
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