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The Twelve drove out many demons,
and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Mark 6:13

APRIL is dedicated to The Holy Spirit. The first three days of the month fall during the season of Lent which is represented by the liturgical color purple — a symbol of penance, mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart. The remainder of April falls during the Easter season which is represented by the liturgical color white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute or restored).

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of APRIL 2021

Fundamental Rights
We pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis. (See also Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network)

EASTER PRAYER

May the glory
and the promise
of this joyous time of year
bring peace
and happiness to you
and those you hold most dear.

And may Jesus Christ,
Our Risen Savior,
always be 

by your side
to bless you
most abundantly
and be your loving guide.
 
Rejoice, alleluia!

In 1578, as the plague raged through Europe and Córdoba Spain, Holy Raphael appeared to a priest named Fr.Andrew Roelas and appointed himself the town’s guardian. After that appearance, the plague stopped there – and statues on the church and columns started rising in the town’s market squares of the Archangel Raphael in gratitude for his protection.

Prayer to St. Raphael

for Help and Protection against the Corona Virus

Holy St. Raphael allow this healing balm, healing oil that was blessed in Heaven to flow through my  entire body and touch every organ and heal me of any known and unknown ailments, then + bless yourself with the oil +, St. Raphael protect us from any diseases, plagues, chastisements, flus and viruses coming upon the earth. Amen.

(You can also place a cross of the oil, above your doorposts and windows. It is used as a healing balm and/or a protection against evil and pestilence.)

APRIL 13

Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Martin I

St. Martin was born in Todi, Italy. He was elected pope in 649 during the period of the last Christological controversy. For his defense of Christ as true God and true man, he was exiled by the Byzantine emperor Constans II to Crimea where he died, broken by his sufferings.

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Hermenegild, son of the king of the Visigoths in Spain, who married the daughter of the king of the Franks. Despite the opposition of his father, who was an Arian, he was converted to Catholicism. He was imprisoned and then was put to death. The feast of St. Martin I is celebrated on November 12.


St. Martin I
The unfortunate victim of Constans’ wrath was the virtuous Martin. Born in Todi of noble birth, he had served as nuncio to Constantinople under Pope Theodore, gaining experience in dealing with the Byzantine court and familiarizing himself with the Monothelite teachings so prevalent in the East. Without waiting for the necessary imperial mandate, Martin proceeded with his consecration on July 5, 649. This independent act so enraged the emperor that he refused to acknowledge Martin as the legitimate pope.

A staunch defender of the orthodox, Martin immediately convened a synod in the Lateran. Attended by 105 Western bishops, the synod studied all aspects of Monothelitism and the emperor’s Type. After nearly a month, the synod reached a conclusion. They determined that there were two wills in Christ, condemned the One Will heresy, and further condemned Constans’ Type for boldly prohibiting the truthful teachings of the apostles. In an effort to pacify the emperor, Martin acknowledged Constans’ good intentions in trying to unify the Church and placed the burden of responsibility on the poor advice of Constantinople’s patriarchs.

Constans, far from appeased, was determined that his religious policies would not be ignored. Appointing his chamberlain Olympius as exarch to Italy, he dispatched him with the order to obtain the signatures of acceptance from all Italians without exception. Olympius proved to be a dismal failure, both in his mission and in an attempted assassination of the popular pope. The exarch prudently abandoned his post and fled to Sicily to fight the invading Muslims.

In the summer of 653, the furious emperor appointed yet another exarch, Theodore Calliopas, with orders to escort the inflexible pontiff to Constantinople. Calliopas and his officers boldly entered the Lateran, arrested the bedridden Martin, and presented the clergy with Constans’ edict deposing the pope who had been consecrated illegally. The voyage, which took nearly three months, subjected the sickly pope to humiliation and abuse. Arriving in Constantinople, racked with dysentery and disabled by gout, Martin was placed in solitary confinement. On December 19, 653, Martin was brought to trial on trumped-up charges of treason and sacrilege. The pope, near death and realizing his position futile, could only laugh at the ridiculous accusations and beg the emperor to excuse the fumbling witnesses before they added perjury to false witness! Constans pronounced the predetermined verdict of guilty on the pontiff and sentenced him to public flogging and death. The disapproving crowd watched, horrified; and it was only by the dying Patriarch Paul’s intercession that Martin’s sentence of public execution was commuted to banishment.

For nearly three months, the pope suffered under the worst conditions in a Byzantine prison before he was exiled to the Crimea. There, on September 16, 655, suffering from cold and starvation, Pope Martin gratefully met his God. Pious Martin had been disgraced in life but later became honored as a martyr. Today he is venerated as a saint; his feast is celebrated by both the Roman and Greek Churches on April 13. — The Popes: A Papal History, J.V. Bartlett

Symbols: Pope holding money; Pope with geese around him (possible confusion by artist with Martin of Tours); Pope in a prison cell.

Things to Do:

  • Read another biography of St. Martin I.
  • As head of the Church, St. Martin condemned false doctrine and thereby brought upon himself the wrath of the Emperor. He would not yield a hairbreadth from the way of truth, even when such a stand entailed suffering, imprisonment, exile, death. Here is a model for fidelity to one’s vocation. In every state of life there are opportunities for martyrdom. Spend some time considering your own life and examine whether or not you take the opportunities presented to witness to the truth.
  • Pope Martin, fearing that the truth about Christ would not be taught, called a council at the Lateran. Learn more about monothelitism and monothelites.

St. Hermenegild
Leovigild, Arian King of the Visigoths, had two sons, Hermenegild and Recared, who were reigning conjointly with him. All were Arians, but Hermenegild married a zealous Catholic, the daughter of Sigebert, King of France, and by her holy example was converted to the faith. His father, on hearing the news, denounced him as a traitor, and marched to seize his person. Hermenegild tried to rally the Catholics of Spain in his defense, but they were too weak to make any stand; and after a two years’ fruitless struggle, Hermenegild surrendered on the assurance of a free pardon. Once he was safely in the royal camp, the king had him loaded with fetters and cast into a foul dungeon at Seville.

Tortures and bribes were in turn employed to shake his faith, but Hermenegild wrote to his father that he regarded the crown as nothing, and preferred to lose scepter and life rather than betray the truth of God. At length, on Easter night, an Arian bishop entered his cell, and promised him his father’s pardon if he would receive Communion from his hands. Hermenegild indignantly rejected the offer, and knelt with joy for his death-stroke, praying for his persecutors. The same night a light streaming from his cell told the Christians keeping vigil nearby that the martyr had won his crown and was celebrating the Resurrection of the Lord with the Saints in glory.

King Leovigild, on his death-bed, was changed interiorly. He had been witness to the miracles that had occurred after his son’s cruel death, and he told his son and successor Recared to seek out Saint Leander, whom he himself had persecuted. Recared should follow Hermenegild’s example, said the king, and be received by the bishop into the Church. Recared did so; and although his father himself had not had the courage to renounce the false faith publicly, after his father’s death the new king labored so earnestly for the extirpation of Arianism that he brought over the whole nation of the Visigoths to the Church. “Nor is it to be wondered,” says Saint Gregory, “that he came thus to be a preacher of the true faith, since he was the brother of a martyr, whose merits helped him to bring so many into the haven of God’s Church.” — Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints

Patron: Converts.

Symbols: Young prince in armour being borne to heaven while contemplating the crucifix while around him angels carry an axe; chains; royal regalia; a palm; and a rose wreath and heretical bishops and king stand below him; prince with an axe.

Things to Do:


Saturday of the 5th Week of Lent
Station at St. John before the Latin Gate (San Giovanni a Porta Latina):

Today’s Station takes place in the Church of St. John before the Latin Gate. This ancient basilica is built near the spot where the beloved disciple was, by Domitian’s order, plunged into the cauldron of boiling oil.
 

MASS READINGS

April 13, 2021 (Readings on USCCB website)

COLLECT PRAYER

Enable us, we pray, almighty God, to proclaim the power of the risen Lord, that we, who have received the pledge of his gift, may come to possess all he gives when it is fully revealed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.


O God, who are glorified in the Bishop Saint Martin both by his life and death, make new, we pray, the wonders of your grace in our hearts, that neither death nor life may separate us from your love. 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.

https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2021-04-13&

Daily Meditation: John 3:7-15

The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes. (John 3:8)

“The Wind,” a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, describes a person’s experience of the wind like this:

I saw the different things you did,
But always you yourself you hid.
I felt you push, I heard you call,
I could not see yourself at all.

When Jesus describes the “invisible” action of the Holy Spirit to Nicodemus, he uses similar images. Like the wind, the Spirit can’t be seen, but we can sense his call and feel his “push.” We’ve all experienced this type of thing; we’ve all felt prompted at times to do something—or not to do something—that we hadn’t thought of before. You might remember and want to contact someone you haven’t called in a long time. Or just as you’re about to say something negative, you realize you should hold your tongue. That’s the Holy Spirit!

When you obey those promptings of the Spirit, you make him “visible” to the people around you. Like Nicodemus, many people today are looking for tangible proof that God is real. Oftentimes, even if you speak persuasively, it’s not the actual words that draw people to Jesus. It’s the spirit behind your words. That’s where listening to the Spirit comes in. When you’re trying to follow the Spirit, people will see that God is real and is at work in and through your witness.

The more you try to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading, the better you get at it. Instead of turning a blind eye, you might offer money or a kind word to a homeless person. When someone tells you their problems, instead of getting annoyed, you’ll listen patiently and offer to say a prayer with them. When you are criticized unfairly, you’ll respond with gentleness instead of anger.

Although we can’t see the Spirit with our eyes, his movements will be hard to miss. Through you, people will be able to feel his gentle call. Even better, they may be drawn in by his invisible—but powerful—loving embrace.

“Lord, open my ears to hear your Spirit calling, and give me the courage to follow where he leads me.”

Acts 4:32-37
Psalm 93:1-2, 5

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13TH APRIL 2021
Acts 4:32-37; Psalm 93:1ab,1cd-2,5; John 3:7-15
THERE WAS NO NEEDY PERSON AMONG THEM
The early Christians through their love and generosity made it possible that everyone was taken care of. The early missionaries who evangelized many parts of the world followed after this example and won many lives.
▪The Lord reminds us in Mark 14:7, “For the poor, you have with you always.” There will never be a time when the world will be without the needy. St. Teresa of Calcutta has this famous quote, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” We can only change the world from where we are. This secret the early Christians used in addressing their challenges.
~ We cannot underestimate what Christianity has done in changing lives and offering hope to those who are struggling. We can never solve the whole problems in the world, especially that of poverty. We can do the much we can, but let us always remember that human needs cannot be fully met.
~ If we each begin from where we are to help those who are in need, we will make our communities a habitable place. We are presently witnessing so much violence, crisis, anxieties and frustrations. What these show is that a great number of people are not happy and have lost faith and hope in life.
▪We must realize that basic needs, if provided, will save us a lot of violence and crisis we face today. Our goal as Christians should be focused on how to help one another in difficult times, especially in this our time. Someone like Barnabas, who was called “son of encouragement” sold what he had to help the needy.
~ Are those early Christians different from the Christians of today? Yes and no! Yes, because they were less selfish and detached than the kind of Christians we have today. No, because it is still the same Christ that they preached and followed that we still preach today.
~ Where lies the problem then? The problem is neither in Christianity nor in the bible. We are the problem! Our selfishness and greed are the reasons why we have rising number of the needy among us. Many have different mindset other than that of Christ. Unless we have a change of heart, it will not get better.
▪Dear friend, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński encouraged us, “Act always to your neighbour’s advantage. Do good things to others, as you would like them done to you. Never give a thought to what others owe you, but always to what you owe them.” When we do this, there will be no needy person in our communities. May God help us with this kind of heart. Through Christ our Lord. Amen
May God bless you today
Have a fruitful day
Fr Joseph Chukwugozie Ikegbunam
Blessed Sacrament Parish, Stowe and Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Morrisville, Vermont, USA
 
The Holy Days of Obligation are the days (outside of Sundays) on which Catholics gather together to celebrate the mysteries of our faith as a community. This “obligation” is familial because we are responsible as a family of faith in mutually supporting one another. Gathering together in our parishes and communities on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation helps us to “encourage one another and build one another up…”
(1 Thessalonians 5:11)

Holy Days for 2021*

  • Friday, January 1, 2021 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021– Ascension of the Lord – a holy day of obligation
  • Sunday, August 15, 2021 – Assumption of Mary – a holy day of obligation
  • Monday, November 1, 2021 – All Saints –a holy day of obligation
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – Immaculate Conception –  a holy day of obligation
  • Saturday, December 25, 2021 – Christmas – always a holy day
  • Saturday, January 1, 2022 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

*Whenever January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the Solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated. 

Other important liturgical days:

  • Ash Wednesday: February 17, 2021
  • Joseph, Husband of Mary: March 19, 2021
  • Annunciation: March 25, 2021
  • Palm Sunday: March 28, 2021
  • Holy Thursday: April 1, 2021
  • Good Friday: April 2, 2021
  • Easter Sunday: April 4, 2021
  • Pentecost Sunday: May 23 , 2021
  • The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: Sunday, June 6, 2021
  • The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: Friday, June 11, 2021
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary: Saturday, June 12, 2021
  • St. Kateri Tekakwitha: July 14, 2021
  • Feast of the Transfiguration: August 6, 2021
  • Feast of the Triumph of the Cross: September 14, 2021
  • Our Lady of Sorrows: September 15, 2021
  • Feast of the Holy Archangels: September 29, 2021
  • St. Therese of Lisieux: October 1, 2021
  • Guardian Angels: October 2, 2021
  • Our Lady of the Rosary: October 7, 2021
  • Christ the King: November 21, 2021
  • First Sunday of Advent: November 28, 2021

St. Raphael the Archangel whose name means “Medicine of God” or “God heals” in Hebrew; is one of the seven Archangels that stand before the throne of GOD.

“I am Raphael, one of the seven who stand before the Lord.” [Tob. 12: 15]When we pray for his help he intercedes directly to God the Father. He is one of the three angels mentioned by name in holy scripture. St. Raphael appears in the deutero-canonical Book of Tobit, a beautiful narrative in the Old Testament.
He heals Tobit of blindness, he protects and guides Tobias on his travels and he delivers Sarah from an evil demon. Tobit, Tobias and Sarah were beset by trials and difficulties to purify them, but they remained steadfast in their faith during the period of testing, and eventually enjoyed God’s blessings and mercy. All prayed for deliverance and God sent St. Raphael. The longest recorded speech of an angel is Chapter 12 of the Book of Tobit.
He is the healing and deliverance Archangel, patron of the sick and sickness, travelers, the blind, bodily ills, nurses, physicians,medical workers, happy meetings and marriages.

The feast day of Raphael was included for the first time in the General Roman Calendar in 1921, for celebration on October 24. With the 1969 revision of the General Roman Calendar, the feast was transferred to September 29 for celebration together with archangels Saints Michael and Gabriel.

“May the Angel Raphael, physician of our salvation, help us from the heights of Heaven, heal all diseases and guide our faltering steps towards the true life.” (Hymn at Lauds).

+We continue to propagate the Tuesday devotion to Holy Raphael, please pray for his intercession on Tuesdays.+

Glorious Archangel St. Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. You are a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners.I beg you, assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels. Because you are the “medicine of God” I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body. I especially ask of you the favor (here mention your special intention), and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 
ANGEL OF FATIMA PARDON PRAYER
 
MY GOD, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You
for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You. Amen.
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
 
 

Miraculous Rosary: FAMOUS ROSARY MIRACLES 

For Meditation: to Jesus thru Mary

4th sorrowful mystery in the Domincan rosary Mary meets Jesus carrying the cross.
4th sorrow on the Servite Rosary Mary meets Jesus carrying the cross.
4th Station of the Cross: Jesus meets Mary

Why pray the Rosary today? Certainly, to grow in holiness and in one’s prayer life. The following are a few others reasons why the rosary should be prayed often, even daily:

“Among all the devotions approved by the Church none has been so favored by so many miracles as the devotion of the Most Holy Rosary” (Pope Pius IX).

“Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world” (Our Lady of Fátima).

“There is no surer means of calling down God’s blessings upon the family . . . than the daily recitation of the Rosary” (Pope Pius XII).

“We do not hesitate to affirm again publicly that we put great confidence in the Holy Rosary for the healing of evils of our times” (Pope Pius XII).

“No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary” (Bishop Hugh Doyle).

“The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world” (Pope John XXIII).

“The Rosary is the compendium of the entire Gospel” (Pope Paul VI quoting Pope Pius XII).

“Meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary . . . can be an excellent preparation for the celebration of those same mysteries in the liturgical actions [i.e. the Mass] and can also become a continuing echo thereof” (Pope Paul VI).

“My impression is that the Rosary is of the greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady at Fátima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. My impression is that Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God” (Sister Lucia, one of the seers of Fátima).

“How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening” (Pope John Paul II).

Pope John Paul II has called the Rosary his “favorite prayer,” after the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours.

St. Louis de Montfort warns us against both the ignorant and scholars who regard the Rosary as something of little importance…”the Rosary is a priceless treasure inspired by God.”

Pray for us, O’ Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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 The Eight Beatitudes form the core of the Christian life. As Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., writes in his Modern Catholic Dictionary, they are the promises of happiness made by Christ to those who faithfully accept his teaching and follow his divine example.” That happiness is not in the future but now for those who conform their lives to Christ.
  • Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  • Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
  • Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
  • Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
  • Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
  • Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
  • Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
  • Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  • Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.”
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The “Angelus”
 Powerful Daily Prayer
 
This wonderful prayer evolved from a recitation of three Hail Mary’s following an evening bell around the 12th century to its present form (with morning and midday recitations) in the 16th century.

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
 Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
 Hail Mary, etc.

V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
 Hail Mary, etc.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

LET US PRAY
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

May the Divine assistance remain always with us and may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

When prayed in a group setting a leader recites the verses and everyone recites both the responses and the Hail Mary’s in between each verse, as shown above.

Although the Angelus has been traditionally said three times daily, at 6 am, noon and 6 pm, you can pray it at anytime especially at NOON. It is still accompanied by the ringing of a bell (the Angelus bell) in some places such as Vatican City and parts of Germany and Ireland.

Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.

May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen 


PRAYER TO THE INFANT OF PRAGUE
 
O Infant of Prague, who said, “The more you honor me, the more I will bless you,” give us the strength to bear the burden of daily life in this sinful world. Give us a firm purpose of amendment and a resolve to lead a better life. Help us endure our afflictions and sorrows with patience and courage. Finally, O beloved Infant King if it be your will grant my petition (mention petition here). But whatever you choose, give me the strength to submit to your will in all things. Amen.
 
 
HEALING PRAYER

LORD, JESUS CHRIST, I AM DEEPLY SORRY FOR MY SINS. HAVE MERCY ON ME. In Your name, JESUS, I ask You for the grace to forgive myself. I ask your forgiveness for hurting others. I ask for the grace to forgive all those who have hurt me in this life, and especially the one person who has hurt me the most. I renounce forever Satan, ALL the evil spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self Lord JESUS, now and forever, you are my Lord, God, SAVIOR AND REDEEMER. Please heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, mind and spirit for my greater service in Your Kingdom. Allow me to lead other souls to You through my good example. JESUS I trust in you! Come Lord JESUS, cover me with Your most precious blood, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit, I praise You, I thank You, I glorify Your name, JESUS. I love You JESUS WITH MY WHOLE HEART, SOUL, MIND, BODY AND MY WHOLE BEING. O’ Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with Holy Raphael the Archangel and all the holy Angels and Saints, pray for us! Amen 

Holy Raphael says in Chapter 12 in the

BOOK OF TOBIT  12:7-10

7 A king’s secret it is prudent to keep, but the works of God are to be declared and made known. Praise them with due honor. Do good, and evil will not find its way to you.

Prayer and fasting are good, but better than either is almsgiving accompanied by righteousness. A little with righteousness is better than abundance with wickedness. It is better to give alms than to store up gold;

for almsgiving saves one from death and expiates every sin. Those who regularly give alms shall enjoy a full life;
10 but those habitually guilty of sin are their own worst enemies. 
THE WORKS OF MERCY

We must work in the Vineyard and

not return to GOD with empty hands! 

THE CORPORAL ACTS

  • To feed the hungry;
  • To give drink to the thirsty;
  • To clothe the naked;
  • To visit the imprisoned;
  • To visit the sick;
  • To shelter the homeless;
  • To bury the dead.
        THE SPIRITUAL ACTS
  • To instruct the ignorant;
  • To counsel the doubtful;
  • To admonish the sinner;
  • To bear wrongs patiently;
  • To forgive offences willingly;
  • To comfort the sorrowful;
  • To pray for the living and the dead.
44 Messianic Prophecies of Jesus
 Prophecies of JesusOld Testament
Scripture
New Testament
Fulfillment
1Messiah would be born of a woman.Genesis 3:15Matthew 1:20
Galatians 4:4
2Messiah would be born in Bethlehem.Micah 5:2Matthew 2:1
Luke 2:4-6
3Messiah would be born of a virgin.Isaiah 7:14Matthew 1:22-23
Luke 1:26-31
4Messiah would come from the line ofAbraham.Genesis 12:3
Genesis 22:18
Matthew 1:1
Romans 9:5
5Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac.Genesis 17:19
Genesis 21:12
Luke 3:34
6Messiah would be a descendant of Jacob.Numbers 24:17Matthew 1:2
7Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah.Genesis 49:10Luke 3:33
Hebrews 7:14
8Messiah would be heir to King David’s throne.2 Samuel 7:12-13
Isaiah 9:7
Luke 1:32-33
Romans 1:3
9Messiah’s throne will be anointed and eternal.Psalm 45:6-7
Daniel 2:44
Luke 1:33
Hebrews 1:8-12
10Messiah would be called Immanuel.Isaiah 7:14Matthew 1:23
11Messiah would spend a season in Egypt.Hosea 11:1Matthew 2:14-15
12A massacre of children would happen at Messiah’s birthplace.Jeremiah 31:15Matthew 2:16-18
13A messenger would prepare the way for MessiahIsaiah 40:3-5Luke 3:3-6
14Messiah would be rejected by his own people.Psalm 69:8
Isaiah 53:3
John 1:11
John 7:5
15Messiah would be a prophet.Deuteronomy 18:15Acts 3:20-22
16Messiah would be preceded by Elijah.Malachi 4:5-6Matthew 11:13-14
17Messiah would be declared the Son of God.Psalm 2:7Matthew 3:16-17
18Messiah would be called a Nazarene.Isaiah 11:1Matthew 2:23
19Messiah would bring light to Galilee.Isaiah 9:1-2Matthew 4:13-16
20Messiah would speak in parables.Psalm 78:2-4
Isaiah 6:9-10
Matthew 13:10-15, 34-35
21Messiah would be sent to heal the brokenhearted.Isaiah 61:1-2Luke 4:18-19
22Messiah would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek.Psalm 110:4Hebrews 5:5-6
23Messiah would be called King.Psalm 2:6
Zechariah 9:9
Matthew 27:37
Mark 11:7-11
24Messiah would be praised by little children.Psalm 8:2Matthew 21:16
25Messiah would be betrayed.Psalm 41:9
Zechariah 11:12-13
Luke 22:47-48
Matthew 26:14-16
26Messiah’s price money would be used to buy a potter’s field.Zechariah 11:12-13Matthew 27:9-10
27Messiah would be falsely accused.Psalm 35:11Mark 14:57-58
28Messiah would be silent before his accusers.Isaiah 53:7Mark 15:4-5
29Messiah would be spat upon and struck.Isaiah 50:6Matthew 26:67
30Messiah would be hated without cause.Psalm 35:19
Psalm 69:4
John 15:24-25
31Messiah would be crucified with criminals.Isaiah 53:12Matthew 27:38
Mark 15:27-28
32Messiah would be given vinegar to drink.Psalm 69:21Matthew 27:34
John 19:28-30
33Messiah’s hands and feet would be pierced.Psalm 22:16
Zechariah 12:10
John 20:25-27
34Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed.Psalm 22:7-8Luke 23:35
35Soldiers would gamble for Messiah’s garments.Psalm 22:18Luke 23:34
Matthew 27:35-36
36Messiah’s bones would not be broken.Exodus 12:46
Psalm 34:20
John 19:33-36
37Messiah would be forsaken by God.Psalm 22:1Matthew 27:46
38Messiah would pray for his enemies.Psalm 109:4Luke 23:34
39Soldiers would pierce Messiah’s side.Zechariah 12:10John 19:34
40Messiah would be buried with the rich.Isaiah 53:9Matthew 27:57-60
41Messiah would resurrect from the dead.Psalm 16:10
Psalm 49:15
Matthew 28:2-7
Acts 2:22-32
42Messiah would ascend to heaven.Psalm 24:7-10Mark 16:19
Luke 24:51
43Messiah would be seated at God’s right hand.Psalm 68:18
Psalm 110:1
Mark 16:19
Matthew 22:44
44Messiah would be a sacrifice for sin.Isaiah 53:5-12Romans 5:6-8

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MIRACLES OF JESUS CHRIST

Healing Miracles

RecipientMatthewMarkLukeJohn
Official’s son   4:46-54
Possessed man  1:21-274:33-37 
Peter’s in-law8:14-15 1:29-314:38-39 
Many at sunset8:16-17 1:32-394:40-41 
Leper8:1-4 1:40-455:12-15 
Paralytic9:1-8 2:1-125:18-26 
Man at Bethesda   5:1-17
Withered hand12:9-13 3:1-66:6-11 
Crowd in Galilee4:23-25   
Centurion’s son8:5-13 7:1-10 
Widow’s son  7:11-17 
2 demoniacs8:28-34 5:1-208:26-39 
Jairus daughter-19:18-19 5:22-248:41-42 
Unclean woman9:20-22 5:24-348:49-56 
Jairus daughter-29:23-26 5:35-438:49-56 
2 blind men9:27-31   
Dumb man9:32-34   
Touching clothes14:34-36 6:53-56  
Crowd in Galilee9:35   
Few in Nazareth  6:1-6  
Gentile’s daughter15:21-28 7:24-30  
Deaf man  7:31-37  
Multitude15:29-31   
Epileptic boy17:14-21 9:14-299:37-42 
Blind man    9:1-41
Blind/dumb man12:22-24 11:14-15 
Man of Bethsaida  8:22-26  
Stooped woman  13:10-17 
Manwith Dropsy  14:1-16 
Lazarus raised   11:1-45
Ten Lepers  17:11-19 
Crowds in Judea19:1-2   
Bartimaeus20:29-3410:46-5218:35-43 
Many in Jerusalem21:14   
Ear of Malchus  22:47-5318:10-11
Resurrection28:1-1016:1-2024:1-5320:1-31

Other Miracles

EventMatthew MarkLukeJohn
Water to wine   2:1-11
1st catch of fish  5:1-11 
Calms a sea8:23-27 4:35-418:22-25 
Feeds 500014:13-21 6:32-449:10-176:1-13
Walks on water14:22-33 6:45-51 6:15-21
Feeds 400015:32-39 8:1-10  
Money in fish17:24-27   
Tree withered21:18-2211:12-24  
2nd catch of fish   21:1-14
 
 
 

 

 

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