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

JANUARY

The month of December is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, which is celebrated on January 3. The first nine days of January fall during the liturgical season known as Christmas which is represented by the liturgical color white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute or restored). The remaining days of January are the beginning of liturgical season known as Tempus per Annum or Ordinary Time (formerly Time After Epiphany), which is represented by the liturgical color green. Green is a symbol of hope, as it is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. The liturgical color green is worn during prayer of Offices and Masses of Ordinary Time.

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of JANUARY 2022

For true human fraternity: We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family. (See also https://www.popesprayer.net/)

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 VIRUSES  and Pestilence

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.)

PRAYER TO THE INFANT OF PRAGUE
JANUARY 14th
 
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.
 
 
ORDINARY TIME: JANUARY 23
 
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday of the Word of God

“Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news of him spread throughout the whole region. He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all” (Luke 4:14-15).

The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is the Sunday of the Word of God, instituted by Pope Francis in 2019. See Note of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on the Sunday of the Word of God.

The Optional Memorials of St. Vincent Saragossa and St. Marianne Cope, which are ordinarily celebrated today, are superseded by the Sunday liturgy.

Today is Day Six of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25.


Sunday Readings
The First Reading is taken from the Book of Nehemiah, 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10. Nehemiah and Ezra lived in the time when the people of Israel had been returned to their land after the years of the Babylonian Captivity and it was a time of rebuilding. The people had lost their connections to their faith.

The Second Reading is from the first Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians, 12:12-30 and refers to the Mystical Body of Christ. St. Paul concludes his description of the different parts of the body by applying it to the Church, where variety of functions does not detract from unity.

The Gospel is from St. Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21. In the first four verses of St. Luke’s Gospel which have been read to you today, you will find reason to be grateful to him. He went to a lot of trouble in order to put in a permanent form, in a written record, the essential facts concerning Christ, his words and his works, so that we “would understand (like Theophilus) the certainty of the faith in which we have been instructed.”

But while we must be grateful to St. Luke, we owe a bigger debt of gratitude still to the all-good, all-wise God who moved Luke and the other Evangelists to preserve for us in writing the essential truths of the Christian faith that has been handed down to us. The Apostles were companions of Christ. They witnessed his works and his words; they remembered most of his doings and his sayings, and what they might have forgotten the Holy Spirit recalled to their memory on that first Pentecost day in Jerusalem. The first two generations of Christians received the facts of the faith from these eye-witnesses and the miracles so frequent in the infant Church were confirmation of the truth of their teaching.

But God in his wisdom provided for the many generations to come who would not have this evident confirmation of their faith. He established a teaching body in his Church which would safeguard the purity of the Christian truths, for “he himself would be with it all days,” and he gave us a written record of the facts of the faith in the Gospels and the ether writings of the New Testament.

How can we ever thank God sufficiently for his thoughtfulness in our regard? We Christians of today can be as certain, as assured, of the truth of the faith that we are trying to practice as was St. Luke who was converted by St. Paul. We have a living, teaching Magisterium in the Church, which authentically preserves and interprets for us the true facts of Christ’s teaching and works as written down for us by a first-generation Christian under the impulse and guidance of God’s Holy Spirit. If we needed further proof of the priceless value of our New Testament Books, the virulent attacks on their authenticity, on their objectivity, and on their veracity, by enemies of the faith down to and including our own day, should be sufficient.

But they have stood the test of time and the onslaughts of biased, prejudiced criticism, for they are the word of truth, which is eternal, and comes from God.

We have a priceless gift of God in the inspired Books of the Bible. Let us show true appreciation for that gift by using it to build up a better knowledge of the Christian faith which it teaches us. There should be a Bible, or at least the New Testament, in every Christian home. It should not be an ornament on a shelf, but a fountain and source from which we can draw strength and refreshment in the daily practice of our Christian faith. Almost two thousand years ago, God’s infinite goodness provided this source of strength, the “fountain of living water,” for us Christians of this century. Are we grateful for his thoughtfulness? Are we nourishing our faith at this blessed fountain of his infinite wisdom and love?

–Excerpted from The Sunday Readings by Fr. Kevin O’Sullivan, O.F.M.


The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Day 6, Gathered in worship around the One Lord “They saw the child with Mary his mother, and they knelt down and paid him homage.” (Matthew 2:11)

Scripture

  • Exodus 3:1-6, Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
  • Matthew 28:16-20, When they saw him, they worshipped him.

Meditation
When the Magi arrived at Bethlehem and saw the child with his mother, they worshipped him. Similarly at the sight of the burning bush, Moses hid his face, afraid to look at God. When the disciples saw the risen Christ on the mountain in Galilee, they worshipped him. In the heavenly liturgy, the twenty-four elders fall before him who sits on the throne. Encountering God’s presence, we respond thus: gazing, followed by amazement, leading to worship.

Do we see? Are we amazed? Are we truly worshipping? In our narrow vision, too often we see only our tangled disagreements, forgetting that the one Lord has given his saving grace to us all, and that we share in the one Spirit who draws us into unity.

As communities enlivened by the Holy Spirit, our churches call us to walk together towards the Christ Child to offer him homage as one people. The Spirit of compassion guides us to each other, and together guides us to our one Lord.

Prayer
Compassionate God, you gave the blind the insight to recognize you as their Savior, enable us to repent. In your mercy, remove the scales from our eyes and lead us to worship you as our God and Redeemer. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be upon us, so that together we glorify you in the Spirit’s fellowship, and witness to all those around us. Amen.

MASS READINGS

January 23, 2022 (Readings on USCCB website)

COLLECT PRAYER

Almighty ever-living God, direct our actions according to your good pleasure, that in the name of your beloved Son we may abound in good works. 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.

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Daily Meditation: 1 Corinthians 12:12-30

If a foot should say, “Because I am not a hand I do not belong to the body,” it does not for this reason belong any less to the body. (1 Corinthians 12:15)

When we read St. Paul’s words here about the body of Christ, we often think of the Church as a whole. We think of a beautiful, complex ensemble made of many different parts.

At the same time, though, you might feel that you’re an insignificant part—a foot rather than a hand, as St. Paul would say (1 Corinthians 12:15). So many people seem to be more vital to the functioning of the body of Christ than yourself. There’s the mom of six kids, on the parish council, who has a son in seminary. Or the successful businessman who generously gave thousands of dollars to fix the church’s bell tower. Or the widow who leads a Bible study and never misses daily Mass. Or the popular preacher who has a million followers on YouTube. Are you really as important as these members?

Absolutely yes! Remember, “God placed the parts, each one of them, in the body as he intended” (1 Corinthians 12:18, emphasis added). Each member is essential to the proper functioning of the whole body. That includes you. He intended you to be an important part of his body.

How can you be sure? Jesus called you and made you part of his body through Baptism. He knows why he called you—and it’s not so that you would be exactly like someone else. He loves you in a way that he loves no one else. That means you are just as dear to his heart as the people who might look like superstars to you.

So try seeing the body of Christ—and yourself—the way God does. Each person has a role to play, and if everyone were the same, the Church wouldn’t be all that God wants it to be. God made you exactly as you are to help make his body, the Church, whole.

“Thank you, Lord, that even I am an essential member of your body!”

Nehemiah 8:2-4, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19:8-10, 15
Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

23RD JANUARY 2022
3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C
Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6,8-10; Psalm 19:8,9,10,15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4,4:14-21
TODAY THIS SCRIPTURE PASSAGE IS FULFILLED
Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter, Motu proprio “Aperuit illis”, published on 30 September 2019, declared every third Sunday of the year, as the Sunday for the celebration of the Word of God.
▪In this document, the Pope said, “The relationship between the risen Lord, the community of believers and sacred Scripture is essential to our identity as Christians.” This is why the readings of today show the relationship between Christ and the followers. It was not by coincidence that Jesus chose this scriptural passage, it is to connect the old and the new. Through this He shows that the old points to the new and the new was hidden in the old.
~ Whenever we gather for Eucharistic assembly, we begin with the word of God because of the vital role it plays in our life. This word of God is the Word which became flesh as the Son of God to dwell among us, (c.f. John 1:14). It is through the Word of God that all things were created, (c.f. Colossians 1:16).
~ Whenever the Word of God (Christ) is proclaimed, the heart is renewed and healing is received. This is why when Jesus opened the passage of Isaiah the prophet, the following words were proclaimed: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”
~ In these verses, the word of God is fulfilled. What does it mean that the Word of God is being fulfilled? It is because in the person of Jesus Christ, we see the Spirit of God, which is manifested in the gladness we experience when we encounter Jesus; the freedom we encounter through Him by hearing His words.
▪It is where the word of God is proclaimed adequately in reverence for God that we see the desired goal of conversion. This is why “Dei Verbum” n. 12 calls on the interpreter of the gospel to always seek the mind of God. “However, since God speaks in Sacred Scripture through men in human fashion, (6) the interpreter of Sacred Scripture, in order to see clearly what God wanted to communicate to us, should carefully investigate what meaning the sacred writers really intended, and what God wanted to manifest by means of their words.”
~ Ezra the priest was seen proclaiming the word of God to the people, who were attentively listening. The people were touched so much that they wept because of their sins. Hebrews 4:12 reminds us, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
~ When the word of God fails to achieve the above, then it is either the preacher has not spoken what God directed or those the words were addressed to, decided not to give their lives to be touched by it. It was the same human beings that heard Ezra many years ago that we have in our time, the difference is in change of attitude towards the word of God. We are not touched much today by the word of God today, because we are either not open or that those who preach today may not be giving all that God wants them to give in the word of God.
▪Dear friend, where the word of God is alive and active, the community of believers are full of life and joy. The word of God is not a respecter of anyone, even the preacher is not respected. Why do we often feel offended when certain words of God address a particular aspect of our life? Most sometimes instead of putting our lives in order, many cut themselves off from where they will hear the word of God and be touched.
~ St. Paul calls us to remember that no matter how we try to cut ourselves from the body of Christ, it does not stop us from being part of Christ’s body. On a second point, if we begin to live out the word of God, we will understand what we are called to do.
~ God has called us to become parts of His wonderful works in the world. This is why we are all given individual gifts for the good of others. We are not given our individual gifts to become competitors in the body of Christ, rather to become cooperators. Our faith as Christians ought to reflect the fulfilment of the Word of God (Christ). Our Blessed Mother Mary became a beautiful image of the fulfilment of God’s word in her “yes” to the will of God. We pray that she will guide us to Christ.
Happy Sunday of the Word of God
God bless you
Fr Joseph Chukwugozie Ikegbunam

Holy Days for 2022*

  • Saturday, January 1, 2022 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022– Ascension of the Lord – a holy day of obligation
  • Monday, August 15, 2022 – Assumption of Mary – a holy day of obligation
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022 – All Saints –a holy day of obligation
    Thursday, December 8, 2022 – Immaculate Conception –  a holy day of obligation
  • Sunday, December 25, 2022 – Christmas – always a holy day
  • Sunday, 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 2, 2022
  • Joseph, Husband of Mary: March 19, 2022
  • Annunciation: March 25, 2022
  • Palm Sunday: April 10, 2022
  • Holy Thursday: April 14, 2022
  • Good Friday: April 15, 2022
  • Easter Sunday: April 17, 2022
  • Pentecost Sunday: June 5 , 2022
  • The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: Sunday, June 16, 2022
  • The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: Friday, June 24, 2022
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary: Saturday, June 25, 2022
  • St. Kateri Tekakwitha: July 14, 2022
  • Feast of the Transfiguration: August 6, 2022
  • Feast of the Triumph of the Cross: September 14, 2022
  • Our Lady of Sorrows: September 15, 2022
  • Feast of the Holy Archangels: September 29, 2022
  • St. Therese of Lisieux: October 1, 2022
  • Guardian Angels: October 2, 2022
  • Our Lady of the Rosary: October 7, 2022
  • Christ the King: November 20, 2022
  • First Sunday of Advent: November 27, 2022

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 along with us for his intercession for all travelers, marriages, those who are sick, use the oil, our benefactors and all priests and religious on Tuesdays, at 12:30 pm EST +

+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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