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WEDNESDAY Of THE FIFTH WEEK OF LENT APRIL 6, 2022



A reading from the holly Gospel according to Jn 8:31-42


Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How can you say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. A slave does not remain in a household forever, but a son always remains. So if the Son frees you, then you will truly be free. I know that you are descendants of Abraham. But you are trying to kill me, because my word has no room among you. I tell you what I have seen in the Father’s presence; then do what you have heard from the Father.” They answered and said to him, “Our father is Abraham.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works of Abraham. But now you are trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God; Abraham did not do this. You are doing the works of your father!” So they said to him, “We were not born of fornication. We have one Father, God.” Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and am here; I did not come on my own, but he sent me.”

REFLECTION

“If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and am here; I did not come on my own, but he sent me.”


Our PAPA vision is to see priests on fire for Jesus and His Church, the Body and Bride of Christ. The priest is “in persona Christi capitis in ecclesiae” -in the person of Christ, the Head, in the Church.

The priest continues the work of redemption here on earth; he holds the keys to heaven. He feeds us. He brings us Jesus.

Every Mass is the work of our redemption carried out. Every confession is the Lord absolving us of our sins. Every sacrament is a door opened by the priest for the treasures of heaven.

Unburden our sins, our guilt in confession. Offer up our pains and sufferings for ourselves, others and the faithful departed who are still in purgatory, and reparation of sin In Mass.


Shout with joy with thanksgiving for how much God loves us by giving us His Church, Mass and the sacraments.


God Bless You

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