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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, 30 August 2020

Note: Homilies & Angelus / Regina Caeli of Pope Saint John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI & Pope Francis I had been compiled for you after the Mass Readings below. Happy Reading!

Liturgical Colour: Green

 

Mass Readings from USCCB, ETWN.

See our Mass Readings extracts with pictures in Encouragements-481. 8-)

1st Reading: Jeremiah 20:7-9;

Responsorial: Psalm 63:2-6, 8-9;

2nd Reading: Romans 12:1-2;

Gospel Reading: Matthew 16:21-27, CCTNtv, Gospel Video.

 

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Others:

Matthew Chapter 16 (video)

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen: Good Friday Special (1964)

Our note: Apathy, Antipathy or Sympathy is the ways different people reacted in the face of the Cross as what Venerable Fulton J. Sheen said.

Do you think this is the same how different people reacted in the face of COVID-19? COVID-19 comes & reveals each human being who he/she really is…

Abortion: The Approach of Midnight ~ Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen-TCH: 1942-4-12 "Peace: Resurrection" (Audio)

May I Never Boast (Song lyrics extracted from Letter of Saint Paul to the Galatians 6: 14-18)

The Battle Belongs To The Lord (cf. 1 Samuel 17:47)

See the “Media Tweets” of @Michael65413248 (we have not endorsed on their other Retweets).  Many Thanks Michael Lewis & Friends.

 

Latest updates!

1. Criminal Investigation Department, Singapore Police Force harassed Law-abiding Citizen.

2. See another Police case to frame against the Innocent!

Please spread the News to help them who commit no crime. Many Thanks.

Till this day, the harassment continues and there is no apology from the Rulers and no compensation paid for damages inflicted.

3. Please pray for these 2 elderly Catholic Ladies who have been victimised & harassed by their sister (also a Catholic) & her husband. Many Thanks.

4.  See the Bloggers went MISSING before / after the Singapore General Election on 10 July 2020. Please pray for their safety as we search for them actively. Many Thanks.

 

Homilies, Angelus / Regina Caeli

 

A. Pope Saint John Paul II    

 

Angelus, 29 August 1999

See our extract with Pictures in Encouragements-481. 8-D

 

Angelus, 25 August 2002

See our extract with Pictures in Encouragements-481. 8-D

 

Angelus, 1 September 2002

See our extract with Pictures in Encouragements-482. 8-D

 

B. Pope Benedict XVI 

 

Angelus, 28 August 2005

See our extract with Pictures in Encouragements-482. 8-D

 

Angelus, 31 August 2008

See our extract with Pictures in Encouragements-482. 8-D

 

Angelus, 28 August 2011

See our extract with Pictures in Encouragements-483. 8-D

 

C. Pope Francis I

 

Angelus, 31 August 2014

See our extract with Pictures in Encouragements-483. 8-D

 

Angelus, 3 September 2017

Today’s Gospel passage (cf. Matthew 16:21-27) is the continuation of last Sunday’s, which highlighted the profession of faith of Peter, the “rock” upon which Jesus wishes to build his Church. Today, in stark contrast, Matthew shows us the reaction of the same Peter when Jesus reveals to his disciples that He will have to suffer, be killed, and rise again (cf. 21). Peter takes the Teacher aside and reproaches Him because this — he says — cannot happen to Him, to Christ. But Jesus, in turn, rebukes Peter with harsh words: “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me; for you are not on the side of God, but of men” (v. 23). A moment before, the Apostle had been blessed by the Father, because he had received that revelation from Him; he was a solid “rock” so that Jesus could build His community upon him; and immediately afterwards he becomes an obstacle, a rock but not for building, a stumbling block on the Messiah’s path. Jesus knows well that Peter and the others still have a long way to go to become his Apostles!

 

At that point, the Teacher turns to all those who were following Him, clearly presenting them the path to follow: “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (v. 24). Always, today too, the temptation is that of wanting to follow a Christ without the cross, on the contrary, of teaching God which is the right path; like Peter: “No, no Lord! This shall never happen”. But Jesus reminds us that his way is the way of love, and that there is no true love without self-sacrifice. We are called to not let ourselves be absorbed by the vision of this world, but to be ever more aware of the need and of the effort for we Christians to walk against the current and uphill.

 

Jesus completes his proposal with words that express a great and ever valid wisdom, because they challenge the egocentric mentality and behaviour. He exhorts: “whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it (v. 25). This paradox contains the golden rule that God inscribed in the human nature created in Christ: the rule that only love gives meaning and happiness to life. To spend one’s own talents, one’s energy and one’s time only to save, protect and fulfil oneself, in reality leads to losing oneself, i.e. to a sad and barren existence. Instead let us live for the Lord and base our life on love, as Jesus did: we will be able to savour authentic joy, and our life will not be barren; it will be fruitful.

 

In the Eucharistic celebration we relive the mystery of the Cross; we not only remember, but we commemorate the redeeming Sacrifice in which the Son of God completely loses Himself so as to be received anew by the Father and thus find us again, we who were lost, together with all creatures. Each time we take part in the Holy Mass, the love of the crucified and Risen Christ is conveyed to us as food and drink, so that we may follow Him on the daily path, in concrete service to our brothers and sisters.

 

May Mary Most Holy, who followed Jesus up to Calvary, accompany us too and help us not to be afraid of the cross, but with Jesus nailed [to it], not a cross without Jesus, the Cross with Jesus, which is the cross of suffering for love of God and of our brothers and sisters, because this suffering, by the grace of Christ, bears the fruit of resurrection.

Pope Francis I (Angelus, 3 September 2017)

 

Homilies 2020

 

Angelus / Regina Caeli 2020

 

Audiences 2020

 

Daily Blessings to You from Emmanuel Goh & Friends

 

 

Note: This webpage has many hyperlinks to the Vatican Webpage. The above extracts were compiled for your easy reading.

This Publication is aimed to encourage all of Goodwill around the World. It is not for business or profit purposes but it is our way to thank our Creator for His continuous blessings!

 

Compiled on 23 August 2020, 15:29 SGT

 

 

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