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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, 5 July 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-449. 8-)

1st Reading: Zechariah 9:9-10 ,

Responsorial: Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14 ,

2nd Reading:  Romans 8:9, 11-13 &

Gospel Reading: Matthew 11:25-30, CCTNtv, Gospel Video.

 

Others:

Holy Mass Online - Sunday, 14th Week in Ordinary Time - 5 July 2020

Matthew Chapter 11 (video) 

 

Character Building | Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

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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. Latest updates!

 

Homilies, Angelus / Regina Caeli

 

A. Pope Saint John Paul II    

 

Homily, 4 July 1999

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-450. 8-)

 

Angelus, 4 July 1999

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Angelus, 30 June 2002

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B. Pope Benedict XVI 

 

Angelus, 3 July 2005

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-451. 8-)

 

Angelus, 6 July 2008

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Angelus, 3 July 2011

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C.      Pope Francis I

 

Angelus, 6 July 2014

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Angelus, 9 July 2017

In today’s Gospel, Jesus says: “Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). The Lord does not reserve this phrase for certain friends of his, no; he addresses it to “all” those who are weary and overwhelmed by life. And who could feel excluded from this invitation? The Lord knows how arduous life can be. He knows that many things weary the heart: disappointments and wounds of the past, burdens to carry and wrongs to bear in the present, uncertainties and worries about the future.

 

In the face of all this, Jesus’ first word is an invitation, a call to move and respond: “Come”. The mistake, when things go wrong, is to stay where we are, lying there. It seems obvious, but how difficult it is to respond and open ourselves! It is not easy. In dark times it feels natural to keep to ourselves, to ruminate over how unfair life is, over how ungrateful others are, how mean the world is, and so on. We all know it. We have had this awful experience a few times. But in this way, locked up inside ourselves, we see everything as grim. Then we even grow accustomed to sadness, which becomes like home: that sadness overcomes us; this sadness is a terrible thing. Jesus, however, wants to pull us out of this “quicksand” and thus says to each one: “Come! — Who?  —  You, you, you”. The way out is in connecting, in extending a hand and lifting our gaze to those who truly love us.

 

In fact it is not enough to come out of ourselves; it is important to know where to go. Because many aims are illusory: they promise comfort and distract just a little; they guarantee peace and offer amusement, then leave us with the loneliness there was before; they are “fireworks”. Therefore Jesus indicates where to go: “Come to me”. And many times, in the face of a burden of life or a situation that saddens us, we try to talk about it with someone who listens to us, with a friend, with an expert.... This is a great thing to do, but let us not forget Jesus. Let us not forget to open ourselves to him and to recount our life to him, to entrust people and situations to him. Perhaps there are “areas” of our life that we have never opened up to him and which have remained dark, because they have never seen the Lord’s light. Each of us has our own story. And if someone has this dark area, seek out Jesus; go to a missionary of mercy; go to a priest; go.... But go to Jesus, and tell Jesus about this. Today he says to each one: “Take courage; do not give in to life’s burdens; do not close yourself off in the face of fears and sins. Come to me!”.

 

He awaits us; he always awaits us. Not to magically resolve problems, but to strengthen us amid our problems. Jesus does not lift the burdens from our life, but the anguish from our heart; he does not take away our cross, but carries it with us. And with him every burden becomes light (cf. v. 30), because he is the comfort we seek.

 

When Jesus enters life, peace arrives, the kind that remains even in trials, in suffering. Let us go to Jesus; let us give him our time; let us encounter him each day in prayer, in a trusting and personal dialogue; let us become familiar with his Word; let us fearlessly rediscover his forgiveness; let us eat of his Bread of Life: we will feel loved; we will feel comforted by him.

 

It is he himself who asks it of us, almost insists on it. He repeats it again at the end of today’s Gospel: “learn from me, and you will find rest for your life” (cf. v. 29). And thus, let us learn to go to Jesus and, in the summer months, as we seek a little rest from what wearies the body, let us not forget to find true comfort in the Lord. May the Virgin Mary our Mother, who always takes care of us when we are weary and overwhelmed, help us and accompany us to Jesus.

Pope Francis I (Angelus, 9 July 2017)

 

Homilies 2020

 

Angelus / Regina Caeli 2020

 

Audiences 2020

 

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

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Compiled on 30 June 2020, 08:30 SGT

Last updated: 5 July 2020, 12:38 SGT

 

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