EASTER SUNDAY 2016- Vigil Fire was lit at 4:00 am, the Solemn Beginning of the Easter Vigil. Few guests assembled with us, Mother Benedicta carrying the Paschal candle. Father Thomas Benedict recited: “On this most holy night, when Our Lord Jesus Christ passed from death to life, the Church invites her children, throughout the whole world to come together in vigil and prayer.”
Holy Saturday – There is no Mass on Holy Saturday. From Romans 6:4: “We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life.” Today I think of life after our human death, at the same time trying to let go of the old or at least something that could be a positive change in my daily life. God give us the grace to know that good things are there to grasp! We pray for you. God bless you!
GOOD FRIDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION – Isaiah 52:13-53:12 • Psalm 31:2,6,12-13,15-17,25 • Hebrews 4:14-16,5:7-9 • John 18:1-19:42 – Here at Our Lady of the Desert, after we recited the Stations of The Cross, we had the Good Friday liturgy, which included the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to John, the Veration of the Cross as Father Thomas Benedict entoned, “This is the wood of the cross, on which hung the Savior of the world.” After the Veneration of the Cross, the Blessed Sacrament was brought in for the distribution of Holy Communion. We had a few guests and with the silence and the sound of the wind blowing, one could be in tune with the remembrance of Our Lord’s Passion. We remember that Jesus Christ is always with us during our passions, our struggles, our pains and illnesses because He suffered, He died and He rose. Know that we keep you in our prayers. God bless you! SK
“When he had washed their feet and put on his clothes again he went back to the table. ‘Do you understand’ he said ‘what I have done to you? You call me Master and Lord, and rightly; so I am. If I, then, the Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you should wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example so that you may copy what I have done to you.’”