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Holy Father's Prayer Intentions
The Tradition of the Church has enriched many prayers and devotions with indulgences, and one of the requirements for gaining an indulgence is to pray “for the intentions of the Holy Father”, but what are we praying for?
These intentions, which have been set down by tradition and the Magisterium for centuries ,are:
Our Father. Hail Mary.
DID YOU KNOW!
"Do You Love Me?"
This is the question we all have to answer. It must have been very hard for Jesus to tell His Apostles - especially Peter - that they would flee from Him. But Peter pushes back confidently, promising the Lord that even death would not deter him. The problem is Peter trusted in his own strength, rather than in the Lord's - "the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak" (Matthew 26:41). Peter's denial is so important because he was the rock of the Church - it's one of the few events described in all four Gospels. Peter remember his shame for the rest of his life. It is said that from then on, whenever he heard a rooster crow, he would weep. Peter never forgot his denial of his Lord. But that doesn't mean that he was not forgiven. After His Resurrection, the Lord gave Peter a chance to atone for his cowardice:
Jesus said to Simon Peter "do you love me more than these?" three times when they finished breakfast. And each time Simon Peter said, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you". Jesus said to him,
1. "Feed my lambs"
2. "Tend my sheep"
3. "Feed my sheep"
Jesus gives Peter three chances to atone for the 3 denials, reaffirming his discipleship. It's a beautiful reconciliation - an opportunity to be worthy once again of his great role as a disciple of Jesus. We see in this dialogue is that every time Peter expresses his love for Jesus, Jesus gives Peter something to do. Every time we proclaim our love for Jesus, the Lord gives us something to do. There's always a mission with which the Lord will entrust us if we love Him - the mission to carry out His plan in our daily lives.
Mother Teresa had a saying:
"The fruit of silence is prayer;
the fruit of prayer is faith;
the fruit of faith is love;
the fruit of love is service;
the fruit of service is peace"
That's exactly what was happening between Jesus and Peter. The Lord tells Peter to act out his love in service to God's people.
Exert taken from the book Answering the Questions of Jesus by Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR
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Weekday Mass Schedule
Tuesday - Friday 12:15 pm
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sunday Vigil (Saturday) 5:00 pm English
Rosary Group 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am Spanish
10:30 am English
12:30 pm Spanish
Liturgy of the Hours
Wednesday & Sunday 5:30 pm in Chapel
First Friday Adoration
First Friday of every month 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in Chapel
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00pm
Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 pm
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ST. ANDREW the Apostle Catholic Church
1611 Feagin Drive
Lufkin, Texas 75904
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