On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 12, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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The Immaculate Heart of Mary  is the most perfect reflection of the love and purity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In fact, the Immaculate Heart of the Mother of God gave the Incarnate Word his whole humanity; the blood that was shed, the hands and feet that were pierced for us, the heart that showed pity to the needy and sick crowds. Mary’s Immaculate heart is a refuge for each of us who seek to follow her divine Son. Whatever we seek – strength to overcome temptation, courage to arise over a fall, patience to endure the cross – can be found by turning to her: Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for us! (from the Magnificat)

O Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for me, that I may have heart so pure like yours. To love all of humanity as you treasure and love us after the Sacred Heart of your Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Pray for me dear Mother, that I may be made worthy of the promises of Christ Jesus your Son now and forevermore. Amen

Let us sing this Hymn to Mary our Mother….

Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing.

You reign now in Heaven with Jesus our King.

Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria!

In Heaven the blessed your glory proclaim;

On earth we your children invoke your sweet name.

Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria!

We pray for our Mother, the Church upon earth,

And bless, Holy Mary, the land of our birth.

Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria!

Immaculate Mary | With Lyrics

First reading

Isaiah 61:9-11 ·

I exult for joy in the Lord

Their race will be famous throughout the nations,

their descendants throughout the peoples.

All who see them will admit

that they are a race whom the Lord has blessed.

‘I exult for joy in the Lord,

my soul rejoices in my God,

for he has clothed me in the garments of salvation,

he has wrapped me in the cloak of integrity,

like a bridegroom wearing his wreath,

like a bride adorned in her jewels.

‘For as the earth makes fresh things grow,

as a garden makes seeds spring up,

so will the Lord make both integrity and praise

spring up in the sight of the nations.’

Gospel

Luke 2:41-51

Mary stored up all these things in her heart

Every year the parents of Jesus used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When they were on their way home after the feast, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. They assumed he was with the caravan, and it was only after a day’s journey that they went to look for him among their relations and acquaintances. When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere.

    Three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’

    ‘Why were you looking for me?’ he replied. ‘Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father’s affairs?’ But they did not understand what he meant.

    He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart.

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