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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 6, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Mary is the new ‘Eve’ the mother of all those who live. For through her intercession and example we have every opportunity to have life to the full in and through Her Son of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! That is why so many around the world have such a great devotion to her. Not that we who do have such a devotion, worship her in any way or form but we truly love and honour her as our mother; she is both our mother individually, personally as well as Mother of our Church. For our Lord Jesus Himself gave her to us when He said ‘This is your mother.’

Mary our dearest mother leads us to greater Holiness, purity of heart, mind and soul. Through her we can enter into a great, deeper, loving relationship with Her Son our Lord Jesus. For she has united herself in total surrender and is fully in communion with God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit; and she bids us to do likewise. So that we will glorify and magnify the Lord our God by our lives, in all that we say and do. So sisters and brothers in Christ, if you have not already started, I bid you to pray at least one Rosary each day. Let us all be docile to the promptings of the Holy Spirit through Mary our Mother. Amen

Mary Mother of the Church pray for us……

Together we pray…..

Hail, Mary, full of grace,

the Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou amongst women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death. 


First reading

Genesis 3:9-15,20 ·

The mother of all those who live

After Adam had eaten of the tree the Lord God called to him. ‘Where are you?’ he asked. ‘I heard the sound of you in the garden;’ he replied ‘I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.’ ‘Who told you that you were naked?’ he asked ‘Have you been eating of the tree I forbade you to eat?’ The man replied, ‘It was the woman you put with me; she gave me the fruit, and I ate it.’ Then the Lord God asked the woman, ‘What is this you have done?’ The woman replied, ‘The serpent tempted me and I ate.’

    Then the Lord God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this,

‘Be accursed beyond all cattle,

all wild beasts.

You shall crawl on your belly and eat dust

every day of your life.

I will make you enemies of each other:

you and the woman,

your offspring and her offspring.

It will crush your head

and you will strike its heel.’

The man named his wife ‘Eve’ because she was the mother of all those who live.


John 19:25-34

‘Behold your son. Behold your mother.’

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ And from that moment the disciple made a place for her in his home.

    After this, Jesus knew that everything had now been completed, and to fulfil the scripture perfectly he said, ‘I am thirsty.’

    A jar full of vinegar stood there, so putting a sponge soaked in the vinegar on a hyssop stick they held it up to his mouth. After Jesus had taken the vinegar he said, ‘It is accomplished’; and bowing his head he gave up his spirit.

    It was Preparation Day, and to prevent the bodies remaining on the cross during the sabbath – since that sabbath was a day of special solemnity – the Jews asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken away. Consequently the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with him and then of the other. When they came to Jesus, they found he was already dead, and so instead of breaking his legs one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance; and immediately there came out blood and water.