Embracing the Mysteries of Life

One Walk with Jesus is about reflecting on how God’s faithfulness to his word gives us stronger faith. #OneWalkwithJesus

Praise and worship…

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
for King & Country
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=oW5_ifZBIMs&feature=share

Today’s verse…

Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:
the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel.
Isaiah 7:14

"Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins."
Matthew 1:20-21

Today’s readings…

Fourth Sunday of Advent
Lectionary: 10

Listen
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-12-18-usccb-daily-mass-readings-0

Read
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/121822.cfm

Reading 1 Isaiah 7:10-14
(https://bible.usccb.org/bible/Isaiah/7?10)

The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying:
Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;
let it be deep as the netherworld, or high as the sky!
But Ahaz answered,
"I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!"
Then Isaiah said:
Listen, O house of David!
Is it not enough for you to weary people,
must you also weary my God?
Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:
the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,
and shall name him Emmanuel.

Reading 2 Romans 1:1-7
(https://bible.usccb.org/bible/Romans/1?1)

Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus,
called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God,
which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,
the gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh,
but established as Son of God in power
according to the Spirit of holiness
through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Through him we have received the grace of apostleship,
to bring about the obedience of faith,
for the sake of his name, among all the Gentiles,
among whom are you also, who are called to belong to Jesus Christ;
to all the beloved of God in Rome, called to be holy.
Grace to you and peace fro
m God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Matthew 1:18-24
(https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/1?18)

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
"Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins."
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,
which means "God is with us."
When Joseph awoke,
he did as the angel of the Lord had co
mmanded him
and took his wife into his home.

Reflections
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/video/2022-12-18-reflection-10

Formed: Signs and Miracles

The prophecy of Isaiah reveals the nature of the Messiah in today’s readings. While some contest the meaning of Isaiah’s words, the sign that a virgin shall conceive and bear a son is rooted in Jewish teaching. This emphasizes the greatness of God’s plan for mankind.
https://watch.formed.org/videos/daily-reflections-fourth-sunday-of-advent-december-18-2022

Action Item: Reflect on how God’s faithfulness to his word gives us stronger faith.

My Catholic Life!
Embracing the Mysteries of Life
https://youtu.be/zMH1yVkfrUE

My prayer…

Dear God, my Abba Father, Lord Jesus my Savior, Holy Spirit within me.
Most glorious Saint Joseph, you were a man of true righteousness and integrity. You were open to the inspired gift of faith and chose to walk by that faith as you faced the greatest of mysteries. Please pray for me and mine that we may learn from you and be inspired to imitate the life that you lived. Saint Joseph, pray for me and mine. That while we may not always be able to forget, we learn to forgive. Placing enough distance between our sins and the hurt and pain caused by them. Removing if not fading the scars, or learning to appreciate the scars for the lessons to be learned.

St. Joseph you are our example of fatherhood, help us learn to imitate you, and follow Jesus.
Thank You for every blessing. For protecting us from evil and illness. Continue to teach us, and guide us home to You.

Hear our prayers.
Remembering all of mine that have passed on to You. Mom, Dub, Dad, Abuelita and Abuelito, Titi Evelyn and Fernando, Nana and Coco, Titi Lisa and Manuel, Louie, David and David, Peggy, and Terri, all those not listed but often remembered.

Jesus I trust in You!
Not my will, but Yours Lord God.
Jesus, Mary, I love You, save souls.
In Jesus name I pray.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Rosary 📿

Hope and Trust Rosary: Joyful Mysteries (Mon. & Sat.)
http://watch.formed.org/videos/hope-and-trust-rosary-joyful-mysteries

1: The Annunciation of the Lord
2: The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
3: The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
4: The Presentation of our Lord
5: Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12

Face of Mercy: Sorrowful Mysteries (Tues. & Fri.)
http://watch.formed.org/videos/face-of-mercy-rosary-sorrowful-mysteries

1: The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
2: The Scourging at the Pillar
3: Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
4: Jesus Carried the Cross
5: The Crucifixion of our Lord

Year of Faith: Glorious Mysteries (Wed. & Sun.)
http://watch.formed.org/videos/year-of-faith-rosary-glorious-mysteries

1: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
2: The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
3: The Descent of the Holy Ghost
4: The Assumption of Mary
5: Mary is Crowned as Queen

Hope and Trust Rosary: Luminous Mysteries (Thur.)
http://watch.formed.org/videos/hope-and-trust-rosary-luminous-mysteries

1: The Baptism in the Jordan
2: The Wedding at Cana
3: The Proclamation of the Kingdom
4: The Transfiguration
5: The Institution of the Eucharist

Apostles (Nicene) Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

Lords Prayer

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among 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.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

O my Jesus

O my Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Take all souls into heaven, especially, those most in need of thy mercy.
Amen.

Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen)

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Amen.

Closing Prayer

O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life. Grant, we beseech Thee, that by meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers from iMissal Catholic by Cantcha, Inc.

http://www.imissal.com/

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