Feast of the Holy Innocents – Redemption and Tragedy

One Walk with Jesus is about reflecting on the victory of Jesus. #OneWalkwithJesus

Praise and worship…

Keep Watch and Pray
The Porter’s Gate, Jason Upton
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=aiLNxKOgaeo&feature=share

Today’s verse…

God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.

If we say, “We have fellowship with him,” 
while we continue to walk in darkness,

we lie and do not act in truth.

But if we walk in the light as he is in the light,

then we have fellowship with one another,
and the Blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1:5-7

Today’s readings…

Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs
Lectionary: 698

Listen
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-12-28-usccb-daily-mass-readings-0

Read
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122822.cfm

Reading I 1 Jn 1:5—2:2
(https://bible.usccb.org/bible/1john/1?5)

Beloved:
This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christ
and proclaim to you:
God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.
If we say, “We have fellowship with him,” 
while we continue to walk in darkness,
we lie and do not act in truth.
But if we walk in the light as he is in the light,
then we have fellowship with one another,
and the Blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.
If we say, “We are without sin,”
we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just 
and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing.
If we say, “We have not sinned,” we make him a liar, 
and his word is not in us.
My children, I am writing this to you
so that you may not commit sin.
But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, 
Jesus Christ the righteous one.
He is expiation for our sins,
and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world.

Gospel Matthew 2:13-18
(https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/2?13)

When the magi had departed, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said,
“Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt,
and stay there until I tell you.
Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night
and departed for Egypt.
He stayed there until the death of Herod,
that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled,
 Out of Egypt I called my son.
When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi,
he became furious.
He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity
two years old and under,
in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi.
Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet:
A voice was heard in Ramah,
 sobbing and loud lamentation;
 Rachel weeping for her children,
 and she would not
be consoled,
since they were no more.

Reflections
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/video/2022-12-28-reflection-698

Formed: Redemption and Tragedy

Through Christ, the tragedy of the martyrdom of the Holy Innocents becomes a victory. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection redeems the suffering of these lost children and brings them into the glory and joy of Heaven. Today, reflect on the victory of Jesus and the hope of redemption through him.
https://watch.formed.org/videos/daily-reflections-feast-of-the-holy-innocents-december-28-2022

Action Item: Reflect on the victory of Jesus.

My Catholic Life!
Courage in the Face of Evil
https://youtu.be/zYYBXuBghl0

My prayer…

Dear God, my Abba Father, Lord Jesus my Savior, Holy Spirit within me.
Lord, give me insight, wisdom and strength so that I can work in accord with Your will to protect the most innocent from the evils of this world. May I never cower in the face of evil, and may I always fulfill my duty to protect those entrusted to my care. Saint Joseph, pray for me.

I thank You for each each of mine. I pray without ceasing for each of them. Praying for their relationship with You. Praying for blessings and protection. Praying for health and wisdom. Praying that they avoid the mistakes that I have made. Praying that You will use me to bring them closer to You.
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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