Greetings on this the Optional Memorial of Saint John Paul II, pope
Readings: Is 52:7-10; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10; Jn 21:15-17
Notes: The Lord will ever send men and women to be His hands and feet.
“We can be sure that our beloved pope is standing today at the window of the Father’s house, that sees us and blesses us. Yes, bless us, Holy Father. We entrust your dear soul to the Mother of God, your Mother, who guided you each day and who will guide you now to the glory of her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.”
From the Funeral Mass, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger—then dean of the College of Cardinals and later Pope Benedict XVI
Announcing peace, bearing good news,
announcing salvation, and saying to Zion,
“Your God is King!”
Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.
I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;
I know my sheep, and mine know me.
- Three denials.
- Three questions.
- One essential: Love.
“Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.”
Peace be with you,