A Christ of God

Greetings on this the Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
Readings: ECCL 3:1-11; PS 144:1B AND 2ABC, 3-4; LK 9:18-22
Notes: In gospel times, modern times and recent times, people decide to serve the Lord.

Each suffer, some a little and some very much. And all suffering in the life and heart of Jesus, who sacrificed all.

Capuchin Franciscan: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-pio-of-pietrelcina

Each of us in our own way can be ‘A Christ of God‘.

Funeral today. Bishop Barbarito will celebrate Deacon Joe DiMauro’s Funeral Mass on Friday, September 23rd, 1:00 pm, at St. John of the Cross Church. Deacon Joe DiMauro, one of the first permanent deacons ordained in the Diocese of Palm Beach, and for many years the only permanent deacon serving St. Helen Catholic Church in Vero Beach, FL, died at home Sept. 12 at the age of 86. He was surrounded in his final days by his beloved wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and siblings who showered him with the same unconditional love he expressed every day of his glorious life.

He was ordained on June 1, 1985, by Bishop Thomas Daily, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach. https://www.strunkfuneralhome.com/obituary/joseph-dimauro

First reading
There is an appointed time for everything,
and a time for every thing under the heavens. A time to be born, and a time to die.

Responsorial Psalm
Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!

Alleluia Verse
The Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Gospel Portion
Once when Jesus was praying in solitude,
and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”

Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.”

He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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