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Daily Reflection with Bishop Tony Green from Saint John of God

Pentecost Sunday Mass with Fr. Dante Tarantini from Holy Innocents Church

Pentecost Sunday Mass from the Parish of Saints Francis and Clare

Pentecost Sunday w Fr Victor Ray from St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community

Pentecost Sunday Mass from Saint Anne Mission

Pentecost Sunday with Fr. Craig Wilt from St Andrew the Apostle Parish

Pentecost Sunday Mass from Saint Jude the Apostle Mission

Daily Mass for Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Daily Mass from Saint Jude the Apostle Mission

CACINA Tuesday night Pray and Share

MONDAY OF THE SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER

Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Readings: Acts Chapter 19 verses 1-8  / Psalm 68 verses 2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab / John Chapter 16 verses 29-33

 

For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church  – 1 Corinthians  Chapter 2 verses 10B-16 / Psalm 119 verses 9-14 / Matthew Chapter 7 verses 21-29

For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Gregory VII, pope, religious  –  Acts  Chapter 20 verses 17-18A, 28-32, 36 / Psalm 110 verses 1-4 / Matthew Chapter 16 verses 13-19

For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, virgin  – 1 Corinthians Chapter 7 verses 25-35 / Psalm 148 verses 1-2, 11-14 / Mark Chapter 3 verses 31-35

 

Friends, during this time of this horrific pandemic, I recall that upon hearing about the virus that I had not thought of it coming here to the United States. Not without thought or concern for the world where the virus had already infected, (Europe, Asia) but out of ignorance saying that the virus would never come here, to the United States. I maybe guessed small isolated incidents would be the case. Well I was wrong, as later I realized that we are on the same planet, not another world.

As we see now, we are home, scattered to our own secure place and even that does not mean we are protected.  Sisters and brothers, yes, we do not have all the answers, but hopefully we believe now more than ever that the new normal is going to be quite different from what we have been used to.

Even despite what is going on, we see that we are never alone, God is with us. We may sometimes put our hope in other things and hopeful outcomes without any certainty, and sometimes we put our trust in people. This is not necessarily wrong, but how often do we do this? Situations and people change, and they change often.  The hope we trust in when we put our trust in people can lock us in and end up disappointing us in the end.

When we realize that life is about being spiritual, that does not mean we do not love one another, in fact we have to love each other more. Not in a possessive way but in the way, God loves us just as we are without conditions. Blessed is the one who lives without expectation s, for they will never be disappointed.

Are we putting our trust in the One who never disappoints? Are we putting our trust in the worlds way or are we willing to do it the way God is asking us to? This is more of  a challenge as we probably are not going to get support. Just a clue though, God and I are an overwhelming majority, we are not alone. Are you up for it? What do you think? Be blessed!

(rev.) michael

For your information, there are several other reflections posted for the day on the CACINA blog. Scroll down to view them. Enjoy.

 

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Daily Mass Fr. Joseph Reynolds Associate Pastor St Jude the Apostle Mission

FRIDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER

Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Readings: Acts Chapter 18 verses 9-18  / Psalm 47 verses 2-7 / John Chapter 16 verses 20-23

For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Rita of Cascia, religious  – Philippians Chapter 4 verses 4-9 / Psalm 1 verses 1-4, & 6 / Luke Chapter 6 verses 27-38

Sisters and brothers, the grief that we have is bearing fruit and giving birth to joy. Hope is a gift of being able to know that the joy is there, but we do not see it yet, because hope and joy is believing in what we do not have to see. God has promised us this and it is our choice to believe. Be blessed.

(rev.) michael

For your information, there are several other reflections posted for the day on the CACINA blog. Scroll down to view them. Enjoy.

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THURSDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Readings: Acts Chapter 18 verses 1-8  / Psalm 98 verses 1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 / John Chapter 16 verses 16-20

For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Christopher Magallanes, priest and companions, martyrs  – Revelation Chapter 7 verses 9-17 / Psalm 34 verses 2-9 / John Chapter 12 verses 24-26

The Ascension of the Lord

Readings: Acts Chapter 1 verses 1-11 / Psalm 47 verses 2-3, & 6-9 / Ephesians Chapter 1 verses 17-23 / Matthew Chapter 28 verses 16-20

Friends, the time of our rising never ceases. We are reminded by Jesus that we are continually called to new life. It is our rising and dying each and every day where we make a commitment to renew ourselves by dedicating our life to what God has called us to. We have to awaken the spirit within us that moves us to pray and to act. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection has proven to us that all is not ended but is seen anew with fresh eyes and a renewed spirit.

Jesus tells his disciples a little while you will not see me and again a little while later you will  see me. Jesus shows us that our time in the here and now is not permanent. Our time in our current existence is temporary. It is the time for us to transcend all that we have been brought up too believe. It is time for us to learn anew and continue to strive in our journey to ascend to new ways of thinking and being. I believe it is for us in our own lives to become refreshed, renewed, and rejuvenated. We have been promised the gifts and fruits of the Spirit because God has enabled us to receive freely what has been given freely.

Friends, yes, we will see Jesus again in the same way returning as he was lifted up. We continue to live each day facing whatever it may bring. How we approach it, is what makes all the difference.

Will we remain standing there, waiting, looking into the sky at the clouds? Or will we live our life in action, prayer, and contemplation? We have the choice to look for Jesus in the persons who are right in front of us, to the left and right. Do we see God within us? Are we using the gifts that God has given us to better ourselves and humanity? Are we ready to continue as Jesus did, showing those  he encountered the way to God?

(rev.) michael

For your information, there are several other reflections posted for the day on the CACINA blog. Scroll down to view them. Enjoy.

 

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CACINA EVENTS AND RECURRING ACTIVITIES

Friends, during this time of change  and resilience, we of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America (CACINA), an inclusive all-faith welcoming community, wish to offer a reminder that our faith communities continue to meet. Either near or far God remains with us in our midst. The following are a listing of our services offered throughout the church in the U.S.  Please feel free to check us out to see what we are about. Look into one of our parishes and missions in your local area for additional nourishment on your own personal journey. The invitation is open, the invitation is yours. Please join us. If you are not currently in a practicing faith community, or looking for a change, or looking for a community to belong to that is all inclusive , we are here as we journey together until we are able to be reunited in person soon. Pray  for us as we pray for you. May God’s blessings be with you all. Wherever you are from, going, or simply passing through, we of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America (CACINA) are with you. United with you in that same Spirit.  CACINA Catholics at CACINA.org.

Won’t you please join us? Live stream schedules listed below:

MASS – (Eucharist)

St. Jude the Apostle Mission – Sundays and Daily Mass at 9:00 am EST  (Oriental, North Carolina)  Go to Facebook.com/Saint Jude the Apostle Mission

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish – Sunday Mass at 9:00 am EST (Midland, Virginia) Go to Facebook.com/Ronald Stephens

St Anne Mission – Sunday Mass at 10:00 am EST (Hernando County, Florida) Go to Facebook.com/Saint Anne Mission

St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community – Sunday Mass at 10:30 am EST (St. Petersburg, Florida) Go to Facebook/Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community or YouTube.com

The Parish of Sts. Francis & Clare – Sunday Mass at 10:30 am EST (Wilton Manors, Florida) Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Go to Facebook.com/Parish of Saints Francis & Clare

Holy Innocents Catholic Church – Sunday Mass at 11:00 am EST (Halcottsville, New York) Catskills region. Go to Facebook.com/Francisco Betancourt

St. Charles of Brazil Catholic Church – Sunday Mass at 12:00 noon EST (Linthicum, Maryland) Go to Facebook.com/St. Charles of Brazil Catholic Church or YouTube.com

Our Lady Undoer of Knots Mission – Sunday Mass at 6:30 pm EST (Pikesville, Maryland) Go to Facebook.com/Our Lady Undoer of Knots

Outside of Mass

Bishop Anthony Santore – daily reflections posted on the CACINA blog. Visit CACINA.org   then at the bottom of the page click on the ‘CACINA blog’ button or go directly to cacina.wordpress.com  

Father Vincent Treglio – daily reflections on the scripture readings for the day. Go to CACINA.org   then at the bottom of the page click on the ‘CACINA blog’ button or go directly to cacina.wordpress.com  

Bishop Antony Green for daily morning prayer and meditations go to Facebook/Tony Green  

Tuesday evenings 6:30 pm for weekly prayer and sharing go to Facebook/Tony Green for the Zoom link and posted on Tuesday on cacina.wordpress.com  in order to participate. Please feel free to share link with those interested.

Soon to come Weekly Scripture Study on the Acts of the Apostles. Go to YouTube.com/Michael Theogene

Come and visit our parishes the way they celebrate the Eucharist from their various  personalities on this blog.

For your information, there are several other reflections posted for the day on the CACINA blog. Scroll down to view them. Enjoy.

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WEDNESDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK OF EASTER

Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Readings: Acts Chapter 17 verses 15, 22 through Chapter 18 verse 1 / Psalm 148 verses 1-2, 11-14 / John Chapter 16 verses 12-15

For the readings of the Optional Memorial of Saint Bernardine of Siena – Acts Chapter 4 verses 8-12 / Psalm 40 verses 2-4, 7-11 / Luke Chapter 9 verses 57-62

Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Readings: Acts Chapter 16 verses 22-34 / Psalm 138 verses 1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8 / John Chapter 16 verses 5-11

Sisters and brothers, during these days of this pandemic, are you feeling like you are in an unrecognizable world?  The new way of communicating through Zoom is it permanent?  Maybe not trusting that this is a necessary temporary contact until we will return, not to the old way of life, but to true valued face to face compassionate, empathetic interaction with caring and hugging  in a deeper way.

In yesterday’s Gospel Jesus knows that he must leave and is preparing the apostles for this. Not to leave in the way he left with his dying but to leave in his new resurrected embodiment. Jesus prepares the disciples to trust again in what he is saying, that although he may be leaving, he will remain with us, always, not the way they knew him. Jesus is asking them to fully trust and believe that our new way of living has to be real and true if we are to continue believing and following the way. God lives in us.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus said, God does not live in sanctuaries, but lives everywhere in us and everything.

Jesus shows them that  we have to fully give in and engage by opening to the truth of what Gods love is all about, and that is unity, forgiveness, and love.   What God gives is permanent, and not the temporary promises of the world. If we continue with our world mindset, our existence, no matter how physical on the earth we will not become fully alive until this form, we have, as beautiful as it is, can become even greater by serving humanity the same way Jesus did, being the Face of God to all who encountered him.

God is calling us like Jesus to ascend and release what has always been within, the full gifts of the spirit.

 (rev.) michael

For your information, there are several other reflections posted for the day on the CACINA blog. Scroll down to view them. Enjoy.

  

Check back on this post tomorrow for more? CACINA Catholics are affirming and welcoming jurisdiction, find us at: WWW.CACINA.ORG