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3rd Week of Easter: Friday
John Chapter: 6 Verse: 52-59
My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink
The Jews started arguing with one another: ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ they said. Jesus replied:
‘I tell you the Truth,
if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man
and drink his blood,
you will not have life within you.
Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood
has eternal life,
and I shall raise them up on the last day.
For my flesh is real food
and my blood is real drink.
The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood
lives in me
and I live in him.
As I, who am sent by the living Father,
myself draw life from the Father,
so whoever eats me will draw life from me.
This is the bread come down from heaven;
not like the bread our ancestors ate:
they are dead,
but anyone who eats this bread will live forever.’
He taught his doctrine at Capernaum, in the synagogue.
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Saint of the Day: Saint George
Prayer to Saint Joseph
Dear Saint Joseph,
just and true, with a father’s care you raised the child Jesus,
and, with a husband’s love, you shared your life with Mary, his mother.
I entrust myself to your care and place in your hands this request of mine...
in quiet Nazareth long ago,
the Holy Spirit spoke to your heart
and you followed God’s will with wonderful faith.
In the quiet of my days, and in the hard choices I must make,
help me follow the Spirit’s guidance and believe when I cannot see.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you were already there, I embrace you and unite myself wholly to you; do not permit that I should ever be separated from you. Amen.
St. Alphonsus Maria de Ligouri (1696-1787)
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