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Why can we eat meat today?

Today we celebrate the Annunciation of the Lord. This is when the angel Gabriel told Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus.  Mary accepts and Our Lord came into our world.  Today in the Catholic church, it is a solemnity.  A solemnity is the highest rank of all liturgical days.  Although it is a Friday in Lent today we can eat meat.  Please see Canon 1251.  For more information please read; Yes, you can eat meat on Friday for the Annunciation (aleteia.org)

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Why do we have our throats blessed today?

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¿porque bendecimos las gargantas hoy?

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New website

Well I switched hosting providers and I went back to using this older version of the site because I like it better than the new version. 

Make sure you subscribe to my podcast at anchor.fm/padrerosado   also subscribe to my youtube channel which can be found at youtube.com/c/padrerosado

and soon on fatherrosadotv.com

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Holy Week

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What is Ash Wednesday?

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The Messianic Secret in the Gospel of Mark

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The Seven Sacraments

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Feliz Navidad

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Misterios Luminosos

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Saint Margaret of Cortona

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Holy Water Video

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Padre Rosado Podcast Estudio Biblico

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Episode 2 of Padre Rosado Podcast

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Padre Rosado Podcast intro

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This Is, This Is, This Is my Body

The picture above is of the Eucharistic miracle of Lanciano, Italy

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  Jesus says this is my body and this is my blood.  He does not say it is similar or it represents my body and my blood.  He says this is my body and my blood.  At Mass today Jesus offers himself up again for us in an unbloody manner.  Their have been many Eucharistic miracles such as the Miracle in Lanciano, Italy which occred in 1730.  A priest doubted that the bread and wine really become the body and blood of Jesus.  The host turned into human flesh and bleed.  Upon further investigation it was discovered that the flesh was from a human heart and that the blood type was the same as on the Shourd of Turin.  As you well know the Shroud of Turin was used to cover the body of Our Lord when it was laid in the tomb.  When we are at Mass Jesus is literally present.  He literally comes to be united with us if we are in a state of grace!  We ought to have reverence at Mass.  It is God who is their waiting for us.  Remember Jesus said This Is my body and blood.

 

p.s.  it is Jesus himself through the priest who makes the bread and wine turn into his body and blood.  This is known as Transubstantiation. 

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Lent do over

Today is Tuesday of the fourth week of Lent.  At the beginning of Lent we all made a Lenten promise.  How are we doing with that promise?  If we are doing well then great keep it up.  If we have failed in our Lenten promise it is time to get back up and start over. 

How are we doing this Lent?  Have we gone to confession? If not we should go in order to prepare to receive Jesus this Easter!  Are we afraid of the confessional?  Do not be.  The priest can't tell anyone anything that he hears in the confessional and he probably won't remember anyway.   Has it been a long time since we've been to confession?  It doesn't matter how long it has been since our last confession.  It could be 10 years, 20 years, 50 years or 100 year since your last confession.  Do not be afraid for in the confessional you will find a merciful Jesus waiting for you.  Remember that it is Jesus through the priest in the Sacrament of Penance (also known as Confession or Reconciliation) who takes away our sins!

 

God Bless You!

 

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FoundNation Who Dem Boyz



The video above is a great song by FoundNation.

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Ash Wednesday 2018

Today we are once again beginning the holy season of Lent. Ash Wednesday is once again upon us.  Interestingly this year it is also Valentine's Day in the United States of America.  I wonder which will win tonight, the restaurants or the Church.  For us Catholics today is both a day of fasting (one full meal for the day) and abstinence (no eating of meat today.)  Today a wonderful thing happens.  Catholic churches are filled.  For those who do not come regularly today is a day not to come and see but to come and stay!  The ashes remind us of what Pope Francis said, the Church is a hospital for sinners and not a museum of saints.  Confession is available for whoever wishes to be forgiven and come back to the fold.  As we walk around with the crosses on our forehead we remind all about God.  God is love and he loves you very much.

 

 

For further reading on Ash Wednesday, Lent, Fasting and Abstinence please see: www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/questions-and-answers-about-lent.cfm

 

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Be prepared! Death comes like a thief in the night.

Lately, in my life many people have been dying.  My mom died in March of 2017, my friend Eugene passed away in August of 2017, somewhere in between my aunt died.  Another aunt died just a few days ago.  I also have two friends, recently one lost his grandmother and the other his father.  We have also had many funerals at our parish.  Upon reflecting on all of this I thought that death comes like a thief in the night.  Some people die suddenly and unexpectedly while others die after a long illness.  Therefore we must be ready at all times to see Our Lord.  We must change our ways, go often to the sacrament of reconciliation.  I suggest going once a month.  The church requires that we all go at least once a year however why not go more often?   In the sacrament of reconciliation not only do we have our sins forgiven by Jesus through the priest but we also receive sanctifying grace.  Sanctifying grace is the grace that helps us to become saints.  We all want to be saints because a saint is a person in heaven.  If there is a sin that we are attached to we must let it go and go to confession.  We ought to avoid people, places and things that lead us to sin.  God wants us to be with Him in heaven.  We must be ready at all times to meet Our Lord for our particular or final judgment.  God has given us the sacraments so that we can go to heaven.  We should also pray and read sacred scripture.  God is love and He loves you very much.

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