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Second Sunday After Easter
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Book of Epistles & Gospels for the Mass

Epistle for the Second Sunday After Easter

1 Peter 2 21-25.

The Epistle appointed to be read during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass today is taken from Saint Peter's First Epistle, Chapter 2, Verses 21-25.

Brethren:

Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow His steps.  Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth.  Who, when He was reviled, did not revile: when He suffered, He threatened not: but delivered Himself to him that judged Him unjustly.

Who His own self bore our sins in His body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice: by whose stripes you were healed.  For you were as sheep going astray; but you are now converted to the Shepherd and Bishop of your Souls.


Gospel for the Second Sunday After Easter

John 10:11-16.

Please stand for the Holy Gospel.
The Gospel for today is taken from the Holy Gospel of Saint John, Chapter 10, Verses 11-16.

At that time Jesus said to the Pharisees:

I am the Good Shepherd.  The Good Shepherd giveth his life for his sheep.

But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and flieth:  and the wolf catcheth, and scattereth the sheep:  And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling:  and he hath no care for the sheep.

I am the Good Shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know Me.  As the Father knoweth Me, and I know the Father:  and I lay down My life for My sheep.  And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold:  them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.

Thus far are the words of today's Holy Gospel.

Please be seated.


“And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold:  them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.” (GOSPEL, John 10:16).

  In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Christ calls Himself the Good Shepherd Who loves His sheep so dearly as to give His life for them.

Who are Christ’s sheep?

The Baptized members of the Mystical Body of Christ.  In other words, not only Baptized Jews, but also Baptized Gentiles.

The first sheep called into the sheepfold of Christ - the Mystical Body of Christ - which is the Catholic Church, were the Jews.

The “other sheep I have, that are not of this fold” are the Gentiles, namely non-Jews.   Although Christ has redeemed everyone, not everyone wills to take advantage of their redemption.

This teaching is clearly taught by the Roman Catholic Council of Trent in its official Catechism.

This is why you read, concerning the Form for the Consecration of the Most Precious Blood during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in the Roman Catechism, a.k.a. the Catechism of the Council of Trent for Parish Priests, this Truth of the Catholic Faith in this text:

“The additional words for you and for many, are taken, some from Matthew, some from Luke, but were joined together by the Catholic Church under the guidance of the Spirit of God. They serve to declare the fruit and advantage of His Passion. For if we look to its value, we must confess that the Redeemer shed His Blood for the salvation of all; but if we look to the fruit which mankind has received from it, we shall easily find that it pertains not unto all, but to many of the human race.

When therefore [Our Lord] said: For you, He meant either those who were present, or those chosen from among the Jewish people, such as were, with the exception of Judas, the Disciples with whom He was speaking. When He added, And for many, He wished to be understood to mean the remainder of the elect from among the Jews or Gentiles...”

With reason, therefore, were the words for all not used, as in this place the fruits of the Passion are alone spoken of, and to the elect only did His Passion bring the fruit of salvation.” (Catechism of the Council of Trent for Parish Priests, The Eucharist, ¶ 64; emphasis added.)

This basic Truth also explains why you read in the Apocalypse, Chapter 7:4-8 that a total of only 144,000 Baptized Jews will be Saints of Heaven, an even number of 12,000 Jews from each of their 12 tribes.

But, you also read in the Apocalypse, Chapter 7:9 that the number of the Baptized Gentiles who will be Saints of Heaven are

“a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands”.
These are they to whom Christ was referring when He says in today’s Gospel that:
“other sheep I have, that are not of this fold:  them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice”.
With these words of today’s Gospel, Christ is telling each and everyone of you that you indeed have heard the voice of the Good Shepherd.  This is WHY each and everyone of you is here today assisting at this Holy Sacrifice of Mass and WHY each of you have received the Holy Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation in the Catholic Church outside of which there is no salvation because it is only the Catholic Church which is truly the “one fold” in which there is Christ Who is the “one shepherd”.

And when the turn of each of you comes to stand before Him seated upon His Throne of blinding white light as the Just Judge, you can in Truth tell Him, stretching forth your arms, that you loved Him this much.  Your heroic love for Him, and for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Seven Sacraments, which all coalesce as the fount of Faith which the Apocalypse describes in its quasi-poetic language where you read in Chapter 22:1 about the

river of the water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb
and in Chapter 22:17:
he that will, let him take the water of life, freely,
that you
may enter in by the gates into the city.
Then it shall be clear to you how, among other things, the current Modern-Day Catacombs was instrumental in helping you to become a Saint of Heaven!!!

The sheepfold of Christ, which is to say the Catholic Church, is based upon four marks - one, holy, catholic (universal), Apostolic.

The first mark of the Catholic Church is that it is one.

This mark of unity is consistent with today’s Gospel where you read

there shall be one fold
of Christ Who is the one Good Shepherd.

Unfortunately, today, unlike before the coming of the  Satanic   Synod Vatican 2 pseudo-church,  which was "birthed" by that infamous Convention of anti-Catholic infiltrators, a.k.a. Synod Vatican 2 [Thursday, October 11, 1962 - Wednesday, December 8, 1965], not everyone has what is now the luxury of learning the one Holy Catholic Faith.  Why?

Because all kinds of "catechisms" and "bibles" are in the public marketplace so that those who really desire to either refresh their memories about, or who have not had much of an opportunity in the past to learn, what the Catholic Church teaches, can be easily confused and misled.

On Monday, April 8, 1546 A.D., the Roman Catholic Council of Trent, in its Decree Concerning the Edition, and the Use, of the Sacred Books, mandated the use of the Latin Vulgate of Saint Jerome. An approved English translation of it was published shortly thereafter.

The Roman Catholic Council of Trent also dealt with the need for a uniform Catechism for teaching of Roman Catholic Doctrine.  Historically, it is known by several names such as: The Roman Catechism; and also as: The Catechism of the Council of Trent for Parish Priests.


Warning!

An unapproved translation of it has been published, and the name(s) of the tranlator(s) has (have) not been revealed.


NOT  Approved
This is what the front cover of this unapproved catechism looks like so that you may avoid it.


Approved


Approved
This is what the front cover of the approved catechism looks like so that you may buy it and use it.

Imprimatur  + Patrick Cardinal Joseph Hayes, D.D.,  Wednesday, January 3, 1923.

“The Catechism of the Council of Trent for Parish Priests”, Issued by Order of Pope Saint Pius V, Antonio-Michele Ghislieri [Friday, January 7, 1566 - Monday, May 1, 1572]. Translated by John Ambrose McHugh, O.P., S.T.M., Litt.D., and Charles Jerome Callan, O.P., S.T.M., Litt.D. Imprimatur: + Patrick Cardinal Joseph Hayes, D.D., [b. at New York, New York on Wednesday, November 20, 1867 - d. at New York, New York on Sunday, September 4, 1938;, Archbishop of New York, Monday, March 10, 1919  - Sunday, September 4, 1938], Wednesday, January 3, 1923.
Concerning the approved translation of it, it seems that although most, and maybe all, adult Catholics who are faithful to Tradition, have a fairly good knowledge and understanding of the basics of what has been primarily taught here in the United States, namely the Baltimore Catechism, their knowledge of other areas of the Roman Catholic Faith are too frequently lacking.

In order to remedy this problem, a Catholic Traditional Catechism, is being extensively expanded to include some data on some of the current problems and issues in the Church in order to help the Readers to banish all confusion and contradictions from their minds with the basic, objective truthful facts about these specific contemporaneous problems and issues.

Once this important expansion, which will be very extensive, has been completed, you will be informed so that you can consider obtaining a copy of it.  This Catechism will thereby help to unify all Catholics who are faithful to the Authentic Apostolic Tradition of the Catholic Church so that you will no longer be

as sheep going astray but... converted to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls
and thereby be found worthy to be made part of that
great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands  (Apocalypse 7:9)
so that
there shall be one fold and one Shepherd. (John 10:16).

Resolutions


The Speaker and the Hearers
The Writer and the Readers


It can neither profit me, the speaker, to speak, nor you, the hearers, to hear, unless we comply with the things which are spoken, ...so let us not limit the display of our zeal to hearing only, but let us observe what is said in our deeds. For it is indeed a good thing to spend time continually in hearing the Divine oracles: but this good thing becomes useless when the benefit to be derived from hearing is not linked with it.”   (Patriarch Saint John Chrysostom [b. Antioch, c. 347 A.D. - d. at Commana in Pontus on Friday, September 14, 407 A.D.], Patriarch of Constantinople [Thursday, February 26, 398 A.D. - Thursday, June 24, 404 A.D.], exiled from his See the 2nd time on Thursday, June 24, 404 A.D., Father and Doctor of the Catholic Church. Sermon on Romans 12:20; emphasis added.)



Let us now review our resolutions:

For our resolutions, let all of us, by the Grace of God, firmly resolve to right now thank our Dear Lord for the many Graces He has already given to each of us by which the Good Shepherd has gathered us into His  sheepfold, the Catholic Church.

Thank the Good Shepherd for giving each of us the opportunity, by the help of His Divine Grace, to become one of the many who constitute the great multitude of the elect to whom His Passion brought forth the fruit of salvation in virtue of the tree of His Holy Cross which itself signifies the supernaturally vivified eternal Paschal Tree of Life that has sprung forth from the tree of His Passion, where you read:

the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits” and how “the leaves of the Tree were for the healing of the nations. (Apocalypse 22:2).


Conclusion

“And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold:  them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.” (GOSPEL, John 10:16).
 
 

  In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.





The Blessing
V. Sit + Nomen Domini benedictum.
R. Ex hoc nunc, et usque in saeculum.
V. Adjutorium nostrum in
Nomine Domini.
R. Qui fecit cślum et terram.
V. Benedicat vos, Omnipotens Deus:
V. Pa + ter, et Fi + lius, et Spiritus + Sanctus, descendat super vos, et maneat semper.
R. Amen.
V. Blessed + be the Name of the Lord.
R. Now and for ever more.x
V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
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R. Who made Heaven and earth.
V. May Almighty God Bless thee:x
V. The Fa + ther, the + Son, and the Holy + Ghost, descend upon thee, and always remain with thee.
R. Amen.

Our Blessed Mother asks Catholics to
Pray her Traditional Rosary daily.
The Rosary will really make a
Powerful difference in Your Life!

The Memorare
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen. 
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