Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ONE LAST POST BEFORE I REST FOR THE HOLY WEEKEND...

So, what's the post for?

First, let me share with you the reality on Visita Iglesia. I 'stole this' (hehehehe.... peace!) from 100% KP Page.


HOLY WEEK ESSENTIALS: Visita Iglesia

Visita Iglesia na naman! Lalakad na naman tayo sa iba't-ibang simbahan upang manalangin sa Panginoon at humingi ng tawad sa ating mga kasalanan. Pero sandali, para saan ba talaga ang Visita Iglesia? Ano ba ang dahilan at tayo ay gumaganap ng ganitong tungkulin?

Para sa ilan, panahon ito para magdasal ng Stations of the Cross. Ngunit hindi ito ang nararapat gawin. Sa totoo lang, tayo ay nagvi-visita Iglesia UPANG SAMBAHIN ANG PANGINOON NA NAKATAGO SA ALTAR NG REPOSITORYO. Ito ay kaugnay sa naunang pagdiriwang kinahapunan ukol sa paggunita sa pagtatag ng Eukaristiya (Misa ng Huling Hapunan).

Ating sinasamba ang Panginoon na nag-iwan ng alaalang pangmagpakailanman para sa ating nananalig: ang kanyang Katawan at Dugo sa Eukaristiya. Ito ang binibigyang-pansin sa gabing ito, at hindi ang pagkarangal na Krus (ito ay para bukas, Viernes Santo).

Depende sa mananampalataya kung ilang simbahan ang kanyang dadalawin: may pito, labing-apat, may siyam. Ngunit alinmang bilang ng simbahan, at kung saan-saan mang lugar ng pagsamba tayo mapadpad, ang mahalaga ay ang ating pagpapahiwatig ng pagmamahal at paggalang sa Santisimo Sacramento na nakatago sa Altar ng Repositoryo.

MAHALAGA!!!
> Para mas maunawaan natin ang ating paggana ng Visita Iglesia, mas nararapat kung tayo ay makikiisa sa Misa ng Huling Hapunan sa hapon ng Huwebes Santo. Ito ay upang mas lalo nating maramdaman ang pagnanais na sambahin at parangalan ang Panginoon sa Eukaristiya.


And inspired by this, I prepared a prayer text - a guide - for performing the Visita Iglesia tomorrow. So, here it is. You may freely copy it for PERSONAL USE. Have a blessed Holy Week ahead! ')

FIRST CHURCH

(Kneel)
In the Name…
L: Let us praise the Lord,
A: and give him thanks!

LET US PRAY:
L: Holy Spirit, you who reveal Jesus to us, help us to discover him in his Eucharistic presence;
Beneath the veil of the Host, show us the powerful and generous Christ of the Gospels;
Let us see the Good Shepherd who knows each one of us, watches over us and calls us by name;
Allow us to listen to the incomparable Master who presents His doctrine and wishes to enlighten us in all things.

A: Let us touch the Savior whose contact heals, and transforms bodies and souls;
Let us recognize this friend, happy to live with us and share our human existence;
Allow us to recognize the victim of Calvary who spares nothing of the gift of Himself to obtain for us pardon and holiness.
Give us a profound attachment to Jesus in the Eucharist; that his ardent desire to remain among us be met by our readiness to welcome Him.

L: Holy Virgin, you who knew how to look at Jesus and penetrate the most profound depth of his person:
Teach us to look at Him, to look at him at length and quietly, in the tabernacle where he is present.
Teach us to listen in silence to the words which he speaks to us and establish an intimate dialogue with him.

A: Let us see the marvels which he desires to work in the depths of our souls.
Teach us to appreciate his closeness to us and the immeasurable friendship he shows us.
Help us to respond to his love with all the fire of our being, and like you, to immerse ourselves in a loving gaze on him.

L: Lord Jesus, as we contemplate on the miracle of your precious Body and Blood, help us to revere this sacred mystery more in our daily life. May we reflect and ponder on your great love for us that made you offer yourself as a Holy and Living Sacrifice for all. Teach us to love you in every Altar at every Mass. May we recognize your sacred presence in Holy Communion. Most of all, help us to live in the spirit of the wondrous sacrament of love and sacrifice for all.

You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.

A: AMEN.

(sit)
Reader: From the Gospel of John. (14, 1-7)
 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!
Reflection…

(kneel)
Prayer:
Lord Jesus, you truly are the Way, which leads us to the Father. You are the Truth, where we find all knowledge and wisdom we need to face everyday’s struggles. You are the Life, for without you we are nothing. We praise you this night and thank you for the gift of your Eucharistic Presence.

You never leave us alone. You shared with us this sacred meal for us to partake, and share with others, for our salvation. Transform us to your image, and help us to live continually according to your law. May we continuously show our love for the holy Eucharist, which is our way, truth and life in our daily struggles until we come to see you in eternal glory. Amen.

We shall spend this time for our personal prayer.

All: Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Permit me not to be separated from Thee
From the malignant enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That with thy Saints I may praise Thee
Forever and ever
Amen.

Our Father,,, Hail Mary,,, Glory Be,,,


SECOND CHURCH
(Kneel)
In the Name…
L: Let us praise the Lord,
A: and give him thanks!

LET US PRAY: (Page 01)

(sit)
Reader: From the Gospel of John. (15, 1-8)
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.  You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.  If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.  This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

Reflection…

(kneel)
Prayer:
We are truly connected to you, Lord Jesus. Like the vine and its branches, we continually receive the grace and life from you alone. We especially remember this in the Holy Eucharist. Your body is the food which nourishes our spirit and makes us live more according to your will.

We pray, Jesus! Continue to nourish us in body and spirit through the Bread of Life which you provide us in every Mass we attend. Enliven in us the sacredness of this Sacrament that we may continuously live as what you will. Amen.

We shall spend this time for our personal prayer.

All: Soul of Christ,… (page 02)


THIRD CHURCH
(Kneel)
In the Name…
L: Let us praise the Lord,
A: and give him thanks!

LET US PRAY: (Page 01)

(sit)
Reader: From the Gospel of John. (15, 9-17)
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.  My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other.
The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

Reflection…

(kneel)
Prayer:
You loved us, Lord Jesus. You loved us until your death. You loved us as friends. You loved us with an ultimate love. This is far greater than anything we can feel or imagine! You commanded us to extend the same love to others, without anything in reserve. Your love remains with us in the Eucharist, this love we receive in every Communion when we eat your precious Body and drink your sacred Blood. This is the great manifesto of your love for us.

Teach us to show greater love for you in the Holy Sacrifice. Make us receive you in a greater disposition, prepared and in the state of grace. Everytime we sin against you, help us to be sorry first for our iniquities before we accept you in Communion. Make every moment a loving one with your divine presence in us. And when the priest tells us, Ite, Missa Est, guide us as we become a living Eucharist of love to our brothers and sisters, even to the point of offering our lives for you and for them. Amen.

We shall spend this time for our personal prayer.

All: Soul of Christ,… (page 02)


FOURTH CHURCH
(Kneel)
In the Name…
L: Let us praise the Lord,
A: and give him thanks!

LET US PRAY: (Page 01)

(sit)
Reader: From the Gospel of John. (15, 18-27)
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now, however, they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates me hates my Father as well. If I had not done among them what no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen these miracles, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’
“When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.
The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

Reflection…

(kneel)
Prayer:
Throughout the years, Lord Jesus, a lot of people showed their hatred towards your Eucharistic presence. Sacrileges done inside and outside the Church offended you so much. Many were led astray due to their false interpretations of the Sacrament which you alone provide. This gave much offense to your Eucharistic Presence, dear Lord.

Accept our sincere act of repentance for these and others wrongdoings of the world, Lord Jesus. We promise to express our deep concern and love for this memorial of your saving work for us. This might lead us to become the enemies of the world, but we know you’ll never leave us and that you’ll provide the Consoling Spirit that will make us energized and prepared to defend your precious Body in words and actions. Guide us, O Lord. We depend on your providence. Amen.

We shall spend this time for our personal prayer.

All: Soul of Christ,… (page 02)


FIFTH CHURCH
(Kneel)
In the Name…
L: Let us praise the Lord,
A: and give him thanks!

LET US PRAY: (Page 01)

(sit)
Reader: From the Gospel of John. (17, 1-5)
Jesus lifted his eyes toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

Reflection…

(kneel)
Prayer:
Jesus, we feel your great glory in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the sacrament of “Thanksgiving”. In your death and resurrection, you gave new life to the world, and likewise you manifested your glory over all things. You never left us empty-handed for in the Holy Mass you continue to manifest this glorious wonder to all believers.

May we be continuously strengthened by this glory – the Glory of God in our midst through the Sacrament of Divine Love. May you continue to shine in glory in ever Mass we attend, in every sacred host we receive. May we be glorified as well when we take you into ourselves. Transform our weak bodies into glorified bodies like yours. And when death comes, call us to be in total happiness with you in the Kingdom in Heaven where you live and reign forever. Amen.

We shall spend this time for our personal prayer.

All: Soul of Christ,… (page 02)


SIXTH CHURCH
(Kneel)
In the Name…
L: Let us praise the Lord,
A: and give him thanks!

LET US PRAY: (Page 01)


(sit)
Reader: From the Gospel of John. (17, 6-19)
Jesus lifted his eyes toward heaven and prayed: “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.  Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

Reflection…

(kneel)
Prayer:
Lord Jesus, you are the eternal High Priest. In your sacrifice in Calvary, you gave a perfect sacrifice which is sufficient for every time and place. Through the hands of the priest, you continuously give yourself to us, and at the same time offer yourself to the Father.

We now pray and offer to you all your priests who tirelessly give us your Body and Blood in every Mass we attend. Unworthy as they may be, keep them pure and worthy in mind, word and deed for them to really celebrate the Sacrament of Love in persona Christi Capitis. Deliver them from every possible temptation, and may they and their ministry inspire others to live a holy and pure life as you did here on Earth. Amen.

We shall spend this time for our personal prayer.

All: Soul of Christ,… (page 02)



SEVENTH CHURCH
(Kneel)
In the Name…
L: Let us praise the Lord,
A: and give him thanks!

LET US PRAY: (Page 01)

(sit)
Reader: From the Gospel of John. (17, 6-19)
Jesus lifted his eyes to Heaven and prayed: “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

Reflection…

(kneel)
Prayer:
Lord Jesus, you are in the Father, just as he is in you. In the Holy Eucharist, you continuously manifest your total unity with us. This is one big grace that no mere mortal can understand, except for those enlightened by your Word and Grace.

We pray you, Lord! May we be one with you and the Father in every Mass we participate. May we feel that we are never alone when we receive you in Communion; that you dwell deep within us. Make us feel loved, strengthened, sanctified. Never leave us after which, and guide us that you may be manifested in us every time we communicate and work with others. May we be Eucharistic People, a people of glory chosen for your service and divine mission here in Earth. Amen.

We shall spend this time for our personal prayer.

All: Soul of Christ,… (page 02)

Praises of God (By Saint Francis)
You are holy, Lord, the only God,
and Your deeds are wonderful.
You are strong.
You are great.
You are the Most High.
You are Almighty.
You, Holy Father are King of heaven and earth.
You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good.
You are Good, all Good, supreme Good, Lord God, living and true.
You are love. You are wisdom.
You are humility. You are endurance.
You are rest. You are peace.
You are joy and gladness.
You are justice and moderation.
You are all our riches, and You suffice for us.
You are beauty.
You are gentleness.
You are our protector.
You are our guardian and defender.
You are our courage. You are our haven and our hope.
You are our faith, our great consolation.
You are our eternal life, Great and Wonderful Lord,
God Almighty, Merciful Saviour.
                                                                                               
ADORATION
(For each invocation the response is: *To you be praise and glory forever)
Body of Christ conceived of the Blessed Virgin Mary*
Body of Christ, sacrificed on the cross*
Body of Christ, risen from the tomb*
Blood of Christ, price of our ransom*
Blood of Christ, the seal of new alliance*
Blood of Christ, drink of eternal life*
Heart of Christ, pierced through with the lance*
Heart of Christ, rich in mercy*
Heart of Christ, source of love*
(For each invocation the response is: *Give us your salvation)
Living Bread come down from heaven*
Living Word of the Father*
Giver of the Holy Spirit*
Bridegroom of Holy Church*
Redeemer of the world*
Friend of the young and the poor*
When You come on the last day*
Let us pray:
Lord Jesus Christ,
You gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death.
May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood
help us to experience the salvation you won for us
and the peace of the kingdom where you live
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.
Amen.

L: Divínum auxílium máneat semper nobíscum.
A: Amen.

In the name…


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:50 PM

    Thank you for the guide

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