While we were still sinners, Christ died for us…
April 13, 2022
Dear Family of Mary!
At Mass today we hear how Jesus arranged for the last supper with His disciples, and reveals who will betray him. Judas leaves that meal, still in denial of what he is about to do. His words to Jesus are stunningly sad: “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” But haven’t we all been in denial of sin at some time in our lives?
Jesus knows how blind and stubborn we all are, and so He embraces His Passion for us even before we know of our own depravity:
“Christ, while we were still helpless, yet died at the appointed time for the ungodly. Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. Indeed, if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, once reconciled, will we be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:6-8)
We are so loved…
Our Lady tells us so:
I call you to,
with complete trust and joy,
bless the name of the Lord
and, day by day,
to give Him thanks from the heart
for His great love.
through that love which He showed by the Cross,
gave you the possibility to be forgiven for everything;
so that you do not have to be ashamed or to hide,
and out of fear not to open the door of your heart to my Son.
To the contrary, my children,
reconcile with the Heavenly Father
so that you may be able to come to love yourselves
as my Son loves you.
When you come to love yourselves,
you will also love others;
in them you will see my Son
and recognize the greatness of His love.
Live in faith!
Through me, my Son is preparing you
for the works which He desires to do through you –
works through which He desires to be glorified.
Give Him thanks.
Especially thank Him for the shepherds –
for your intercessors in the reconciliation with the Heavenly Father.
I am thanking you, my children. Thank you.” (March 18, 2013)
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
(c)Mary TV 2022
PS. Here is the schedule of “live” and recorded programming for the Holy Triduum on Mary TV!!
All times are Medjugorje time!
No English Mass this day
Hour of Mercy/Silent Adoration and Daily Rosary as usual.
Evening program (which includes Holy Thursday Mass)with adoration beginning at 5:00pm.
Stations of the Cross (Cross Mountain) at 11:00 am
English Liturgy of the Passion at 3:00 PM (recorded for later viewing)
Hour of Mercy and Daily Rosary as usual.
Evening Rosary at 5:00 PM
Liturgy of the Passion of Christ at 6:00 PM
No English Mass on Holy Saturday
Hour of Mercy and Daily Rosary as usual
Evening Rosary at 8:00 PM
Easter Vigil Mass at 9:00PM
English Mass at 12:00 PM Easter Sunday (recorded)
Hour of Mercy/Silent Adoration and Daily Rosary as usual
Evening International Program at 5:00 PM.