“The more the Merrier”

Last month, we just accepted or which we can say that they are a new member of our group. We are now growing in terms of number and we really need it. Because by May, I think, others may retire in serving or will stop for some reason. We will still guide them but we will not be always there. 

Our relationship with each other are getting stronger and we are more closer than ever. 

By ischoolsaavedra

Performance..SUCCESS!!

This Sunday, our performance was very nice. It brings joy to us even though it is just a simple thing. We was very delighted when our co-choir mates was back again. They are ready to serve God again. Our memories that have passed makes us one and have faith in each other. It is not about how good you are in singing but the way you serve God with all your heart and the way you treat your co-choir mates or namely as friends. When one is not in tone the whole group is also not in tone, because “Fault of one, Fault of all.” Hope our group would continue and be improved and achieve all the goals if there are any.

By ischoolsaavedra

Prayer to St. Peter Julian Eymard

O Saint Peter Julian, who received the great privilege of so perfectly knowing what treasures are ours in the Most Blessed Sacrament, of being all afire with seraphic love for It, and of consecarting unto It your untiring zeal that It might be perpetually adored and glorified by all mankind, we beg of you to obtain for us the spiritual and the temporal favors of which we stand in need.

Obtain for us particularly to become, in imitation of you, faithful adorers in spirit and truth of the Most Blessed Sacrament, while tending ever more toward the aquiring of Christian Virtue, above all, of sincere humility. Thus we hope to live that life of union with Our Lord which was the aim of your constant zeal, as it is the principal effect of Holy Communion in our souls.

Finally, I saint Peter Julian, obtain for us your own filial devotion toward Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, that we may learn from that dear Divine Mother how to serve and adore on earth Our Savior hidden in His Sacrament, and thus come to adore and glorify Him unveiled in Heaven. Amen.

By ischoolsaavedra

Our Father

Eucharistic Paraphrase by St. Peter Julian Eymard

Our Father in Heaven…

In the heaven of the Eucharist, to You Who are seated on the throne of grace and love, be benediction, and honor, and glory and power for ever and ever!

Holy be Your Name…

First in ourselves, through the spirit of Your humility, obedience, and charity. May we in all humility and zeal make You known, adored, and loved, by all in the Holy Eucharist!

 

Your kingdom come..

Your Eucharistic kingdom. Rule alone forever over us for Your greater glory through the power of Your love, the triumph of Your virtues, and the grace of a Eucharistic vocation. Grant us the grace and mission of Your holy love, so that we may be able effectively to prech, extend, and spread Your Eucharistic kingdom everywhere, and thus realize the desire You expressed: “I have come to cast fire on the earth; and what will I, but that it be kindle?” Oh! That we also might be the incendiaries of this heavenly fire!

 

Your will be done on earth as in Heaven…

Grant us to find all our joy in wanting You alone, in desiring You alone, and in thinking of You alone. Grant that by denying ourselves always and in all things, we may find light and life in obeying Your good, acceptable, and perfect Will. And so to the condotion and progress of our Society, I will what You will; I will it because You will it; I will as You will it; I will it as long as You will it. Perish our thoughts and desires if they are not purely from You, for You, and in You!

 

Give us today our daily bread…

Lord Jesus, You gave manna daily to Your people in the wilderness; You willed to be the only portion and inheritance of the Levites; You bequeathed Your divine poverty to Your Apostles, we want and select You to be our only Provider and Treasurer in all things. You alone will be our remedy in illness, and our protection against our enemies. We promise not to accept or even desire anything from the favor of men or from the friendship of the world. You will be al things  to us, and all they stand for will be nothing to us save a cross and a subject of oblivion.

 

And forgive us our sins…

Forgive, Lord Jesus, the sins of my youth! Forgive the sins committed in such a holy vocation so that worthily, with a pure heart and a good coscience, I may dare approach Your sacred altar and serve you holily, and deserve to praise You with the angels and saints. Forgive the offenses commited against us. Take not revenge on those who oppose, calumniate, and persecute us. Grant them good for evil, pardon for sin, love for hate.

 

As we forgive those who sin against us…

With our whole heart, in true charity; with our whole soul, in the simplicity of little children; with our whole will, we desire to obtain for them, as for us, all the gifts of Your love.

 

And do not bring us to the test…

Keep away from Your Eucharistic family crafty, false, and impure vocations. Let not this poor little family ever be ruled by a proud and ambitious man or a harsh and passionate one. Deliver not up to unclean and wicked beasts the souls that trust in You. Make Your Society immune from scandal, pure from vice, free from worldly servitude, a stranger to the world, so that it may find its joy in serving You in holiness and liberty, in peace and tranquility.

 

But deliver us from evil…

Deliver us from the demon of pride, impurity, and discord. Deliver us from the cares and worries of this life, so that, with a pure heart and a free mind we may gledly spend and devote all that we are and all that we have to the service of the Eucharist. Deliver us from false brethren, lest they oppress Your infant Society; from the wise of this world, lest they corrupt Your spirit among us; from learned and proud men, lest they stir up Your wrath against us and cause You to abandon us; from effeminate men, lest they cool the ardor of virtue and weaken the strength of holy discipline; from incostant and double-faced men, lest they greatly deceive our simplicity.

 

AMEN…

In You, O Lord Jesus, have I hoped; let me not be confounded forever. You alone are good. You alone are powerful. You alone are eternal. To you alone be honor and glory, love and thanksgiving for ever and ever.

 

Composed in Latim by Fr. Eymard in 1867 during a retreat that he gave to his religious one year before he died.

By ischoolsaavedra

Novena with Saint Peter Julian Eymard for Prayer in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament

Saint Peter Julian Eymard promoted the frequent reception of Holy Communion and a profound respect for the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  He encouraged prayer in the presence of the Sacrament and felt that this prayer transformed lives.  In his memory and honor, we encourage this novena and prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, remembering moments or sayings in Peter Julian’s life which focus on Christ and the Eucharist.

Included in this novena are eight highlighted moments in the life of Saint Peter Julian – reminding us of moments in his life, and the life of Christ.  They also reflect for us how we are called to promote Christ in the Eucharist.

May this novena deepen our love for Christ and nourish our faith journey.  May this novena encourage us, like Saint Eymard, to be apostles of the Eucharist, sharing the gift of ourselves, like Christ, with our talents, gifts and resources, feeding the hungers of the human family.

 

Leader:  First station:  Gift of Self

Leader:            We adore you O Christ, and we bless you!

All:                  Because by the Holy Eucharist, you feed the world.

Leader:            Jesus gave his life to us from the Cross.  After celebrating the Passover and giving himself to his apostles at the Last Supper, through bread and wine, he processed, bearing our sins to the ultimate sacrifice of his life on the cross.  His Body and Blood feed us from the Cross, the altar
of Calvary.  His mother stood at his side, offering a perfect sacrifice to the Lord God.  The beloved disciple, you and I, stand there too, feeding off of the love of the Lord.  We, too, as Peter Julian Eymard said, are to give of ourselves for one another, nourishing others through the Body of Christ.

Leader:            I love you Lord, my strength! (Psalm 18: 2)
All:                  I love you Lord, my strength!

Silent meditation

A verse from a song mentioned above may be sung or read aloud communally or by one’s self.


 

Leader:  Second Station:  Called to be a Priest

Leader:            We adore you O Christ, and we bless you!

All:                  Because by the Holy Eucharist, you feed the world.

 

Leader:            By our baptism, we are anointed “priest, prophet and king.”  We are called to serve the Lord, to listen to his call, and be the disciples who shares our gifts and talents with the community.  God has uniquely blessed each one of us.  Peter Julian knew that God called him to a special ministry – to be an ordained minister for the church.  He would go to church and listen to God speak to him in a special way.  We are in special communion with our God through our vocation.  We are continuously asked to listen to where God is leading us!  To open our hearts to where God desires us to share our gifts for the life of the world.  In communion with Christ, the saints, and Mary, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, may we build on the foundation of the apostles and others, to serve God faithfully in our call as priestly people, making a perfect sacrifice to God with our many gifts.  We pray for others to be strengthened in their call to be single or married, serving the church in this vocation.  We pray, too, for others to hear the call to serve the church as a sister, nun, brother, monk, deacon, diocesan priest or religious priest, especially following in the footsteps of Saint Peter Julian Eymard.

Leader:            My vows I will pay before those who fear God.

The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD.
May your hearts live forever!  (Psalm. 22:25-26)

All:                  My vows I will pay before those who fear God.

The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD.
May your hearts live forever!

Silent meditation

A verse from a song mentioned above may be sung or read aloud communally or by one’s self.


 

Leader:  Third Station: Tomorrow Will Be Too Late

Leader:            We adore you O Christ, and we bless you!

All:                  Because by the Holy Eucharist, you feed the world.

Leader:            We are all on a journey through life.  Saint Peter Julian was constantly on the go.  He would take time, during his travels, to visit his family.  His sisters would always implore him to stay longer.  He would say that God was calling him now to work for the many.  As Christ would share his life for the many, Peter Julian, like us, are called to share and promote the Good News of Christ; to especially promote Eucharistic sharing.  We pray for our families.  We pray for the rough journeys and those many rocky roads in our lives.  We pray that we may not be anxious, but always look ahead to tomorrow and the days ahead.  We pray that the Eucharist will take away our fears and our worries and help us to move forward in the direction that God would have us.

Leader:         But you, O LORD, do not be far away!

O my help, come quickly to my aid!  (Psalm 22:19)

All:                  But you, O LORD, do not be far away!

O my help, come quickly to my aid!

Silent meditation

A verse from a song mentioned above may be sung or read aloud communally or by one’s self.


 

Leader:  Fourth Station:  Inspiration to Found the Religious Order Dedicated to the Eucharist

Leader:            We adore you O Christ, and we bless you!

All:                  Because by the Holy Eucharist, you feed the world.

Leader:            While leading a procession with the Blessed Sacrament, in Lyons, France, Saint Peter Julian was inspired to establish an order completely dedicated to promoting the Eucharist.  Mary and Joseph devoted their lives to the care of their child Jesus.  He grew in wisdom and knowledge and dedicated himself to doing his Father’s will.  We too are called to grow and dedicate ourselves to Christ.  We walk in faith, knowing that the road may not always be easy.  Like Jesus, we can be lost in the shuffle (cf. Jesus’ journey with his parents in Jerusalem), however it is helpful for us to know that we are found in the Lord, found in Christ’s Risen Presence.  The Eucharist, showing us Christ, always gives us focus and clarity in our mission to care for ourselves and for others.  May we remind ours that our direction, our life, always points to Christ and that as we grow in wisdom and knowledge, we do not keep it for ourselves, but for sharing those gifts with the church and the world.  May we dedicate ourselves to living the Eucharist and its values in all we do.

Leader:            Trust in the LORD, and do good;

so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.

Take delight in the LORD,

and the LORD will give you the desires of your heart.  (Psalm 37:3-4)

All:                  Trust in the LORD, and do good;

so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.

Take delight in the LORD,

and the LORD will give you the desires of your heart.

Silent meditation

A verse from a song mentioned above may be sung or read aloud communally or by one’s self.


 

Leader:  Fifth Station:  First Communion in Paris

Leader:            We adore you O Christ, and we bless you!

All:                  Because by the Holy Eucharist, you feed the world.

Leader:            Saint Peter Julian had the inspiration to share the Body and Blood of Christ with those in need in the streets of Paris, especially the young.  With the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, they would catechize and share the riches of the sacrament with those who did not have a home or family to care for them.  We remember those today who still lack affordable housing, meaningful employment, concern for finding their daily bread, a place to lay their head.  Christ foretold that discipleship would be challenging and that we are to care for those in need.  There would be much rejection and lack of respect.  As we remember our reception of Holy Communion, may it never be disjointed from the communion we share with the suffering and the poor.  May we be mindful of those in need in our neighborhoods, across town, and across the globe.  As humanity hunger, so does Christ hunger.  May we catechize and care for the least of our brothers and sisters and so care for Christ.

Leader:            Commit your way to the LORD; trust and the LORD will act.  (Psalm 37:5)

All:                  Commit your way to the LORD; trust and the LORD will act.

Silent meditation

A verse from a song mentioned above may be sung or read aloud communally or by one’s self.


 

Leader:  Sixth Station:  Priests for Others

Leader:            We adore you O Christ, and we bless you!

All:                  Because by the Holy Eucharist, you feed the world.

Leader:            Saint Peter Julian and Saint John Vianney were unique presbyters, caring for the needs of their parishioners.  They shared their special gifts, especially listening to others, and giving spiritual advice and concern.  Many would seek them out to hear their wisdom and know of God’s love.  We, too, are called to always show the face of Christ to others and to witness of our faith.  We are called to heal, forgive and bring reconciliation to others.  Christ manifested true reconciliation through the Eucharist and asked that the Father forgive his children for not knowing what we do, say or how we act.  As we pray with the Eucharist, may we be mindful of those areas in our lives that need reconciliation.  May we reconcile with our family, friends and co-workers, and pray for this same spirit of reconciliation among our world leaders and bring about an embrace of God’s forgiveness.  We, through the Eucharist, are bearers of God’s peace and reconciliation.

Leader:            With the LORD there is mercy, and the fullness of redemption.  (Psalm Psalm 130:7)

All:                  With the LORD there is mercy, and the fullness of redemption.

Silent meditation

A verse from a song mentioned above may be sung or read aloud communally or by one’s self.


 

Leader:  Seventh Station:  Apostle of the Eucharist

Leader:            We adore you O Christ, and we bless you!

All:                  Because by the Holy Eucharist, you feed the world.

Leader:            During the Second Vatican Council, Pope John XXIII promoted the “source and summit” of our life, the Eucharist.  Through study, writings and the renewal of the liturgy and our understanding of the Mass, we realize that we are called to live what we celebrate in the Eucharist.  Our life is to be thanksgiving! Our life, as a gift, is blessed, broken and shared for the hungers of humanity.  Like the bread and wine, we are transformed and renewed as the Body of Christ, to go forth into the world to share the Good News of the reign of God.  Saint Peter Julian was named, “the apostle of the Eucharist.”  We, too, are called, through the power of the Eucharist to evangelize, sharing the meal and sacrifice that renews our covenant with the Lord.  We “do this” in memory of the Risen Lord.  We live the life of Christ, through the vision which is Eucharist – called to share the riches of this sacrament and to feed those in need and make our entire lives a perfect adoration of the one who has blessed us with gifts.

Leader:            I will bless the LORD at all times; praise continually in my mouth.

My soul boasts in the LORD; the humble hear and be glad.

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
(Psalm 34:  1-3)

All:                  I will bless the LORD at all times; praise continually in my mouth.

My soul boasts in the LORD; the humble hear and be glad.

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

Silent meditation

A verse from a song mentioned above may be sung or read aloud communally or by one’s self.


 

Leader:  Eighth Station:  For Thy Eucharistic Kingdom Come (ARTE)
Leader:            We adore you O Christ, and we bless you!

All:                  Because by the Holy Eucharist, you feed the world.

Leader:            The Eucharist is a foretaste of the heavenly banquet.  One day we will join with the Risen Lord and be reunited with all the saints in glory.  Now we are united with them through this sacred communion.  Like those who have gone before us in faith, we are called to witness the reign of God and bring forth the kingdom – a kingdom of love, peace, justice, hope and promise.  Like Kateri Tekakwitha, Dorothy Day, Peter Julian Eymard, Katherine Drexel, Juan Diego, Oscar Romero, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament & Joseph, Ann & Joachim and others, we are Eucharistic saints who lead others to the Eucharistic Christ.  We share our special charism, our gifts, and offer them to the Lord.  God blesses and transforms our gifts for others.  We share this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to bring forth God’s Eucharistic reign.

Leader:         One thing I ask of the LORD, this I seek:  to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple. (Psalm 27:4)

All:                  One thing I ask of the LORD, this I seek: to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

Silent meditation

 

Period of Intercessions

The Lord’s Prayer

[Benediction/Reposition:  “God We Praise You,”  “Jesus Christ Yesterday, Today, Forever,” or other similar hymn should be sung.  See Order for the Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist for other liturgical rubrics if this novena ends exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.  ]

Closing Prayer

Leader:

Gracious God of our ancestors,
you led Saint Peter Julian Eymard,
like Jacob in times past,
on a journey of faith.
Under the guidance of your gentle Spirit
let us, like Peter Julian, continue to discover the gift of love
in the Eucharist which your Son offered for the hungers of humanity.
Grant that we may celebrate this mystery worthily,
adore it profoundly,
proclaim it prophetically
share it generously
until you return in glory.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

All:                  Amen.

Blessing

Closing Song

 

The Stations of Saint Peter Julian Eymard, SSS, founder of the Congregations of the Blessed Sacrament (SSS) is a project of the Blessed Sacrament Community of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This project is dedicated in loving memory of Rev. Normand Falardeau, SSS (1923-2004) who served in this SSS community for 25 years through his ministry in Saint Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church and the Tribunal office of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.  The project began in May 2004, was completed in July 2005, and was blessed and dedicated August 23, 2005.   This novena was written on January 8, 2006, the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, for the 150th anniversary of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament.

Source:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2484053/posts

By ischoolsaavedra

Peter Julian Litany

Peter Julian Litany

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.

God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us

God  the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mecy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.

The response to the ff.:

                TEACH AND INSPIRE US

St. Peter Julian, apostle of the Eucharist,

St. Peter Julian, priest of the Eucharist,

St. Peter Julian, adorer of the Eucharist,

St. Peter Julian, adorer in spirit and truth,

St. Peter Julian, guardian of the Eucharist,

St. Peter Julian, lover of the Eucharist,

St. Peter Julian, living by the Eucharist,

St. Peter Julian, committed to the Eucharist,

St. Peter Julian, servant of the Eucharist,

St. Peter Julian, teacher of the Eucharist,

St. Peter Julian, propagator of the Eucharist,

St. Peter Julian, ambassador for Christ,

St. Peter Julian, disciple of Christ,

St. Peter Julian, follower of christ,

St. Peter Julian, man of faith

St. Peter Julian, man of hope

St. Peter Julian, man of love,

St. Peter Julian,man of integrity,

St. Peter Julian, man of the inerior life,

St. Peter Julian, man of contemplation,

St. Peter Julian, model of adoration,

St. Peter Julian, model of thanksgiving,

St. Peter Julian, model of reparation,

St. Peter Julian, model of intersession,

St. Peter Julian, giver of self,

St. Peter Julian, patient is trials,

St. Peter Julian, seeker of humility,

St. Peter Julian, trusting in Providence,

St. Peter Julian, filled with divine love,

St. Peter Julian, caring for priests,

St. Peter Julian, caring for people,

St. Peter Julian, caring for society,

St. Peter Julian, caring for the Church,

St. Peter Julian, minister of the Word,

St. Peter Julian, Minister of the Sacrament

St. Peter Julian, promoter of the Founder of the Eucharist.

St. Peter Julian, Founder of the Belssed Sacrament Congregation

St. Peter Julian, Founder of the Servants of the Blessed Sarament

St. Peter Julian, servant of Mary

 

 

 

By ischoolsaavedra

St. Peter Julian Song

St. Peter Julian Song

(Tune: Amazing Grace or any 86.86 melody)

 

O zealous, saintly priest of God

Behold the praying hands

Of  Peter Julian’s pleading grace

To save God’s harvest lands.

A boy of simple ways, he walks

In paths where virtues grow

And guides his steps to Jesus’ home

Where saints are wont to go.

 

From Mother Mary’s maiden lips

He learns a song to sing,

A song of brother love and praise

Of nation’s Royal king.

At Mass he breathes a mystic word

And bends a knee in prayer;

And raises high the saving host

That souls its light my share.

 

Implore of Peter’s fund of love

A share, in heart and mind,

That lips may burn with equal fire

For Jesus meek and kind.

All glory be to God on high,

To Father and to Son,

To Spirit blest in heaven’s halls;

Triune, in Godhead One.

 

By ischoolsaavedra

Quotes of Peter Julian Eymard

“The essential thing is to strengthen our trust in God, feed upon his truth, 
dedicate ourselves to his glory as our sovereign love, love him in everything, everywhere, and above everything!” (To Countess D’Andigne, January 20, 1865)

“Live on the divine Eucharist, like the Hebrews did on the Manna. Your soul can be entirely dedicated to the divine Eucharist and very holy in the midst of your work and contacts with the world.“(To Mme. Isabelle Spazzier, Nov. 5, 1859)
“Keep your soul at peace, in order to be able to be attentive and very faithful to the inner movement of the Holy Spirit.” (To Mme. Stephanie Gourde, November 25, 1850)

“In order to succeed in it (prayer), it should be done when we first awaken, when our whole being is calm and recollected. We need to make our meditation before anything else.
“As far as possible, you should pray in quiet and silent devotion. Try to have a favorite topic of prayer, such as a devotion to the passion of Jesus, the Blessed Sacrament, awareness of the divine presence; go directly to Jesus without too much fuss.
“Before prayer begins, leave aside any duties which would distract you.” (Excerpt from an 1837 letter to his sister [as well as godmother], Marianne)

Have confidence in prayer. It is the unfailing power which God has given us. By means of it you will obtain the salvation of the dear souls whom God has given you and all your loved ones.” Ask and you shall receive,” Our Lord said. Be yourself with the good Lord.” (From a letter written on January 4, 1864 to: Mme. Mathilde Giraud-Jordan)

“Go to the good Lord very simply, with the surrender of a small child. Tell the good Lord what you are thinking, what you want, what is upsetting you. Oh! How happy we become when we discover this interior conversation with our Lord. We carry our treasure [with us] everywhere. He becomes the center of our heart and life.” (In a letter dated January 29, 1848, St. Eymard wrote to Miss Stephanie Gourd at a time when she was in the thick of caring for her sick and aging parents, telling her how to converse with Jesus whom we carry as a treasure within)

 

Source:http://1romancatholic.blogspot.com/2011/02/some-saint-peter-julian-eymard-quotes.html

By ischoolsaavedra

Saint Peter Julian Eymard

A man on a journey following God’s will:

  • 6 months as an OMI (Oblate)
  • 5 years as a diocesan priest
  • 17 years as an SM (Marist)
  • 12 years as an SSS (Blessed Sacrament Religious)

“A humble priest who was captivated by the love of God manifested in a special way in the gift of Christ in his Eucharist.

“A pastor of souls who invited laypersons to share in his charism by starting the “Aggregation of the Blessed Sacrament” in 1859.

“A Founder who traced out a new form of life in the church, to provide for Christ the Lord, present in the Eucharist, true and perpetual adorers and zealous promoters of his love.

HE founded two Congregations:

  • The Fathers and Brothers of the Blessed Sacrament in 1856
  • The Servants of the Blessed Sacrament in 1858.

“A man of vision who saw the Eucharist as a powerful force of renewal for Church and society.

“A spiritual leader who wanted us to internalize the celebration of the Mass by a prayer that makes our whole life a prolongation of our Eucharistic celebration.

“A teacher of prayer who helped (and continues help) us enter into the dynamism of the Eucharist with a prayer of adoration, of reconciliation and intercession, as Church and for the whole world.

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