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Why does the priest wash his hands during the Mass?Because it is practical and prayerful to do so.Practical because in the early days of the Church, the offerings people brought to the altar would include food and perhaps a sheep or two. After handling the offerings, washing hands was necessary for the priest because soon he would be handling the Body of Christ.Prayerful because the washing of hands reminds the priest of his baptism. Whilst he is washing his hands he says quietly: “Wash me, O Lord, from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” this quote is from the bible from Psalm 51 verse 2.

Why does the priest wash his hands during the Mass?

Because it is practical and prayerful to do so.
Practical because in the early days of the Church, the offerings people brought to the altar would include food and perhaps a sheep or two. After handling the offerings, washing hands was necessary for the priest because soon he would be handling the Body of Christ.

Prayerful because the washing of hands reminds the priest of his baptism. Whilst he is washing his hands he says quietly: “Wash me, O Lord, from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” this quote is from the bible from Psalm 51 verse 2.

"You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you." St. Augustine, #PrayforUs
#Love #Heart #God

"You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you." St. Augustine, #PrayforUs

#Love #Heart #God


27 August is the #feastday of Saint Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine.  Next to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Monica is one of the best examples of Christian motherhood. For years, she prayed for the conversion of her only son. Her pe…rsistence was answered and her son, Augustine, became a saint and a doctor of the Church. Monica was also a victim of domestic abuse by her alcoholic husband. She prayed for the conversion of her husband daily, and shortly before his death, he accepted the faith. Saint Monica… pray for our marriages, pray for our children, pray for our parents.
27 August is the #feastday of Saint Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine.

Next to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Monica is one of the best examples of Christian motherhood. For years, she prayed for the conversion of her only son. Her persistence was answered and her son, Augustine, became a saint and a doctor of the Church. Monica was also a victim of domestic abuse by her alcoholic husband. She prayed for the conversion of her husband daily, and shortly before his death, he accepted the faith.

Saint Monica… pray for our marriages, pray for our children, pray for our parents.
26 August is the #FeastDay of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Queen of Poland, depicted in this famous image of Saint John Paul II.  Let us ask Our Lady of Czestochowa to pray for #WYD2016 pilgrims in a special way today.

26 August is the #FeastDay of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Queen of Poland, depicted in this famous image of Saint John Paul II.

Let us ask Our Lady of Czestochowa to pray for #WYD2016 pilgrims in a special way today.

Pope Francis has chosen the theme “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” for his 2015 World Peace Day message. Let us join the Holy Father as we pray for #peace and work towards an end to #slavery and #humantrafficking!

Pope Francis has chosen the theme “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” for his 2015 World Peace Day message. Let us join the Holy Father as we pray for #peace and work towards an end to #slavery and #humantrafficking!

Do you know who said this great quote?

Do you know who said this great quote?

Happy #FeastDay of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Martyr of Auschwitz

Happy of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Martyr of Auschwitz

With the tragic passing of actor Robin Williams, the topic of depression is very much in the news this week. It is good to remember that even the holiest of people have suffered from periods of despair - including St. John Vianney, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, as well as St. Dymphna, the patron saint for those whose who suffer from anxiety and depression.
Read about these holy men and women here: http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=17386
St. Dymphna, pray for us!

With the tragic passing of actor Robin Williams, the topic of depression is very much in the news this week. It is good to remember that even the holiest of people have suffered from periods of despair - including St. John Vianney, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, as well as St. Dymphna, the patron saint for those whose who suffer from anxiety and depression.

Read about these holy men and women here: http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=17386

St. Dymphna, pray for us!

Happy #FeastDay of St. Clare of Assisi, Patron Saint of #Television!
“Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory! And transform your entire being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation.” - St. Clare of Assisi, Feast Day 11 August
Saint Clare of Assisi was one of the first followers and a good friend of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life.
Toward the end of her life, when she was too ill to attend Mass, an image of the service would display on the wall of her cell - which is why St. Clare is the Patron Saint of television.
Find out more: http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=17367&categoryId=32

Happy #FeastDay of St. Clare of Assisi, Patron Saint of #Television!

“Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory! And transform your entire being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation.” - St. Clare of Assisi, Feast Day 11 August

Saint Clare of Assisi was one of the first followers and a good friend of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life.

Toward the end of her life, when she was too ill to attend Mass, an image of the service would display on the wall of her cell - which is why St. Clare is the Patron Saint of television.

Find out more: http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=17367&categoryId=32

"Lay all your cares about the future trustingly in God’s hands, and let yourself be guided by the Lord just like a little child…" - Edith Stein, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Feast Day 9 August.

"Lay all your cares about the future trustingly in God’s hands, and let yourself be guided by the Lord just like a little child…" - Edith Stein, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Feast Day 9 August.