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Friday, October 05, 2012

Today's Dad's 9th Death Anniversary

Hi Dad,

We went morning mass today to pray for your soul on this, your '9th Death Anniversary' (from the morning of 2003 Oct 05, Sunday).

We make it a point to pray for you soul often, if not daily... as I think of you.

Going for morning mass has never been easy for me, but we did it this morning just for you.

As the Lector read out the psalm, I noticed it had the exact same lyrics of a familiar song which I have included in this blog post.

Needless to say, we think of you often... especially when something needs fixing in the home... and there's always something to fix at home.

Now, we don't repair the fans that are faulty... we throw them away and get new ones... please don't frown on us, we're aren't as talented as you were in this area.

Thank-you for being a wonderful and loving husband to mum as well as such a father to sis & me... our spouses... and your grand-children.

We miss you. I miss you.
Your loving Son, always.

YouTube ~ Audio Only:

(Acappella Version, my favorite genre)
O God, you search me out


Oh God, You Search Me and You Know Me
~ by Bernadette Farrell
~ Lyrics of Psalm 139

1. O God, You search me and You know me.
All my thoughts lie open to Your gaze.
When I walk or lie down You are before me:
Ever the maker and keeper of my days.

2. You know my resting and my rising.
You discern my purpose from afar,
And with love everlasting You besiege me:
In evry moment of life or death, You are.

3. Before a word is on my tongue, Lord,
You have known its meaning through and through.
You are with me beyond my understanding:
God of my present, my past and future, too.

4. Although Your Spirit is upon me,
Still I search for shelter from Your light.
There is nowhere on earth I can escape You:
Even the darkness is radiant in Your sight.

5. For You created me and shaped me,
Gave me life within my mothers womb.
For the wonder of who I am, I praise You:
Safe in Your hands, all creation is made new.

(another version)

Today's Psalm:

Psalm 139: 1 - 3, 7 - 10, 13 - 14

01 ~ O LORD, thou hast searched me and known me!
02 ~ Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up; thou discernest my thoughts from afar.
03 ~ Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
07 ~ Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
08 ~ If I ascend to heaven, thou art there! If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there!
09 ~ If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 ~ even there thy hand shall lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
13 ~ For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 ~ I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well;

(the Full Mass Readings for Today with the Responsorial Psalm 139)

Readings & Responsorial Psalm for Today's Mass
Friday, 2012 October 5, 6:30am Mass

Friday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 459

Reading 1 Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5

The LORD addressed Job out of the storm and said:

Have you ever in your lifetime commanded the morning
and shown the dawn its place
For taking hold of the ends of the earth,
till the wicked are shaken from its surface?
The earth is changed as is clay by the seal,
and dyed as though it were a garment;
But from the wicked the light is withheld,
and the arm of pride is shattered.

Have you entered into the sources of the sea,
or walked about in the depths of the abyss?
Have the gates of death been shown to you,
or have you seen the gates of darkness?
Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth?
Tell me, if you know all:
Which is the way to the dwelling place of light,
and where is the abode of darkness,
That you may take them to their boundaries
and set them on their homeward paths?
You know, because you were born before them,
and the number of your years is great!

Then Job answered the LORD and said:

Behold, I am of little account; what can I answer you?
I put my hand over my mouth.
Though I have spoken once, I will not do so again;
though twice, I will do so no more.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 139:1-3, 7-8, 9-10, 13-14ab

R. (24b) Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
O LORD, you have probed me and you know me;
you know when I sit and when I stand;
you understand my thoughts from afar.
My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
with all my ways you are familiar.
R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
Where can I go from your spirit?
From your presence where can I flee?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I sink to the nether world, you are present there.
R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
if I settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
Even there your hand shall guide me,
and your right hand hold me fast.
R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
Truly you have formed my inmost being;
you knit me in my mother's womb.
I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made;
wonderful are your works.
R. Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Gospel Lk 10:13-16

Jesus said to them,
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!
For if the mighty deeds done in your midst
had been done in Tyre and Sidon,
they would long ago have repented,
sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon
at the judgment than for you.
And as for you, Capernaum, 'Will you be exalted to heaven?
You will go down to the netherworld.'
Whoever listens to you listens to me.
Whoever rejects you rejects me.
And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me."