Season of Solemnities

Season of Solemnities. Hosted by Patti Brunner with Msgr. David LeSieur, VF [airs June] See outline used and references below. Use link for liturgical reading.

Program Outline of Season of Solemnities:
Blessed season of truth
List the feasts: Trinity, Trinity, Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Birth of John the Baptist Body and Blood, Birth of John the Baptist
Basics—Truth 101
The Passion, Death, Resurrection, Ascension, Pentecost
Triune God—complete attributes—all in all
True body and blood
Man is chosen by God to hear his voice, yet suffering (persecution) will take place as others reject truth
Applying these truths in the “everyday” life of the Christian
Father, creator
Jesus, Savior, man, brother
Spirit, teacher, power, gift-giver
Daily bread; receiving the sacrifice to bond with God, to become one with God
Accepting our role to evangelize—no matter the consequences, accepting this as a gift; not a natural but a supernatural plan
What to do to grow in these truths
Frequent “worthy” receipt of the Eucharist
Aware, holy, reverent
Prayer to each person of Trinity
Study scripture and church teachings
Where others have traveled in faith
To “experience” the presence of Jesus the way John did—through the Spirit, through family, through the Tradition

References for Season of Solemnities
The Feast ofCorpus Christibegan in the late 13th century to give special honor to the Holy Eucharist. The official title was changed in 1970 to The Body and Blood of Christ.

Luke 1:5-17 Elizabeth and Zechariah: “you shall name him John”

The Church of the Holy Wisdom, or Hagia Sophia, was built by Justinian in the 6th century.

Proverbs 8:22-31 Wisdom (God) before creation Romans 5:5 “the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”St. Augustine, wrote “De Trinitate”. His sea shell is on Pope Benedict XVI’s papal coat of arms.

John 14: 8-17 Jesus in the Father and the Father in Jesus

Acts 19: 1-7 Receiving the Holy Spirit after baptism of repentance

“Why Speak in Other Tongues?” by Dennis Holt

Romans 10:17 Faith comes from hearing through the word of Christ.

Fr. Rick Thomas, Jesuit ministry in El Paso, Texas and Juarez. Multiplication of food documented on “Viva Cristo Rey”.

Luke 7: 28 I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”Luke 7: 24 When the messengers of John had left, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John. “What did you go out to the desert to see–a reed swayed by the wind? 25 Then what did you go out to see? Someone dressed in fine garments? Those who dress luxuriously and live sumptuously are found in royal palaces. 26 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21 Elisha & ElijahLuke 9:51-62 various responses to “follow me”

Luke 1: 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, 42 cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

1 Corinthians 11: 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes. 27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the body and blood of the Lord. 28 A person should examine himself, and so eat the bread and drink the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many among you are ill and infirm, and a considerable number are dying. 31 If we discerned ourselves, we would not be under judgment; 32 but since we are judged by (the) Lord, we are being disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

“The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist” A statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops 800-235-8722 or ISBN 1-57455-434-4

Luke 7:36-50 Alabaster, wash feet w/tears, sins forgiven

Galatians 2:20 “yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given himself up for me.