​​Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help,

Ipoh, Malaysia

"He who wishes to love God does not truly love Him if he has not an ardent and constant desire to suffer for His sake.”

- St. Aloysius Gonzaga, from "The Integrated Catholic Life")

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​​​​Address: Church: 1 Jalan Serindik; Redemptorists Community: 19-21 Jalan la Salle; 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia; Tel: (60) 05 5458220; Email: omphip@gmail.com; FaceBook: https://m.facebook.com/OMPHipoh/

21 Jun 2024, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religiousmemorial; Lit Colour: White.

  • Feria: 1st Reading: 2 Kgs 11: 1-4, 9-18, 20; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 131(132): 11-14, 17-18; Gospel: Mt 6: 19-23;
  • Memorial: 1st Reading: 1 Jn 5: 1-5; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 15(16): 1-2,5,7-8,11; Gospel: Mt 22: 34-40;
  • Prayer for Living Daily (pg 21): 'To see God'; Listen: Podcast.​​

[Ref. Daily Readings: Universalis.com; Bible Quotes: oremus Bible Browser;  Reflections (1): CatholicCulture.org; (2) OMPH Spiritual Health]

 "With Him there is Plentiful Redemption."
Psalm 130:7

Mother Mary, 
Ever-Blessed Virgin,
Mother of God and and our mother,
To you we entrust all our worries in this life and in the next,
For as the best mother in the entire world,
You always look after not only
the material but also the spiritual well-being of your children.
Look upon us with compassion, dearest Mother.
And keep us always united with Your Son Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Mother Mary, pray for us,
Now and at the hour of our death.
We love you!

- from "Catholics striving for Holiness"

Ordinary Time: The days of the last week in the liturgical year are named as days of the 33rd or 34th week. Depending on where the Saturday of the last week falls from 26 November to 2 December, the Ordinary Time will have 33 or 34 weeks. If the 34th Saturday falls on 26, 27, 28 or 29 November, the Ordinary Time will have 33 weeks. If the 34th Saturday falls on 30 November, 1 or 2 December, the Ordinary Time will have 34 weeks. For 2024, the 34th Saturday falls on 30 November, hence the Ordinary Time has 34 weeks.

(Ref. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordinary_Time>)

ORDINARY TIME: After the feast of Pentecost which fell on May 19, the Church’s liturgical calendar changed from the Season of Easter to Ordinary Time. Many people might have missed this fact because the liturgical colour for Ordinary Time – green – is not used on the first two Sundays of this phase of the season. The Easter colour of white is continued because two solemnities – Holy Trinity and The Body and Blood of Christ – are celebrated on the Sundays following Pentecost.
The name “Ordinary Time” for that part of the church year outside the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter is perhaps rather an unfortunate term. The word “ordinary” commonly means something that is unexceptional or uninteresting. However, the word “ordinary” as used in “Ordinary Time” means that the Sundays after the seasons of Christmas and Easter are counted in order, using ordinal numbers.
It is best to think of Ordinary Time as one of the liturgical seasons – the longest season of the church year. Its liturgical colour of green points to our Christian hope and life, entering into the mystery of Christ in all its fullness.

Ordinary Time enables us to devote ourselves to exploring the mystery of Christ in all its aspects and to celebrate the presence of God in the ordinary patterns of human life.

(Ref. "Liturgy Brisbane")

22 Jun 2024Saturday 11th Week, Ordinary Time; Lit Colour: Green; OR White: St. Paulinus of Nola, Bishop; OR Red: SS. John Fisher, Bishop, & Thomas More, Martyrs; OR White OR Green: Saturday Mass of Our Lady;

  • 1st Reading: 2 Chr 24: 17-25; Responsorial Psalm: Ps 88(89): 4-5, 29-34; Gospel: Mt 6: 24-34.
  • Prayer for Living Daily (pg 22-23): 'Father, I trust in you'; Listen: Podcast.​​
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