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2008 - Program for the Novena and Celebrations at Mother Teresa’s Tomb, Motherhouse, Kolkata,

and

Programma delle Celebratzoni in Roma

Birthday of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

 

Date

26.8.2008

Time

6.00 A.M.

Happening

Holy Mass

Place

Mother Teresas Tomb Calcutta

 

9 A.M. 

Children’s songs for Mother Teresa

Mother Teresas Tomb Calcutta

 

11 A.M. 

Peace Prayer

Mother Teresas Tomb Calcutta

 

4 P.M.

Bengali songs by Bhowmik family

Mother Teresas Tomb Calcutta

 

Exhibition of Mother Teresa’s stamps 26-27 August

 

Holy Masses in Honor of Blessed Teresa

Date

29.8.2008

Time

6.00 A.M.

Holy Mass

for the Sick

Place

Mother Teresas Tomb Calcutta

31.8.2008

8 A.M. 

for families of Lay Missionaries of Charity

Mother Teresas Tomb Calcutta

 

3 P.M. 

Handicapped children’s Mass

Mother Teresas Tomb Calcutta

 

From the 27.8.2008 to the 04.9.2008    Continued  Masses for Parishes of Kolkata     

Novena at Mother Tesas's tomb

Holy Masses are especially offered for peace in Orissa, India

 

Date

Theme

Rosary

Holy Mass

Celebrant

27.8.2008

Christ’s love for you

5 P.M

5.30 P.M

Fr. Huart

28.8.2008

You are precious to Jesus

5 P.M

5.30 P.M

Fr. Philip

29.8.2008

Jesus Thirsts for you

5 P.M

5.30 P.M

Fr. Kevin

30.8.2008

Our Lady will help you

5 P.M

5.30 P.M

Fr. Columbus

31.8.2008

Trust and confidence in God

5 P.M

5.30 P.M

Fr. Robin

01.9.2008

True love is surrender

5 P.M

5.30 P.M

Fr. Moloy

02.9.2008

God loves a cheerful giver

5 P.M

5.30 P.M

Fr. Orson

03.9.2008

Jesus is the Bread of Life

5 P.M

5.30 P.M

Fr. P. Antony

04.9.2008

Holiness

5 P.M

5.30 P.M

Fr. Antony

Mother’s Feast Day

Date

05.9.2008

Time

9 A.M.

Happening

Children’sTribute

Place

Mother Teresas Tomb Calcutta

05.9.2008

11 A.M.  

Peace Prayer

Mother Teresas Tomb Calcutta

05.9.2008

5.30 P.M 

Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Steve

Mother Teresas Tomb Calcutta

12 September

Date

12.9.2008

Time

6.A.M.

Happening

Co-Workers’ Prayer Meeting

Place

Mother Teresas Tomb Calcutta

 

13 September

Date

13.9.2008

Time

5 P.M

Happening

All Faith Prayer

Place

Mother Teresas Tomb Calcutta

 

 

Public cult in honor of blessed Teresa of Calcutta

 

The Church distinguishes between the cult of a Blessed and that of a Saint. The act of beatification provides the faithful the opportunity to offer public veneration to a Blessed within set limits. The Missionaries of Charity hope that devotion expressed in faithful observance of these norms will also serve to increase the prayer of the faithful imploring the canonization of Blessed Teresa.

 

For DIOCESES which have requested and received the approval of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments (CDWDS) to inscribe Blessed Teresa of Calcutta in their local Diocesan Liturgical Calendar and for MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY in those Dioceses

Permission for public cult includes the following:

  • The liturgical celebration of Blessed Teresa on 5 September is observed by the Missionaries of Charity as a “feast”; for all others the celebration is observed as an “optional memorial”.
  • The Opening Prayer of the Mass (approved by the CDWDS and available through the local bishop) is proper to Blessed Teresa. All other prayers and the readings are taken from the Common of Virgins or Holy Women. (For the Liturgical Texts: View the section of : Prayer/Liturgical Prayer-Feast)
  • A votive Mass (using the Opening Prayer of the feast) may be offered on days on which votive Masses are allowed. The readings for the Liturgy of the Word may be taken from the day or from the Common of Virgins or Holy Women (see Introduction to the Lectionary for precise guidelines).
  • The Liturgy of the Hours may be celebrated in Blessed Teresa’s honor on 5 September. Until canonization, everything is taken from the Common of Virgins or Holy Women, except the concluding prayer of Morning and Evening Prayer (which is the same as the Opening Prayer for the Mass) and the second reading in the Office of Readings.

 

  • The relics of Blessed Teresa may be exposed in a suitable place in churches or chapels.
    1. The relic may be placed in a secure reliquary on a stand or in the wall or mounted on the wall or in a shrine. It may be placed in the sanctuary, at a side altar or in another part of the church or chapel.
    2. If it is placed in the sanctuary, the relic may not be on top of the altar (mensa) or next to the tabernacle. (If the relic is a sizable body part, it may with permission be placed under the altar. In the case of Blessed Teresa, however, no large body parts are available.) The relic cannot seem to rival the tabernacle or the main altar.

      Its placement or decoration should not make it seem that the relic is equal in    importance to the Blessed Sacrament or the altar on which the Mass is offered.

  1. Special opportunities for veneration of the relic or programs of prayer in which the relic will be venerated may be publicized. This includes programs sponsored by the Missionaries of Charity.
  2. An image (statue, painting or drawing) of Blessed Teresa may be placed in a church or chapel.
  3. Devotion to Blessed Teresa may be fostered.
  4. Hymns may be sung in her honor.

 

 

Prayer to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

 

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, longing to love Jesus as He had never been loved before, you gave yourself entirely to Him, refusing Him nothing. In union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, you accepted His call to satiate His infinite thirst for love and souls and become a carrier of His love to the poorest of the poor. With loving trust and total surrender you fulfilled His will, witnessing to the joy of belonging totally to Him. You became so intimately united to Jesus your crucified Spouse that He deigned to share with you the agony of His Heart as He hung upon the Cross.

Blessed Teresa, you promised to continuously bring the light of love to those on earth; pray for us that we also may long to satiate the burning thirst of Jesus by loving Him ardently, sharing in His sufferings joyfully, and serving Him wholeheartedly in our brothers and sisters, especially those most unloved and unwanted. Amen

 

 

Prayer equesting Blessd Teresa's Intercession

 

Jesus, you made Blessed Teresa an inspiring example of firm faith and burning charity, an extraordinary witness to the way of spiritual childhood, and a great and esteemed teacher of the value and dignity of every human life. Grant that she may be venerated and imitated as one of the Church's canonized saints.
Hear the requests of all those who seek her intercession, especially the petition I now implore... (mention here the favour you wish to pray for).

May we follow her example in heeding Your cry of thirst from the Cross and joyfully loving You in the distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor, especially those most unloved and unwanted.

We ask this in Your name and through the intercession of Mary, Your Mother and the Mother of us all.
Amen.

   
 

 

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