FIRE Committee Newsletter April 1, 2016

FIRE Committee Newsletter
April 1, 2016
The members of the FIRE committee hope you all had a blessed Easter Triduum. At the beginning of Lent we made several suggestions for your spiritual reading during Lent. We hope we did not overwhelm you! Even though Lent is over, this would be a good time during the Easter season to wrap up that reading. Remember during the Easter Season we pray the Regina Caeli at mid-day (and/or 6 AM and 6 PM) instead of the Angelus: 


Queen of Heaven
V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Regina Caeli
V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
Oremus. Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.


As the Feast of the Annunciation fell on Good Friday during Holy Week this year, its celebration was moved to the Monday after the Second Sunday of Easter, that is Monday, April 4. The Annunciation will not coincide with Good Friday again until 2157! The Annunciation marked the beginning of our salvation with Mary’s “yes”. Each time we say the Hail Mary we are repeating the words of the Angel Gabriel. Fra Angelico’s depiction of the Annunciation seen above illustrates so beautifully the humility of Mary in accepting her role as the Mother of God. May we be so humble in accepting what is asked of us each day by our patients and our families.
This is also a good time to remind everyone of the Catholic Medical Association’s morning offering through which we offer up our day and works to Jesus, through His Mother’s Immaculate Heart, pray for the Holy Father’s intentions and very importantly, pray for each other. The CMA is about fellowship and spiritual and bioethical formation. You might want to keep a copy in your prayer book, Magnificat or wallet.
Morning Offering
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, the reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all the members of the Catholic Medical Association, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.
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Chair: Kathleen M. Raviele, MD
Co-Chair: Kevin Murrell, M.D.
Chaplain: Rev. Matthew J. Gutowski, STL
Donna C. Dobrowolsky, MD

Sr. Edith M. Hart, RSM, DO
Cynthia B. Hunt, MD

Thomas W. McGovern, MD
Anthony S. Oliva, MD
Deacon Bruno Schettini, MD
Tim Millea M.D.
Rev. Scott F. Binet, MI, MD
Jose A. Santos, MD
Robin Pierucci, MD
Lastly, during this Easter season, in preparation for Pentecost, we would recommend reading from the Acts of the Apostles each day to see how the early Christian community lived out their faith. We also would recommend reading more about how to prayerfully read Sacred Scripture with this link from the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website.

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