Completely unrelated to this week’s lesson, but I thought you might like the reminder that today is Blessed John Paul II’s feast. He was added to the U.S. Liturgical Calendar for the first time today.
O God, who are rich in mercy
and who willed that the blessed John Paul the Second
should preside as Pope over your universal Church,
grant, we pray, that instructed by his teaching,
we may open our hearts to the saving grace of Christ,
the sole Redeemer of mankind.
Who lives and reigns.