August 13, 2000
"I am the Bread of Life"
John 6: 48
volume 11, no. 139
August 13, 2000
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    First Reading:  1 Kings 19: 4-8
    Responsorial:  Psalm 34: 2-9
    Second Reading:   Ephesians 4: 30-32; 5: 1-2
    Gospel:   John 6: 41-51

Pope Saint PontianAugust 13th, though it is superseded by the Sunday in Ordinary Time Liturgy, is also the traditional Feast of Pope Saint Pontian and Saint Hippolytus For the profile on these early, holy martyrs, see DAILY LITURGY

Feast of Pope Saint Pontian and Saint Hippolytus, Martyrs
       Lord, may the loyal suffering of Your saints, Pontian and Hippolytus, fill us with Your love and make our hearts steadfast in faith.

    Taken from the Opening Prayer commemorating these martyrs
Taken from the Gospel for Sunday's Mass

"I am the Bread of Life. Your fathers ate the manna in the desert and have died. This is the Bread that comes down from Heaven, so that if anyone eat of it he will not die. I am the Living Bread that has come down from Heaven."

John 6: 48-51

Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope Saint John I    Today is 1,467th anniversary of the election of Pope Saint John I, the 53rd successor of Peter, in 533. He was the first of an illustrious line of Popes who have taken that name all the way to Pope John XXIII who will become blessed on September 3rd this year. In fact, there are more Popes who took the name John than any other name. His pontificate lasted only three years. Born in Populonia, he was the first Sovereign Pontiff to travel to Constantinople where he crowned the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. However he could get no help from the latter when the barbarian Theodoric invated Rome and imprisoned John In Ravena. It was there this holy Pontiff would die on May 18, 526. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenBy their God-given makeup, the heroic character can differ in men and women!

   They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".

    " A man is much more inclined to concentrate his moral actions in one great moment and thereby often wins the merit of a hero. A woman, on the contrary, scatters her tiny little sacrifices through life and multiplies them to such an extent that very few give her credit for sacrifice because it has been so multiplied."
to Defend Life
and pray that there will be
No more Blood and Gore!!

   We encourage you to go to the Pro-Life links below to keep up to date on the great battle between life and death - the Sanctity of Life vs. the culture of death led by pro-abort candidates and those who would advance immorality, sodomy, perjury, etc. We refer you to our HOMEPORT ENTRY PAGE where you will find a typograph of a chalice, a chalice overflowing with the innocent blood of the aborted babies nearing 40 to 50 million. Enough is enough! The story and our purpose is outlined in this typograph and for more information and why we will not give up, see DEFEND LIFE Pray and urge others to VOTE FOR LIFE!

Pro-Life Infonet

The Gospa's message for July Monthly Medjugorje Message for July 2000

    NOTE: We respectfully recognize and accept the final authority regarding apparitions, locutions and prophecies presently being reported around the world rests with the Holy See of Rome and the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church to whose judjment we humbly and obediently submit. For more Our Lady's message for July and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

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