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August 2-3, 2000,    vol. 11, no. 129


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DAILY LITURGY for WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY

    St. Eusebius was the first bishop of Vercelli, Italy Saint Julian Eymard spent his life promoting the Blessed Sacrament    Wednesday, while being a Weekday in Ordinary Time, is also the duo feast of two holy clerics who contributed to spreading the Faith 1,500 years apart. The first was Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, the first bishop of Vercelli in northwest Italy. Though he did not die for his faith, he suffered greatly in persecutions and exile because he would not succumb to the pressures of the Arian heresy so prevalent in the third and fourth centuries. In the mid nineteenth century a young Marist French priest came on the scene - Saint Julian Eymard. His life was dedicated to promoting devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. To that end, he wrote extensively on this august mystery and founded the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, an order of contemplative nuns whose chief role is to adore Jesus around the clock. He also established for Priests the Eucharistic League and for the laity the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignettes on these feasts, see DAILY LITURGY.


    WEDNESDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  Jeremiah 15: 10, 16-21
    Responsorial:  Psalm 59: 2-4, 10-11, 17-18
    Gospel:   Matthew 13: 44-46
...also the Feast of Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop
and
Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Priest and Religious Founder

    Lord God, St. Eusebius affirmed the divinity of Your Son. By keeping the faith he taught, may we come to share the eternal life of Christ.

Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass in honor of St. Eusebius of Vercelli


    THURSDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :

    First Reading:   Jeremiah 8: 1-6
    Responsorial:  Psalm 146: 1-6
    Gospel:   Matthew 13: 47-53


The DAILY WORD Taken from the Gospel for Thursday's Mass

"Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a net cast into the sea that gathered in fish of every kind. When it was filled, they hauled it out, and sitting down on the beach, they gathered the good fish into vessels, but threw away the bad. So will it be at the end of the world. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the just, and will cast them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping, and gnashing of teeth."

Matthew 13: 47-50


Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenJesus came for sinners - believe it!

   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".


    "No wonder there are so many atheists today. It is hard to believe that each of them is a god. To accuse ourselves before the God Who took upon Himself the sins of the world is to move from self-pity and despair to the area of pardon and mercy. There is one worse than sin - denying that we are sinners. But there is hope in that, for unless we sinned, we could never call Jesus 'Savior.'"


July 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

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. Following is Our Lady's message for July:

The Gospa's message for July "Dear children! Do not forget that you are here on earth on the way to eternity and that your home is in Heaven. That is why, little children, be open to Godís love and leave egoism and sin. May your joy be only in discovering God in daily prayer. That is why, make good use of this time and pray, pray, pray; and God is near to you in prayer and through prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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