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DAILY LITURGY for FRIDAY through MONDAY

Blessed Kateri Tekawitha    This weekend we observe on Friday the Feast of Blessed Kateri Tekawitha, the first Native American to be recognized for holiness. Saturday we celebrate the Feast of the Franciscan Bishop and Doctor of the Church Saint Bonaventure, who wrote the autobiography of his mentor Saint Francis of Assisi. Sunday is the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time on the traditional feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel which this year is not celebrated universally because it falls on Sunday followed by Weekday in Ordinary Time on Monday. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignettes on these feasts, see DAILY LITURGY.


    FRIDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
      First Reading:  Hosea 14: 2-10
      Responsorial:  Psalm 51: 3-4, 8-9, 12-17
      Gospel:   Matthew 10: 16-23

Feast of Blessed Kateri Tekawitha, Virgin

    Lord God, You called the virgin Kateri Tekawitha to shine among the Indian people as an example of innocence of life. Through her intercession, may all peoples of every tribe, tongue and nation, having been gathered into Your Church, proclaim Your greatness in one song of praise.

  Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass honoring Blessed Tekawitha


    SATURDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :

    First Reading:  Isaiah 6: 1-8
    Responsorial:  Psalm 93: 1-2, 5
    Gospel:   Matthew 10: 24-33
Feast of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    All-powerful Father, may we who celebrate the feast of St. Bonaventure always benefit from his wisdom and follow the example of his love.

  Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass honoring St. Bonaventure


    SUNDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :

    First Reading:  Amos 7: 12-15
    Responsorial:  Psalm 85: 9-14
    Second Reading:  Ephesians 1: 3-14
    Gospel:   Mark 6: 7-13
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME on the
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    O Blessed Lady of Mount Carmel, grant that we may share in all the prayers and penances of your holy cloistered daughters of the Carmelite Order. Bless their labors and pray that they may be a source of spiritual strength to all of us who struggle in the world outside their peaceful walls. O Mary, who entered the world free from stain, obtain for us from God that we may pass out of it free from sin.

  Taken from the Prayer Book "All Day with God", imprimatur 1953


    MONDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :

    First Reading:  Isaiah 1: 10-17
    Responsorial:  Psalm 50: 8-9, 16-17, 21, 23
    Gospel:   Matthew 10: 34-38; 11: 1


The DAILY WORD Taken from the Gospel for Sunday's Mass
"Wherever you enter into a house, stay there until you leave the place. And whoever does not receive you, or listen to you - go forth from there, and shake off the dust from your feet for a witness against them."
Mark 6: 10-11


Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenBeauty is in the heart of the beholder!

   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".


    "One of the great trials of marriage is the absence of solitude. In the first moments of human love, one does not see the little hidden deformities which later on appear. It is not the great hurts which cause enthusiasm to cool, but rather the steady diet of mediocrities, the repeated insincerities, the getting used to one another's company, the everyday dust of human existence. There comes a moment when the wife seems less beautiful just because of the habit of seeing her. What is often seen is no longer thought to be beautiful. Much of what is beautiful is determined by two things: by surprise and by love. When enthusiasm cools, then one hears 'You are not the one whom I married.'"


June 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 brief message on the occasion of the 19th Anniversary of the Apparitions.

The Gospa's message for June "Dear children! Today I call you to prayer. The one who prays is not afraid of the future. Little children do not forget, I am with you and I love you all. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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