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July 21-23, 2000,    vol. 11, no. 124


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DAILY LITURGY for FRIDAY through MONDAY

Saint Mary MagdaleneSaint Bridget of Sweden    This weekend we observe on Friday Ordinary Time and the Feast of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church followed by Saturday's Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, Disciple of the Lord. The SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME supersedes this year the traditional Feast of Saint Bridget of Sweden, Wife, Mother and Religious Founder who was given the Fifteen Promises by the Blessed Virgin Mary and included in the popular Pieta prayer book. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignettes on these feasts, see DAILY LITURGY.


    FRIDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
      First Reading:  Isaiah 38: 1-8, 21-22
      Responsorial:  Isaiah 38: 10-12, 16
      Gospel:   Matthew 12: 1-8

Feast of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church

    Lord, for the glory of Your name and the salvation of souls You gave Lawrence of Brindisi courage and right judgment. By his prayers help us to know what we should do and give us the courage to do it.

  Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass honoring Saint Lawrence


    SATURDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :

    First Reading:  Micah 2: 1-5
    Responsorial:  Psalm 10: 1-4, 7-8, 14
    Gospel:   John 20: 1-2, 11-18
Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, Disciple of the Lord

St. Mary Magdalene     You enkindled in her heart the fire of an ardent love for Christ that endowed her with freedom of spirit, and You infused in her the courage to follow Christ faithfully, even to Calvary. After His death on the cross, she sought her Master so zealously that she merited to meet the risen Lord and to be the first to announce the Easter joy to the Apostles.

  Taken from the Preface for the Mass honoring St. Mary Magdalene


    SUNDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :

    First Reading:  Jeremiah 23: 1-6
    Responsorial:  Psalm 23: 1-6
    Second Reading:   Ephesians 2: 13-18
    Gospel:   Mark 6: 30-34
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


July 23 is the traditional Feast of Saint Bridget of Sweden

    Lord our God, You revealed the secrets of Heaven to St. Bridget as she meditated on the suffering and death of Your Son. May Your people rejoice in the revelation of Your glory.

  Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass honoring St. Bridget of Sweden


The DAILY WORD Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass
"Jesus said to her, 'Mary!' Turning, she said to Him, 'Rabboni!' (that is to say, Master). Jesus said to her, 'Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father, but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I ascend to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God.'"
John 20: 16-17


Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThe Blame Game!

   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".


    "The self-indulgent always find fault with others. The blame has to be placed somewhere: the boss, the nagging wife, the teachers, the politicians or the nasty man at the next desk. The sense of justice is so rooted in the human heart that responsibility must be laid on some shoulders; if not on self, where it belongs, then on another, where it does not. The self-pity awakens a sorrow which leads to despair and remorse."


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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