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July 24-25, 2000,    vol. 11, no. 125


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DAILY LITURGY for MONDAY and TUESDAY

    Saint James    After Monday in Ordinary Time, we celebrate on Tuesday the Feast of Saint James the Greater, Apostle. He was the older brother of John the Evangelist and one of the most loyal of Apostles. Though he was not present at the Crucifixion, he was in the Garden of Gethsemane and had been with Our Lord through most of the miraculous events in Sacred Scripture including the Transfiguration, the Feast of which we celebrate in two weeks. It was James to whom the Blessed Virgin Mary first appeared to in her long history of apparitions. This was to Zaragoza in Spain where James had gone to evangelize and where Our Lady was whisked on a mystical pillar by the angels to where James was staying. Hence this apparition is known as "Our Lady of Pilar." She appeared to him to recall him back to Jerusalem. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and profile on St. James as well as a preview of Saint Anne and Saint Joachim on Wednesday, see DAILY LITURGY.


    MONDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  Micah 6: 1-4, 6-8
    Responsorial:  Psalm 50: 5-6, 8-9, 16-17, 21, 23
    Gospel:   Matthew 12: 38-42


    TUESDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :

    First Reading:  2 Corinthians 4: 7-15
    Responsorial:  Psalm 126: 1-6
    Gospel:   Matthew 20: 20-28

Feast of SAINT JAMES THE GREATER, Apostle

  Taken from the Preface for the Mass honoring Saint James
         Jesus, our Redeemer, called St. James from humble labor with fishing nets and made him a fisher of men for their salvation. He responded to the divine call with a prompt and faithful spirit; therefore he merited to undergo the torment of martyrdom and to enter into glory before the other Apostles of the Lord.


The DAILY WORD Taken from the Gospel for Tuesday's Mass
"Of My cup you shall indeed drink; but as for sitting at My right hand and at My left, that is not Mine to give you, but it belongs to those for whom it has been prepared by My Father...whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; even as the Son of Man has not come to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."
Matthew 28: 23, 26-28


Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThe difference between the penitent and proud

   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".


    "Take the other case of those who suffer unjustly but with faith and love of God in their hearts. They may have a sadness in their hearts from pain and torture, but never remorse. They end in penitence or a making up for guilt by bearing patiently the trials of others. This is illustrated in the case of Judas and Peter. There is much similarity between the two, up to a point. Our Lord warned both of them that they would fail; He even told them that each would be a devil."


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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