Month of the Precious Blood
SECTION ONE
LITURGY-DEVOTIONS-DAILY WORD-SIMPLY SHEEN-MONTHLY MESSAGE

INSPIRATION

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY
July 26-27, 2000,    vol. 11, no. 123


1 INSPIRATION

2 NEWS
3 FEATURES
4 CURRENTS

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 from July 25th of this year.

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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DAILY LITURGY for WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY

    St. Anne and the Virgin Mary    Wednesday is the Feast of Saint Anne and Saint Joachim, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and natural Godparents to the Son of God Jesus Christ. The Bishops of the United States have declared this day also Grandparents Day, in appreciation and recognition for the values and stability they provide. On Thursday we return to Weekday in Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignette on Our Lady's parents, see DAILY LITURGY.


    WEDNESDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  Jeremiah 1: 1, 4-10
    Responsorial:  Psalm 71: 1-6, 15, 17
    Gospel:   Matthew 13: 10-17
Feast of Saint Anne and Saint Joachim
Parents of the Virgin Mary

   We praise You on this joyful feast of Saints Joachim and Ann, adoring the loving plan by which in Your Mercy You effected the redemption of the human race. With singular predilection You selected a chosen people so that they would be Your people and from ancient times You established with them a covenant, prefiguring the new and perfect covenant to be offered to all the peoples of the earth. And when the fullness of time came, You gave to the couple we honor today a most pure and holy daughter, the Virgin Mary, who by Your grace would give birth to the Savior of fallen humanity.

    Taken from the Preface on the Feast of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne.


    THURSDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  Jeremiah 2: 1-3, 7-8, 12-13
    Responsorial:  Psalm 6: 6-11
    Gospel:   Matthew 13: 10-17


The DAILY WORD
      My yoke is easy Taken from the Gospel for Wednesay and Thursday's Mass

      "But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. For amen I say to you, many prophets and just men have longed to see what you see, and they have not seen it; and to hear what you hear, and they have not heard it."

      Matthew 13: 16-17


Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThe difference between Pity and Penitence

   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".


    "Both Peter and Judas did deny the Master and both repented or were sorry. But the Greek word used in the Scripture is not the same in both instances. Judas repented unto himself - he had self-pity. Peter repented unto the Lord - he had penitence, sorrow and a desire for amendment. Peter cleaned the weeds out of the garden, but Judas kiled the nocturnal brood of remorseful serpents in his breast by hanging himself."

1 INSPIRATION
2 NEWS
3 FEATURES
4 CURRENTS

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