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July 3-5, 2000,    vol. 11, no. 116


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DAILY LITURGY for MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

    St. Thomas    Monday is the Feast of SAINT THOMAS, known as the Doubting Apostle who went on to believe with all his heart and give his life for Our Lord in India. On Tuesday, the 4th of July, besides a special Independence Day Mass, it is Ordinary Weekday as well as the Feast of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal. On Wednesday it is again Ordinary Time along with the Feast of the holy priest and religious founder Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria. Thursday is shared by Ordinary Time and commemoration of the modern Martyr and Virgin Saint Maria Goretti. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignettes for these feasts, DAILY LITURGY.

    MONDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
      First Reading:  Ephesians 2: 19-22
      Responsorial:  Psalm 117: 1-2
      Gospel:   John 20: 24-29

FEAST OF SAINT THOMAS THE APOSTLE

    The risen Christ appeared to the apostles the first time Thomas was absent, so that the incredulous apostle, having overcome his skepticism, would strengthen our faith by his gesture. When he saw the pierced hand of the Master, Thomas proclaimed him his Lord and his God and was able to testify with extraordinary certitude to the truth of the Resurrection.   Taken from the Preface for Mass honoring St. Thomas

    TUESDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :

    First Reading:  Amos 3: 1-8; 4: 11-12
    Responsorial:  Psalm 5: 4-8
    Gospel:   Matthew 8: 23-27
Weekday and Independence Day Mass in United States plus
Feast of Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Priest and Religious Founder

    Father of Peace and Love, You gave St. Elizabeth the gift of reconciling enemies. By the help of her prayers give us the courage to work for peace among men, that we may be called sons of God.

  Taken from Opening Prayer for Mass observing St. Elizabeth's Feast

    WEDNESDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
      First Reading:  Amos 5: 14-15
      Responsorial:  Psalm 50: 7-13, 16-17
      Gospel:   Matthew 8: 28-34
Weekday and Feast of Saint Anthony Zaccaria, Priest and Religious Founder
You raised up our father Anthony Mary to work in Your vineyard with such zeal that, arriving quickly at perfection, he travelled a long road on the path of sanctity. He raised up in Your Church new religious families and, removing a large number of the faithful from the vanity of the world, he taught them to love above all things our Lord Jesus Christ, raised on the cross and hidden behind the Eucharistic veil.
  Taken from the Barnabite Preface for Mass observing St. Anthony's Feast


The DAILY WORD Taken from the Gospel for Monday's Mass
"Bring here thy finger, an see My hands; and bring here thy hand, and put it into My side; and be not unbelieving, but believing." Thomas answered and said to Him, 'My Lord and my God!' Jesus said to him, "Because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed. Blessed are they wh have not seen, and yet have believed."
John 20: 27-29


Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenKeeping the fires of enthusiasm going can be an icy proposition

   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".


    "Hearts would save themselves many sorrows if they knew better the psychology of human feelings. While there is much wisdom in the counsel of Emerson, 'Hitch your wagon to a star,' and to the need of wedding idealism to every ordinary task, there must also be a realization the enthusiasms cool. Those who have been to the North Pole say that the ecstasy at reaching it was very much dampened by the long, weary Arctic winter, during which hidden weaknesses of men begin to appear. As fires died down, quarrelsomeness stole in."


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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