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June 14-15, 2000,     vol. 11, no. 108


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DAILY LITURGY for Wednesday and Thursday

    WEDNESDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  1 Kings 18: 20-39
    Responsorial:  Psalm 16: 1-2, 4-5, 8, 11
    Gospel:   Matthew 5: 17-19

    THURSDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  1 Kings 18: 41-46
    Responsorial:  Psalm 65: 10-13
    Gospel:   Matthew 5: 20-26


       Throughout the rest of the week we observe Ordinary Time, this being the tenth week in Ordinary Time in the Church calendar as we pick up, so to speak, where we left off in early March with the ninth week in Ordinary Time. Green is the liturgical color during this time which is so appropriate for it represents hope and growth and fittingly this liturgical time occurs during the verdant summer months and early fall. At the end of this week and during most Saturdays in Ordinary Time we observe the Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations for the next three days, see DAILY LITURGY.


The DAILY WORD

Taken from the Gospel for Thursday

"Therefore, if thou art offering thy gift at the altar, and there remembers that thy brother has anything against thee, leave thy gift before the altar and go first to be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift."

Matthew 5: 23-24


Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenSomeone's title does not necessarily assure right judgment

   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 human mind has two faculties: one speculative, which is directed to knowledge; the other the will, which carries that knowledge into action, and which chooses and decides. An evil life does not spoil the speculative intellect. An atomic scientist who is immoral does not directly impair his atomic knowledge. But when it comes to judgment, to directing and guiding, then the evil life exercises its influence. Any person who consults a psychiatrist should first make an analysis of the kind of life he lives, because though his scientific equipment may be good, when it comes to giving counsel, the doctor may be incapable. Our Blessed Lord warned that behavior affects attitudes toward Him. 'You will not come to Me because your lives are evil.'"


May 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.

The Gospa's message for May "Dear children! I rejoice with you and in this time of grace I call you to spiritual renewal. Pray, little children, that the Holy Spirit may come to dwell in you in fullness, so that you may be able to witness in joy to all those who are far from faith. Especially, little children, pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that in the spirit of love, every day and in each situation, you may be closer to your fellow-man; and that in wisdom and love you may overcome every difficulty. I am with you and I intercede for each of you before Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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