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DAILY LITURGY for Wednesday and Thursday

Saint PeterSaint Paul    On Wednesday we commemorate the Feast of Saint Iranaeus, Bishop and Martyr. On Thursday we celebrate the Feast of the great Apostles and Martyrs SAINTS PETER AND PAUL. This feast, which exemplifies the role Peter was given as leader of the Church and Paul as its peerless preacher of the Truth, also serves as a portal for this weekend with Friday's Solemnity of the SACRED HEART OF JESUS and Saturday's Feast of the IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, which, in this Jubilee Year, falls on First Saturday as well. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, and vignettes for the next three days, see DAILY LITURGY.


    WEDNESDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  2 Kings 22: 8-13, 1-3
    Responsorial:  Psalm 119: 33-37, 40
    Gospel:   Matthew 7: 15-20
Feast of Saint Iranaeus, Bishop and Martyr
       Father, You called St. Iranaeus to uphold Your truth and bring peace to Your Church. By his prayers renew us in faith and love that we may always be intent on fostering unity and peace.
Taken from the Opening Prayer for Wednesday's Mass

    THURSDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  Acts 12: 1-11
    Responsorial:  Psalm 19: 2-5
    Second Reading:  2 Timothy 3: 6-8, 17-18
    Gospel:   Matthew 16: 13-19
FEAST OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES

   Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give You thanks. You fill our hearts with joy as we honor Your great Apostles: Peter, our leader in the faith, and Paul, its fearless preacher. Peter raised up the Church from the faithful flock of Israel. Paul brought Your call to the nations, and became the teacher of the world. Each in his chosen way gathered into unity the one family of Christ. Both shared a martyr's death and are praised throughout the world. Now, with the Apostles and all the Angels and Saints, we praise You forever.

Taken from the Preface for Thursday's Mass honoring Sts. Peter and Paul


The DAILY WORD

Taken from the Gospel for Thursday

"And I say to thee, thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of Heaven; and whatever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven, and whatever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven."

Matthew 16: 18-19


Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThe woes of confusion are legion

   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".


    "One wonders if modern psychology has ever found a word which so adequately describes an unhappy and disturbed personality as the word legion. The word is found in the description of the mad man of the Gerasenes, who when asked by Our Lord to describe himself answered, 'My name is Legion: for we are many.' Notice the contradiction between my and we. He did not know what he really was, except that he was tossed about hither and thither by a crowd of wild and disordered impulses."


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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