November 2, 2000
Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed

volume 11, no. 219
November 2, 2000
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  • Many are struggling with the question, I want to do God's Will but who do I vote for? See CATHOLIC PewPOINT
Appreciation for the Third Commandment of God
    Keep Holy the Lord's Day: No unnecessary servile work
    Today we continue our series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We present the second of two parts on the Third Commandment as explained in My Catholic Faith. The Ten Commandments are the foundation of our moral code set down by God and the Third Commandment - "Thou shalt keep holy the Lord's Day" commands us to set aside at least one day of the week for Him alone. Just as God rested on the seventh day, so also He expects us to as well, and also to honor Him in Thanksgiving, Adoration, Praise and Petition all incorporated within the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - the only way to keep the Lord's Day holy with the obligation under pain of mortal sin of attending and participating in Holy Mass every Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation. It is more difficult to rest in these days of non-stop commercialism where stores are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. How can anyone rest with this cacaphony of commerce and confusion? For the 204th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

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    Celebrating the Communion of Saints


      First Reading: Daniel 12: 1-3
      Psalms: Psalm 23: 1-6
      Second Reading: Romans 6: 3-9
      Gospel Reading: John 6: 37-40


         "Father, all-powerful and everliving God, we do well always and everywhere to give You thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord. In Him, Who rose from the dead, our hope of resurrection dawned. The sadness of death gives way to the bright promise of immortality. Lord, for Your faithful people life is changed, not ended. When the body of our earthly dwelling lies in death we gain an everlasting dwelling place in Heaven."

            Taken from the Preface for today's Mass

      For today's and tomorrow's liturgy for Weekday and the Feast of Saint Martin de Porres, see DAILY LITURGY

    Taken from the Gospel for Thursday's Mass

    "For this is the will of My Father, Who sent Me, that whoever beholds the Son, and believes in Him, shall have life everlasting life and I will raise him up on the last day."

    John 6: 40

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Donus    Today is the 1,324th anniversary of the elevation of Pope Donus as the 78th Vicar of Christ. This Roman born Pontiff brought the schism of the Church in Ravenna to a close and gave his full support to sending more bishops to Germany, Gaul and England and supporting the schools that had been established there. Donus had first been elected on September 2, 676 but felt unworthy and refused the honor. However, he relented and accepted two months later after constant pleading from his fellow members of the Sacred Conclave. His pontificate would last two years. He died on April 11, 678. For time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenAll the news that's fit to print isn't!

       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".

      "It used to be that the most popular biographies were stories about the lives of good men and women worthy of our imitation, rather than the recounting of scandals for the sake of making us believe we are more virtuous than we really are. The pagan Plutarch said: 'The virtues of great men served me as a modern mirror in which I might adorn my life.'"
      Today is Day 5 of the Countdown Novena to the Election! Your prayers are vital! We recommend at least a decade a day and a Chaplet of Divine Mercy. If you can say a Rosary a day in hopes of a miracle that America can return to God through this election, that's even better! It's between you and God. Remember, nothing is impossible with Him!
    5 DAYS
    to Defend Life
    and pray that there will be
    No more Blood and Gore!!

       We encourage you to go to the Pro-Life links below to keep up to date on the great battle between life and death - the Sanctity of Life vs. the culture of death led by pro-abort candidates and those who would advance immorality, sodomy, perjury, etc. We refer you to our HOMEPORT ENTRY PAGE where you will find a typograph of a chalice, a chalice overflowing with the innocent blood of the aborted babies nearing 40 to 50 million. Enough is enough! The story and our purpose is outlined in this typograph and for more information and why we will not give up, see DEFEND LIFE Pray and urge others to VOTE FOR LIFE!

    Pro-Life Infonet and Priests For Life and People of Life and
    American Life League and National Right to Life and Oblates of Mary Immaculate Life Issues

    The Gospa's message for October Monthly Medjugorje Message for October 2000

      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. For Our Lady's message for October and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
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    Saints Simon and Jude

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