DAILY CATHOLIC for 

November 21, 2000


Feast of the
PRESENTATION OF THE
BLESSED
VIRGIN
MARY

TUESDAY
volume 11, no. 238
November 21, 2000
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    With all the faithful have endured, we can still be grateful we have the ultimate Thanksgiving available to us daily for nourishment of the body and soul - the Holy Eucharist.

      Symphony of SufferingCyndi Cain    In her nineteenth installment, Cyndi Cain shares how frustrated she is with the degradation of the political process, but sounds the clarion of warning not to put too much faith in however it turns out for only in God can we trust. All else is in vain. It is in times like these when she encourages all to reflect on how thankful we should all be for we have been given the Bread of Life to nourish us spiritually and physically day in and day out in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. The etimology of the word "Eucharist" is derived from the Greek Eucharistia which means to show favor, thanks; thanksgiving. In fact, from this same word root we derive the word "charism" which means gift and indeed, the Holy Eucharist, Jesus Christ, truly present Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity is the greatest gift He could give us - Himself. And when we have God, nothing else really matters. So the only way to truly enjoy the Thanksgiving banquet Thursday is to partake fully earlier in the day in the Eucharistic Banquet celebrated during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. That is the true source of nourishment, not turkey and dressing! For her column, Rather than complaining, let us give thanks , see SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING.



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      TUESDAY'S
      LITURGY
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      First Reading: Apocalypse/Revelation 3: 1-6, 14-22
      Psalms: Psalm 15: 2-5
      Gospel Reading: Luke 19: 1-10

    Feast of the PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

          Eternal Father, we honor the holiness and glory of the Virgin Mary. May her prayers bring us the fullness of Your life and love.

      Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass celebrating the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
        For today's Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and tomorrow's feast of Saint Cecilia, see DAILY LITURGY
    The DAILY WORD
    Taken from the Gospel for Tuesday's Mass

    "Today salvation has come to this house, since he, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."

    Luke 17: 9

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Saint Gelasius I    Today is the 1,504th anniversary of the death of Pope Saint Gelasius I, the 49th in the line of Peter who was elected on March 1, 492. During his four and a half year pontificate he instituted the Code for uniforming of ceremonies and rites. He also inserted the Greek "Kyrie eleison" into the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. He was known for maintaining the supremacy of the Church over secular rulers and was looked upon by the faithful as the "Father of the Poor" because of his vast charity towards the most downtrodden and poverty-stricken souls. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenWe must learn from the Humblest of Servants

       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".

      "Unconscious influence is never superior. As Our Divine Lord said: 'I am among you as One Who serves' (Luke 22: 27). From that basic humility came the advice to His disciples, that one who would be greatest among them should be the least of all (Matthew 23: 11). At the same time, He was never so royal as when He committed Himself to death in order to save others."

       The elections are over, but the battle for life is not. We cannot give up the fight. Please continue to pray for the Sanctity of Life and pray for those pro-abort candidates who were elected that they will have a conversion of heart and recognize the evil of their ways. Remember, nothing is impossible with God. 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 murder, immorality, sodomy, perjury, etc.

    Also we recommend the following excellent sites whose main purpose is the Sanctity of Life

    Pro-Life Infonet and Priests For Life and People of Life and Human Life International 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 more Our Lady's message for October and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
    1 FRIDAY     no. 234
    November 17
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary
    Wife, Mother and Religious
    2 SATURDAY     no. 235
    November 18
    / Sts. Peter & Paul Bas.
    St. Rose Duchesne/BVM

    3 SUNDAY     no. 236
    November 19
    33rd SUNDAY
    in Ordinary Time

    4 MONDAY     no. 237
    November 20
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    5 TUESDAY     no. 238
    November 21
    PRESENTATION OF THE
    BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 239
    November 22
    Saint Cecilia
    Virgin and Martyr

    7 THURSDAY     no. 240
    November 23
    /St. Clement/ Bl. Miguel Pro/ St. Columban

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