November 28, 2000

Weekday in Ordinary Time
Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Please don't
forget to pray
for the poor souls
in Purgatory

volume 11, no. 245
November 28, 2000
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The Gospa's message for November Monthly Medjugorje Message for November 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.

Father Slavko Barbaric, OFM - photo from www.medjugorje.orgFile copy of Fr. Slavko finishing the stations at the foot of the cross on top of Mt. Krizevac   It is with great human sadness tempered with undeniable spiritual joy and happiness that we announce the passing of Father Slavko Barbaric, OFM on Friday, November 24th during the great hour of Mercy on Mt. Krizevac. This beloved priest of Medjugorje, author of "Pray with the Heart" and many other inspiring books and known to millions of pilgrims throughout the world, began to experience chest pains and weakness after conducting the weekly Stations of the Cross on Mt. Krizevac. It was there, near the foot of the massive stone cross erected in 1933, that God called him home. His entrance into eternal bliss was so beautifully confirmed to the visionary Marija Dugandzic in Our Lady's November message below. For more on this devoted Franciscan, see Father Slavko

    "Dear children! Today when Heaven is near to you in a special way, I call you to prayer so that through prayer you place God in the first place. Little children, today I am near you and I bless each of you with my motherly blessing so that you have the strength and love for all the people you meet in your earthly life and that you can give Godís love. I rejoice with you and I desire to tell you that your brother Slavko has been born into Heaven and intercedes for you. Thank you for having responded to my call."
For more Our Lady's message for November and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

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    Artwork 'I Knew You' by Shannon Wirrenga, Bismarck, ND, c 1998. All rights reserved
    Artwork "I Knew You" by Shannon Wirrenga, Bismarck, ND. c 1998. All rights reserved

       We are grateful to the artist Shannon Wirrenga (701-255-7312) for permission to use the phenomenal and touching original painting above of Jesus smiling at a newborn babe full of life, a life that He allows. It is appropriately titled "I Knew You," taken from Jeremiah 1: 5. No entity, matter or energy can exist without God and He alone gives and takes life. Life is the most precious gift we have been given. That is why we dedicate this section to the Sanctity of Life for so few realize the treasures it holds from conception to the grave.

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        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.

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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

    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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      First Reading: Apocalypse/Revelation 14: 14-19
      Psalms: Psalm 96: 10-13
      Gospel Reading: Luke 21: 5-11

        For today's liturgy for Ordinary Time and tomorrow's as well during this final week of the Liturgical Year, see DAILY LITURGY
    Taken from the Gospel for Tuesday's Mass

    "'But when you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; these things must first come to pass, but the end will not be at once.' Then He said, 'Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be great earthquakes in various places, and pestilences and famines, and there will be terrors and great signs from Heaven.'"

    Luke 21: 9-11

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Saint Gregory III    Today is the 1,291st anniversary of the death of Pope Saint Gregory III, 90th successor of Peter, whose pontificate lasted ten years. He had been elevated to the Papal throne on March 18, 731 and died on this day in 741. During his papacy he sought the help of Charlemagne against the Lombards. From this fact derives the title of "Most Christian" assumed by the Kings of France from that point on. It was Saint Gregory III who also established charitable donations to the Holy See, referred to henceforth as "Peter's Pence," which we still have today. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenBeware of those who promise the world!

       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".

      "When loaves are more valued than the Divine Power Which multiplied them; when streams are more admired than the fountains that produced them, the world will accept any kind of a king who promises bread and plenty."
    1 FRIDAY     no. 241
    November 24
    St. Andrew Dung-Lac
    and companion martyrs

    2 SATURDAY     no. 242
    November 25
    Weekday in Ordinary Time
    BVM on Saturday
    3 SUNDAY     no. 243
    November 26

    4 MONDAY     no. 244
    November 27
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    5 TUESDAY     no. 245
    November 28
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 246
    November 29
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    7 THURSDAY     no. 247
    November 30
    Apostle of the Lord

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