October 28, 2000
Feast of the Apostles, SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE
Saint SimonSaint Jude

volume 11, no. 214
October 28, 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
"...now they are no longer two, but one flesh" Matthew 19: 6
    In nourishing a lasting relationship, let the fruit ripen in God's time through Patience, Purity and Perseverance!

    The Keys to Reestablishing the Sanctity of Life through the Charism of Conjugal Love
    Cyndi CainMichael Cain   After introducing this special series on the weekend of the special Jubilee of Families held October 13-14 in Rome, we continue today with second lesson Patience, Purity and Perseverance in which we delve briefly into the ripening of the fruit of love. It doesn't just happen overnight. Each person has to be patient and be allowed to grow in graces through the means the Church provides in the Sacraments and Catholic activities for young adults. The first prerequisite to finding the right person to share the rest of their life with is being true to themself. This means purity of mind, body and heart. In today's amoral society that is an anomaly for virtue is seen as a weakness; where in truth, it is a great, great strength. The key is not to bruise the fruit by forcing it to ripen before God deems the time is right. Through perseverance and trust in His Providence, one will discover what their vocation in life will be and embrace it with open arms as their fiat to His Holy Will. This sensitive and enlightening series is co-written by Michael and Cyndi Cain, who share what the Holy Spirit has inspired them to write including intimate, chasteful revelations of their own lives that have helped elevate their Conjugal Love. The entire concept unlocks the keys to reestablishing the Sanctity of Life through the Charism of Conjugal Love and, through one couple at a time, like a ripple that extends ever outward, we can change the world and eradicate the culture of death. This series will run in each Saturday issue. For the second lesson, see AT ONE WITH GOD series on Conjugal Love

Saint Jude Feast of the Apostles, Saint Simon and Saint Jude

Saint Simon   Father, You revealed Yourself to us through the preaching of Your Apostles Simon and Jude. By their prayers give Your Church continued growth and increase the number of those who believe in You.

Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass honoring Saints Simon and Jude

    For the profiles of these two Apostles and tomorrow's liturgy for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, see DAILY LITURGY


    First Reading: Ephesians 2: 19-22
    Psalms: Psalm 19: 2-5
    Gospel Reading: Luke 6: 12-16
Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass

"And when day broke, He summoned His disciples, and from these He chose twelve (whom He also named Apostles): Simon, whom He named Peter, and his brother Andrew; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alpheus, and Simon called the Zealot; Jude the brother of James and Judas Iscariot, who turned traitor."

Luke 6: 13-16

Events that happened Today in Church History

    Blessed John XXIII    Today is the 42nd anniversary of the election of Cardinal Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli, the Patriarch of Venice who became the 261st successor of Peter, taking the name Pope John XXIII on this day. He chose the name because John was the parish saint where he was baptized and his father's name was John. This year Pope John Paul II beatified Papa John along with Pope Pius IX on the Feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great. Cardinal Roncalli was elevated as an interim Pope because of his age of 77 to give the Sacred Conclave time to select a worthy successor to Pope Pius XII who had passed away on October 9, 1958. After a three week stalemate and a standoff between camps, they chose as a compromise Cardinal Roncalli. He surprised them all not only by living five more years, but calling the landmark Second Vatican Council. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

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    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenThere's no happiness in the realm of the ego

       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 modern tendency is toward the affirmation of the ego, the exaltation of selfishness, riding roughshod over others in order to satisfy our own self-centeredness. It certainly has not produced much happiness, for the more the ego asserts itself the more miserable it becomes."
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    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!

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

      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 the October 25th Message and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
    1 FRIDAY     no. 213
    October 27
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time
    2 SATURDAY     no. 214
    October 28
    Feast of the Apostles
    Saints Simon and Jude

    3 SUNDAY     no. 215
    October 29
    30th SUNDAY
    in Ordinary Time

    4 MONDAY     no. 216
    October 30
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    5 TUESDAY     no. 217
    October 31
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 218

    7 THURSDAY     no. 219
    November 2
    Commemoration of

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