October 26, 2000
Weekday in Ordinary Time

volume 11, no. 212
October 26, 2000
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  • In case you missed it, see this week's commentary on the answer to Catholic Education in America in CATHOLIC PewPOINT
Appreciation for the Third Commandment of God
    Keep Holy the Lord's Day
    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 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 203rd installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH
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 see below today. For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

      "Dear children! Today I desire to open my motherly heart to you and to call you all to pray for my intentions. I desire to renew prayer with you and to call you to fast which I desire to offer to my Son Jesus for the coming of a new time a time of spring. In this Jubilee year many hearts have opened to me and the Church is being renewed in the Spirit. I rejoice with you and I thank God for this gift; and you, little children, I call to pray, pray, pray until prayer becomes a joy for you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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      First Reading: Ephesians 3: 14-21
      Psalms: Psalm 33: 1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19
      Gospel Reading: Luke 12: 49-53

    For today's and tomorrow's liturgy, see DAILY LITURGY

    Taken from the Gospel for Thursday's Mass

    "Do you think that I came to give peace upon the earth? No, I tell you , but division. For henceforth in one house five will be divided, three against two, and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against his father; mother against daughter and daughter against the mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. "

    Luke 12: 51-53

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Mother TeresaSister Nirmala    Today is the 50th Golden Anniversary of the fastest growing religious order in history. That is the Missionaries of Charity founded by the great Mother Teresa and approved by the Archbishop of Calcutta in 1950. Mirroring the success of the Franciscans and Saint Francis of Assisi, Mother Teresa's order has grown worldwide at a phenomenal pace in reaching out to everyone, in seeing Jesus Christ in the face of every one of His children no matter their race, creed or color. Mother didn't establish her order in a beautiful monastery, but, like Francis, went to the people, giving everything body, mind and heart to them and deservedly earned the honor "Saint of the Gutters." Today, her successor Sister Nirmala, whom Mother carefully groomed, carries on all the high ideals, sincerity and holiness established by Mother. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenTrue passion takes guts and courage

       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".

      "To rivive passion in hearts, one must first understand it. Passion signifies receiving or suffering something or submitting to something. From this, follow two indispensable conditions for passion: knowledge, and some organic or physical change in our sensible nature."
    12 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

    1 FRIDAY     no. 206
    October 20
    St. Paul of the Cross
    2 SATURDAY     no. 207
    October 21
    BVM on Saturday
    3 SUNDAY     no. 208
    October 22
    29th SUNDAY   WORLD

    4 MONDAY     no. 209
    October 23
    Weekday/St. John of Capistrano
    5 TUESDAY     no. 210
    October 24
    Saint Anthony of Claret
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