October 9, 2000
Saint Denis and Companion Martyrs
Saint John Leonardi, Religious Founder

volume 11, no. 195
October 9, 2000
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Pope John Paul II yesterday entrusted the world and the millennium to the Our Lady. Pope John Paul II and Bishops of the world come together in Rome to entrust the millennium to Mary in historic event that concludes Jubilee of Bishops, furthers reality of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and brings great hope to civilization!
Pilgrims and Bishops from around world pack square this weekend    What a weekend it was! Late Saturday afternoon on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary the Holy Father led the world in a moving, inspiring Rosary. It was recited in Latin except for the the final decade, which was prayed via satellite by Sister Lucia and her fellow Carmelite contemplatives in the monastery of Portugal. Saint Peter's Square overflowed all the way back to the Tiber. The following morning the Pope, in harmony with over 1,500 bishops in attendance and all other bishops around the world, entrusted the world to Mary in the New Millennium at the end of the Sunday Mass. Before giving the final blessing of the Mass, the Holy Father prayed the Prayer of Entrustment, kneeling before the Fatima Statue which had been brought to Rome from Portugal for this special occasion. With Our Lady standing in the shadow of a giant crucifix in the foreground, the Pope entrusted the world to Jesus' most Blessed and Holy Mother. See PRAYER OF ENTRUSTMENT

    "Lord, to whom shall we go? You alone have the words of eternal life."
    John 6: 68

      In this issue we continue to bring you gems from archived issues by Pat Ludwa. Today Pat follows up last month's declaration of "No Salvation Outside the Church" - Dominus Jesus with a reaffirmation that the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church is the ONLY way to truly find eternal life/ Pat writes about the greatest treasure we have: our Faith. He points out that while so many seemingly have all the answers to how the Church should be, it all boils down to what Jesus taught and His insistence that He would not compromise. Pat shows how we cannot compromise either but rather should echo Peter's words to Christ, "Lord, to whom shall we go?" The answer is: nowhere, for in Jesus is the Truth, the Way, and the Life which has been handed down to us through the Church He founded and gave the keys of the kingdom to Peter as the first Pope and which continues today with Pope John Paul II. For Pat's column The Church, God's Gift of Love see VIEW FROM THE PEW

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      First Reading: Galatians 1: 6-12
      Psalms: Psalm 111: 1-2, 7-10
      Gospel Reading: Luke 10: 25-37

    Feast of Saint Denis, Bishop, and his companion martyrs
      Father, You sent St. Denis and his companions to preach Your glory to the nations, and You gave them the strength to be steadfast in their sufferings for Christ. Grant that we may learn from their example to reject the power and wealth of this world and to brave all earthly trials.

      Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass commemorating St. Denis

    Feast of Saint John Leonardi, Priest and Religious Founder
      Father, Giver of all good things, You proclaimed the good news to countless people through the ministry of St. John Leonardi. By the help of his prayers may the true faith continue to grow.
      Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Mass honoring St. John Leonardi

    For the profiles on these saints, the readings and meditations for today and tomorrow's Mass, see DAILY LITURGY

    Taken from the Gospel for Monday's Mass

    "Which of these three, in thy opinion, proved himself neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?' And he said, 'He who took pity on him.' And Jesus said to him, 'Go and do thou also in like manner.'"

    Luke 10: 36-37

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Pius XII    Today is the 42nd anniversary of the death of Pope Pius XII, the 260th successor of Peter who served the Church as Sovereign Pontiff from March 2, 1939 to this day in 1958. His nineteen year pontificate was highlighted by his declaration of the Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. He also had to face the terrible pangs of World War II, balancing a world gone mad and trying to win souls everywhere. He had a great concern for the terrible treatment of the Jews and others by the Third Reich who labeled him their number one enemy. Yet, for some twisted reason, he is being crucified today by radical interests who fabricate and exaggerate, demeaning this quiet, holy and austere Italian Pope who was a hands-on Pontiff. It was Pius XII who discovered the tomb of Saint Peter during the excavations beneath St. Peter's Basilica. For other events that happened today in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenTruth does not change with the times

       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".

      " Truth does not challenge, but truth does develop. Two and two do not make four in the thirteenth century, and sixteen in the twentieth, but arithmetic does develop into geometry, and geometry into calculus. Nor is truth easy to discover, particularly when it affects our lives. "
    29 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

    The Gospa's message for September Monthly Medjugorje Message for September 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 September and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
    1 FRIDAY     no. 192
    October 6
    Weekday/ FIRST FRIDAY
    St. Bruno

    2 SATURDAY     no. 193
    October 7

    3 SUNDAY     no. 194
    October 8
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    October 9
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    St. Denis & companions
    5 TUESDAY     no. 196
    October 10
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    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 197
    October 11
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    7 THURSDAY     no. 198
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