September 23, 2000
Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday Observance of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
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September 23, 2000
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Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday

       All loving God, You created the human family as a reflection of Your Own Divine Life so that Your creation might share in Your happiness. Hear our prayer for Your daughters who await the birth of their children. They have cooperated with You in giving life. Assist them now as they prepare to give birth to the children in their womb. May Mary be their guide and support, calming fears and strengthening their love. May Your daughters be filled with Your peace and blessing so that they may bring their children into this world safely and in good health to the praise and glory of Your name. Amen.

Taken from the Prayer Prayer for Expectant Mothers from the book "Prayers for the New Millennium."

    For the vignette on the Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, see DAILY LITURGY


    First Reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 35-37, 42-49
    Psalms: Psalm 56: 10-14
    Gospel Reading: Luke 8: 4-15
Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass

"Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God. And those by the wayside are they who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved. Now those upon the rock are they who, when they have heard, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, but believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among the thorns these are they who have heard, and as they go their way are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not ripen. But that upon good ground, these are they who, with a right and good heart, having heard the word, hold it fast, and bear fruit in patience."

Luke 8: 11-15

Events that happened Today in Church History

    Martyred victim of Auschwitz St. Maximilian KolbeThe Nazis began experimental gas executions at Auschwitz 58 years ago today    Today is the 58th anniversary of a terrible time in history. It marks the day in 1942 that the Third Reich, led by the madman Adolf Hitler, to begin experimentation with the gas chambers at the concentration camp at Auschwitz, the infamous death camp where countless Jews were executed and many, many Catholics as well including Saint Maximilian Kolbe and Saint Edith Stein, both canonized by Pope John Paul II who grew up with this threat in his own backyard and, through the grace of God, emerged to lead the Church into a new millennium and fight a new holocaust going on today - the holocaust of the womb where millions of unborns are being slaughtered in the same manner of disdain for human life. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenJust saying you're right doesn't make it right

   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 justification for cutting corners, taking bribes and other forms of dishonesty is twofold. First is, 'Everybody's doing it.' The assumption here is that right and wrong are questions merely of mob judgment, rather than of standards. It forgets that right is right if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong if everybody is wrong. A second justification is, 'My conscience is clear.' What conscience is not clear if it makes its own standards? What note on a piano is wrong if the musician who strikes it declares it to be the right note? If a conscience decides that eighteen inches will be a yard, who shall prove him wrong? The atheistic Krushchev, with all the crimes of the Ukraine on his back, said, 'God knows I do right.' "

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