September 2002
volume 13, no. 105

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SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY, September 1:
The Semi-Double Feast of the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Traditional Feasts of Saint Giles, Abbot and Patron of the Physically Disabled who died in 724 and the Twelve Holy Brothers who were martyred in 258. Historical observance of Saint Anna, Prophetess who died in the First Century. For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections

MONDAY, September 2:
Traditional Semi-Double Feast of Saint Stephen, King of Hungary who died in 1038.

TUESDAY, September 3:
Traditional Double Feast of Pope Saint Pius X, Pope of the Holy Eucharist and 257th successor of Peter who died in 1914 after an eleven-year pontificate.

WEDNESDAY, September 4:
Ferial Day. This means the Mass of the preceding Sunday, in this case the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, is said. Historical observances of Saint Marinus, Hermit who died in the 4th Century; Saint Rosalia, Virgin and Patron of Palermo, Sicily who died in 1160; Saint Rose of Viterbo, Virgin who died in 1252; and Blessed Bronislava, Virgin who died seven years later in 1259.

THURSDAY, September 5:
Traditional Semi-Double Feast of Saint Laurence Justinian, Bishop and First Patriarch of Venice who died in 1456. Historical observance of Saint Bertin, Abbot of Saint-Bertin who died in 698.

FRIDAY, September 6:
FIRST FRIDAY Ferial Day.
Historical observances of Saint Eleutherius, Religious who died 585, and Blessed Bertrand of Garrigues, Priest who died in the 13th Century.

SATURDAY, September 7:
FIRST SATURDAY Ferial Day. Our Lady's Saturday
Historical observance of Saint Regina, Virgin and Martyr who is the Patron of Poverty. She was slain in 286. Also the historical observance of Saint Cloud, Priest and Hermit who died in 560.

SUNDAY, September 8:
The Double of Second Class Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary as well as the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Traditional Feast of Saint Adrian, who was martyred in 304. Historical observance of Saint Corbin, Bishop who died in 725. For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections

MONDAY, September 9:
Traditional Double Feast of Saint Gorgonius, martyred in 303 and Saint Peter Claver, Priest, Missionary, and Patron of Black Missions, who died in 1654.

TUESDAY, September 10:
Traditional Double Feast of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, Priest and Patron Saint of Mariners who died in 1306.

WEDNESDAY, September 11:
Simple Traditional Feast of Saints Protus and Hyacinthus, Brothers who were martyred in 257. Historical observances of Saint Paphnutius, Bishop who died in 356 and Saint Adelphus, Bishop who passed away in the 5th Century.

THURSDAY, September 12:
Traditional Double Major Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary. Historical observance of Blessed Apollinaris and Companions, martyred in 1622.

FRIDAY, September 13:Ferial Day.

SATURDAY, September 14:
Double Major Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Historical observance of Saint Maternus, Bishop who died in the First Century.

SUNDAY, September 15:
Double of Second Class Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost and Saint Nicomedes, who was martyred in 90 A.D. Historical observance of Saint Catherine of Genoa, Widow who died in 1510. For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections


MONDAY, September 16:
Semi-Double Feast of the Martyrs Saint Cornelius, Pope who was slain in 253 and Saint Cyprian, Bishop who was martyred in 258. Also feast of Saints Euphemia, Lucy and Geminianu who were martyred in the 4th century.

TUESDAY, September 17:
Traditional Double Feast of the Imprinting of the Stigmata of Saint Francis of Assisi in 1224.

WEDNESDAY, September 18:
Ember Wednesday in September - Day of Fast and Partial Abstinence
Double Feast of Saint Joseph of Cupertino, Priest and Patron Saint of Aviators who died in 1663.

THURSDAY, September 19:
Double Feast of Saint Januarius, Bishop, and his companions who were martyred in 304. He is considered the Patron Saint of Naples. Historical observance of Our Lady of La Salette.

FRIDAY, September 20:Ember Friday in September - Day of Fast and Abstinence.

SATURDAY, September 21:
Ember Saturday in September - Day of Fast and Partial Abstinence
Double of the Second Class Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist.

SUNDAY, September 22:
The Semi-Double Feast of the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and Saint Thomas of Villanova, Bishop and Patron Saint of Valencia, Spain who died in 1555. Also feast of Saint Maurice and Companions, who were martyred in 286. For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections


MONDAY, September 23:
Semi-Double Feast of the Martyrs Pope Saint Linus, who was slain in 79 A.D. and Saint Thecla, Virgin who was martyred in 117. Historical observance of Saint Constantiu the Sacristan who died in the first century.

TUESDAY, September 24:
Traditional Double Major Feast of Our Lady of Ransom established in 1218. Historical observance of Saint Pacific of San Severino, Priest who died in 1707.

WEDNESDAY, September 25:
Ferial Day.
Historical observance of Saint Cleophas who died in the first century, Saint Finbar, Bishop who died in the 7th Century, and Blessed Herman the Cripple, Religious who died in 1054. He is the author of the "Salve Regina".

THURSDAY, September 26:
Double of Second Class Feast of the martyrs Saints Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf, Jesuit Priests and Companions martyred in Canada between 1642 and 1649, and Saints Cyprian and Justina third century Martyrs.

FRIDAY, September 27:
Semi-Double Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian, Twin Brothers and Patron Saints of Pharmacists who were slain in 303.

SATURDAY, September 28:
Semi-Double Feast of Saint Wenceslaus, King of Bohemia who was martyred in 935.

SUNDAY, September 29:
Double of the First Class Feast of the Dedication of Saint Michael the Archangel and the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections

MONDAY, September 30:
Double Feast of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church who died in 430. He translated the Latin Vulgate Bible.



September 2002
volume 13, no. 105
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