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FRI-SAT-SUN-MON      July 2-5, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 128

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The deadline for Voting for your choice of the Top 100 Catholics of the 20th Century is here!

     Readers only have just hours left to vote for the Top 100 Catholics. We have had over 17,000 votes cast to date and are most encouraged by this turnout as we have been inundated in the last few days in the mad rush to get their votes in. You may vote as often as you wish and we'll begin the countdown from 100 on down daily here soon in the DAILY CATHOLIC leading up to the top ten Catholics in December. For the list of the fifty receiving the most votes as of June 25th, click on TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY

TOP 50 vote-getters of the TOP 100 in ranking as of June 25
(over 16,500 votes cast to date)

number of votes cast are listed after each person's name


"I solemnly tell you that hour has come in each life when those who believe must not only stand firm in the faith, but go beyond such a firm rooting to declare Me before all the world."

     Those words above come from Our Lord in Message #581 on the Eve of the Epiphany in 1995 to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in which Jesus speaks of the Magi and how these great kings were willing to humble themselves to a child because they believed. He asks the same of us and urges us to take it to the next level and go all out for Him in our words, thoughts and deeds. His Blessed Mother Mary reinforces the same on the Solemnity of the Baptism of her Divine Son four days later, encouraging us to heed all His Holy Church teaches and to pray, taking advantage of the wonderful gifts and tools we have been given in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Rosary and Scapular. For Messages 581 and 582, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 581 and 582

Message Five-Hundred-eighty-one, January 5, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(Eve of the original Feast of the Epiphany and the Feast of St. John Neumann)

Message Five-Hundred-eighty-two, January 9, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
(Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord

WEEKEND LITURGY

      Friday is the Thirteenth Friday in Ordinary Time and First Friday while Saturday we celebrate the Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle. Sunday, Independence Day, is the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time with Monday being a special Mass for Independence Day, the Fourteenth Monday in Ordinary Time and the Feast of Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria, priest and religious founder. For the liturgy, readings, meditations and vignettes on these saints, click on WEEKEND LITURGY

Friday, July 2, 1999

Saturday, July 3, 1999

FEAST OF SAINT THOMAS THE APOSTLE

SUNDAY, July 4, 1999

   Though it is superseded by the Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 4th is the Feast of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal:

FEAST OF SAINT ELIZABETH OF PORTUGAL

Monday, July 5, 1999

FEAST OF SAINT ANTHONY MARY ZACCARIA, PRIEST AND RELIGIOUS FOUNDER

Tuesday, July 6, 1999

FEAST OF SAINT MARIA GORETTI, VIRGIN AND MARTYR


PRAYERS & DEVOTION

      In honor of the Feast of Saint Thomas, we present the Preface of the Mass:

The risen Christ appeared to the apostles the first time Thomas was absent, so that the incredulous apostle, having overcome his skepticism, would strengthen our faith by his gesture. When he saw the pierced hand of the Master, Thomas proclaimed him his Lord and his God and was able to testify with extraordinary certitude to the truth of the Resurrection.



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July 2-5, 1999 volume 10, no. 128   DAILY CATHOLIC