June 12-14, 1998
Body and Blood of Christ
June 12-14, 1998
vol. 9, no.114
Feast of the Body and Blood of ChristFeast of Corpus Christi

     Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ or Corpus Christi in which we acknowledge His Presence in the Holy Eucharist, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. Feast of Saint Anthony On Saturday we celebrate the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua, the gentle Franciscan who is so often shown holding the Christ Child and the Word of God. For this weekend's liturgy, meditations, readings and vignettes on the feasts, click on LITURGY FOR CORPUS CHRISTI WEEKEND
Symphony of Suffering
Sometimes the melody doesn't always seem to ring with the right tones!
Cyndi Cain, the Hidden Flower continues this series on sharing her own feelings from her heart and soul     In this weekend's issue the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart speaks from her heart on the trials and tribulations she, as a wife, mother and locutionist, and her family face on a daily basis, especially in these times when times are tougher. It is akin to the story of a person stranded on a deserted island who built a grass hut. One day the hut caught fire and the billowing smoke curling into the air totally deflated the builder who cried to God "why?" God answered a few hours later when a rescue ship pulled ashore. Why? Because they had seen the smoke! The lesson here is that what might seem like a catastrophe can often be turned to our benefit if we allow God to conduct this symphony of suffering. Click on SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING

Consecration to the Sacred HeartConsecration to the Immaculate Heart

June is the month of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. For the Consecration to the Two Hearts click on Consecration

We conclude the Novena to the Body and Blood of Christ for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Click on PRAYERS & DEVOTION

"Even by his neighbor the poor man is hated, but the friends of the rich are many."
Proverbs 14: 20


  • Father Stephen Valenta's column HEARTS TO HEART

  • June 15th in Church History in our Time Capsule section: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

  • Liturgy of the Day featuring the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

  • ...and much more in our 115th issue for 1998!

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King of the Missions - photo from NCT - Jamie Scott Lytle
A Bicentennial Celebration fit for a King!
200th Anniversary Banner     This weekend, specifically the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua the King of the California Missions - San Luis Rey in Oceanside, California - will celebrate their 200th anniversary of the founding of this grand Franciscan mission, a landmark for bringing the faith to the west coast of America. For the story of this mission, named after Saint Louis IX of France and For the story by Cecil Scaglione, reprinted from the North County Times with permission, click on CELEBRATION OF THE KING OF MISSIONS
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Wisconsin Supreme Court swings the door wide open for parents to receive school vouchers
Wisconsin Supreme Court opens the door for parents to choose the school of choice for their children      While Washington politicos and courts plod along, the Wisconsin Supreme Court put the school voucher issue on the fast track by voting 4-2 that school vouchers are constitutional, making it a landmark case that could have a postive domino effect on the rest of the states and ultimately the nation. Wisconsin parents will now have a choice where to send their children which should enhance their opportunity to attend a Catholic school if they are Catholic and not be taxed as badly by the financial burden. For more, click on School Vouchers
Call to end enforced embargos comes from all fronts
      From the Vatican to Bagdad to Tunis the call came to end the enforced embargos imposed by U.N. sanctions and backed by the United States. In a plea to Western Christian leaders, Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz at the close of the Baghdad conference for religious leaders, implored them to see the great harm that has been done by the embargo and petition the U.N. and U.S. to lift this restrictive embargo. The Holy Father as well as Cardinal Roger Etchevary have also called for lifting of the restrictions, and in Tunis the northern Africa Bishops Conference called for an end to the embargo on Libya. Lost among the pleas was any definitive statements from the two main reasons for the embargos: Saddam Hussein and Colonel Mohammar Ghadaffi. For more, click on Embargos
Pro-aborts and the courts are consumed with promoting the culture of death
     The abortion doctor, commonly known in Wichita as Tiller the Killer, is challenging a Kansas law just passed and signed by pro-life Governor Bill Graves that prohibits late term abortions and requires much stricter reporting of abortions performed, making it more difficult for the slaughter of innocents Tiller is notorious for over the years. Meanwhile, in the nation's capital a pro-abortionist Justice department is trying to silence Operation Rescue head Flip Benham and his followers, stemming from a protest when protesters blocked entrances to abortuaries on the commiseration of the 25th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision that has plunged America into the abyss. For more, click on Abortion aberrations.

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Today in Church history
Events this weekend in Church History in conjunction with Mission San Luis Rey
     For events throughout the past two centuries that are memorable in the celebration of Mission San Luis Rey, click on 200 YEAR HISTORY OF MISSION SAN LUIS REY
Vatican Choir
Five-Century-old Vatican Choir to perform in America this weekend for the first time ever!
Vatican Choir to sing for 200th Birthday of Mission On Saturday, the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua, beloved Franciscan and close friend of Saint Francis of Assisi, Mission San Luis Rey will officially celebrate the 200th birthday of the Mission with Bishop Robert H. Brom of San Diego celebrating a glorious Mass that will mark a first in American and Vatican annals:the Capella Giulia, known as the Vatican Choir,Pope Julius II, founder of the Vatican Choir founded in 1513 by Pope Julius II, will perform for the first time ever on American soil; in fact the first time ever in 485 years that the Choir has sung outside of Europe! Directed by Vatican Choir MasterVatican Choir Director Monsignor Pablo Colino Monsignor Pablo Colino they plan to make beautiful music in the "New World." For the story of this historic first, click on the editorial titled It's a unanimous thumbs up for the Vatican Choir! in this weekend's CATHOLIC PewPOINT

History of San Luis Rey Mission - aerial by Scott Varley
Mission's history rich in tradition and the faith!
History of San Luis Rey Mission     There is a reason the majestic San Luis Rey mission near the Pacific Coast in Southern California is considered the "King of the Missions" after King Saint Louis IX has been so fruitful over 200 years through the tireless efforts of the Franciscans and other religious orders. For a history of the Mission, provided by the North County Times, click on Mission Timetable

If we deny Jesus' True Presence in the Holy Eucharist in this life, He could very well deny us in the next!
Sister Mary Lucy Astuto     In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto, strongly reminds all of the great gift Jesus has given us: Himself in the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Most Blessed Sacrament. For anyone to doubt this august mystery and to consider the Holy Eucharist only a symbol is to deny love, and to deny Christ. If we deny Him now, He could very well deny us later! For her column, The Heart of our Religion, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Monthly Message for
May 25th

Outdoor altar behind St. James Church

   Dear children! Today I call you, through prayer and sacrifice, to prepare yourselves for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Little children, this is a time of grace and so, again, I call you to decide for God the Creator. Allow Him to transform and change you. May your heart be prepared to listen to, and live, everything which the Holy Spirit has in His plan for each of you. Little children, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you on the way of truth and salvation towards eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

567 - 566 -565 and counting,
hoping and praying...

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