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Monday, July 1, 2019

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Overview of July[1]

The month of July is dedicated to The Precious Blood of Jesus. The entire month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time.

July is usually hot and a time for relaxing. It is also the time when crops planted in the Spring are maturing and growing. Just as the crops are dependent upon summer rains not only to grow but to survive so our spiritual development is dependent upon our frequenting the sacraments and receiving the Blood of Christ. The Blood that coursed through the veins of Christ was a part of that Sacred Humanity made possible by the maternity of Mary, whose parents, St. Joachim and St. Anne are honored this month. (July 26). Our Lord's blood poured out on the…

Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Third Sunday after Pentecost (13th S. Ord. Time)

Galatians, Chapter 5, Verse 13-14 13For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love.*14For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
In light of another reminder of the freedom of the gospel, Paul elaborates on what believers are called to do and be; they fulfill the law by love of neighbor, walking in the Spirit, as is illustrated by concrete fruit of the Spirit in their lives.[1]
Freedom Ain't Free[2]
·Paul hopes that the Galatians will stay on the path to freedom, but this doesn't mean they can do anything they want. In fact, true freedom comes in following God's will. ·If they truly love God, they'll devote their lives to loving each other. Hugs all around. ·Paul reminds them to keep their focus on spiritual things instead of material things. In other words, no Rolexes. ·This a…

Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Saturday in the Octave of the Sacred Heart of Jesus SAINTS PETER & PAUL-IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

John, Chapter 21,Verse 15-17 15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” [Jesus] said to him, “Feed my sheep.
Feed my lambs:
For the first several weeks of life, all a lamb needs for nourishment is its mother's milk. Lambs will start to nibble on solid food soon after birth. An ewe's milk production peaks between 3 and 4 weeks of lactation. B…