Sunday, October 24, 2021

 

OCTOBER 24 Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

UNITED NATIONS/BOLOGNA/TRIPE DAY

 

Psalm 53, Verse 6

They are going to FEAR his name with great fear, though they had not feared it before. For God will scatter the bones of those encamped against you. They will surely be put to shame, for God has rejected them. 

The foolish say in their hearts there is no God. They are like defiant children who believe that they by their tantrums will get what they want. The time is drawing near, and the Cross of Christ will triumph over unbelievers and the ultimate truth will be revealed. The restoration of Israel was in the cross of Christ. 

Seek the kingdom of God and its justice.

 

ON KEEPING THE LORDS DAY HOLY[1]

CHAPTER III

DIES ECCLESIAE

The Eucharistic Assembly:
Heart of Sunday

The Sunday obligation

46. Since the Eucharist is the very heart of Sunday, it is clear why, from the earliest centuries, the Pastors of the Church have not ceased to remind the faithful of the need to take part in the liturgical assembly. "Leave everything on the Lord's Day", urges the third century text known as the Didascalia, "and run diligently to your assembly, because it is your praise of God. Otherwise, what excuse will they make to God, those who do not come together on the Lord's Day to hear the word of life and feed on the divine nourishment which lasts forever?". The faithful have generally accepted this call of the Pastors with conviction of soul and, although there have been times and situations when this duty has not been perfectly met, one should never forget the genuine heroism of priests and faithful who have fulfilled this obligation even when faced with danger and the denial of religious freedom, as can be documented from the first centuries of Christianity up to our own time.

In his first Apology addressed to the Emperor Antoninus and the Senate, Saint Justin proudly described the Christian practice of the Sunday assembly, which gathered in one place Christians from both the city and the countryside. When, during the persecution of Diocletian, their assemblies were banned with the greatest severity, many were courageous enough to defy the imperial decree and accepted death rather than miss the Sunday Eucharist. This was the case of the martyrs of Abitina, in Proconsular Africa, who replied to their accusers: "Without fear of any kind we have celebrated the Lord's Supper, because it cannot be missed; that is our law"; "We cannot live without the Lord's Supper". As she confessed her faith, one of the martyrs said: "Yes, I went to the assembly and I celebrated the Lord's Supper with my brothers and sisters, because I am a Christian".

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Rendering to God what is God's means that we must give ourselves up entirely to Him so that He will recognize us on the Last Day. 

IN the Introit of the Mass, pray with the priest for the forgiveness of your sins: " If Thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand? for with Thee there is merciful forgiveness, O God of Israel. Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice " (Ps. cxxix.). 

Prayer. 

O God, our refuge and strength, Who art the author of mercy, attend to the pious prayers of Thy Church, and grant that what we ask in faith we may effectually obtain. Amen. 

EPISTLE. Phil. i. 6-11. 

Brethren: We are confident in the Lord Jesus, that He, Who hath begun a good work in you, will perfect it unto the day of Christ Jesus. As it is meet for me to think this for you all: for that I have you in my heart; and that in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the Gospel, you are all partakers of my joy. For God is my witness, how I Jong after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your charity may more and more abound in knowledge, and all understanding: that you may approve the better things, that you may be sincere and without offence unto the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of justice through Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. This epistle was written by St. Paul from Rome, where he was in prison, to the converts whom he had made in the city of Philippi, Macedonia. They had not only received the Gospel, but had also, for the sake of it, suffered many trials; besides, they had assisted the apostles with pious gifts. St. Paul, therefore, rejoiced, and thanked the Lord. The day of Christ, spoken of by the Apostle, is the day of judgment, which comes to every man at the very hour of his death. 

GOSPEL. Matt. xxii. 15-21. 

At that time, the Pharisees going, consulted among themselves how to ensnare Jesus in His speech. And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying: Master, we know that Thou art a true speaker, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest Thou for any man: for Thou dost not regard the person of men. Tell us, therefore, what dost Thou think, is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said: Why do you tempt Me, ye hypocrites? Show Me the coin of the tribute. And they offered Him a penny. And Jesus saith to them: Whose image and inscription is this? They say to Him: Caesar’s. Then He saith to them: render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. 

Who are hypocrites? 


Those who, in order to deceive their neighbors, show themselves outwardly pious, while within they are full of evil dispositions and malice; who have honey on the tongue, but gall in the heart; who, like scorpions, sting when one least expects it. Such men are cursed by God (Mai. i. 14). The Lord hateth a mouth with a double tongue " (Prov. viii. 13). " Assumed sanctity," says St. Jerome, " is a double maliciousness”. 

United Nations Day[2]

United Nations Day celebrates the anniversary of the ratification of the United Nations Charter which occurred on October 24, 1945. The United Nations is an international organization engaged in the diplomatic and peaceful communication between the countries of the world. The organization oversees issues like human rights, international security, political freedoms and democracy with an end goal of achieving of world peace. The UN Charter was officially signed on June 26th, 1945, but it could not come into existence until the signatory states had ratified it and deposited notification to the effect with the US Department of State. This occurred on October 24th, 1945. The organization's Charter has now been ratified by most countries in the world. The United Nations is a global organization with six official languages, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic. United Nations Day is observed on October 24th each year.

Pray that the UN will be a force for building the kingdom of heaven and not a secular force oppressing the religious rights of the people of God.

Bologna Day[3]

When most of us think of bologna, we think of the smooth off-pink meat that comes with the red ring of plastic around it at the grocery store. While its true that this is one type of Bologna, most people are unaware that there is an entire range of bologna, and that its all named after the country of its origin. Bologna Day is your chance to learn a little something about this traditional lunch meat and where it came from. We know that most of you consider bologna to be a childhood favorite lunchtime meat, but theres so much more to it than just that simple meat. Bologna can be made from any number of meats, including beef, turkey, venison, chicken, and even a vegetarian soy protein. What makes bologna is the seasonings used in its preparation, a combination of nutmeg, black pepper, coriander, allspice, celery seed, and the secret ingredient, myrtle berries. This final ingredient is what gives the meat its distinctive taste, and it also happens to be found in mortadella. There are a few common forms of bologna, though most of us are familiar with the pre-sliced variety. If youve ever seen Kielbasa than youre familiar with the shape of Ring Bologna, though it is completely different meat. Ring bologna is commonly sliced and used as a topping on crackers, though it is also occasionally pickled to help aid its storage. Rag bologna comes in the form of a long stick and is typically sold in a swatch of cloth, hence its name. Unlike rag bologna or sliced bologna, it has a much higher fat content and texture, being made with milk solids, spices, cereal, and flour to help give it bulk. Finally, its put through a bath of lactic acid and then coated with paraffin wax. If the only bologna youve ever had is the sliced bologna, then Bologna Day is going to be a special occasion for you!

How to Celebrate Bologna Day

It all starts with a nice serving of bologna in the morning, and we suggest having it fried with an egg and toast on the side. Later in the day, you can indulge in a traditional bologna sandwich, and we usually make ours with mayonnaise and mustard and not much else. Once youve had these two dishes, its time to expand your palate with a dive into the other forms of bologna. If you can find it, we especially suggest South African Polony, but its often hard to find in the United States.

One wonders if it was part of His divine plan to have UN day and Baloney Day coincide. Too add insult to injury today is also Tripe Day-Dude!

Tripe Day[4]

Tripe, its a word that has come to mean pointless, silly, or false. These terms are only appropriate in how the reputation of tripe as a culinary component has been undermined. Tripe is the edible lining of farm animals, primarily cattle. While it sounds off-putting to the average palette tripe can be formed into an incredible meal full of flavor. World Tripe Day celebrates this much-reviled dish and strives to return it to a place of honor among meats. While we in English speaking countries rarely see tripe available in the store, and even less common in restaurants, its a popular meal in other countries throughout the world. In places like Italy, its so common that its actually served from street-side vendors as a form of on-the-go food, served with a small fork or even on a roll. There are multiple kinds of tripe, even from one animal. Take the cow, for instance. Cows have a four-chambered stomach, and each stomach is the source of a different form of tripe. Blanket Tripe (also known as smooth, flat, or plain tripe) is from the first stomach and is the least popular among those who love tripe. Honeycomb tripe comes from the second stomach, specifically from the lowest part of the same. It has a tender and meaty flavor and retains its shape during preparation. Its honeycomb texture makes it great tripe to serve with sauces. The second stomach is also the source of pocket tripe. Book tripe comes from the third stomach and reed tripe from the fourth.

How to Celebrate World Tripe Day

World Tripe Day is best celebrated by opening yourself to a new culinary experience if your family isn’t one of those who indulge in tripe as part of their normal diet. There is a rich experience to be had by consuming tripe, and when it is properly prepared it is a cultural favorite loved all around the world. Maybe it’s time that the English-speaking countries develop a stomach for the stomach, and World Tripe Day serves as the perfect opportunity to learn a love of something new. Your stomach will thank you, for eating stomach!

Daily Devotions

·         Today in honor of the Holy Trinity do the Divine Office giving your day to God. To honor God REST: no shopping after 6 pm Saturday till Monday. Don’t forget the internet.

·         Unite in the work of the Porters of St. Joseph by joining them in fasting: Today's Fast: An end to the use of contraceptives.

·         Total Consecration to St. Joseph Day 26

·         Offering to the sacred heart of Jesus

·         Make reparations to the Holy Face

·         Drops of Christ’s Blood

·         Go to MASS



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