Friday in the Octave of Ascension
Acts, Chapter 18, verse 9-10
9 One night in a vision the Lord said to Paul, “Do not be AFRAID.
Go on speaking, and do not be silent, 10 for I am with you. No
one will attack and harm you, for I have many people in this city.”
When we remain silent in the presence of evil, out of fear, this is wrong. Our Lord suffers with every injustice. We must speak out against evil our Lord tells us, “Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.”
One such evil is the murder of the unborn and children or the starving of them. The good news is we can do something.
"Silence in the face of evil
is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not
to act is to act" ~
Virtue of Intolerance
Killed by the NAZI’s
Intolerance has a bad
reputation. And with good reason too. Still, I’m not so sure it should be thrown
out with the bathwater quite yet. As a matter of fact, I’m actually an advocate of having a
good healthy dose of it. Surprised? Keep reading.
I think you’ll agree. You see, the problem with intolerance is not
so much the intolerance per se as much as what our intolerance is directed
the object of intolerance that makes it a moral issue. Change the object and
the morality of your intolerance changes too. There are certainly things in
life we should tolerate like human differences, the incessant questions from
children, clumsy attempts by good-meaning people to offer help, bad fashion and
the like. But there are times when intolerance is an outright virtue. Read on
to see what I mean …
10 Things Worthy of Our Intolerance
Be Intolerant of Naysayers
Pursuing our dreams and
reaching our goals are hard enough on their own. Trying to swim upstream as
others throw rocks at us makes it unnecessarily harder. So be wary of sharing
your goals with those who habitually doubt and criticize and put down. Wet
blankets are wet blankets no matter what the relationship. Choose who you
confide in wisely. Those who tolerate pessimism (from themselves or
others) are those who volunteer to climb the mountain of life with one arm tied
behind their back and one leg cut off. Still, don’t confuse pessimism with wisdom or
prudence. Optimism is not intellectual laziness. Positive thinking does not
grant absolution from responsibility or honest self-evaluation of your assets,
abilities and commitment. It doesn’t
excuse you from the hard work of preparation. Optimists still buy life insurance. But where pessimism
itself is creating deep caverns of difficulty between you and your dreams, a
quiet and respectful yet sturdy and firm intolerance may be the most
2. Be Intolerant of Hate
Don’t tolerate racist jokes and comments.
hateful barbs thrown at you or others. Never look the other way or excuse the
bully regardless of the bully’s
background. To do otherwise is to enable and empower the hate, to turn
your back on the bullied, give tacit approval to the intolerable behavior and
abandon its object to a miserable fate. Don’t tolerate your own hate either. Hatred
is a cancer that must be removed before it metastasizes into the bone marrow of
your soul. But be careful not to accuse every disagreement as being motivated
by hate. Be tolerant of opposing ideas even if intolerant of the hate
that may motivate some who articulate them.
Be Intolerant of Dishonesty
Don’t accept lies. Period. Don’t tell them. Don’t accept them. Live your life in
such a way as to not feel the need to hide behind them. Don’t
allow others (or yourself) the opportunity to nestle into their own cowardice.
That is, after all, what lying is. It’s an attempt to get around the consequences
of our decisions. Or perhaps it’s a way to avoid the overreaction of someone
close or who has authority over us. Even so, have the courage to let the person
overreacting choose how to deal with an honest life, not a pretended one. Then
have the courage to accept their response.
4. Be Intolerant of Hypocrisy
Do you expect from others
what you don’t expect from yourself? Do you impose a set of rules on others you
won’t accept as an imposition on you? That’s what hypocrisy is, you know.
Hypocrisy is the act of living a lie, pretending to be something you’re not or requiring others to live
by a set of rules you reject for yourself. If you tolerate hypocrisy from
others, stop it! Demand an equal playing field. Anything less is a form of
servitude. Refuse to be a slave to someone else’s unwillingness to treat you like
an equal. But remember that hypocrisy is not the same as inconsistency or human
frailty. We are all inconsistent at living up to all we value. Otherwise, we
would be perfect – or would have no ideals, standards or values we would have
to bother trying to live up to. So be decidedly tolerant of people
inconsistently trying to live up to their values and intolerant of those who
would hide behind their values or impose them on others while ducking the
5. Be Intolerant of Excuses
Excuses are messy things.
They squirm and whine and reshape themselves like playdough pushed into cracks
and crevasses. They defuse and deny, weaken and stifle greatness. Stay
away from the numbing poison of excuses. Providing reasons is not the
same as giving excuses, though. Reasons give an accounting, while excuses
justify. Reasons accept responsibility, while excuses seek to pin fault on
someone else’s lapel.
Reasons explain, while excuses try to divert attention and hide motive. So
never give in to the self-defeating urge to give excuses for balls dropped and
wrong turns made. And while you’re
at it, don’t accept
them from others either. Hold yourself and others accountable for the decisions
you and they make. Be compassionate, forgiving and patient as we all learn to
accept responsibility for our choices, but intolerant of the excuses we may try
to irresponsibly hide behind in the meantime.
6. Be Intolerant of
If you are not intolerant of
gossip you will become a steppingstone for it to spread its social damage. Gossip
not shared but tolerated is fueled. Refuse to tolerate it. Stop it
dead in its tracks. Ask for evidence. Make those dishing it out explain
themselves. Suggest going to the person being gossiped about for their side as
a concerned friend or neighbor or associate. Be the person responsible
for killing the words that whisper and sneak behind backs and cowardly hide
behind anonymity. Gossip is a form of cowardice. Cowardice dies in the
light. Shine the light.
7. Be Intolerant of
The respect you have for
yourself and others can be seen in the way you treat your time and theirs. Don’t get me wrong, socializing and
recreation are not wastes of time. They are essential to renew and befriend and
experience many of life’s
little joys. But to spend hours on end in no particular endeavor, as a pattern
of repeated behavior, stealing the moments otherwise available for more
meaningful activities is to fundamentally misunderstand what life was meant to
be … and,
most tragically, what you could have become and accomplished had time
been used more wisely.
8. Be Intolerant of
Ingratitude is a
particularly ugly form of selfishness. It’s
kindness for granted, indifferent to their thoughtfulness.
intolerable because it fails to recognize the humanity of the person who has
done something kind.
Even Jesus asked the 10th leper where the other nine were he had healed when
the 10th was the only one to thank him. Help people grow by gently and lovingly
and compassionately reminding them to express gratitude more freely. You will
be helping them lay a foundation for greater and deeper and more consistent
levels of happiness. Still, the most effective way to encourage gratitude in
others is to be grateful yourself. Lead by example, not in spite of it.
9. Be Intolerant of
The words we use when we
talk to ourselves or about ourselves matter tremendously. They matter because
our words tend to gel into belief. And belief sets the parameter for action. We
will never do what we are sure can never be done. So our self-talk, the tone and words and meaning we
use in our internal dialogue, shapes us, affecting (sometimes infecting) our
attitudes and reactions to life. When we criticize and condemn, we start to
believe we’re less,
unworthy, inevitable screw-ups and good for very little. Don’t tolerate it. Correct it. Argue
against it. Push the little whiny weasel into the corner and out the backdoor … then lock it! And never allow the
weasel back in. Tolerate mistakes and human imperfection. Don’t tolerate the self-abusive
contempt we sometimes internalize when we inevitably stumble.
10. Be Intolerant of Fear
Fear of bee stings is a
good thing if you’re
deathly allergic and standing at the edge of a field of flowers swarming with
the little buggers as a friend (or enemy?) wave you out into the field. But it’s not a good thing if it
keeps you from ever going outside. Context and degree are important
factors to consider when evaluating the psychological health of your fear. But
here are a few basic questions that should help:
your fear limiting your ability to live life to its fullest?
it tearing you apart from the inside?
it harming relationships, self-esteem, self-respect, work performance or
otherwise getting in the way?
it chronic and debilitating?
it control you?
If your answer is yes to
any of those questions, you are tolerating a response to a perceived threat
that may not be as threatening as you think it is. If you can, confront it. If
you can’t, get
help from someone who can walk you through it or around it or away from it.
Remember, fear is only a perceived obstacle to the path you want to travel. It
does not control you. It’s
nothing more than a feeling, an emotional response to a perceived outcome.
Change the perception and the fear starts to dissipate.
The Pentecost Novena is the first of all novenas, nine days of prayer. After Jesus' Ascension into heaven, He commanded His disciples to come together in the upper room to devote themselves to constant prayer (Acts 1:14). They prayed for nine days before receiving the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.
On May 4, 1897, Pope Leo
XIII proclaimed: "We decree and command that throughout the whole Catholic
Church, this year and in every subsequent year, a novena shall take place
before Whit-Sunday (Pentecost), in all parish churches." It has been reported
that Pope Leo XIII was inspired to mandate the Pentecost novena because of a
letter from a housewife in Italy. Pope John Paul II has reiterated Pope Leo
XIII's command for a worldwide Pentecost novena, although the novena can be
prayed at any time — not only before Pentecost.
Try to go to Mass daily
throughout the novena. Go to Confession during the novena. Make visits to
church to adore the eucharistic Jesus throughout the novena. The Church has not
written any official prayers for the novena. The following prayers are
Holy Spirit! Lord of Light! From Your
clear celestial height, Your pure beaming radiance give!
Only one thing is important — eternal salvation. Only one thing, therefore, is to be feared–sin? Sin is the result of ignorance, weakness, and indifference The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Light, of Strength, and of Love. With His sevenfold gifts He enlightens the mind, strengthens the will, and inflames the heart with love of God. To ensure our salvation we ought to invoke the Divine Spirit daily, for “The Spirit helpeth our infirmity. We know not what we should pray for as we ought. But the Spirit Himself asketh for us.”
Almighty and eternal God, Who hast vouchsafed to regenerate us by water and the Holy Spirit, and hast given us forgiveness all sins, vouchsafe to send forth from heaven upon us your sevenfold Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and fortitude, the Spirit of Knowledge and Piety, and fill us with the Spirit of Holy Fear. Amen.
Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE. Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
On my knees I before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, “Speak Lord for Your servant heareth.” Amen.
PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send
the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and
Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my
soul, the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that
I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the
things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with
the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit on Counsel that I may ever choose
the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that
I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the
obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God
and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of
Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of
Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in
any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true
disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.
Cernui – Down in Adoration Falling
of The Most
Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix,
to Priests, Deacons, Religious and the Lay Faithful of the Diocese of Phoenix
on the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Hold Nothing Back from Christ
30. In the Sequence “Lauda
Sion Salvatorem” for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Saint Thomas
Aquinas invites us to hold back nothing as the most appropriate response to the
gift of Jesus Himself in the Eucharist: “Quantum potes, tantum aude, quia
maior omni laude nec laudare sufficis. Dare as much as you can: because He is
greater than any praise, nor can you praise him enough.” “Quantum
potes” means “however much you can” and “tantum aude”, which
means “as much as you dare.” This is the most appropriate response to such an
awesome gift, to go all out in our response to Jesus’ most extravagant gift of
31. In response to this great
gift, many missionaries throughout history have given up everything, even
having a family of their own and left their homeland to bring the message of
God’s love and the Eucharist to so many parts of the world. In response, many
men and women religious have consecrated their lives to adoring Jesus in the
Blessed Sacrament within the four walls of their convent and monastery. In
response, countless martyrs throughout the centuries, like the ones of early
third-century persecution at Abitina in Tunisia, were willing to submit to
tortures and death rather than deny the Real Presence of Jesus in the
Eucharist. And in response, many believers, even those of today, have made a
commitment to come to daily Mass and even to adoration to be with Jesus in the
Eucharist. The question we must ask ourselves is: What is our response?
32. “Quantum potes,
tantum aude, quia maior omni laude nec laudare sufficis”. Indeed, we are to
hold back nothing, but in turn, give ourselves completely to the Lord who has
given Himself entirely to us in the Eucharist. The only appropriate response to
this great gift is to order our whole life, first, on receiving the gift and
then imitating it, offering our own body and blood, our sweat and tears, our
whole heart, all we have and are to Jesus in the service and love for our
brothers and sisters as Jesus has done for us.
Devotions for Holy Communion
ACTS BEFORE COMMUNION.
My beloved Jesus, true Son
of God, Who didst die for me on the cross in a sea of sorrows and ignominy, I
firmly believe that Thou art present in the Most Holy Sacrament; and for this
faith I am ready to give up my life.
My dear Redeemer, I hope by
Thy goodness, and through the merits of Thy blood, that when Thou dost come to
me this morning Thou wilt inflame me with Thy holy love, and wilt give me all
those graces which I need to keep me obedient and faithful to Thee till death.
Ah, my God, true and only
lover of my soul, what couldst Thou do more to oblige me to love Thee? Thou
wast not satisfied, my Love, with dying for me, but Thou wouldst also institute
the Most Holy Sacrament, making Thyself my food, and giving Thyself all to me,
thus uniting Thyself most closely to such a miserable and ungrateful creature.
Thou dost Thyself invite me to receive Thee, and dost greatly desire that I
should receive Thee. O infinite love! A God gives Himself all to me! O my God,
O Infinite Love, worthy of infinite love, I love Thee above all things; I love Thee
with all my heart; I love Thee more than myself, more than my life; I love Thee
because Thou art worthy of being loved; and I love Thee also to please Thee,
since Thou dost desire my love. Depart from my soul, all ye earthly affections;
to Thee alone, my Jesus, my treasure, my all, will I give all my love. This
morning Thou dost give Thyself all to me, and I give myself all to Thee. Permit
me to love Thee; for I desire none but Thee, and nothing but what is pleasing
to Thee. I love Thee, O my Savior, and I unite my poor love to the love of all
the angels and saints, and of Thy Mother Mary, and the love of Thy Eternal
Father. Oh, that I could see Thee loved by all! Oh, that I could make Thee
loved by all men, and loved as much as Thou dost deserve!
Behold, O my Jesus, I am now
about to draw near to feed on Thy most sacred flesh! Ah, my God, who am I? and
"Who art Thou? Thou art a Lord of infinite goodness, and I am a loathsome
worm, defiled by so many sins, and who have driven Thee out of my soul so
Lord, I am not worthy to
remain in Thy presence; I ought to be in hell forever, far away, and abandoned
by Thee. But out of Thy goodness Thou callest me to receive Thee; behold, I
come, I come humbled and in confusion for the great displeasure I have given
Thee, but trusting entirely to Thy mercy and to the love Thou hast for me. I am
exceedingly sorry, O my loving Redeemer, for having so often offended Thee in
time past. Thou didst even give Thy life for me; and I have so often despised
Thy grace and Thy love, and have exchanged Thee for nothing. I repent, and am
sorry with all my heart for every offence which I have offered Thee, whether
grievous or light, because it was an offence against Thee, "Who art
infinite goodness. I hope Thou hast already pardoned me; but if Thou hast not
yet forgiven me, pardon me, my Jesus, before I receive Thee. Ah, receive me
quickly into Thy grace, since it is Thy will soon to come and dwell within me.
Come, then, my Jesus, come
into my soul, which sighs after Thee. My only and infinite good, my life, my
love, my all, I would desire to receive Thee this morning with the same love
with which those souls who love Thee most have received Thee, and with the same
fervor with which Thy most holy Mother received Thee; to her communions I wish
to unite this one of mine. O Blessed Virgin and my Mother Mary, give me thy
Son; I intend to receive Him from thy hands! Tell Him that I am thy servant,
and thus will He press me more lovingly to His heart, now that He is coming to
of the Catholic Church
ONE: THE PROFESSION OF FAITH
TWO I. THE CREEDS
THREE-I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
ARTICLE 8-"I BELIEVE IN
THE HOLY SPIRIT"
III. God's Spirit and Word in the Time of the Promises
702 From the beginning until "the fullness of
time," The joint mission of the Father's Word and Spirit remains
hidden, but it is at work. God's Spirit prepares for the time of the Messiah.
Neither is fully revealed but both are already promised, to be watched for and
welcomed at their manifestation. So, for this reason, when the Church reads the
Old Testament, she searches there for what the Spirit, "who has spoken
through the prophets," wants to tell us about Christ.
By "prophets" the faith of the Church here understands
all whom the Holy Spirit inspired in the composition of the sacred books, both
of the Old and the New Testaments. Jewish tradition distinguishes first the Law
(the five first books or Pentateuch), then the Prophets (our historical and
prophetic books) and finally the Writings (especially the wisdom literature, in
particular the Psalms).
703 The Word of God and his Breath are at the origin of the being and
life of every creature:
belongs to the Holy Spirit to rule, sanctify, and animate creation, for he is
God, consubstantial with the Father and the Son.... Power over life pertains to
the Spirit, for being God he preserves creation in the Father through the Son.
704 "God fashioned man with his own hands [that is, the Son and
the Holy Spirit] and impressed his own form on the flesh he had fashioned, in
such a way that even what was visible might bear the divine form."
The Spirit of the promise
705 Disfigured by sin and death, man remains "in the image of
God," in the image of the Son, but is deprived "of the glory of
God," of his "likeness." the promise made to Abraham
inaugurates the economy of salvation, at the culmination of which the Son
himself will assume that "image" and restore it in the Father's
"likeness" by giving it again its Glory, the Spirit who is "the
giver of life."
706 Against all human hope, God promises descendants to Abraham, as
the fruit of faith and of the power of the Holy Spirit. In Abraham's
progeny all the nations of the earth will be blessed. This progeny will be
Christ himself, in whom the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will
"gather into one the children of God who are scattered
abroad." God commits himself by his own solemn oath to giving his
beloved Son and "the promised Holy Spirit . . . [who is] the guarantee of
our inheritance until we acquire possession of it."
In Theophanies and the Law
707 Theophanies (manifestations of God) light up the way of the
promise, from the patriarchs to Moses and from Joshua to the visions that
inaugurated the missions of the great prophets. Christian tradition has always
recognized that God's Word allowed himself to be seen and heard in these
theophanies, in which the cloud of the Holy Spirit both revealed him and
concealed him in its shadow.
708 This divine pedagogy appears especially in the gift of the
Law. God gave the letter of the Law as a "pedagogue" to lead his
people towards Christ. But the Law's powerlessness to save man deprived of
the divine "likeness," along with the growing awareness of sin that
it imparts, enkindles a desire for the Holy Spirit. the lamentations of
the Psalms bear witness to this.
In the Kingdom and the Exile
709 The Law, the sign of God's promise and covenant, ought to have
governed the hearts and institutions of that people to whom Abraham's faith
gave birth. "If you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, . . . you
shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation." But after
David, Israel gave in to the temptation of becoming a kingdom like other
nations. the Kingdom, however, the object of the promise made to
David, would be the work of the Holy Spirit; it would belong to the poor
according to the Spirit.
710 The forgetting of the Law and the infidelity to the covenant end
in death: it is the Exile, apparently the failure of the promises, which is in
fact the mysterious fidelity of the Savior God and the beginning of a promised
restoration, but according to the Spirit. the People of God had to suffer this
purification. In God's plan, the Exile already stands in the shadow of the
Cross, and the Remnant of the poor that returns from the Exile is one of the
most transparent prefigurations of the Church.
Expectation of the Messiah and his Spirit
711 "Behold, I am doing a new thing." Two prophetic
lines were to develop, one leading to the expectation of the Messiah, the other
pointing to the announcement of a new Spirit. They converge in the small
Remnant, the people of the poor, who await in hope the "consolation of Israel"
and "the redemption of Jerusalem."
We have seen earlier how Jesus fulfills the prophecies concerning
himself. We limit ourselves here to those in which the relationship of the
Messiah and his Spirit appears more clearly.
712 The characteristics of the awaited Messiah begin to appear in the
"Book of Emmanuel" ("Isaiah said this when he saw his
glory," speaking of Christ), especially in the first two verses of
shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
a branch shall grow out of his roots.
the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,
spirit of wisdom and understanding,
spirit of counsel and might,
spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
713 The Messiah's characteristics are revealed above all in the
"Servant songs." These songs proclaim the meaning of Jesus'
Passion and show how he will pour out the Holy Spirit to give life to the many:
not as an outsider, but by embracing our "form as slave." Taking
our death upon himself, he can communicate to us his own Spirit of life.
714 This is why Christ inaugurates the proclamation of the Good News
by making his own the following passage from Isaiah:
Spirit of the LORD God is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring
good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to
proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who
are bound; to proclaim the year of the LORD'S favor.
715 The prophetic texts that directly concern the sending of the Holy
Spirit are oracles by which God speaks to the heart of his people in the
language of the promise, with the accents of "love and
fidelity." St. Peter will proclaim their fulfillment on the morning
of Pentecost. According to these promises, at the "end time" the
Lord's Spirit will renew the hearts of men, engraving a new law in them. He
will gather and reconcile the scattered and divided peoples; he will transform
the first creation, and God will dwell there with men in peace.
716 The People of the "poor" those who, humble and meek,
rely solely on their God's mysterious plans, who await the justice, not of men
but of the Messiah - are in the end the great achievement of the Holy Spirit's
hidden mission during the time of the promises that prepare for Christ's
coming. It is this quality of heart, purified and enlightened by the Spirit,
which is expressed in the Psalms. In these poor, the Spirit is making ready
"a people prepared for the Lord."
Memorial Day Build Up
Every day from now to Memorial Day I
ask your prayers for each service and all of our defenders to include police
and fire on Memorial Day.
States Coast Guard (USCG) is the coastal
defense, search and rescue, and maritime
law enforcement branch
of the United
States Armed Forces
and one of the
country's eight uniformed
Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the
U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission with jurisdiction in
both domestic and international waters and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its duties. It
operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be
transferred to the U.S.
Department of the Navy
by the U.S.
President at any
time, or by the U.S.
times of war. Congressional authority transfers happened twice: in 1917, during
World War I, and in 1941, during World War II. Created by the U.S. Congress on 4
August 1790 at the request of Alexander
Hamilton as the Revenue-Marine,
it is the oldest continuous seagoing service of the United States. As Secretary
of the Treasury, Hamilton headed the Revenue-Marine, whose original purpose was
duties at U.S.
seaports. By the 1860s, the service was known as the U.S.
Revenue Cutter Service
and the term Revenue-Marine gradually fell into disuse. The modern Coast Guard
was formed by a merger of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S.
on 28 January 1915, under the U.S.
Department of the Treasury.
In 1939, the U.S.
was also merged into the Coast Guard. As one of the country's six armed
services, the Coast Guard has been involved in every U.S. war from 1790 to the
Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.
pray for the intentions of my wife Mary
Katherine (name meaning: Star of the Sea my Purest One) for today is her
Porters of St. Joseph by joining them in fasting: Protection of Life from Conception until natural death.Unite in the work of the
Litany of the Most Precious
Blood of Jesus
National Fish and
Chips Day Enjoy
 Goffine’s Devout Instructions, 1896