Tuesday, June 18, 2024


 

June 18

 Saint of the day:

Saint Alena 

Patron Saint of toothaches and eye trouble





INTERNATIONAL PICNIC DAY

 

Deuteronomy, Chapter 6, Verse 13

The LORD, your God, shall you FEAR; him shall you serve, and by his name shall you swear.

 

I will not serve. Non serviam is Latin for "I will not serve". The phrase is traditionally attributed to Satan, who is thought to have spoken these words as a refusal to serve God in heaven.[1] 

Whom do you serve?[2]

What is meant by serving God?

 

Doing the will of God in all things which He requires of us, in whatever state of life we may be placed, and doing this with fidelity, with unwearied zeal, and out of love for Him.

 

Who are the two master’s whom we cannot serve at the same time?

 

God and an inordinate desire for worldly gain. One cannot serve both, because they demand things that are contradictory.

 

Who are they that serve mammon, or worldly wealth?

 

The avaricious, who, impelled by their longing for riches, offend God by manifold transgressions of His commandments.

 

Why does Christ refer us to the birds of the air and the lilies of the field?

 

To awaken in us confidence in Divine Providence. If God feeds the young ravens (Ps. cxlvi. 9) and the birds of the air if He decks so beautifully the flowers of the field, how much more will He not care for men, whom He has created after His own image, and adopted as His children.

 

Are we, then, to use no care or labor?

 

That by no means follows from what has been said. The Savior forbids only that anxiety, proceeding from little faith, which, in striving for maintenance, neglects God s honor and commandments, and the good of one’s soul. For the rest, God Himself has commanded man to labor (Gen. iii. 17-19); and St. Paul says, “If any man will not work, neither let him eat” (n. Thess. iii. 10).

 

What should preserve us from excessive anxiety?

 

A firm and living faith that God can and will help us. That He can is clear, because He is almighty; that He will is certain, for the reason that He is love that He has promised it to us, more than once, most expressly, and that He is faithful in keeping His promises.

 

Let us, then, trust in God, and daily renew our confidence in Him, particularly when we say the Creed, or when, in the Our Father, we pray, Give us this day our daily bread.

 

Consolation in Poverty

 

In your misery and poverty, say often, with Job: “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; as it hath pleased the Lord so it is done; blessed be the name of the Lord (Job i. 21). Or seek comfort in these words: “We lead indeed a poor life, but we shall have many good things if we fear God and depart from all sin and do that which is good” (Job iv. 23).

 

Warning against Usury

 

Usury is that mortal sin which takes advantage of our neighbor’s poverty and need to extort from him what is justly his own. Would that usurers might bear in mind what the Lord says: “What doth it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul?” (Matt. xvi. 26.)

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church

PART ONE: THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

SECTION ONE-"I BELIEVE" - "WE BELIEVE"

CHAPTER TWO GOD COMES TO MEET MAN

Article 2-THE TRANSMISSION OF DIVINE REVELATION

74 God "desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth": that is, of Christ Jesus. Christ must be proclaimed to all nations and individuals, so that this revelation may reach to the ends of the earth:

God graciously arranged that the things he had once revealed for the salvation of all peoples should remain in their entirety, throughout the ages, and be transmitted to all generations.

International Picnic Day[3]

International Picnic Day celebrates gathering together outdoors to eat and enjoy one another's company, which has traditionally been called Picnic.  The true origin of International Picnic Day is unknown, but can be traced back to the end of the French Revolution and the Victorian Era.  Picnics were ways for people to escape the restrictions of etiquette and formality.  As an informal food holiday, there are few rules and lots of options.  International Picnic Day is observed on June 18th each year.

International Picnic Day Facts & Quotes

·         According to Guinness World Records, the largest picnic took place in Portugal, 2009. 22,232 people participated. Two other records were set during that same event, largest litter bin and loudest applause.

·         The use of the phrase no picnic is used to describe something unenjoyable.

·         Picnic was most likely invented by the French.  Shortly after the French Revolution ended, the Royal Gardens were opened to the public for the first time. It was the new common pastime for the French to visit the gardens and take along a meal.

·         You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather. - Andre 3000 (song 'Ms. Jackson')

·         A few sandwiches short of a picnic. - is a phrase used to describe someone who is not mentally together.

International Picnic Day Top Events and Things to Do

·         Arrange a picnic with friends in the nearby park. Prepare food beforehand and enjoy eating in the nature.

·         Take a Frisbee or a ball and play sport games after eating.

·         Bring a music player with you and listen to your favorite music while enjoying the food and conversation.

·         Search on the internet for new food recipes and prepare new easy dishes for your picnic. Make a contest for the best recipe.

Candace’s Corner

Good luck with finding a picnic spot in June in Arizona

·         10 coolest summer getaways in Arizona: Mountains, lakes and a chilly cave trek



Daily Devotions

·         Do not examine with curiosity the roads down which I lead you. Choose to walk in faith. Resist the spirit of curiosity.

·         Unite in the work of the Porters of St. Joseph by joining them in fasting: Conversion of Sinners

·         St. Anthony Novena 2-on thirteen consecutive Tuesdays.

·         Make reparations to the Holy Face-Tuesday Devotion

·         Pray Day 3 of the Novena for our Pope and Bishops

·         Tuesday: Litany of St. Michael the Archangel

·         Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

·         Offering to the sacred heart of Jesus

·         Drops of Christ’s Blood

·         Universal Man Plan

·         Rosary

 



[2]Goffine’s Devout Instructions, 1896.

[3] https://www.wincalendar.com/International-Picnic-Day

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