September 4, 2020

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Labor Day

Holy Family

There is a very spiritual side to this civic holiday. It is a blessing to have a job, to be able to put our God-given talents to good use, provide for ourselves and our families, and contribute to the betterment of society.

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August 28, 2020

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The Passion of Saint John the Baptist

August 29 is the memorial of The Passion of Saint John the Baptist. It was known formerly as The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist.

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August 21, 2020

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St. Bartholomew, the Apostle Jesus Saw Under a Fig Tree

When Jesus met Bartholomew for the first time, Jesus told him, “I saw you under the fig tree” (Jn 1:48b). It is a peculiar and intriguing comment. Why would this behavior be worthy of notice or deserving of a comment? What is spiritually significant about sitting under a fig tree?

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August 14, 2020

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Each year on August 15, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption, the belief that Mary was assumed, taken up body and soul to heaven, where she lives in eternal glory with her son Jesus. The prayers that are said at Mass, particularly the Preface, provide a concise statement of the major aspects of this dearly held belief.

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August 7, 2020

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St. Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, Martyrs

St. Sixtus II, Pope, and Companians, Martyrs

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July 31, 2020

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Not counting women and children, a puzzling passage

Loaves and Fishes

The gospels for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, Year A, and for the Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A, is taken from the Gospel of Matthew. It is his account of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and the feeding of the five thousand (Mt 14:13-21).

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July 26, 2020

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 9

For all those who bear the cross of infertility

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July 25, 2020

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 8

For all those who pray and labor for a rebirth of chastity and purity.

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July 24, 2020

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St. Christopher, Martyr

St. Christopher

St. Christopher is a highly revered saint even though the information about his life is more legend than fact. For centuries he had a prominent place on the General Roman Liturgical Calendar with a feast day on July 25, but it was removed in 1969 because there is not enough credible historical evidence to support it. St. James the Greater, apostle and martyr, is celebrated on July 25, while an optional memorial to St. Christopher is allowable on the same day. The Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates St. Christopher’s memorial on May 9.

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