Thursday, Jan. 7th, 2021
JANUARY 7, 2021
"I know now that true charity consists in bearing all of our neighbors’ defects—not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues."
— St. Therese of Lisieux
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit.
There will be daily mass 9:00 a.m. on Friday
The rosary will be recited at 8:40 a.m.
Father Asante will be on vacation from Monday, Jan. 11th-Friday, Jan. 15th. There will be no daily mass next week.
Copies of the The Word Among Us are by the elevator in the church or call to arrange a pick up.
MEDITATION OF THE DAY
"The life of prayer calls for continuous battles. It is the most important and the longest effort in a life dedicated to God. This effort has been given a beautiful name: it is called
the guard of the heart
. The human heart is a city; it was meant to be a stronghold. Sin surrendered it. Henceforth it is an open city, the walls of which have to be built up again. The enemy never ceases to do all he can to prevent this. He does this with his accustomed cleverness and strength, with stratagem and fury ... he succeeds all along the line to distract us and entice us away from the divine presence. We must always be starting again. These continual recoveries, this endless beginning again, tires and disheartens us far more than the actual fighting. We would much prefer a real battle, fierce and decisive. But God, as a rule, thinks otherwise. He would rather we were in a constant state of war."— Dom Augustin Guillerand,
VERSE OF THE DAY
"But as for me, I will look to the Lord, I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me."
The month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus.
After the Blessed Virgin Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit, the angel Gabriel appeared to St. Joseph and told him that the Child’s name should be called Jesus, meaning “God Saves.” According to Jewish law, on the 8th day after his birth a male child was to be circumcised, receive his name, and become a full member of God’s covenant people. According to the old Roman liturgical calendar, the Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus was celebrated on January 1st, eight days after Christmas, the same day that He was given His sacred name. Currently we celebrate the Solemnity of the Mother of God on January 1st and honor the Holy Name of Jesus on January 3rd. For Catholics, Jesus’ sacred name is the object of a special devotion symbolized by the monogram “IHS,” (sometimes called a Christogram), which is the first three letters of the Greek spelling of His name.
Lord Jesus Christ, who are called the Prince of Peace, who are yourself our peace and reconciliation, who so often said, “Peace to you,” grant us peace.
Make all men and women witnesses of truth, justice, and brotherly love. Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace.
Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace.
May all peoples of the earth become as brothers and sisters. May longed-for peace blossom forth and reign always over us all.
— St. John XXIII
Wishing everyone a good day, stay safe, God Bless.
Sacred Heart- St. Catherine's
on Thursday, January 7 at 10:23AM