Fr. Bonaventure on how Sts. Peter and Paul were gifts to the Church from God and did so much to spread the faith far and wide in the early Church. They finally ended their long journey with martyrdom in Rome, the center of worldly power, but would soon become known as the center of eternal, spiritual power. Let us continue their great mission under the successor of St. Peter in the spirit of St. Paul in the Holy Roman Church.
Mass: Sts. Peter and Paul – Solemnity – Form: OF
1st: act 12:1-11
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 2ti 4:6-8, 17-18
Gsp: mat 16:13-19
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http://FullnessOfTruth.org/ At the “Why Be Catholic? event, held 2/17/12, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Grapevine Texas, Mike Aquilina takes us back in time to discover the Mass of the early Christian Martyrs.
EWTN Global Catholic Television Network: Homily – Fr Joseph Mary MFVA – Sts. Peter Baptist, OFM, Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
On the first anniversary of the massacre at Baghdad’s Our Lady of Salvation Cathedral, the 42 worshipers killed were remembered as martyrs and their intercession was sought on behalf of Iraq’s still besieged Christian community. Read the full story here: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/on-anniversary-of-cathedral-massacre-42-iraqis-remembered-as-martyrs/
Fr. Bonaventure preaches on the two saints of today’s feast, St. Simon and St. Jude, who were of the original twelve Apostles, the first members of the new family of God established by God to fearlessly renew the family of men even in the very face of persecution. Ave Maria! Mass: Sts Simon and Jude – Feast – Form: OF Readings: 1st: eph 2:19-22 Resp: psa 19:2-3, 4-5 Gsp: luk 6:12-16
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http://www.romereports.com Right now this huge piece of land is mostly covered with dirt and construction crews. But soon, it will look more like this.