St. Raymond of Penafort 

YOUR $1.00 MATTERS TO US Saint Raymond of Penafort, a Dominican priest who worked to aid Christian captives during the era of the Crusades and also helped organize the Church’s legal code, will be celebrated liturgically on Jan. 7. A contemporary of Saint Thomas Aquinas, he inspired the theologian to ...

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First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6

1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. 3 And nations shall come to your ...

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The Epiphany of the Lord

Reading 1 Is 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem!  Your light has come,the glory of the Lord shines upon you.See, darkness covers the earth,and thick clouds cover the peoples;but upon you the LORD shines,and over you appears his glory.Nations shall walk by your light,and kings by your shining radiance.Raise your ...

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The Epiphany Of Our Lord

The Epiphany of Our Lord is the Christian feast observed on Jan. 6, 2016.  The word “epiphanyâ€� comes from the Greek epiphainen, a verb that means “to shine upon,” “to manifest,” or “to make known.â€� Thus, the feast of the Epiphany celebrates the many ways that Christ has made Himself ...

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St. Ignatius of Antioch

On Oct. 17, the Roman Catholic Church remembers the early Church Father, bishop, and martyr Saint Ignatius of Antioch, whose writings attest to the sacramental and hierarchical nature of the Church from its earliest days. Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate his memory on Dec. 20. In a 2007 ...

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First Reading: 1 John 3:11-21

11 For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, 12 and not be like Cain who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. 13 Do ...

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Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop

Reading 1 1 Jn 3:11-21 Beloved:This is the message you have heard from the beginning:we should love one another,unlike Cain who belonged to the Evil Oneand slaughtered his brother. Why did he slaughter him? Because his own works were evil,and those of his brother righteous. Do not be amazed, then, ...

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