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June: Ordinary Time

The month of June falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green.  This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. The month of…
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The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior. With these words Mary first acknowledges the special gifts she has been given. Then she recalls God’s universal favors, bestowed unceasingly on the human race. Gospel: Luke 1:39-47 At that time: Mary rising up went unto the hill-country with…
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Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

In the Fourth Century, St. Ambrose of Milan used a beautiful title for the Blessed Virgin Mary: “Mother of the Church.” This title was officially used by Pope St. Paul VI during the Second Vatican Council. In 2018, Pope Francis added a new feast to the Roman Calendar to be celebrated on the Monday after…
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Pentecost: Happy Birthday Church

Happy birthday to the Catholic Church! Happy birthday to you, who are the body of the Church! The word Pentecost is Greek, and it means "50th day." Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their earthly ministry to make…
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