Holy Family Catholic Church ~ McGregor, MN

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church ~ McGrath, MN

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Week of September 18

Monday, September 18, through Sunday, September 24

Monday, 9/18
, 24th Week in Ordinary Time: Collect: Look upon us, O God, Creator and ruler of all things, and, that we may feel the working of your mercy, grant that we may serve you with all our heart. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Tuesday, 9/19, St. Januarius, Bishop and Martyr, (Optional Memorial) Collect: Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, for all who celebrate the glorious Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she may obtain your merciful favor. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. “O name of Mary! Joy in the heart, honey in the mouth, melody in the ear of those devoted to her!” —St. Anthony of Padua

Wednesday, 9/20, Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs (Memorial), Entrance Antiphon: This holy man fought to the death for the law of his God and did not fear the words of the godless, for he was built on solid rock. Collect: O God, who have been pleased to increase your adopted children in all the world, and who made the blood of the Martyrs Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gon and his companions a most fruitful seed of Christians, grant that we may be defended by their help and profit always from their example. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. “Hold fast to the will of god and with all your heart fight the good fight under the leadership of Jesus.” —St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon

Thursday, 9/21, St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (Feast), Collect: O God, who with untold mercy were pleased to choose as an Apostle Saint Matthew, the tax collector, grant that, sustained by his example and intercession, we may merit to hold firm in following you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Jesus saw in Matthew what He sees in all of us–not who we are but who we can become.

Friday, 9/22, 24th Week in Ordinary Time: Collect: Look upon us, O God, Creator and ruler of all things, and, that we may feel the working of your mercy, grant that we may serve you with all our heart. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Saturday, 9/16, St. Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest (Memorial): Collect: Almighty ever-living God, who, by a singular grace, gave the Priest Saint Pius a share in the Cross of your Son and, by means of his ministry, renewed the wonders of your mercy, grant that through his intercession we may be united constantly to the sufferings of Christ, and so brought happily to the glory of the resurrection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. “If the soul longs for nothing else than to love its God, then don’t worry and be quite sure that this soul possesses everything, that it possesses God Himself.”—St. Pius of Pietrelcina

Sunday, 9/17, 25th Week in Ordinary Time: Collect: O God, who founded all the commands of your sacred Law upon love of you and of our neighbor, grant that, by keeping your precepts, we may merit to attain eternal life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“The cross of Christ has become a source from which flow rivers of living water.” —St. John Paul II

“Nothing makes us so God-like as our willingness to forgive.” —St. John Chrysostom

“The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom should I fear? The Lord is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid?” —Psalmj27:1

“Let us ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to open our hearts to greater confidence in the Lord who in her, the humble and docile handmaid, worked great wonders.” —St. John Paul II

“Thomas [the apostle] . . . helps us learn from Jesus the true meaning of mature faith, encouraging us to persevere as disciples of Christ!” —Pope Benedict XVI (St. Thomas brought the faith to the country of India.)

“If you wish to adore the real Face of Jesus, we can find it in the divine Eucharist, where with the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the Face of our Lord is hidden under the white veil of the Host.” —St. Gaetano Catanoso

“On your sacrament we daily embrace you and receive you into our bodies; make us worthy to experience the resurrection for which we hope.” —St. Ephrem