Holy Family Catholic Church ~ McGregor, MN

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church ~ McGrath, MN

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Week of June 18 through June 24

Monday, June 18 through Sunday, June 24

Monday, 6/18 11th Week in Ordinary Time Collect: O God, strength of those who hope in you, graciously hear our pleas, and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant us always the help of your grace, that in following your commands we may please you by our resolve and our deeds. 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, 6/19 St. Romauld, Abbot (Optional Memorial) Collect: O God, who through Saint Romuald renewed the manner of life of hermits in your Church, grant that, denying ourselves and following Christ, we may merit to reach the heavenly realms on high. 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. “Realize above all that you are in God’s presence . . . Empty yourself completely and sit waiting, content with the grace of God, like a chick that tastes nothing and eats nothing except what its mother gives it.” —St. Romuald

Wednesday, 6/20 11th Week in Ordinary Time Collect: O God, strength of those who hope in you, graciously hear our pleas, and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant us always the help of your grace, that in following your commands we may please you by our resolve and our deeds. 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.

Thursday, 6/21 St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious (Memorial) Collect: O God, giver of heavenly gifts, who in Saint Aloysius Gonzaga joined penitence to a wonderful innocence of life, grant, through his merits and intercession, that, though we have failed to follow him in innocence, we may imitate him in penitence. 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. “It is better to be the child of God than king of the whole world.” —St. Aloysius Ganzag

Friday, 6/22 Sts. John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs (Optional Memorial) Collect: O God, who in martyrdom have brought true faith to its highest expression, graciously grant that, strengthened through the intercession of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More, we may confirm by the witness of our life the faith we profess with our lips. 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. “Give me, good Lord, a longing to be with you.” —St. Thomas More

Saturday, 6/23 Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary Collect: Grant us, O merciful God, protection in our weakness, that we, who keep the Memorial of the holy Mother of God, may, with the help of her intercession, rise up from our iniquities. 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 only I could place in the heart of everyone the fire I have in my heart which makes me love the heart of Mary so much!” —St. Jacinta Marto

Sunday, 6/24, The Nativity of St. John the Baptist (Solemnity) Collect: Grant, we pray, almighty God, that your family may walk in the way of salvation and, attentive to what Saint John the Precursor urged, may come safely to the One he foretold, our Lord Jesus Christ. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“What we ourselves cannot bear let us bear with the help of Christ. For he tells us: My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” —St. Boniface

“Since the heart of Jesus overflows with divine and human love . . . it is truly the unfailing fountain of that love which his Spirit pours forth into all the members of his Mystical Body.” —Pope Pius XII

“With mind entire, faith firm, courage undaunted, love, thorough let us be ready for whatever God wills.” St. Bede the Venerable

“Rejoicing and eternal praise be to you, my Lord Jesus Christ, who sent the Holy Spirit into the hearts of your disciples.” —St. Bridget of Sweden

“In faith, let us invoke the Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, that he may renew the face of the earth, be a source of healing for our wounded world, and reconcile the hearts of all men and women with God the Creator.” —Pope Francis “Rejoicing and eternal praise be to you, my Lord Jesus Christ, who sent the Holy Spirit into the hearts of your disciples.” —St. Bridget of Sweden

“By dying for others, the Word banished death for all mankind.” —St. Athanasius

“Let us love one another, because love is of god, everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.” —i John 4:7

“Jesus loves us. He does what he teaches. He forgives his enemies. His teaching is good.” —St. Peter Chanel

“The Risen One goes before us and he accompanies us along the paths of the world. He is our hope. He is the true peace of the world.” —Pope Benedict XVI

“We shall steer safely through every storm, as long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed in God.” —St. Francis de Sales

“Jesus showed the signs of his passion even to the point of allowing Doubting Thomas to touch him . . . indeed, in touching the Lord’s wounds, the hesitant disciple not only heals his own diffidence but also ours.” —Pope Benedict XVI