Holy Family Catholic Church ~ McGregor, MN

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church ~ McGrath, MN

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October 20 – October 27

For the full Daily Mass Scripture Readings please look under Links of Interest -Catholic Links – at the bottom of this page.

Sunday, October 20, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Collect: Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty in sincerity of 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.

Monday, October 21, 29th Week in Ordinary Time  Collect: Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always confirm our will to yours and serve your majesty in sincerity of 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, October 22, Saint John Paul II, Pope (Optional Memorial)  Collect: O God, who are rich in mercy and who willed that Saint John Paul the Second should preside as Pope over your universal Church, grant, we pray, that instructed by his teaching, we may open our hearts to the saving grace of Christ, the sole Redeemer of mankind.  Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Fall in love with Jesus Christ, to live his very life, so that our world may have life in the light of the gospel.  -St. John Paul II

Wednesday, October 23, Saint John of Capistrano, Priest (Optional Memorial) Collect: O God, who raised up Saint John of Capistrano to comfort your faithful people in tribulation, place us, we pray, under your safe protection and keep your Church in everlasting peace.  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, October 24, Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop (Optional Memorial)  Collect: O God, who for the evangelization of peoples strengthened the Bishop Saint Anthony Mary Claret with admirable charity and long-suffering, grant, through his intercession, that, seeking the things that are yours, we may earnestly devote ourselves to winning our brothers and sisters for Christ.  Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Christ charges us in the Gospel: We must oppose or deny ourselves,take up the cross, and follow him.  -St. Anthony Mary Claret

Friday, October 25, 29th Week in Ordinary Time  Collect: Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty in sincerity of 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, October 26, 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.

Sunday, October 27, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Collect: Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise.  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 parable of] “the Pharisee and the tax collector,” concerns the humility of heart that prays.  “God, be merciful to me a sinner!”  The Church continues to make this prayer its own: Kyrie eleison!  -Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2613

Come, let us sing joyfully to the lord; let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.  Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to him.  -Psalm 95:1-2

“I am the Lord’s poor servant; to him alone, the living God, I have offered all in sacrifice; I have nothing else to give; I offer him myself.”  -Antiphon, Liturgy of the Hours, Memorial of St. Lucy

“Following Christ means leaving behind, sometimes at great cost, everything that is incompatible with true discipleship and embarking upon a new life.” —Pope Benedict XVI

“Each year, Lent . . . stimulates us to rediscover the mercy of God so that we, in turn, become more merciful toward our brothers and sisters.” —Pope Benedict XVI

“During Lent let us improve our spirit of prayer and recollection. Let us free our minds from all that is not Jesus.” —St. Teresa of Calcutta