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We celebrate the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle on Tuesday, July 3rd. Often criticized as a doubter,

Thomas proclaimed “My Lord and my God”

when Jesus appeared to him with evidence of His resurrection. Thomas is the patron of India and Pakistan.

 

 

 

We celebrate the 242nd anniversary of our nation’s independence from Great Britain.

We invite you to come to our 9:00 am Mass and pray for our country.

There will also be a reading of the Declaration of Independence, signed in Philadelphia in 1776.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, July 6th, is the first Friday of the month.

We will have two holy hours, with solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction –

one at 8:00 a.m. (in English, followed by 9:00 a.m. Mass)

and 6:30 a.m. (in Spanish, followed by 7:30 p.m. Mass). Please join us.

 

 

Wednesday, July 11th, is the memorial of St. Benedict (+ 547),

who is considered the Patriarch of Western Monasticism. In his lifetime,

he founded twelve monasteries, including Monte Cassino.

 

 

 

Monday, July 16th, is the memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

We have a chapel named for her. In the beginning of the thirteenth century,

at Mount Carmel in Galilee, the order of Carmelites had its formal beginning.

 

Wednesday, July 18th is the (optional) memorial of this seventeenth century Italian priest.

As a young man, he became a soldier, addicted to gambling. His conversion led him to establish

a society which founded hospitals and cared for the sick. He is the patron of nurses, the sick, and hospitals.

 

 

Bridget was born in Sweden, married and bore eight children.

Known as a mystic prophet, she founded the Order of the Most Holy Savior (Bridgettines),

and sought to end the luxury and dissipation of the Avignon papacy and return the pope to Rome.

She died in 1373. In 1999, she was declared co-patroness of Europe

by Pope Saint John Paul II.

 

On Wednesday, July 25th, we celebrate the feast of this apostle.

He was the first of the Twelve to be martyred in 44 A.D. He is venerated at Compostella, Spain.

The Brooklyn cathedral church is named in his honor.

 

 

Wednesday, July 25th, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., the parish Food Pantry will open to

serve the needs of the hungry of Corona.

Please support our outreach to the needy with your donations of non-perishable food. Thank you.

 

 

 

On Tuesday, July 31st, the last day of the month, we celebrate the memorial of this great priest.

He founded the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), the Roman College, and authored the Spiritual Exercises.

He dedicated all his works to the greater glory of God (ad maiorem Dei gloriam). He died in 1556.

 

 

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