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JUNE IS GOD’S GIFT TO US.

This month, we especially celebrate and honor

the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

“O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in you.”

This year, the feast is on Friday, June 28th.

 

 

The memorial of St. Justin, Martyr, begins the month of June (1st). Justin was a layman and an apologist of the Church. In his writings, he gave us one of the earliest descriptions of the Mass. He is the patron of philosophers and apologists. He died a martyr in 165 AD at the hands of the Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius.

 

Also on Saturday, June 1st, the parish celebrates its 5th first Holy Communion Mass at 11:00 a.m. This concludes this year’s celebrations. Some 229 children were admitted to the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist from our Faith Formation program. Congratulations to the children, their parents and family members. God bless you all.

Wednesday, June 5th, is the memorial of St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr. Boniface, O.S.B., lived in the 8th century and founded the abbey of Fulda, and became the bishop of Mainz. He was martyred along with thirty companions at Dokkum in Frisia in 754. He is known as the “Apostle of Germany.”

Mass (in Italian) is celebrated today at 8:30 am in our parish chapel, named for our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The chapel is at 103-56 52nd Avenue.

This monthly Mass is suspended during the summer months of July and August.

 

Friday, June 7th, 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.

The great feast of Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and the birth of the Church. It also marks the last day of the Easter season. We celebrate it on Sunday, June 9th.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be imparted on 36 of our young people and adults on Sunday, June 9th, at the 1:00 pm Mass.

The liturgical season called “Ordinary Time” begins

the day after Pentecost.

 

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Monday, June 10th, the Church honors Mary as the Mother of the Church. Mass is celebrated at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 11th, is the memorial of St. Barnabas, Apostle. Born in Cyprus in the first century A.D., Barnabas was a companion of St. Paul, preached the gospel in Antioch, and attended the Council of Jerusalem, which settled the controversy regarding the admission of Gentiles (non-Jews) to baptism. He was martyred in Cyprus.

Thursday, June 13th, is the memorial of St. Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor of the Church. He was a Franciscan of the 13th century, A.D., and known as a gifted orator and preacher. He is the patron saint of Portugal, of the poor, and of lost articles. He died in 1231 at the age of 36.

St. Leo Catholic Academy will hold Graduation Exercises for its Eighth Grade students on Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 am in the parish church of St. Leo.

Please visit their website: www.StLeoCatholicAcademy.org for information about the Academy, and how your child can benefit from a Catholic elementary education at St. Leo Catholic Academy.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 16th is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

“The doctrine of the Trinity does not clarify a truth.

It names a mystery.” Fr. George Smiga, STD.

Today is also Father’s Day, and we will offer a special blessing to all fathers (grandfathers, God-fathers) who are present for Mass today.

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, June 23rd, we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).

 

 

Friday, June 21st, is the Memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga. He was born into a princely family of Castiglione, but renounced his inheritance to join the Jesuits. He was devoted to the Eucharist, interior prayer, and charitable service. He died caring for the sick at the young age of twenty-three in 1591 A.D.

 

Today is also the first day of Summer.

 

Monday, June 24th, is the solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. This feast dates from the fourth century in both the East and the West, and is celebrated six months before the birth of the Lord Jesus (Dec. 25th).

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 26th, 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.

 

 

Friday, June 28th, is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 

Today is also World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.

 

Saturday, June 29th, is the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles.

Peter, a Galilean fisherman, was called by Jesus to follow Him, and became the spokesman for the Twelve, the “Prince of the Apostles.” He was martyred under the emperor Nero in Rome about 64 A.D. He is the patron of fishermen.

Paul, a Pharisee, was known as the “Apostle to the Gentiles.” According to tradition, he was martyred in Rome about 67 A.D. He is the patron of the lay apostolate, the Cursillo Movement, and Catholic Action. He is also the patron of Malta and Greece.

Coming in July…


 

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