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Eucharistic Prayer I (The Roman Canon) invokes the intercession of the Apostles, Martyrs and Saints of the early Church of Rome. I thought it would be interesting to share a little bit about them over the next weeks. I’ll only do a few at a time. Nothing in depth or heavy, just a light look at those whose lives bore witness to the faith we profess.
Peter: Aka- Simon. Fisherman. First among the Apostles. Brother of Andrew. Crucified upside down by Emperor Nero in Rome. Buried under what is now St. Peter’s Basilica. Feast days - June 29 (with St. Paul), February 22 (Chair of Peter) and August 1 (St. Peter in Chains). The interjection, “For Pete’s sake!” is believed to be a reference to St. Peter.
Paul: Aka- Saul. Tent maker, philosopher, Scripture writer. Convert.Beheaded by Emperor Nero outside of the city of Rome. Buried under what is now the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Feast days- January 25 (Conversion), June 29 (with Peter). St. Paul is the patron of authors, publishers, writers and the press. Perhaps our young people could invoke his intercession as they write their summer book reports?
Andrew: The “First Called”. Fisherman. Brother of Peter. A disciple of John the Baptist. Bound to an X shaped cross with rope and crucified by the Roman Governor, Aegeas, in the area of Achaia. Relics interned at Patras, Greece. Feast day- November 30. Legend says that young women who wish to marry should listen for barking dogs on the Eve of St. Andrew. It is from the direction of the barking dog that their future spouse will come.
Next week: James, John and Thomas.
God bless us.St. Margaret Mary Alacoque pray for us!
Fr. Charles L. PersingPastor
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Monday: No MassTuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m.
Holy Day Vigil: 7:00 p.mHoly Day: 8:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Penance: Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. A parish penance service is held during both Advent and Lent at announced times.
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