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Sunday, June 18th - 2nd Sunday after Pentecost - St Ephrem CD, Ss Mark & Marcellinus Mm

Monday, June 19th - St Juliana Falconieri V

Tuesday, June 20th - St Silverius PM

Wednesday, June 21st - St Aloysius Gonzaga C

Thursday, June 22nd - St Paulinus BC

Friday, June 23rd - Sacred Heart of Jesus - Vigil of Nativity of St John the Baptist

Saturday, June 24th - Nativity of St John the Baptist

Sunday, June 25th - 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

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From St Bede's notes on the life of Saint Paulinus, June 22

Saint Paulinus was a member of St Augustine's mission to the Anglo-Saxons. He became the first bishop of York, died on 10 October 644, and is celebrated on June 22. Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica gives a wealth of fascinating detail about Paulinus' life, among which is the following account. The King, Edwin, had promised to become a Christian, but wished first to confer with his most learned men, to see what they thought of the doctrine taught by Paulinus. His chief High Priest, Coifi, reacted in this manner:
"...Coifi added that he wished more attentively to hear Paulinus discourse concerning the God whom he preached. Paulinus having complied with this request, Coifi cried out, "I have long since been sensible that there was nothing in that which we worshipped; because the more diligently I sought after truth in that worship, the less I found it. But now I freely confess, that such truth evidently appears in this preaching as can confer on us the gifts of life, of salvation, and of eternal happiness. For which reason I advise, O king, that we instantly abjure and set fire to those temples and altars which we have consecrated without reaping any benefit from them." The king publicly gave license to Paulinus to preach the Gospel, and renouncing idolatry, declared that he received the faith of Christ: and then he inquired of the high priest, who should first profane the altars and temples of their idols? Coifi answered, "I should; for who can more properly destroy those things which I worshipped through ignorance, for an example to all others, through the wisdom which has been given me by the true God?" Then immediately, in contempt of his former superstitions, he asked for arms and a stallion (as high priest, he was allowed neither to carry arms nor to ride on any but a mare). Having, then, girt a sword about him, with a spear in his hand, he mounted the king's stallion and proceeded to the idols. The multitude, beholding it, concluded he was mad; but he lost no time, for as soon as he drew near the temple he profaned the same, casting into it the spear which he held; and rejoicing in the knowledge of the worship of the true God, he commanded his companions to destroy the temple, with all its enclosures, by fire. This place where the idols were is still shown, not far from York, to the eastward, beyond the river Derwent, and is now called Godmundinghan, where the high priest, by the inspiration of the true God, profaned and destroyed the altars which he himself had consecrated.

Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints!

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee

I will give them all the graces necessary for their state in life.
I will establish peace in their families
I will comfort them in their trials
I will be their secure refuge during life, and, above all, in death.
I will shed abundant blessings in all their undertakings.
Sinner will find in My heard an infinite ocean of mercy.
Lukewarm souls will become fervent
Fervent souls will rapidly grow in holiness and perfection.
I will bless every place where an image of My Heard shall be exposed and honored.
I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
The names of those who promote this devotion will be written in My Heart, never to be blotted out
I promise thee, in the excessive mercy of My Heart, that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence: they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving the Sacraments: My Diving Heart shall be their refuge in the last moment.

Prayer for our Country Leaders

We pray Thee, God of might, wisdom and justice, through Whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed: assist, with Thy Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude, the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to Thy people over whom he presides, by encouraging due respect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality.

Let the light of Thy divine wisdom direct the deliberations of Congress, and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed for our rule and government, so that they may tend to the preservation of peace, the promotion of national happiness, the increase of industry, sobriety, and useful knowledge, and may perpetuate to us the blessings of equal liberty.

We recommend likewise to Thy unbounded mercy all our brethren and fellow-citizens throughout the United States, that they may be blessed in the knowledge, and sanctified in the observance of Thy most holy law; that they may be preserved in union, and in that peace which the world cannot give; and, after enjoying the blessings of this life, be admitted to those which are eternal.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for our country, consecrated to thy Immaculate Conception.