Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time and the Optional Memorial of St. John of Capistrano

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time and the Optional Memorial of St. John of Capistrano. Click Here for Today's Readings .

Our reflection for today is a prayer to The Sacred Heart of Jesus and is followed by the beautiful version of “Holy is His Name.”  We hope you will pray this prayer and then be blessed by the beautiful song.  Today’s reflection, as always, can be found on our STA Facebook page.

Here is a little info on our Saint of the Day, St. John of Capistrano (pictured above):

In the United States, the name of Capistrano evokes the celebrated story of the swallows that return yearly on March 19 to nest in the California Mission named after the Franciscan Saint John. Born in Capistrano, Italy, in 1385, John was trained in civil and ecclesiastical law. He left behind a promising career to enter the Franciscans. He preached to great crowds throughout Europe before he was tapped to serve in a series of diplomatic roles for the Holy See. At the age of seventy, he helped to plan a crusade against the Ottomans who threatened Belgrade, leading soldiers into battle under a standard bearing the Holy Name of Jesus. He died a few months later.

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We hope you are blessed by today’s reflection, and we hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Your servant in Christ,

Deacon Ken