Tuesday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of Pope St. Leo the Great
Welcome to Tuesday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time. Today is also the Memorial of Pope Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church. You can find today’s readings if you Click Here for Today's Readings.
Yours truly is celebrant and homilist today. Our Liturgy of the Word video is up and running now on our Facebook page. The reflection at the end is a prayer to Our Lady of Fatima, and it includes the Memorare. At the end of the reflection is the Ave Maria…the beautiful version from our Mother’s Day Mass at STA.
Today is the Memorial of Pope St. Leo the Great. Here is some info from the Magnificat:
A native of Tuscany in Italy, Leo the Great was elected pope in 440. He considered himself to be Saint Peter’s unworthy heir as Bishop of Rome. His epistle 28, known as the Tome to Flavian, authoritatively taught the Church’s faith in Jesus Christ. After it was read at the Council of Chalcedon (451), the shout “Peter has spoken through Leo” was heard from the Council Fathers.
Leo’s preaching stirred his people to greater faith in Christ and care for Christ’s poor. In the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church still reads from several of his sermons, including this passage on Christmas Day: “Christian, remember your dignity, and now that you share in God’s own nature, do not return by sin to your former base condition.”
Boy, it is so great to see more and more of you guys signing up for Sunday Masses now. It seems that folks are feeling a little more secure about coming to Mass. We have had a lot of you commend us for making the environment feel safe to come, so we thank you for those comments and we are dedicated to keeping it safe to attend.
Signups are coming in consistently right now, so if you plan to attend you might go ahead and jump in there and sign up. You can do so if you Click Here to Sign Up.
Thank you so much for joining us today, and we hope you have a great day and a wonderful rest of the week.
Blessings to all.
Your servant in Christ,