Current issues for bulletins and weekly handouts
JUNE: The school year is ending as Ordinary Time resumes after the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (6). We pray next fall brings safe, healthy classrooms full of students once more: Ordinary Time writ large and more beautiful than we knew.
Meanwhile, we consecrate our priests to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on World Day of Prayer for Priests (11). We venerate the Immaculate Heart of Mary (12) as well and resume Saturday memorials to the BVM. The Nativity of John the Baptist (24) and the dual observance of Saints Peter and Paul (29) round out our solemnities for this month. We honor another U.S. saint, Junipero Serra (July 1), in this segment.
Our nation observes Flag Day (14) and Father’s Day (20), as our neighbor to the north celebrates its birthday on Canada Day (July 1) since 1867. Around the world, the common good is highlighted with World Oceans Day (June 8) because two-thirds of our planet’s surface is ocean. We also assist the common good by observing Blood Donor Day (14), Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15), World Refugee Day (20), Public Service Day (23), and International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (26). Of particular biblical concern might be International Widows’ Day (23), since even in modern times widows face extreme poverty, homelessness, and discrimination the world over.
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