Current issues for bulletins and weekly handouts
JUNE: June is that awkward month with no female saints on the current calendar. Apart from the Mother of God, that is, whose newest memorial as Mother of the Church was observed on the first. Her Immaculate Heart is also honored (20) and the usual BVM Saturday memorials resume with Ordinary Time (20, 27). To balance things out, we might note the death dates of mystic Evelyn Underhill (15), abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe (July 1), and pioneer Amelia Earhart (July 2). Or consider International Widows’ Day (23).
The calendar is packed with solemnities: Most Holy Trinity (7), Body and Blood of Christ (14), Sacred Heart of Jesus (19), Nativity of John the Baptist (24), and Saints Peter and Paul (29). U.S. Saint Junipero Serra appears at the top of July (1). Along with secular observances of Flag Day (14), Father’s Day (21), and Independence Day (July 4), the global community observes World Oceans Day, since two-thirds of the planet’s surface is ocean (8), Blood Donor Day (14), Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15), and International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (26). This has been a truncated and disrupted academic year for most students, but one way or another, the school year does end. Happy summer; get some fresh air!
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