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Saints Simon and Jude: Apostles
Luke Chapter: 6 Verses: 12-19
Jesus picked out twelve of his disciples and called them ‘apostles’
Jesus went out into the hills to pray; and he spent the whole night in prayer to God. When day came he summoned his disciples and picked out twelve of them; he called them ‘apostles’: Simon whom he called Peter, and his brother Andrew; James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot who became a traitor.
He then came down with them and stopped at a piece of level ground where there was a large gathering of his disciples with a great crowd of people from all parts of Judaea and from Jerusalem and from the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon who had come to hear him and to be cured of their diseases. People tormented by unclean spirits were also cured, and everyone in the crowd was trying to touch him because power came out of him that cured them all.
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Prayer to Saint Joseph
Dear Saint Joseph,
just and true, with a father’s care you raised the child Jesus,
and, with a husband’s love, you shared your life with Mary, his mother.
I entrust myself to your care and place in your hands this request of mine...
in quiet Nazareth long ago,
the Holy Spirit spoke to your heart
and you followed God’s will with wonderful faith.
In the quiet of my days, and in the hard choices I must make,
help me follow the Spirit’s guidance and believe when I cannot see.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you were already there, I embrace you and unite myself wholly to you; do not permit that I should ever be separated from you. Amen.
St. Alphonsus Maria de Ligouri (1696-1787)
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