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Tuesday, July 4th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 8:23-27.

Tuesday of the Thirteenth week in Ordinary Time

4 July 2017

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ 

“Lord, save us! We are perishing!”

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 8:23-27.

As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him.
Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep.
They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!”
He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm.
The men were amazed and said, “What sort of man is this, whom even the winds and the sea obey?”


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National Catholic Broadcasting Council

Daily TV Mass



Celebrates Daily TV Mass from Loretto Abbey in Toronto,

Ontario, Canada.


Father Pat Fitzpatrick C.S.Sp.


Daily TV Mass  Tuesday, July 4, 2107


Tuesday of the Thirteenth week in Ordinary Time

4 July 2017

Commentary of the day

Saint Augustine

(354-430), Bishop of Hippo (North Africa)

and Doctor of the Church
Meditations, ch. 37

“Lord, save us!”

O my God, my heart is like an immense sea, constantly tossed about by storms: may it find its peace and rest in you. You commanded the winds and the sea to be calm and they were stilled at the sound of your voice; come, still my heart’s restlessness so that everything within me may be calm and peaceful and so that I may possess you, O my only good, and contemplate you, O sweet light of my eyes, free from disturbance or darkness. O my God, may my soul, set free from restless thoughts of this world, “hide under the shadow of your wings” (Ps 17[16],8). May it find its place of refreshment and peace close to you; wholly carried out of itself with joy, may it sing: “In you alone I lie down and fall peacefully asleep”  (Ps 4,9).

      Let it rest, I pray, my God, let it rest from the remembrance of all that lies beneath the heaven, awake to you alone, as it is written: “I sleep, but my heart keeps vigil” (Sg 5,2). O my God, my heart cannot rest in peace or safety except beneath the wings of your protection (Ps 91[90],4). Let it therefore remain in you forever and be kindled by your fire. Rising above itself, may it contemplate you and joyfully sing your praises. In the midst of all the difficulties that disturb me, may your gifts be my sweet consolation until I come to you, O my true peace.

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Tuesday of the Thirteenth week in Ordinary Time

4 July 2017

Saint of the day

St. Elizabeth of Portugal


Queen of Portugal

        Elizabeth was born in 1271. She was daughter of Pedro III. of Arragon, being named after her aunt, St. Elizabeth of Hungary. At twelve years of age she was given in marriage to Denis, King of Portugal, and from a holy child became a saintly wife. She heard Mass and recited the Divine Office daily, but her devotions were arranged with such prudence that they interfered with no duty of her state. She prepared for her frequent communions by severe austerities, fasting thrice a week, and by heroic works of charity.

        She was several times called on to make peace between her husband and her son Alphonso, who had taken up arms against him. Her husband tried her much, both by his unfounded jealousy and by his infidelity to herself. A slander affecting Elizabeth and one of her pages made the king determine to slay the youth, and he told a lime-burner to cast into his kiln the first page who should arrive with a royal message. On the day fixed the page was sent; but the boy, who was in the habit of hearing Mass daily, stopped on his way to do so. The king, in suspense, sent a second page, the very originator of the calumny, who, coming first to the kiln, was at once cast into the furnace and burned. Shortly after, the first page arrived from the church, and took back to the king the lime-burner’s reply that his orders had been fulfilled. Thus hearing Mass saved the page’s life and proved the queen’s innocence. Her patience, and the wonderful sweetness with which she even cherished the children of her rivals, completely won the king from his evil ways, and he became a devoted husband and a truly Christian king.

        She built many charitable institutions and religious houses, among others a convent of Poor Clares. After her husband’s death, she wished to enter their Order; but being dissuaded by her people, who could not do without her, she took the habit of the Third Order of St. Francis, and spent the rest of her life in redoubled austerities and almsgiving.

        She died at the age of sixty-five, while in the act of making peace between her children.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

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Tuesday of the Thirteenth week in Ordinary Time

4 July 2017

In the USA:

Independance Day

Independance Day

Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th is a federal holiday in the United States. The tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, and for many the birth of democracy, one could also note it was an experiment in religious liberty and the seperation of Church and State. Typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. Please note that parishes in the United States may choose specific readings to honor the day as follows:

Isaiah 9: 1-6, or Philippians 4: 6-9
Psalm 72
Gospel: Matthew 5: 1-12a

“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” The Declaration of Independance

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