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2012
Graduations
Mother's Day is May 13
Earth Day is April 22
New for Easter 2012
St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, Mar. 17
Celebrate Mardi Gras
St. Valentine's Day is Tuesday, Feb. 14
Eucharist
Epiphany of the Lord

2011
New for Christmas 2011
St. Nicholas' Feast is December 6
Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, Nov. 24
All Hallows Eve
St. Francis of Assisi
Remembering 9/11
World Youth Day
Birthdays
Father's Day is June 19
St. Anthony's Feast Day Is June 13
Graduations
Mother's Day Is May 8
New for Easter 2011
St. Patrick's Day is Thursday, Mar. 17
Celebrate Mardi Gras
Baptism
St. Valentine's Day is Monday, Feb. 14

2010
World Day of Peace
New For Christmas 2010
The Feast of St. Nicholas Is December 6
Advent Begins Sunday, November 28
Thanksgiving Day Is Thursday, Nov. 25
All Hallows Eve
St. Francis of Assisi
Blessed Mother Teresa
Back to School
Birthdays
June 20 Is Father's Day
St. Anthony of Padua's Feast Is June 13
Mother's Day Is May 9
Earth Day is April 22
Celebrating the Easter Season
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Celebrate Mardi Gras
St. Valentine's Day

2009
World Day of Peace (December)
Christmas (December)
Celebrate December Saints (December)
Advent (November)
Thanksgiving / Pet Blessings (November)
All Hallows Eve (October)
St. Francis of Assisi / Pet Blessings (September)
Blessed Mother Teresa (September)
Back to School (August)
Celebrate Year of Priests (July)
Celebrate Father's Day (June)
Celebrate Feast of St. Anthony's (June)
Celebrate Pentecost and Graduation (May)
Celebrate Mother's Day (May)
Celebrate Earth Day (April)
Celebrate Easter (April)
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day (March)
Celebrate Lent (March)
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Lent (February)
Celebrate St. Valentine's Day (February)

2008
Celebrate December Saints (December)
Advent Begins November 30 (November)
All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (October)
Celebrate Feast Day of Blessed Mother Teresa (September)
Back to School (August)
Celebrate St. Anthony and Father's Day (June)
Celebrate Graduation and Summer Vacation (May)
Celebrate Mother’s Day (May)
Earth Day and Other Celebrations (April)
Celebrate Easter (April)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March)
Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day (February)
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Lent (February)

2007
Celebrate World Day of Peace (December)
Celebrate Christmas (December)
Celebrate Advent and Advent Saints (November)
Celebrate Thanksgiving and Advent (November)
All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (October)
Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis (October)
Celebrate Feast Day of Blessed Mother Teresa (September)
Back to School (August)
Summer (July)
Happy Father's Day (June)
Feast of St. Anthony (June)
Celebrate Mother’s Day (May)
Earth Day Is April 22 (April)
Celebrate Easter (April)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March)
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Lent (February)
Happy St. Valentine's Day (February)

2006
Celebrate Christmas (December)
Saints of Advent (December)
Thanksgiving and Advent (November)
All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (October)
Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis (Sep.)
Blessed Mother Teresa and Remembering 9/11 (Sep.)
Back to School (August)
Summertime (July)
Happy Father's Day (June)
Feast of St. Anthony (June)
Celebrate Mother’s Day (May)
Celebrate Easter (April)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March)
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Lent (February)
Happy St. Valentine's Day (February)

2005
Celebrate Christmas (December)
Saints of Advent (December)
Thanksgiving and Advent (November)
All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (October)
Feast of St. Francis (October)
Remembering September 11 (September)
Back to School (August)
Lessons on the Beach (July)
Father's Day Is Sunday, June 19 (June)
Feast of St. Anthony (June)
Celebrate Mother's Day (May)
Earth Day and Celebrations (April)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March)
Happy St. Valentine's Day (February)
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Lent (February)

2004
Celebrate Christmas (December)
Saints of Advent (December)
Thanksgiving and Advent (November)
All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (October)
Feast of St. Francis (October)
Remember Mother Teresa and September 11 (September)
Back to School, Friendship and Thank You (August)
Lessons on the Beach (July)
Father's Day Is Sunday, June 20 (June)
Feast of St. Anthony (June)
Wish Mom a Happy Mother's Day (May)
Earth Day and Celebrations (April)
Spread Easter Joy (April)
St. Patrick and St. Joseph (March)
Mardi Gras and Lent (February)
St. Valentine's Day (February)

2003
Christmas (Dec.)
Do You Value Catholic Greetings? (Dec.)
St. Nicholas and Other Saints (Dec.)
Thanksgiving and Advent (Nov.)
Halloween, All Saints and All Souls (Oct.)
Papal Anniversary and Mother Teresa Beatification (Oct.)
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (October)
Back to School, Friendship and Thank You (August)
Summertime, Birthdays and Thinking of You (July)
Father's Day and Feast of St. Anthony (June)
Wish Mom a Happy Mother's Day (May)
Spread Easter Joy (April)
St. Patrick and St. Joseph (March)
Happy Mardi Gras! (March)
St. Valentine's Day (February)

2002
Celebrate Christmas! (December)
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Is Dec. 12 (December)
St. Nicholas Day Is December 6 (December)
Thanksgiving Is November 28 (November)
All Hallows Eve Is Thursday (October)
Feast of St. Francis Is October 4 (October)
Remembering September 11 (September)
Back to School (August)
Canonization of Juan Diego is July 30 (July)
St. Anthony of Padua's Feast Day Is June 13 (June)
Mother's Day Is Sunday, May 12th (May)
Earth Day Is April 22 (April)
Celebrate Easter (March)
Sunday Is St. Patrick's Days (March)



Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions: Andrew Dung-Lac was one of 117 people martyred in Vietnam between 1820 and 1862. Members of this group were beatified on four different occasions between 1900 and 1951. All were canonized by St. John Paul II. 
<p>Christianity came to Vietnam (then three separate kingdoms) through the Portuguese. Jesuits opened the first permanent mission at Da Nang in 1615. They ministered to Japanese Catholics who had been driven from Japan. </p><p>The king of one of the kingdoms banned all foreign missionaries and tried to make all Vietnamese deny their faith by trampling on a crucifix. Like the priest-holes in Ireland during English persecution, many hiding places were offered in homes of the faithful. </p><p>Severe persecutions were again launched three times in the 19th century. During the six decades after 1820, between 100,000 and 300,000 Catholics were killed or subjected to great hardship. Foreign missionaries martyred in the first wave included priests of the Paris Mission Society, and Spanish Dominican priests and tertiaries. </p><p>Persecution broke out again in 1847 when the emperor suspected foreign missionaries and Vietnamese Christians of sympathizing with a rebellion led by of one of his sons. </p><p>The last of the martyrs were 17 laypersons, one of them a 9-year-old, executed in 1862. That year a treaty with France guaranteed religious freedom to Catholics, but it did not stop all persecution. </p><p>By 1954 there were over a million and a half Catholics—about seven percent of the population—in the north. Buddhists represented about 60 percent. Persistent persecution forced some 670,000 Catholics to abandon lands, homes and possessions and flee to the south. In 1964, there were still 833,000 Catholics in the north, but many were in prison. In the south, Catholics were enjoying the first decade of religious freedom in centuries, their numbers swelled by refugees. </p><p>During the Vietnamese war, Catholics again suffered in the north, and again moved to the south in great numbers. Now the whole country is under Communist rule.</p> American Catholic Blog To replace our sins with virtues may seem like a daunting task, but fortunately we can follow the example of the saints who have 
successfully defeated these sins in their lifetimes. They provide us with a way forward so that we, too, can live holy, virtuous lives.

 
PICKS OF THE WEEK
A Eucharistic Christmas
Advent and Christmas are the perfect time to reflect on the fact that God is with us always in the Eucharist.
Peace and Good
"A practical and appealing daily guide to the Poor Man of Assisi." --Margaret Carney, O.S.F.
How Did a Rebellious Troubadour Change the Church?
Jon Sweeney sheds new light on the familiar tale of St. Francis.
Be Extraordinary!
Can a busy, ordinary person really make a difference in the lives of others?
Advent 2014
From the First Sunday of Advent through the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, find inspiration for your Advent prayer time with this new book.

 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
St. Andrew Dung-Lac
Our common faith is our greatest treasure. Join Vietnamese Catholics around the world in honoring this 19th-century martyr.
Feast of Christ the King
The liturgical year ends as it begins, focusing on Our Lord’s eternal reign.
Feast of Christ the King
The liturgical year ends as it begins, focusing on Our Lord’s eternal reign.
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
God came to dwell in Mary, and sanctified her for a unique role in salvation history.
Praying for You
If you soon will be united with family around a holiday table, take a moment today to pray for those who spend holidays alone.



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