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Mario Artesiano, Chris Ashton, TSB, Lois Baker, Gail Blanda, Craig Bolint, Susan Burt, Sal Cenicola, H.C., Mark Davis, Carol DuCote, Paul DuMortier, John Fedak, Rebecca Gaylor, Jacqueline Grady, Keith Griffin, John Grimsley, Fred Hegeman, Cheryl & Larry Hutchinson, Bill Johanek, Bill Kempton, Bill Kelso, Mark Kelso, Timothy Kite, Ben Koreski, Kathleen Koreski, William Luther, H.L., Ann McCann, Nina & Ralph Murphy, Ed Nickey, Fran Owen, John Parkins, Frank Paul, Nell Pidgeon, MJR, Mary Rath, Patrick Regan, Patricia Reilly, A.J. Salimando, Gordy Seaman, Douglas Seaman, Richard Sedlacek, Michael Smith, Mike Stefanik, Karen Trayer, Karel Valken, Martin Veater,  Bob Welsh, Josephine Williams, Richard Williams, Kay Willis, Richard Wineman, Charlie Yodor and our service men and women.                                                                                                                                      

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St. Robert Bellarmine, Patron Saint of Catechists

The reading at Mass today from the First Letter of St. Paul to Timothy enumerates the virtues required of a bishop. Among these we find that he should be “temperate, self-controlled, decent, hospitable, able to teach.” These traits, most outstandingly the last, accurately characterize the saint whom the Church celebrates today. St. Robert Bellarmine was a diocesan bishop for only two brief periods of a few years each, but during these times—and indeed throughout his life—he distinguished himself for his zeal and ability in preaching and teaching the faith. Born in Montepulciano in Italy, he joined the Jesuits at a young age. He played an important role in all the great theological controversies of his day, and he used his abilities and erudition to serve the Church well in many important and high-profile positions. Among these were the chair of controversies at the Roman College, trusted consultant to…

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Bible

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (KJV)
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourselfJohn 3:16 (KJV)
He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His beloved son. Through Him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.Col 1, 13