Today is the feast day of two of the twelve apostles, Sts. Simon and Jude. Considering their importance you would think we would know a lot about them. In fact we know very little. We don’t even know why we celebrate their feast day together except perhaps they traveled together to Persia where they were martyred. If we wrote down everything we know about them it may not fill even a chapter in a book.
If I asked you the names of the apostles, they would probably not be the first ones you would mention. However not everyone needs to receive a lot of recognition. Simon and Jude were simple men loyal to Christ who persevered in the mission entrusted to them. They are examples for us. We don’t need to be stars, just faithful !
Today let’s give thanks for these apostles as well as the apostles in our lives. Maybe your “apostles “ were your parents or grandparents who took you to church. Maybe they were your Cursillo sponsors. Perhaps a friend who encouraged you to return to the faith. Some people may be remembered by history, but most people won’t. That’s okay because everyone who does God’s work is important in his plan for building his kingdom.
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.