The Nativity of John the Baptist

Few Nativities, or birthdays are celebrated within the liturgical year. The feast days of Saints are celebrated on the day of their death, their birth into eternal life in heaven. While there are exceptions to the death date, only three Nativities are celebrated in the liturgical year.

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A Most Sacred Friday

Today is the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost. Pentecost Sunday occurs fifty days after Easter Sunday. And Easter Sunday happens on the first Sunday of a full moon after March 21, the spring equinox. Oh so complicated. In simple terms; Sacred Heart is 19 days after Pentecost.

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