July Overview

The month of July is dedicated to The Precious Blood of Jesus.

The entire month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical colour green. This symbol of hope is the colour of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time.

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of July 2021 Social Friendship:

We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.

Feasts for July

The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of July are:

01. Junipero Serra (USA); St. Oliver Plunket,Opt. Mem.

03. Thomas the Apostle,Feast

04. Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,Sunday

05. Anthony Mary Zaccaria; Elizabeth of Portugal,Opt. Mem.

06. Maria Goretti,Opt. Mem.

09. Augustine Zhao Rong and companions,Opt. Mem.

11. Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,Sunday

13. Henry,Opt. Mem. 14. Kateri Tekakwitha (USA),Memorial

15. Bonaventure,Memorial

16. Our Lady of Mount Carmel,Opt. Mem.

18. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,Sunday

20. Apollinaris,Opt. Mem.

21. Lawrence of Brindisi,Opt. Mem.

22. Feast of Mary Magdalene,Feast

23. Bridget,Opt. Mem.

24. Sharbel (Charbel) Makhloof,Opt. Mem.

25. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,Sunday

26. Joachim and Anne,Memorial

30. Peter Chrysologus; Bl. Solanus Casey,Opt. Mem.

31. Ignatius of Loyola,Memorial

A Time of Regeneration

The Blood that coursed through the veins of Christ was a part of that Sacred Humanity made possible by the maternity of Mary, whose parents, St. Joachim and St. Anne are honoured this month. (July 26). Our Lord’s blood poured out on the Cross purchased our salvation, washed clean the robes of the martyrs, and gave birth to the Church as it flowed from his wounded side. The Precious Blood of Christ — now pulsing through his Mystical Body — continues its salvific work, preserving and purifying, repairing and providing nourishment for regeneration and renewal of its members.

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