St. Michael's Church

 August, 2014

The month of August is dedicated to The Immaculate Heart of Mary. The entire month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color 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 last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward.

The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of August 2014

General: That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.

 Feasts for August

 The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of August are: 1. Alphonsus Liguori, Memorial

2. Eusebius of Vercelli; Peter Julian Eymard, Opt. Mem.

3. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

4. John Vianney, Memorial

5. Dedication of St. Mary Major, Opt. Mem.

6. Transfiguration, Feast

7. Sixtus II and companions; Cajetan, Opt. Mem.

8. Dominic, Memorial

9. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Opt. Mem.

10. Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

11. Clare, Memorial

13. Pontian and Hippolytus, Opt. Mem.

14. Maximilian Kolbe, Memorial

15. Assumption, Solemnity

16. Stephen of Hungary, Opt. Mem.

17. Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time,

Sunday 19. John Eudes; St. Bernard Tolomei, Opt. Mem.

20. Bernard, Memorial

21. Pius X,

Sunday 22. Queenship of Mary, Memorial

23. Rose of Lima, Opt. Mem.

24. Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time,

Sunday 25. Louis of France; Joseph Calasanz, Opt. Mem.

27. Monica, Memorial

28. Augustine, Memorial

29. Passion of Saint John the Baptist ,

Memorial 31. Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday