We Celebrate the Holy Name of Jesus
Actually, yesterday was the Holy Name but we got our calendar mixed up this year so we're a day late.
Today we are making a donation to All for the Glory of God Ministry:
All for the Glory of God Ministry, sacred instrumental music, has been created out of a call to serve the Body of Christ through song. All proceeds from this ministry are given for the education of the Colorado Springs diocesan seminarians and parish ministry.
You can buy and listen to samples of Vicki's music at Aquinas and More including her Christmas album which is 45% off right now.
In the New Testament, St. Paul writes that God the Father “bestowed on him (Christ Jesus) the name that is above every other name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Phillipians, 2:9)We give honor to the Holy Name of Jesus, not because we believe in some intrinsic power hidden in the letters composing it, but because the Name of Jesus reminds us of the many blessings we receive through Our Savior, Christ the Lord. To give thanks for these blessings we revere His Holy Name, just as we honor His Passion by honoring His Holy Cross. At the Holy Name of Jesus, we uncover our heads, we bend our knees, and we offer our prayers in His Name.
As our ancestors in faith, the people of the Old Covenant, honored and kept most holy the name of the Lord God, so we, the people of the New Covenant, venerate the Name of Our Redeemer, the second person of the Holy Trinity, who is Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Read more about the Holy Name of Jesus.
Here are the rest of the Twelve Days of Christmas and the donation recipients we have decided on.
Dec 26: St. Stephen - our local Serra Club (Catholic vocation club)
Dec 27: St. John the Evangelist - SQPN
Dec 28: Holy Innocents - our local crisis pregnancy center
Dec 29: Thomas Becket - Mind Your Head Coop
Dec 30: Holy Family - C-FAM
Dec 31: St. Sylvester - Catholics United for the Faith
Jan 1: Solemnity of Mary - Rosary Army
Jan 2: Holy Name of Jesus - All for the Glory of God Ministries
Jan 3: St. Basil - Aid to the Church in Need
Jan 4: St. Elizabeth Anne Seton - Missionaries of the Poor
Jan 5: St. John Neumann - Cardinal Newman Society