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January 3


Wednesday in the Second Week of Christmas


Today we remember and honor the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Take time to read the Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus.


"In the face of the sin and injustice we see present in our communities and in our world, the Eucharist 'plants a seed of living hope in our daily commitment to the work before us,' challenging us to live 'Eucharistic' lives. It affirms our role as citizens and as men and women in various professions at different levels of society in 'contributing with the light of the Gospel to the building of a more human world, a world fully in harmony with God's plan' (Ecclesia de Eucharistia, no. 20)."

—Sacraments and Social Mission, "Eucharist," p. 8

A detail of a stained-glass window from St. Edward's Church in Seattle shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph on their flight into Egypt. CNS Photo/Crosiers


At the start of Poverty Awareness Month, take time to pray for those in poverty.


January is Poverty Awareness Month. Take a few minutes to look at this interactive map to better understand what poverty looks like in your city, county, and state.


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