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Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas / Saint Thomas Becket

December 29, 2017

Lord, now let your servant go in peace.

Fifth Day Within the Octave
of the Nativity of the Lord

Pray the Scriptures for this feast. Click HERE then scroll down and click on
today’s date for a video reflection. Ponder the Gospel in your heart with lectio divina.

Song: “Canticle of Simeon“[beginning at 9:17 on the video] Why was Jesus presented
in the temple and what happened?

Send an e-card. Enjoy recipes, activities and prayers for this feast. Print a coloring page.

MUSICAL REJOICING: When to the Temple Mary Went, Johannes Eccard


Optional commemoration of
Saint Thomas Becket, bishop, martyr

Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket

Find out how Thomas stood up for justice. Exactly what happened between two old friends? And why do we venerate Thomas as a saint?

How can we observe this feast? Here are some recipes, activities and prayers. Print a Saint Thomas Becket coloring page. What did church music sound like at the time of Thomas and Henry?

Have a couple of hours? Enjoy the entire 1964 film Becket. If you can’t do that right now, enjoy a crucial scene from the movie. A quick YouTube search will find several additional scenes. You may wish to read T. S. Eliot’s masterful radio play, “Murder in the Cathedral.”

MUSICAL REJOICING: Tollite Hostias (Come, Bring an Offering) 
from the Christmas Oratorio by Saint Saens










December 29, 2017
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St. Jude Catholic Church
2130 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-6609

St. Jude Catholic School
2110 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-4611

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