Saint of the Day

St. Dismas (1st century)
Dismas was one of the thieves crucified with Jesus. He rebuked the unpenitent thief, and asked Our Lord for His blessing. Jesus responded, "This day thou shall be with Me in paradise."

Reflections from the Saints

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
– St. Gabriel
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2185

On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord's Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body. Family needs or important social service can legitimately excuse from the obligation of Sunday rest. The faithful should see to it that legitimate excuses do not lead to habits prejudicial to religion, family life, and health.