Daybreak for July 1, 2023

  • Saturday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Junipero Serra, 1713-1784; born in Mallorca, Spain, joined the Franciscans, and became famous as a preacher; gave it up and followed his desire to convert the Native peoples of the New World; founded missions in San Diego, Monterey/Carmel, San Antonio/San Gabriel, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco and San Juan Capistrano, and San Buenaventura; baptized 5,000; brought the native Americans the gift of faith and a decent standard of living
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 7/1/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 8:5-17