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  • Devotion of the Month

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Holy Rosary The Catholic Church designates October as the Month of the Holy Rosary. During this month the faithful venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary especially under her title of Our Lady of the Rosary, and&n...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Therese of Lisieux St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) was the last of nine children born to Saints Louis and Zelie Martin in Alencon, France. Her family was devoutly religious, and all five surviving siblings, all daughters, entere...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "So Pilate said to him, "Then you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."" John 18:37  
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 458 Reading 1 JB 19:21-27 Job said: Pity me, pity me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has struck me! Why do you hound me as though you were divine, ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    October 1st: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor of the Church Podcast Download   Gospel text (Mt 18,1-5): The disciples came to Jesus and said: «Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?». Then Jesus called a little child, set the child in the mid...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 1 October 2020 Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor  on Thursday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor From a group photograph taken at...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 1 October 2020 Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor  on Thursday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O G...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 1 October 2020 Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor  on Thursday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 1 October 2020 Thursday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 1 October 2020 Thursday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 1 October 2020 Thursday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 1 October 2020 Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor  on Thursday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 1 October 2020 Thursday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Jerome St. Jerome (347 - 420) was born to a wealthy pagan family in Dalmatia. He was sent to Rome for his schooling and there converted to Christianity, being baptized by Pope Liberius. He studied theology and traveled widely to th...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens." Jeremiah 10:12  
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "I believe that if those souls that tend towards sanctity were instructed as to the conduct they ought to follow, they would be spared a good deal of trouble. I speak as much of people in the world as of others. If they could realize the merit con...
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 457 Reading 1 JB 9:1-12, 14-16 Job answered his friends and said:I know well that it is so; but how can a man be justified before God? Should one wish to contend with him, he could not answ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Wednesday 26th in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,57-62): As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, a man said to him, «I will follow you wherever you go». Jesus said to him, «Foxes have holes and birds of...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Wednesday 30 September 2020 Saint Jerome, Priest, Doctor  on Wednesday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Jerome, Priest, Doctor "St Jerome in his Study" (c.1606) by Caravaggio (1571-1610). Galleria Borghese, Rome. A commen...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 30 September 2020 Saint Jerome, Priest, Doctor  on Wednesday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 30 September 2020 Saint Jerome, Priest, Doctor  on Wednesday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 30 September 2020 Wednesday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 30 September 2020 Wednesday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 30 September 2020 Wednesday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 30 September 2020 Saint Jerome, Priest, Doctor  on Wednesday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 30 September 2020 Wednesday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...
  • St. Michael the Archangel

    September 29, 2020 St. Michael the Archangel, Our Defense Against Darkness Jeannie Ewing Fourteen years ago, I had a mysterious dream. It was so vivid and seemingly symbolic that I never forgot it. In the dream, I was on a battlefield, equipped with armor. Chaos swirled around me. Somehow, in...
  • Archangel Gabriel

    September 29, 2020 Archangel Gabriel: The Power of God Fr. Ed Broom, OMV On September 29th the Church celebrates the Feast of three Archangels present in the Bible: St. Michael, the Archangel, the Archangel St. Gabriel, and the Archangel St. Raphael. The three are intimate friends of God...
  • The Role of Guardian Angels

    September 29, 2020 The Role of Guardian Angels Jean Danielou Guardian angel’s role after Baptism The activity of the angels accompanies the entire life of man. But the question arises whether all men or only Christians have guardian angels. In other words, is the guardian angel given a...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day The Holy Archangels The Archangels St. Gabriel, St. Michael, and St. Raphael share a feast day on September 29th. These are the only three angels mentioned by name in Sacred Scripture. St. Gabriel means “Power of God." He is ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has similarly bee...
  • Lectionary

    Feast of Saints  Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels Lectionary: 647 Reading 1 DN 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched: Thrones were set up and the Ancient One took his throne. His clothing was bright as snow, and the hair on his head as white as wool; His t...
  • Gospel/Homily

    September 29th: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels Download   Gospel text (Jn 1,47-51): Truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man».   Illustration: Pili Piñero Today we have excelle...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Tuesday 29 September 2020 Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels "St Michael Vanquishing Satan", by Raphael (1483-1520), Musée du Louvre, Paris. ...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 29 September 2020 Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels - Feast  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 29 September 2020 Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels - Feast  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make ha...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 29 September 2020 Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels - Feast Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make hast...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 29 September 2020 Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels - Feast Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to h...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 29 September 2020 Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels - Feast Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 29 September 2020 Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels - Feast  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 29 September 2020 Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels - Feast Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to he...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Wenceslaus St. Wenceslaus (907–935 A.D.) was the son of the Duke of Bohemia. His grandfather was converted to Christianity by the missionaries Sts. Cyril and Methodius. His mother, Dragomir, was the daughter of a pagan tribal...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "I, then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond ...
  • Lectionary

    Monday of the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 455 Reading 1 JB 1:6-22 One day, when the angels of God came to present themselves before the LORD, Satan also came among them. And the LORD said to Satan, “Whence do you come?” Then S...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Monday 26th in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,46-50): One day the disciples were arguing about which of them was the most important. But Jesus knew their thoughts, so he took a little child and stood him by his side. Then He s...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Monday 28 September 2020 Monday of week 26 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr  or Saints Laurence Ruiz and his Companions, Martyrs  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of week 26 in Ordinary Time From a letter of St Polycarp to the...
  • Office Readings

    Monday 28 September 2020 Monday of week 26 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr  or Saints Laurence Ruiz and his Companions, Martyrs  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invit...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 28 September 2020 Monday of week 26 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr  or Saints Laurence Ruiz and his Companions, Martyrs  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the I...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 28 September 2020 Monday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 28 September 2020 Monday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 28 September 2020 Monday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 28 September 2020 Monday of week 26 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr  or Saints Laurence Ruiz and his Companions, Martyrs  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 28 September 2020 Monday of week 26 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Vincent de Paul St. Vincent de Paul (1581–1660) was born in France to a peasant farming family. As a child he grew up herding sheep, and showed such an aptitude for his studies that his father sold the family oxen to fund his...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me." John 14:2...
  • Lectionary

    Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 136 Reading 1 EZ 18:25-28 Thus says the LORD: You say, "The LORD's way is not fair!" Hear now, house of Israel: Is it my way that is unfair, or rather, are not your ways unfair? When someone virtuous turns away...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Sunday 26th (A) in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 21,28-32): Jesus went on to say to the chief priests and the elders of the people, «What do you think of this? A man had two sons. He went to the first and said to him: &ls...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Sunday 27 September 2020 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time From a letter of St Polycarp to the PhilippiansYou have been saved by grace Polycarp and the Elders with him, to the Church of God sojourn...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 27 September 2020 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 27 September 2020 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 27 September 2020 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 27 September 2020 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 27 September 2020 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 27 September 2020 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 27 September 2020 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. A...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Sts. Cosmas & Damian Sts. Cosmas and Damian (d. 287 A.D.) were twin brothers born in Arabia. They both became skilled physicians who practiced in Asia Minor. They took no money for their medical services, for which they were well-respe...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your vindication as the light, and your right as the noonday. Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over him who prospers in his way, ove...
  • Lectionary

    Saturday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 454 Reading 1 ECCL 11:9—12:8 Rejoice, O young man, while you are young  and let your heart be glad in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart, the vision of your eyes; Yet...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Saturday 25th in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,43b-45): While all were amazed at everything Jesus did, He said to his disciples, «Listen and remember what I tell you now: The Son of Man will be delivered into human hand...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Saturday 26 September 2020 Saturday of week 25 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of week 25 in Ordinary Time From a treatise on the psalms by Saint Hilary of PoitiersThe water of the rive...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 26 September 2020 Saturday of week 25 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 26 September 2020 Saturday of week 25 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version w...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 26 September 2020 Saturday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 26 September 2020 Saturday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 26 September 2020 Saturday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 26 September 2020 Saturday of week 25 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 26 September 2020 Saturday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without e...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Cleophas St. Cleophas (1st c.) was one of Jesus' seventy disciples, and one of the two disciples who were traveling along the road to Emmaus after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in Jerusalem, as recounted in Luke's Go...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "So, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him, rooted in him and built upon him and established in the faith as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." Colossians 2:6-7  
  • Lectionary

    Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 453 Reading 1 ECCL 3:1-11 There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every thing under the heavens. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the pla...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Friday 25th in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,18-22): One day when Jesus was praying alone, not far from his disciples, He asked them, «What do people say about me?». And they answered, «Some say that you are...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Friday 25 September 2020 Friday of week 25 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 25 in Ordinary Time St Augustine's sermon On PastorsAll good shepherds are in the one Shepherd We have seen that Christ feeds you with judgement, ...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 25 September 2020 Friday of week 25 in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 25 September 2020 Friday of week 25 in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 25 September 2020 Friday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 25 September 2020 Friday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 25 September 2020 Friday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 25 September 2020 Friday of week 25 in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 25 September 2020 Friday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Gerard Sagredo St. Gerard Sagredo (980–1046 A.D.) was born in Venice, Italy. From an early age he desired to dedicate his life to God, and as a young man became a Benedictine monk. He first served as abbot at a monastery in Ven...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "But you, be self-possessed in all circumstances; put up with hardship; perform the work of an evangelist; fulfill your ministry. For I am already being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have competed well; I have f...
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of Ransom St. Peter Nolasco (12th c.) was inspired to establish a religious order for the ransom of Christians from Muslim captivity. On August 1, 1218 the Blessed Virgin appeared to St. Peter Nolasco along with his confe...
  • Lectionary

    Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 452 Reading 1 ECCL 1:2-11 Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities!  All things are vanity! What profit has man from all the labor which he toils at under the sun? One generation...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Thursday 25th in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,7-9): King Herod heard of all that Jesus was doing and did not know what to think, for people said, «This is John, raised from the dead». Others believed that Elijah ...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 24 September 2020 Thursday of week 25 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 25 in Ordinary Time St Augustine's sermon On PastorsI shall feed my sheep on good pasture I shall gather them together from foreign nations ...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 24 September 2020 Thursday of week 25 in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 24 September 2020 Thursday of week 25 in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 24 September 2020 Thursday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 24 September 2020 Thursday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 24 September 2020 Thursday of week 25 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...