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Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Moreover I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, even there was wickedness, and in the place of righteousness, even there was wickedness. I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for he has appointed a time for every ...
  • Lectionary

    Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 479 Reading I Rom 8:12-17 Brothers and sisters, we are not debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the spirit you put to dea...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 13,10-17): Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the Sabbath and a crippled woman was there. An evil spirit had kept her bent for eighteen years so that she could...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Monday 25 October 2021 Monday of week 30 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of week 30 in Ordinary Time From a letter of Pope St Clement I to the CorinthiansLet us not be fugitives from the will of God My dear friends, take car...
  • Office of Readings

    Monday 25 October 2021 Monday of week 30 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 Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 25 October 2021 Monday of week 30 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 th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 25 October 2021 Monday of week 30 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 25 October 2021 Monday of week 30 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 25 October 2021 Monday of week 30 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 Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 25 October 2021 Monday of week 30 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 25 October 2021 Monday of week 30 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 Father ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone." Psalm 91:11-12  
  • Lectionary

    Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 149 Reading I Jer 31:7-9         Thus says the LORD:     Shout with joy for Jacob,         exult at the head of the nations;      ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 10:46-52): As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Sunday 24 October 2021 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time From a letter of Pope St Clement I to the CorinthiansIn his goodness to all, God gives order and harmony to the world Let us fix our ga...
  • Office of Readings

    Sunday 24 October 2021 30th 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 a...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 24 October 2021 30th 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 Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 24 October 2021 30th 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 Father...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 24 October 2021 30th 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 24 October 2021 30th 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 an...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 24 October 2021 30th 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 Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 24 October 2021 30th 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. All...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. John of Capistrano St. John of Capistrano (1385-1456) was born in Capistrano, Italy. After the death of his father, his mother sent him to study law in Perugia where he rose to prominence. He achieved great success as a lawyer and ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "In fact, all who want to live religiously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. But wicked people and charlatans will go from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But you, remain faithful to what you have learned and believed, because you know from who...
  • Lectionary

    Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 478 Reading I Rom 8:1-11 Brothers and sisters: Now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin an...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 13,1-9): One day some persons told Jesus what had occurred in the Temple: Pilate had Galileans killed and their blood mingled with the blood of their sacrif...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Saturday 23 October 2021 Saturday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  or Saint John of Capistrano, Priest  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of week 29 in Ordinary Time From a sermon by Saint Peter Chrysologus, bishopThe word, the wisdom of God, was ...
  • Office of Readings

    Saturday 23 October 2021 Saturday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  or Saint John of Capistrano, Priest  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 the...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 23 October 2021 Saturday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  or Saint John of Capistrano, Priest  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 with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 23 October 2021 Saturday of week 29 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 23 October 2021 Saturday of week 29 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 Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 23 October 2021 Saturday of week 29 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

    Saturday 23 October 2021 Saturday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  or Saint John of Capistrano, Priest  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 23 October 2021 Saturday of week 29 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...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "We belong to God, and anyone who knows God listens to us, while anyone who does not belong to God refuses to hear us. This is how we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit." 1 John 4:6  
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "My dear brothers and sisters, not only is prayer very powerful; even more, it's of the utmost necessity for overcoming the enemies of our salvation. Look at all the saints: They weren't content with watching and fighting to overcome the enemies o...
  • Lectionary

    Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 477 Reading I Rom 7:18-25a Brothers and sisters: I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh. The willing is ready at hand, but doing the good is not. For I do not do the good I want,...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 12,54-59): Jesus said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain–and so it does; and whe...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Friday 22 October 2021 Friday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  or Saint John Paul II, Pope  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 29 in Ordinary Time A letter to Proba by St AugustineThe spirit pleads for us The person who asks for and seeks th...
  • Office of Readings

    Friday 22 October 2021 Friday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  or Saint John Paul II, Pope  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 h...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 22 October 2021 Friday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  or Saint John Paul II, Pope  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, ma...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 22 October 2021 Friday of week 29 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 22 October 2021 Friday of week 29 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 22 October 2021 Friday of week 29 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 Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 22 October 2021 Friday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  or Saint John Paul II, Pope  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, ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 22 October 2021 Friday of week 29 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 Father ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Ursula & Her 11,000 Companions St. Ursula (4th c.) was a pious Christian princess from Britain, perhaps Wales. According to the 13th century Golden Legend she set sail and embarked on a pilgrimage to Rome with a large court of hand...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground." Ephesians 6:13
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  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "The fact that we can’t save ourselves is something we acknowledge in words, but in fact we find it very hard to accept. We’d all like to be saved by our own efforts...to shine in other people’s eyes, even on the spiritual level....
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  • Lectionary

    Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 476 Reading I Rom 6:19-23 Brothers and sisters: I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your nature. For just as you presented the parts of your bodies as slaves to impurity and to ...
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  • Gospel/Homily

    Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 12,49-53): Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 21 October 2021 Thursday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 29 in Ordinary Time A letter to Proba by St AugustineWe do not know how to pray as we ought Perhaps you may still ask why St Paul said when we...
  • Office of Readings

    Thursday 21 October 2021 Thursday of week 29 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 th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 21 October 2021 Thursday of week 29 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 21 October 2021 Thursday of week 29 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 21 October 2021 Thursday of week 29 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 Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 21 October 2021 Thursday of week 29 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 21 October 2021 Thursday of week 29 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 21 October 2021 Thursday of week 29 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 Fat...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Paul of the Cross St. Paul of the Cross (1694–1775) was born near Turin, Italy, the second of sixteen children—only six of whom survived infancy. His devout parents ensured his strong religious upbringing. In his c...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed against me, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of any one, says the Lord God; so turn, and live."...
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs Lectionary: 474 Reading I Rom 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21 Brothers and sisters: Through one man sin entered the world, and through sin, death, and thus death came to all ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 12:39-48): Jesus said to his disciples: “Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have ...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Wednesday 20 October 2021 Wednesday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 29 in Ordinary Time A letter to Proba by St AugustineThe Lord's Prayer contains all prayers You wi...
  • Office of Readings

    Wednesday 20 October 2021 Wednesday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest  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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 20 October 2021 Wednesday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest  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 ai...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 20 October 2021 Wednesday of week 29 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

    Wednesday 20 October 2021 Wednesday of week 29 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

    Wednesday 20 October 2021 Wednesday of week 29 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

    Wednesday 20 October 2021 Wednesday of week 29 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest  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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 20 October 2021 Wednesday of week 29 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 F...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Isaac Jogues St. Isaac Jogues (1607–1646) was born in France to a middle-class family, and at the age of 17 entered a Jesuit seminary where he displayed a talent for writing and teaching. He was ordained in January of 16...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the sake of the unrighteous, that he might lead you to God." 1 Peter 3:17-18a  
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs Lectionary: 474 Reading I Rom 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21 Brothers and sisters: Through one man sin entered the world, and through sin, death, and thus death came to all ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 12:35-38): Jesus said to his disciples: “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Tuesday 19 October 2021 Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests, and their Companions, Martyrs  on Tuesday of week 29 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests, and their Compan...
  • Office of Readings

    Tuesday 19 October 2021 Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests, and their Companions, Martyrs  on Tuesday of week 29 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 Invitat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 19 October 2021 Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests, and their Companions, Martyrs  on Tuesday of week 29 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 Inv...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 19 October 2021 Tuesday of week 29 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

    Tuesday 19 October 2021 Tuesday of week 29 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

    Tuesday 19 October 2021 Tuesday of week 29 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

    Tuesday 19 October 2021 Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests, and their Companions, Martyrs  on Tuesday of week 29 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 I...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 19 October 2021 Tuesday of week 29 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. Luke St. Luke the Evangelist (1st c.) was a well-educated Greek physician and a native of Antioch in Syria. He was one of the earliest converts to Christianity, believed to have been one of Jesus' seventy disciples. He was a follow...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will rescue him and honor him." Psalm 91:14-15  
  • Lectionary

    Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist Lectionary: 661 Reading I 2 Tm 4:10-17b Beloved: Demas, enamored of the present world, deserted me and went to Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. Luke is the only one with me. Get Mark and bring him with y...
  • Gospel/Homily

    October 18th: Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10:1-9): The Lord Jesus appointed seventy-two disciples whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Monday 18 October 2021 Saint Luke, Evangelist - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Luke, Evangelist Detail from "St Luke Drawing the Virgin" (1435) by Roger van der Weyden (1400-1464). A homily by Pope St Gregory the GreatThe Lord follows ...
  • Office of Readings

    Monday 18 October 2021 Saint Luke, Evangelist - 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 to help us.Glory be to the F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 18 October 2021 Saint Luke, Evangelist - 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 haste to help us.Glory be to t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 18 October 2021 Saint Luke, Evangelist - 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 haste to help us.Glory be to the...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 18 October 2021 Saint Luke, Evangelist - 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 help us.Glory be to the Fathe...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 18 October 2021 Saint Luke, Evangelist - 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 to help us.Glory be to the Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 18 October 2021 Saint Luke, Evangelist - 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 haste to help us.Glory be to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 18 October 2021 Saint Luke, Evangelist - 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 help us.Glory be to the Father...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Ignatius of Antioch St. Ignatius of Antioch (d. c. 98-117) was a Syrian who became a disciple of St. John the Apostle. Tradition holds that he was the infant whom Jesus took in his arms, saying, "Whoever welcomes one such child in my...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, be...
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "No human motive should lead us to pray: neither routine, nor the habit of doing as others do, nor a thirst for spiritual consolations. No, we should go to prayer to render homage to God. It is not, however, a common-place visit of propriety, nor ...
  • Lectionary

    Get Daily Readings E-mails Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 146 Reading I Is 53:10-11 The LORD was pleased     to crush him in infirmity. If he gives his life as an offering for sin,     h...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 10:35-45): James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you." He replied, "What do you wi...