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

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  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Thomas Aquinas St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) was born into a wealthy and noble family in Aquino, Italy. He was the pious and brilliant son of a count, and a lucrative future was planned for him. When Thomas set off to enter ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powe...
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 320 Reading I Heb 10:19-25 Brothers and sisters:  Since through the Blood of Jesus  we have confidence of entrance into the sanctuary  by the new and living way he ope...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Thursday 3rd in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 4,21-25): Jesus also said to the crowd, «When the light comes, is it to be put under a tub or a bed? Surely it is put on a lampstand. Whatever is hidden will be disclosed,...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor Painting by Carlo Crivelli, 1476, from the large 'Demidoff Altarpiece' made for the ...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Thursday of week 3 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 Lor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Thursday of week 3 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Thursday of week 3 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 28 January 2021 Thursday of week 3 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 28 January 2021 Thursday of week 3 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 28 January 2021 Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Thursday of week 3 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....
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Thursday of week 3 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. Angela Merici St. Angela Merici (1474 – 1540) was born in the region of Lombardy, Italy. Her deep piety drew her to make a private vow of virginity at a young age. Her parents died when she was ten, and soon afterwards she lo...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Therefore, whoever thinks he is standing secure should take care not to fall. No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that yo...
  • Lectionary

    Wednesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 319 Reading I Heb 10:11-18 Every priest stands daily at his ministry,  offering frequently those same sacrifices  that can never take away sins. But this one offered one sacrifice for sins,&nbs...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Wednesday 3rd in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 4,1-20): Jesus began to teach by the lake, but such a large crowd gathered about him that He got into a boat and sat in it on the lake while the crowd stood on the shore. He ta...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time From a sermon on the Song of Songs by St Bernard of ClairvauxWhere sin abounded grace...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin  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 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin  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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 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

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 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 F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 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 th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin  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. ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 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 Fa...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Timothy St. Timothy (1st c.) was born in Galatia in Asia Minor, the son of a Greek father and a Jewish mother. Timothy was a convert of St. Paul the Apostle around the year 47 A.D. Timothy became a trusted friend and a beloved spir...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us." Romans 8:18  
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops Lectionary: 520/318 Reading I 2 Tm 1:1-8 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God for the promise of life in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, my dear child: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Chris...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Tuesday 3rd in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,31-35): Jesus' mother and brothers came. As they stood outside, they sent someone to call him. The crowd sitting around Jesus told him, «Your mother and your brothers are...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops  on Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops From a homily by Saint John Chrysostom, bishopI have fought the good fight Though housed in...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops  on Tuesday of week 3 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, ma...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops  on Tuesday of week 3 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Tuesday of week 3 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

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Tuesday of week 3 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 Fathe...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Tuesday of week 3 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 Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops  on Tuesday of week 3 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 Lo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Tuesday of week 3 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 Saint Dwynwen St. Dwynwen (5th c.) was a princess from Anglesey in Wales, the beautiful and virtuous daughter of King Brychan Brycheiniog. According to legend she fell in love with a young man, yet refused to marry him due to her piety a...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid." John 14:27
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day The Conversion of St. Paul of Tarsus St. Paul the Apostle, originally named Saul, was an intelligent and zealous Jewish scholar and Pharisee who fiercely persecuted the first Christian converts among the Jews. While on his way to ...
  • Lectionary

    Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle Lectionary: 519 Reading I Acts 22:3-16 Paul addressed the people in these words: “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city. At the feet of Gamaliel I was educated strictly in our an...
  • Gospel/Homily

    January 25th: Conversion of Paul, apostle listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 16,15-18): Jesus showed himself to the Eleven and said to them, «Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation. The one who believes and...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle The Conversion of Saint Paul by Caravaggio (1571-1610), circa January 1600. Odescalchi Balbi Collection, Rome....
  • Office Readings

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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.Gl...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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 u...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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....
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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.Glo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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 b...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Francis de Sales St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622) was born to a noble family in France. He enjoyed a privileged upbringing and education, earning a doctorate in law and theology. He was a well-liked and intelligent man, yet q...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for he who made the promise is trustworthy. We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works." Hebrews 10:23-24  
  • Lectionary

    Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday of the Word of God Lectionary: 68 Reading I Jon 3:1-5, 10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah, saying: “Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and announce to it the message that I will tell you.” So Jonah made ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Sunday 3rd (B) in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 1,14-20): After John was arrested, Jesus went into Galilee and began preaching the Good News of God. He said, «The time has come; the kingdom of God is at hand. Change y...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) From the constitution on the sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican CouncilChrist is pres...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)  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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)  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 h...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) 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 hel...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) 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.G...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) 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 u...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)  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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) 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, ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Marianne Cope St. Marianne Cope (1838–1918), also known as St. Marianne of Molokai, was a German-born American immigrant. She worked in a New York factory before entering the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis in Syrac...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all y...
  • Lectionary

    Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 316 Reading I Heb 9:2-3, 11-14 A tabernacle was constructed, the outer one, in which were the lampstand, the table, and the bread of offering;  this is called the Holy Place. Behind the second veil ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Saturday 2nd week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,20-21): They went home. The crowd began to gather again and they couldn’t even have a meal. Knowing what was happening his relatives came to take charge of him: «He is out of ...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time From the treatise "Against the Heresies" by St IrenaeusTh...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope  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,...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 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

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 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

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 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 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)) Vespers (Evening Prayer...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 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....
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Anastasius the Persian St. Anastasius the Persian (7th c.) was the son of a Persian sorcerer. He became a Zoroastrian soldier in the army of Khosrau II, the Persian monarch who absconded the True Cross of Christ from Jerusalem and to...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well; my frame was not hidden from thee, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth. Thy eyes beheld my unformed sub...
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "Now surely I do see what an immense effect such a doctrine [of the Holy Trinity] must have upon life. It is no mere question for theologians, but one that concerns every living soul. Whatever is allowed by God's power must be guided by His wisdom...
  • Lectionary

    Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Lectionary: 315 Reading I Heb 8:6-13 Brothers and sisters: Now our high priest has obtained so much more excellent a ministry as he is mediator of a better covenant,  enacted on better promises. F...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Friday 2nd week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,13-19): Jesus went up into the hill country and called those He wanted and they came to him. So He appointed twelve to be with him; and he called them apostles. He wanted to send them out t...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 2 in Ordinary Time From the treatise "On Spiritual Perfection" by Diadochus of PhotikéWe should love God alone Whoever is in love with himself...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 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 Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 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 F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 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 January 2021 Friday of week 2 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 Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 22 January 2021 Friday of week 2 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 a...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Agnes of Rome St. Agnes (c. 291–304 A.D.) was born to a noble Roman family. She was a beautiful young woman of twelve or thirteen years of age when many suitors desired her hand in marriage. Instead of marrying, St. Agnes com...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9  
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "There was much in the Magdalen that she had never used, perhaps never dreamed of, until she came to our Lord. He revealed to her the secret of true self-development, which is another word for sanctity. And she found under His guidance that everyt...
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr Lectionary: 314 Reading I Heb 7:25—8:6 Jesus is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he lives forever to make intercession for them. It was fitting that we should have such a high pries...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Thursday 2nd week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,7-12): Jesus and His disciples withdrew to the lakeside and a large crowd from Galilee followed Him. A great number of people also came from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, Transjordan and from...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr  on Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr A painting (c.1620) by Domenichino (1581-1641) in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. From a trea...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr  on Thursday of week 2 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 h...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr  on Thursday of week 2 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, ma...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Thursday of week 2 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 21 January 2021 Thursday of week 2 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 21 January 2021 Thursday of week 2 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 January 2021 Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr  on Thursday of week 2 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, ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 21 January 2021 Thursday of week 2 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. Sebastian St. Sebastian (d. c. 288 A.D.) was born in Gaul, present-day France, to wealthy Italian parents. According to tradition he went to Rome to serve and encourage the Christians who were being persecuted under the Roman Emper...