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  • 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...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him." Proverbs 30:5  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Monday 2nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 2,18-22): One day, when the disciples of John the Baptist and the Pharisees were fasting, some people asked Jesus, «Why is it that both the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but yours do not...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 20 2020   « January 19  |  January 21 » Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 311 Reading 1 1 Sm 15:16-23 Samuel said...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "That which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did and suffered for all men, He did and suffered for each one in particular; and He would not have thought it too much to do if it had been a question of saving only a single soul. The salvation of a s...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 20 January 2020Monday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 20 January 2020Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr  or Saint Sebastian, Martyr 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 20 January 2020Monday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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

    Monday 20 January 2020Monday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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

    Monday 20 January 2020Monday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeMid-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

    Monday 20 January 2020Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr  or Saint Sebastian, Martyr 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...
  • Office Readings

    Monday 20 January 2020Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr  or Saint Sebastian, Martyr 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...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Canute IV of Denmark St. Canute IV of Denmark (1042 – 1086 A.D.), also known as Canute the Holy, was one of thirteen sons born to the king of Denmark. Canute later succeeded his brother to the throne and reigned as king from 10...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Sunday 2nd (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 1,29-34): The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, «There is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. It is he of whom I said: A man comes after me who is already ahead...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 19 2020   « January 18  |  January 20 » Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 64 Reading 1 Is 49:3, 5-6 The LORD said to me: You ...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Francis [de Sales] insists that true devotion must touch every area of our life. True devotion is not just a matter of spiritual practices but of bringing all our life under the lordship of Christ. Francis is known for his slogan: ‘Live, Je...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 19 January 20202nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 19 January 20202nd 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 19 January 20202nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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

    Sunday 19 January 20202nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeMidday 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

    Sunday 19 January 20202nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeMid-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

    Sunday 19 January 20202nd 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 F...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 19 January 20202nd 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 Fathe...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Margaret of Hungary St. Margaret of Hungary (1242–1271) was the daughter of King Bela IV of Hungary, and niece of the famed St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Her royal parents made a vow to God that if Hungary was saved from the Mong...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God." Acts 20:24  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Saturday 1st in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 2,13-17): When Jesus went out again beside the lake, a crowd came to Him and He taught them. As he walked along, he saw a tax collector sitting in his office. This was Levi, the son of Alpheus. Jesus said ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 18 2020   « January 17  |  January 19 » Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 310 Reading 1 1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 18 January 2020Saturday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO 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,    i...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 18 January 2020Saturday of week 1 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary (First Vespers of tomorrow, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version wi...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 18 January 2020Saturday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 b...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 18 January 2020Saturday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 18 January 2020Saturday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeMid-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.Glor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 18 January 2020Saturday of week 1 in Ordinary Time  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 the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.&n...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 18 January 2020Saturday of week 1 in Ordinary Time  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 Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid. ...
  • The Strength to Become Lambs

    January 17, 2020 The Strength to Become Lambs Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. The Protestant Church is all about the Bible; the Catholic Church is all about the Sacraments.  Right? Not exactly.  When it comes to personal Bible reading, Protestants often p...
  • You Might Be Exactly Where God Wants You To Be

    January 17, 2020 You Might Be Exactly Where God Wants You to Be Alan Scott Have you ever felt this vague feeling of being lost, or out of place? Perhaps you have felt that the path you are on may not be headed in the right direction? That you are somehow missing the mark? I have noticed for...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Anthony of the Desert St. Anthony of the Desert (251–356 A.D.), also known as St. Anthony the Great, was a leading figure among the Desert Fathers, the early Christian monks who lived in the Egyptian desert in the 3rd and 4th...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, the God who is our salvation." Psalm 68:19  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Friday 1st in Ordinary Time View saints January 17th: St. Anthony, the Abbot View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 2,1-12): Jesus returned to Capernaum. As the news spread that he was at home, so many people gathered that there was no longer room even outside the d...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 17 2020   « January 16  |  January 18 » Memorial of Saint Anthony, abbot Lectionary: 309 Reading 1 1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a All the elders o...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 17 January 2020Friday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 17 January 2020Saint Antony, Abbot  on Friday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeVespers (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

    Friday 17 January 2020Friday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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

    Friday 17 January 2020Friday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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

    Friday 17 January 2020Friday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeMid-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

    Friday 17 January 2020Saint Antony, Abbot  on Friday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeMorning 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 ...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 17 January 2020Saint Antony, Abbot  on Friday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeOffice 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 hast...
  • Devotion of the Month

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Holy Name of Jesus The month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. After the Blessed Virgin Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit, the angel Gabriel appeared to St. Joseph and told him that the ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Priscilla of Rome St. Priscilla of Rome (1st c.) was a Christian noblewoman who served as a benefactor to the Christian community in Rome. She supported St. Peter the Apostle, the first Bishop of Rome, and her home near the catacombs...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:13-14  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 1st in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 1,40-45): A leper came to Jesus and begged Him, «If you so will, you can make me clean». Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, «I will; be clean». T...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 16 2020   « January 15  |  January 17 » Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 308 Reading 1 1 Sm 4:1-11 The Philisti...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "We have difficulty understanding this, just as a blind man has difficulty understanding color, but our difficulty doesn’t alter this fact: God’s omnipotence and omniscience respects our freedom. In the core of our being we remain free...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 16 January 2020Thursday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 16 January 2020Thursday of week 1 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 16 January 2020Thursday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 b...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 16 January 2020Thursday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 16 January 2020Thursday of week 1 in Ordinary TimeMid-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.Glor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 16 January 2020Thursday of week 1 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 b...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 16 January 2020Thursday of week 1 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...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Adrian of Canterbury St. Adrian of Canterbury (d. 710 A.D.), also known as St. Hadrian, was a native of North Africa who was sent to England to accompany his friend, Theodore of Tarsus, who was appointed to the prestigious archbishop...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because H...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday after Epiphany View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 4,14-22): Jesus acted with the power of the Spirit, and on his return to Galilee the news about him spread throughout all that territory. He began teaching in the synagogues of the Jews and everyone praised him....
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 9 2020   « January 8  |  January 10 » Thursday after Epiphany Lectionary: 215 Reading 1 1 JN 4:19–5:4 Beloved, we love God ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany SundayCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany Sunday 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

    Thursday 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany SundayAfternoon 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

    Thursday 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany SundayMidday 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 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany SundayMid-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 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany Sunday 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...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany Sunday Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (without I...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Apollinaris Claudius St. Apollinaris Claudius (2nd c.), also called St. Apollinaris of Hierapolis, was a bishop in what is today Turkey. He became famous for his polemical writings against the heretics of his day, showing that their ...
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  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me." Psalm 63:6-8  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Wednesday after Epiphany View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,45-52): After the five thousand men were satiated, Jesus obliged his disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, towards Bethsaida, while he himself sent the crowd away. And having s...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 8 2020   « January 7  |  January 9 » Wednesday after Epiphany Lectionary: 214 Reading 1 1 JN 4:11-18 Beloved, if God so loved us, we a...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Our Lord never intended that we should merely learn by heart the Our Father and recite it day and night. No doubt it is very beautiful and very simple, and can be meant quite easily by anyone who cares to use it. But that is not the purpose (alth...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany SundayCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany Sunday 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

    Wednesday 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany SundayAfternoon 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 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany SundayMidday 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 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany SundayMid-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 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany Sunday 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...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany Sunday Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (without...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Raymond of Penafort St. Raymond of Penafort (1175–1275) was born in Spain to the noble family of Aragon. As a child he received an excellent education and displayed a great love for the Blessed Mother. After studying and teac...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me." Micah 7:7  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday after Epiphany View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6, 34-44): As Jesus went ashore he saw a large crowd, and he had compassion on them for they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began a long teaching session with them. It was now getting late, so his dis...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 7 2020   « January 6  |  January 8 » Tuesday after Epiphany Lectionary: 213 Reading 1 1 JN 4:7-10 Beloved, let us love one another, be...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "The life of prayer calls for continuous battles. It is the most important and the longest effort in a life dedicated to God. This effort has been given a beautiful name: it is called the guard of the heart. The human heart is a city; it was meant...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany SundayCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint Raymond of Penyafort, 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 aid.    ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany SundayAfternoon 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

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany SundayMidday 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

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany SundayMid-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

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint Raymond of Penyafort, 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 aid.    O...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu b...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Andre Bessette St. Andre Bessette (1845–1937) was born the eighth of twelve children to a poor working class family in Quebec, Canada. He was weak and sickly from his birth. When he was nine, his father died in a lumber accid...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear." Ephesians 4:29  
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Epiphany of the Lord Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian feasts and one of the most important. Historically, Epiphany celebrated four things: Jesus' nativity, the Magi's visit to the Holy Family, Jesus' baptism, and Jesus' fir...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Monday After Epiphany View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 4,12-17.23-25): When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. He left Nazareth and went to settle down in Capernaum, a town by the lake of Galilee, at the border of Zebulun and Naphtali. ...