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  • Office Readings

    Friday 6 December 2019Friday of the 1st week of Advent  or Saint Nicholas, Bishop 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 ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Sabas St. Sabas (439-532 A.D.) was born near Caesarea in Cappadocia to an illustrious family. His father was an army officer who, being restationed in Alexandria, left Sabas (along with his estate) in the care of his wife's sister. S...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "He said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yoursel...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 1st of Advent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7,21.24-27): Jesus said to his disciples, «Not everyone who says to me: Lord! Lord! will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my heavenly Father. »So, then, anyone who hears ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 5 2019   « December 4  |  December 6 » Thursday of the First Week of AdventLectionary: 178 Reading 1 Is 26:1-6 On that day they will si...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of AdventCompline (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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of Advent 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 b...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of AdventAfternoon 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of AdventMidday 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of AdventMid-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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of Advent 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...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of Advent 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 (with...
  • God Can Use Your Emptiniess to Fill the Cup of Others

    December 4, 2019 God Can Use Your Emptiness to Fill the Cup of Others Jeannie Ewing I recently joined a group of secular creative professionals, mostly writers, in a networking community. At first, I felt like the lone guppy in a sea of majestic clownfish, intimidating sharks, and graceful do...
  • Devotion of the Month

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Immaculate Conception The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Chosen before time to be the Mother of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ, God created Mary perfect and full o...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening 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 withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday 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 en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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 with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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...
  • Office Readings

    Office of Readings If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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 Spi...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Barbara St. Barbara (3rd c.) was born in Nicomedia in modern day Turkey. According to tradition, after the death of her mother she was raised by her rich and tyrannical pagan father who, because of her beauty and intelligence, guar...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you." John 15:12-14 ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 1st of Advent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 15,29-37): Jesus went to the shore of Lake Galilee, and then went up into the hills where he sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing the dumb, the blind, the lame, the crippled, and many with other infirmit...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 4 2019   « December 3  |  December 5 » Wednesday of the First Week of AdventLectionary: 177 Reading 1 Is 25:6-10a On this mountain the ...
  • Mary Calls Us to Embrace the Waiting of Advent

    December 3, 2019 Mary Calls Us to Embrace the Waiting of Advent Sarah Reinhard Every year, I reflect on my Advent failures. Lately, I’ve even gotten so that I am thinking about failing before I even begin. While I’m sure there’s a bit of memento mori in all of this, I&rsquo...
  • Devotion of the Month

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Immaculate Conception The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Chosen before time to be the Mother of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ, God created Mary perfect and full o...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening 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 withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday 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 en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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 with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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...
  • Office Readings

    Office of Readings If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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 Spi...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Francis Xavier St. Francis Xavier (1506–1552) was born in his family castle in Navarre in what is today Spain. While studying in Paris he met St. Ignatius of Loyola and joined him in the foundation of the Society of Jesus. In...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone, an apt teacher, patient, correcting opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that they will repent and come to know the truth, and that they may escape from the snare...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 1st of Advent View saints December 3rd: Saint Francis Xavier, Priest View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10,21-24): Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and said, «I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for you have hidden these...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 3 2019   « December 2  |  December 4 » Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, PriestLectionary: 176 Reading 1 Is 11:1-10 On that day,A shoot...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Bibiana St. Bibiana, also known as Vibiana or Viviana (d. 361), was born in Rome, the daughter of Christian parents who were martyred in the persecutions of Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate. Her father was severely beaten and sent t...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away." Isaiah 35:10  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Monday 1st of Advent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 8,5-11): When Jesus entered Capernaum, an army captain approached him to ask his help, «Sir, my servant lies sick at home. He is paralyzed and suffers terribly». Jesus said to him, «I will come an...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 2 2019   « December 1  |  December 3 » Monday of the First Week of AdventLectionary: 175 Reading 1 Is 4:2-6 On that day,The branch of t...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Strong passions are the precious raw material of sanctity. Individuals who have carried their sinning to extremes should not despair or say, 'I am too great a sinner to change,' or 'God would not want me.' God will take anyone who is willing to love, not with an...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 2 December 2019Monday of the 1st week of AdventCompline (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 Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 2 December 2019Monday of the 1st week of Advent 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 2 December 2019Monday of the 1st week of AdventAfternoon 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 2 December 2019Monday of the 1st week of AdventMidday 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

    Monday 2 December 2019Monday of the 1st week of AdventMidday 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

    Monday 2 December 2019Monday of the 1st week of AdventMid-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 2 December 2019Monday of the 1st week of Advent 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

    Monday 2 December 2019Monday of the 1st week of Advent 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening 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 withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday 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 en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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 with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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...
  • Office Readings

    Office of Readings If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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 Spi...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Edmund Campion St. Edmund Campion (1540–1581) was born in London, England, the son of a bookseller. He was a promising student and went on to become an esteemed and celebrated Oxford scholar, winning the high regard of Queen ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, 'Seek his face!' Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Sunday 1st (A) of Advent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 24, 37-44): Jesus said to his disciples, «At the coming of the Son of Man it will be just as it was in the time of Noah. In those days before the Flood, people were eating and drinking, and marrying, unti...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 1 2019   « November 30  |  December 2 » First Sunday of AdventLectionary: 1 Reading 1 Is 2:1-5 This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,saw con...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "'As God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk.' No one can do better with his life than that; no one can put it to a better use. Any life must be perfect in proportion as it does what it was made to do....
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening 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 withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday 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 en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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 with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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...
  • Office Readings

    Office of Readings If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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 Spi...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Andrew the Apostle St. Andrew (1st c.) was the first of the twelve Apostles to follow Jesus, after being a disciple of St. John the Baptist, the Precursor of Christ. St. Andrew was a fisherman by trade and the younger brother of St...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have ma...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: November 30th: St. Andrew, apostle View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 4,18-22): As Jesus walked by the lake of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. He said to them, «Come, f...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 30 2019   « November 29  |  December 1 » Feast of Saint Andrew, ApostleLectionary: 684 Reading 1 Rom 10:9-18 Brothers and sisters:If yo...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Christ Himself taught humility of heart, and the heart must not remain idle, nor fail to product the necessary acts. And what acts of humility do you make before God? How often do you make them? When have you made them? How long is it since you m...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Blessed Denis of the Nativity Blessed Denis of the Nativity (1600-1638) was born as Pierre Berthelotin in France and became a sailor at the age of twelve. He had a successful career as pilot-in-chief and cartographer in service to the Ki...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.'” John 8:12  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Friday 34th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 21,29-33): Jesus said to his disciples, «Look at the fig tree and all the trees. As soon as their buds sprout, you know that summer is already near. In the same way, as soon as you see these things ha...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 29 2019   « November 28  |  November 30 » Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 507 Reading 1 Dn 7:2-14 In a vis...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 29 November 2019Friday of week 34 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 29 November 2019Friday of week 34 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

    Friday 29 November 2019Friday of week 34 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 29 November 2019Friday of week 34 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 29 November 2019Friday of week 34 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 29 November 2019Friday of week 34 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 ...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 29 November 2019Friday of week 34 in Ordinary Time 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 (witho...
  • Ten Reasons Why Our Hearts Should Be Full of Thanksgiving

    November 28, 2019 Ten Reasons Why Our Hearts Should Be Full of Thanksgiving Fr. Ed Broom, OMV Thanksgiving day is celebrated once a year in the United States as a national holiday. But as follower of Jesus, Thanksgiving Day should be every day! Why? For many reasons! First, the Psalmist comm...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening 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 withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday 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 en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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 with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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...
  • Office Readings

    Office of Readings If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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 Spi...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Catherine Labouré St. Catherine Labouré (1806 – 1876) was born in Burgundy, France, the ninth of seventeen children of a pious and prosperous farming family. Her mother died when she was nine years old. After her ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, 'You shall love your neigh...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 34th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 21,20-28): Jesus said to his disciples, «When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you must know that the time has come when it will be reduced to a wasteland. Then, if you are in Judea, fle...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 28 2019 - Thanksgiving Day   « November 27  |  November 29 » Thanksgiving DayLectionary: 943-947 Reading 1 Sir 50:22-24 And now, bless ...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "The temporal goods are created by the Most High for the sole purpose of sustaining life; having attained this end, the need of them ceases. And as this need is limited, soon and easily satisfied, there is no reason that the care for the immortal ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    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...