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

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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 19 August 2020 Wednesday of week 20 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 19 August 2020 Wednesday of week 20 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 19 August 2020 Wednesday of week 20 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 19 August 2020 Wednesday of week 20 in Ordinary Time  or Saint John Eudes, 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. O L...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 19 August 2020 Wednesday of week 20 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. Helen St. Helen, also known as St. Helena (d. 327 A.D.), was a woman of humble means from Asia Minor. She married the future Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus, and their son Constantine was born c. 272. Constantius divorced Helen&n...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute. You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated...
  • Lectionary

    Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 420 Reading 1   The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre:  Thus says the Lord GOD: Because you are haughty of heart, you say, “A god a...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 20th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 19,23-30): Jesus said to his disciples, «Truly I say to you: it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Yes, believe me: it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a n...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Tuesday 18 August 2020 Tuesday of week 20 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 20 in Ordinary Time From the homilies of St Bernard of Clairvaux on the glories of the Virgin MotherShe was prepared by the Most High and prefigure...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 18 August 2020 Tuesday of week 20 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 F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 18 August 2020 Tuesday of week 20 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 18 August 2020 Tuesday of week 20 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 18 August 2020 Tuesday of week 20 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 18 August 2020 Tuesday of week 20 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 18 August 2020 Tuesday of week 20 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

    Tuesday 18 August 2020 Tuesday of week 20 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. Hyacinth of Poland St. Hyacinth (1185-1257) was born of noble lineage and reared in a Polish castle. His parents took great care of the development of his mind and soul, entrusting his education to his uncle, a priest who beca...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand." Psalm 95:6-7  
  • Lectionary

    Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 419 Reading 1   The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, by a sudden blowI am taking away from you the delight of your eyes,but do not mourn or weep or shed any tears.Gro...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Monday 20th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 19,16-22): A young man approached him and asked, «Master, what good work must I do to receive eternal life?». Jesus answered, «Why do you ask me about what is good? Only one is Good. If yo...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Monday 17 August 2020 Monday of week 20 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of week 20 in Ordinary Time The Moral Reflections on Job by Pope St Gregory the GreatFights without and fears within The saints are caught up in a turbulent ...
  • Office Readings

    Monday 17 August 2020 Monday of week 20 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

    Monday 17 August 2020 Monday of week 20 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

    Monday 17 August 2020 Monday of week 20 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

    Monday 17 August 2020 Monday of week 20 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 17 August 2020 Monday of week 20 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

    Monday 17 August 2020 Monday of week 20 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

    Monday 17 August 2020 Monday of week 20 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. Roch / Rocco St. Roch, also known as St. Rocco (d. 1327), was born in Montpellier, France, the pious son of the city's governor. He was born with a red cross on his chest, a sign that the Virgin Mary answered his mother's prayer to...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power: proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage throu...
  • Lectionary

    Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 118 Reading 1   Thus says the LORD: Observe what is right, do what is just; for my salvation is about to come, my justice, about to be revealed. The foreigners who join themselves to the L...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Sunday 20th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 15,21-28): At that time, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. Now a Canaanite woman came from those borders and began to cry out, «Lord, Son of David, have pity on me! My daughter is to...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Sunday 16 August 2020 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time From a homily on Matthew by St John Chrysostom, bishopSalt of the earth and light of the world You are the salt of the earth. It is not ...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 16 August 2020 20th 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 an...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 16 August 2020 20th 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 Fathe...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 16 August 2020 20th 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 16 August 2020 20th 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 to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 16 August 2020 20th 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 and...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 16 August 2020 20th 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 Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 16 August 2020 20th 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. Alle...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Tarcisius St. Tarcisius (3rd c.) was a boy who lived during the persecution of Roman Emperor Valerian. When the Christians would secretly celebrate daily Mass in the catacombs, a deacon would be sent to carry the Holy Eucharist to ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access [by faith] to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we even...
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Solemnity of the Assumption August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and a Holy Day of Obligation. It is an ancient feast of the Church, celebrated universally by at least the 6th century. Ac...
  • Lectionary

    Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass during the Day Lectionary: 622 Reading 1   God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: August 15th: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,39-56): Mary then set out for a town in the Hills of Judah. She entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leapt in her womb...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary An altarpiece (1626) by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). The Apostolic Constitution of Pope Pius X...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  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 h...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity 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 he...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  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 hast...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity 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 ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Maximilian Kolbe St. Maximilian Kolbe (1894–1941) was born in Poland to a devout Christian family. As a boy he had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She showed him two crowns: a white one for virginity and a red ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8  
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "I do not wish the soul to consider her sins, either in general or in particular, without also remembering the Blood and the broadness of My mercy, for fear that otherwise she should be brought to confusion. And together with confusion would come ...
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Lectionary: 417 Reading 1   The word of the LORD came to me:  Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations. Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem: By origin and birth you are of the ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Friday 19th in Ordinary Time View saints August 14th: St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, priest and martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 19,3-12): Some Pharisees approached Jesus. They wanted to test him and asked, «Is a man allowed to divorce his wife for a...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Friday 14 August 2020 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr  on Friday of week 19 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr Father Maximilian Kolbe in 1939. A letter of St Maximilian KolbeWe must sanctify th...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 14 August 2020 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr  on Friday of week 19 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord,...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 14 August 2020 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr  on Friday of week 19 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 L...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 14 August 2020 Friday of week 19 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 14 August 2020 Friday of week 19 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 14 August 2020 Friday of week 19 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 14 August 2020 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr  on Friday of week 19 in Ordinary Time (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 14 August 2020 Friday of week 19 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...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Cassian of Imola St. Cassian of Imola (4th c.) was the Bishop of Brescia near Milan, Italy. When a wave of persecution erupted under the Roman Emperor, Cassian fled to Imola, Italy, where he found work as a schoolmaster teaching chil...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?" Hebrews 1:14  
  • Lectionary

    Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 416 Reading 1   The word of the LORD came to me:  Son of man, you live in the midst of a rebellious house; they have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 19th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18,21—19,1): Peter asked Jesus, «Lord, how many times must I forgive the offenses of my brother or sister? Seven times?». Jesus answered, «No, not seven times, but seventy-seven ti...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 19 in Ordinary Time A treatise on Christian Perfection by St Gregory of NyssaWe h...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs  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,...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs  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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 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 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 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 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 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 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 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 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 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. Jeanne de Chantal St. Jeanne (Jane) Frances de Chantal (1572–1641) was born in Dijon, France. She was the daughter of the president of parliament, and lived up to her noble status as a refined, cheerful, and beautiful woman. At...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine."" Isaiah 43:1
  • Lectionary

    Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 415 Reading 1   The LORD cried loud for me to hear: Come, you scourges of the city! With that I saw six men coming from the direction of the upper gate which faces the nort...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 19th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18,15-20): Jesus said to his disciples, «If your brother or sister has sinned against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are in private, and if he listens to you, you have won your...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Wednesday 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time From a discourse on the psalms by Saint Augustine, bishopCome, let us g...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious  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 ou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious  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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 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 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 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 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 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 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious  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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 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...
  • Good Spiritual Reading Can Save Souls

    August 11, 2020 Good Spiritual Reading Can Save Souls Fr. Ed Broom, OMV A screeching canon ball shattered the legs of the valiant Spanish soldier whose name was Inigo, later to be called Ignatius, and still later Saint Ignatius. Brought to safety and then transported to his home in Loyola, th...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Clare of Assisi St. Clare (1194–1253) was born in Assisi, Italy, to an aristocratic family, the daughter of a wealthy count. From childhood she was pious after the example of her mother, and as she grew up her longing for God...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1  
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin Lectionary: 414 Reading 1   The Lord GOD said to me: As for you, son of man, obey me when I speak to you: be not rebellious like this house of rebellion, but open your mouth and eat what I shall give you...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 19th in Ordinary Time View saints August 11th: St. Clare of Assisi. virgin (1194-1253) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18,1-5.10.12-14): At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked him, «Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?»...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Tuesday 11 August 2020 Saint Clare, Virgin  on Tuesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Clare, Virgin From a fresco (1322–1326) by Simone Martini (1284-1344), in the Lower basilica of San Francesco, Assisi. A letter...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 11 August 2020 Saint Clare, Virgin  on Tuesday of week 19 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 he...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 11 August 2020 Saint Clare, Virgin  on Tuesday of week 19 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 t...