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  • Office Readings

    Friday 14 February 2020Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, Bishop  on Friday of week 5 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.  &...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Catherine del Ricci St. Catherine del Ricci (1522-1590) was born with the name Alessandra in Florence, Italy, to a respectable merchant family. Her mother died while she was very young, so that from her childhood Alessandra took the ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firm...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 5th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 7,24-30): Jesus went to the border of the Tyrian country. There He entered a house and did not want any­one to know He was there, but He could not remain hidden. A woman, whose small daughter had an ev...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 13 2020   « February 12  |  February 14 » Thursday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 332 Reading 1 1 Kgs 11:4-13 When So...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 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 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 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.Glo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 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 ...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 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 t...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Julian the Hospitaller St. Julian the Hospitaller (4th c.) came from a wealthy noble family in Europe. Little of his life is known with certainty. According to legend he married a noble widow, and was put under a curse at some point ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37-8  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 5th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 7,14-23): Jesus then called the people to him again and said to them, «Listen to me, all of you, and try to understand. Nothing that enters one from out­side can make that person unclean. It is ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 12 2020   « February 11  |  February 13 » Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 331 Reading 1 1 Kgs 10:1-10 The qu...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 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.Glo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 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.Glor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 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 b...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 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.G...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 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.Glor...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 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...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Bl. Bartholomew of Olmedo Blessed Bartholomew of Olmedo (1485-1524) was a Spanish Mercedarian priest, and the first priest to arrive on Mexican soil in 1516 at the age of 31. He was chaplain for the expedition of Spanish Conquistado...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn, from my mouth has gone forth in righteousness a word that shall not return: 'To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.'" Isai...
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of Lourdes On February 11, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to fourteen-year-old Bernadette Soubiroux in the hollow rock of Massabielle in southern France. That year Bernadette would report a total of 18 apparitions...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 5th in Ordinary Time View saints February 11th: Our Lady of Lourdes View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 7,1-13): One day the Pharisees gathered around Jesus and with them were some teachers of the Law who had just come from Jerusalem. They noticed that so...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 11 2020   « February 10  |  February 12 » Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 330 Reading 1 1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30 S...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Consider not only that God your benefactor is present but also that He acts continuously in all His creatures. And for whom is this continual action, this work of God in nature? For you. Thus, He lights you by the light of day; He nourishes you w...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 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

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 in Ordinary Time  or Our Lady of Lourdes 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

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 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

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 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

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 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

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 in Ordinary Time  or Our Lady of Lourdes 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, m...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 in Ordinary Time  or Our Lady of Lourdes 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 ...
  • Have You Let Him Touch Your Heart?

    Have You Let Him Touch Your Heart? Monsignor Dennis Clark, Ph.D.   1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13 / Mk 6:53-56 Today’s gospel calls to mind a quirky artist of a few years back whose signature song was “Tiptoe through the Tulips.”  Tiptoe through life is what a lot of us do, ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Scholastica St. Scholastica (480–542 A.D.) was born in Nursia, Italy, to a noble Roman family, along with her twin brother, the famous St. Benedict of Nursia. Their mother died in childbirth. Scholastica was dedicated to God ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Monday 5th in Ordinary Time View saints February 10th: St. Escholastica, virgin View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,53-56): Having crossed the lake, Jesus and his disciples came ashore at Gennesaret where they tied up the boat. As soon as they landed, people re...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 10 2020   « February 9  |  February 11 » Memorial of Saint Scholastica, virgin Lectionary: 329 Reading 1 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13 The elders...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 10 February 2020Monday of week 5 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 F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 10 February 2020Saint Scholastica, Virgin  on Monday of week 5 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 Lor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 10 February 2020Monday of week 5 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 10 February 2020Monday of week 5 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 10 February 2020Monday of week 5 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 b...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 10 February 2020Saint Scholastica, Virgin  on Monday of week 5 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...
  • Office Readings

    Monday 10 February 2020Saint Scholastica, Virgin  on Monday of week 5 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, ma...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824) was born in Germany to a devout peasant family. From a young age she received divine knowledge imparted to her through extremely detailed visions of the lives of J...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, 'he sat down at the right hand of God,' and since then has been waiting “until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet.'  For by a single offering he has ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Sunday 5th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 5,13-16): Jesus said to his disciples: «You are the salt of the earth. But if salt has lost its strength, how can it be made salty again? It has become useless. It can only be thrown away and peopl...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 9, 2020   « February 8  |  February 10 » Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 73 Reading 1 IS 58:7-10 Thus says the LORD: Share yo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 9 February 20205th 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 9 February 20205th 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 9 February 20205th 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 9 February 20205th 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 9 February 20205th 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 9 February 20205th 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 9 February 20205th 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. Josephine Bakhita St. Josephine Bakhita (d. 1947) was born into a wealthy Sudanese family near Darfur. She was kidnapped when she was nine years old and forced into slavery. Her kidnappers named her Bakhita (“fortunate”...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, so I shall be saved ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Saturday 4th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,30-34): The apostles returned and reported to Jesus all they had done and taught. Then he said to them, «Go off by yourselves to a remote place and have some rest». For there were so many peo...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 8, 2020   « February 7  |  February 9 » Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 328 Reading 1 1 Kgs 3:4-13 Solomon w...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "A spiritual Communion acts on the soul as blowing does on a cinder-covered fire which was about to go out. Whenever you feel your love of God growing cold, quickly make a spiritual Communion.’ ‘Quickly!’ There’s a sense of...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jerome Emilian  or Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary (First Vespers of tomorrow, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jerome Emilian  or Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary (First Vespers of tomorrow, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 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 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 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 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 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 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jerome Emilian  or Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin  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 ...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jerome Emilian  or Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin  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 ...
  • We Must Be the Salt of the Earth

    February 7, 2020 We Must Be the Salt of the Earth Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. As a Catholic teen growing up in one of the most Catholic area of the US, I never would have considered abandoning my faith.  But neither would I ever have considered getting excited about it.  Why should...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Richard the King St. Richard the King (c. 720 A.D.), also known as Richard the Pilgrim, was a Saxon king born in Wessex, England, who was related by blood to the royal house of Kent. His brother-in-law was St. Boniface, and three of ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in t...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Friday 4th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,14-29): King Herod also heard about Jesus because his name had become well-known. Some people said, «John the Baptist has been raised from the dead and that is why miraculous powers are at work in hi...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 7, 2020   « February 6  |  February 8 » Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 327 Reading 1 Sir 47:2-11 Like the choic...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 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 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 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 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 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 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 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 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 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...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 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...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Paul Miki and Companions St. Paul Miki (1562–1597) and his twenty-five companions, known as the Martyrs of Nagasaki, were crucified for the faith in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1597. A Japanese layman of great nobility and wealth, Paul...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 4th in Ordinary Time View saints February 6th: Saint Paul Miki and companions View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,7-13): Jesus called the Twelve to him and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over evil spirits. And He ordered them ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 6, 2020   « February 5  |  February 7 » Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, martyrs Lectionary: 326 Reading 1 1 Kgs 2:1-4, 10-12...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Love is a strong force — a great good in every way; it alone can make our burdens light, and alone it bears in equal balance what is pleasing and displeasing. It carries a burden and does not feel it; it makes all that is bitter taste sweet...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 6 February 2020Thursday of week 4 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 6 February 2020Saints Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs  on Thursday of week 4 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.&n...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 6 February 2020Thursday of week 4 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 6 February 2020Thursday of week 4 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 6 February 2020Saints Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs  on Thursday of week 4 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.&nb...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 6 February 2020Saints Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs  on Thursday of week 4 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.&nb...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 6 February 2020Saints Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs  on Thursday of week 4 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. &...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Agatha St. Agatha (231-251 A.D.) was born in Sicily into an affluent family. At a young age she made the decision to devote herself to Christ, resisting every offer of marriage. Struck by her beauty and wealth, a magistrate named Q...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." 1 Corinthians 15:58  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 4th in Ordinary Time View saints February 5th: St. Agatha, virgin and martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,1-6): Jesus re­turned to his own coun­try, and his dis­ciples followed him. When the Sabbath came, He began teaching in the sy...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 5, 2020   « February 4  |  February 6 » Memorial of Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr Lectionary: 325 Reading 1 2 Sm 24:2, 9-17 King Da...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Man threw away everything he had—his right to speak freely, his communion with God, his time in Paradise, his unclouded life—and went out naked, like a survivor from a shipwreck. But God received him and immediately clothed him, and t...