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

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  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26  
  • Lectionary

    Thursday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 446 Reading 1 1 COR 15:1-11 I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,of the Gospel I preached to you,which you indeed received and in which you also stand.Through it you are also being saved,if you ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Thursday 24th in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 7,36-50): One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to share his meal, so He went to the Pharisee's home and as usual reclined on the sofa to eat. And it happened that a woman of this town,...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 17 September 2020 Thursday of week 24 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Doctor  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 24 in Ordinary Time St Augustine's sermon On PastorsBe a model for the faithful When the Lo...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 17 September 2020 Thursday of week 24 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Doctor  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

    Thursday 17 September 2020 Thursday of week 24 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Doctor  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

    Thursday 17 September 2020 Thursday of week 24 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 17 September 2020 Thursday of week 24 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 17 September 2020 Thursday of week 24 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 17 September 2020 Thursday of week 24 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Doctor  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

    Thursday 17 September 2020 Thursday of week 24 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 F...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Cornelius Pope St. Cornelius (d. 253 A.D.) was a Roman citizen and a holy priest who became the twenty-first successor to the chair of St. Peter, following a fourteen-month vacancy when Pope St. Fabian was martyred by Rom...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because i...
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "Let us recognize with lively faith and with the help of the Holy Ghost the great evil of sin, which robs us of grace. Then we shall immediately detest it with all the power of our soul and banish it from our heart. We shall detest it because, in ...
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs Lectionary: 445 Reading 1 1 COR 12:31-13:13 Brothers and sisters: Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts. But I shall show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in human and angel...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Wednesday 24th in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 7,31-35): The Lord said, «What comparison can I use for this people? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace, about whom their companions compl...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs  on Wednesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs A letter of St CyprianA faith that is eager and...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs  on Wednesday of week 24 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, c...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs  on Wednesday of week 24 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 Go...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Wednesday of week 24 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Wednesday of week 24 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 th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Wednesday of week 24 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs  on Wednesday of week 24 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Wednesday of week 24 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...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Catherine of Genoa St. Catherine (1447–1510) was born into an aristocratic family in Genoa, Italy. She was a quiet, obedient, physically beautiful, and holy child who devoted herself to prayer and penance. At the age ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns.'" Isaiah 52:7  
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of Sorrows Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows became widespread in the Church around the 14th century. It was revealed to St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373) that devotion to Our Lady's Seven Sorrows would bring great graces. ...
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "In this valley of tears, every man is born to weep, and all must suffer, by enduring the evils that take place every day. But how much greater would be the misery of life, if we also knew the future evils that await us! 'Unfortunate, indeed,...
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows Lectionary: 444/639 Reading 1 1 COR 12:12-14, 27-31A Brothers and sisters: As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptiz...
  • Gospel/Homily

    September 15th: Our Lady of Sorrows listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2,33-35): The father of Jesus and his mother wondered at what was said about the child. Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, «See him; He will be for the ri...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Our Lady of Sorrows  on Tuesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Our Lady of Sorrows From a sermon of St Bernard of ClairvauxHis mother stood by the cross The martyrdom of the Virgin is set forth both ...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Our Lady of Sorrows  on Tuesday of week 24 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Our Lady of Sorrows  on Tuesday of week 24 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 hast...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Tuesday of week 24 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

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Tuesday of week 24 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 Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Tuesday of week 24 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

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Our Lady of Sorrows  on Tuesday of week 24 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 ha...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Tuesday of week 24 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 Fat...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Albert of Jerusalem St. Albert of Jerusalem (d. 1215) was born to a noble family in Italy, and was well educated in theology and law. He went on to become a priest and bishop and served in important posts as a peacemaker; he served a...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28  
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Exaltation of the Cross September 14th is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (also known as the Triumph of the Cross). Early in the 4th century St. Helena, mother of Roman Emperor Constantine, went to Jerusalem in searc...
  • Lectionary

    Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Lectionary: 638 Reading 1 NM 21:4B-9 With their patience worn out by the journey, the people complained against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert, where there is no food...
  • Gospel/Homily

    September 14th: The Exaltation of the Cross listen   download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 3,13-17): Jesus said to Nicodemus, «No one has ever gone up to heaven except the one who came from heaven, the Son of Man. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the ...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross 'Christ of St John of the Cross' by Salvador Dalí. Image © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. From a dis...
  • Office Readings

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.G...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. John Chrysostom St. John Chrysostom (347-407 A.D.) was born to noble parents in Antioch, an important center of Christianity in his day. After the death of his father, his mother sent him to the best schools for his education. As a...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Many are invited, but few are chosen." Matthew 22:14  
  • Lectionary

    Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 130 Reading 1 SIR 27:30—28:7 Wrath and anger are hateful things,yet the sinner hugs them tight.The vengeful will suffer the LORD’s vengeance,for he remembers their sins in detail.Forgive your neighbo...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Sunday 24th (A) in Ordinary Time Podcast download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18,21-35): 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-se...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time St Augustine's sermon On PastorsWe are Christians as well as leaders You have often learned that all our hope is in Christ and that he is ...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th 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 Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th 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 Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th 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 13 September 2020 24th 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. A...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Guy of Anderlecht St. Guy (950–1012), also known as the "Poor Man of Anderlecht," was born to pious parents of humble means in the country village of Anderlecht near Brussels. Having no money for school, from his childhood he s...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7 ...
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Holy Name of Mary On September 12th the Church venerates the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary because of her unique privilege as the holiest of creatures, the Mother of God, and the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Her name is there...
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "The most powerful thing we can do on this earth with our time is to spend it in Eucharistic adoration. Nothing can do more to change the world, to bring about peace, to convert hearts, to make reparation for the many evils committed. Spending tim...
  • Lectionary

    Saturday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 442 Reading 1 1 Cor 10:14-22 My beloved ones, avoid idolatry. I am speaking as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I am saying. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participatio...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Saturday 23rd in Ordinary Time listen   download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 6,43-49): Jesus said to the crowd, «No healthy tree bears bad fruit, no poor tree bears good fruit. And each tree is known by the fruit it bears: you don't gather figs from t...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  or The Most Holy Name of Mary  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time An oration by St Athanasius on the incarnation of the WordMake our lives new as they ...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  or The Most Holy Name of Mary  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 Inv...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  or The Most Holy Name of Mary  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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  or The Most Holy Name of Mary  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the fir...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 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 e...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 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 e...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Jean-Gabriel Perboyre St. Jean-Gabriel Perboyre (1802-1840) was one of eight children born to a farming family in France. He was a pious child and served as a model of virtue for his childhood companions. He discerned a call to the p...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord is God! It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with ...
  • Lectionary

    Friday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 441 Reading 1 1 COR 9:16-19, 22B-27 Brothers and sisters: If I preach the Gospel, this is no reason for me to boast, for an obligation has been imposed on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it! If ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Friday 23rd in Ordinary Time listen   download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 6,39-42): Jesus offered this example, «Can a blind person lead another blind person? Surely both will fall into a ditch. A disciple is not above the master; but when fully trai...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 23 in Ordinary Time From a sermon by Blessed Isaac of Stella, abbotIt is not Christ's will to forgive without the Church There are two things that...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 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 th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 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 Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 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 F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 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 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 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 Fathe...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Ambrose Edward Barlow St. Ambrose Edward Barlow (1585-1641) was born near Manchester, England, to a noble family. He was baptized Catholic at his birth, but was raised Protestant when Catholicism was outlawed by the reigning monarchy...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him." John 14:21
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "In contemplating a beautiful work of creation consider that, in itself, it is nothing. Let your thoughts soar to the great Hand that produced it; place all your delight in Him saying: "O my God! Sole Object of my desires! Universal Source of all ...
  • Lectionary

    Thursday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 440 Reading 1 1 COR 8:1B-7, 11-13 Brothers and sisters: Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up. If anyone supposes he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if on...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Thursday 23rd in Ordinary Time listen   download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 6,27-38): Jesus said to his disciples, «But I say to you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you and pray for those who treat...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 10 September 2020 Thursday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 23 in Ordinary Time St Bruno's commentary on Psalm 83If I forget you, Jerusalem How delightful is your dwelling-place, Lord of hosts! My sou...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 10 September 2020 Thursday of week 23 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 10 September 2020 Thursday of week 23 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 10 September 2020 Thursday of week 23 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 t...