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

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  • 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 5 February 2020Saint Agatha, Virgin, Martyr  on Wednesday 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.  &nbs...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

    Wednesday 5 February 2020Wednesday 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.Gl...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 5 February 2020Saint Agatha, Virgin, Martyr  on Wednesday 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.   ...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 5 February 2020Saint Agatha, Virgin, Martyr  on Wednesday 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.    O ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Jane of Valois St. Jane of Valois (1464-1505) was born to French King Louis XI and Charlotte of Savoy. Much of her life was marked by neglect and emotional abuse. Her father resented her because she was a sickly and deformed female...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, 'Abba! Father!' it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 4th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 5,21-43): Jesus crossed to the other side of the lake and while He was still on the shore, a large crowd gathered around him. Jairus, an official of the synagogue, came up and seeing Jesus, threw himself at...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 4, 2020   « February 3  |  February 5 » Tuesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 324 Reading 1 2 Sm 18:9-10, 14b, 24-25a,...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "In the spiritual life there are two great principles which should never be forgotten: Without grace we can do nothing; with it we can do all things. Sometimes it anticipates our desires; ordinarily, God waits till we ask for it. This is a general...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 4 February 2020Tuesday 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 4 February 2020Tuesday 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 4 February 2020Tuesday 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 4 February 2020Tuesday 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 4 February 2020Tuesday 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 4 February 2020Tuesday 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 ...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 4 February 2020Tuesday 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 t...
  • Borrowed Time in the other Cruelest Month

    February 3, 2020 Borrowed Time in the Other Cruelest Month Richard Becker Until that day dawn – and it may not dawn at all while I am in this mortal flesh – I shall go on hoping. Hope deferred is good enough for me. — Dom Hubert van Zeller What is it about February any...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Blaise St. Blaise (d. 316 A.D.) was born into a wealthy Christian family in Armenia. He was trained as a physician before becoming a priest, and was finally ordained a bishop. When a wave of Christian persecution began, God instruc...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Monday 4th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 5,1-20): Jesus and his disciples arrived on the other side of the lake in the region of the Gerasenes. No sooner did Jesus leave the boat than He was met by a man with evil spirits who had come from the tomb...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 3, 2020   « February 2  |  February 4 » Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 323 Reading 1 2 Sm 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13 ...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Undertake courageously great tasks for God's glory, to the extent that he'll give you power and grace for this purpose. Even though you can do nothing on your own, you can do all things in him. His help will never fail you if you have confidence ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday 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

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Ansgar (Oscar), Bishop  or Saint Blaise, Bishop, Martyr Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God,...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday 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

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday 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

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday 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

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Ansgar (Oscar), Bishop  or Saint Blaise, Bishop, Martyr Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, ...
  • Office Readings

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Ansgar (Oscar), Bishop  or Saint Blaise, Bishop, Martyr Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Lawrence of Canterbury St. Lawrence of Canterbury (d. 619 A.D.) was among the original band of missionaries sent from Rome to evangelize England with St. Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury. As a fruit of their labor the re...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things which you have not known." Jeremiah 33: 2-3  
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Feast of the Presentation of the Lord February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also known as the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or Candlemas. It is based on the Scripture passage in Luke 2:...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: February 2nd: The Presentation of the Lord View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2,22-40): When the day came for the purification according to the law of Moses, Joseph and Mary brought the baby up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, as it is written in the law of th...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 2, 2020   « February 1  |  February 3 » Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Lectionary: 524 Reading 1 Mal 3:1-4 Thus says the Lord ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - FeastCompline (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,  &nbs...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - 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.Gl...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - FeastAfternoon 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.Glo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - FeastMidday 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - FeastMid-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....
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - 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.Glo...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - 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 b...
  • Devotion of the Month

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Passion of Our Lord The month of February is traditionally dedicated to the Passion of Our Lord in anticipation of the liturgical season of Lent. In this month, we begin to meditate on the mystery of Jesus' sufferings...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Brigid of Ireland St. Brigid of Ireland (451–525 A.D.), also known as St. Brigit of Kildare, was born to a pagan Irish chieftain and a Christian slave mother. Being the daughter of a slave woman, she also was a slave, and wor...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "To watch over mouth and tongue is to keep out of trouble." Proverbs 21:23  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Saturday 3rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 4,35-41): On that same day when eve­ning had come, Jesus said to them, «Let's go across to the other side». So they left the crowd and took him away in the boat he had been sitting in, and ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 1, 2020   « January 31  |  February 2 » Saturday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 322 Reading 1 2 Sm 12:1-7a, 10-17 The...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Furthermore, let us produce worthy fruits of penance. Let us also love our neighbors as ourselves. Let us have charity and humility. Let us give alms because these cleanse our souls from the stains of sin. Men lose all the material things they le...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    i...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Presentation of the Lord)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version w...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 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 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 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 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 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 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.&n...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid. ...
  • Candlemas BringsLight tp the World

    January 31, 2020 Candlemas Brings Light to the World Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. I recently led a group of pilgrims to Jerusalem.  As we stood at the foot of the Temple Mount and remembered the Presentation of Jesus, several people had questions. There were questions about the...
  • How We Can Take the Hand of Jesus

    January 31, 2020 How We Can Take the Hand of Jesus Maura Roan McKeegan One winter afternoon, I brought my children to a nursing home, where my daughter was singing for the residents with a group of girls. When the concert was over, my children and I wandered around the room, looking for elder...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. John (Don) Bosco St. John Bosco (1815–1888) was born in Italy to a poor farming family. His father died when he was two, leaving his religious instruction to his pious mother. At the age of nine he had his first of many power...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumul...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Friday 3rd in Ordinary Time View saints January 31st: St. John Bosco, priest View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 4,26-34): Jesus said, «In the kingdom of God it is like this. A man scatters seed upon the soil. Whether he is asleep or awake, be it day or nig...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 31 2020   « January 30  |  February 1 » Friday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time Lectionary: 321 Reading 1 2 Sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17 ...