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

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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of week 3 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.  ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Tuesday 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 be ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Tuesday 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 to ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Tuesday 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.Glory ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of week 3 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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of week 3 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. Angela Merici St. Angela Merici (1474 – 1540) was born in the region of Lombardy, Italy. Her deep piety drew her to make a private vow of virginity at a young age. Her parents died when she was ten, and soon afterwards she lost...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Therefore let any one who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Monday 3rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,22-30): The teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem said, «He is possessed by Beelzebul: the chief of the demons helps him to drive out demons». Jesus called them to him and began teach...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 27 2020   « January 26  |  January 28 » Monday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 317 Reading 1 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10 All the tri...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday of week 3 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 27 January 2020Monday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin 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

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday 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 be to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday 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 to th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday 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.Glory be...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin 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 Lo...
  • Office Readings

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin 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, ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Timothy St. Timothy (1st c.) was born in Galatia in Asia Minor, the son of a Greek father and a Jewish mother. Timothy was a convert of St. Paul the Apostle around the year 47 A.D. Timothy became a trusted friend and a beloved spirit...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." Romans 8:18  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Sunday 3rd (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 4,12-23): When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, He withdrew into Galilee. He left Nazareth and went to settle down in Capernaum, a town by the lake of Galilee, at the border of Zebulun and Naphta...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 26 2020   « January 25  |  January 27 » Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 67 Reading 1 Is 8:23—9:3 First the Lord degrad...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 26 January 20203rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)Compline (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,&n...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 26 January 20203rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 26 January 20203rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 26 January 20203rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 26 January 20203rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)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 has...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 26 January 20203rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) 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 ...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 26 January 2020 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)  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 ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Saint Dwynwen St. Dwynwen (5th c.) was a princess from Anglesey in Wales, the beautiful and virtuous daughter of King Brychan Brycheiniog. According to legend she fell in love with a young man, yet refused to marry him due to her piety a...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 14:27  
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day The Conversion of St. Paul of Tarsus St. Paul the Apostle, originally named Saul, was an intelligent and zealous Jewish scholar and Pharisee who fiercely persecuted the first Christian converts among the Jews. While on his way to ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: January 25th: Conversion of Paul, apostle View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 16,15-18): Jesus showed himself to the Eleven and said to them, «Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation. The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 25 2020   « January 24  |  January 26 » Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle Lectionary: 519 Reading 1 Acts 22:3-16 Paul add...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Since all our love for God is ultimately a response to His love for us, we can never love Him in the same way He loves us, namely, gratuitously. Since we are fundamentally dependent on God and in His debt for our creation and redemption, our love...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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, ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast (First Vespers of tomorrow, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God))Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invi...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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 hel...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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 ...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - 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...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Francis de Sales St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622) was born to a noble family in France. He enjoyed a privileged upbringing and education, earning a doctorate in law and theology. He was a well-liked and intelligent man, yet q...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds." Hebrews 10:23-24  
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Liturgical day: Friday 2nd in Ordinary Time View saints January 24th: St. Francis de Sales, bishop View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,13-19): Jesus went up into the hill country and called those He wanted and they came to him. So He appointed twelve to be with him; and he cal...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 24 2020   « January 23  |  January 25 » Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church Lectionary: 315 Reading 1 1 S...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 24 January 2020Friday of week 2 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 24 January 2020Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor  on Friday of week 2 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.  ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 24 January 2020Friday of week 2 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 24 January 2020Friday of week 2 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 24 January 2020Friday of week 2 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 24 January 2020Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor  on Friday of week 2 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

    Friday 24 January 2020Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor  on Friday of week 2 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. Marianne Cope St. Marianne Cope (1838–1918), also known as St. Marianne of Molokai, was a German-born American immigrant. She worked in a New York factory before entering the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis in Syrac...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all y...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 2nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,7-12): Jesus and His disciples withdrew to the lakeside and a large crowd from Galilee followed Him. A great number of people also came from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, Transjordan and from the region of T...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 23 2020   « January 22  |  January 24 » Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 314 Reading 1 1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7 Whe...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 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 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope 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, com...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 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 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 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 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 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

    Thursday 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope 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...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope 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 ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Anastasius the Persian St. Anastasius the Persian (7th c.) was the son of a Persian sorcerer. He became a Zoroastrian soldier in the army of Khosrau II, the Persian monarch who absconded the True Cross of Christ from Jerusalem and to...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes beheld my unformed subst...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 2nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,1-6): Again Jesus entered the synagogue. A man who had a paralyzed hand was there and some people watched Jesus: Would he heal the man on the sabbath? If he did they could accuse him. Jesus said to the ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 22 2020   « January 21  |  January 23 » Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Lectionary: 313 Reading 1 1 Sm 17:32-33...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Now surely I do see what an immense effect such a doctrine [of the Holy Trinity] must have upon life. It is no mere question for theologians, but one that concerns every living soul. Whatever is allowed by God's power must be guided by His wisdom...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 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 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 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.Glor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 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 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 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 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 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 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 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

    Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 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 ...
  • Three Ways to Overcome Perfectionism

    January 21, 2020 Three Ways to Overcome Perfectionism Dr. Gregory Popcak In the age of social media, self-criticism and perfectionism are more prominent than ever. We continue to become increasingly focused on being “perfect”: having the perfect physique, having the perfect job, o...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Agnes of Rome St. Agnes (c. 291–304 A.D.) was born to a noble Roman family. She was a beautiful young woman of twelve or thirteen years of age when many suitors desired her hand in marriage. Instead of marrying, St. Agnes com...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 2nd in Ordinary Time View saints January 21st: St. Agnes, virgin and martyr January 21st: Saint Fructuosus, bishop and martyr and deacon’s martyrs Augurius and Eulogius View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 2,23-28): One sabbath Jesus was walking thr...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 21 2020   « January 20  |  January 22 » Memorial of Saint Agnes, virgin and martyr Lectionary: 312 Reading 1 1 Sm 16:1-13 The LORD sai...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "There was much in the Magdalen that she had never used, perhaps never dreamed of, until she came to our Lord. He revealed to her the secret of true self-development, which is another word for sanctity. And she found under His guidance that everyt...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 21 January 2020Tuesday of week 2 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 21 January 2020Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr  on Tuesday of week 2 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 21 January 2020Tuesday of week 2 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 21 January 2020Tuesday of week 2 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 21 January 2020Tuesday of week 2 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 21 January 2020Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr  on Tuesday of week 2 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 L...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 21 January 2020Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr  on Tuesday of week 2 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,...
  • Hidden and Glorious:

    January 20, 2020 Hidden and Glorious: Two Images of Mary in the Book of Revelation Stephen Beale Mary has two significant appearances in the Book of Revelation. Most devout Catholics are familiar with one of them: A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the mo...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Sebastian St. Sebastian (d. c. 288 A.D.) was born in Gaul, present-day France, to wealthy Italian parents. According to tradition he went to Rome to serve and encourage the Christians who were being persecuted under the Roman Emper...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him." Proverbs 30:5  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Monday 2nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 2,18-22): One day, when the disciples of John the Baptist and the Pharisees were fasting, some people asked Jesus, «Why is it that both the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but yours do not...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 20 2020   « January 19  |  January 21 » Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 311 Reading 1 1 Sm 15:16-23 Samuel said...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "That which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did and suffered for all men, He did and suffered for each one in particular; and He would not have thought it too much to do if it had been a question of saving only a single soul. The salvation of a s...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 20 January 2020Monday of week 2 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 20 January 2020Monday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr  or Saint Sebastian, 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, come t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 20 January 2020Monday of week 2 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 20 January 2020Monday of week 2 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 20 January 2020Monday of week 2 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

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