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

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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 2 September 2020 Wednesday of week 22 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 2 September 2020 Wednesday of week 22 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

    Wednesday 2 September 2020 Wednesday of week 22 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 ...
  • How the Saints Overcame Spiritual Dryness

    September 1, 2020 How the Saints Overcame Spiritual Dryness Fr. Joseph M. Esper O God, Thou art my God, I seek Thee ,my soul thirsts for Thee; my flesh faints for Thee, as in a dry and weary land where no water is. Psalm 63:1 We all have periods in our spiritual lives when praying is di...
  • Turn to Mary in Times of Desolation

    September 1, 2020 Turn to Mary In Times of Desolation Fr. Ed Broom, OMV He was going through a terrible interior storm. There seemed to be no light at the end of the tunnel.  It seemed hopeless; no way out!  Loss of appetite, loss of sleep, loss of desire for anyone and anything. &n...
  • Living a Truly Surrendered Life

    September 1, 2020 Living a Truly Surrendered Life Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV I injured my knee a few years ago while playing soccer in a Manila college campus. I sat at the sidelines, looking at my hurting knee, seeing it swell up so fast, and feeling that throbbing sensation. The words that came...
  • Devotion of the Month

      Devotion of the Month Month of Our Lady of Sorrows The Church dedicates the month of September to Our Lady of Sorrows. This devotion recalls the Blessed Virgin Mary’s spiritual martyrdom in virtue of her perfect union with the Passion of Chr...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Giles St. Giles (7th c.) was born to a wealthy and noble Greek family. He devoted his life to the things of God and grew in sanctity, but found that his material and spiritual riches drew unwanted praise and attention. To escape pr...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "And the king will say to them in reply, 'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:40  
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Raymond Nonnatus St. Raymond Nonnatus (1200-1240) was born in Catalonia, Spain, to a noble family. His life was saved by caesarean section after his mother died in childbirth, earning him the name 'Nonnatus' meaning 'one not b...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Thus says the Lord: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practic...
  • Lectionary

    Monday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 431 Reading 1 1 COR 2:1-5 When I came to you, brothers and sisters, proclaiming the mystery of God, I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom. For I resolved to know nothing while I was wi...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Monday 22nd in Ordinary Time View saints August 31st: St. Raymond Nonnatus, religious View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 4,16-30): When Jesus came to Nazareth where He had been brought up, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath as He usually did. He stood up to...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Monday 31 August 2020 Monday of week 22 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of week 22 in Ordinary Time From "The Imitation of Christ"I taught my prophets My son, says the Lord, listen to my words, the most delightful of all words, s...
  • Office Readings

    Monday 31 August 2020 Monday of week 22 in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 31 August 2020 Monday of week 22 in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 31 August 2020 Monday of week 22 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 31 August 2020 Monday of week 22 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 31 August 2020 Monday of week 22 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 31 August 2020 Monday of week 22 in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 31 August 2020 Monday of week 22 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Fiacre St. Fiacre (d. 670 A.D.) was born in Ireland and was raised from childhood in an Irish monastery. There he grew in knowledge as well as holiness, and became a priest. He retired to a hermitage to live in prayer and solitude,...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead came also through a human being. For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to life, but each one in proper order: Christ the firstfruits; then, at h...
  • Lectionary

    Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 124 Reading 1 JER 20:7-9 You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped; you were too strong for me, and you triumphed. All the day I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I must cry...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Sunday 22nd (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 16,21-27): Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples that He must go to Jerusalem; He would suffer many things from the Jewish authorities, the chief priests and the teachers of the Law. He would be...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Sunday 30 August 2020 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time From a sermon by Saint AugustineThe Lord has had pity on us Happy are we if we do the deeds of which we have heard and sung. Our hearing of t...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 30 August 2020 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 30 August 2020 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 30 August 2020 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 30 August 2020 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 30 August 2020 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 30 August 2020 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 30 August 2020 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Alle...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Sabina of Rome St. Sabina (d. 126 A.D.) was a wealthy Roman noblewoman, a widow and the daughter of Herod Metallarius. She was converted to Christianity by her virtuous female slave, St. Serapia, a devout Christian from Antioch who e...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation." Isaiah 12:2
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  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day The Passion of St. John the Baptist St. John the Baptist was a cousin of Jesus, and his mission was to preach repentance to Israel in preparation for the coming of the Messiah. When John rebuked King Herod for his unlawful un...
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist Lectionary: 430/634 Reading 1 1 COR 1:26-31 Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters.Not many of you were wise by human standards,not many were powerful,not many were of noble birth.Rather, God chose the f...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: August 29th: Beheading of John the Baptist, martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,17-29): Herod had sent to have John arrested, and had him chained up in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife whom he had married. For John had told him, «It is...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Saturday 29 August 2020 The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist  on Saturday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist From a homily by St Bede the Venerable, priestPrecursor of Christ in birt...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 29 August 2020 The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist  on Saturday of week 21 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 29 August 2020 The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist  on Saturday of week 21 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 29 August 2020 Saturday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 29 August 2020 Saturday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 29 August 2020 Saturday of week 21 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

    Saturday 29 August 2020 The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist  on Saturday of week 21 in Ordinary Time (First Vespers of tomorrow, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the versi...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 29 August 2020 Saturday of week 21 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....
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Augustine of Hippo St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430 A.D.) was born in North Africa to a pagan father and a Christian mother, St. Monica. His mother did her best to raise him in the Christian faith, but Augustine, a brilliant a...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all." Proverbs 22:1-2
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 429 Reading 1 1 COR 1:17-25 Brothers and sisters: Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the Gospel, and not with the wisdom of human eloquence, so that the cross of Christ might...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Friday 21st in Ordinary Time View saints August 28th: St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 25,1-13): Jesus said to his disciples, «This story throws light on what will happen in the kingdom of heaven. Ten brides...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Friday 28 August 2020 Saint Augustine, Bishop, Doctor  on Friday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Augustine, Bishop, Doctor "Saint Augustine Taken to School by Saint Monica" (c.1414) by Niccolò di Pietro G...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 28 August 2020 Saint Augustine, Bishop, Doctor  on Friday of week 21 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 h...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 28 August 2020 Saint Augustine, Bishop, Doctor  on Friday of week 21 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, ma...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 28 August 2020 Friday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 28 August 2020 Friday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 28 August 2020 Friday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 28 August 2020 Saint Augustine, Bishop, Doctor  on Friday of week 21 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, ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 28 August 2020 Friday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Monica St. Monica (322-387 A.D.) was raised in a Christian home in Tagaste, North Africa. Early in life she struggled with alcoholism, sneaking draughts of wine from the family cellar, before being caught and overcoming the ha...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "I have also created the ravager to destroy; no weapon that is fashioned against you shall prosper, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, s...
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saint Monica Lectionary: 428 Reading 1 1 COR 1:1-9 Paul, called to be an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, to the Church of God that is in Corinth, to you who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be h...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 21st in OrdinaryTime View saints August 27th: St. Monica View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 24,42-51): Jesus said to his disciples, «Stay awake, then, for you do not know on what day your Lord will come. Just think about this: if the owner of the ...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 27 August 2020 Saint Monica  on Thursday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Monica A painting (1616) by Luis Tristán (1586-1624), Museo del Prado, Madrid. From the Confessions of St AugustineLet us gain eter...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 27 August 2020 Saint Monica  on Thursday of week 21 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 hel...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 27 August 2020 Saint Monica  on Thursday of week 21 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 hel...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 27 August 2020 Thursday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 27 August 2020 Saint Monica  on Thursday of week 21 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 h...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 27 August 2020 Saint Monica  on Thursday of week 21 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 h...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 27 August 2020 Saint Monica  on Thursday of week 21 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 h...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 27 August 2020 Thursday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...
  • Lectionary Readings

    Wednesday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 427 Reading 1 2 THES 3:6-10, 16-18 We instruct you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to shun any brother who walks in a disorderly way and not according to the tradition...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 21st in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 23,27-32): Jesus said, «Woe to you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs beautiful in appearance, but inside there are only dead bones and uncleanness. ...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Wednesday 26 August 2020 Wednesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time From the Instructions of St Columbanus, abbotLet him who thirsts come to me and drink Beloved brethren, turn your ears t...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 26 August 2020 Wednesday of week 21 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 26 August 2020 Wednesday of week 21 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

    Wednesday 26 August 2020 Wednesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 26 August 2020 Wednesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 26 August 2020 Wednesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 26 August 2020 Wednesday of week 21 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 b...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 26 August 2020 Wednesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...
  • What Every Christian Must Anticipate Today

    August 25, 2020 What Every Christian Must Anticipate Today Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV We must have experienced this before: you are speaking to someone and they are constantly looking at their cellphones every other minute. They seem to be anticipating a call or a text or a Facebook post or a not...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Genesius of Rome St. Genesius of Rome (d. 303 AD) was a renowned actor and playwright, the leader of a popular acting troupe during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. When the Emperor was killing Christians, Genesius wrote plays to m...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "And now, children, remain in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not be put to shame by him at his coming." 1 John 2:28  
  • Lectionary

    Tuesday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 426 Reading 1   We ask you, brothers and sisters, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling with him, not to be shaken out of your minds suddenly...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 21st in Ordinary Time View saints August 25th: St. Louis, King of France View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 23,23-26): Jesus said, «Woe to you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You do not forget the mint, anise and cumin seeds whe...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Tuesday 25 August 2020 Tuesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Louis  or Saint Joseph of Calasanz, Priest  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time St John Chrysostom on the temptations of the devilThe five paths...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 25 August 2020 Tuesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Louis  or Saint Joseph of Calasanz, Priest  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

    Tuesday 25 August 2020 Tuesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Louis  or Saint Joseph of Calasanz, Priest  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

    Tuesday 25 August 2020 Tuesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 25 August 2020 Tuesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 25 August 2020 Tuesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 25 August 2020 Tuesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Louis  or Saint Joseph of Calasanz, Priest  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 25 August 2020 Tuesday of week 21 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Bartholomew St. Bartholomew (1st c.) is one of Jesus' Twelve Apostles who, together with his friend and fellow Apostle Philip, came from Cana in Galilee. All we know of St. Bartholomew (also called Nathaniel) is what is mentio...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "But for thee, O Lord, do I wait; it is thou, O Lord my God, who wilt answer." Psalm 38:15
  • Lectionary

    Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle Lectionary: 629 Reading 1   The angel spoke to me, saying,“Come here.I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”He took me in spirit to a great, high mountainand showed me the holy ci...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: August 24th: Bartholomew, apostle View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 1,45-51): Philip found Nathanael and said to him, «We have found the one that Moses wrote about in the Law, and the prophets as well: He is Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth». Nathanael r...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Monday 24 August 2020 Saint Bartholomew, Apostle - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Bartholomew, Apostle "Saint Bartholomew" (1657) by Rembrandt (1606-1669). From a homily on the first letter to the Corinthians by St John Chrysostom...
  • Office Readings

    Monday 24 August 2020 Saint Bartholomew, 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 us.Glory be to th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

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