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

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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 5 January 2020The Epiphany of the Lord - SolemnityCompline (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

    Sunday 5 January 2020The Epiphany of the Lord - Solemnity Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 5 January 2020The Epiphany of the Lord - SolemnityAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 5 January 2020The Epiphany of the Lord - SolemnityMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory b...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 5 January 2020The Epiphany of the Lord - SolemnityMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.G...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 5 January 2020The Epiphany of the Lord - Solemnity Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glor...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 5 January 2020The Epiphany of the Lord - Solemnity Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774–1821) was born in New York City to a wealthy, virtuous, and influential family. She married a businessman, and together they lived on Wall Street. They attended an Episcopalian ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you. But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; for the doubter, be...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: January 4th (Weekdays of the Christmas season) View saints January 4th: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 1,35-42): As John was standing with two of his disciples, Jesus walked by, and John looked at him and said, «There is the Lam...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 4 2020   « January 3  |  January 5 » Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious Lectionary: 207 Reading 1 1 Jn 3:7-10 Children, le...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 4 January 20204 JanuaryCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    is now, and ever shall be,&n...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 4 January 2020Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton  on 4 January(First Vespers of tomorrow, The Epiphany of the Lord)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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 4 January 20204 JanuaryAfternoon 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 to the ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 4 January 20204 JanuaryMidday 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 the Son...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 4 January 20204 JanuaryMid-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 and to t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 4 January 2020Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton  on 4 JanuaryMorning 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....
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 4 January 2020Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton  on 4 JanuaryOffice of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introducti...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Genevieve of Paris St. Genevieve (c.422-512 A.D.) was born to a respectable family in a small village outside Paris, France. When she was seven years old a famous bishop, St. Germain, spotted her in a crowd and prophesied to her pa...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14  
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Holy Name of Jesus The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus is historically associated with the Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus. According to Jewish law, on the 8th day after his birth, a male child was circumcised and received his ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: January 3th (Weekdays of the Christmas season) View saints January 3rd: The Most Holy Name of Jesus View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 1,29-34): John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, «There is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. It ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 3 2020   « January 2  |  January 4 » Christmas Weekday Lectionary: 206 Reading 1  1 JN 2:29–3:6 If you consider that God is...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "It is necessary to have an absolutely sure intention in all our actions, so that the generous fulfillment of our daily duties may be directed toward the highest supernatural ideal. Thus, our life, apart from moments of prayer, will be a prayerful...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 3 January 20203 JanuaryCompline (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 Father and to the Son ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 3 January 20203 January  or The Most Holy Name of Jesus 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 u...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 3 January 20203 JanuaryAfternoon 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 to the So...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 3 January 20203 JanuaryMidday 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 the Son&n...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 3 January 20203 JanuaryMid-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 and to the...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 3 January 20203 January  or The Most Holy Name of Jesus 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...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 3 January 20203 January  or The Most Holy Name of Jesus Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduct...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Basil the Great St. Basil (330 – 379 A.D.) was born to wealthy and pious parents in Cappadocia, Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). His family was renowned for their great sanctity; his grandfather was martyred under the persecut...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:31  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: January 2nd (Weekdays of the Christmas season) View saints January 2nd: St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and Doctors of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 1,19-28): This was the testimony of John when the Jews sent priests and Le...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 2 2020   « January 1  |  January 3 » Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church Lectionary: 205 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 2 January 20202 JanuaryCompline (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 Father and to the Son&nbs...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 2 January 2020Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Doctors  on 2 JanuaryVespers (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

    Thursday 2 January 20202 JanuaryAfternoon 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 to the ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 2 January 20202 JanuaryMidday 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 the Son...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 2 January 20202 JanuaryMid-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 and to t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 2 January 2020Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Doctors  on 2 JanuaryMorning 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

    Thursday 2 January 2020Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Doctors  on 2 JanuaryOffice of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use th...
  • Devotion of the Month

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Holy Name of Jesus The month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. After the Blessed Virgin Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit, the angel Gabriel appeared to St. Joseph and told him that the ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Joseph Mary Tomasi St. Joseph Mary Tomasi (1649-1713) was born in Sicily to noble and virtuous parents. He received a good Christian education and was drawn to the things of God from an early age. He renounced his inheritance and tit...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:33-34  
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Holy Mary, Mother of God The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God is celebrated on January 1st, the final day of the Christmas octave and a Holy Day of Obligation. The origin of this feast goes back to the 7th century in the Latin...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: January 1st (8th Day after Christmas): Mary, Mother of God View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2,16-21): The shepherds came hurriedly and found Mary and Joseph with the baby lying in the manger. On seeing this they related what they had been told about the child, and all...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 1 2020   « December 31  |  January 2 » The Octave Day of Christmas Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God Lectionary: 18 ...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Mary is honored in the Church with special reverence. Indeed, from most ancient times the Blessed Virgin Mary has been venerated under the title of 'God-bearer.' In all perils and needs, the faithful have fled prayerfully to her protection. ... i...
  • New Years Blessings.

    Dear Friends in Christ, I hope you had a good year in 2019. With the problems many face through the year I pray that they were resolved and God has met your needs. As this is the last day of 2019, I pray for each and everyone of you for the most Blessed and Peaceful and Prayerful 2020. Always loo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - SolemnityCompline (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

    Wednesday 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - Solemnity 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 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - SolemnityAfternoon 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 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - SolemnityMidday 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 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - SolemnityMid-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

    Wednesday 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - Solemnity 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 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - Solemnity Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (wi...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Sylvester Pope St. Sylvester (c. 250-335 A.D.) was born in Rome and raised as a Christian under the care of pious parents, and the religious instruction of a devout priest. He was later ordained to Holy Orders in Rome, and witne...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of t...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: December 31st (7th Day afterChristmas) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 1,1-18): In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God and the Word was God; he was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him and without him nothing came to be. Whate...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 31 2019   « December 30  |  January 1 » The Seventh Day in the Octave of ChristmasLectionary: 204 Reading 1 1 Jn 2:18-21 Children, it i...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of ChristmasCompline (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

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Silvester I, Pope)(First Vespers of tomorrow, Mary, Mother of God)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of ChristmasMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory b...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of ChristmasAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of ChristmasMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.G...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Silvester I, Pope)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 ...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Silvester I, Pope)Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Anysia St. Anysia of Salonika (d. c. 298 A.D.), also known as St. Anysia of Thessalonica, was born to wealthy and pious Christian parents near Thessalonica, Greece. After the death of her parents, while she was still a young lady, An...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spi...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: December 30th (6th Day afterChristmas) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2,36-40): There was also a prophetess named Anna, daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. After leaving her father's home, she had been seven years with her husband, and since then she had bee...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 30 2019   « December 29  |  December 31 » The Sixth Day in the Octave of ChristmasLectionary: 203 Reading 1 1 Jn 2:12-17 I am writing t...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "If you would suffer with patience the adversities and miseries of this life, be a man of prayer. If you would obtain courage and strength to conquer the temptations of the enemy, be a man of prayer. If you would mortify your own will with all its...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 30 December 20196th day within the octave of ChristmasCompline (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

    Monday 30 December 20196th day within the octave of Christmas 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

    Monday 30 December 20196th day within the octave of ChristmasAfternoon 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 30 December 20196th day within the octave of ChristmasMidday 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 30 December 20196th day within the octave of ChristmasMid-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

    Monday 30 December 20196th day within the octave of Christmas 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

    Monday 30 December 20196th day within the octave of Christmas Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (w...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Thomas Becket St. Thomas Becket (1118-1170), also known as St. Thomas of Canterbury, was the son of a prosperous London merchant. Being a well-educated youth, he was appointed as clerk to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and was later...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day  "Anyone, then, who knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, commits sin." James 4:17  
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day The Holy Family Jesus and his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his earthly guardian, protector, and foster-father, St. Joseph, make up the Holy Family. God was made incarnate into the embrace of the human family, and the major...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Holy Family (A) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 2,13-15.19-23): After the wise men had left, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph and said, «Get up, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod will s...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 29 2019   « December 28  |  December 30 » The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and JosephLectionary: 17 Reading 1 Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 God sets a...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Let us pass on now to the other question—namely, what you can do to strengthen your resolutions and make them succeed? There is no better mean than to put them into practice. But you say that you are still so weak that, although you often m...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy FamilyCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    is now, and ever shall...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy Family 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 Father and ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy FamilyAfternoon 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy FamilyMidday 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy Family 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 Father and t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy Family 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 Father and t...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy Family Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (without Invitatory)If th...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Holy Innocents The Holy Innocents (1st c.) are the children mentioned in the account of Jesus' birth in Matthew's Gospel (2:16-18). When the Magi came to Jerusalem to find and adore the Baby Jesus, the newborn King of the Jews, King Hero...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: December 28th: Holy Innocents, martyrs View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 2,13-18): After the wise men had left, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph and said, «Get up, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 28 2019   « December 27  |  December 29 » Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrsLectionary: 698 Reading 1 1 Jn 1:5—2:2 Beloved:This...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - 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,  &n...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - Feast (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Holy Family)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. ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - 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.G...