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

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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 16 August 2020 20th 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 16 August 2020 20th 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. Tarcisius St. Tarcisius (3rd c.) was a boy who lived during the persecution of Roman Emperor Valerian. When the Christians would secretly celebrate daily Mass in the catacombs, a deacon would be sent to carry the Holy Eucharist to ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access [by faith] to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we even...
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Solemnity of the Assumption August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and a Holy Day of Obligation. It is an ancient feast of the Church, celebrated universally by at least the 6th century. Ac...
  • Lectionary

    Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass during the Day Lectionary: 622 Reading 1   God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: August 15th: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,39-56): Mary then set out for a town in the Hills of Judah. She entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leapt in her womb...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary An altarpiece (1626) by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). The Apostolic Constitution of Pope Pius X...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  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 h...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity 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 he...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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 hast...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 15 August 2020 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity 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 ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Maximilian Kolbe St. Maximilian Kolbe (1894–1941) was born in Poland to a devout Christian family. As a boy he had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She showed him two crowns: a white one for virginity and a red ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8  
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "I do not wish the soul to consider her sins, either in general or in particular, without also remembering the Blood and the broadness of My mercy, for fear that otherwise she should be brought to confusion. And together with confusion would come ...
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Lectionary: 417 Reading 1   The word of the LORD came to me:  Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations. Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem: By origin and birth you are of the ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Friday 19th in Ordinary Time View saints August 14th: St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, priest and martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 19,3-12): Some Pharisees approached Jesus. They wanted to test him and asked, «Is a man allowed to divorce his wife for a...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Friday 14 August 2020 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr  on Friday of week 19 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr Father Maximilian Kolbe in 1939. A letter of St Maximilian KolbeWe must sanctify th...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 14 August 2020 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr  on Friday of week 19 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,...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 14 August 2020 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr  on Friday of week 19 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 L...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 14 August 2020 Friday of week 19 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 14 August 2020 Friday of week 19 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 14 August 2020 Friday of week 19 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 14 August 2020 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr  on Friday of week 19 in Ordinary Time (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 14 August 2020 Friday of week 19 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...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Cassian of Imola St. Cassian of Imola (4th c.) was the Bishop of Brescia near Milan, Italy. When a wave of persecution erupted under the Roman Emperor, Cassian fled to Imola, Italy, where he found work as a schoolmaster teaching chil...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?" Hebrews 1:14  
  • Lectionary

    Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 416 Reading 1   The word of the LORD came to me:  Son of man, you live in the midst of a rebellious house; they have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 19th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18,21—19,1): Peter asked Jesus, «Lord, how many times must I forgive the offenses of my brother or sister? Seven times?». Jesus answered, «No, not seven times, but seventy-seven ti...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Thursday 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 19 in Ordinary Time A treatise on Christian Perfection by St Gregory of NyssaWe h...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs  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,...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs  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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 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 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 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 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 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

    Thursday 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 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

    Thursday 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs  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. ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 13 August 2020 Thursday of week 19 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...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Jeanne de Chantal St. Jeanne (Jane) Frances de Chantal (1572–1641) was born in Dijon, France. She was the daughter of the president of parliament, and lived up to her noble status as a refined, cheerful, and beautiful woman. At...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine."" Isaiah 43:1
  • Lectionary

    Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 415 Reading 1   The LORD cried loud for me to hear: Come, you scourges of the city! With that I saw six men coming from the direction of the upper gate which faces the nort...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 19th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18,15-20): Jesus said to his disciples, «If your brother or sister has sinned against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are in private, and if he listens to you, you have won your...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Wednesday 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time From a discourse on the psalms by Saint Augustine, bishopCome, let us g...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to ou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 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 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 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 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 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 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 12 August 2020 Wednesday of week 19 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...
  • Good Spiritual Reading Can Save Souls

    August 11, 2020 Good Spiritual Reading Can Save Souls Fr. Ed Broom, OMV A screeching canon ball shattered the legs of the valiant Spanish soldier whose name was Inigo, later to be called Ignatius, and still later Saint Ignatius. Brought to safety and then transported to his home in Loyola, th...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Clare of Assisi St. Clare (1194–1253) was born in Assisi, Italy, to an aristocratic family, the daughter of a wealthy count. From childhood she was pious after the example of her mother, and as she grew up her longing for God...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1  
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin Lectionary: 414 Reading 1   The Lord GOD said to me: As for you, son of man, obey me when I speak to you: be not rebellious like this house of rebellion, but open your mouth and eat what I shall give you...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 19th in Ordinary Time View saints August 11th: St. Clare of Assisi. virgin (1194-1253) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18,1-5.10.12-14): At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked him, «Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?»...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Tuesday 11 August 2020 Saint Clare, Virgin  on Tuesday of week 19 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Clare, Virgin From a fresco (1322–1326) by Simone Martini (1284-1344), in the Lower basilica of San Francesco, Assisi. A letter...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 11 August 2020 Saint Clare, Virgin  on Tuesday of week 19 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 he...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 11 August 2020 Saint Clare, Virgin  on Tuesday of week 19 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 11 August 2020 Tuesday of week 19 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 11 August 2020 Tuesday of week 19 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 11 August 2020 Tuesday of week 19 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 11 August 2020 Saint Clare, Virgin  on Tuesday of week 19 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 11 August 2020 Tuesday of week 19 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. Lawrence of Rome St. Lawrence of Rome (d. 258 A.D.) was likely a Spaniard by birth who lived in Rome while Christianity was outlawed under pain of death. He was appointed by Pope St. Sixtus II as archdeacon over the seven deacons o...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a...
  • Lectionary

    Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr Lectionary: 618   Reading 1   Brothers and sisters: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already dete...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: August 10th: St. Lawrence, martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 12,24-26): Jesus said, «Truly, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Those who love their life destroy it,...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Monday 10 August 2020 Saint Laurence, Deacon, Martyr - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Laurence, Deacon, Martyr San Lorenzo in Florence. The original basilica was consecrated by St Ambrose in 393. This, the third church on the site,...
  • Office Readings

    Monday 10 August 2020 Saint Laurence, Deacon, Martyr - 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 10 August 2020 Saint Laurence, Deacon, Martyr - 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.Glory ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 10 August 2020 Saint Laurence, Deacon, Martyr - Feast Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 10 August 2020 Saint Laurence, Deacon, Martyr - Feast Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 10 August 2020 Saint Laurence, Deacon, Martyr - Feast Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 10 August 2020 Saint Laurence, Deacon, Martyr - 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.Glor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 10 August 2020 Saint Laurence, Deacon, Martyr - Feast Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (1891–1942) was born as Edith Stein in Prussia, the youngest of eleven children from a devout Jewish family. She was a bright and gifted child, and as she m...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "I know that whatever God does endures for ever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has made it so, in order that men should fear before him. That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks...
  • Meditation

      Meditation of the Day "Natural love is sufficient for earthly parents, but the love which [Joseph] bore to Jesus, as His appointed father, was not a mere human love, it was also a supereminently divine love; for, in loving his Son he was exercising the most perfect lov...
  • Lectionary

    Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 115   Reading 1   At the mountain of God, Horeb,Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter. Then the LORD said to him,“Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Sunday 19th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,22-33): After He had fed the people, Jesus obliged his disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, while he sent the crowd away. And having sent the people away, he went up ...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time From the dialogue On Divine Providence by Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctorThe bonds of love My sweet Lord, look with mercy upon you...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th 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 and...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th 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 Father...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th 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 a...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th 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 9 August 2020 19th 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 9 August 2020 19th 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 Fath...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th 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. Allel...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Dominic de Guzman St. Dominic (1170–1221) was born in Spain to a family of noble lineage. His mother, Blessed Jane of Aza, prayed at the church of St. Dominic Silos to conceive a male child, her first two sons being given to ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "So turn from youthful desires and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord with purity of heart." 2 Timothy 2:22  
  • Lectionary

    Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest Lectionary: 412   Reading 1   Are you not from eternity, O LORD, my holy God, immortal? O LORD, you have marked him for judgment, O Rock, you have readied him punishment! Too pure are your eyes t...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Saturday 18th in Ordinary Time View saints August 8th: St. Dominic View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 17,14-20): A man approached Jesus, knelt before him and said, «Sir, have pity on my son who is an epileptic and is in a wretched state. He has often falle...
  • Spiritual Reading

    Saturday 8 August 2020 Saint Dominic, Priest  on Saturday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Dominic, Priest St Dominic in Prayer, by El Greco (c.1541-1614). From various writings on the history of the Order of Preache...
  • Office Readings

    Saturday 8 August 2020 Saint Dominic, Priest  on Saturday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 8 August 2020 Saint Dominic, Priest  on Saturday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make hast...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 8 August 2020 Saturday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

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