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

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  • 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - FeastMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - FeastMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help u...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 28 December 2019The Holy Innocents, Martyrs - Feast 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.Introductio...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. John the Evangelist St. John the Evangelist (1st c.) was one of the Twelve Apostles, and one of the three in Jesus' inner circle, along with his brother, James, and Simon Peter. St. John was the disciple who reclined on the breast ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    iturgical day: December 27th: John, apostle and evangelist View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20,2-8): On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala ran to Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved. And she said to them, «They have taken the Lord out of the tomb and we don't ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 27 2019   « December 26  |  December 28 » Feast of Saint John, Apostle and evangelistLectionary: 697 Reading 1 1 Jn 1:1-4 Beloved:What ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - 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

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - 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 u...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - FeastMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Gl...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - FeastMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Gl...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - FeastMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - 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...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 27 December 2019Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - Feast 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. Stephen St. Stephen (1st. c.) was one of the Church's first deacons in Jerusalem and an eloquent preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. According to Sacred Scripture he was "a man full of faith, and of the Holy Ghost" and "full of...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Yet if any of you suffers as a Christian, do not consider it a disgrace, but glorify God because you bear this name." 1 Peter 4:16  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: December 26th: Stephen, First Martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 10,17-22): Jesus said to his disciples, «Be on your guard with respect to people, for they will hand you over to their courts and they will flog you in their synagogues. You will be brought to...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 26 2019   « December 25  |  December 27 » Feast of Saint Stephen, first martyrLectionary: 696 Reading 1 Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Stephen, f...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "We might say the whole mystery of our redemption in Christ, by his incarnation, his death and his resurrection, consists of this marvelous exchange: in the heart of Christ, God has loved us humanly, so as to render our human hearts capable of lov...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - FeastCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, &nbs...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - FeastMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us....
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - FeastMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to he...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first 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 ...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 26 December 2019Saint Stephen, the first Martyr - Feast 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.Introdu...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Anastasia St. Anastasia (c. 281-314 A.D.) was a Roman citizen of the noble class, born to a wealthy pagan father and a Christian mother. She was secretly baptized due to her mother's desire to raise her as a Christian. Anastas...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6  
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Christmas December 25th is the feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the greatest Christian holy day after Easter. “Christ Mass” is the Eucharistic feast celebrating the birth of Christ, the Incarn...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Christmas: Midnight Mass View saints December 25th: The Nativity of the Lord (Mass During the Day) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2,1-14): At that time the emperor issued a decree for a census of the whole empire to be taken. This first census was taken whil...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 25 2019 Mass During the Day   « December 24  |  December 26 » The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) - Mass During the DayLectionary: 16 R...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "'And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased’ (Lk 2:12-14). According to the evangelist, the angels &lsquo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - 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,    is n...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - 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 be ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - 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 be t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - 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 to t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - 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.Glory b...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - 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 be t...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 25 December 2019Christmas Day - 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 (withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

      Saint of the Day Saints Adam & Eve Adam and Eve, the first man and woman created by God as recounted in the Old Testament book of Genesis, are the father and mother of all humanity. Through their willful disobedience to the command of God, sin came into ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." John 10:11  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Weekdays of Advent: December 24th View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,67-79): Zechariah, filled with holy spirit, sang this canticle, «Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has come and redeemed his people. He has raised up for us a victorious Savior in the h...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 24 2019   « December 23  |  December 25 » Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Advent - Mass in the MorningLectionary: 200 Reading 1 2 Sm 7:1-5...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 DecemberCompline (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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 December (First Vespers of tomorrow, Christmas Day)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 24 December 201924 DecemberAfternoon 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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 DecemberMidday 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 DecemberMid-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 t...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 December 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 to t...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 24 December 201924 December 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 this ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Victoria St. Victoria (d. 250 A.D.) was a Christian noblewoman from Rome. She, together with her sister, St. Anatolia, were forced into arranged marriages with two pagan noblemen. Both Victoria and Anatolia desired to devote themse...
  • Verse of the Day

    Verse of the Day "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Liturgical day: Weekdays of Advent: December 23th View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,57-66): When the time came for Elizabeth, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the merciful Lord had done a wonderful thing for her and they rejoiced with her. When on the ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 23 2019   « December 22  |  December 24 » Monday of the Fourth Week of AdventLectionary: 199 Reading 1 Mal 3:1-4, 23-24 Thus says the L...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 23 December 201923 DecemberCompline (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&n...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 23 December 201923 December  (optional commemoration of Saint John of Kęty, 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 God, come to our aid.    O...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 23 December 201923 DecemberAfternoon 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 th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 23 December 201923 DecemberMidday 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 S...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 23 December 201923 DecemberMid-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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 23 December 201923 December  (optional commemoration of Saint John of Kęty, Priest)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 bu...