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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 11 December 2019Wednesday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Damasus I, Pope Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O L...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 11 December 2019Wednesday of the 2nd week of AdventAfternoon 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 11 December 2019Wednesday of the 2nd week of AdventMidday 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 11 December 2019Wednesday of the 2nd week of AdventMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Gl...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Wednesday 11 December 2019Wednesday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Damasus 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 aid.    O Lo...
  • Office Readings

    Wednesday 11 December 2019Wednesday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Damasus 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 its own, use the menu butt...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day Our Lady of Loreto Our Lady of Loreto is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with the house where Mary was born, the site of the Annunciation, and the dwelling place of the Holy Family. The tradition and history of the Holy H...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "For through the Spirit, by faith, we eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus . . . the only thing that counts is faith working through love." Galatians 5:5-6  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 2nd of Advent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18,12-14): Jesus said to his disciples, «What do you think of this? If someone has a hundred sheep and one of them strays, won't he leave the ninety-nine on the hillside, and go to look for the stray one? An...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 10 2019   « December 9  |  December 11 » Tuesday of the Second Week of AdventLectionary: 182 Reading 1 Is 40:1-11 Comfort, give comfort...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 10 December 2019Tuesday of the 2nd week of AdventCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 10 December 2019Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent 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

    Tuesday 10 December 2019Tuesday of the 2nd week of AdventAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 10 December 2019Tuesday of the 2nd week of AdventMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 10 December 2019Tuesday of the 2nd week of AdventMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Tuesday 10 December 2019Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent 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 ...
  • Office Readings

    Tuesday 10 December 2019Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent 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 (witho...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Juan Diego St. Juan Diego (1474–1548) was a poor and humble peasant of the lowest class of Aztec Indians living in what is today Mexico. His native name was Cuauhtlatoatzin, meaning, "eagle that talks." He was baptized at the...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord, they flourish in the courts of our God." Psalm 92:12-14    
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: December 8th: Immaculate Conception View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,26-38): In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth. He was sent to a young virgin who was betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the family of David; ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 9 2019   « December 8  |  December 10 » Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MaryLectionary: 689 Reading 1 Gn 3:...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "The man who is filled with the Holy Spirit speaks in different languages. These different languages are different ways of witnessing to Christ, such as humility, poverty, patience, and obedience; we speak in those languages when we reveal in ours...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 9 December 2019The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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 th...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 9 December 2019The Immaculate Conception 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 Lo...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 9 December 2019The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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 Lor...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 9 December 2019The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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, ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 9 December 2019The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Monday 9 December 2019The Immaculate Conception 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 Lor...
  • Office Readings

    Monday 9 December 2019The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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 butto...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Patapios St. Patapios (4th c.) was born in Thebes, Egypt. His parents were prominent Christians, and his father was the governor of the region. Patapios was well-educated by the best tutors, and his learning awakened in him a desire ...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.' No, 'if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing thi...
  • Feast Day

      Today’s Feast Day Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the infallibly defined dogma of the Catholic Church that "God freely chose Mary from all eternity to be the Mother of his Son. In order...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Sunday 2nd (A) of Advent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 3,1-12): In the course of time John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea and began to proclaim his message, «Change your ways, the Kingdom of heaven is now at hand!». It was about him that th...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 8 2019   « December 7  |  December 9 » Second Sunday of AdventLectionary: 4 Reading 1 Is 11:1-10 On that day, a shoot shall sprout from...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 8 December 20192nd Sunday of AdventCompline (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 s...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 8 December 20192nd Sunday of Advent 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 8 December 20192nd Sunday of AdventAfternoon 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 a...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 8 December 20192nd Sunday of AdventMidday 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 ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 8 December 20192nd Sunday of AdventMid-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 Fathe...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sunday 8 December 20192nd Sunday of Advent 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 a...
  • Office Readings

    Sunday 8 December 20192nd Sunday of Advent 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)I...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Ambrose St. Ambrose of Milan (c. 340–397 A.D.) was born in Gaul (modern France) and became a successful lawyer and governor in Milan, Italy. When the bishop of Milan died in 374 A.D., a movement arose among the people to demand...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "...it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a rans...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Saturday 1st of Advent View saints December 7th: Saint Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9,35-10,1.6-8): Jesus went around all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the Kin...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 7 2019   « December 6  |  December 8 » Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the ChurchLectionary: 180 Reading 1 Is 30:19-21, ...
  • Meditations

      Meditation of the Day "Praying fervently for the coming of the Kingdom also means being constantly alert for the signs of its presence, and working for its growth in every sector of society. It means facing the challenges of present and future with confidence in Christ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 7 December 2019Saturday of the 1st week of AdventCompline (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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 7 December 2019Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of the 1st week of Advent(First Vespers of tomorrow, 2nd Sunday of Advent)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 7 December 2019Saturday of the 1st week of AdventAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 7 December 2019Saturday of the 1st week of AdventMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 7 December 2019Saturday of the 1st week of AdventMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Saturday 7 December 2019Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of the 1st week of AdventMorning 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

    Saturday 7 December 2019Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of the 1st week of AdventOffice 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 ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Nicholas St. Nicholas of Myra (270 - 343 A.D.) was the only child of a wealthy Greek Christian couple living in what is today the country of Turkey. He was a pious child, and upon the death of his parents Nicholas was raised b...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints." Ephesians 6:18  
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Friday 1st of Advent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9,27-31): As Jesus moved on from Capernaum, two blind men followed him, shouting, «Son of David, help us!». When he was about to enter the house, the blind men caught up with him, and Jesus said to them...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 6 2019   « December 5  |  December 7 » Friday of the First Week of AdventLectionary: 179 Reading 1 Is 29:17-24 Thus says the Lord GOD:B...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 6 December 2019Friday of the 1st week of AdventCompline (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 Fat...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 6 December 2019Friday of the 1st week of Advent  or Saint Nicholas, Bishop 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, m...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 6 December 2019Friday of the 1st week of AdventAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 6 December 2019Friday of the 1st week of AdventMidday 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 6 December 2019Friday of the 1st week of AdventMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be ...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Friday 6 December 2019Friday of the 1st week of Advent  or Saint Nicholas, Bishop 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...
  • Office Readings

    Friday 6 December 2019Friday of the 1st week of Advent  or Saint Nicholas, Bishop 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 ...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Sabas St. Sabas (439-532 A.D.) was born near Caesarea in Cappadocia to an illustrious family. His father was an army officer who, being restationed in Alexandria, left Sabas (along with his estate) in the care of his wife's sister. S...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "He said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yoursel...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Thursday 1st of Advent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7,21.24-27): Jesus said to his disciples, «Not everyone who says to me: Lord! Lord! will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my heavenly Father. »So, then, anyone who hears ...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 5 2019   « December 4  |  December 6 » Thursday of the First Week of AdventLectionary: 178 Reading 1 Is 26:1-6 On that day they will si...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of AdventCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of Advent 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

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of AdventAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of AdventMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of AdventMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of Advent 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...
  • Office Readings

    Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday of the 1st week of Advent 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 (with...
  • God Can Use Your Emptiniess to Fill the Cup of Others

    December 4, 2019 God Can Use Your Emptiness to Fill the Cup of Others Jeannie Ewing I recently joined a group of secular creative professionals, mostly writers, in a networking community. At first, I felt like the lone guppy in a sea of majestic clownfish, intimidating sharks, and graceful do...
  • Devotion of the Month

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Immaculate Conception The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Chosen before time to be the Mother of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ, God created Mary perfect and full o...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening 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 withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday 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 en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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 with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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...
  • Office Readings

    Office of Readings If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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 Spi...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Barbara St. Barbara (3rd c.) was born in Nicomedia in modern day Turkey. According to tradition, after the death of her mother she was raised by her rich and tyrannical pagan father who, because of her beauty and intelligence, guar...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you." John 15:12-14 ...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 1st of Advent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 15,29-37): Jesus went to the shore of Lake Galilee, and then went up into the hills where he sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing the dumb, the blind, the lame, the crippled, and many with other infirmit...
  • Lectionary Readings

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 4 2019   « December 3  |  December 5 » Wednesday of the First Week of AdventLectionary: 177 Reading 1 Is 25:6-10a On this mountain the ...
  • Mary Calls Us to Embrace the Waiting of Advent

    December 3, 2019 Mary Calls Us to Embrace the Waiting of Advent Sarah Reinhard Every year, I reflect on my Advent failures. Lately, I’ve even gotten so that I am thinking about failing before I even begin. While I’m sure there’s a bit of memento mori in all of this, I&rsquo...
  • Devotion of the Month

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Immaculate Conception The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Chosen before time to be the Mother of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ, God created Mary perfect and full o...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Vespers (Evening 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 withou...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    None (Afternoon 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...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Sext (Midday 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 en...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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 with...
  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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...
  • Office Readings

    Office of Readings If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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 Spi...
  • Saint of the Day

      Saint of the Day St. Francis Xavier St. Francis Xavier (1506–1552) was born in his family castle in Navarre in what is today Spain. While studying in Paris he met St. Ignatius of Loyola and joined him in the foundation of the Society of Jesus. In...
  • Verse of the Day

      Verse of the Day "And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone, an apt teacher, patient, correcting opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that they will repent and come to know the truth, and that they may escape from the snare...
  • Gospel/Homily

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 1st of Advent View saints December 3rd: Saint Francis Xavier, Priest View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10,21-24): Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and said, «I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for you have hidden these...