1st Week of Advent, Monday, Dec 4; Saint John of Damascene

 1st Week of Advent, Monday, Dec 4

Isaiah 2:1-3 / Matthew 8:5-11

Isaiah looks to the future; All nations will live in peace. 

34th Week, Saturday, Dec 2: Saint Bibiana

34th Week, Saturday, Dec 2: Saint Bibiana

Daniel 7:15-27 / Luke 21:34-36

Daniel prophesies good news; “God's kingdom will win out in the end.”

34th Week, Friday, Dec 1; Saint Eligius

34th Week, Friday, Dec 1; Saint Eligius 

Daniel 7:2-14 / Luke 21:29-33      

Daniel had a remarkable vision; He saw a being coming on the clouds.

34th Week: Nov 27-Dec 2:

 34th Week: Nov 27-Dec 2: 

Advent 1st Sunday B: Be Awake and Alert


 The waiting room that is Advent

St. Andrew, Apostle, Nov 30

 Romans 10:9-18 / Matthew 4:18-22

 Confess that Jesus is Lord: Believe that God raised Jesus from death. 

34th Week, Wednesday, Nov 29; Saint Hubert

34th Week, Ordinary Time, Wednesday, Nov 29

Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28 / Luke 21:12-19                   

Words appear on the palace wall; Daniel explained the words.

34th Week, Tuesday, Nov 28; Saint Catherine Labouré

 34th Week, Tuesday, Nov 28

Daniel 2:31-45 / Luke 21:5-11    

The king has a strange dream; Daniel interprets the king's dream.

34th Week, Monday, Nov 27; Saint Virgilius of Salzburg

34th Week, Monday, Nov 27

Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20 / Luke 21:1-4

Daniel remains faithful; God rewarded Daniel.

33rd Week, Saturday, Nov 25; Saint Catherine of Alexandria

33rd Week, Saturday, Nov 25

1 Maccabees 6:3-13 / Luke 20:27-40

Antiochus dies grief-stricken; He paid dearly for his sins against Israel.

33rd Week, Friday, Nov 24; St Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions

 33rd Week, Friday, Nov 24

1 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59 / Luke 19:45-48

Judas goes to Jerusalem; He purified and rededicated the Temple.

33rd Week, Thursday, Nov 23; Saint Clement I

33rd Week, Thursday, Nov 23

1 Maccabees 2:15-29 / Luke 19:41-44

Mattathias and his sons flee; They leave everything for their faith.

33rd Week, Wednesday, Nov 22; Saint Cecelia

 33rd Week, Wednesday, Nov 22

2 Maccabees 7:1, 20-31 / Luke 19:11-28

Seven brothers are martyred; Their mother exhorted them to persevere.

33rd Week, Tuesday, Nov 21: Presentation of the Bl. Virgin Mary

33rd Week, Tuesday, Nov 21

2 Maccabees 6:18-31 / Luke 19:1-10  

Old Eleazar is martyred; He left an example to the young.

33rd Week, Monday, Nov 20

 33rd Week, Monday, Nov 20

1 Macc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-64 / Luke 18:35-43

Antiochus becomes king; He threatens Israel's faith.

33rd Sunday A: Talents Gifted and Developed


32nd Sunday A - Liturgical Prayers

 Greeting (See Second Reading)

32nd Week, Saturday, Nov 18; Dedication of Churches of Sts Peter and Paul

32nd Week, Saturday, Nov 18

Wisdom 18:14-16; 19:6-9 / Luke 18:1-8

The sea becomes a dry road; Israel saw what God did and rejoiced.

32nd Week, Friday, Nov 17; Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

32nd Week, Friday, Nov 17

Wisdom 13:1-9 / Luke 17:26-37  

They have gone astray; They saw creation but missed the creator

32nd Week, Thursday, Nov 16; Saint Margaret of Scotland

 32nd Week, Thursday, Nov 16

Wisdom 7:22-8:1 / Luke 17:20-25

Wisdom is all-seeing; Wisdom defeats wickedness.

32nd Week, Wednesday, Nov 15; Saint Albert the Great

32nd Week, Wednesday, November 15

Wisdom 6:1-11 / Luke 17:11-19

Desire God's word; Seek God's wisdom.

32nd Week, Tuesday, Nov 14

 32nd Week, Tuesday, Nov 14

Wisdom 2:23 - 3:9 / Luke 17:7-10

God formed us in his image; God purifies us like gold in a fire.

32nd Week, Monday, Nov 13th; St Frances Xavier Cabrini

32nd Week, Monday, November 13th

Wisdom 1:1-7 / Luke 17:1-6

Wisdom is a kindly spirit; God's wisdom pervades everything.

31st Week, Saturday, Nov 11; Saint Martin of Tours

31st Week, Saturday, Nov 11

Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27 / Luke 16:9-15

Paul talks about community; Greet one another lovingly.

31st Week, Friday, Nov 10; Saint Leo the Great

31st Week, Friday, Nov 10

Romans 15:14-21 / Luke 16:1-8 

Paul talks about his ministry; My mission is to the Gentiles.

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, November 9

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, November 9

Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 / 1 Cor 3:9-11, 16-17 / John 2:13-22 

We are God's chosen people; He called us out of darkness into light.

31st Week, Wednesday, Nov 8

31st Week, Wednesday, Nov 8

Romans 13:8-10 / Luke 14:25-33

Paul sums up the commandments; Love your neighbor as yourself. 

31st Week, Tuesday, Nov 7th; St. Willibrord

31st Week, Tuesday, Nov 7th

Romans 12:5-16 / Luke 14:15-24

We are one body in Christ; We have different gifts.

31st Week, Monday, Nov 6th

31st Week, Monday, Nov 6th

Romans 11:29-36 / Luke 14:12-14   

Paul talks about God; God is beyond human understanding.