Feb. 27 Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent; Opt. Mem. of St. Gregory of Narek, Abbot & Doctor of the Church, Weekday

Jesus’ condemnation of religious externalism, hypocrisy and vanity is not meant to correct only the Pharisees of his time. It is also directed at us. We should look into our… Read More

Feb. 26 Monday of the Second Week of Lent, Weekday

The greatest proof of Christ’s charity was given on the Cross. With Christ our gift of ourselves will be given to God as an expression of our love. Communion will… Read More

Feb. 25 Second Sunday of Lent, Sunday

Between Moses and Elias Jesus shows forth His divine glory, thus foreshadowing His resurrection. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end of all things. Today’s… Read More

Feb. 24 Saturday of the First Week of Lent; Ember Saturday, Weekday

It is Ember Saturday of Lent or Spring Embertide. See Contemporary Observation of Ember Days and Lenten Ember Days for more information. Read More

Feb. 23 Friday of the First Week of Lent; Optional Memorial of St. Polycarp; Ember Friday, Opt. Mem.

Today is the Optional Memorial of St. Polycarp of Smyrna (69-155), who was converted to Christianity by St. John the Evangelist. He was a disciple of the apostles and friend… Read More

Feb. 22 Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle, Feast

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. It brings to mind the mission of teacher and pastor conferred by Christ on Peter, and continued in… Read More

Feb. 21 Wednesday of the First Week of Lent; Opt. Mem. of St. Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor; Ember Wednesday, Opt. Mem.

The Church celebrates the Optional Memorial of St. Peter Damian, a man of vehemence in all his actions who was brought up in the hard school of poverty, found that… Read More

Feb. 20 Tuesday of the First Week of Lent, Weekday

Franciso and Jacinta Marto were officially declared saints of the Catholic Church by Pope Francis on May 13, 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. Today the Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Jacinta (1910-1920),… Read More

Feb. 19 Monday of the First Week of Lent, Weekday

Today The Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Conrad of Piacenza (1290-1351), a Franciscan tertiary hermit celebrated for piety and miraculous cures at Noto in Sicily and St. Barbatus (610-682), Bishop of… Read More

Feb. 18 First Sunday of Lent , Sunday

The scene of the temptation, which opens the public life of Jesus, declares in the Gospels in a very forceful manner the great change in our lives that He introduces… Read More

Oct. 26 Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

Gospel Verse, Cf. 2 Thes 2:14: God has called us through the Gospel to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Roman Martyrology commemorates today St. Fulk of… Read More

Oct. 25 Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

Gospel Verse, Cf. Mt 11:25: Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.Today in Wales is the feast… Read More

Oct. 24 Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Anthony Claret, Bishop, Opt. Mem.

Gospel Verse, Jn 17:13:10-17: Your word, O Lord, is truth; consecrate us in the truth.Today the Church celebrates the Optional Memorial of St. Anthony Claret (1807-1870), bishop, the founder of… Read More

Oct. 23 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Ps 105 (104):3-4: Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. Gospel Verse, Year C, 2… Read More

Oct. 22 Saturday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. John Paul II, Pope, Opt. Mem.

Propers for St. John Paul II: Entrance Antiphon: The Lord chose him for himself as high priest, and, opening his treasure house, made him rich in all good things.Gospel Verse,… Read More

Oct. 21 Friday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

Gospel Verse, Cf. Mt 11:25: Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom. Today the Roman Martyrology includes: Read More

Oct. 20 Thursday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross, Priest (USA), Opt. Mem.

Entrance Antiphon, Cf. 1 Cor 2:2: I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except for Jesus Christ, and him crucified.Communion Antiphon, 1 Cor 1:23-24: We proclaim Christ… Read More

Oct. 19 Memorial of Sts. John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs (USA), Memorial

Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Gal 6:14; 1 Cor 1:18: May we never boast, except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the word of the Cross is the power… Read More

Oct. 18 Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist, Feast

Entrance Antiphon, Is 52:7:How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings of peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation! Gospel Verse, Cf. Jn 15:16:I chose… Read More

Oct. 17 Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr, Memorial

Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Gal 2:19-20:I am crucified with Christ, yet I live; no longer I, but Christ lives in me. I live by faith in the Son of God, who… Read More
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