• Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr
    Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and MartyrLectionary: 501 Reading 1 1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59 Judas and his brothers said,"Now that our enemies have been crushed,let us go up to purify the sanctuary and rededicate it."So the whole army assembled, and went up to Mount Zion.Early in the morning on the twenty-fifth day of the ninth month,that is, the ... read more
    Published on 11-21-2019
  • Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin MaryLectionary: 500 Reading 1 1 Mc 2:15-29 The officers of the king in charge of enforcing the apostasycame to the city of Modein to organize the sacrifices.Many of Israel joined them,but Mattathias and his sons gathered in a group apart.Then the officers of the king addressed Mattathias:"You are a ... read more
    Published on 11-20-2019
  • Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time
    Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 499 Reading 1 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31 It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrestedand tortured with whips and scourges by the king,to force them to eat pork in violation of God's law.Most admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother,who saw her seven sons perish ... read more
    Published on 11-19-2019
  • Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time
    Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 498 Reading 1 2 Mc 6:18-31 Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes, a man of advanced age and noble appearance, was being forced to open his mouth to eat pork. But preferring a glorious death to a life of defilement, he spat out the meat, and went forward of his own ... read more
    Published on 11-18-2019
  • Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time
    Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 497 Reading 1 1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63 [From the descendants of Alexander's officers]there sprang a sinful offshoot, Antiochus Epiphanes,son of King Antiochus, once a hostage at Rome.He became king in the year one hundred and thirty sevenof the kingdom of the Greeks.In those days there appeared in ... read more
    Published on 11-17-2019
  • Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 159 Reading 1 Mal 3:19-20a Lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire, leaving them neither root nor branch, says the LORD of hosts. But for you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of ... read more
    Published on 11-16-2019
  • Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
    Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 496 Reading 1 Wis 18:14-16; 19:6-9 When peaceful stillness compassed everythingand the night in its swift course was half spent,Your all-powerful word, from heaven's royal thronebounded, a fierce warrior, into the doomed land,bearing the sharp sword of your inexorable decree.And as he alighted, he filled every place with death;he ... read more
    Published on 11-15-2019
  • Friday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
    Friday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 495 Reading 1 Wis 13:1-9 All men were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God,and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing him who is,and from studying the works did not discern the artisan;But either fire, or wind, or the swift air,or the circuit ... read more
    Published on 11-14-2019
  • Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
    Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 494 Reading 1 Wis 7:22b–8:1 In Wisdom is a spiritintelligent, holy, unique,Manifold, subtle, agile,clear, unstained, certain,Not baneful, loving the good, keen,unhampered, beneficent, kindly,Firm, secure, tranquil,all-powerful, all-seeing,And pervading all spirits,though they be intelligent, pure and very subtle.For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion,and she penetrates and pervades all things by reason ... read more
    Published on 11-13-2019
  • Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin
    Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, VirginLectionary: 493 Reading 1 Wis 6:1-11 Hear, O kings, and understand;learn, you magistrates of the earth's expanse!Hearken, you who are in power over the multitudeand lord it over throngs of peoples!Because authority was given you by the Lordand sovereignty by the Most High,who shall probe your works and scrutinize your counsels.Because, though ... read more
    Published on 11-12-2019
  • Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr
    Reading 1 Wis 2:23–3:9 God formed man to be imperishable;the image of his own nature he made them.But by the envy of the Devil, death entered the world,and they who are in his possession experience it.But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.They seemed, in the view ... read more
    Published on 11-11-2019
  • Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop
    Reading 1 Wis 1:1-7 Love justice, you who judge the earth;think of the Lord in goodness,and seek him in integrity of heart;Because he is found by those who test him not, and he manifests himself to those who do not disbelieve him.For perverse counsels separate a man from God,and his power, put to the proof, rebukes the foolhardy;Because ... read more
    Published on 11-10-2019
  • Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14 It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrestedand tortured with whips and scourges by the king,to force them to eat pork in violation of God's law. One of the brothers, speaking for the others, said:"What do you expect to achieve by questioning us? We are ready to die rather than ... read more
    Published on 11-09-2019
  • Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
    Reading 1 Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 The angel brought meback to the entrance of the temple,and I saw water flowing outfrom beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,for the façade of the temple was toward the east;the water flowed down from the southern side of the temple,south of the altar.He led me outside by the north ... read more
    Published on 11-08-2019