• 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
  • Friday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Rom 15:14-21 I myself am convinced about you, my brothers and sisters,that you yourselves are full of goodness,filled with all knowledge, and able to admonish one another.But I have written to you rather boldly in some respects to remind you,because of the grace given me by Godto be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentilesin ... read more
    Published on 11-07-2019
  • Thursday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Rom 14:7-12 Brothers and sisters:None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself.For if we live, we live for the Lord,and if we die, we die for the Lord;so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.For this is why Christ died and came to life,that he might be Lord of ... read more
    Published on 11-06-2019
  • Wednesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Rom 13:8-10 Brothers and sisters:Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another;for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.The commandments, You shall not commit adultery;you shall not kill;you shall not steal;you shall not covet,and whatever other commandment there may be,are summed up in this saying, namely,You shall love your neighbor as yourself.Love does ... read more
    Published on 11-05-2019
  • Tuesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Rom 12:5-16ab Brothers and sisters:We, though many, are one Body in Christand individually parts of one another.Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us,let us exercise them:if prophecy, in proportion to the faith;if ministry, in ministering;if one is a teacher, in teaching;if one exhorts, in exhortation;if one contributes, in generosity;if one ... read more
    Published on 11-04-2019
  • Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop
    Reading 1 Rom 11:29-36 Brothers and sisters:The gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.Just as you once disobeyed God but have now received mercybecause of their disobedience,so they have now disobeyed in order that,by virtue of the mercy shown to you,they too may now receive mercy.For God delivered all to disobedience,that he might have mercy upon all.Oh, ... read more
    Published on 11-03-2019
  • Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Wis 11:22-12:2 Before the LORD the whole universe is as a grain from a balance or a drop of morning dew come down upon the earth. But you have mercy on all, because you can do all things; and you overlook people's sins that they may repent. For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made; for ... read more
    Published on 11-02-2019
  • The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed(All Souls)
    Reading 1 Wis 3:1-9 The souls of the just are in the hand of God,and no torment shall touch them.They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;and their passing away was thought an afflictionand their going forth from us, utter destruction.But they are in peace.For if before men, indeed, they be punished,yet is their ... read more
    Published on 11-01-2019
  • Solemnity of All Saints
    Reading 1 Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 I, John, saw another angel come up from the East,holding the seal of the living God.He cried out in a loud voice to the four angelswho were given power to damage the land and the sea,"Do not damage the land or the sea or the treesuntil we put the seal on the foreheads ... read more
    Published on 11-01-2019
  • Nov. 1 Solemnity of All Saints, Solemnity
    Today the Church celebrates all the saints: canonized or beatified, and the multitude of those who are in heaven enjoying the beatific vision that are only known to God. During the early centuries the Saints venerated by the Church were all martyrs. Later on the Popes set November 1 as the day for commemorating all the Saints. We all have ... read more
    Published on 10-31-2019
  • Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Rom 8:31b-39 Brothers and sisters:If God is for us, who can be against us?He did not spare his own Sonbut handed him over for us all,how will he not also give us everything else along with him?Who will bring a charge against God's chosen ones?It is God who acquits us.Who will condemn?It is Christ Jesus who ... read more
    Published on 10-31-2019