• Second Sunday of Lent
    God put Abraham to the test.He called to him, “Abraham!”“Here I am!” he replied.Then God said:“Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah.There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height that I will point out to you.” When they came to the place of ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-27-2021
  • Feb. 28 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 Mass places before us the transfigured Lord and the model toward Whom we must tend, and our own transfiguration as the goal we must attain. ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-27-2021
  • Saturday of the First Week of Lent
    Moses spoke to the people, saying:“This day the LORD, your God,commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.Be careful, then,to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.Today you are making this agreement with the LORD:he is to be your God and you are to walk in his waysand observe his statutes, ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-26-2021
  • Feb. 27 Saturday of the First Week of Lent; Optional Memorial St. Gregory of Narek, abbot & doctor of the Church, Opt. Mem.
    On February 2, 2021, Pope Francis decreed that St. Gregory of Narek be added to the General Roman Calendar. St Gregory of Narek, Doctor of the Church, Armenian monk, poet, mystical philosopher, theologian, writer and saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church and Catholic Church was born into a family of writers. Based in the monastery ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-26-2021
  • Friday of the First Week of Lent
    Thus says the Lord GOD:If the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed,     if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just,    he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of the crimes he committed shall be remembered against him;    he shall live because of the virtue he ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-25-2021
  • Feb. 26 Friday of the First Week of Lent, Weekday
    According to the Roman Martyrology, today is the feast of St. Porphyrius, a wealthy Greek who became a hermit first in the desert of Skete in Egypt and then in Palestine on the banks of the Jordan. Much against his will he was raised to the see of Gaza, which he ruled with extraordinary energy, ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-25-2021
  • Thursday of the First Week of Lent
    Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish,had recourse to the LORD.She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids, from morning until evening, and said:“God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you,for I am taking my life in my hand.As a ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-24-2021
  • Feb. 25 Thursday of the First Week of Lent, Weekday
    According to the Roman Martyrology today is the feast of St. Walburga, sister of Sts. Willibald and Winebald. She became a nun at Wimborne in Dorset under St. Tatta and followed St. Lioba to Germany at the invitation of St. Boniface. She died abbess of Hiedenheim, whence her relics were translated to Eichstatt. ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-24-2021
  • Wednesday of the First Week of Lent
    The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:“Set out for the great city of Nineveh,and announce to it the message that I will tell you.”So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,according to the LORD’s bidding.Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;it took three days to go through it.Jonah began his journey ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-23-2021
  • Feb. 24 Wednesday of the First Week of Lent, Weekday
    But Jesus told them, "Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother (and be joined to his wife), and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-23-2021
  • Tuesday of the First Week of Lent
    Jesus said to his disciples:“In praying, do not babble like the pagans,who think that they will be heard because of their many words.Do not be like them.Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This is how you are to pray:     Our Father who art in heaven,        hallowed be thy name,   ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-22-2021
  • Feb. 23 Tuesday of the First Week of Lent; Optional Memorial of St. Polycarp, Opt. Mem.
    St. Polycarp of Smyrna, was converted to Christianity by St. John the Evangelist. He was a disciple of the apostles and friend of St. Ignatius of Antioch. He was ordained bishop of Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey) and was about eighty-six when the Roman pro-consul urged him to renounce Christ and save his life. St. Polycarp ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-22-2021
  • Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle
    When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippihe asked his disciples,“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah,still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Christ, the ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-21-2021
  • Feb. 22 Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, apostle, Feast
    This feast brings to mind the mission of teacher and pastor conferred by Christ on Peter and continued in an unbroken line down to the present Pope. We celebrate the unity of the Church, founded upon the Apostle, and renew our assent to the Magisterium of the Roman Pontiff, extended both to truths which are ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-21-2021
  • First Sunday of Lent
    R. (cf. 10) Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant.Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;    teach me your paths,Guide me in your truth and teach me,    for you are God my savior.R. Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant.Remember ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-20-2021