• Feb. 21 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 into the world by His work of redemption. Where Adam fell, Christ, the new Head of humanity, triumphs over the power of Satan: at the ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-20-2021
  • Saturday after Ash Wednesday
    R.    (11ab)  Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth.Incline your ear, O LORD; answer me,    for I am afflicted and poor.Keep my life, for I am devoted to you;    save your servant who trusts in you.     You are my God.R.    Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-19-2021
  • Feb. 20 Saturday after Ash Wednesday; Sts. Francisco & Jacinta Marto (Portugal), Weekday
    Franciso and Jacinta Marto were officially declared saints of the Catholic Church by Pope Francis on May 13, 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. The brother and sister who tended to their families' sheep with their cousin Lucia Santo in the fields of Fatima, witnessed the apparitions of Mary, now commonly known as Our Lady of Fatima. ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-19-2021
  • Friday after Ash Wednesday
    Thus says the Lord GOD:Cry out full-throated and unsparingly,    lift up your voice like a trumpet blast; Tell my people their wickedness,    and the house of Jacob their sins. They seek me day after day,    and desire to know my ways,Like a nation that has done what is just    and not abandoned the law of their God;They ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-18-2021
  • Feb. 19 Friday After Ash Wednesday, Weekday
    According to the Roman Martyrology today is the feast of St. Conrad of Piacenza, a friar and hermit celebrated for piety and miraculous cures at Noto in Sicily and St. Gabinus, brother of Pope St. Caius, father of St. Susanna, who was ordained in his old age. ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-18-2021
  • Thursday after Ash Wednesday
    Moses said to the people:“Today I have set before youlife and prosperity, death and doom.If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God,which I enjoin on you today,loving him, and walking in his ways,and keeping his commandments, statutes and decrees,you will live and grow numerous,and the LORD, your God,will bless you in the land ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-17-2021
  • Feb. 18 Thursday After Ash Wednesday, Weekday
    According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Simeon, bishop and martyr. He was the successor to the apostle St. James in the See of Jerusalem and was arrested and probably crucified in about A.D. 110, under the emperor Trajan. He ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-17-2021
  • Ash Wednesday
    Even now, says the LORD,    return to me with your whole heart,    with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;Rend your hearts, not your garments,    and return to the LORD, your God.For gracious and merciful is he,    slow to anger, rich in kindness,    and relenting in punishment.Perhaps he will again relent    and leave behind him a blessing,Offerings ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-16-2021
  • Feb. 17 Ash Wednesday, Weekday
    The time has now come in the Church year for the solemn observance of the great central act of history, the redemption of the human race by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the Roman Rite, the beginning of the forty days of penance is marked with the austere symbol of ashes which is ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-16-2021
  • Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
    When the LORD saw how great was man’s wickedness on earth,and how no desire that his heart conceivedwas ever anything but evil,he regretted that he had made man on the earth,and his heart was grieved. So the LORD said:“I will wipe out from the earth the men whom I have created,and not only the men,but ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-15-2021
  • Feb. 16 Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time, Weekday
    Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is a celebration marking the time until the start of the penitential season of Lent, a time of prayer, fasting and penance through a period of 40 days until Easter. The time after Epiphany until Lent begins is often referred to as "Carnival" when Catholics and others celebrate with festivities before ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-15-2021
  • Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
    The man had relations with his wife Eve,and she conceived and bore Cain, saying,“I have produced a man with the help of the LORD.”Next she bore his brother Abel.Abel became a keeper of flocks, and Cain a tiller of the soil.In the course of time Cain brought an offering to the LORDfrom the fruit of ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 02-14-2021
  • Feb. 15 Monday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time; St. Claude de la Colombiere, priest (some places), Weekday
    The Jesuit Priest St. Claude de la Colombière was the first to believe in the mystical revelations of the Sacred Heart given to St. Margaret Mary in Paray le Monial Convent, France. Thanks to his support, St. Margaret Mary's superior also believed, and propagation of the devotion to the Sacred heart was started. ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-14-2021
  • Feb. 14 Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday
    A leper came to him (and kneeling down) begged him and said, "If you wish, you can make me clean." Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, "I do will it. Be made clean." The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean (Mark 1:40-42). ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-13-2021
  • Feb. 13 Saturday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time, Weekday
    According to the Roman Martyrology, today is the feast of St. Catherine de Ricci a native of Florence, Italy, who became a Dominican tertiary in 1535 and eventually filled the offices of novice-mistress and prioress. She was famous for her ecstasies in which she beheld and enacted the scenes of our Lord's passion. It is ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 02-12-2021