Sun, 02 Oct 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Est 4:17: Within your will, O Lord, all things are established, and there is none that can resist your will. For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth, and all that is held within the circle of heaven; you are the Lord of all.Gospel Verse, 1 Pt 1:25: The word of the Lord remains for ever. This is the word that has been proclaimed to you. Gospel Excerpt, Lk 17:5-10: "If one of you had a servant plowing or herding sheep and he came in from the fields, would you say to him, 'Come and sit down at table'? Would you not rather say, 'Prepare my supper. Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink. You can eat and drink afterward'? Would he be grateful to the servant who was only carrying out his orders? It is quite the same with you who hear me. When you have done all you have been commanded to do, say, 'We are useless servants. We have done no more than our duty (Lk 17:7-10).'"Communion Antiphon, Lam 3:25: The Lord is good to those who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him.
Sat, 01 Oct 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Dt 32:10-12: The Lord led her and taught her, and kept her as the apple of his eye. Like an eagle spreading its wings he took her up and bore her on his shoulders. The Lord alone was her guide.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.Communion Antiphon, Mt 18:3: Thus says the Lord: Unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.Today is the Memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face (1873-1897), more popularly known as "the Little Flower." Although just an obscure cloistered Carmelite nun, she has had universal appeal since her death in 1897. St. Thérèse is the patroness of all foreign missions and patroness of France, and declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope St. John Paul II in 1997.
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Ps 1:2-3: Blessed indeed is he who ponders the law of the Lord day and night: he will yield his fruit in due season.Gospel Verse, Cf. Acts 16:14b: Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son.Communion Antiphon, Cf. Jer 15:16: Lord God, your words were found and I consumed them; your word became the joy and the happiness of my heart.Born in Dalmatia of a Christian, St. Jerome (345-420) was baptized in Rome, while taking his classical courses. He then studied under the best masters in foreign cities. But the Church had need of this extraordinarily gifted man. Jerome heard and obeyed the divine call, made a vow of celibacy, and withdrew for four years to a hermitage in the Syrian desert. The Holy Father soon summoned Jerome to Rome and entrusted him with the enormous task of revising the Latin Bible. This work, which took 30 years to complete, is the Vulgate version of the Scriptures. He also wrote many other works, mostly commentaries on the books of the Bible.
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Ps 103 (102):20: Bless the Lord, all you his angels, mighty in power, fulfilling his word, and heeding his voice.Gospel Verse, Ps 103:21:Bless the Lord, all you angels, you ministers, who do his will.Preface: God glorified through the Angels: It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
Wed, 28 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Gospel Verse, Phil 3:8-9: I consider all things so much rubbish that I may gain Christ and be found in him.Today the Church celebrates two optional memorials of martyrs:
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Lk 4:18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me and sent me to preach the good news to the poor, to heal the broken-hearted.Gospel Verse, Jn 10:14: I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep, and mine know me.Communion Antiphon, Cf. Ps 107 (106):8-9:/span>Let them thank the Lord for his mercy, his wonders for the children of men, for he satisfies the thirsty soul, and the hungry he fills with good things. St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) was born in Gascony, France, and died in Paris. He studied theology at Toulouse and was ordained a priest in 1600. As a young priest he fell into the hands of Mohammedan pirates who carried him off to Africa. After his return to France he became successively parish priest, grand almoner of the galley slaves, and spiritual director of the Visitation nuns. He founded the Congregation of the Priests of the Mission or Lazarists to preach especially to country people. With the help of Louise de Marillac he established the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity to care for young girls, for the needy, sick, and foundlings. He died at St. Lazarus's which was the center of his Congregation. Leo XIII proclaimed him special patron of charitable institutions.
Mon, 26 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cosmas & Damian: The souls of the Saints are rejoicing in heaven, the Saints who followed the footsteps of Christ, and since for love of him they shed their blood, they now exult with Christ for ever.Gospel Verse, Ordinary Time, Mark 10:45: The Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.According to tradition, Saints Cosmas and Damian suffered martyrdom in Syria during the Roman persecution of Diocletian, around 303 A.D. Not much is known about them, but tradition holds they were twin brothers and medical doctors, never charging a fee for their medical services. Their names are in the Roman Canon of the Mass and they are honored in both the Eastern and Western Church and highly celebrated in Italian communities.
Sun, 25 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Dn 3:31, 29, 30, 43, 42: All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done with true judgment, for we have sinned against you and not obeyed your commandments. But give glory to your name and deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy.Gospel Verse, Year C: Cf. 2 Cor 8:9: Though our Lord Jesus Christ was rich, he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.Communion Antiphon, Cf. Ps 119 (118):49-50: Remember your word to your servant, O Lord, by which you have given me hope. This is my comfort when I am brought low. Gospel Excerpt, Year C, Lk 16:19-31: There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man's table. Communion Antiphon, 1 Jn 3:16: By this we came to know the love of God: that Christ laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for one another.
Sat, 24 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Gospel Verse, Cf. 2 Tim 1:10: Our Savior Christ Jesus destroyed death and brought life to light through the Gospel.The Memorial of Our Lady of Walsingham was reinstated to the liturgical calendar in England in 2000. The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter is entrusted to Mary under this title. This feast day celebrates the shrine in Norfolk, England, which was a popular medieval pilgrimage site. In 1061, the lady of the manor of Walsingham, Richeldis de Faverches, was instructed by a vision of the Virgin Mary to build in her village an exact replica of the house in Nazareth in which the Annunciation had taken place. The original house was destroyed by Henry VIII, but by 1897 the chapel was reconstructed and pilgrimage was restored both for Anglicans and for Catholics. On March 29, 2020, England was rededicated as the "Dowry of Mary" with Our Lady of Walsingham being the central Marian devotion around the rededication.
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Ps 132 (131):9: Your priests, O Lord, shall be clothed with justice; your holy ones shall ring out their joy.Gospel Verse, Mk 10:45: The Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.Communion Antiphon, Lk 12:42: This is the steward, faithful and prudent, whom the Lord set over his household, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time.Today is the Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina, more popularly known as Padre Pio was born in 1887 in the small Italian village of Pietrelcina. He joined the Capuchin Friars at the age of sixteen and was ordained a priest seven years later. For fifty years at the monastery of San Giovanni Rotundo he was a much sought after spiritual advisor, confessor, and intercessor whose life was devoted to the Eucharist and prayer. Yet despite such notoriety, he would often say, "I only want to be a poor friar who prays."