Fri, 27 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Propers for St. Angela, For Educators: Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Mk 10:14:Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.Alleluia 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:Unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven, says the Lord. St. Angela Merici (1474-1540) was born in northern Italy. In 1516, she founded the Order of Ursulines, the first teaching order for women approved by the Church.
Thu, 26 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Ps 96 (95):3-4:Tell among the nations his glory, and his wonders among all the peoples, for the Lord is great and highly to be praised. Alleluia Verse, Lk 4:18:The Lord sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor and to proclaim liberty to captives. Communion Antiphon, Mk 16:15; Mt 28:20:Go into all the world, and proclaim the Gospel. I am with you always, says the Lord. St. Timothy (d. 97), born in Galatia in Asia Minor, was baptized and later ordained to the priesthood by St. Paul. The young Galatian became Paul's missionary companion and his most beloved spiritual son. St. Paul showed his trust in this disciple by consecrating him bishop of the great city of Ephesus. St. Timothy was stoned to death thirty years after St. Paul's martyrdom for having denounced the worship of the goddess Diana. In the 1962 Missal, St. Timothy's feast is celebrated on January 24 and the feast of St. Titus is on February 6.
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, 2 Tm 1:12; 4:8: I know the one in whom I have believed and I am sure that he, the just judge, the mighty, will keep safe what is my due until that day. Alleluia Verse, Cf. Jn 15:16:I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord. Preface I of the Apostles: It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Sir 15:5: In the midst of the Church he opened his mouth, and the Lord filled him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding and clothed him in a robe of glory. Alleluia Verse:The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower; all who come to him will live for ever. Communion Antiphon, Cf. Lk 12:42:Behold a faithful and prudent steward to give them their allowance of food at the proper time. Today is the Memorial of St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Bishop and Doctor of the Church. St. Francis' ardent love of God and souls, his great kindliness, rare wisdom and sure teaching made him exceptionally influential in bringing about conversions and in guiding souls in the spiritual life. He won back to the faith more than 70,000 heretics, thus restoring to the Church a great part of the Chablais, which had been ravaged by Protestantism. He was St. Jane de Chantal's spiritual director, and with her founded the Order of the Visitation. He is the author of Treatise on the Love of God and Introduction to the Devout Life. St. Francis died at Lyons in 1622.
Mon, 23 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Propers for the Preservation of Peace and Justice, Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Sir 36:18, 19:Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you; hear the prayers of your servants and guide us in the way of justice. Alleluia Verse, Cf. 2 Tim 1:10:Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life to light through the Gospel.Communion Antiphon, Mt 5:9:Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall shall be called children of God.Propers for the Optional Memorial of St. Vincent, Entrance Antiphon:This holy man fought to the death for the law of his God and did not fear the words of the godless, for he was built on solid rock. Communion Antiphon, Mt 10:39:Whoever loses his life for my sake, will find it in eternity, says the Lord. Propers for St. Marianne Cope, Entrance Antiphon:Here is a wise virgin, from among the number of the prudent, who went forth with lighted lamp to meet Christ. Communion Antiphon, Cf. Mt 25:6:Behold, the Bridegroom is coming; come out to meet Christ the Lord. January 22 is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the day established by the Church of penance for abortion, has been formally named as the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children." On this day (or January 23rd when January 22nd falls on a Sunday) your parish, school or religious formation program may celebrate the Mass for Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life. This Mass, found in our newly-translated Missal, may now be used on occasions to celebrate the dignity of human life.
Sun, 22 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Ps 96 (95):1, 6:O sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendor, strength and honor in his holy place!Alleluia Verse for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Cf. Mt 4:23: Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the Kingdom and cured every disease among the people.Communion Antiphon, Cf. Ps 34 (33):6:Look toward the Lord and be radiant; let your faces not be abashed.
Sat, 21 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Memorial of St. Agnes, Entrance Antiphon:Behold, now she follows the Lamb who was crucified for us, powerful in virginity, modesty her offering, a sacrifice on the altar of chastity. Alleluia Verse for St. Agnes, Jn 15:9b 5b: Remain in my love, says the Lord; whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit. Communion Antiphon, Rev 7:7:The Lamb who is at the center of the throne will lead them to the springs of the waters of life. St. Agnes (c. 304), like St. Cecilia, is to be numbered among the most famous martyrs of Rome. When the Diocletian persecution was at its height, and when priests as well as laymen were apostatizing from the faith, Agnes, a girl of twelve, freely chose to die for Christ. When she was commanded to offer incense to false gods, she raised her hand to Christ and made the Sign of the Cross. When the heathens threatened to bind her hand and foot, she herself hastened to the place of torture as a bride to her wedding feast. Pain had no terror for her--although the fetters slipped from her small hands while even the pagan bystanders were moved to tears.
Fri, 20 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Second Week in Ordinary Time, Entrance Antiphon, Ps 66 (65):4:All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High!Alleluia Verse for Friday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time, 2 Cor 5:19: God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.Communion Antiphon, Ps 23 (22):5:You have prepared a table before me, and how precious is the chalice that quenches my thirst.
Thu, 19 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Second Week in Ordinary Time, Entrance Antiphon, Ps 66 (65):4:All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High!Alleluia Verse for Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time, Cf. 2 Tim 1:10: Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life to light through the Gospel. Communion Antiphon, Ps 23 (22):5:You have prepared a table before me, and how precious is the chalice that quenches my thirst.The Roman Martyrology commemorates Sts. Marius (Maris), Martha, Audifax, and Abachum (d. 270), a group of Persian martyrs of the third century who died for the faith in Rome.
Wed, 18 Jan 2023 05:00:00 GMT
Second Week in Ordinary Time, Entrance Antiphon, Ps 66 (65):4:All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High!Alleluia Verse for Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time, Cf. Mt 4:23: Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdom and cured every disease among the people. Communion Antiphon, Ps 23 (22):5:You have prepared a table before me, and how precious is the chalice that quenches my thirst.The Roman Martyrology today commemorates St. Prisca, virgin and martyr (d. 275). Under Emperor Claudius II in about 270 she gained the crown of martyrdom. Prisca should not be confused with Priscilla, the wife of Aquila, mentioned in the Acts, whose feast dates to the earliest days of Christianity.