Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Marianne Cope (1838-1918); Saint Vincent, deacon, martyr (-304)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 5:14-19
Mass: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Resp Ps 110; Mk 3:1-6


Yours is princely power in the day of your birth, in holy splendor; before the daystar, like the dew, I have begotten you.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 5:1-13 Obedience
Mass: Heb 6:10-20; Resp Ps 111; Mk 2:23-28


With you, O Lord, is the fountain of life, and in your light, we see light.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Saint Agnes, martyr (d. ca.304)

Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 4:63-78
Mass: Heb 5:1-10; Resp Ps 110; Mk 2:18-22


The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 4:44-62
Mass: Is 62:1-5; Resp Ps 96; 1 Co 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11


Fill the jars with water.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Blessed Virgin Mary

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 4:22-43
Mass: Heb 4:12-16; Resp Ps 19; Mk 2:13-17

Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the eternal Father.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Beginning of the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch RB 4:1-21 The Tools for Good Works
Mass: Heb 4:1-5, 11; Resp Ps 78; Mk 2:1-12

Do not forget the works of the Lord.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Saint Antony, Abbot (251-356)

Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 3:7-13
Mass: Heb 3:7-14; Resp Ps 95; Mk 1:40-45


If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 3:1-6 Calling the Community for Counsel
Mass; Heb 2:14-18; Resp Ps 105; Mk 1:29-39



He left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Saints Maur and Placid, disciples of St Benedict

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 2:33-40
Mass: Heb 2:5-12; Resp Ps 8; Mk 1:21-28


Receive the word of God, not as the word of men, but as it truly is, the word of God.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 2:30-32
Mass: Heb 1:1-6; Resp Ps 97; Mk 1:14-20


Let all his angels worship him.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Baptism of the Lord

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 2:23-29
Mass: Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Resp Ps 29; Ac 10:34-38 or, in Year C, Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Resp Ps 104; Tt 2:11-14; 3:4-7; Lk 3:15-16, 21-22


Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday after Epiphany

St Aelred of Rievaulx (1110-1167)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 2:16-22
Mass: 1 Jn 5:14-21; Resp Ps 149; Jn 3:22-30


He must increase; I must decrease.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday after Epiphany

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 2:11-15
Mass: 1 Jn 5:5-13; Resp Ps 147; Lk 5:12-16


He would withdraw to deserted places to pray.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday after Epiphany

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 2:1-10 The Qualities of the Abbess
Mass: 1 Jn 4:19-5:4; Resp Ps 72; Lk 4:14-22


In this way we know that we love the children of God when we love God and obey his commandments.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday after Epiphany

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 1:6-13
Mass: 1 Jn 4:11-18; Resp Ps 72; Mk 6:45-52



A people who walked in darkness has seen a great light; for those dwelling in a land of deep  gloom, a light has shone.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday after Epiphany

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 1:1-5 The Kinds of Monks
Mass: 1 Jn 4:7-10; Resp Ps 72; Mk 6:34-44


Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Saint Raymond of Peñafort (1175-1275)

Monday after Epiphany

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 45-50
Mass: 1 Jn 3:22-4:6; Resp Ps 2; Mt 4:12-17, 23-25


We should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as he commanded us.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Epiphany of the Lord

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 39-44
Mass: Is 60:1-6; Resp Ps 72; Ep 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12


All from Sheba shall come bearing gold and frankincense, and proclaiming the praises of the Lord.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saint John Neumann (1811-1860); First Saturday of the Month

Saturday before Epiphany

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 33-38
Mass: 1 Jn 3:11-21; Resp Ps 100; Jn 1:43-51


Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821); First Friday of the Month

Friday before Epiphany

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 21-32
Mass: 1 Jn 3:7-10; Resp Ps 98; Jn 1:35-42


Behold a wise woman who has built her house. She feared the Lord and walked in the right path.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thursday before Epiphany

The Most Holy Name of Jesus

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 14-20
Mass: 1 Jn 2:29-3:6; Resp Ps 98; Jn 1:29-34


See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called children of God.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Saint Basil the Great (330-379) and Saint Gregory Nazianzen (330-389)

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 8-13
Mass: 1 Jn 2:22-28; Resp Ps 98; Jn 1:19-28

All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

52nd World Day of Peace

Readings of the Day
RB: Prologue 1-7
Mass: Nb 6:22-27; Resp Ps 67; Ga 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21

Hail, Holy Mother, who gave birth to the King who rules heaven and earth forever.