Sunday, March 24, 2019

Third Sunday of Lent

Day in Memory of Missionary Martyrs

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch The Reconciliation of Those Excommunicated
Mass: Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15; Resp Ps 103; 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12; Lk 13:1-9 or readings for Year A: Ex 17:3-7; Resp Ps 95; Rm 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn 4:5-42


I am who am.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday of the Second Week of Lent

Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo (1538-1606)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 43:13-19
Mass: Micah 7:14-15, 18-20; Resp Ps 103; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32


The Lord is kind and merciful.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday of the Second Week of Lent

World Water Day

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 43:1-12 Tardiness at the Work of God or at Table
Mass: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Resp Ps 105; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46


Remember the marvels the Lord has done.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

World Poetry Day

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 42 Silence after Compline
Mass: Jer 17:5-10; Resp Ps 1; Lk 16:19-31


Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

First Day of Spring

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 41 The Times for Community Meals
Mass: Jer 18:18-20; Resp Ps 31; Mt 20:17-28


The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 40 The Proper Amount of Drink
Mass: 2 Sam 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16; Resp Ps 89; Rm 4:13, 16-18, 22; Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a


Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday of the Second Week of Lent

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Doctor (315-386)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 39 The Proper Amount of Food
Mass: Dn 9:4b-10; Resp Ps 79; Lk 6:36-38


Yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and forgiveness.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Second Sunday of Lent

In other years: Saint Patrick (385-461)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 38 The Weekly Reader
Mass: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18; Resp Ps 27, Ph 3:17-4:1, Lk 9:28b-36


Stand firm in the Lord.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saturday of the First Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 37 Care of the Elderly and the Young
Mass: Dt 26:16-19; Resp Ps 119; Mt 5:43-48


Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday of the First Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 36 Care of the Sick
Mass: Ezk 18:21-28; Resp Ps 130; Mt 5:20-26

I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in his word.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday of the First Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 35:12-18
Mass: Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Resp Ps 138; Mt 7:7-12

Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday of the First Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 35:1-11 Weekly Servers in the Kitchen and at Table
Mass: Jon 3:1-10; Resp 51; Lk 11:29-32


A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 34 Distribution of Goods According to Need
Mass: Is 55:10-11; Resp Ps 34; Mt 6:7-15


From the heavens the rain and snow come down.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday of the First Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 33 Personal Possessions in the Monastery
Mass: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Resp Ps 19; Mt 25:31-46


Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

First Sunday of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 32 The Tools and Property of the Monastery
Mass: Dt 26:4-10; Resp Ps 92; Rm 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13

Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Saint Frances of Rome (1384-1440)

Readings of the Day
RB: 31:13-19
Mass: Is 58:9b-14; Resp Ps 86; Lk 5:27-32


Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday after Ash Wednesday

Saint John of God (1495-1550)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 3:1-12 Qualifications of the Monastery Cellarer
Mass: Is 58:1-9a; Resp Ps 51; Mt 9:14-15


Lord, make me know your ways, teach me your paths.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Saints Perpetua and Felicity (early Christian martyrs)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 30 The Correction of Young Children
Mass: Dt 30:15-20; Resp Ps 1; Lk 9:22-25

Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ash Wednesday

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 29 The Readmission of Any Who Leave the Monastery
Mass: Joel 2:12-18; Resp Ps 51; 2 Co 5:20-6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18


Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 28 The Treatment of Those Who Relapse
Mass: Si 35:1-12; Resp Ps 50; Mk 10:28-31


We have given up everything and followed you.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Casimir (1458-1484)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 27 The Abbess's Care for the Excommunicated
Mass: Si 17:20-24; Resp Ps 32; Mk 10:17-27


Stand firm in the way set before you, in prayer to the Most High God.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In other years: Saint Katharine Drexel (1858-1955)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 28 Unlawful Association with the Excommunicated
Mass: Si 27:4-7; Resp Ps 92; 1 Co 15:54-58; Lk 6:39-45


Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
First Saturday of the Month

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 25 Punishment for More Serious Faults
Mass: Si 17:1-15; Resp Ps 103; Mk 10:13-16


Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

First Friday of the Month

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 23 Faults Which Deserve Excommunication; Ch 24 Different Degrees of Severity in Punishment
Mass: Si 6:5-17; Resp Ps 119; Mk 10:1-12

Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.

Reflecting on the first line from today's passage from the Book of Sirach, 'A kind mouth multiplies friends and appeases enemies, and gracious lips prompt friendly greetings', I pray with the following intercessions:

O God, be merciful to me, a sinner. 

For words and deeds of impatience and anger:
-pardon us, O Lord!

For words and deeds of selfish grasping:
-pardon us, O Lord!

For words and deeds of unkindness:
-pardon us, O Lord!

For those sins of which we are most ashamed:
-pardon us, O Lord
(Magnificat, Prayer for the Morning, Intercessions, March 1, 2019)

In order to pray well, we need to have the heart of a child.
(Pope Francis, Twitter, March 1, 2019)

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 22 Sleeping Arrangements for the Community
Mass: Si 5:1-8; Resp Ps 1; Mk 9:41-50


Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 21 The Deans of the Monastery
Mass: Si 4:11-19; Resp Ps 119; Mk 9:38-40


O Lord, great peace have they who love your law.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 20 Reverence in Prayer 
Mass: Si 2:1-11; Resp Ps 37; Mk 9:30-37



Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me. 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 19 Our Approach to Prayer
Mass: Si 1:1-10; Resp Ps 93; Mk 9:14-29


The sand of the seashore, the drops of rain, the days of eternity; who can number these?

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18:20-25
Mass: 1 S 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; Resp Ps 103; 1 Co 15:45-49; Lk 6:27-38


I give you a new commandment, says the Lord: love one another as I have loved you.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saint Polycarp, bishop and martyr (2nd century)

Saturday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18:12-19
Mass: Heb 11:1-7; Resp Ps 145; Mk 9:2-13


Whoever wishes to come after me, must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me, says the Lord.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18:7-12
Mass: 1 Pt 5:1-4; Resp Ps 23; Mt 16:13-19


You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Saint Peter Damian, Bishop, Doctor (1007-1072)

Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18:1-6 The Order for Reciting the Psalms
Mass: Gn 9:1-13; Resp Ps 102; Mk 8:27-33


From heaven the Lord looks down on the earth.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 17 The Number of Psalms to be Sung at the Hours
Mass: Gn 8:6-13, 20-22; Resp Ps 116; Mk 8:22-26


I see people looking like trees and walking.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 16 The Hours of the Work of God During the Day
Mass: GN 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 10; Resp Ps 29; Mk 8:14-21


The waters of the flood came upon the earth.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 15 When the Alleluia Should Be Said
Mass: Gn 4:1-15, 25; Resp Ps 50; Mk 8:11-13


Am I my brother's keeper?

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

In other years: The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order (13th-14th century)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 14 The Celebrations of Vigils on Feasts of Saints
Mass: Jr 17:5-8; Resp Ps 1; 1 Co 15:12, 16-20; Lk 6:17, 20-26


He is like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches its roots to the stream.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Blessed Virgin Mary

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 13:12-14
Mass: Gn 3:9-24; Resp Ps 90; Mk 8:1-10


Then the Lord said to the serpent: On your belly shall you crawl, and dirt shall you eat all the days of your life.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 13:1-11 Lauds on Ordinary Days
Mass: Gn 3:1-8; Resp Ps 32; Mk 7:31-37


So they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop (9th century)

Thursday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
Happy Valentine's Day

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 12 The Celebration of Solemn Lauds
Mass: Gn 2:18-25; Resp Ps 128; Mk 7:24-30


Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 11 Vigils or Night Office on Sunday
Mass: Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17; Resp Ps 104; Mk 7:14-23


A stream was welling up out of the earth and was watering all the surface of the earth.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Blessed Humbeline (d. 1135), abbess, sister of Bernard of Clairvaux

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 10 The Night Office in Summertime
Mass: Gn 1:20-2:4a; Resp Ps 8; Mk 7:1-13


See, I give you every seed-bearing plant all over the earth to be your food.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Our Lady of Lourdes

Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
World Day of the Sick

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 9 The Number of Psalms at the Night Office
Mass: Gn 1:1-19; Resp Ps 104; Mk 6:53-56


God called the dome 'the sky'.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sunday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

In other years: Saint Scholastica (480-547), twin sister of Saint Benedict

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 8 The Divine Office at Night
Mass: Is 6:1-2a, 3-8; Resp Ps 138; Resp 1Co 15:1-11; Lk 5:1-11


For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him and all those with him, and likewise James and John.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:62-70
Mass: Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Resp Ps 23; Mk 6:30-34


Through Jesus, let us continually offer God a sacrifice of praise.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Saint Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947); Saint Jerome Emiliani (1486-1537)

Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
World Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:60-61
Mass: Heb 13:1-8; Resp Ps 27; Mk 6:14-29


Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:59
Mass: Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Resp Ps 48; Mk 6:7-13


O God, we ponder your mercy within your temple.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Saint Paul Miki and Companions, martyrs (1564/6-1597)

Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:56-58
Mass: Heb 12:4-7, 11-15; Resp Ps 103; Mk 6:1-6



Strive for peace with everyone, and for that holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Saint Agatha, 3rd century martyr

Tuesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:55
Mass: Heb 12:1-5; Resp Ps 22; Mk 5:21-43


Do not be afraid.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:51-54
Mass: Heb 11:32-40; Resp Ps 31; Mk 5:1-20


Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:49-50
Mass: Jr 1:4-5, 17-17; Resp Ps 71; 1 Co 12:31-13:13; Lk 4:21-30


But the greatest of these is love.