Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent

First Saturday of the Month
Saint Isidore of Seville, bishop (560-636)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 53:1-15 Reception of Guests 
Mass: Ezk 37:21-28; Resp Ps (Jer 31); Jn 11:45-56


I will turn their mourning into joy.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 52 The Oratory of the Monastery
Mass: Jer 20:10-13; Resp Ps 18; Jn 10:31-42


I love you, O Lord, my strength.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Saint Francis of Paola, hermit (1436-1507)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 51 Those Sent on a Short Journey
Mass: Gn 17:3-9; Resp Ps 105; Jn 8:51-59



Look to the Lord in his strength; seek to serve him constantly.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 50 Those Working at a Distance or Traveling 
Mass: Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; Resp Ps (Dn 3); Jn 8:31-42


PRAYER NEVER CANCELLED.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 48:22-25
Mass: Nb 21:4-9; Resp Ps 102; Jn 8:21-30


O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come to you.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 48:22-25
Mass: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62; Resp Ps 23; Jn 8:1-11


Beside restful waters the Lord leads me; he refreshes my soul.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 48:22-25
Mass: Ezk 37:12-14; Resp Ps 130; Rm 8:8-11; Jn 11:1-45


With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 48:1-9 The Daily Manual Labor
Mass: Jer 11:18-20; Resp Ps 7; Jn 7:40-53

O Lord, my God, in you I take refuge.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Pope Francis, Urbi et Orbi blessing, beginning 6pm Roman time from Saint Peter's Square
Saint John of Egypt (304-394)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 47 Announcing the Hours for the Work of God
Mass: Ws 2;1a, 12-22; Resp Ps 34; Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30


The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 46 Faults Committed in Other Matters
Mass: Ex 32:7-14; Resp Ps 106; Jn 5:31-47


Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 45 Mistakes in the Oratory
Mass: Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Resp Ps 40; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38


To do your will, O my God, is my delight, and your law is within my heart!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 44 Satisfaction by the Excommunicated
Mass: Ezk 47:1-9, 12; Resp Ps 46; Jn 5:1-16



Come! Behold the deeds of the Lord, the astounding things He has wrought on earth.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (1538-1606)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 43:13-19
Mass: Is 65:17-21; Resp Ps 30; Jn 4:43-54


I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Laetare Sunday: Rejoice, O Jerusalem


Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 43:1-12 Tardiness at the Work of God or at Table
Mass: 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Resp Ps 23; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41


The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Saturday of the Third Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 42 Silence After Compline
Mass: Hos 6:1-6; Resp Ps 51; Lk 18:9-14


It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday of the Third Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 41 The Times for Meals
Mass: Hos 14:2-10; Resp Ps 81; Mk 12:28-34



I am the Lord your God: hear my voice.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 40 The Proper Amount of Drink
Mass: 2 Sm 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


The Son of David will live for ever.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop, doctor (315-386)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 39 The Proper Amount of Food
Mass: Dt 4:1, 5-9; Resp Ps 147; Mt 5:17-19


The Lord spreads snow like wool; frost he strews like ashes.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent

Saint Patrick, bishop, missionary (385-461)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 38 The Reader for the Week
Mass: Dn 3:25, 34-43; Resp Ps 25; Mt 18:21-35


Remember your mercies, O Lord.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Monday of the Third Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 37 Care for the Elderly and the Young
Mass: 2 Kgs 5:1-151ab; Resp Ps 42-43; Lk 4:24-30


Athirst is my soul for the living God. When shall I go and behold the face of God?

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Third Sunday of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 36 Care of the Sick
Mass: Ex 17:3-7; Resp Ps 95; Rm 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn 4:5-42



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

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saturday of the Second Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 35:12-18
Mass: Micah 7:14-15, 18-20; Resp Ps 103; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32


For as the heavens are high above the earth, so surpassing is God's kindness toward those who fear him.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday of the Second Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 35:1-11 Kitchen Servers of the Week
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 12, 2020

Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 34 Distribution of Goods According to Need
Mass: Jer 17:5-10; Resp Ps 1; Lk 16:19-31


Blessed the one who delights in the law of the Lord.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 33 Monks and Private Ownership
Mass: Jer 18:18-20; Resp Ps 31; Mt 20:17-28


Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

Saint John Ogilvie (1579-1615)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 32 The Tools and Goods of the Monastery
Mass: Is 1:10, 16-20; Resp Ps 50; Mt 23:1-12


To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday of the Second Week of Lent

Saint Frances of Rome (1384-1440)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 31:13-19
Mass: Dn 9:4b-10; Resp Ps 79; Lk 6:36-38


Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Second Sunday of Lent

In other years: Saint John of God (1495-1550)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 31:1-12 Qualifications of the Monastery Cellarer
Mass: Gn 12:1-4a; Resp Ps 33; 2 Tm 1:8b-10; Mt 17:1-


May your kindness, O Lord, be upon us who have put our hope in you.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Saturday of the First Week of Lent

Saints Perpetua and Felicity (-203), early Christian martyrs
First Saturday of the Month

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 30 The Manner of Reproving Children
Mass: Dt 26:16-19; Resp Ps 119; Mt 5:43-48



Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Friday of the First Week of Lent

First Friday of the Month

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 29 Readmission of Those Who Leave the Monastery
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 5, 2020

Thursday of the First Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 28 Those Who Refuse to Amend after Frequent Reproofs
Mass: Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Resp Ps 138; Mt 7:7-12


Lord, on the day O called for help, you answered me.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wednesday of the First Week of Lent

Saint Casimir (1458-1484)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 27 The Abbot's Concern for the Excommunicated
Mass: Jonah 3:1-10; Resp Ps 51; Lk 11:29-32


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

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

Saint Katharine Drexel (1858-1955), second American to be canonized, the first one born a U.S. citizen

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 26 Unauthorized Association with the Excommunicated
Mass: Is 55:10-11; Resp Ps 34; Mt 6:7-15



Glorify the Lord with me, let us together extol his name.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Monday of the First Week of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 25 Serious Faults
Mass: Lev 19:1-2, 11-18; Resp Ps 19; Mt 25:31-46


Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

First Sunday of Lent

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 24 Degrees of Excommunication
Mass: Gn 2:7-9; Resp Ps 51; Rm 5:12-19; Mt 4:1-11


Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 23 Excommunication for Faults
Mass: Is 58:9b-14; Resp Ps 86; Lk 5:27-32


Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Friday after Ash Wednesday

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 22 The Sleeping Arrangements of the Monks
Mass: Is 58:1-9a; Resp Ps 51; Mt 9:14-15


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

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 21 The Deans of the Monastery
Mass: Dt 30:15-20; Resp Ps 1; Lk 9:22-50


Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday

Other saints: Saint Alexander of Alexandria (250-328)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 20 Reverence in Prayer
Mass: Joel 2:12-18; Resp Ps 51; 2 Cor 5:20-6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18


Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 19 The Discipline of Psalmody
Mass: Jm 4:1-10; Resp Ps 55; Mk 9:30-37


Cast your care upon the Lord, and He will support you.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18:20-25
Mass: Jm 3:13-18; Resp Ps 19; Mk 9:14-29


The command of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eye.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

In other years: Saint Polycarp (-155)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18:12-19
Mass: Lev 19:1-2, 17-18; Resp Ps 103; 1 Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5:38-48


Merciful and gracious is the Lord, slow to anger and abounding in kindness.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18:7-11
Mass: 1 Pt 5:1-4; Resp Ps 23; Mt 16:13-19


Beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

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

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 18:1-6 The Order of the Psalmody
Mass: Jam 2:14-24, 26; Resp Ps 112; Mk 8:34-9:1


Blessed the one who greatly delights in the Lord's commands.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 17 The Number of Psalms to be Sung at These Hours
Mass: Jam 2:1-9; Resp Ps 34; Mk 8:27-33


The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wednesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 16 The Celebration of the Divine Office During the Day
Mass: Jam 1:19-27; Resp Ps 15; Mk 8:22-26


I see people looking like trees and walking.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 15 When the Alleluia Should Be Said
Mass: Jam 1:12-18; Resp Ps 94; Mk 8:14-21


When cares abound within me, O Lord, your comfort gladdens my soul.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order (13th-14th century)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 14 The Celebration of Vigils on Feasts of Saints
Mass: Jam 1:1-11; Ps 119; Mk 8:11-13


Be kind to me, Lord, and I shall live.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 13:12-14
Mass: Sir 15:15-20; Resp Ps 119; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37


Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Claude La Colombiere (1641-1682)

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 13:1-11 Lauds on Ordinary Days
Mass: 1 Kgs 12:26-32; 13:33-34; Resp Ps 106; Mk 8:1-10


Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.