The Epiphany of Our Lord

January 2, 2022Christmastide Today’s Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12; Reflection: The first fruits of the Gentiles The Evocation Alleluia. All they from Sheba shall come. Alleluia. They shall bring gold and incense, and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord.  O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.Continue reading “The Epiphany of Our Lord”

Festival of the Holy Name

January 1, 2022Christmastide Today’s Readings: Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:15-21; Reflection: “Glorify His name in the new year” The Evocation Alleluia, alleluia. God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children. Alleluia. Galatians 4.4,5 Opening Prayer Almighty God, whose blessed Son wasContinue reading “Festival of the Holy Name”

Feast of the Holy Innocents

December 29, 2021Christmastide Today’s Color = RED Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 31:15-17; Psalm 124; Revelation 21:1-7; Matthew 2:13-18; Reflection: The Story of the Massacre of the Holy Innocents The Evocation Alleluia, alleluia. Never despise these little ones; their guardian angels in heaven look continuously on the face of my heavenly Father. Alleluia. Matthew 18.10 Opening Prayer WeContinue reading “Feast of the Holy Innocents”

Festival of St. John the Evangelist

December 28, 2021Christmastide Today’s Color: White/Gold Today’s Readings: Exodus 33:18-23; Psalm 92; 1 John 1:1-9; John 21:19b-24; Reflection: “the beloved disciple” The Evocation Alleluia, alleluia. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory. Alleluia. John 1.14 Opening Prayer Shed upon your Church, O Lord, the brightness of your light, thatContinue reading “Festival of St. John the Evangelist”

Festival of Saint Stephen

December 27, 2021Christmastide Today’s color: Red Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 26:1-15; Psalm 31; Acts 6:8-15, 7:51-60; Matthew 23:29-39; Reflection: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Saint Stephen The Evocation Alleluia, alleluia! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God. Alleluia! Acts 7.56 Opening Prayer We give you thanks,Continue reading “Festival of Saint Stephen”

Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle

The Evocation “Do not doubt but believe.” Opening Prayer Grant, almighty God, that we may glory in the Feast of the blessed Apostle Thomas, and, believing, may have life in the name of Jesus Christ your Son, whom Thomas acknowledged as the Lord. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the HolyContinue reading “Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle”

Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle

November 30, 2021Advent Today’s Readings:  Old Testament: Deuteronomy 30:11-14 The Response: Psalm 19 or 19:1-6, Caeli enarrant The Epistle: Romans 10:8b-18 The Gospel: Matthew 4:18-22 Reflection: Andrew, a fisher of men Evocation Alleluia, alleluia. I do not call you servants but friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard fromContinue reading “Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle”

All Souls Day

November 2, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  What is All Souls Day? Psalm 116, I Love the Lord Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9, The Destiny of the Righteous John 5:24-27, Salvation in the Son Invitatory Unto the Eternal King all live. * O come, let us worship Him. Hymn: “Let saints on earth in concert sing” byContinue reading “All Souls Day”

All Saint’s Day

November 1, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  What is All Saint’s Day? Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 24 Revelation 21:1-6a John 11:32-44 Invitatory Alleluia. The Lord is glorious in his saints: Come, let us adore him. Alleluia. “Since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of his calling,Continue reading “All Saint’s Day”

All Hallows’ Eve

October 31, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  Background of All Hallows Eve 1 Samuel 28:3-25, The Witch of Endor Ezekiel 37:1-14, The Valley of Dry Bones Revelation 12:7-12, The War in Heaven Background: “Remembering saints [the departed faithful] and martyrs and dedicating a specific day to them each year [originally on May 13] has been aContinue reading “All Hallows’ Eve”

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