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”

October 30 Devotional (2021)

October 30, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  Numbers 9:1-14 Exodus 22:1-15 Luke 10:25-37 Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for he made it: Come let us adore him. Opening Prayer We pray to you, O Most High,  as the light of the sun comes forth,  may the name of Christ arise  and be with us, Lord; Continue reading “October 30 Devotional (2021)”

October 29 Devotional (2021)

October 29, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  Psalm 119:1-8 Leviticus 19:32-37 Romans 3:21-31 Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for he made it: Come let us adore him. Opening Prayer O Lord, you are the light in the darkness, Creator of all the elements, Forgiver of Sins. O Lord, may your great mercy be on usContinue reading “October 29 Devotional (2021)”

Feast of Sts. Simon & Jude

October 28, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  Deuteronomy 32:1-4 Psalm 119:89-96 Ephesians 2:13-22 John 15:17-27 Meet the Saints Invitatory [Alleluia.] The Lord is glorious in his saints: Come, let us adore him. [Alleluia.] The Collect O God, we thank you for the glorious company of the apostles, and especially on this day for Simon and Jude;Continue reading “Feast of Sts. Simon & Jude”

October 27 Devotional (2021)

October 27, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  Jeremiah 33:1-11 Matthew 20:29-34 Phos hilaron Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for he made it: Come let us adore him. Opening Prayer O God, who drove back the darkness and assigned light for the day, pour out on your servants the coming of the true light; you reignContinue reading “October 27 Devotional (2021)”

October 26 Devotional (2021)

October 26, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  2 Kings 6:8-23 Acts 9:32-35 Mark 8:22-26 Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for he made it: Come let us adore him. Opening Prayer O God, rescue all who sing praises to you as Three, and confess and sing to you as One with sacred hymns; who reigns forever.Continue reading “October 26 Devotional (2021)”

October 25 Devotional (2021)

October 25, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  Psalm 119:17-24 Exodus 4:1-17 1 Peter 2:1-10 Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for he made it: Come let us adore him. Opening Prayer Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us loveContinue reading “October 25 Devotional (2021)”

Feast of St. James of Jerusalem

October 22, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  Acts 15:12-22a Psalm 1 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Matthew 13:54-58 Reflection: The Legacy of St. James the Just Invitatory Alleluia. The Lord is glorious in his saints: Come, let us adore him. Alleluia. Evocation You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members ofContinue reading “Feast of St. James of Jerusalem”

October 22 Devotional (2021)

October 22, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  Jeremiah 26:12-24 Jeremiah 29:24-32 Hebrews 7:11-22 Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for he made it: Come let us adore him. Opening Prayer Protect us this day,      O Lord, holy Father,      almighty and eternal God, and in your compassion and mercy,      help and guide us. Enlighten our hearts and Continue reading “October 22 Devotional (2021)”

October 21 Devotional (2021)

October 21, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings:  Psalm 126 Jeremiah 23:9-15 Hebrews 7:1-10 Invitatory The earth is the Lord’s for he made it: Come let us adore him. Opening Prayer We walk in the light of this bountiful day       in the great strength of the most             highContinue reading “October 21 Devotional (2021)”

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