Sun, 25 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Dn 3:31, 29, 30, 43, 42: All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done with true judgment, for we have sinned against you and not obeyed your commandments. But give glory to your name and deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy.Gospel Verse, Year C: Cf. 2 Cor 8:9: Though our Lord Jesus Christ was rich, he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.Communion Antiphon, Cf. Ps 119 (118):49-50: Remember your word to your servant, O Lord, by which you have given me hope. This is my comfort when I am brought low. Gospel Excerpt, Year C, Lk 16:19-31: There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man's table. Communion Antiphon, 1 Jn 3:16: By this we came to know the love of God: that Christ laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for one another.
Sat, 24 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Gospel Verse, Cf. 2 Tim 1:10: Our Savior Christ Jesus destroyed death and brought life to light through the Gospel.The Memorial of Our Lady of Walsingham was reinstated to the liturgical calendar in England in 2000. The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter is entrusted to Mary under this title. This feast day celebrates the shrine in Norfolk, England, which was a popular medieval pilgrimage site. In 1061, the lady of the manor of Walsingham, Richeldis de Faverches, was instructed by a vision of the Virgin Mary to build in her village an exact replica of the house in Nazareth in which the Annunciation had taken place. The original house was destroyed by Henry VIII, but by 1897 the chapel was reconstructed and pilgrimage was restored both for Anglicans and for Catholics. On March 29, 2020, England was rededicated as the "Dowry of Mary" with Our Lady of Walsingham being the central Marian devotion around the rededication.
Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Ps 132 (131):9: Your priests, O Lord, shall be clothed with justice; your holy ones shall ring out their joy.Gospel Verse, Mk 10:45: The Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.Communion Antiphon, Lk 12:42: This is the steward, faithful and prudent, whom the Lord set over his household, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time.Today is the Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina, more popularly known as Padre Pio was born in 1887 in the small Italian village of Pietrelcina. He joined the Capuchin Friars at the age of sixteen and was ordained a priest seven years later. For fifty years at the monastery of San Giovanni Rotundo he was a much sought after spiritual advisor, confessor, and intercessor whose life was devoted to the Eucharist and prayer. Yet despite such notoriety, he would often say, "I only want to be a poor friar who prays."
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Gospel Verse, Jn 14:6: I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father except through me.The Roman Martyrology commemorates Sts. Maurice and Companions, Christian soldiers who were massacred in Switzerland around the year 287 A.D. because they refused to offer sacrifices to pagan gods. They are also called the Theban Legion or Forty Martyrs.
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Mt 28:19-20:Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you, says the Lord.Gospel Verse, CF. Te Deum:We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as Lord; the glorious company of Apostles praise you.Gospel Excerpt, Mt 9:9-13:As Jesus passed by,
Tue, 20 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon: The blood of the holy Martyrs was poured out for Christ upon the earth; therefore they have gained everlasting rewards.Communion Antiphon, Mt 10:32:Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father, says the Lord.Today is the Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs. During the 17th century the Christian faith was brought to Korea through the zeal of lay persons. From the very beginning these Christians suffered terrible persecutions and many suffered martyrdom during the 19th century. Today's feast honors a group of 103 martyrs. Notable of these were Andrew Kim Taegon, the first Korean priest, and the lay apostle, Paul Chong Hasang. Also among the Korean martyrs were three bishops and seven priests, but for the most part they were heroic laity, men and women, married and single of all ages. They were canonized by Pope Saint John Paul II on May 6, 1984.
Mon, 19 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Gospel Verse, Mt 5:16: Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.Little is known about St. Januarius. He was Bishop of Benevento in Campania. He died near Naples, about the year 305, martyred under the persecution of Emperor Diocletian. Around the year 400 the relics of St. Januarius were moved to Naples, which honors Januarius as a patron saint. He supposedly protected Naples from a threatened eruption of the volcano Mt. Vesuvius. The "miracle of Januarius" has world-wide fame. At least three times a year--on his feast day, December 16 and the first Sunday of May--the sealed vial with congealed blood of the saint liquifies, froths and bubbles up. This miraculous event has occurred every year, with rare exceptions. Popular tradition holds that the liquefaction is a sign that the year will be preserved from disasters. (In 1939, the beginning of World War II, the blood did not bubble up. But the blood does not always liquefy, and failed to do so September 1939, 1940, 1943, 1973, 1980, and in December 2016 and 2020.)
Sun, 18 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon: I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.Gospel Verse, Year C, Cf. 2 Cor 8:9: Though our Lord Jesus Christ was rich, he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.Gospel Excerpt, Luke 16:1-13: Jesus said to his disciples: "The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones. If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth? If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another, who will give you what is yours? No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon."
Sat, 17 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Gospel Verse, Cf. Luke 8:15: Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance. St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was born in Montepulciano, Italy, and died in Rome. The son of noble parents, he entered the Society of Jesus, finishing his theological studies at Louvain, Belgium. His services to the Church were outstanding and many. He occupied the chair of controversial theology in Rome. He defended the Holy See against anti-clericals. He wrote books against the prevailing heresies of the day. His catechism, translated into many languages, spread the knowledge of Christian doctrine to all parts of the world. He was the Counsellor of Popes and spiritual director of St. Aloysius Gonzaga. He helped St. Francis de Sales obtain approval of the Visitation Order. As a religious he was a model of purity, humility and obedience; as a bishop and Cardinal, an example of great love for his flock.
Fri, 16 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon: Holy men shed their glorious blood for the Lord; they loved Christ in their life, they imitated him in their death, and therefore were crowned in triumph.Gospel Verse, Matt 11:25: Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.Communion Antiphon:See how rich is the Saints' reward from God; they died for Christ and will live for ever.Today's Memorial of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian commemorates two friends in the service of Christ and his Church. Cornelius, a Roman, was the twenty-first Pope during the reign of the Emperor Gallus and Volusian. He had to oppose Novatian, the first anti-pope, who believed that apostates who repented could not be forgiven. Helped by St. Cyprian, Cornelius confirmed his papal authority. He was beheaded in exile at Civitavecchia, Italy in 253. Saints Cyprian and Cornelius are mentioned in the Roman Canon (Eucharistic Prayer I) of the Mass.
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