on 01/18/2020

Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1There was a stalwart man from Benjamin named Kish, who was the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite. He had a son named Saul, who was a handsome young man. There was no other child of Israel more handsome than Saul; he stood head

on 01/17/2020

Memorial of Saint Anthony, abbot

Reading 1 1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22aAll the elders of Israel came in a body to Samuel at Ramah and said to him, “Now that you are old, and your sons do not follow your example, appoint a king over us, as other nations have, to judge us.”Samuel was displeased when they asked for a king to judge them. He pray

on 01/16/2020

Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Sm 4:1-11The Philistines gathered for an attack on Israel. Israel went out to engage them in battle and camped at Ebenezer, while the Philistines camped at Aphek. The Philistines then drew up in battle formation against Israel. After a fierce struggle Israel was defeated by the Philistin

on 01/15/2020

Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Sm 3:1-10, 19-20During the time young Samuel was minister to the LORD under Eli, a revelation of the LORD was uncommon and vision infrequent. One day Eli was asleep in his usual place. His eyes had lately grown so weak that he could not see. The lamp of God was not yet extinguished, and

on 01/14/2020

Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Sm 1:9-20Hannah rose after a meal at Shiloh, and presented herself before the LORD; at the time, Eli the priest was sitting on a chair near the doorpost of the LORD’s temple. In her bitterness she prayed to the LORD, weeping copiously, and she made a vow, promising: “O LORD of hosts, if

on 01/13/2020

Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Sm 1:1-8There was a certain man from Ramathaim, Elkanah by name, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim. He was the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. He had two wives, one named Hannah, the other Peninnah; Peninnah had children, but Hannah was chi

on 01/12/2020

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Reading 1 Is 42:1-4, 6-7Thus says the LORD: Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased, upon whom I have put my spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations, not crying out, not shouting, not making his voice heard in the street. a bruised reed he shall not break,

on 01/11/2020

Saturday after Epiphany

Reading 1 1 Jn 5:14-21Beloved: We have this confidence in him that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, we know that what we have asked him for is ours. If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly, he sh

on 01/10/2020

Friday after Epiphany

Reading 1 1 Jn 5:5-13Beloved: Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ, not by water alone, but by water and Blood. The Spirit is the one who testifies, and the Spirit is truth. So the

on 01/09/2020

Thursday after Epiphany

Reading 1 1 JN 4:19–5:4Beloved, we love God because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. This is the commandment we have from him: Whoever loves God must also l