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Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Octave Day of Christmas: Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Numbers 6:22-27
Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:16-21

Whatever you do, think not of yourself, but of God.

-- St Vincent Ferrer

Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 John 2:22-28
Psalm 98:1-4
John 1:19-28

A servant is not pious if she is not industrious.

-- St Zita

Thursday, January 03, 2013
The Most Holy Name of Jesus (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Philippians 2:5-11
Psalm 113:1-8
Matthew 1:18-23

"Not the goods of the world, but God.
Not riches, but God.
Not honors, but God.
Not distinction, but God.
Not dignities, but God.
Not advancement, but God.
God always and in everything."

-- St Vincent Pallotti

Friday, January 04, 2013
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 John 3:7-10
Psalm 98:1, 7-9
John 1:35-42

If we wish to keep peace with our neighbor, we should never remind anyone of his natural defect.

-- St Philip Neri

Saturday, January 05, 2013
St. John Neumann, Bishop (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 John 3:11-21
Psalm 100:1-5
John 1:43-51

Nothing is far from God.

-- St Monica

Sunday, January 06, 2013
The Epiphany of the Lord (Solemnity)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13
Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6
Matthew 2:1-12

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.

-- Mother Teresa

Monday, January 07, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 John 3:22 -- 4:6
Psalm 2:7-8, 10-12
Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25

No my dear children, we need never fear that the Mass hinders us in the fulfillment of our temporal affairs; it is altogether the other way around. We may be sure that all will go better and that even our business will succeed better than if we have the misfortune not to assist at Mass.

-- St. John Vianney

Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 John 4:7-10
Psalm 72:1-4, 7-8
Mark 6:34-44

Holy Mother, on the cross Christ entrusted us to you as your children. Today we join with you in praising Him.

-- Second Antiphon: Morning Prayer

Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 John 4:11-18
Psalm 72:1-2, 10, 12-13
Mark 6:45-52

Our Lord avoided any offensive personal remarks when He preached. He attacked only the vices of a school, of a caste, also the bad examples and scandals. He did not reveal hidden crimes or secret defects.

-- St Peter Emyard

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 John 4:19 -- 5:4
Psalm 72:2, 14-15, 17
Luke 4:14-22

Let us understand that God is a physician, and that suffering is a medicine for salvation, not a punishment for damnation.

-- St Augustine

Friday, January 11, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 John 5:5-13
Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20
Luke 5:12-16

No one will have any other desire in heaven than what God wills; and the desire of one will be the desire of all; and the desire of all and of each one will also be the desire of God.

-- St Anselm

Saturday, January 12, 2013
St. Bernard of Corleone, Religious (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 John 5:14-21
Psalm 149:1-6, 9
John 3:22-30

He who walks along a precipice, although he may not fall over, yet he trembles and often falls through that very fear. Even so, he who flies not far from sin, but keeps near to it, lives in continual fear, and often falls.

-- St John Chrysostom

Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Baptism of the Lord (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Psalm 29:1-4, 3, 9-10
Acts 10: 34-38
Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

The man who burns with the fire of divine love is a son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and wherever he goes, he enkindles that flame; he desires and works with all his strength to inflame all men with the fire of God's love. Nothing deters him: he rejoices in poverty; he labours strenuously; he welcomes hardships; he laughs off false accusations; he rejoices in anguish. He thinks only of how he might follow Jesus Christ and imitate him by his prayers, his labours, his sufferings, and by caring always and only for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.

-- St Anthony Mary Claret

Monday, January 14, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 1:1-6
Psalm 97:1-2, 6-7, 9
Mark 1:14-20

Let us adore His power, exhausting itself in this act of love.

-- St. Peter Julian Eymard

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 2:5-12
Psalm 8:2, 5-9
Mark 1:21-28

We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.

-- St. Teresa of Avila

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
St. Berard, OFM, Priest and Companions, Protomartyrs (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 2:14-18
Psalm 105:1-4, 6-9
Mark 1:29-39

O Sacred Heart of Jesus! I fly to Thee, I unite myself with Thee, I enclose myself to Thee! Receive this, my call for help, O my Saviour, as a sign of my horror of all within me contrary to Thy Holy Love. Let me rather die a thousand times than consent! Be Thou my Strength, O God: defend me, protect me. I am thine, and desire forever to be Thine!

-- St Margaret Mary Alocoque

Thursday, January 17, 2013
St. Anthony, Abbot (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 3:7-14
Psalm 95:6-11
Mark 1:40-45

Let me become the food of the beasts, through whom it will be given me to reach God.

-- St. Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Romanos 4:1

Friday, January 18, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 4:1-5, 11
Psalm 78:3, 4, 6-8
Mark 2:1-12

No matter how good food is, if poison is mixed with it, it may cause the death of him who eats it. So it is with conversation. A single bad word, an evil action, an unbecoming joke, is often enough to harm one or more young listeners, and may later cause them to lose God's grace.

-- St John Bosco

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 4:12-16
Psalm 19:8-10, 15
Mark 2:13-17

Brethren, now you are no more strangers and foreigners: but you are fellow-citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone.

-- Eph 2: 19-20

Sunday, January 20, 2013
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm 96:1-3, 7-10
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
John 2:1-11

Our soul has been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers. The snare is broken: and we are delivered. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

-- Ps. 124: 7,8

Monday, January 21, 2013
St. Agnes, Virgin, Martyr (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 5:1-10
Psalm 110:1-4
Mark 2:18-22

All men are called to belong to the new People of God. This People, therefore, while remaining one and only one, is to be spread throughout the whole world and to all ages in order that the design of God's will may be fulfilled: he made human nature one in the beginning and has decreed that all his children who were scattered should be finally gathered together as one... The character of universality which adorns the People of God is a gift from the Lord Himself whereby the Catholic Church ceaselessly and efficaciously seeks for the return of all humanity and all its goods, under Christ the Head in the unity of His Spirit.

-- Lumen Gentium 13

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 6:10-20
Psalm 111:1-2, 4-5, 9-10
Mark 2:23-28

O blessed penance which has earned for me such great glory!

-- St Peter of Alcantara in a vision to St. Teresa

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17
Psalm 110:1-4
Mark 3:1-6

They sang to Thy holy name, O Lord, and praised Thy Victorious hand.

-- Wisdom 10:20

Thursday, January 24, 2013
St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 7:25 -- 8:6
Psalm 40:7-10, 17
Mark 3:7-12

Turn yourself round like a piece of clay and say to the Lord: I am clay, and you, Lord, the potter. Make of me what you will.

-- Blessed John of Avila

Friday, January 25, 2013
The Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Acts 22:3-16 or 9:1-22
Psalm 117:1-2
Mark 16:15-18

Recall to yourself that our Lord is the beloved Son of the living God; that He is Himself the God of all consolation, the sight of whom forms the beatitude of the angels and elect. And yet, what does He not suffer!

-- St Ignatius Loyola

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
2 Timothy 1:1-8 or Titus 1:1-5
Psalm 96:1-3, 7-8, 10
Mark 3:20-21

Mary's viginity and giving birth, and even the Lord's death escaped the notice of the prince of this world; these three mysteries worthy of proclamation were accomplished in God's silence.

-- St. Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Epesius 19:1

St. Luke 10:1-9
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Nehemiah 8:2-4, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19:8-10, 15
1 Corinthians 12:12-30 or 12:12-14, 27
Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

Since Christ Himself has said, "This is My Body" who shall dare to doubt that It is His Body?

-- St Cyril of Jerusalem

Monday, January 28, 2013
St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 9:15, 24-28
Psalm 98:1-6
Mark 3:22-30

If you have too much to do, with God's help you will find time to do it all.

-- St Peter Canisius

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 10:1-10
Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10-11
Mark 3:31-35

Our Lord warns us not to fear because there are three false fears that keep us from God: We want to be saved, but not from our sins; we want to be saved, but not at too great a cost; we want to be saved in our way not His.

-- Bishop Fulton Sheen

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
St. Hyacinth Marescotti, Virgin (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 10:11-18
Psalm 110:1-4
Mark 4:1-20

Make up your mind to become a saint.

-- St. Mary Mazarello

Thursday, January 31, 2013
St. John Bosco, Priest (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Hebrews 10:19-25
Psalm 24:1-6
Mark 4:21-25

Love God, serve God: everything is in that.

-- St Clare of Assisi

 

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