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February

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Monday, February 1, 2010
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
 
2 Samuel 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13
Psalm 3:2-7
Mark 5:1-20

We must acknowledge that God is happiness itself or we will never know what true happiness is!

-- St. Servinus

Tuesday, February 2, 2010                               Blessing of Candles & Procession
The Presentation of the Lord (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm 24:7-10
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32

The disbelief of Thomas has done more for our faith than the faith of the other disciples. As he touches Christ and is won over to belief, every doubt is cast aside and our faith is strengthened. "My Lord and My God." .

-- Pope St. Gregory the Great

Wednesday, February 3, 2010                             
St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
2 Samuel 24:2, 9-17
Psalm 32:1-2, 5-7
Mark 6:1-6

There is no danger if our prayer is without words or reflection because the good success of prayer depends neither on words nor on study. It depends upon the simple raising of our minds to God, and the more simple and stripped of feeling it is, the surer it is.

-- St. Jane Frances de Chantal

Thursday, February 4, 2010
St. Joseph of Leonessa, Capuchin, Priest (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12
(Ps) 1 Chronicles 29:10-12
Mark 6:7-13

The soul that journeys to God, but doesn't shake off its cares and quiet its appetites, is like someone who drags a cart of dirt uphill.

-- St. John of the Cross

Friday, February 5, 2010
St. Agatha, Virgin, Martyr (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Sirach 47:2-11
Psalm 18:31, 47, 50-51
Mark 6:14-29

What does it cost us to say: "My God help me! Have mercy on me!" Is there anything easier than this? And this little will  suffice to save us if we be diligent in doing it.

-- St. Alphonsus Liguori

Saturday, February 6, 2010
Sts. Peter Baptist, OFM, Paul Miki, and Companions, Martyrs (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 3:4-13
Psalm 119:9-14
Mark 6:30-34

The purpose of divine Providence is to unify by an upright faith and spiritual love those who have been separated in diverse ways by vice. Therefore one who does not endure disturbances or bear up under distress or undergo hardships walks outside love and the purpose of Provodence. .

-- Maximus the Confessor

Sunday, February 7, 2010
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Isaiah 6:1-2, 3-8
Psalm 138:1-5, 7-8
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or 15:3-8, 11
Luke 5:1-11

O my soul, what are you doing? Are you not aware that God sees you always? You can never hide yourself from His sight. O Father, have pity on us because we are blind and in darkness. Drive out the darkness and give me light. Melt the ice of my self-love and kindle in me the fire of Your charity.

-- St. Catherine of Siena

Monday, February 8, 2010
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13
Psalm 132:6-10
Mark 6:53-56

The little daily lesson: to keep soberly and quietly in His Presence, trying to turn every little action on His Will; and to praise and love through cloud and sunshine is all my care and study.

-- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30
Psalm 84:3-5, 10-11
Mark 7:1-13

God does not love our imperfections and venial sins, but He much loves us in spite of them. We must draw from them submission, humility, and distrust of ourselves, but never have distrust of the love of God for us. Well now, that is enough; live joyous!

-- St. Frances de Sales

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
St. Scholastica, Virgin (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 10:1-10
Psalm 37:5-6, 30-31, 39-40
Mark 7:14-23

He is generous even to exhaustion; and what is most wonderful is, that He gives Himself thus entirely, not once only, but every day, if we wish it. Every fresh Communion is a new gift which Jesus Christ makes of Himself. 

-- St. Ignatius of Loyola

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Our Lady of Lourdes (Commemoration)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 11:4-13
Psalm 106, 3-4, 35-37, 40
Mark 7:24-30

It is loving the Cross that one finds one heart, for Divine Love cannot live without suffering.

-- St. Bernadette

Friday, February 12, 2010
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 11:29-32; 12:19
Psalm 81:10-15
Mark 7:31-37

Mysteries in religion are measured by the proud according to their own capacity; by the humble, according to the power of God; the humble glorify God for them, the proud exalt themselves against them!.

-- John Henry Cardinal Newman

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Kings 12:26-32; 13:33-34
Psalm 106:6-7, 19-22
Mark 8:1-10

If something uncharitable is said in your presence, either speak in favor of the absent, or withdraw, or if possible stop the conversation.

--St. John Vianney

Sunday, February 14, 2010
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Jeremiah 17:5-8
Psalm 1:1-4, 6
1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20
Luke 6:17, 20-26

By nature, each one of us is enclosed in his own personality, but supernaturally, we are all one. We are made one body in Christ, because we are nourished by one flesh. As Christ is indivisible, we are all one in him. Therefore, He asked His Father "that they may all be One as We also are one."

-- St. Cyril of Alexandria

Monday, February 15, 2010
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
James 1:1-11
Psalm 119:67-68, 71-72, 75-76

Mark 8:11-13

Consider God's generosity towards you rather than your own unworthiness in His sight, and live in His strength, rather than in the thoughts of your own weakness. .

-- St. Vincent de Paul

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
James 1:12-18
Psalm 94:12-15, 18-19

Mark 8:14-21

He who desires anything but God deceives himself, and he who loves anything but God errs miserably.

-- St. Phillip Neri

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Ash Wednesday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Joel 2:12-18
Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14, 17
2 Corinthians 5:20 - 6:2

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Don't give in to discouragement. If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers. Never bother about people's opinions.  Be obedient to truth. For with humble obedience, you will never be disturbed.

-- Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Thursday after Ash Wednesday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1:1-4, 6
Luke 9:22-25

God in His infinite goodness sometimes sees fit to test our courage and love by depriving us of the things which it seems to us would be advantageous to our souls; and if He finds us earnest in their pursuit, yet humble, tranquil and resigned to do without them if He wishes us to, He will give us more blessings than we should have had in the possession of what we craved.

-- St. Philip Neri

Friday, February 19, 2010
Friday after Ash Wednesday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Isaiah 58:1-9
Psalm 51:3-6:18-19
Matthew 9:14-15

You don't know how to pray? Put yourself in the presence of God, and as soon as you have said, "Lord, I don't know how to pray!" you can be sure you have already begun.

-- St. Josemaria Escriva

Saturday, February 20, 2010
Saturday after Ash Wednesday
(Total Consecration - Day 1)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Isaiah 58:9-14
Psalm 86:1-6
Luke 5:27-32

What little love for God you have when you give in without a fight because it's not a grave sin!

-- St. Josemaria Escriva

Sunday, February 21, 2010
First Sunday of Lent (Total Consecration - Day 2)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Deuteronomy 26:4-10
Psalm 91:1-2, 10-15
Romans 10:8-13

Luke 4:1-13

No one has ever been accused for not providing ornaments, but for those who neglect their neighbour a hell awaits with an inextinguishable fire and torment in the company of the demons. Do not, therefore, adorn the church and ignore your afflicted brother, for he is the most precious temple of all.

-- St John Chrysostom

Monday, February 22, 2010
The Chair of St. Peter, Apostle (Feast) (Total Consecration - Day 3)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
1 Peter 5:1-4
Psalm 23:1-6
Matthew 16:13-19

If God allows some people to pile up riches instead of making themselves poor as Jesus did, it is so thay may use what He has entrusted to them as loyal servants, in accordance with the Master's will, to do spiritual and temporal good to others.

-- St. Charles de Foucauld

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
St. Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr (Commemoration) (Total Consecration - Day 4)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Isaiah 55:10-11
Psalm 34:4-7, 16-19
Matthew 6:7-15

There are two sides to every sin: the turning of the will towards fleeting satisfaction and the turning away from everlasting value. The first can be called lust; the unbridled desire for pleasure. The second is pride; the lack of the submission to God.

-- St. Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Lenten Weekday (Total Consecration - Day 5)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Jonah 3:1-10
Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19
Luke 11:29-32

Highest Providence often works a wonderful miracle: that of having evil men make others who are evil to become good.

-- St. Severinus

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Lenten Weekday (Total Consecration - Day 6)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25
Psalm 138:1-3, 7-8
Matthew 7:7-12

It is impossible for a person who prays regularly to remain in serious sin; because the two are incompatible, one or the other will have to be given up.

-- St. Teresa of Avila

Friday, February 26, 2010
Lenten Weekday (Total Consecration - Day 7)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Ezekiel 18:21-28
Psalm 130:1-8
Matthew 5:20-26

When death comes, and we stand before God, no king can command Him, no authority can restrain Him, no riches can hire Him to wait past his appointed time even one monent of an hour. Therefore let us speak what we are bound to speak and do the deeds we are called to do. No empty time is allowed to any of us.

-- St. Thomas More

Saturday, February 27, 2010
Lenten Weekday (Total Consecration - Day 8)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Deuteronomy 26:16-19
Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8
Matthew 5:43-48

It is true that God's power triumphs over everything, but humble and suffering prayer prevails over God Himself.

-- St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Sunday, February 28, 2010
Second Sunday of Lent (Total Consecration - Day 9)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18
Psalm 27:1, 7-9, 13-14
Philippians 3:17 -- 4:1 or 3:20 -- 4:1
Luke 9:28-36

The more we have denied ourselves during the day, the nearer we are each evening to the heart of our Lord.

-- St. Madeleine Sophie Barat

 

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