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Thursday, November 01, 2012
All Saints (Solemnity)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14
Psalm 24:1-6
1 John 3:1-3
Matthew 5:1-12

We should have frequent recourse to prayer, and persevere a long time in it. God wishes to be solicited. He is not weary of hearing us. The treasure of His graces is infinite. We can do nothing more pleasing to him than to beg incessantly that He bestow them upon us.

-- St. John Baptist de la Salle

Friday, November 02, 2012
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Wisdom 3:1-9
Psalm 27:1, 4, 7-9, 13-14
Romans 5:5-11
John 11:17-27

Faithfulness in little things is a big thing.

-- St. John Chrysostom

Saturday, November 03, 2012
St. Martin de Porres, Religious (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Philippians 1:18-26
Psalm 42:2-3, 5
Luke 14:1, 7-11

I pray You to destroy in me all that is not of You. Grant that I may live but in You, by You and for You, so that I may truly say, with St. Paul, "I live - now not I - But Christ lives in me.

-- St. John Gabriel

Sunday, November 04, 2012
Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Deuteronomy 6:2-6
Psalm 18:2-4, 47, 51
Hebrews 7:23-28
Mark 12:28-34

Do not be suspicious of your brother, for you will lose purity of heart!!

-- St. John of the Cross

Monday, November 05, 2012
Commemoration of All the Deceased of the Seraphic Order (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Wisdom 3:1-9
Psalm 23:1-6
John 6:37-40

No, my dear brethren, this gracious virtue of purity is not known to those young men whose eyes and hands are defiled by glances and...Oh God, how many souls does this sin drag down to Hell...This beautiful virtue is not known to those worldly and corrupt girls who make so many preparations and take so many cares to draw the eyes of the world towards themselves, who by their affected and indecent dress announce publicly that they are evil instruments which hell makes use of to ruin souls--those souls which cost so much in labors and tears and torments to Jesus Christ. Look at them, these misfortunates, and you will see that a thousand devils surround their heads and their breasts. An even more astounding thing to understand is how their mothers endure them in a state unworthy of a Christian. I would tell these mothers they are worth no more than their daughters.

-- St. John Vianney

Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Philippians 2:5-11
Psalm 22:26-32
Luke 14:15-24

A father thinks that it is quite enough to maintain good order in his house; he will not have anyone swearing or using obscene words. That is very good. But he has no scruple about allowing his boys to go to amusements, to fairs, and all sorts of pleasures. This same father permits work to be done on Sundays on the slightest pretext. However, you see him in church adoring God. Carry on my poor friend, you are blind. Do you not see that you are doing the work of Pontius Pilate, who recognized Jesus Christ and then condemned Him. Go and learn your duties, then you may come to offer your prayers to God.

-- St. John Vianney

Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Philippians 2:12-18
Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14
Luke 14:25-33

As long as a single passion reigns in our hearts, though all the others should have been overcome, the soul will never enjoy peace.

-- St. Joseph Calasanctius

Thursday, November 08, 2012
Blessed John Duns Scotus (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Philippians 3:3-8
Psalm 105:2-7
Luke 15:1-10

Love shows us what we have to do. It takes us out of ourselves, makes us emulate the virtues of our Lord, and withdraws us from this world into Him. The reason why so many Christians get no farther than the threshold of virtue is that they will not break the chains that hold them back and will not give themselves up confidently to our Lord's guidance. They feel that if they go to Communion they will be unable to resist the love of Jesus and will be forced to give themselves in return. So they content themselves with books, with words, and do not dare turn to the Master Himself. Oh, my brothers, I pray you to take Jesus Christ Himself for your Teacher! Receive Him within you and let Him direct all your actions.

-- St. Peter Eymard

Friday, November 09, 2012
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12
Psalm 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9
1 Corinthians 3:9-11, 16-17
John 2:13-22

Perfect love leads a man on to perfect fear. Such a man fears and keeps to God's will, not from fear of punishment, not to avoid condemnation, but because he has tasted the sweetness of being with God; he fears he may fall away from it.

-- St. Dorotheos of Gaza

Saturday, November 10, 2012
St. Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Philippians 4:10-19
Psalm 112:1-2, 5-6, 8-9
Luke 16:9-15

The Servant of Charity must go to bed each night so tired from work that he will think he has been beaten!

-- St. Louis Guanella

Sunday, November 11, 2012
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
1 Kings 17:10-16
Psalm 146:7-10
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44 or 12:41-44

Don't be anxious about what you have, but about what you are!

-- Pope St. Gregory the Great

Monday, November 12, 2012
St. Josaphat, Bishop, Martyr (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Titus 1:1-9
Psalm 24:1-6
Luke 17:1-6

The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessings.

-- Blessed Alan de la Roche

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Titus 2:1-8, 11-14
Psalm 37:3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29
Luke 17:7-10

The Infinite Mass causes the whole heavenly court to rejoice. It alleviates the pain of the souls in purgatory. It draws down all types of blessings upon earth, and gives more glory to God than all the sufferings of all the martyrs together, more glory than the penances of all the saints, than all the tears shed by them since the beginning of the world and all that they may do till the end of time.

-- St. John Vianney

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
St. Nicholas Tavelic, OFM, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Titus 3:1-7
Psalm 23:1-6
Luke 17:11-19

We ought to respect the image of God in everyone.

-- Blessed Raphaela Mary

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Philemon 1:7-20
Psalm 146:7-10
Luke 17:20-25

Suppose an evil person would offend you, or one whom you judge to be evil or even imagine so. Would you abandon so many others who are good?

-- St. Augustine

Friday, November 16, 2012
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
2 John 1:4-9
Psalm 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18
Luke 17:26-37

Depression comes from not having faults but from refusal to face them. There are tens of thousands of persons today suffering from fears which in reality are nothing but the effects of hidden sin. The examination of conscience will cure us of self- deception. It will also cure us of depression!

-- Bishop Fulton Sheen

Saturday, November 17, 2012
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Patroness of the Third Order (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Sirach 26:1-3, 15-18, 24 or 1 Timothy 5:3-10
Psalm 31:4-5, 8-9, 20, 24-25
Matthew 25:31-40

He does much in the sight of God who does his best, be it ever so little.

-- St. Peter of Alcantara

Sunday, November 18, 2012
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Daniel 12:1-3
Psalm 16:5, 8-11
Hebrews 10:11-14, 18
Mark 13:24-32

Do you ask how to resist anger? As soon as you feel the slightest resentment, gather together your powers, not hastily or impetuously, but gently and seriously. For as in some law courts, the criers make more noise in their efforts to preserve quiet than those they seek to still, so, if we are impestuous in our attempts to restrain our anger, we cause greater discomposure in our hearts than before; and once thrown off its balance, the heart is no longer its own master.

-- St. Francis de Sales

Monday, November 19, 2012
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Revelation 1:1-4; 2:1-5
Psalm 1:1-4, 6
Luke 18:35-43

All the wealth in the world cannot be compared with the happiness of living together happily united.

-- Blessed Margaret d'Youville

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22
Psalm 15:2-5
Luke 19:1-10

Before you receive Jesus Christ, you should remove from your heart all worldly attachments which you know to be displeasing to Him.

-- St. Augustine

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Revelation 4:1-11
Psalm 150:1-6
Luke 19:11-28

A truly humble person never believes that he can be wronged in anything. Truly, we ought to be shamed to resent whatever is said or done against us; for it is the greatest shame in the world to see that our Creator bears so many insults from His creatures, and that we resent even a little word that is contradictory.

-- St. Teresa

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving Day
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Sirach 50:22-24
Psalm 138:1-5
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Luke 17:11-19

The poor stretch out the hand, but God receives what is offered.

-- St. Peter Chrysologus

Friday, November 23, 2012
Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, Priest, Martyr (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Revelation 10:8-11
Psalm 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
Luke 19:45-48

Our actions have a tongue of their own; they have an eloquence of their own, even when the tongue is silent. For deeds prove the lover more than words.

-- St. Cyril of Jerusalem

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Saturday, November 24, 2012
St. Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, Martyr and His Companions, Martyrs (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Revelation 11:4-12
Psalm 144:1-2, 9-10
Luke 20:27-40

A soul can do nothing that is more pleasing to God than to communicate in a state of grace.

-- St. Alphonsus Liguori

Sunday, November 25, 2012
Christ the King (Solemnity)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Daniel 7:13-14
Psalm 93:1-2, 5
Revelation 1:5-8
John 18:33-37

Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven.

-- St. Camillus de Lellis

Monday, November 26, 2012
St. Leonard of Port Maurice, OFM, Priest (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Revelation 14:1-5
Psalm 24:1-6
Luke 21:1-4

Know that the experience of pain is something so noble and precious that the Divine Word, who enjoyed the abundant riches of Paradise, yet, because He was not clothed with this ornament of sorrow, came down from Heaven to seek it upon the earth.

-- St Mary Magdalen de' Pazzi

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
St. Francis Anthony Fasani, Priest (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Revelation 14:14-19
Psalm 96:10-13
Luke 21:5-11

A man who fails to love the Mass fails to love Christ. We must make an effort to "live" the Mass with calm and serenity, with devotion and affection. And this is why I have always suspected that those who want the Mass to be over with quickly show, with this insensitive attitude, that they have not yet realized what the sacrifice of the altar means.

-- St. Josemarķa Escriva de Balaguer

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
St. James of the Marsh, Priest (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Revelation 15:1-4
Psalm 98:1-3, 7-9
Luke 21:12-19

Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me.

-- St Clare of Assisi

Thursday, November 29, 2012
All Saints of the Seraphic Order (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Revelation 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9
Psalm 100:1-5
Luke 21:20-28

If we have obtained the grace of God, none shall prevail against us, but we shall be stronger than all who oppose us.

-- St John Chrysostom

Friday, November 30, 2012
St. Andrew, Apostle (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 10:9-18
Psalm 19:8-11
Matthew 4:18-22

In 1992, Pope John Paul II designated February 11 as World Day of the Sick. This is a time for "prayer and sharing, of offering one's suffering for the good of the Church and of reminding us to see in our sick brother and sister the face of Christ who, by suffering, dying and rising, achieved the salvation of humankind." (Quote from Letter Instituting the World Day of the Sick, 13 May 1992)

-- Pope John Paul II

 

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