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Sunday, October 31, 2004
Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Wisdom 11:22 - 12:2
Psalm 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14
2 Thessalonians 1:11 - 2:2
Luke 19:1-1

Live in the world as if only God and your soul were alone in it. Then your heart will never be made captive by anything earthly thing.

 -- St. John of the Cross

Monday, November 01, 2004
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

If you love me, follow me. "I do love you," you protest, "but how do I follow you?" If the Lord your God said to you: "I am the truth and the life, I laid down certain conditions for obtaining my promises. Have you fulfilled them?" If you say: "What did you command, Lord our God?" he will tell you: "I commanded you to follow me.". In your desire for truth, in your love for life, you would certainly ask him to show you the way to reach them. You would say to yourself: "Truth is a great reality, life is a great reality; if only it were possible for my soul to find them!"

 -- St. Augustine

Tuesday, November 02, 2004
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

The highest degree of meekness consists in seeing, serving, honoring, and treating amiably, on occasion, those who are not to our taste, and who show themselves unfriendly, ungrateful, and troublesome to us.

 -- St. Francis de Sales

Wednesday, November 03, 2004
St. Martin de Porres, Religious (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Philippians 2:12-18
Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14
Luke 14:25-33

I believe, in order to understand; and I understand, the better to believe

 -- St. Augustine

Thursday, November 04, 2004
St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Philippians 3:3-8
Psalm 105:2-7
Luke 15:1-10

Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?

 -- St. Gerard Majella

Friday, November 05, 2004
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

Grace can do nothing without the will and the will can do nothing without grace.

 -- St. John Chrysostom

Saturday, November 06, 2004
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Philippians 4:10-19
Psalm 112:1-2, 5-6, 8-9
Luke 16:9-15

Guard your eyes that they may not look upon anything contrary to purity; your ears, that they may not listen to evil conversation; your mind, by banishing from it all suggestive thoughts; your heart, by stifling impure desires at their very birth.

 -- St. John Leonardi

Sunday, November 07, 2004
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14
Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15
2 Thessalonians 2:16 - 3:5
Luke 20:27-38

Eternal God, behold me prostrate before your immense majesty, humbly adoring you. I offer you all my thoughts, words, and actions of this day. I offer them all to be thought, spoken, and done entirely for love of you, for your glory, to fulfill your divine will, to serve you, to praise you, and bless you. I wish and intend to do everything in union with the most pure intentions of Jesus and Mary.

 -- St. John Leonardi

Monday, November 08, 2004
Blessed John Duns Scotus (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Titus 1:1-9
Psalm 24:1-6
Luke 17:1-6

When the communicant is free from venial sin, Jesus acts powerfully within him, unimpeded by any obstacle. He stays long. The soul acquires an astonishing refinement of feeling; it no longer accounts itself anything but is henceforth simply one with Jesus. It says to Him: " Take all, be King of all, and let us love each other always; I am Thine forever."

 -- St. Peter Julian Eymard

Tuesday, November 09, 2004
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

If only mortals would learn how great it is to possess divine grace, how beautiful, how noble, how precious. How many riches it hides within itself, how many joys and delights! No one would complain about his cross or about troubles that may happen to him, if he would come to know the scales on which they are weighed when they are distributed to men.

 -- St. Rose of Lima

Wednesday, November 10, 2004
St. Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Titus 3:1-7
Psalm 23:1-6
Luke 17:11-19

When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.

 -- St. Louis de Montfort

Thursday, November 11, 2004
St. Martin of Tours, Bishop (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Philemon 7-20
Psalm 146:7-10
Luke 17:20-25

Let us ask our Lord to work in us and through us, and let us do our utmost to draw Him down into our hearts, for He Himself has said: "Without Me you can do nothing."

 -- St. Madeleine Sophie Barat

Friday, November 12, 2004
St. Josaphat, Bishop, Martyr (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
2 John 4-9
Psalm 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18
Luke 17:26-37

If I love Jesus, I ought to resemble Him; If I love Jesus, I ought to love what He loves, what He does, what He prefers to all else: humility. How may we acquire this virtue? Neither logic or reflection will help us any; thinking nice thoughts about it or taking heroic resolutions would lead us to believe we had already acquired it, and we would content oueselves with that. We must examine our actions to see if we not sought our own interest in them. Let us repeat often, " Jesus, so humble of heart, make our hearts like unto thine."

 -- St. Peter Eymard

Saturday, November 13, 2004
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
3 John 5-8
Psalm 112:1-6
Luke 18:1-8

Blood that but one drop of has the power to win.......All the world forgiveness of its world of sin.

 -- St. Thomas Aquinas