Saturday, February 17, 2018

First Sunday of Lent 2018

Collect:
Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observances of holy Lent, that we may grow in understanding of the riches hidden in Christ and by worthy conduct pursue their effects. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Genesis 9:8-15
Psalm 25
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:12-15

Saturday after Ash Wednesday 2018

Collect:
Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we may so follow the teaching and example of the Bishop Saint Peter Damian, that, putting nothing before Christ and always ardent in the service of your Church, we may be led to the joys of eternal light. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Isaiah 58:9-14
Psalm 86
Luke 5:27-32

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Friday After Ash Wednesday

Collect:
Show gracious favor, O Lord, we pray, to the works of penance we have begun, that we may hae strength to accomplish with sincerity the bodily observances we undertake. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Isaiah 58:1-9
Psalm 51
Matthew 9:14-15

Thursday after Ash Wednesday 2018

Collect:
Prompt our actions with your inspiration, we pray, O Lord, and further them with your constant help, that all we do may always begin from you and by you be brought to completion. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1:1-6
Luke 9:22-25

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

ASH WEDNESDAY 2018

Welcome to the Lenten Edition of
OUR LADY QUEEN OF HEAVEN SCHOOL'S
"RELIGIOUS INTERACTIVE" page.

We hope that this page will aid you and your family as you journey through Lent.

Every day, special information, additional devotions, the Readings of the Day and the Daily Collect will be posted on this page.

Be sure to click on the Lenten links:
  • Best Lent Ever
  • So What's the Story With Lent
  • Celebrate a Sacred Lent
These can be found in our links listing.
They are very inspirational and informative.

Thank you for journeying with us during this wonderfully reflective season of the Church.
Peace.

ASH WEDNESDAY
Collect: Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Joel 2:12-18
Psalm 51
2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Monday, January 15, 2018

Mardi Gras

Our Winter postings are now concluded. We will begin posting again in the Spring for Lent on March 1 through Lent and the Easter Season. Until then....

We live in an area of the world that celebrates Mardi Gras. The season of Mardi Gras has many connections with the Catholic Church. First of all, the season starts on Epiphany, or "King's Day," when the 3 kings brought the gifts of gold, frankincense and mur to the Christ Child. It is a time when the 3 liturgical seasons of Christmas (gold), Ordinary Time (green) and Lent (purple) come together. The "baby" in the king cake represents the Baby Jesus. Also, it is a time of celebration before the season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Please refer to the link for more information about the Christian celebration of Mardi Gras.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday of the Second Week of Christmas 2017-2018

Today is also the Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
A link has been added with the history of this saint.

"On the eleventh day of Christmas.....
my true love gave to me.....
eleven pipers piping..."

Symbolism: The "eleven pipers piping" is symbolic of the eleven faithful disciples.

Scripture: "Now the eleven disciples went on to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And, seeing him, they worshipped him, but certain ones doubted. And Jesus, drawing near, spoke to them, saying: “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go forth and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have ever commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, even to the consummation of the age.”
Matthew 28:16-20

Readings for the Day:
1 John 3:7-10
Psalm 98
John 1:35-42