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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Monday of the Octave of Easter 2017

Collect:
"O God, who give constant increase to your Church by new offspring, grant that your servants may hold fast in their lives to the Sacrament they have received in faith. 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:
Acts 2:14, 22-33
Psalm 16
Matthew 28:8-15

Sunday, April 16, 2017

EASTER SUNDAY 2017

Collect:
O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotten Son, have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity, grant, we pray, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord's Resurrection may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit, rise up in the light of life. 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.

Easter Sequence:
Christians, to the Paschal Victim
Offer your thankful praises!
A Lamb the sheep redeems;
Christ, who only is sinless,
Reconciles sinners to the Father.
Death and life have contended in that combat stupendous:
The Prince of life, who died, reigns immortal.
Speak, Mary, declaring
What you saw, wayfaring.
“The tomb of Christ, who is living,
The glory of Jesus’ resurrection;
bright angels attesting,
The shroud and napkin resting.
Yes, Christ my hope is arisen;
to Galilee he goes before you.”
Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining.
Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
Amen. Alleluia.

Readings of the Day:
Acts 10:34, 37-43
Psalm 118
Colossians 3:1-4
1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Easter Sequence
John 20:1-9

Saturday, April 15, 2017

HOLY SATURDAY 2017

"We wait in darkness for the coming of the LIGHT..."

Collect:
O God, who make this most sacred night radiant with the glory of the Lord's Resurrection, stir up in your Church a spirit of adoption, so that, renewed in body and mind, we may render you undivided service. 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 Easter Vigil:
Genesis 1:1-2:2
Psalm 104
Genesis 22:1-18
Psalm 16
Exodus 14:15-15:1
Exodus 15
Isaiah 54:5-14
Psalm 30
Isaiah 55:1-11
Isaiah 12
Baruch 3:9-15, 32-4:14
Psalm 19
Ezekiel 36:16-28
Psalm 42
Romans 6:3-11
Psalm 118
Matthew 28:1-10

Friday, April 14, 2017

GOOD FRIDAY 2017

Collect:
Remember your mercies, O Lord, and with your eternal protection sanctify your servants for whom Christ your Son, by the shedding of his Blood, established the Paschal Mystery. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings for the Passion of Our Lord:
Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Psalm 31
Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9
John 18:1-19:42

Thursday, April 13, 2017

HOLY THURSDAY 2017

Collect:
O God, who have called us to participate in this most sacred Supper, in which your Only Begotten Son, when about to hand himself over to death, entrusted to the Church a sacrifice new for all eternity, the banquet of his love, grant, we pray, that we may draw from so great a mystery, the fullness of charity and of life. 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 for the Chrism Mass:
Isaiah 61:1-3, 6, 8-9
Psalm 89
Revelations 1:5-8
Luke 4:16-21

Readings for the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper:
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14
Psalm 116
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-15

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wednesday of Holy Week 2017

Collect:
O God, who willed your Son to submit for our sake to the yoke of the Cross, so that you might drive from us the power of the enemy, grant us, your servants, to attain the grace of the resurrection. 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 50:4-9
Psalm 69
Matthew 26:14-25

Tuesday of Holy Week 2017

Collect:
Almighty ever-living God, grant us so to celebrate the mysteries of the Lord's Passion that we may merit to receive your pardon. 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 49:1-6
Psalm 71
John 13:21-33, 36-38

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday of Holy Week 2017

Collect:
Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, though in our weakness we fail, we may be revived through the Passion of your Only Begotten 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 42:1-7
Psalm 27
John 12:1-11

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Palm Sunday 2017

Today we celebrate Christ's Procession into Jerusalem which begins our celebration of HOLY WEEK. Let us sing together,
"Hosanna, Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord."

Special links have been added about Holy Week and about Palm Sunday.

Collect:
Almighty ever-living God, who as an example of humility for the human race to follow caused our Savior to take flesh and submit to the Cross, graciously grant that we may heed his lesson of patient suffering and so merit a share in his Resurrection. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Matthew 21:1-11 (Palm Processional Gospel)
Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm 22
Philippians 2:6-11
Matthew 26:14-27:66

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent 2017

Collect:
O God, who have made all those reborn in Christ a chosen race and a royal priesthood, grant us, we pray, the grace to will and to do what you command, that the people called to eternal life may be one in the faith of their hearts and the homage of their deeds. 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:
Ezekiel 37:21-28
Jeremiah 31
John 11:45-56

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent 2017

~Today is also the Memorial of St. John Baptist de la Salle. A link has been added about this saint.~

Collect:
O God, who chose Saint John Baptist de la Salle to educate young Christians, raise up, we pray, teachers in your Church ready to devote themselves wholeheartedly to the human and Christian formation of the young. 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:
Jeremiah 20:10-13
Psalm 18
John  10:31-42

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent 2017

Collect:
O God, who reward the merits of the just and offer pardon to sinners who do penance, have mercy, we pray, on those who call upon you, that the admission of our guilt may serve to obtain your pardon for our sins. 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 17:3-9
Psalm 105
John 8:51-59

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent 2017

~Today is also the Memorial of St. Vincent Ferrer. A link has been added about this saint.~

Collect:
O God, who raised up the Priest Saint Vincent Ferrer to minister by the preaching of the Gospel, grant, we pray, that, when the Judge comes, whom Saint Vincent proclaimed on earth, we may be among those blessed to behold him reigning in heaven. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95
Daniel 3:52-56
John 8:31-42

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent 2017

~Today is also the Memorial of St. Isidore of Seville. A Link has been added about this saint.~

Collect:
Graciously hear the prayers, O Lord, which we make in commemoration of Saint Isidore, that your Church may be aided by his intercession, just as she has been instructed by his heavenly teaching. 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:
Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 102
John 8:21-30

Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent 2017

Collect:
O God, by whose wondrous grace we are enriched with every blessing, grant us so to pass from former ways to newness of life, that we may be made ready for the glory of the heavenly Kingdom. 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:
Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62
Psalm 23
John 8:1-11

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Lent 2017

Collect:
By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God, may we walk eagerly in that same charity with which, out of love for the world, you Son handed himself over to death. 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:
Ezekiel 37:12-14
Psalm 130
Romans 8:8-11
John 11:1-45

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent 2017

Collect:
May the working of your mercy, O Lord, we pray, direct our hearts aright, for without your grace we cannot find favor in your sight. 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:
Jeremiah 11:18-20
Psalm 7
John 7:40-53

Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent 2017

Collect:
O God, who have prepared fitting helps for us in our weakness, grant we pray, that we may receive their healing effects with joy and reflect them in a holy way of life. 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:
Wisdom 2:1, 12-22
Psalm 34
John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30