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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent 2019

~Today is also the Solemnity of St. Joseph. A link has been added about this saint.~

Collect:
Grant, we pray, almighty God, that by Saint Joseph's intercession your Church may constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation, whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care. 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:
2 Samuel 7:4-5, 12-14, 16
Psalm 89
Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22
Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday of the Second Week of Lent 2019

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

Collect:
O God, who through the Bishop Saint Cyril of Jerusalem led your Church in a wonderful way to a deeper sense of the mysteries of salvation, grant us, through his intercession, that we may so acknowledge your Son as to have life ever more abundantly. 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 9:4b-10
Psalm 79

Luke 6:36-38

Second Sunday of Lent 2019

Collect:
O God, who have commanded us to listen to your beloved Son, be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word, that, with spiritual sight made pure, we may rejoice to behold your glory. 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.

Readings of the Day:
Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18
Psalm 27
Phillipians 3:17-4:1
Luke 9:28-36

Saturday of the First Week of Lent 2019

Collect:
Show gracious favor, O Lord, we pray, to the works of penance we have begun, that we may have 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:
Deuteronomy 26:16-19
Psalm 119
Matthew 5:43-48

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday of the First Week of Lent 2019

Collect:
Grant that your faithful, O Lord, we pray, may be so conformed to the paschal observances, and the bodily discipline now solemnly begun may bear fruit in the souls of all. 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 18:21-28
Psalm 130
Matthew 5:20-26

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday of the First Week of Lent 2019

Collect:
Bestow on us, we pray, O Lord, a spirit of always pondering on what is right and of hastening to carry it out, and, since without you we cannot exist, may we be enabled to live according to your will. 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:
Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25
Psalm 138
Matthew 7:7-12

Wednesday of the First Week of Lent 2019

Collect:
Look kindly, Lord, we pray, on the devotion of your people, that those who by self-denial are restrained in body may by the fruit of good works be renewed in mind. 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:
Jonah 3:1-10
Psalm 51
Luke 11:29-32

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent 2019

Collect:
Look upon your family, Lord, that, through the chastening effects of bodily discipline, our minds may be radiant in your presence with the strength of our yearning for you. 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.

Readings of the Day:
Isaiah 55:10-11
Psalm 34
Matthew 6:7-15

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday of the First Week of Lent 2019

Collect:
Convert us, O God our Savior, and instruct our minds by heavenly teaching, that we may benefit from the works of Lent. 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.

Readings of the Day:
Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15
Matthew 25:31-46

First Sunday of Lent 2019

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.

Readings of the Day:
Deuteronomy 26:4-10
Psalm 91
Romans 10:8-13
Luke 4:1-13

Saturday after Ash Wednesday 2019

Collect:
 O God, who have given us in Saint Frances of Rome a singular model of both married and monastic life, grant us perseverance in your service, that in every circumstance of life we may see and follow you. 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

Friday after Ash Wednesday 2019

Collect:
O God, who filled Saint John of God with a spirit of compassion, grant, we pray, that, giving ourselves to works of charity, we may merit to be found among the elect in your 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:
Isaiah 58:1-9
Psalm 51
Matthew 9:14-15

Thursday after Ash Wednesday 2019

Collect:
O God, at the urging of whose love the Martyrs Saints Perpetua and Felicity defied their persecutors and overcame the torment of earth, grant, we ask, by their prayers, that we may ever grow in your love. 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

Ash Wednesday 2019

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. 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 link for the Lenten Challenge found in our links listing. It is 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.

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

Friday, January 18, 2019

Mardi Gras 2019

Our Winter postings are now concluded. We will begin posting again in the Spring for Lent on March 6 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.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord 2019

Today is the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord.
Please refer to the link on the right for more information about this feast.

Readings of the Day:
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Psalm 29
Acts 10:34-38
Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

*We have finished our winter postings.
There will be no more postings until February.
We will begin posting again on Ash Wednesday (February 10) and will continue through Lent and the Easter Season.
God's Blessings on you all!!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Tuesday after Epiphany 2019

Today is the 15th day after Christmas.
The following site has activities associated with this day:
15th Day after Christmas

Readings of the Day:
1 John 4:7-10
Psalm 72
Mark 6:34-44


Christmas Season: Monday after Epiphany 2019

Today is the optional memorial of St. Raymond of Penafort.
A link has been added about this saint.

Today is the 14th Day of the Christmas Season.

Readings for the Day:
1 John 3:22-4:6
Psalm 2
Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25

Saturday, January 5, 2019

The Epiphany of Our Lord 2019

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany.

A link has been added about this Feast and another link
has been added to the BLESSING OF THE HOME
customarily done as a family on the Feast of the Epiphany.

Readings for the Day:
(Feast of the Epiphany):
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72
Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6
Matthew 2:1-12

Second Saturday of the Christmas Season 2018-2019

Today is also the Memorial of St. John Neumann.
A link has been added about this saint.

"On the twelfth day of Christmas...
my true love gave to me....
twelve drummers drumming...."

Symbolism: The twelve drummers drumming symbolize the twelve beliefs stated in the Apostle's Creed.

Scripture: "Now they were persevering in the doctrine of the Apostles, and in the communion of the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers. And fear developed in every soul. Also, many miracles and signs were accomplished by the Apostles in Jerusalem. And there was a great awe in everyone. And then all who believed were together, and they held all things in common."
Acts of the Apostles 2:42-44

Readings of the Day:
1 John 3:11-21
Psalm 100
John 1:43-51

Friday, January 4, 2019

Second Friday of the Christmas Season 2018-2019

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 worshiped 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

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Second Thursday of the Christmas Season 2018-2019

~Today is also the Memorial for the Most Holy Name of Jesus. A link has been added about this memorial.~

"On the tenth day of Christmas...
my true love gave to me...
ten lords a-leaping..."

Symbolism: The "ten lords a-leaping symbolizes the Ten Commandments."

Scripture: "I was the mediator, for I was in the middle between the Lord and you, at that time, to announce his words to you. For you were afraid of the fire, and so you did not ascend to the mountain. And he said: ‘I am the Lord your God, who led you away from the land of Egypt, from the house of servitude. You shall not have strange gods in my sight.
You shall not make for yourself a graven image, nor the likeness of anything, which is in heaven above, or on earth below, or which abides in the waters under the earth.
You shall not adore and you shall not worship these things. For I am the Lord your God, a jealous God, repaying the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and fourth generation to those who hate me, and acting with mercy in thousands of ways to those who love me and keep my precepts.
You shall not use the name of the Lord your God in vain. For he will not go unpunished who takes up his name over an unimportant matter. Observe the day of the Sabbath, so that you may sanctify it, just as the Lord your God has instructed you. For six days, you shall labor and do all your work.
The seventh is the day of the Sabbath, that is, the rest of the Lord your God. You shall not do any work in it, nor shall your son, nor daughter, nor man servant, nor woman servant, nor ox, nor donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor the sojourner who is within your gates, so that your men and woman servants may rest, just as you do. Remember that you also were servants in Egypt, and the Lord your God led you away from that place with a strong hand and an outstretched arm. Because of this, he has instructed you so that you would observe the Sabbath day.
Honor your father and mother, just as the Lord your God has instructed you, so that you may live a long time, and so that it may be well with you in the land, which the Lord your God will give to you.
You shall not murder.
And you shall not commit adultery.
And you shall not commit theft.
Neither shall you speak false testimony against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his house, nor his field, nor his man servant, nor his woman servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything out of all that is his.’"
Deuteronomy 5:5-21

Readings for the Day:
1 John 2: 29-3:6
Psalm 98
John 1:29-34

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Second Wednesday in the Christmas Season 2018

Today we celebrate the Memorials of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory of Nazianzen.
A link has been added with the history of these saints.

"On the ninth day of Christmas...
my true love gave to me....
nine ladies dancing..."

Symbolism: The "nine ladies dancing" symbolize the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
(The Fruits of the Holy Spirit are sometimes listed as 9 subjects and sometimes listed as 12 subjects.)

Scripture: "But the fruit of the Spirit is charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, forbearance, meekness, faith, modesty, abstinence, chastity. There is no law against such things."
Galatians 5:22-23

Reading for the Day:
1 John 2:22-28
Psalm 98
John 1:19-28

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God 2018

Today is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
A link has been added with the history of this Feast.

"On the eighth day of Christmas...my true love gave to me...
eight maids a-milking..."

Symbolism: The "eight maids a-milking" symbolizes the eight Beatitudes, given to us by Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount.

Scripture: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be consoled. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who endure persecution for the sake of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they have slandered you, and persecuted you, and spoken all kinds of evil against you, falsely, for my sake: be glad and exult, for your reward in heaven is plentiful. For so they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
Matthew 5:3-12

Readings for the Day:
Numbers 6:22-27
Psalm 67
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:16-21