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Daily Readings for Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 12:1-11, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 34:2-9, Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19, Reading 2: 2 Timothy 4:17-18, Reading 2: 2 Timothy 4:6-8

St. Peter: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Peter, who was also known as Simon Peter of Cephas, is considered the first Pope. Despite his papacy, Peter had humble beginnings and became one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He was ordained by Jesus in the "Rock of My Church" written in Matthew 16:17-18, which says, "Jesus replied, 'Simon son of Jonah, you are a blessed man! Because it was no human agency that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my community. And ...

St. Peter: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, June 29, 2022

O glorious Saint Peter, who, in return for thy strong and generous faith, thy profound and sincere humility, and thy burning love, wast rewarded by Jesus Christ with singular privileges, and, in particular, with the leadership of the other Apostles and the primacy of the whole Church, of which thou wast made the foundation stone, do thou obtain for us the grace of a lively faith, that shall not fear to profess itself openly, in its entirety and in all of its manifestations, ...

Blessing of Food: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Bless, O Lord this food that it may be an effective and salutary remedy for mankind. For Thy name's sake, grant that all who partake of it may obtain health of body and safety of soul. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Readings for Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Reading 1: Amos 4:11-12, Reading 1: Amos 3:1-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 5:4-8, Gospel: Matthew 8:23-27

St. Irenaeus: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The writings of St. Irenaeus entitle him to a high place among the fathers of the Church, for they not only laid the foundations of Christian theology but, by exposing and refuting the errors of the gnostics, they delivered the Catholic Faith from the real danger of the doctrines of those heretics. He was probably born about the year 125, in one of those maritime provinces of Asia Minor where the memory of the apostles was still cherished and where Christians were numerous. He was most ...

Daily Reading for Thursday, June 30th, 2022 HD

Reading 1, Amos 7:10-17 10 Amaziah the priest of Bethel then sent word to Jeroboam king of Israel as follows, 'Amos is plotting against you in the heart of the House of Israel; the country cannot tolerate his speeches. 11 For this is what Amos says, "Jeroboam is going to die by the sword, and Israel will go into captivity far from its native land." ' 12 To Amos himself Amaziah said, 'Go away, seer, take yourself off to Judah, earn your living there, and there you can prophesy! 13 But never ...

Daily Reading for Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 HD

Reading 1, Acts 12:1-11 1 It was about this time that King Herod started persecuting certain members of the church. 2 He had James the brother of John beheaded, 3 and when he saw that this pleased the Jews he went on to arrest Peter as well. 4 As it was during the days of Unleavened Bread that he had arrested him, he put him in prison, assigning four sections of four soldiers each to guard him, meaning to try him in public after the Passover. 5 All the time Peter was under guard the church ...

Prayer for Personal Forgiveness: Prayer of the Day for Monday, June 27, 2022

Lord Jesus, I am sorry for my sins, I renounce Satan and all his works, And I give you my life. I accept you whom I've just received in communion. I now receive and accept you as my personal Lord and my personal Savior, and as we just prayed, fill us with Your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Daily Readings for Monday, June 27, 2022

Reading 1: Amos 2:13-16, Reading 1: Amos 2:6-10, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 50:16-23, Gospel: Matthew 8:18-22