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Daily Readings for Monday, September 27, 2021

Reading 1: Zechariah 8:1-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 102:16-23, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 102:29, Gospel: Luke 9:46-50

Daily Readings for Sunday, September 26, 2021

Reading 1: Numbers 11:25-29, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 19:8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 19:10, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 19:12-14, Gospel: Mark 9:45, Gospel: Mark 9:47-48, Gospel: Mark 9:38-43, Reading 2: James 5:1-6

Rite of Exorcism: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, September 26, 2021

The priest delegated by the Ordinary to perform this office should first go to confession or at least elicit an act of contrition, and, if convenient, offer the holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and implore God's help in other fervent prayers. He vests in surplice and purple stole. Having before him the person possessed (who should be bound if there is any danger), he traces the sign of the cross over him, over himself, and the bystanders, and then sprinkles all of them with holy water. After this he ...

Sts. Cosmas & Damian: Saint of the Day for Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sts. Cosmas and Damian were brothers, born in Arabia, who had become eminent for their skill in the science of medicine. Being Christians, they were filled with the spirit of charity and never took money for their services. At Egaea in Cilicia, where they lived, they enjoyed the highest esteem of the people. When the persecution under Diocletian broke out, their very prominence rendered them marked objects of persecution. Being apprehended by order of Lysias, governor of Cilicia, they underwent ...

The Prayer Thank You God!: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, September 25, 2021

Dear Loving and Compassionate God, Giver of all gifts, we pray especially today for the mercy and love You give us. Open our hearts and minds to You. Give us the grace to accept your mercy. As we live each day, we pray for those less fortunate, especially those who are hurting, and whose wounds need to be healed. Help us become involved in ways that show them how deeply we care. Give us the personal courage to listen to their concerns and help them find the ...

St. Finbar: Saint of the Day for Saturday, September 25, 2021

He was the son of an artisan and a lady of the Irish royal court. Born in Connaught, Ireland, and baptized Lochan, he was educated at Kilmacahil, Kilkenny, where the monks named him Fionnbharr (white head) because of his light hair; he is also known as Bairre and Barr. He went on pilgrimage to Rome with some of the monks, visiting St. David in Wales on the way back. Supposedly, on another visit to Rome the Pope wanted to consecrate him a bishop but was deterred by a vision, notifying the pope ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, September 25, 2021

Reading 1: Zechariah 2:14-15, Reading 1: Zechariah 2:5-9, Responsorial Psalm: Jeremiah 31:10-13, Gospel: Luke 9:43-45

Martyrs of Chalcedon: Saint of the Day for Friday, September 24, 2021

A group of forty-nine Christians slain in Chalcedon during the reign of Emperor Diocletian . Records indicate that the martyrs were members of the choir in the church of Chalcedon.

Daily Readings for Friday, September 24, 2021

Reading 1: Haggai 2:1-9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 43:1-4, Gospel: Luke 9:18-22

Haiku Prayer 10: Prayer of the Day for Friday, September 24, 2021

"Haiku" prayers, in Japanese poetical form, have their origin in the fourteenth century. They consist of 17 syllables arranged in three lines (5-7-5). This provides a simple format for composing personal and family prayers. The following haiku prayer is a Canadian example. You are encouraged to develop your own. Blessed mother, pray to Jesus for all the world, pray to Him for us.