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Tuesday, October 01, 2013
St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Zechariah 8:20-23
Psalm 87:1-7
Luke 9:51-56

You ask me a method of attaining perfection. I know of love - and only love. Love can do all things.

-- St Therese of Lisieux

Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Guardian Angels (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Exodus 23:20-23
Psalm 91:1-6, 10-11
Matthew 18:1-5, 10

What does it avail to know that there is a God, which you not only believe by Faith, but also know by reason: what does it avail that you know Him if you think little of Him?

-- St Thomas More

Thursday, October 03, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Nehemiah 8:1-12
Psalm 19:8-11
Luke 10:1-12

The only begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in His Divinity, assumed our nature, so that He, made man, might make men gods.

-- St. Thomas Aquinas, Opusculum

Friday, October 04, 2013
St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon, Religious, Founder of the Three Orders (Solemnity)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Sirach 50:1, 3-4, 6-7
Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
Galatians 6:14-18
Matthew 11:25-30

But I have cried to God: and the Lord will save me. Evening and morning, and at noon I will speak and declare: and He shall hear my voice: He shall redeem my soul in peace from them that draw near to me...

-- Psalm liv, 17-19

Saturday, October 05, 2013
St. Faustina, Virgin (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Baruch 4:5-12, 27-29
Psalm 69:33-37
Luke 10:17-24

If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when he suffered he did not threaten; he was led like a sheep to the slaughter and he did not open his mouth.

-- St. Thomas Aquinas

Sunday, October 06, 2013
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9
2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14
Luke 17:5-10

Cast thy care upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall not suffer the just to waver for ever.

-- Psalm liv, 23

Monday, October 07, 2013
Our Lady of the Rosary (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Acts 1:12-14
Luke 1:46-55
Luke 1:26-38

He shall cry to me, and I will hear him: I am with him in tribulation, I will deliver him, and I will glorify him. I will fill him with length of days; and I will show him my salvation.

-- Psalm xc. 15, 16

Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Jonah 3:1-10
Psalm 130:1-4, 7-8
Luke 10:38-42

Behold as the eyes of servants are on the hands of their masters, as the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress: so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until He have mercy on us. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for we are greatly filled with contempt.

-- Psalm cxx. 2,3

Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Jonah 4:1-11
Psalm 86:3-6, 9-10
Luke 11:1-4

Let my prayer be directed as incense in Thy sight; the lifting up of my hands, as evening sacrifice.

-- Psalm cxl. 2

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Malachi 3:13-20
Psalm 1:1-4, 6
Luke 11:5-13

It is not the actual physical exertion that counts toward a man's progress, nor the nature of the task, but the spirit of faith with which it is undertaken.

-- St Francis Xavier

Friday, October 11, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Joel 1:13-15; 2:1-2
Psalm 9:2-3, 6, 16, 8-9
Luke 11:15-26

The troubles of my heart are multiplied: deliver me from my necessities. See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me all my sins.

-- Psalm xxiv. 17, 18

Saturday, October 12, 2013
St. Seraphin of Montegranaro, Religious (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Joel 4:12-21
Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12
Luke 11:27-28

Many people would like to attain union with God but they cannot bear the contradictions he sends them. They hate the sickness which strikes them, or the poverty they suffer, or the insults they receive. Since they cannot be resigned, they never succeed in reaching total union with God.

-- St Alphonsus de Liguori

Sunday, October 13, 2013
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
2 Kings 5:14-17
Psalm 98:1-4
2 Timothy 2:8-13
Luke 17:11-19

Forgive us our sins, O Lord, lest the Gentiles should say: Where is their God? Help us, O God, our Savior: and for the honor of Thy name, deliver us.

-- Psalm lxxviii. 9,10

Monday, October 14, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 1:1-7
Psalm 98:1-4
Luke 11:29-32

To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul. In Thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed.

-- Psalm xxiv. 1,2

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 1:16-25
Psalm 19:2-5
Luke 11:37-41

Judge me, O Lord, for I have walked in my innocence: and I have put my trust in the Lord, and shall not be weakened.

-- Psalm xxv. 1

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 2:1-11
Psalm 62:2-3, 6-7, 9
Luke 11:42-46

The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear?

-- Psalm xxvi. 1

Thursday, October 17, 2013
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, Martyr (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 3:21-30
Psalm 130:1-6
Luke 11:47-54

The angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary.

-- Luke i. 26

Friday, October 18, 2013
St. Luke, Evangelist (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
2 Timothy 4:10-17
Psalm 145:10-13, 17-18
Luke 10:1-9

O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me: let my enemies be confounded and ashamed that seek my soul.

-- Psalm lxix. 2,3

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, Martyrs and Companions (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 4:13, 16-18
Psalm 105:6-9, 42-43
Luke 12:8-12

But as for me, I will appear before Thy sight in justice: I shall be satisfied when Thy glory shall appear.

-- Psalm xvi. 15

Sunday, October 20, 2013
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Exodus 17:8-13
Psalm 121:1-8
2 Timothy 3:14 -- 4:2
Luke 18:1-8

The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.

-- Psalm xviii. 8

Monday, October 21, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 4:20-25
Luke 1:69-75
Luke 12:13-21

My eyes are ever towards the Lord: for He shall pluck my feet out of the snare: look Thou upon me, and have mercy on me; for I am alone and poor.

-- Psalm xxiv. 15,16

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
St. Peter of Alcantara, Priest (Optional Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 5:12, 15, 17-19, 20-21
Psalm 40:7-10, 17
Luke 12:35-38

Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me, fighting against me.

-- Psalm lv. 2

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
St. John of Capistrano, OFM, Priest (Memorial)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 6:12-18
Psalm 124:1-8
Luke 12:39-48

The Holy Ghost shall come down upon thee, Mary, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee.

-- Luke i.35

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 6:19-23
Psalm 1:1-4, 6
Luke 12:49-53

But I have hoped in the Lord: I will be glad and rejoice in Thy mercy. For Thou hast regarded my humility, Thou hast saved my soul out of distresses.

-- Psalm xxx. 7,8

Friday, October 25, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 7:18-25
Psalm 119:66, 68, 76-77, 93-94
Luke 12:54-59

The eyes of all hope in Thee, O Lord; and Thou givest them meat in due season. Thou openest Thy hand, and fillest every living creature with blessing.

-- Psalm cxliv. 15,16

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 8:1-11
Psalm 24:1-6
Luke 13:1-9

Incline Thy ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am needy and poor.

-- Psalm lxxxv. 1

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18
Psalm 34:2-3, 17-19, 23
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14

Give ear, O Lord, to my words, understand my cry: hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God.

-- Psalm v. 2,3

Monday, October 28, 2013
Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles (Feast)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Ephesians 2:19-22
Psalm 19:2-5
Luke 6:12-16

I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: we shall go into the house of the Lord.

-- Ps. cxxi. 2

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 8:18-25
Psalm 126:1-6
Luke 13:18-21

Save me, O God, by Thy name and in Thy strength deliver me: O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.

-- Psalm liii. 3,4

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 8:26-30
Psalm 13:4-6
Luke 13:22-30

Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication: be attentive to me and hear me.

-- Psalm liv. 2,3

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Weekday
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Romans 8:31-39
Psalm 109:21-22, 26-27, 30-31
Luke 13:31-35

There is nothing so great, my children, as the Eucharist. If you were to put all the good actions in the world against a Communion well made, it would be like a grain of dust against a mountain.

-- St. John Vianny

 

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