Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church

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Monday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

All the tribes of Israel came to David in Hebron and said:“Here we are, your bone and your flesh.In days past, when Saul was our king,it was you who led the children of Israel out and brought them back.And the LORD said to you, ‘You shall shepherd my people Israeland shall be commander of Israel.’”When […]

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

When Jesus heard that John had been arrested,he withdrew to Galilee.He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the sea,in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali,that what had been said through Isaiah the prophetmight be fulfilled:Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan,Galilee of the Gentiles,the people […]

Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle

Paul addressed the people in these words:“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia,but brought up in this city.At the feet of Gamaliel I was educated strictly in our ancestral lawand was zealous for God, just as all of you are today.I persecuted this Way to death,binding both men and women and delivering them […]

Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

When David and Saul approached(on David’s return after slaying the Philistine),women came out from each of the cities of Israel to meet King Saul,singing and dancing, with tambourines, joyful songs, and sistrums.The women played and sang: “Saul has slain his thousands,and David his ten thousands.” Saul was very angry and resentful of the song, for […]

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

David spoke to Saul:“Let your majesty not lose courage.I am at your service to go and fight this Philistine.”But Saul answered David,“You cannot go up against this Philistine and fight with him,for you are only a youth, while he has been a warrior from his youth.” David continued:“The LORD, who delivered me from the claws […]

Memorial of Saint Agnes, virgin and martyr

The LORD said to Samuel:“How long will you grieve for Saul,whom I have rejected as king of Israel?Fill your horn with oil, and be on your way.I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem,for I have chosen my king from among his sons.”But Samuel replied:“How can I go?Saul will hear of it and kill me.”To […]

Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were accustomed to fast.People came to Jesus and objected,“Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”Jesus answered them,“Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them?As long as they have the bridegroom with them they […]

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

R/ (8a and 9a) Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.I have waited, waited for the LORD,and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.And he put a new song into my mouth,a hymn to our God.R/ Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.Sacrifice or offering you wished not,but […]