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Daily Mass Readings | February 1, 2021

Daily Mass Readings | February 1, 2021 Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 323 Reading I Heb 11:32-40 Brothers and sisters: What more shall I say? I have not time to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms,  did what was righteous, obtained the promises; they closed the mouths of lions, put out raging fires, escaped the devouring sword; out of weakness they were made powerful, became strong in battle, and turned back foreign invaders. Women received back their dead through resurrection. Some were tortured and would not accept deliverance, in order to obtain a better resurrection. Others endured mockery, scourging, even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, sawed in two, put to death at sword’s point; they went about in skins of sheep or goats, needy, afflicted, tormented. The world was not worthy of them. They wandered about in deserts and on mountains, in caves and in crevices in the earth.

Oratio Imperata For Protection Against Covid-19 Virus (Revised, January 2021)

  Revised Oratio Imperata (For Protection Against the Covid-19 Virus) as of January 2021 "Merciful and compassionate Father,  we come to you in our need  to seek your protection against the COVID 19 virus  that has disturbed and even claimed lives. We ask you now to look upon us with love  and by your healing hand, dispel the fear of sickness and death,  restore our hope, and strengthen our faith. We pray that you guide the people  tasked to find cures for this disease  and to stem its transmission. We thank you for the vaccines developed  made possible by your guiding hands. Bless our efforts to use these vaccines to end the pandemic in our country. We pray for our health workers  that they may minister to the sick  with competence and compassion. Grant them health in mind and body,  strength in their commitment,  protection from the disease. We pray for those afflicted.  May they be restored to health.  Protect those who care for them.  Grant eternal rest to those wh

Sunday Mass Readings | January 31, 2021

Sunday Mass Readings | January 31, 2021 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 71 Reading I Dt 18:15-20 Moses spoke to all the people, saying: “A prophet like me will the LORD, your God, raise up for you from among your own kin; to him you shall listen. This is exactly what you requested of the LORD, your God, at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let us not again hear the voice of the LORD, our God, nor see this great fire any more, lest we die.’ And the LORD said to me, ‘This was well said. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their kin, and will put my words into his mouth; he shall tell them all that I command him. Whoever will not listen to my words which he speaks in my name, I myself will make him answer for it. But if a prophet presumes to speak in my name an oracle that I have not commanded him to speak, or speaks in the name of other gods, he shall die.’” Responsorial Psalm Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9 R. (8) If today you hear his voice, harden not

Daily Mass Readings | January 30, 2021

Daily Mass Readings | January 30, 2021 Saturday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 322 Reading I Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 Brothers and sisters: Faith is the realization of what is hoped for  and evidence of things not seen. Because of it the ancients were well attested.  By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance;  he went out, not knowing where he was to go. By faith he sojourned in the promised land as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs of the same promise;  for he was looking forward to the city with foundations,  whose architect and maker is God. By faith he received power to generate,  even though he was past the normal age and Sarah herself was sterile  for he thought that the one who had made the promise was trustworthy. So it was that there came forth from one man, himself as good as dead,  descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky  and as countless as the sands on the seash

The Lord's Prayer (Our Father)

The Lord's Prayer | Our Father (English) Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses  as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation,  but deliver us from evil. or Our Father in heaven, holy be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Do not bring us to the test but deliver us from evil. Amen. Ama Namin (Tagalog) Ama namin sumasalangit ka, Sambahin ang pangalan mo. Mapasaamin ang kaharian mo. Sundin ang loob mo dito sa lupa para nang sa langit. Bigyan mo kami ngayon ng aming kakanin sa araw araw; At patawarin mo kami sa aming mga sala, Para nang pagpapatawad namin sa nagkakasalaan sa amin; At huwag mo kaming ipahintulot sa tukso, At iadya mo kami sa lahat ng masama. CEBUANO TRANSLA

Daily Mass Readings | January 29, 2021

Daily Mass Readings | January 29, 2021 Friday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 321 Reading I Heb 10:32-39 Remember the days past when, after you had been enlightened,  you endured a great contest of suffering. At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and affliction;  at other times you associated yourselves with those so treated. You even joined in the sufferings of those in prison  and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property,  knowing that you had a better and lasting possession. Therefore, do not throw away your confidence;  it will have great recompense. You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised.     For, after just a brief moment,         he who is to come shall come;         he shall not delay.     But my just one shall live by faith,         and if he draws back I take no pleasure in him. We are not among those who draw back and perish,  but among those who have faith and will possess life. Responsorial Psalm Ps 37:3-4,

Daily Mass Readings | January 28, 2021

Daily Mass Readings | January 28, 2021 Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 320 Reading I Heb 10:19-25 Brothers and sisters:  Since through the Blood of Jesus  we have confidence of entrance into the sanctuary  by the new and living way he opened for us through the veil,  that is, his flesh, and since we have “a great priest over the house of God,”  let us approach with a sincere heart and in absolute trust,  with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience  and our bodies washed in pure water. Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope,  for he who made the promise is trustworthy. We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works. We should not stay away from our assembly,  as is the custom of some, but encourage one another,  and this all the more as you see the day drawing near. Responsorial Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 R.    (see 6)  Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face. The LORD’s are the

Daily Mass Readings | January 27, 2021

Daily Mass Readings | January 27, 2021 Wednesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 319 Reading I Heb 10:11-18 Every priest stands daily at his ministry, offering frequently those same sacrifices that can never take away sins. But this one offered one sacrifice for sins, and took his seat forever at the right hand of God; now he waits until his enemies are made his footstool. For by one offering he has made perfect forever those who are being consecrated. The Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying: This is the covenant I will establish with them after those days, says the Lord: “I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them upon their minds,” he also says: Their sins and their evildoing I will remember no more. Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer offering for sin. Responsorial Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4 R. (4b) You are a priest for ever, in the line of Melchizedek. The LORD said to my Lord: “Si

Daily Mass Readings | January 26, 2021

Daily Mass Readings | January 26, 2021 Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops Lectionary: 520/318 Reading I 2 Tm 1:1-8 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God for the promise of life in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, my dear child: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I am grateful to God, whom I worship with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, as I remember you constantly in my prayers, night and day. I yearn to see you again, recalling your tears, so that I may be filled with joy,  as I recall your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and that I am confident lives also in you. For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share o