31Jan 31 January. Tuesday, Week 4

Saint John Bosco, priest

1st Reading: Hebrews 12:1-4

Around us a cloud of witnesses, and above all Jesus, to encourage us

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight …

30Jan 30 Jan., 2017. Monday, Week 4

Saint Aidan, bishop; Blessed Margaret Ball and Blessed Francis Taylor, martyrs

1st Reading: Hebrews 11:32-40

And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets …

28Jan 28 Jan., 2017 Saturday, Week 3

Saint Thomas Aquinas, doctor of the Church

1st Reading: Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19

Divine blessing on Abraham and his descendants

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received …

27Jan 27 Jan., 2017. Friday, Week 3

Saint Angela de Merici, virgin

1st Reading, Hebrews 10:32-39

Do not abandon hope, but trust in God’s promises

But recall those earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed …

26Jan 26 Jan., 2017. Saints Timothy and Titus

1st Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-9

Use the gifts God has given us, for the service of the church

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, …

25Jan 25 January, 2017. The Conversion of St. Paul

1st Reading: Acts 22:3-16

Paul’s account of his conversion, to his fellow-Jews, on the steps of the Temple

“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, educated strictly …

24Jan 24 Jan., 2017. Tuesday, Week 3

Saint Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church

1st Reading: Hebrews 10:1-10

The temple rituals foreshadowed the new covenant, brought by Jesus for all

Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come and …

23Jan 23 January, 2017. Monday, Week 3

1st Reading: Hebrews 9:15, 24-28

Jesus as mediator of a new covenant

So Jesus is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, because a death has occurred that redeems …

21Jan 21 January, 2017. Saturday, Week 2

Saint Agnes, virgin and martyr

1st Reading: Hebrews 9:2-3, 11-14

Jesus enters the Holy of Holies, to enable us to serve the living God

For a tent was constructed, the first one, in which were the lampstand, the table, and …

20Jan Jan. 20, 2017. Friday, Week 2

Saints Fabian and Sebastian, martyrs

1st Reading: Hebrews 8:6-13

Mediator of a new covenant

But Jesus has now obtained a more excellent ministry, and to that degree he is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted through …

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