31Aug 31 August. Thursday, Week 21

Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne

1st Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13

Paul recalls the faith of the Thessalonians and prays for their spiritual growth

Brothers and sisters, during all our distress and persecution we have been encouraged about you through your faith. … Read the rest

30Aug 30 August. Wednesday, Week 21

Saint Fiacre (Fiachra)

1st Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

The gospel is no mere opinion but is God’s own word

You remember our labour and toil, brothers and sisters; we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any … Read the rest

29Aug 29 August. The Passion of St John the Baptist

1st Reading: Jeremiah 1:17-19

Like Jeremiah, we must speak out against domineering rulers

But as for you, gird up your loins; stand up and tell them everything that I command you. Do not break down before them, or I will … Read the rest

28Aug 28 August. Monday, Week 21

Saint Augustine of Hippo, bishop

1st Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 8-10

Paul recalls the dramatic conversion of the people of Thessalonica

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: … Read the rest

27Aug Presider’s Page for 27 August (Ordinary Time 21)

This hour of worship brings us into the presence of the God whose mystery we can never comprehend. All we have comes from the Lord, and we can only bow down in awe, and bring forward the praise that is due to the Almighty.

27Aug 27 August. 21st Sunday in O. T.

Saint Monica, widow

1st Reading: Isaiah 22:19-23

Isaiah warns that the symbol of authority will be given to another

Thus says the Lord to Shebna, the master of the palace: “I will thrust you from your office, and you will … Read the rest

26Aug Married priests no longer in public ministry

The ACP is compiling a database of married priests no longer in public ministry who would consider a return to ministry if the possibility arose.

26Aug 26 August. Saturday, Week 20

1st Reading: Ruth 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17

How Ruth the foreigner came to become king David’s great grandmother

Now Naomi had a kinsman on her husband’s side, a prominent rich man, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. And … Read the rest

25Aug 25 August, 2017. Friday, Week 20

Saint Louis of France; Saint Joseph Calasanctius, priest

1st Reading: Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14-16, 22

Ruth migrates to Bethlehem, with her widowed mother-in-law

In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a certain … Read the rest

24Aug 24 August. St Bartholomew, Apostle

1st Reading: Revelation 21:9-14

The City of God has 12 gates, representing the 12 apostles

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will … Read the rest