31Aug 31 August. Friday, Week 21

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians (1:17-25)

The mystery of the cross is wiser and stronger than us

My brothers and sisters, Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross …

30Aug 30 August. Thursday, Week 21

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians (1:1-9)

Paul acknowledges the Corinthians’ gifts and prays for them

Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sos’thenes, To the church of God which is at …

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 …

28Aug 28 August. Tuesday, Week 21

1st Reading: 2 Thessalonians (2:1-3, 14-17)

Do not be unduly excited about the second coming of the Lord

As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters, …

27Aug 27 August. Monday, Week 21

1st Reading: 2 Thessalonians (1:1-5, 11-12)

By their faith and love, the name of Jesus Christ is glorified

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you …

25Aug 25 August. Saturday, Week 20

1st Reading: Ezekiel (43:1-7)

The glory of the Lord will return to the temple

The angel brought me to the gate, the gate facing east. And there, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east; the …

24Aug 24 August. St Bartholomew, Apostle

1st Reading: Revelation (21:9-14)

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

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show …

23Aug 23 August. Thursday, Week 20

1st Reading: Ezekiel (36:23-28)

The exiles return to their promised land, purified and renewed in spirit, and so enabled to keep God’s law

The Lord says this,

“I will sanctify my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, …

22Aug 22 August. The Queenship of Mary

1st Reading: Isaiah (9:1-6)

God’s promise of joy and restoration to those who sat in darkness

There will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and …

21Aug 21 August. Tuesday, Week 20

1st Reading: Ezekiel (28:1-10)

God warns the proud, wealthy seaport metropolis of Tyre

The word of the Lord came to me: Mortal, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord God: Because your heart is proud and you …

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