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Daily Reading for Sunday, June 19th, 2022 HD

Reading 1, Genesis 14:18-20 18 Melchizedek king of Salem brought bread and wine; he was a priest of God Most High. 19 He pronounced this blessing: Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High for putting your enemies into your clutches. 20 And Abram gave him a tenth of everything. Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 110:1, 2, 3, 4 1 [Of David Psalm] Yahweh declared to my Lord, 'Take your seat at my right hand, till I have made your enemies your ...

Daily Readings for Friday, June 17, 2022

Reading 1: 2 Kings 11:20, Reading 1: 2 Kings 11:1-4, Reading 1: 2 Kings 11:9-18, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 132:11-14, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 132:17-18, Gospel: Matthew 6:19-23

Prayer for Employment: Prayer of the Day for Friday, June 17, 2022

You govern your creation, O God, and bring it to perfection by the work of our hands. Hear the prayers of your people who ask for work that will enhance their human dignity and promote the upbuilding of your kingdom. Enable them to provide for those confided to their care either by family ties or by charity we owe to one another for the betterment of human life. We ask this blessing in the name of Jesus who laboured with his own hands while he lived on earth. Amen.

St. Emily de Vialar: Saint of the Day for Friday, June 17, 2022

St. Emily de Vialar, Virgin, Foundress of the Sisters of St. Joseph "of the Apparition" Anne Marguerite Adelaide Emily de Vialar was the eldest child and only daughter of Baron James Augustine de Vialar and his wife Antoinette, daughter of that Baron de Portal who was physician-in-ordinary to Louis XVIII and Charles X of France. She was born at Gaillac in Languedoc in 1797. At the age of fifteen she was removed from school in Paris to be companion to her father, now a widower, at ...

Daily Reading for Saturday, June 18th, 2022 HD

Reading 1, Second Chronicles 24:17-25 17 After Jehoiada's death the officials of Judah came to pay court to the king, and the king listened to their advice, 18 and they abandoned the Temple of Yahweh, God of their ancestors, for the worship of sacred poles and idols. Judah and Jerusalem incurred wrath because of this guilt of theirs. 19 He sent their prophets to lead them back to Yahweh; these put the case against them, but they would not listen. 20 The spirit of God then invested Zechariah ...

Prayers before Holy Communion: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, June 16, 2022

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who said to Your Apostles: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you," regard not my sins but the faith of Your Church, and deign to give her peace and unity according to Your Will: Who live and reign, God, world without end. Amen. O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, Who, by the will of the Father, with the cooperation of the Holy Spirit, have by Your death given life to the world, deliver me by this Your Most Sacred Body and Blood from all my sins and ...

St. John Francis Regis: Saint of the Day for Thursday, June 16, 2022

St. John Francis Regis Confessor of the Society of Jesus June 16 True virtue, or Christian perfection, consists not in great or shining actions, but resides in the heart, and appears to great edification, though in the usual train of common and religious duties constantly performed fidelity and fervor. Such a life has its trials, and often a severer martyrdom than that which stands the test of the flames. This we find in the life of the holy servant of God, John Francis ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, June 16, 2022

Reading 1: Ecclesiasticus / Sirach 48:1-14, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 97:1-7, Gospel: Matthew 6:7-15

The Catholic History of Memes

Memes are a popular form of communication. A picture suggests a feeling, and a caption makes the point. Many people assume these are a new cultural phenomenon, but that isn't true. The Catholic Church has used memes for centuries to proclaim the Gospel and teach important lessons.

Daily Reading for Friday, June 17th, 2022 HD

Reading 1, Second Kings 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 1 When Athaliah mother of Ahaziah learned that her son was dead, she promptly murdered all those of royal stock. 2 But Jehosheba, daughter of King Jehoram and sister of Ahaziah, surreptitiously rescued Jehoash son of Ahaziah from among the princes who were to be murdered, and put him with his nurse in the sleeping quarters; in this way she hid him from Athaliah, and he was not killed. 3 He stayed, hidden with her in the Temple of Yahweh for six years, ...