Liturgy & Devotions~Daily Meditations



A Child and Wonder
Luke 2:36-40 The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas Today I will spend a quiet moment before the child Jesus and thank him for his presence here among us. I will also strive in a particular way to be cheerful and friendly to everyone I meet.

The Gift of Faith
Luke 9:43b-45 Saturday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time In my prayer today I will beg, in all humility, for the gift of faith in Jesus Christ.

Prayer and Action
When Jesus calls me to do a special mission for his Kingdom, he also ensures that it accords with the eternal plan of the Father

The Heart of the Matter
Luke 6: 1-5 Saturday of Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time With a repentant heart, I will go to confession today.

Christ, the Demanding Guest
Luke 14:1, 7-14. Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today I will practice humility by putting others first in whatever way I can: yielding to them in conversation, giving them the first choice when possible…

To Be or Not to Be
Matthew 23:27-32 Memorial of Saint Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church Wednesday of the Twenty-first week in Ordinary Time I will be an enemy of hypocrisy and insincerity in my dealings with others today.

The One Thing Necessary
Luke 13:22-30 Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time I will make frequent confession a habit and every day examine my conscience to seek union and peace with the Lord.

The Vocation of St Bartholomew
I will pray the Creed sometime during the day to renew my faith in Christ

Being Like God
Matthew 22: 34-40 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will practice charity towards others in a very concrete way.

Wearing the Right Clothes
Matthew 22: 1-14 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Today I will try to work on a virtue that I need so as to respond to Godís love for me.

Working for God
Matthew 20: 1-16 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will thank Christ for his grace and love and will try to imitate him by being generous to others.

Getting to the Top
Matthew 19:23-30. Tuesday of the Twentieth week in Ordinary Time. I will offer up a concrete sacrifice: I will detach myself from something I like and reflect on heaven while doing it.

Money Changes Everything
Matthew 19:16-22. Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time. I will examine myself to see what commandments I am not living fully and detach myself from some concrete thing that prevents me from doing so.

Inquisition of the In-Laws
Luke 12: 49-53 Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time I will reach out and invite somebody back to Church this week.

A Hundred or Sixty or Thirty-Fold
Matthew 13: 1-9 Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time I will renew my effort with whatever prayer commitment I have allowed to waver or falter the most.

Two Hearts Beat as One
Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time John 20: 1-2; 11-18 Do I suffer alone, or do I open my heart to Our Lord in all my trials?

Only Jesus, Only Jesus
Luke 10: 38-42 Tuesday of the Twenty-seventh week in Ordinary Time After Mass I will make a visit to Christ in thanksgiving for having received him in the Eucharist, and I will take a moment to listen to what he has to tell me.

The Parental Vocation
Matthew 19:13-15. Saturday of the Nineteenth week in Ordinary Time. I will say a special prayer for my parents (especially if deceased) and give them a call to thank them.

From the Beginning It Was Not So
Matthew 19:3-12. Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time. I will ask for an unbreakable hope in the power of God's grace acting in me

God Lifts Up the Lowly
I will be generous and joyful when I am asked to help out.

Tough Moments
Matthew 18: 15-20 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time I will pray fervently before correcting anyone.

No Cheap Souls
I will reach out to someone who is sick or has drifted away from the Church.

Death and Taxes
I will find time to spend with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament today or find a way to give witness to Christ in the midst of my daily occupations

Prepare for the Unexpected Hour
Luke 12: 32-48 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will do a good examination of conscience to see what more I can do to keep Christ and his interests at the top of my priorities and in the allocation of my time.

The Force of Love
I will offer a sacrifice of fidelity to my prayer or apostolic commitments today for the souls in purgatory.

Selling Your Soul
Matthew 16:24-28. Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time. I will perform some corporal work of mercy today

The Mysterious Man
Matthew 16:13-23. Thursday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Today I will pray for the gift of faith for those who don't believe.

Daring Doggedness
I will thank the Lord repeatedly throughout the day.

Love's Labor Transfigured
I will make a generous decision to overcome some area of selfishness in a relationship today.

Feed Them Yourselves!
Matthew 14:13-21. Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time. I will ask for the grace to serve as Christ's vessel of evangelization, striving not to allow difficulties to cause me to lose heart.


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