February 5, 2023

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Ordinary Form

Isaiah 58,7-10
Psalm 112,4-5.6-7.8-9
1Corinthians 2,1-5
Matthew 5,13-16

Extraordinary Form

1Corinthians 9,24-27;10,1-5
Psalm 9,10-11.19-20
Psalm 129,1-4
Matthew 20,1-16

St. Agatha

O God, who among other miracles of Thy power, hast granted even to the weaker sex the victory of martyrdom, grant, we beseech Thee, that we who celebrate the festival of blessed Agatha, Thy Virgin and Martyr, may draw nearer to Thee by her example...

St. Josephine Bakhita

O God, who led Saint Josephine Bakhita from abject slavery to the dignity of being your daughter and a bride of Christ, grant, we pray, that by her example we may show constant love for the Lord Jesus crucified, remaining steadfast in charity and prompt to show compassion...

10 FEBRUARY 2023
St. Scholastica

O God, Who didst cause the soul of the blessed Virgin Scholastica to enter Heaven in the form of a dove, to show us the way of innocence grant, by her prayers and merits, that we may live in such innocence, as to deserve to attain eternal joys...

11 FEBRUARY 2023
Our Lady of Lourdes

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin didst prepare a worthy habitation for Thy Son; we humbly beseech Thee, that we who celebrate the feast of the Apparition of the same holy Virgin, may obtain health both of soul and body...

A virgin martyr! A former slave! A nun! A holy mother!

“The Church gives thanks for all the manifestations of the feminine ‘genius’ which have appeared in the course of history, in the midst of all peoples and nations; she gives thanks for all the charisms which the Holy Spirit distributes to women in the history of the People of God, for all the victories which she owes to their faith, hope and charity: she gives thanks for all the fruits of feminine holiness.”

Mulieris Dignitatem, 1988, Pope St. John Paul II

God bless our mothers, sisters, and daughters!

Rev. Christopher J. Pollard