Sat 24 February

Saturday of the 1st week of LentFirst readingDeuteronomy 26:16-19You will be a people consecrated to the Lord Moses said to the people: ‘The Lord your God today commands you to observe these laws and customs; you must keep and observe them with all your heart and with...

Fri 23 February

Friday of the 1st week of Lent, (commemoration of Saint Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr) First readingEzekiel 18:21-28I prefer to see the wicked man renounce his wickedness and live Thus says the Lord:‘If the wicked man renounces all the sins he has committed, respects my...

Thu 22 February

Saint Peter’s ChairFirst reading1 Peter 5:1-4Watch over the flock, not simply as a duty but gladly Now I have something to tell your elders: I am an elder myself, and a witness to the sufferings of Christ, and with you I have a share in the glory that is to be...

Wed 21 February

Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent, (commemoration of Saint Peter Damian, Bishop, Doctor) First readingJonah 3:1-10The Ninevites repent, and God spares them The word of the Lord was addressed to Jonah: ‘Up!’ he said ‘Go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach to them as...

Tue 20 February

Tuesday of the 1st week of LentFirst readingIsaiah 55:10-11The word that goes out from my mouth does not return to me empty Thus says the Lord: ‘As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and...

Mon 19 February

Monday of the 1st week of LentFirst readingLeviticus 19:1-2,11-18Only pass judgement on your neighbour according to justice The Lord spoke to Moses; he said: ‘Speak to the whole community of the sons of Israel and say to them:‘“Be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am...