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Sunday, October 25, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Collect: Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Monday, October 26, 30th Week in Ordinary Time  Collect: Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Tuesday, October 27, 30th Week in Ordinary Time  Collect: Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Wednesday, October 28, Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles (Feast)  Collect: O God, who by the blessed Apostles have brought us to acknowledge your name, graciously grant, through the intercession of Saints Simon and Jude, that the Church may constantly grow by increase of the peoples who believe in you.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Let us ask the Holy Apostles Simon and Jude to help us know and love the Master more each day, and to follow him as the center of our lives.  -Francis Fernandez

Thursday, October 29, 30th Week in Ordinary Time  Collect: Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Friday, October 30, 30th Week in Ordinary Time  Collect: Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Saturday, October 31, Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Collect: Grant us, O merciful God, protection in our weakness, that we, who keep the Memorial of the holy Mother of God, may, with the help of her intercession, rise up from our iniquities.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

May she, the Mother of the Redeemer and Mother of the Church, obtain through her intercession a renewed outpouring of God’s Spirit upon the Church and upon the world.  -Pope Francis

Sunday, November 1, All Saints (Solemnity)  Collect: Almighty ever-living God, by whose gift we venerate in one celebration the merits of all the Saints, bestow on us, we pray, through the prayers of so many intercessors, and abundance of the reconciliation with you for which we earnestly long.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

A day commemorating the saints is actually a day of rejoicing in the greatness of the Lord and hoping in his love.  -A Year of Celebration

 

 

“Each year, Lent . . . stimulates us to rediscover the mercy of God so that we, in turn, become more merciful toward our brothers and sisters.” —Pope Benedict XVI

“During Lent let us improve our spirit of prayer and recollection. Let us free our minds from all that is not Jesus.” —St. Teresa of Calcutta