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Homiles may be based on the Lectionaries of three different Liturgical Traditions, identified by the following legend:

[OF] = The Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
[EF] = The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
[RR] = The Ruthenian Recension of the Byzantine Rite.

8:20 AM 6/25/2017 [OF] The Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time. [EF] The Third Sunday after Pentecost. [RR] The Third Sunday after Pentecost; a Postfestive Day of the Nativity of the Baptist; and, the Feast of the Holy Venerable Martyr Febronia. The Only Thing We Have to Fear is…

8:33 AM 6/24/2017 [OF] The Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist. [EF] The First Class Feast of the Birthday of Saint John the Baptist. [RR] The Solemn Holy Day of the Birth of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner & Baptist, John. He Must Increase; I Must Decrease.

8:56 AM 6/23/2017 [OF] The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. [EF] The First Class Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. [RR] The Second Friday of the Apostles Fast; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Agrippina. A Friend of Christ Is Never Alone.

8:41 AM 6/18/2017 [OF] The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. [EF] The Second Sunday after Pentecost. [RR] The Second Sunday after Pentecost; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Leontius. Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places.

9:16 AM 6/17/2017 [OF] The Tenth Saturday of Ordinary Time; or, the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Gregory Barbarigo, Bishop & Confessor. [RR] The First Saturday of the Apostles Fast; the Feast of the Holy Martyrs Manuel, Sabel & Ishmael; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father Hypatius. To Tell the Truth.

9:22 AM 6/15/2017 [OF] The Tenth Thursday of Ordinary Time. [EF] The First Class Feast of Corpus Christi. [RR] The First Thursday of the Apostles Fast; the Feast of the Holy Prophet Amos; and, the Feast of the Venerable Jerome, Priest of Stridon. Keep Your Eyes on the Road.

7:01 AM 6/13/2017 [OF] The Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest & Doctor of the Church; and, the One Hundreth Anniversary of the Second Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua, Confessor & Doctor of the Church. [RR] The First Tuesday of the Apostles Fast; the Feast of the Holy Martyr Aquilina; and, the Feast of Our Holy Father Triphyllus, Bishop of Leucosia. Learn to Read.

8:39 AM 6/11/2017 [OF] The First Sunday after Pentecost: the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. [EF] The First Sunday after Pentecost: the First Class Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. [RR] The First Sunday after Pentecost: the Sunday of All Saints. Seeing Three, He Adored One.

9:49 AM 6/10/2017 [OF] The Ninth Saturday of Ordinary Time; or, the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. [EF] Ember Saturday of Pentecost. [RR] The Leave-Taking of Pentecost. Do All Things in the Name of God, and You Will Do All Things Well.

9:29 AM 6/9/2017 [OF] The Ninth Friday of Ordinary Time; or, the Memorial of Saint Ephrem, Deacon & Doctor of the Church. [EF] Ember Friday of Pentecost. [RR] Pentecost Friday; the Feast of Our Holy Father Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria; and, the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas. The Priestly Heart of a Man Who Wasn't a Priest.

9:00 AM 6/5/2017 [OF] The Memorial of Saint Boniface, Bishop & Martyr. [EF] & [RR] Pentecost Monday. Grace is Not Magic.

6:29 AM 6/4/2017 [OF] & [RR] Pentecost Sunday. [EF] Whitsunday. Let Not This Sacred Season Leave Us as It Found Us.

6:54 AM 6/3/2017 [OF] The Memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga & Companions, Martyrs. [EF] The Vigil of Whitsunday. [RR] The Fifth All Souls Saturday. An Inconvenient Truth.

8:40 AM 6/2/2017 [OF] The Seventh Saturday of Easter; or, the Memorial of Saints Marcellinus & Peter, Martyrs. [EF] The Saturday after the Ascension; and, the Commemoraion of Saints Marcellinus & Peter, Martyrs, and Erasmus, Bishop & Martyr. [RR] The Leave-Taking of the Ascension. Why Were So Many of Our Lord's Disciples Fisherman?

9:12 AM 5/31/2017 [OF] The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. [EF] The Second Class Feast of Our Lady, Virgin & Queen; and, the Commemoration of Saint Petronilla, Virgin. [RR] A Postfestive Day of the Ascension; the Feast of the Holy Apostle Hermes; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Hermeas. We Wouldn't Worry So Much about What Others Think of Us if Only We Realized How Seldom They Do.

8:52 AM 5/28/2017 [OF] The Seventh Sunday of Easter. [EF] The Sunday after the Ascension. [RR] The Sunday of the Fathers at the First Nicean Council, a Postfestive Day of the Ascension. What If…?

7:54 AM 5/25/2017 [OF] The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. [EF] The First Class Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. [RR] The Solemn Holy Day of the Ascension of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ. The Best Part of Any Journey is Arriving Home.

8:28 AM 5/21/2017 [OF] The Sixth Sunday of Easter. [EF] The Fifth Sunday after Easter. [RR] The Sunday of the Man Born Blind; and, the Feast of the Holy Emperor Constantine & His Mother, Helen, Equals to the Apostles. "Law and Order" Theology.

6:32 AM 5/20/2017 [OF] The Fifth Saturday of Easter; or, the Memorial of Saint Bernardine of Siena, Priest. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Bernardine of Siena, Confessor. [RR] Saturday of the Samaritan Woman; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Thaleleus. What's in a Name? Sometimes Everything.

10:42 AM 5/14/2017 [OF] The Fifth Sunday of Easter. [EF] The Fourth Sunday after Easter. [RR] The Sunday of the Samaritan Woman. When Everyone Behind You is Shouting at You to Keep Moving, and You Alone Can See You're on the Edge of a Cliff.

7:19 AM 5/12/2017 [OF] The Fourth Friday of Easter; the Memorial of Saints Nereus & Achilleus, Martyrs; or, the Memorial of Saint Pancras, Martyr. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saints Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla & Pancras, Martyrs. [RR] Friday of the Paralytic; a Postfestive Day of Mid-Pentecost; and, the Feast of the Holy Fathers Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus, & Germanus, Patriarch of Constantinople. In My Father's House There are Many Dwelling Places.

8:18 AM 5/7/2017 [OF] The Fourth Sunday of Easter. [EF] The Third Sunday after Easter. [RR] The Sunday of the Paralytic; the Commemoration of the Vision of the Cross to Constantius; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Acacius. The Good Shepherd is Only as Good as the Sheep He Leads.

6:50 AM 5/6/2017 [OF] The Third Saturday of Easter. [EF] The Fourth Class Feria of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. [RR] The Saturday of the Ointment-Bearers; and, the Feast of the Holy & Just Job, the Long-Suffering. The True Meaning of Reparation.

7:42 AM 5/5/2017 [OF] The Third Friday of Easter. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Pius V, Pope & Confessor. [RR] Friday of the Ointment-Bearers; the Feast of the Holy & Glorious Martyr Irene; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father Nicephor. Grace is Real.

7:54 AM 5/3/2017 [OF] The Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles. [EF] The Third Wednesday of Easter; and, the Commemoration of Saints Alexander, Eventius & Theodolus, Martyrs, and Saint Juvenal, Bishop & Confessor. [RR] Wednesday of the Ointment-Bearers; the Feast of the Holy Martyr Timothy & His Wife Maura; and, the Feast of our Venerable Father Theodosius of the Pecherskaya Lavra. Come and See.

8:04 AM 4/30/2017 [OF] The Third Sunday of Easter. [EF] The Second Sunday after Easter. [RR] The Sunday of the Ointment-Bearing Women; and, the Feast of the Holy Apostle James, Brother of John the Theologian. The Whisper of a Gentle Breeze, Sunday Edition.

7:48 AM 4/29/2017 [OF] The Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin & Doctor of the Church. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Peter of Verona, Martyr. [RR] Thomas Saturday; the Feast of the Nine Holy Martyrs of Cyzice; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father Memnon the Wonderworker. Time to Let Our Priests be Priests.

7:19 AM 4/28/2017 [OF] The Second Friday of Easter; the Memorial of Saint Peter Chanel, Priest & Martyr; or, the Memorial of Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort, Priest. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Paul of the Cross, Confessor. [RR] Thomas Friday; the Feast of the Holy Apostles Jason & Sosipater; the Feast of the Holy Martyrs Dadas, Maximus & Quintillianus; and, the Feast of Our Holy Father Cyril, Bishop of Turov. Did You Take Your Medication Today?

7:47 AM 4/27/2017 [OF] The Second Thursday of Easter. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Peter Canisius, Confessor & Doctor of the Church. [RR] Thomas Thursday; the Feast of the Holy Bishop & Martyr Symeon, Cousin of Our Lord; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father Stephen, Bishop of Vladimir in Volhynia. The Narrow Bridge Between Fear and Faith.

6:49 AM 4/23/2017 [OF] The Second Sunday of Easter (the Sunday of Divine Mercy). [EF] The Octave Day of Easter; Low Sunday; the Sunday in Albis; or, Quasimodo Sunday. [RR] Thomas Sunday. Why Was I not Made of Stone Like Thee?

9:50 AM 4/22/2017 [OF] & [EF] Easter Saturday. [RR] Bright Saturday. We Cannot Refrain from Speaking of What We Have Seen and Heard.

7:49 AM 4/21/2017 [OF] & [EF] Easter Friday. [RR] Bright Friday. A Day Without Sunshine is Like … Night.

8:15 AM 4/20/2017 [OF] & [EF] Easter Thursday. [RR] Bright Thursday. The Resurrection is Not a Metaphor.

7:37 AM 4/19/2017 [OF] & [EF] Easter Wednesday. [RR] Bright Wednesday. In the Whisper of a Gentle Breeze.

8:58 AM 4/16/2017 [OF] & [EF] Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord. [RR] Pascha. No One is Truly Alone.

12:00 AM 4/13/2017 [OF] Thursday of the Lord's Supper. [EF] Maudy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday. [RR] Great and Holy Thursday. Where is God?

8:03 AM 4/8/2017 [OF] The Sixth Saturday of Lent. [EF] Passion Saturday. [RR] Lazarus Saturday. Jesus Didn't Die for "Us"; He Died for "You."

8:22 AM 4/7/2017 [OF] The Sixth Friday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Priest. [EF] Passion Friday: the Commemoration of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. [RR] The Sixth Friday of the Great Fast; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father George, Bishop of Mitylene. Breaking News! I Don't Know Everything.

9:12 AM 4/6/2017 [OF] The Sixth Thursday of Lent. [EF] Passion Thursday. [RR] The Sixth Thursday of the Great Fast; the Feast of Our Holy Father Eutyches, Archbishop of Constantinople; and, the Remembrance of the Death of Our Holy Father Methodius, Teacher of the Slavs. Sticking to the Script.

8:47 AM 4/5/2017 [OF] The Sixth Wednesday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Vicent Ferrer, Priest. [EF] Passion Wednesday; and, the Commemoration of Saint Vincent Ferrer, Confessor. [RR] The Sixth Wednesday of the Great Fast; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyrs Theodulus, Agathopodes & Their Companions. The Hidden Cause of Our Sins: Loneliness.

8:07 AM 4/2/2017 [OF] The Fifth Sunday of Lent. [EF] The First Sunday of the Passion. [RR] The Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast, and of Our Holy Mother Mary of Egypt. This Preview Has Been Approved for All Audiences.

8:19 AM 4/1/2017 [OF] & [EF] The Fifth Saturday of Lent. [RR] The Fifth Saturday of the Great Fast: Akathistos Saturday. Nicodemus Was No April Fool.

9:01 AM 3/31/2017 [OF] & [EF] The Fifth Friday of Lent. [RR] The Fifth Friday of the Great Fast; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father Hypatius, Bishop of Gangra. The Slow Germination of the Seeds of Kindness.

8:16 AM 3/30/2017 [OF] & [EF] The Fifth Thursday of Lent. [RR] The Simple Holy Day of the Great Canon of Our Holy Father Andrew of Crete. The Eternal Link Between the Altar and the Confessional.

8:11 AM 3/29/2017 [OF] & [EF] The Fifth Wednesday of Lent. [RR] The Fifth Wednesday of the Great Fast; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father Mark, Bishop of Arethusa, the Deacon Cyril & Their Companions. Learning How to Process Our Suffering.

9:15 AM 3/26/2017 [OF] & [EF] The Fourth Sunday of Lent, known as Lætare Sunday. [RR] The Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast; the Leave-Taking of the Annunciation; and, the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel. Feeling Isolated and Alone Does Not Mean that Something's Wrong with Us. It May Mean Just the Opposite.

8:54 AM 3/25/2017 [OF] The Solemnity of the Annunication of the Lord. [EF] The First Class Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. [RR] The Solemn Holy Day of the Annunciation of the Theotokos & Ever-Virgin Mary. Be Not Afraid.

9:36 AM 3/23/2017 [OF] The Fourth Thursday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop. [EF] The Fourth Thursday of Lent. [RR] The Fourth Thursday of the Great Fast; the Feast of the Holy Venerable Martyr Nicon & His Students; and, the Feast of Our Holy Mother Rafka. The Sound of One Hand Clapping.

7:57 AM 3/22/2017 [OF] & [EF] The Fourth Wednesday of Lent. [RR] The Fourth Wednesday of the Great Fast; Mid-Lent; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Basilides, Priest of Ancyra. Prudence 101: Occasions of Sin.

10:02 AM 3/20/2017 [OF] The Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. [EF] The First Class Feast of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Confessor; and, the Commemoration of the Third Monday of Lent. [RR] The Fourth Monday of the Great Fast; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Fathers of the Saint Sabbas Monastery. Like Sheep Among the Wolves.

8:25 AM 3/19/2017 [OF] & [EF] The Third Sunday of Lent. [RR] The Third Sunday of the Great Fast: the Veneration of the Holy Cross. Don't Fall in the Well.

8:35 AM 3/18/2017 [OF] The Third Saturday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop & Doctor of the Church. [EF] The Third Saturday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor of the Church. [RR] The Third Saturday of the Great Fast; the Third All Souls Saturday; and, the Feast of Our Holy Father Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem. True Forgiveness vs. Emotional Blackmail.

8:26 AM 3/17/2017 [OF] The Third Friday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Patrick, Bishop. [EF] The Third Friday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Patrick, Bishop & Confessor. [RR] The Third Friday of the Great Fast; the Feast of Our Venerable Father Alexis, Man of God; and, the Feast of Our Holy Father Patrick, Enlightener of Ireland. Spiritual Gardening.

10:22 AM 3/16/2017 [OF] & [EF] The Third Thursday of Lent. [RR] The Third Thusday of the Great Fast; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyrs Sabinus & Papas. I Cannot Pray from a Heart Not My Own.

8:55 AM 3/15/2017 [OF] & [EF] The Third Wednesday of Lent. [RR] The Third Wednesday of the Great Fast; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Agapius & His Companions. We Think that God is Ignoring Us, but Have We Asked in the Right Way?

9:30 AM 3/12/2017 [OF] & [EF] The Second Sunday of Lent. [RR] The Second Sunday of the Great Fast; the Feast of Our Venerable Father & Confessor Theophane of the Sygrian Mountain; the Feast of Our Holy Father Gregory, Pope of Rome; and, the Feast of Our Holy Father Symeon the New Theologian. One Does Not Look into the Face of the Gorgon and Live.

8:44 AM 3/11/2017 [OF] The Second Saturday of Lent. [EF] Ember Saturday of Lent. [RR] The Second Saturday of the Great Fast; and, the Second All Souls Saturday. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize.

8:03 AM 3/9/2017 [OF] The Second Thursday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Frances of Rome, Religious. [EF] The Second Thursday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Frances of Rome, Widow. [RR] The Second Thursday of the Great Fast; the Feast of the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebaste; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Urpasianus of Nicomedia. When We Think Our Prayers Are Going Unanswered.

8:33 AM 3/8/2017 [OF] The Second Wednesday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint John of God, Religious. [EF] Ember Wednesday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint John of God, Confessor. [RR] The Second Wednesday of the Great Fast; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father & Confessor Theophylact. The Angry Underpinnings of This Whole Mercy Thing.

7:47 AM 3/5/2017 [OF] & [EF] The First Sunday of Lent. [RR] The First Sunday of the Great Fast; the Sunday of Orthodoxy; and, the Sunday of the Holy Prophets. The Leaven of Malice in the Bread of Our Souls.

7:49 AM 3/4/2017 [OF] The First Saturday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Casimir. [EF] The First Saturday of Lent; the Commemoration of Saint Casimir, Confessor; and, the Commemoration of Saint Lucius I, Pope & Martyr. [RR] The First Saturday of Lent; the Commemoration of the Miracle of Saint Theodore; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father Gerasimus of the Jordan. Why is the Idea of Following our Lord Immediately so Onerous?

7:49 AM 3/3/2017 [OF] The First Friday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Katharine Drexel, Virgin. [EF] The First Friday of Lent. [RR] The First Friday of the Great Fast; and, the Holy Martyr Eutropius & His Companions, Cleonicus & Basiliscus. Not a Therapist, but a Savior.

8:31 AM 3/2/2017 [OF] & [EF] The First Thursday of Lent. [RR] The First Thursday of the Great Fast; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Theodotus, Bishop of Cyrene. Nulla Dies sine Cruce!

9:10 AM 3/1/2017 [OF] & [EF] The First Day of Lent, known as Ash Wednesday. [RR] The First Wednesday of the Great Fast; the Feast of the Venerable Martyr Eudoxia; and, the Feast of Our Holy Father David, Enlightener of Wales. "Angels with Dirty Faces."

7:47 AM 2/27/2017 [OF] The Eighth Monday of Ordinary Time. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows. [RR] The First Day of the Great Fast; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father & Confessor Procopius the Decapolite. "The Teahouse of the August Moon."

8:01 AM 2/26/2017 [OF] The Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time. [EF] Quinquagesima Sunday. [RR] Cheesefare Sunday, known as the Sunday of Forgiveness. A Holy Life with an Ulterior Motive is not Necessarily a Bad Thing.

7:49 AM 2/25/2017 [OF] The Seventh Saturday of Ordinary Time; or, the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. [EF] The Fourth Class Feria of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. [RR] Cheesefare Saturday; the Feast of the Memory of All Holy Ascetics; and, the Feast of Our Holy Father Tarasius, Archbishop of Constantinople. Contraception is Still a Mortal Sin.

8:14 AM 2/24/2017 [OF] The Seventh Friday of Ordinary Time. [EF] The Second Class Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle. [RR] Cheesefare Friday; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father Erasmus of the Kiev Caves. "And the Two Shall Become One Flesh."

7:47 AM 2/22/2017 [OF] The Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle. [EF] The Second Class Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter; and, the Commemoration of Saint Paul, Apostle. [RR] Cheesefare Wednesday; and, the Feast of the Finding of the Venerable Relics of the Martyrs at Eugenia. What Does Jesus Think a Pope is Supposed to Do?

8:08 AM 2/19/2017 [OF] The Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time. [EF] Sexagesima Sunday. [RR] The Third Sunday of the Triodion, known as Meatfare Sunday. A Bitter Pill to Swallow.

7:56 AM 2/18/2017 [OF] The Sixth Saturday of Ordinary Time; or, the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. [EF] The Fourth Class Feria of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday; and, the Commemoration of Saint Simeon, Bishop & Martyr. [RR] The Second Saturday of the Triodion; and, the First All Souls Saturday. The Substance of Our Hopes, the Reality of Things Unseen.

8:30 AM 2/15/2017 [OF] The Sixth Wednesday of Ordinary Time. [EF] Septuagesima Wednesday; and, the Commemoration of Saints Faustinus & Jovita, Martyrs. [RR] The Second Wednesday of the Triodion; and, the Feast of the Holy Apostle Onesimus. What Do Jesus Christ and Sherlock Holmes Have in Common?

6:50 AM 2/12/2017 [OF] The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time. [EF] Septuagesima Sunday. [RR] The Second Sunday of the Triodion, known as the Sunday of the Prodigal Son. …to Avoid the Near Occasions of Sin.

8:53 AM 2/11/2017 [OF] The Fifth Saturday of Ordinary Time; or, the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes. [EF] The Third Class Feast of the Apparition of the Immaculate Virgin Mary. [RR] The First Saturday of the Triodion; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Blaise, Bishop of Sebaste. "I am the Immaculate Conception."

8:22 AM 2/10/2017 [OF] The Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Scholastica, Virgin. [RR] The First Friday of the Triodion; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Charalampas. The Deaf Mute in All of Us.

8:36 AM 1/8/2017 [OF] The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. [EF] The First Sunday after the Epiphany: the Second Class Feast of the Holy Family. [RR] The Sunday after Theophany; the Feast of Our Venerable Father George the Chozebite; the Feast of Our Venerable Mother Dominica; and, the Feast of Our Holy Father & Confessor Emilian. The Poor Man's Epiphany, Part Two: Our Own Star to Follow.

9:44 AM 1/7/2017 [OF] The Sixth Day after the Octave of the Nativity; or, the Memorial of Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest. [EF] The First Saturday after the Epiphany; and, the Fourth Class Feria of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday. [RR] The Saturday after Theophany; and, the Simple Holy Day of the Synaxsis of the Holy Forerunner and Baptist, John. So Long, for Now.

8:36 AM 1/6/2017 [OF] The Fifth Day after the Octave of the Nativity; or, the Memorial of Saint André Bessette, Religious. [EF] The First Class Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. [RR] The Solemn Holy Day of the Theophany of Our Lord, God & Savior Jesus Christ. Like Unto His Brethren.

8:27 AM 1/3/2017 [OF] The Second Day after the Octave of the Nativity; or, the Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. [EF] The Second Day after the Circumcision. [RR] The Second Day after the Circumcision; a Prefestive Day of the Theophany; the Feast of the Holy Prophet Malachi; the Feast of the Holy Martyr Gordius; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Mother Genevieve of Pairs. At the Name of Jesus, Every Knee Should Bend.

8:29 AM 1/1/2017 [OF] The Octave Day of the Nativity: the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. [EF] The Octave Day of the Nativity. [RR] The Solemn Holy Day of the Circumcision of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ, and of Our Holy Father Basil the Great, Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia. The Poor Man’s Epiphany.

9:40 AM 12/31/2016 [OF] & [EF] The Seventh Day of Christmas; and, the Commemoration of Saint Sylvester I, Pope & Confessor. [RR] The Leave-Taking of the Nativity of Our Lord, God & Savior Jesus Christ. Where is God?

8:32 AM 12/30/2016 [OF] The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph. [EF] The Sixth Day of Christmas. [RR] The Sixth Day of Christmas; the Feast of the Holy Martyr Anysia; the Feast of the Venerable Zoticus, Priest & Protector of Orphans; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Mother Melany of Rome. Hate Your Family Sometimes? What You Need is Some Sawdust.

9:15 AM 12/29/2016 [OF] & [EF] The Fifth Day of Christmas; and, the Commemoration of Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop & Martyr. [RR] The Fifth Day of the Nativity; the Feast of the Holy Innocents Killed by Herod in Bethlehem; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father Marcellus, Hegumen of the Akimetes. Do We Recognize God When We See Him?

9:20 AM 12/28/2016 [OF] The Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs. [EF] The Second Class Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs; and, the Commemoration of the Fourth Day of Christmas. [RR] The Fourth Day of the Nativity; the Feast of the Holy Twenty-Thousand Martyrs of Nicomedia; and, the Feast of the Blessed Martyr Gregory Khomyshyn, Bishop of Stanislaviv. Keeping Faith When Things Go Bad; or, Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

9:00 AM 12/27/2016 [OF] The Feast of Saint John, Apostle & Evangelist. [EF] The Second Class Feast of Saint John, Apostle & Evangelist; and, the Commemoration of the Third Day of Christmas. [RR] The Solemn Holy Day of the First Martyr & Archdeacon Stephen; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father & Confessor Theodore. If You Did Nothing More, It Would Suffice.

9:22 AM 12/26/2016 [OF] The Feast of Saint Stephen, the First Martyr. [EF] The Second Class Feast of Saint Stephen, Protomartyr; and, the Commemoration of the Second Day of Christmas. [RR] The Solemn Holy Day of the Synaxis of the Theotokos, of the Memory of the Holy & Just Joseph, Husband of Mary, of David, Prophet & King, & of the Holy Apostle James, Brother of the Lord; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Euthymius, Bishop of Sardis. Sanguis Martyrum Semen Christianorum.

8:51 AM 12/25/2016 [OF] & [EF] & [RR] The Nativity of Our Lord, God & Savior, Jesus Christ. The Real Christmas Tree.

8:37 AM 12/21/2016 [OF] The Fifth Day of the Greater Antiphons; and, the Commemoration of Saint Peter Canisius, Priest & Doctor of the Church. [EF] The Second Class Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle; and, the Commemoration of the Fifth Day of the Greater Antiphons. [RR] The Thirty-First Wednesday after Pentecost, the Sixth of Philip's Fast; a Prefestive Day of the Nativity; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Juliana of Nicomedia. She Has the Need … the Need for Speed.

9:15 AM 12/20/2016 [OF] & [EF] The Fourth Day of the Greater Antiphons. [RR] The Thirty-First Tuesday after Pentecost, the Sixth of Philip's Fast; a Prefestive Day of the Nativity; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Ignatius the God-Bearer. Be Not Afraid.

9:32 AM 12/19/2016 [OF] & [EF] The Third Day of the Greater Antiphons. [RR] The Thirty-First Monday after Pentecost, the Fifth of Philip's Fast; and, the Feast of the Holy Martyr Boniface. I Never Said There Would Be No Math Questions.

8:37 AM 12/18/2016 [OF] & [EF] The Fourth Sunday of Advent; and, the Second Day of the Greater Antiphons. [RR] The Sunday before the Nativity, known as the Sunday of the Genealogy or the Sunday of the Ancestors of Our Lord. The Italians are the Master Race.

9:19 AM 12/17/2016 [OF] The First Day of the Greater Antiphons. [EF] Ember Saturday of Advent; and, the First Day of the Greater Antiphons. [RR] The Thirtieth Saturday after Pentecost, the Fifth of Phillip's Fast; and, the Feast of the Holy Prophet Daniel & the Three Holy Children: Hananiah, Azariah & Mishael. Star Wars Theology and the Scandal of the Incarnation.

10:05 AM 12/15/2016 [OF] & [EF] The Third Thursday of Advent. [RR] The Thirtieth Thursday after Pentecost, the Fifth of Philip's Fast; the Feast of the Holy Martyr Eleutherius; the Feast of Our Venerable Father Paul of Latra; and, the Feast of Our Holy Father Stephen, Archbishop of Surozh. Giving God His Due.

9:14 AM 12/14/2016 [OF] The Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor of the Church. [EF] Ember Wednesday of Advent. [RR] The Thirtieth Wednesday after Pentecost, the Fifth of Philip's Fast; the Feast of the Holy Martyrs Thrysus, Leucas, Philemon, Appolonius & Callinicus; and, the Feast of the Blessed Priest & Ascetic Father Nimatulla al-Hardini. Not "Who Is Jesus to Me?" but "Who Am I to Jesus?"

9:43 AM 12/13/2016 [OF] The Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin & Martyr. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Lucy, Virgin & Martyr; and, the Commemoration of the Third Tuesday of Advent. [RR] The Thirtieth Tuesday after Pentecost, the Fifth of Philip's Fast; the Feast of the Holy Martyrs Eustratius, Auxentius, Eugene, Mardarius & Orestes; and, the Feast of the Holy Virgin Martyr Lucy. Our Lord Would Like to See You after Class.

1:22 PM 12/11/2016 [OF] & [EF] The Third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday. [RR] The Sunday of the Forefathers; the Feast of Our Venerable Father Daniel the Sylite; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father Spiridon the Wonder-Worker, Bishop of Tremithus. In this World, There Are Only Heroes and Cowards.

9:05 AM 12/8/2016 [OF] The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. [EF] The First Class Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and, the Commemoration of the Second Thursday of Advent. [RR] The Solemn Holy Day of the Maternity of the Holy Anna. Where is That in the Bible? Try Starting at the First Page, and Go from There.

8:48 AM 12/7/2016 [OF] The Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop & Doctor of the Church. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor of the Church; and, the Commemoration of the Second Wednesday of Advent. [RR] The Twenty-Ninth Wednesday after Pentecost, the Fourth of Philip's Fast; a Prefestive Day of the Maternity of the Holy Anna; and, the Feast of Our Holy Father Ambrose, Bishop of Milan. How is Grace Like Diesel Fuel?

9:33 AM 12/6/2016 [OF] The Second Tuesday of Advent; or, the Memorial of Saint Nicholas, Bishop. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Nicholas, Bishop & Confessor; and, the Commemoration of the Second Tuesday of Advent. [RR] The Solemn Holy Day of Our Holy Father Nicholas the Wonder-Worker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia. Let’s Get Ready to Rumbllllllllllllllle!

10:29 AM 12/5/2016 [OF] The Second Monday of Advent. [EF] The Second Monday of Advent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Sabbas, Abbot. [RR] The Twenty-Ninth Monday after Pentecost, the Third of Philip's Fast; and, the Feast of Our Venerable and God-Bearing Father Sabbas the Consecrated. Grace is Not a Free Ride.

8:50 AM 12/4/2016 [OF] & [EF] The Second Sunday of Advent. [RR] The Twenty-Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, the Third of Philip's Fast; the Feast of the Holy Great Martyr Barbara; and, the Feast of Our Venerable Father John of Damascus. Roll Over, Beethoven.

9:46 AM 12/3/2016 [OF] The Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Francis Xavier, Confessor; and, the Commemoration of the First Saturday of Advent. [RR] The Twenty-Eighth Saturday after Pentecost, the Third of Philip's Fast; and, the Feast of the Holy Prophet Zephaniah. Hurry Up and Wait.

8:17 AM 12/2/2016 [OF] The First Friday of Advent. [EF] The Third Class Feast of Saint Bibiana, Virgin & Martyr; and, the Commemoration of the First Friday of Advent. [RR] The Twenty-Eighth Friday after Pentecost, the Third of Philip's Fast; the Feast of the Holy Prophet Habakkuk; and, the Remembrance of the Passing of the Blessed Confessor Ivan Slezyuk, Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk. Why Does Our Lord Keep Testing the Faith of the Faithful?

10:03 AM 11/28/2016 [OF] & [EF] The First Monday of Advent. [RR] The Twenty-Eighth Monday after Pentecost, the Second of Philip's Fast; the Feast of the Holy Venerable Martyr Stephen the Younger; and, the Feast of the Holy Great Martyr Irenarchus. The Harder the Nut, the Bigger the Nut Cracker.

8:07 AM 11/27/2016 [OF] & [EF] The First Sunday of Advent. [RR] The Twenty-Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, the Second of Philip's Fast; the Feast of the Holy Martyr James the Persian; the Feast of Our Venerable Father Palladius; and, the Feast of the Holy Icon of the Mother of God Called "the Sign." Should You Ever Visit the Yale Club, Don't Mention My Name.

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