Feast of the Confession of Peter

Feast of the Confession of Peter

Today we commemorate St. Peter’s confession of faith that Jesus is “the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” This day typically starts an ecumenical Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Prayer of the DayAlmighty God, you inspired Simon Peter to confess Jesus as the...
Feast of the Confession of Peter

Baptism of Our Lord

On this Sunday, we commemorate Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River by John the Baptist and the beginning of His earthly ministry.  Prayer of the DayHoly God, creator of light and giver of goodness, your voice moves over the waters. Immerse us in your grace, and...
Epiphany

Epiphany

Epiphany concludes the Christmas season and commemorates the visit of the Wise Men. This event represents Christ’s revelation to the Gentiles and the whole world. Prayer of the DayO God, on this day you revealed your Son to the nations by the leading of a star. Lead...
Second Sunday of Christmas

Second Sunday of Christmas

This is the second Sunday of the 12 Days of Christmas. Today’s gospel text from John 1 focuses on the mystery of the Incarnation in which “the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” Prayer of the DayAlmighty God, you have filled all the earth with the...
Feast of the Name of Jesus

Feast of the Name of Jesus

On January 1, we celebrate the Holy Name of Jesus. This festival is celebrated today, eight days after Christmas, because Jewish law required baby boys to be circumcised and named on the eighth day after their birth. Prayer of the DayEternal Father, you gave your...