FEBRUARY 8 Mon Weekday
[Saint Jerome Emiliani; Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin]
Gn 1:1-19/Mk 6:53-56
9 Tue Weekday
Gn 1:20—2:4a/Mk 7:1-13
10 Wed Saint Scholastica, Virgin Memorial
Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17/Mk 7:14-23
11 Thu Weekday. [Our Lady of Lourdes]
Gn 2:18-25/Mk 7:24-30
12 Fri Weekday. SOLEMN COMMEMORATION OF THE PASSION (Passionists)
Isaiah 15:1-12/ 1 Cor 1:18-25/ John 19:17-30
13 Sat Weekday
Gn 3:9-24/Mk 8:1-10
14 SUN SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Lv 13:1-2, 44-46/1 Cor 10:31—11:1/Mk 1:40-45
The Book of Genesis is read this week and the weekdays until Ash Wednesday, February 17th. It’s the first book of the Torah, the 5 foundational books of the Jewish scriptures.
Saint Josephine Bakhita, an abused woman; Saint Scholastica, a sister whose prayers brought on a storm, are saints we celebrate this week.
February 11 is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Beginning on this day until July 16,1858, Mary appeared 18 times to the humble Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France. We have a Lourdes grotto in our garden, so some of us will visit it (weather permitting) on the feast.
We’re drawing near to Lent. The Passionists celebrate the Solemn Commemoration of the Passion this Friday to prepare for it.
The readings for most of this week can be found at https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar