Daybreak for October 5, 2023

  • Thursday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, 1819-1867; born in Germany, joined the Redemptorists, and came to America; served in Pittsburgh with St. John Neumann, then returned to Baltimore, later being transferred to Cumberland and then Annapolis; he was an expert confessor, a watchful and prudent spiritual director and a pastor always joyfully available and attentive to the needs of the poor and the abandoned; he was a full-time itinerary missionary preacher from 1863 to 1869; he was then assigned to New Orleans, where he died of the yellow fever epidemic
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 10/5/23
  • Gospel: Luke 10:1-12