January 26 is the feast day of Sts. Timothy and Titus.  They were companions of St. Paul.

Patron Saint of…

St. Timothy is the patron saint of stomach ailments. 

St. Titus is the patron saint of the United States Army Chaplain Corps.

Daily Mass Readings for the Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus

  • First Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-8 – “I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands.”
  • Alternate First Reading: Titus 1:1-5 – “For this reason I left you in Crete so that you might set right what remains to be done and appoint presbyters in every town, as I directed you.”
  • Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 96 – “Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations.”
  • Gospel: Luke 10:1-9 – “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”

Resources

Prayer for Military Chaplains

St. Titus is the patron saint of the US Army Chaplain Corps. (There is even an official award named after him.) So on his feast day, it is appropriate to say a prayer for military chaplains. Some suggestions:

The USO’s Tips for Sending a Care Package to Troops

Observe this feast day by sending a care package of items to an active duty chaplain. This article will help you locate a USO center to get started and has some ideas for what to put in the perfect care package.


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