May. 17 Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter, Weekday

The Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Paschal Baylon (1540-1592), who lived and died in the kingdom of Aragon, Spain. He spent his early years as a shepherd and often gave religious… Read More

May. 16 Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter, Weekday

Today’s Roman Martyrology commemorates several saints today: Read More

May. 15 Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Isidore (USA), Opt. Mem.

The United States celebrates the Optional Memorial of St. Isidore the Farmer (1070-1130). He was a Spanish laborer who worked most of his life as a ploughman for a nobleman… Read More

May. 14 Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle and Martyr, Feast

Today is the Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle and Martyr. After the Ascension of Jesus, St. Peter proposed to the assembled faithful that they choose a disciple of Christ to… Read More

May. 13 Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima, Opt. Mem.

Today the Church celebrates an Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima, which is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary following apparitions to three shepherd children — Lucia, Jacinta… Read More

May. 12 Solemnity of the Ascension or the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Solemnity

At the end of His earthly life Jesus ascends triumphantly into heaven. The Church acclaims Him in His holy humanity, invited to sit on the Father’s right hand and to… Read More

May. 11 Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter, Weekday

Today the Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Francis di Girolamo (1642-1716) (also known as Francis de Geronimo), a Jesuit priest from Italy who spent most of his life working as a… Read More

May. 10 Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter; Opt Mem of St. Damien de Veuster, Priest; Opt Mem of St. John of Avila, Priest & Doctor, Opt. Mem.

Today the Proper Calendar for the US celebrates the Optional Memorial of Father Damien de Veuster, SS.CC. (1840-1889), formerly Joseph de Veuster, and fondly called St. Damien of Molokai. (In… Read More

May. 9 Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter or Ascension Thursday, Weekday

In the United States, the ecclesiastical provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, and Philadelphia have retained the celebration of the Solemnity of the Ascension on the proper Thursday… Read More

May. 8 Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter; Minor Rogation Day, Weekday

Today the Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Acathius (d. 303), a priest at Sebaste, Armenia, during Diocletian’s persecution. He is included in the list of Fourteen Holy Helpers. Read More

Oct. 26 Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

Gospel Verse, Cf. 2 Thes 2:14: God has called us through the Gospel to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Roman Martyrology commemorates today St. Fulk of… Read More

Oct. 25 Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

Gospel Verse, Cf. Mt 11:25: Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.Today in Wales is the feast… Read More

Oct. 24 Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Anthony Claret, Bishop, Opt. Mem.

Gospel Verse, Jn 17:13:10-17: Your word, O Lord, is truth; consecrate us in the truth.Today the Church celebrates the Optional Memorial of St. Anthony Claret (1807-1870), bishop, the founder of… Read More

Oct. 23 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Ps 105 (104):3-4: Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. Gospel Verse, Year C, 2… Read More

Oct. 22 Saturday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. John Paul II, Pope, Opt. Mem.

Propers for St. John Paul II: Entrance Antiphon: The Lord chose him for himself as high priest, and, opening his treasure house, made him rich in all good things.Gospel Verse,… Read More

Oct. 21 Friday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

Gospel Verse, Cf. Mt 11:25: Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom. Today the Roman Martyrology includes: Read More

Oct. 20 Thursday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross, Priest (USA), Opt. Mem.

Entrance Antiphon, Cf. 1 Cor 2:2: I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except for Jesus Christ, and him crucified.Communion Antiphon, 1 Cor 1:23-24: We proclaim Christ… Read More

Oct. 19 Memorial of Sts. John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs (USA), Memorial

Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Gal 6:14; 1 Cor 1:18: May we never boast, except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the word of the Cross is the power… Read More

Oct. 18 Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist, Feast

Entrance Antiphon, Is 52:7:How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings of peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation! Gospel Verse, Cf. Jn 15:16:I chose… Read More

Oct. 17 Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr, Memorial

Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Gal 2:19-20:I am crucified with Christ, yet I live; no longer I, but Christ lives in me. I live by faith in the Son of God, who… Read More
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