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 crucified; Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God.St. Paul of the Cross (1694-1775), devoted himself to the service of the poor and the sick. He is best known for his apostolic zeal and his great penances. He founded the Congregation of the Passionists. (St. Paul’s optional memorial on the General Roman Calendar is October 19, but USA particular calendar transfers it to the next day.)

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