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Easter: May 5th

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. John 15 According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman... More

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Easter: May 4th

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. John 14 According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman... More

Easter: May 3rd

Feast of Sts. Philip and James, apostles

Today's Mass tells us that the example of the Apostles is the most certain and direct path to heaven. They suffered and were persecuted, but they placed their confidence in God and now they rejoice in heaven. We too must have confidence... More

Easter: May 2nd

Fifth Sunday of Easter

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Easter: May 1st

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker

The feast of St. Joseph the Worker was established by Pope Pius XII in 1955 in order to Christianize the concept of labor and give to all workmen a model and a protector. By the daily labor in his shop, offered to God with patience and... More

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Easter: April 30th

Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Pius V, pope; Optional Memorial St. Marie de l'Incarnacion, religious (Can)

St. Pius V, who was born in 1504, joined the Dominicans at the age of fourteen; he was sixty-two when he was elected Pope. His reign, though short, was one of the most fruitful of the sixteenth century. To Protestantism, which had... More

Easter: April 29th

Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor

Catherine Benincasa, born in Siena at a date that remains uncertain, was favored with visions from the age of seven. Becoming a tertiary of the Dominican Order, she acquired great influence by her life of prayer and extraordinary... More

Easter: April 28th

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Peter Chanel, priest and martyr (NZ, Feast); Optional Memorial of St. Louis Mary de Montfort, priest; Gianna Molla, mother (Italy)

St. Peter Chanel was born in France in 1802. He was ordained a priest in 1827, and engaged in the parochial ministry for a few years; but the reading of letters of missionaries in far-away lands inflamed his heart with zeal, and he... More

Easter: April 27th

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Peter Canisius. His feast in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is celebrated on More

Easter: April 26th

Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Can); St. Raphael Arnaiz Baron, monk (Spain)

The devotion to our Lady of Good Counsel originated at Gennazzano, a village in the neighborhood of Rome, where an Augustinian church, in which is enshrined a miraculous picture of our Lady, had been for centuries a place of popular... More

Easter: April 25th

Fourth Sunday of Easter; Good Shepherd Sunday

I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them.... More

Sunday: a day of rest.