Sat, 28 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Gospel Verse, Jn 16:28: I came from the Father and have come into the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father. The Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Germanus of Paris, Bishop of Paris in 555. He was renowned for his miracles which were recorded by Bishop Fortunatus.
Fri, 27 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Rev 5:9-10: You have redeemed us, Lord, by your Blood from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us into a kingdom, priests for our God, alleluia. St. Augustine of Canterbury was born in Rome and died in Canterbury, England, in 604. When Pope Gregory I heard that the pagans of Britain were disposed to accept the Catholic Faith, he sent the prior of St. Andrew, Augustine, and forty of his Benedictine brethren to England. Despite the great difficulties involved in the task assigned to him, Augustine and his monks obeyed. The success of their preaching was immediate. King Ethelbert was baptized on Pentecost Sunday, 596, and the greater part of the nobles and people soon followed his example. St. Augustine died as the first Archbishop of Canterbury.
Thu, 26 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Solemnity of the Ascension, Entrance Antiphon, Acts 1:11: Men of Galilee, why gaze in wonder at the heavens? This Jesus whom you saw ascending into heaven will return as you saw him go, alleluia. Preface I of the Ascension of the Lord:It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
Wed, 25 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Gospel Verse, John 14:16: I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always. There are three saints that are offered as Optional Memorials today. First is St. Bede, the Venerable, who was born in England. A Benedictine, he was "the most observant and the happiest of all monks." His writings were so full of sound doctrine that he was called "Venerable" while still alive. He wrote commentaries on Holy Scripture and treatises on theology and history. He died at Jarrow, England, in 753.
Tue, 24 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Rom 6:9 Rev 19:7, 6: Let us rejoice and be glad and give glory to God, for the Lord our God the Almighty reigns, alleluia. Today the Church in Australia celebrates the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians. Mary Help of Christians was adopted as patron of the new Church of Australia in 1844, at a significant time in their history. British settlement was just over fifty years old, the transportation of convicts was coming to an end, and the first elections in Australian history had been held in 1843. Issues of land, immigration and education had begun to surface and the Church was involved in these social problems. The Holy See confirmed the patronage in 1852.
Mon, 23 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Rom 6:9: Christ, having risen from the dead, dies now no more; death will no longer have dominion over him, alleluia. The Roman Martyrology commemorates St. John Baptist de Rossi who was from Genoa, and studied and worked in Rome before becoming a priest there and a canon of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. He worked tirelessly for homeless women, the sick, prisoners and workers, and was a very popular confessor, being called a second Philip Neri.
Sun, 22 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Is 48:20: Proclaim a joyful sound and let it be heard; proclaim to the ends of the earth: The Lord has freed his people, alleluia."Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid." We are not alone or without help in the life that we have embraced. The Church strengthens our faith and feeds our souls "with the pure milk of her teaching, with the bread of the Eucharist; she makes us witnesses of Christ's resurrection and of the victory which He won over the forces of evil."
Sat, 21 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Entrance Antiphon, Col 2:12: You have been buried with Christ in Baptism, through which you also rose again by faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead, alleluia.Saint Christopher Magallanes was joined in martyrdom by twenty-one diocesan priests and three devout laymen, all members of the Cristeros movement, who rose up in rebellion against the anti-Catholic Mexican government during the 1920s. Having erected a seminary at Totatiche, he secretly spread the Gospel and ministered to the people. Captured by government authorities, he was heard to shout from his jail cell: "I am innocent and I die innocent. I forgive with all my heart those responsible for my death, and I ask God that the shedding of my blood serve the peace of our divided Mexico."
Fri, 20 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Communion Antiphon: The Crucified has risen from the dead and has redeemed us, alleluia. Born in 1380, St. Bernardine of Siena left the world at an early age in order to lead a hermit's life. When he was twenty-two, he entered the Franciscan Order, one of whose glories he is. Having been made General of the Order, he resigned this charge in order to devote himself to preaching. He preached the name of Jesus with such love that it wrought the transformation of many souls. He was instrumental in effecting many conversions. He died at Aquilea, in the midst of his missionary labors, on May 20, 1444, and was canonized six years later.
Thu, 19 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT
Communion Antiphon, 2 Cor 5:15: Christ died for all, that those who live may live no longer for themselves, but for him who died for them and is risen, alleluia. Today the Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Peter Celestine, who was born in 1221 and retired into the desert when he was hardly an adolescent. His virtues soon drew disciples around him. This was the origin of the branch of the Benedictine order known as the Celestines.