• Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
    Brothers and sisters:May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelationresulting in knowledge of him.May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,what are the riches of gloryin his inheritance among the holy ones,and ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-15-2021
  • Seventh Sunday of Easter – Ascension
    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-15-2021
  • Seventh Sunday of Easter
    Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers—there was a group of about one hundred and twenty personsin the one place —.He said, “My brothers,the Scripture had to be fulfilledwhich the Holy Spirit spoke beforehandthrough the mouth of David, concerning Judas,who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus.He was numbered among usand was ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-15-2021
  • May. 16 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 share His glory. But Christ's Ascension is the pledge of our own. Filled with an immense hope, the Church looks up towards her leader, who ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 05-15-2021
  • Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter
    After staying in Antioch some time,Paul left and traveled in orderly sequencethrough the Galatian country and Phrygia,bringing strength to all the disciples. A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria,an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus.He was an authority on the Scriptures.He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and,with ardent spirit, spoke and ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-14-2021
  • May. 15 Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Isidore (USA), Opt. Mem.
    Isidore was a Spanish laborer who worked most of his life as a ploughman for a nobleman who lived near Madrid, Spain. Although working many hours a day, he never failed to attend daily Mass, and spend time praying before the Holy Eucharist. He married a maid-servant, Maria de la Cabeza, who was also canonized ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 05-14-2021
  • Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle
    Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers and sisters(there was a group of about one hundred and twenty personsin the one place).He said, “My brothers and sisters,the Scripture had to be fulfilledwhich the Holy Spirit spoke beforehandthrough the mouth of David, concerning Judas,who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus.Judas was numbered ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-13-2021
  • May. 14 Feast of St. Matthias, apostle and martyr, Feast
    St. Matthias, elected by the will of God, received Judas' share in the inheritance of the Church which was figured by the Promised Land divided into twelve tribes. Called "to give his life", like Jesus, to crown his apostolic career, he suffered martyrdom and was "clothed by God in resplendent glory". ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 05-13-2021
  • Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter
    Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus,who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscillabecause Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome.He went to visit them and, because he practiced the same trade,stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-12-2021
  • Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter – Ascension
    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-12-2021
  • Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
    Brothers and sisters:May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelationresulting in knowledge of him.May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,what are the riches of gloryin his inheritance among the holy ones,and ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-12-2021
  • May. 13 Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord; Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima, Opt. Mem.
    In the United States, the ecclesiastical provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, and Philadelphia have retained the celebration of the Ascension on the proper Thursday while all other provinces have transferred this solemnity to the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 8. If transferred today is observed as an Easter Weekday. The following readings ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 05-12-2021
  • Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter
    After Paul’s escorts had taken him to Athens,they came away with instructions for Silas and Timothyto join him as soon as possible. Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said:“You Athenians, I see that in every respectyou are very religious.For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines,I even discovered an altar inscribed, ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-11-2021
  • May. 12 Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of Sts. Nereus and Achilleus, martyrs; Optional Memorial of St. Pancras, martyr, Opt. Mem.
    Nereus and Achilleus were Roman soldiers in the household of Flavia Domitilla. They were instructed and converted by St. Peter. These two soldiers in turn inspired St. Domitilla to consecrate her virginity to God. Thereupon, Aurelianus, the fiancee of Domitilla, reported all three to the Roman authorities as being Christians. They were martyred out of ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 05-11-2021
  • Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter
    The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas,and the magistrates had them strippedand ordered them to be beaten with rods.After inflicting many blows on them,they threw them into prisonand instructed the jailer to guard them securely.When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost celland secured their feet to ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-10-2021