• Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter
    Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers,“Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice,you cannot be saved.”Because there arose no little dissension and debateby Paul and Barnabas with them,it was decided that Paul, Barnabas, and some of the othersshould go up to Jerusalem to the Apostles and presbytersabout this question.They ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-17-2022
  • May. 18 Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. John I, pope and martyr, Opt. Mem.
    Gospel Verse, John 15:4a, 5b: Remain in me, as I remain in you, says the Lord; whoever remains in me will bear much fruit. Pope St. John I was elected Pope in 523. The Arian King Theodoric sent him as his ambassador to Emperor Justin in Constantinople. On John I's return, he was captured by ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 05-17-2022
  • Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter
    In those days, some Jews from Antioch and Iconiumarrived and won over the crowds.They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city,supposing that he was dead.But when the disciples gathered around him,he got up and entered the city.On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.After they had proclaimed the good news to ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-16-2022
  • May. 17 Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter, Weekday
    Entrance Antiphon, Rev. 19:5; 12:10: Sing praise to our God, all you who fear God, both small and great, for now salvation and strength have come, and the power of his Christ, alleluia. The Roman Martyrology commemorates today St. Paschal Baylon, who lived and died in the kingdom of Aragon, Spain. He spent his early ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 05-16-2022
  • Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter
    There was an attempt in Iconiumby both the Gentiles and the Jews,together with their leaders,to attack and stone Paul and Barnabas.They realized it,and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbeand to the surrounding countryside,where they continued to proclaim the Good News.At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth,who had never walked.He ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-15-2022
  • May. 16 Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter, Weekday
    Entrance Antiphon:The Good Shepherd has risen, who laid down his life for his sheep and willingly died for his flock, alleluia. Today's Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Ubaldus, Bishop of Gubbio. He is remembered in central Italy as a Bishop who was entirely devoted to the duties of his office. He led a life of exceptional ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 05-15-2022
  • Fifth Sunday of Easter
    Then I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth.The former heaven and the former earth had passed away,and the sea was no more.I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem,coming down out of heaven from God,prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,“Behold, God’s ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-14-2022
  • May. 15 Fifth Sunday of Easter , Sunday
    Entrance Antiphon Cf Ps 98(97):1-2:O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders; in sight of the nations he has shown his deliverance, alleluia.Gospel Verse, Year C, John 13:34:I give you a new commandment, says the Lord: love one another as I have loved you.Love is man's first and constant vocation. ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 05-14-2022
  • 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 05-13-2022
  • May. 14 Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle and Martyr, Feast
    Communion Antiphon, Jn 15:12:This is my commandment: Love one another as I love you, says the Lord, alleluia. 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 fill the place of the traitor Judas ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 05-13-2022
  • Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter
    When Paul came to Antioch in Pisidia, he said in the synagogue: “My brothers, children of the family of Abraham,and those others among you who are God-fearing,to us this word of salvation has been sent.The inhabitants of Jerusalem and their leaders failed to recognize him,and by condemning him they fulfilled the oracles of the prophetsthat are ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-12-2022
  • May. 13 Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima, Opt. Mem.
    Gospel Verse, Jn 14:6:I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father except through me.The Blessed Virgin Mary is venerated under this title Our Lady of Fatima following apparitions to three shepherd children -- Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco -- in Portugal in 1917. The message ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 05-12-2022
  • Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter
    From Paphos, Paul and his companionsset sail and arrived at Perga in Pamphylia.But John left them and returned to Jerusalem.They continued on from Perga and reached Antioch in Pisidia.On the sabbath they entered into the synagogue and took their seats.After the reading of the law and the prophets,the synagogue officials sent word to them,“My brothers, ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-11-2022
  • May. 12 Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of Sts. Nereus and Achilleus, martyrs; Optional Memorial of St. Pancras, martyr, Opt. Mem.
    Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Ps 68(67):8-9, 20:O God, when you went forth before your people, marching with them and living among them, the earth trembled, heavens poured down rain, alleluia.Saints 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 ... read more
    Source: CC Liturgical CalendarPublished on 05-11-2022
  • Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter
    The word of God continued to spread and grow.After Barnabas and Saul completed their relief mission,they returned to Jerusalem,taking with them John, who is called Mark.Now there were in the Church at Antioch prophets and teachers:Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene,Manaen who was a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.While ... read more
    Source: USCCB Daily ReadingPublished on 05-10-2022