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Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year

Catholic Liturgical Year

May. 3 Fifth Sunday of Easter, Sunday

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, becaus...

May. 2 Memorial of St. Athanasius, bishop and doct...

St. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria and a great defender of the orthodox faith, throughout his life...

May. 1 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...

Apr. 30 Optional Memorial of St. Pius V, pope; Opt...

St. Pius V, who was born in 1504, joined the Dominicans at the age of fourteen; he was sixty-two whe...

Apr. 29 Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, virgin...

Catherine Benincasa, born in Siena at a date that remains uncertain, was favored with visions from t...

Apr. 28 Optional Memorial of St. Peter Chanel, pri...

St. Peter Chanel was born in France in 1802. He was ordained a priest in 1827, and engaged in the pa...

Apr. 27 Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter; Our L...

Today the Church in Canada celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Montserrat. Monserrat is located in t...

Apr. 26 Fourth Sunday of Easter, Sunday

I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a ...

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Bishop Brian Farrell, LC, ordains 20 Leg...

 Bishop Brian Farrell, LC, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, ordained 20 Legionaries of Christ deacons in...

Gospel Reading for Sunday, May 3rd

Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and eve...

Pope Francis: We Must Become Living Bran...

Christians are called to be like the branches on a vine and “bring fruits of this common belonging to Christ and to the Church” to the world. This was...

Regina Coeli: On the Fruits of the Union...

Here is the translation of the Holy Father’s address before and after the recitation of the Regina Coeli to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Squar...

Pope Francis Address to the Community of...

Yesterday, Pope Francis received, in the Paul VI Hall, the Community of Christian Life (CVX) and the Students’ Missionary League, on the occasion of t...

Pope Expresses Condolences on Death of C...

Pope Francis expressed his condolences following the death of Cardinal Giovanni Canestri, Archbishop Emeritus of Genova. He passed away several months...

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