Friday, April 27, 2007

Feast days of the week 29 April - 5 May, A.D. 2007 (1962 liturgical calendar).


Sunday, 29 April, 2007
Third Sunday after Easter (II)
"'Let us shout with joy to God; let us sing a psalm to His Name.' because our Lord Jesus Christ is risen again and has given His life for us."
Epistle: I Peter 2:11-19.
Gospel: John 16:16-22.

St. Peter of Verona, Martyr (III)
“St. Peter of Verona was a famous preacher of the Dominican Order. From childhood he was conspicuous for his refutation of heretics and his singular innocence. He longed to die for the faith, and his prayer was heard. A.D. 1252.”
Epistle: II Timothy 2:8-10; 3:10-12.
Gospel: John 15:1-7.

Monday, 30 April, 2007
St. Catherine of Sienna, Virgin, Doctor (III)
“St. Catherine of the Order of St. Dominic, led a life of great penance. She received the stigmata, but at her urgent prayer they did not show externally; she died A.D. 1380.”
Epistle: II Corinthians 10:17-18; 11:1-2.
Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13.

Tuesday, 1May, 2007
St. Joseph the Worker, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Confessor (I)
"Work, imposed on man as a penalty, is transformed into a blessing through his communion with the life and work and death of Jesus Christ, a communion effected by the active part he takes in the Sacrifice and Communion of the Mass – with St. Joseph as model and patron. This Feast was instituted by Pope Pius XII in 1956."
Lesson: Colossians 3:14, 15, 17, 23, 24.
Gospel: Matthew 13:54-58.

Wednesday, 2 May, 2007
St. Athanasius, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church (III)
"Bishop of Alexandria, St. Athanasius opposed Arius with admirable zeal. He has left us several works in defense of the divinity of Christ. He suffered frequent persecution. He died A.D. 373."
Epistle: II Corinthians 4:5-14.
Gospel: Matthew 10:23-28.

Thursday, 3 May, 2007
Ferial (IV)
Epistle: I Peter 2:11-19.
Gospel: John 16:16-22.

Ss. Alexander I, Eventius, & Theodolus, Martyrs; and Juvenal, Confessor (Comm.)
Epistle: I Peter 1:3-7.
Gospel: John 15:5-11.

Friday, 4 May, 2007
First Friday
St. Monica, Widow (III)
“St. Monica first converted her pagan husband, and then, by her tears and unceasing prayers, her son St. Augustine, who is regarded as one of the greatest Doctors of the Western Church. She died A.D. 387.”
Epistle: I Timothy 5:3-10.
Gospel: Luke 7:11-16.

Saturday, 5 May 2007
First Saturday
St. Pius V, Pope, Confessor (III)
"St. Pius V of the order of Preachers, was a Pope of great sanctity. His pontificate was one of the most glorious. He enforced obedience to the decrees of the Council of Trent and revised the Missal and the Breviary. He died A.D. 1572."
Epistle: I Peter 5:1-4, 10-11.
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19.

[i] Remarks are abstracted from The Daily Missal and Liturgical Manual, from Editio Typica of the Roman Missal and Breviary, 1962
(Baronius Press Limited, London, 2004, in conjunction with the Fraternal Society of St. Peter,

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