Tuesday 30 April 2019

Pope St Pius V (1504 – 1572) A Domincan, he was elected Pope in 1566. He strenuously promoted the Catholic Reformation that was started by the Council of Trent. He encouraged missionary work and reformed the liturgy White Entrance Antiphon: Rv 19: 7, 6 Let us...

monday 29 April 2019

Psalter II ST CATHERINE OF SIENA (1347 – 1380) Born in Siena, she entered Third Order of the Dominicans. She is remembered for her burning love of God and neighbour and contributions to doctrine. In 1970 Pope Paul VI declared her a Doctor of the Church. White...

Sunday 28 April 2019

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY): Psalter Proper ST PETER CHANEL (1803 – 1841) White Entrance Antiphon: 1 Pt 2: 2 Like newborn infants, you must long for the pure, spiritual milk, that in him you may grow to salvation, alleluia.   Collect God of...

Saturday 27 April 2019

Easter Saturday ST ASICUS (D. 490) He was converted to Christianity by St Patrick, who made him bishop of Elphin. He is the patron saint of that diocese. White Entrance Antiphon: Ps 104: 43 The Lord brought out his people with joy, his chosen ones with shouts of...

Friday 26 April 2019

Easter Friday ST CLETUS (D. 89) St. Cletus was the third bishop of Rome. He sat twelve years, from 76 to 89. He was buried near St. Linus, on the Vatican, and his relics still remain in that church. White Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 77: 53 The Lord led his people in...

THURSDAY 25 APRIL 2019

Easter  Thursday ST MARK THE EVANGELIST He was a cousin of Barnabas and accompanied the apostle Paul on his first missionary journey; later he followed him to Rome. He is credited with founding the Church in Alexandria. White Entrance Antiphon: Wis 10: 20-21 They...