Friday 19 APRIL 2019

FRIDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD (Good Friday), ST ALPHEGE (954 – 1012) He was bishop of Winchester and then Archbishop of Canterbury. At the sack of Canterbury by the Danes in 1011, Alphege was captured, imprisoned and later killed in 1012. Red   Collect...

Thursday 18 april 2019

HOLY THURSDAY (EASTER TRIDIUM) ST LASERIAN OR MOLAISE (D. 639) He was born in Ireland, became a monk on Iona, and was ordained priest in Rome by St Gregory the Great. He was active in promoting harmony between the Celtic and Roman churches on the date on which Easter...

Wednesday 17 APRIL 2019

St. Anicetus Anicetus was a Syrian from Emesa. He became pope about 155. He actively opposed Marcionism and Gnosticism Violet Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Phil 2: 10, 8, 11 At the name of Jesus, every knee should bend of those in heaven and on the earth and under the earth,...

Tuesday 16 APRIL 2019

St Bernadette Soubirous (1844 – 1879) She was born in 1844 to a destitute family in Lourdes, in France. On 11 February 1858 she received the first of a series of visions of the Mother of God which led to Lourdes becoming a place of pilgrimage and healing. In...

Monday 15 APRIL 2019

St. Paternus He is the first saint of the 5th century. He followed his father’s path by becoming a hermit in Wales. He was known for his preaching, charity and mortifications Violet Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 34:1-2, 139:8 Contend, O Lord, with my contenders; fight...

SUNDAY 14 APRIL 2019

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD: Psalter II SAINT LYDWINE   Red Gospel: Luke 19:28-40. Jesus went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two disciples, saying, ‘Go into the...