Proper of Saints
Proper of Saints
|1||St Oliver Plunket, bishop, martyr (E)|
|3||St Thomas, Apostle||feast|
|4||St Elizabeth of Portugal|
|5||St Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Priest|
|6||St Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr|
|9||Ss Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest and Companions, Martyrs|
|11||St Benedict, abbot, patron of Europe (Eu)||Feast|
|12||St John Jones, martyr|
|14||St Camillus de Lellis, Priest|
|15||St Bonaventure, Bishop, Doctor of the Church||memorial|
|16||Our Lady of Mount Carmel|
|20||St Apollinaris, Bishop, Martyr|
|21||St Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest, Doctor of the Church|
|22||St Mary Magdalene||feast|
|23||St Bridget, religious, patron of Europe (Eu)||Feast|
|23||St Philip Evans and St John Lloyd, martyrs|
|24||St Sharbel Makhluf, Priest|
|25||St James, Apostle||feast|
|26||Ss Joachim and Ann, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary||memorial|
|29||St Martha, Mary and Lazarus||memorial|
|30||St Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor of the Church|
|31||St Ignatius of Loyola, Priest||memorial|
22 July — St Mary Magdalene
- CDW Decree & Preface (Latin) (pdf)
- Decree (English) (pdf)
- Commentary from Congregation (pdf)
- CDW Decree for English texts (pdf)
- CBCEW Decree of Publication (pdf)
- Missal texts including Preface (pdf)
St Mary Magdalene was raised to a Feast by Pope Francis in 2016. The only change to the liturgical texts was the addition of a new Preface.
The Church, both in the East and in the West has always regarded Saint Mary Magdalene the first witness of the Lord’s resurrection and the first evangelist, and with the greatest reverence has always honoured her although in diverse ways.
A faithful disciple of Christ, Mary ministered to his needs after having seven devils cast out from her. She witnessed his crucifixion, was present at his burial, and was the first to see the risen Lord. She was commissioned by Christ to proclaim the good news of his resurrection to the apostles (John 20:17-18). She was recognised as was called a 'witness of Divine Mercy' by Saint Gregory the Great and an 'apostle of the apostles' by Saint Thomas Aquinas.
- Proper: (Roman Missal, pg 952) with new Preface
- Liturgy of the Hours of the Feast
- Morning Prayer: proper antiphons with psalm of Sunday, Week 1
- Evening Prayer: proper antiphons with psalms from the Common of Virgins
- Proper [II:1108]
|Reading 1||Song of Solomon 3:1-4a||I found him whom my heart loves.|
|or:||2 Corinthians 5:14-17||Even if we did once know Christ in the flesh, that is not how we know him now.|
|Psalm||Psalm 62 (63): 2. 3-4. 5-6. 8-9. r. 2||For you my soul is thirsting, O Lord, my God.|
|Gospel Acclamation||—||Tell us, Mary: say what you did see upon the way.
The tomb the Living did enclose; I saw Christ’s glory as he rose!
|Gospel||John 20:1-2, 11-18||Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?|
29 July — Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus
- Proper — (RM 957)
- (New Collect to be translated by ICEL.)
- Liturgy of the Hours of the Memorial
- Common of Holy Men and Women, The Gospel is proper to this Memorial. [II:1117]
|Reading 1||1 John 4:7-16||As longs as we love one another God will love in us.|
|Psalm||Psalm 33 (34): 2-3. 4-5. 6-7. 8-9. 10-11. r. 2 or 9||I will bless the Lord at all times. or
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
|Gospel Acclamation||John 8:12||I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
anyone who follows me will have the light of life.
|Gospel||John 11:19–27||I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God.|
|or||Luke 10:38-42||Martha, Martha, you worry and fret about so many things.|