Proper of Saints
Proper of Saints
|1||St Joseph the Worker|
|2||St Athanasius, Bishop, Doctor of the Church||memorial|
|3||Ss Philip and James, Apostles||feast|
|4||The English Martyrs||feast (E)|
|5||St Asaph, Bishop||(W)|
|10||St John of Avila, Priest, Doctor of the Church|
|12||Ss Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs;
St Pancras, Martyr
|13||Our Lady of Fatima|
|14||St Matthias, Apostle||feast|
|18||St John I, Pope, Martyr|
|19||St Dunstan, Bishop||(E)|
|20||St Bernardine of Siena, Priest, Religious, missionary|
|21||Ss Christopher Magallanes and companions, Martyrs, Priest,|
|22||St Rita of Cascia, Religious|
|25||St Bede the Venerable, Priest, Doctor of the Church;
St Gregory VII, Pope;
St Mary Magdalene de'Pazzi, Virgin
|26||St Philip Neri, Priest||memorial|
|27||St Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop||feast (E)
opt. mem. (W)
|29||St Paul VI, Pope|
|31||The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary||feast|
|Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church (Monday after Pentecost)||memorial|
|Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest (Thursday after Pentecost)||feast (EW)|
|The Most Holy Trinity (First Sunday after Pentecost)||solemnity|
|The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Sunday after Holy Trinity)||solemnity|
|The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Friday following Second Sunday after Pentecost)||solemnity|
|The Immaculate Heart of Mary (Saturday following Second Sunday after Pentecost)||memorial|
10 May — St John of Avila, Priest, Doctor of the Church
- From the Common of Pastors: For one Pastor, or from the Common of Doctors of the Church.
- Proper: Collect translation being prepared by ICEL
- Liturgy of the Hours of the Memorial
- From the Common of Pastors: For Priests, or from the Common of Doctors of the Church.
|St John of Avila (561c)|
|Reading 1||Acts 13:46-49
|We must turn to the pagans.|
|Psalm||Psalm 23(22):1-3a. 3b-4. 5. 6. r. 1
|The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.|
|Gospel Acclamation||Matthew 5:16
|Your light must shine in the sight of men,
so that, seeing your good works,
they may give the praise to your Father in heaven.
|You are the light of the world.|
29 May — St Paul VI, Pope
This celebration was instituted in 2019 and the added to the General Roman (Universal) Calendar. The Commentary states'The Collect prayer resonates with all that God accomplished in his faithful servant: “you entrusted your Church to the leadership of Pope Saint Paul VI, a courageous apostle of your Son’s Gospel”, and it asks: “grant that, illuminated by his teachings, we may work with you to expand the civilisation of love”. Here is synthesised the principal characteristics of his pontificate and his teaching: a Church, which belongs to the Lord (Ecclesiam Suam), dedicated to the proclamation of the Gospel, as recalled in Evangelii nuntiandi, and called to bear witness that God is love.'
- Common of Pastors: For a Pope (RM 1130)
- Proper — Collect translation to be prepared by ICEL
- Common of Pastors: For a Pope
- translation to be prepared by ICEL
- The Second Reading at the Office of Readings is drawn from the Address of St Paul VI during the last general meeting of the Second Vatican Council, 7 December 1965.
- Common of Pastors
|Reading 1||1 Corinthians 9: 16–19, 22–23 [II:1486]||I should be punished if I did not preach the gospel.|
|Psalm||Psalm 95 (96): 1–2a. 2b–3, 7–8a.10. r. 3
|Proclaim the wonders of the Lord among all the peoples.|
|Gospel Acclamation||Mark 1:17 [II: 1492]||Follow me, says the Lord, and I will make you fishers of men.|
|Gospel||Matthew 16:13–19 [II: 1492]||You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church.|
Monday after Pentecost — Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
This celebration was instituted in 2018 and the added to the General Roman (Universal) Calendar. The Decree states'This celebration will help us to remember that growth in the Christian life must be anchored to the Mystery of the Cross, to the oblation of Christ in the Eucharistic Banquet and to the Mother of the Redeemer and Mother of the Redeemed, the Virgin who makes her offering to God.'
- Proper — Votive Masses: Our Lady, Mother of the Church (RM 1411)
- Proper Preface: Mary, Model and Mother of the Church
- translation to be prepared by ICEL
- The first reading(s) is taken from the Votive Mass for Mary, Mother of the Church, The remaining texts are new to the Lectionary and a translation of the necessary parts will be prepared by ICEL. Until these texts are available the Votive Mass of Mary Mary Mother of the Church (III:841) might be used.
|Reading 1||Genesis 3:9–15.20 [III:841]||Mother of all those who live.|
|or||Acts 1:12–14 [III:841]||They joined in continuous prayer with Mary, the mother of Jesus.|
|Psalm||Psalm 86 (87): 1–2. 3, 5. 6–7.r. 3||Of you are told glorious things, O city of God!|
|Gospel Acclamation||O felix virgo…|
|Gospel||John 19:25–34:||This is you son. This is your mother.|
Thursday after Pentecost — Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest
The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest, according to the order of Melchizedek. In him the Father has been well pleased from before all time. As Mediator between God and human beings, fulfilling his Father’s will, he sacrificed himself once on the altar of the Cross as a saving Victim for the whole world. Thus, instituting the pattern of an everlasting sacrifice, with a brother’s kindness he chose, from among the children of Adam, men to augment the priesthood, so that, from the sacrifice continually renewed in the Church, streams of divine power might flow, whereby a new heaven and a new earth might be made, and throughout the whole universe there would be perfected what no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor has entered into the human heart.
The feast is Proper to England and Wales.
- Liturgical Texts
- Full text (pdf)
- Full Latin text (pdf)
- Roman Missal Texts (pdf)
- Lectionary Texts (pdf)
- Office Texts (A5 pdf)
- Preface: The priesthood of Christ and of the Church
- OR Proper
- MP Proper – Psalms and canticle of Sunday, Week I
- Daytime Prayer
- EP proper (Psalms 109. 110, Col 1:12–20)
- NP Thursday
|Reading 1||Genesis 22:9–18||The sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith.|
|or||Hebrews 10:4–10||It is written of me in the scroll of the book: I have come to do your will, O God.|
|Psalm||Ps 39(40): 7–8a. 10–11ab. 17 r. 8a, 9a.||Behold I have come, Lord, to do your will.|
|Gospel Acclamation||Phil 2:8–9||Christ became obedient for us unto death,
even death on a cross.
Therefore God has exalted him
and given him a name which is above every name.
|Gospel||Matthew 26: 36–42||My soul is sorrowful unto death.|
|Reading 1||Jeremiah 31:31–34||I will make a new covenant with them; I will remember their sins no more.|
|or||Hebrews 10:11–18||He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.|
|Psalm||Ps 109(110): 1b–e. 2. 3. r. 4b.||You are a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchizedek.|
|Gospel Acclamation||Heb 5:8–9||Since he was Son,
he learned obedience through those things which he suffered,
and having been made perfect, he has become for all who obey him
the author of eternal salvation.
|Gospel||Mark 14: 22–25||This is my body. This is my blood.|
|Reading 1||Isaiah 6:1–4, 8||Holy, Holy, Holy Lord of hosts.|
|or||Hebrews 2:10–18||He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified have all one origin.|
|Psalm||Ps 22(23): 2–3. 5. 6. r. 1.||The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.|
|Gospel Acclamation||Ez 36:25a, 26a||I will pour clean water upon you
and I will give you a new heart;
a new spirit I will put within you.
|Gospel||John 17: 1–2, 9, 14–26||For their sake I consecrate myself, so that they may also be consecrated in truth.|