May. 1, 2018

May 2018

May is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Regina Cæli Lætare.
(To be prayed from Easter Sunday to Trinity Sunday instead of the Angelus)

Triumph, O Queen of Heaven, to see, Alleluia,

The sacred Infant born to thee, Alleluia:

Spring up in glory from the tomb, Alleluia:

O by thy prayers prevent our doom, Alleluia.

℣. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary! Alleluia

℟. Because our Lord is truly risen, Alleluia.

Let us pray.

O God, who, by the resurrection of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, has vouchsafed to gladden the world, grant, we beseech thee, that, by the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may receive the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Click here, to read the book, ‘The Month of Mary, according to St. Francis of Sales.’

 

Click here, for prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

Below listed are the feasts falling in May 2018:

May 1: St. Joseph the Workman, Double of the I Class.

May 2: St. Athanasius, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double.

May 3: Invention of the Holy Cross, Double of the II Class; Commemoration of Ss. Alexander, Pope, Eventius and Theodulus Martyrs, and Juvenal, Bishop and Confessor.

May 4: FIRST FRIDAY/St. Monica Widow, Double.

May 5: FIRST SATURDAY/St. Pius V Pope and Confessor, Double.

 

May 6: V Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. John Apostle before the Latin Gate.

May 7: Rogation Day (Lesser Litanies); St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Double.

May 8: Rogation Day (Lesser Litanies); Apparition of St. Michael, Greater Double.

May 9: Rogation Day (Lesser Litanies); St. Gregory Nazianzen Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double; Vigil of Ascension.

May 10: Ascension Thursday, Double of the I Class.

May 11: Ss. Philip and James (the Less) Apostles, Double of the II Class.

May 12: Ss. Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla Virgin, and Pancras Martyrs, Simple.

 

May 13: VI Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. Robert Bellarmine Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church.

May 14: Commemoration of St. Boniface (of Tarsus), Martyr.

May 15: St. John Baptist de la Salle Confessor, Double.

May 16: St. Ubald Bishop and Confessor, Simple.

May 17: St. Paschal Baylon Confessor, Double.

May 18: St. Venantius Martyr, Double.

May 19: St. Peter Celestine Pope and Confessor, Double; Commemoration of St. Pudentiana Virgin; Vigil of Whitsunday (Pentecost), Double.

 

May 20: Whit Sunday (Pentecost) with an octave, Double of the I Class.

May 21: Whit Monday, Double.

May 22: Whit Tuesday, Double.

May 23: EMBER WEDNESDAY/Whit Wednesday, Double.

May 24: Whit Thursday, Double.

May 25: EMBER FRIDAY/Whit Friday, Double.

May 26: EMBER SATURDAY/Whit Saturday, Double.

 

May 27: Holy Trinity Sunday, Double of the I Class.

May 28: St. Augustine (of Canterbury), Bishop and Confessor, Double.

May 29: St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Virgin, Simple.

May 30: St. Felix I Pope and Martyr, Double.

May 31: Corpus Christi, Double of the I Class; Commemoration of Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen, Double of the II Class; Commemoration of St. Petronilla Virgin.

 

 

Pray for us O Holy Mother of God,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!