Liturgical Calendar 

MAY 2020 

1 Friday, Easter 3, white or: St Joseph the Worker, white

2 Saturday, St Athanasius, bishop, doctor, white

 

3 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, white

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Psalter Week IV

4 Monday, Easter 4, white or: The English Martyrs, red

5 Tuesday, Easter 4, white

6 Wednesday, Easter 4, white

7 Thursday, Easter 4, white

8 Friday, Easter 4, white

9 Saturday, Easter 4, white

 

10 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, white

Psalter Week I

11 Monday, Easter 5, white

12 Tuesday, Easter 5, white or: St Nereus and St Achilleus, martyrs, red or: St Pancras, martyr, red

13 Wednesday, Easter 5, white or: Our Lady of Fatima, white

14 Thursday, St Matthias, apostle, red 1

5 Friday, Easter 5, white

16 Saturday, Easter 5, white

 

17 SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, white

Psalter Week II

18 Monday, Easter 6, white or: St John I, pope, martyr, red

19 Tuesday, Easter 6, white

20 Wednesday, Easter 6, white or: St Bernadine of Siena, priest, religious, white

21 Thursday, THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD, white

22 Friday, Easter 6, white or: St Rita of Cascia, religious, white

23 Saturday, Easter 6, white

24 SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER World Communications Day

Special Collection: Catholic Communications Service

Psalter Week III

25 Monday, Easter 7, white or: St Bede the Venerable, priest, doctor (in England), white or: St Gregory VII, pope, white or: St Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi, virgin, white

26 Tuesday, Esater 7, white or: St Philip Neri, priest, white

27 Wednesday, Easter 7, white or: St Augustine of Canterbury, bishop (in England), white

28 Thursday, Easter 7, white

29 Friday, Easter 7, white or: St Paul VI, pope, white

30 Saturday, Easter 7, white

31 PENTECOST SUNDAY, red, 

Psalter Week I

The Church:

The fifty days of the sacred season of Easter conclude with Pentecost Sunday, when the church recalls the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles, the beginnings of the Church, and the start of her mission to all tongues and peoples and nations. After Pentecost Sunday the Easter candle is kept with honour in the baptistery, so that from its flame the candles of the baptised may be lit during their baptism. At funerals the Easter candle should be placed near the bier, to signify that Christian death is a true Passover.

 

Besides the times of the year that have their own distinctive character, there remain in the yearly cycle thirty-three or thirty-four weeks in which no particular aspect of the mystery of Christ is celebrated, but rather the mystery of Christ itself is honoured in its fullness, especially on Sundays. This period is known as Ordinary Time. (Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the general Roman calendar, 43)

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