01Feb Saints of the Month (Feb.’19)

Saints in February

01 February

St Brigid, Abbess

Brigid is renowned for her hospitality, almsgiving and care of the sick. When she was a young girl her father wished to make a very suitable marriage for her but she insisted …

01Jan Saints of the Month (Jan. ’19)

Saints in January

01 January

Mary, Mother of God

At the Council of Ephesus (451), Mary, the mother of Jesus was proclaimed as Mother of God or Theotokos, acknowledging the very Godhead of her Son, Jesus Christ. Under this …

01Dec Saints of the Month (Dec. ’18)

Saints in December

03 December

St Francis Xavier

PRIEST. Born in 1506 in Navarre (Spain); died on this day in 1552 off the coast of China. Met Saint Ignatius of Loyola while studying in Paris, became one of the first …

01Nov November 2018 Readings

Mass Readings for the month of November 2018

Following the Liturgical Calendar for Ireland, 2018 (Veritas Ltd, Dublin)


01 November. All Saints. Solemnity
02 November. (Fri) All Souls’ Day.
03 November. Saturday of Week 30 (Ord. Time)

04 November. 31st

01Nov Saints of the Month (Nov. ’18)

Saints in November

01 November

All Saints

This feast began in the East to commemorate all martyrs and was progressively adopted in the West. Celebrated on this day in the eighth century and soon widely observed. Honoured today are all …

01Oct October 2018 Readings

Mass Readings for the month of October 2018

Following the Liturgical Calendar for Ireland, 2018 (Veritas Ltd, Dublin)


01 October. Monday of Week 26 (Ord. Time)
02 October. The Holy Guardian Angels
03 October. Wednesday of Week 26 (Ord. Time)

01Oct Saints of the Month (Oct. ’18)

Saints in October

01 October

St Therese of the Child Jesus

VIRGIN, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH. Born at Alençon (France) in 1873; died of tuberculosis at Lisieux on 30 September 1897. From a devout family, she entered a Carmelite monastery …

01Sep September 2018 Readings

Mass Readings for the month of September 2018

Following the Liturgical Calendar for Ireland, 2018 (Veritas Ltd, Dublin)


01 September. Saturday of Week 21 (Ord. Time)

02 September. Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time *

03 September. Monday of Week 22

01Sep Saints of the Month (Sept. ’18)

Saints in September

03 September

St Gregory the Great

POPE, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH. Born about 540; died in Rome in 604. While prefect of Rome, he founded monasteries there and in Sicily and himself became a monk. Called to …

01Aug Saints of the Month (Aug. ’18)

Saints in August

01 August

St Alphonsus Ligouri

BISHOP, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH. Born at Naples (Italy) in 1696; died at Nocera on this day in 1787. A lawyer before ordination. After founding the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer …




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