01Apr Saints of the Month (April)

Saints in April

01 April

St Ceallach (Celsus), Bishop

Ceallach (Celsus) was born in 1080. He became abbot of Armagh in 1105 and was ordained priest. He was influenced by the reform then in progress in Munster. On the death …

01Mar Saints of the Month (March)

Saints in the Liturgical Year

01Feb Saints of the Month (February)

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 (January)

Saints in January

01 January

The Blessed Virgin 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 …

01Dec Saints of the Month (December)

Saints in December

03 December

St Francis Xavier, Priest, Missionary

Born in 1506 in Navarre (Spain); died on this day in 1552 off the coast of China. Francis Xavier met Ignatius of Loyola while both were studying in Paris and …

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 (November)

Saints in November

01 November

All Saints Day

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 …

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 (October)

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




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