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 …

04Nov 04 November. 31st Sunday

1st Reading: Deuteronomy (6:1-6)

Israel’s fundamental act of faith: the Shema

This is the commandment that the Lord your God charged me to teach you to observe in the land that you are about to cross into and occupy, so …

03Nov 03 November. Saturday, Week 30

1st Reading: Philippians (1:18-26)

Taking everything in stride, so that he may preach the Gospel

What does it matter? Just this, that Christ is proclaimed in every way, whether out of false motives or true; and in that I rejoice.…

02Nov 02 November. All Souls’ Day.

(All the Faithful Departed)

1st Reading: Isaiah (25:6-9)

A vision of hope for the future, when God will restore his people to happiness

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, …

01Nov 01 November. All Saints. Solemnity

1st Reading: Revelation (7:2-4, 9-14)

Vast numbers were sealed with the sign of the Living God

I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud …

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

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