The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary.

May 13th we celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of May 2022

For faith-filled young people: We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

Feasts for May

01. Third Sunday of Easter, Sunday

02. Athanasius, Memorial

03. Feast of Philip and James, Apostles, Feast

08. Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday), Sunday

10. Damien de Veuster (USA); John of Avila, Opt. Mem.

12. Nereus and Achilleus; Pancras, martyrs, Opt. Mem.

13. Our Lady of Fatima, Opt. Mem.

14. Feast of Matthias, Apostle, Feast

15. Fifth Sunday of Easter, Sunday

18. John I, Opt. Mem.

20. Bernardine of Siena, Opt. Mem.

21. Christopher Magallanes and companions; Eugene de Mazenod (Canada), Opt. Mem.

22. Sixth Sunday of Easter, Sunday

25. St. Bede the Venerable; St. Gregory VII, pope; St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin, Opt. Mem.

26. Ascension Thursday (for some provinces); Philip Neri, Memorial

27. Augustine of Canterbury, Opt. Mem.

29. Ascension or the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Sunday

31. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast

Focus of the Liturgy

The Gospel readings for May are taken from St. John, except for the feast of the Ascension, which is taken from St. Luke. All are from Year C

May 1st – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Jesus revealed himself to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias.

May 8th – 4th Sunday of Easter

The Gospel is about Jesus as the Good Shepherd.

May 15th – 5th Sunday of Easter

Christ gives the commandment to love as He loves.

May 22nd – 6th Sunday of Easter

In this Gospel, Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit.

May 29th Ascension or 7th Sunday of Easter

As Jesus blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven.

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