Mary and the Month of May

The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary. The first 23 days fall within the liturgical season of Easter, which is represented by the liturgical color white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute or restored). The remainder of the month (beginning the Monday after Pentecost) is in Ordinary Time which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection.

The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of May 2021

The World of Finance
Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.

Feasts for May

The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of May are:

1. Joseph the Worker, Mem.
2. Fifth Sunday of Easter, Sunday
3. Philip and James, Feast
9. Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
10. Damien de Veuster, priest; John of Avila, Opt. Mem.
12. Nereus and Achilleus; Pancras, martyrs, Opt. Mem.
13. Ascension of the Lord; Our Lady of Fatima, Opt. Mem.
14. Matthias, Feast
15. Isidore the Farmer (USA), Opt. Mem.
16. Ascension or the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Solemnity
18. John I, Opt. Mem.
20. Bernardine of Siena, Opt. Mem.
21. Christopher Magallanes and companions; Eugene de Mazenod (Canada), Opt. Mem.
22. Rita of Cascia, Opt. Mem.
23. Pentecost Sunday; Whitsunday, Solemnity
25. St. Bede the Venerable; St. Gregory VII; St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin, Opt. Mem.
26. Philip Neri, Memorial
27. Augustine of Canterbury, Opt. Mem.
30. Trinity Sunday, Solemnity
31. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast

Focus of the Liturgy

The Gospel readings for all the Sundays in May are taken from St. John and St. Matthew and are from Year B, Cycle 1.

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