2020-2021

Liturgical Calendar

for the

Apostolic Vicariates of Northern and Southern Arabia




Sundays: Year B
Weekdays: Year I



Imprimatur:
+ PAUL HINDER, O.F.M. Cap.
Apostolic Administrator of Northern Arabia
and Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia

1st November 2020


Version 1.1. Last updated 21 Nov 2020. Click to see recent updates and corrections. 21 November: First version released.

Season of Advent
  1. The Season of Advent begins with First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of the First Sunday of Advent and ends before First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of Christmas. In the Vicariates, the season unofficially begins on the Friday before the First Sunday of Advent, when the Sunday observance is anticipated.

  2. Description of Season
    • Advent has a twofold character. It is a time of preparation for Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered. It is also a time when, remembering the Incarnation, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. For these two reasons, Advent is a period of devout and expectant delight (Universal Norms on the Calendar 39). This includes an element of penance in quieting and disciplining hearts for the full joy of Christmas, and preparing lives to be ready to meet the Lord when he comes again in glory

  3. Glory to God: is omitted in all Masses with violet or rose vestments. It is still used on Solemnities, Feasts and Ritual Masses where it is prescribed (e.g. Marriage).

  4. Violet vestments are worn for Masses of Advent weekdays and Sundays. On the Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday), rose vestments may be worn.

  5. Reduced festivities: decoration of the church with flowers, and the use of musical instruments should be reduced (cf. GIRM 305, 313; CB ). The exceptions are Feasts and Solemnities, and the Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday).

  6. The Sacrament of Reconciliation can be given greater prominence in this season, especially as preparation for the Lord's coming. Communal penance services may also be celebrated; samples for Advent may be found in Rite of Penance, Appendix II.

  7. Marriages are permitted during Advent. Nuptial Mass texts can be used on all days on which a Ritual Mass is allowed, otherwise Mass of the day is used. Couples should take into account the special nature of Advent as a season of preparation with regard to festivity (Order of Celebrating Matrimony 32).

  8. Marian dimension of the Advent season should be be taken into account in hymns and prayers used. The Angelus should be fostered, especially on weekdays. A more solemn celebration, involving a Gospel reading and other elements (DPP 195) may take place from time to time.



FRIDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2020


At Obligatory Masses:

1st Sunday of Advent

Readings

Blessing of the Advent Wreath

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 34th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Francis Anthony Fasani, Priest (memorial, Capuchin)

SATURDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2020


At Obligatory Masses:

1st Sunday of Advent

Readings

Blessing of the Advent Wreath

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday Memorial of the B.V. Mary, opt. mem.

or:
Saturday in the 34th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. James of the March, Priest (opt. mem., Capuchin)

SUNDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2020


1st Sunday of Advent

Readings

Permitted Masses

Blessing of the Advent Wreath



The proper Feast of All Saints of the Franciscan Family (Capuchin) is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 30 NOVEMBER 2020


St. Andrew the Apostle, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2020


Tuesday in the 1st week of Advent

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 2 DECEMBER 2020


Wednesday in the 1st week of Advent

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Mary Angela Astorch, Virgin (opt. mem., Capuchin)

UAE National Day

THURSDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2020


St. Francis Xavier, Patron of Missions, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Francis Xavier, Priest, Patron of the Missions (Feast, Comboni)


Salalah: Titular Solemnity
St. Francis Xavier, Titular of the church, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Notes on the Solemnity

FRIDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2020


At Obligatory Masses:

2nd Sunday of Advent

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 1st week of Advent

or:
St. John Damascene, Priest and Doctor of the Church, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2020


At Obligatory Masses:

2nd Sunday of Advent

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the 1st week of Advent

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Philip Rinaldi, priest (memorial, Salesian)

SUNDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2020


2nd Sunday of Advent

Readings

Permitted Masses



The optional memorial of St. Nicholas, Bishop, is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2020


St. Ambrose, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2020


Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses


Al Ain and Ma'ala: Titular Solemnity. B.V. Mary Immaculate, Titular of the church, Solemnity


All as given above for the Solemnity in Universal Calendar.


Notes on the Titular Solemnity

WEDNESDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2020


Wednesday in the 2nd week of Advent

or:
St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses

THURSDAY, 10 DECEMBER 2020


Thursday in the 2nd week of Advent

or:
Our Lady of Loreto, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Arsenius Migliavacca of Trigolo, Priest (opt. mem., Capuchin)

FRIDAY, 11 DECEMBER 2020


At Obligatory Masses:

3rd Sunday of Advent

Readings

Gaudete Sunday

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 2nd week of Advent

or:
St. Damasus I, Pope opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses


St. Maria Maravillas Pidal y Chico de Guzman, Virgin (opt. mem., Carmelite)

SATURDAY, 12 DECEMBER 2020


At Obligatory Masses:

3rd Sunday of Advent

Readings

Gaudete Sunday

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Our Lady of Guadalupe, opt. mem.

or:
Saturday in the 2nd week of Advent

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2020


3rd Sunday of Advent

Readings

Permitted Masses

Gaudete Sunday



The memorial of St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr, is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 14 DECEMBER 2020


St. John of the Cross, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses


Our Father St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church (Solemnity, Carmelite)


St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church (memorial, Incarnate Word)

TUESDAY, 15 DECEMBER 2020


Tuesday in the 3rd week of Advent

Readings

Permitted Masses

Misa 'De Aguinaldo' (Simbang Gabi)

WEDNESDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2020


Wednesday in the 3rd week of Advent

Readings

Permitted Masses

Novena of Christmas

Misa 'De Aguinaldo' (Simbang Gabi)

Bahrain National Day

THURSDAY, 17 DECEMBER 2020


17 December

Readings

Permitted Masses

Misa 'De Aguinaldo' (Simbang Gabi)



St. John of Matha, Priest and Founder, (Solemnity, Trinitarian)

FRIDAY, 18 DECEMBER 2020


At Obligatory Masses:

4th Sunday of Advent

Readings

Misa 'De Aguinaldo' (Simbang Gabi)

Qatar National Day


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
18 December

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 19 DECEMBER 2020


At Obligatory Masses:

4th Sunday of Advent

Readings

Misa 'De Aguinaldo' (Simbang Gabi)

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
19 December

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 20 DECEMBER 2020


4th Sunday of Advent

Readings

Permitted Masses

Misa 'De Aguinaldo' (Simbang Gabi)

MONDAY, 21 DECEMBER 2020


21 December

or:
St. Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor of the Church, commemoration

Readings

Permitted Masses

Misa 'De Aguinaldo' (Simbang Gabi)

TUESDAY, 22 DECEMBER 2020


22 December

Readings

Permitted Masses

Misa 'De Aguinaldo' (Simbang Gabi)

WEDNESDAY, 23 DECEMBER 2020


23 December

or:
St. John of Kanty, Priest, commemoration

Readings

Permitted Masses

Misa 'De Aguinaldo' (Simbang Gabi)

THURSDAY, 24 DECEMBER 2020


Daily (Morning) Masses:

24 December

Readings

Permitted Masses


After 4 p.m./Obligatory Mass:

Vigil of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Solemnity

Readings

Liturgical Note for Christmas Eve

Season of Christmas
  1. Christmas Time runs from First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of the Nativity of the Lord up to and including the Second Vespers (Evening Prayer II) of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

  2. Description of Season
    • The Christmas season is one of joy and celebration. After the annual celebration of the Paschal Mystery, the Church has no more ancient custom than celebrating the memorial of the Nativity of the Lord and of his first manifestations (Universal Norms on the Calendar 32)

  3. White vestments are worn throughout the Christmas Season, except for the observances of martyrs, when red vestments are used.

  4. Blessings: The Christmas Season offers the opportunity for many blessings, including homes (especially around Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord cf. Book of Blessings 1597-1621), a manger/nativity scene (BB 1541-1569), Christmas tree (BB 1570-1596), families, children and other persons or items, mentioned under the appropriate day in the calendar.

  5. Proper insertion is made in Eucharistic Prayer I throughout the Christmas Octave in all Masses at the In communion with.

  6. Marian dimension of the Christmas season should be be taken into account in hymns and prayers used. The Angelus should be fostered, especially on weekdays. A more solemn celebration, involving a Gospel reading and other elements (DPP 195) may take place from time to time.



FRIDAY, 25 DECEMBER 2020


Holy Day of Obligation

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Liturgical Note for Christmas

SATURDAY, 26 DECEMBER 2020


At Obligatory Masses:

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Feast

Readings


Liturgical Notes

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
St. Stephen, the First Martyr, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 27 DECEMBER 2020


The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses

Liturgical Notes


Crater (Aden) and Kuwait City: Titular Solemnity. Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Titular of the church, Solemnity


All as given above for the Feast in Universal Calendar.


Notes on the Titular Solemnity

MONDAY, 28 DECEMBER 2020


The Holy Innocents, Martyrs, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses

Liturgical Notes

TUESDAY, 29 DECEMBER 2020


Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity

or:
St. Thomas Becket, Bishop and Martyr, commemoration

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 30 DECEMBER 2020


Sixth Day within the Octave of the Nativity

Readings

Permitted Masses

THURSDAY, 31 DECEMBER 2020


Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity

or:
St. Sylvester I, Pope, commemoration

Readings

Permitted Masses

Liturgical Note

FRIDAY, 1 JANUARY 2021


Mary, Mother of God, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

World Day of Peace

Liturgical Note

SATURDAY, 2 JANUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

Vigil of the Epiphany of the Lord, Solemnity

Readings

Liturgical Note on Epiphany

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Ss Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 3 JANUARY 2021


Epiphany of the Lord, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Liturgical Note on Epiphany



The optional memorial of the Holy Name of Jesus (obligatory memorial for Capuchin) is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 4 JANUARY 2021


Monday after the Epiphany

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Kuriakos Elias Chavara, Priest (opt. mem., Carmelite)

TUESDAY, 5 JANUARY 2021


Tuesday after the Epiphany

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Didacus Joseph (Diego Jose) of Cadiz, Priest (opt. mem, Capuchin)

WEDNESDAY, 6 JANUARY 2021


Wednesday after the Epiphany

Readings

Permitted Masses

THURSDAY, 7 JANUARY 2021


Thursday after the Epiphany

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. John of Ribera, Bishop (opt. mem., Trinitarian)

FRIDAY, 8 JANUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

Baptism of the Lord, Feast

Readings


Liturgical Note

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday after the Epiphany

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Titus Zeman, Priest and Martyr (memorial, Salesian)


St. Peter Thomas, Bishop (opt. mem., Carmelite)

SATURDAY, 9 JANUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

Baptism of the Lord, Feast

Readings


Liturgical Note

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday after the Epiphany

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Andrew Corsini, Bishop (opt. mem., Carmelite)

SUNDAY, 10 JANUARY 2021


Baptism of the Lord, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses

Liturgical Note

Ordinary Time I
  1. The first part of the season of Ordinary Time begins on the Monday after the Baptism of the Lord and ends on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

  2. Description: In Ordinary Time "no particular aspect of the mystery of Christ is celebrated, but rather the mystery of Christ itself is honoured in its fullness, especially on Sundays." (UNLYC 43)

  3. Green vestments are worn for Masses of Sundays and weekdays in Ordinary Time.

  4. Readings: that are omitted due to a Friday or feast-day may be joined with readings on preceding or following day, if they are part of a continuous cycle (cf. Introduction to the Lectionary 82).

  5. Weekdays: Weekdays offer the opportunity for celebration of Votive Masses in honour of the saints, Masses of the Dead and Masses for Various Needs (either a complete formulary or the Collect alone). For more information, see "Liturgical Information".

  6. Saturdays in Ordinary Time without a specific saint are specially devoted to the B.V. Mary, venerated as Patroness of the Gulf. "This ancient and humble memorial of Mary recurring each week is reminder of the unfailing presence of the Blessed Virgin in the life of the Church and a fitting preparation for the Lord's Day" (cf. Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin 36).

  7. Eucharistic Prayer IV is especially commended on the Sundays of Ordinary Time.



MONDAY, 11 JANUARY 2021


Monday in the 1st week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 12 JANUARY 2021


Tuesday in the 1st week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Bernard of Corleone, Religious (memorial, Capuchin)

WEDNESDAY, 13 JANUARY 2021


Wednesday in the 1st week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Hilary, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses

THURSDAY, 14 JANUARY 2021


Thursday in the 1st week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

FRIDAY, 15 JANUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings


In the parishes of AVONA, the External Solemnity of Our Lady of Arabia may be observed today in solemn celebrations of Mass or the Liturgy of the Hours with the people (GIRM 374, GILH 245).

Our Lady of Arabia, External Solemnity

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 1st week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Louis Variara, Priest (memorial, Salesian)

SATURDAY, 16 JANUARY 2021


Our Lady of Arabia, Principal Patroness of the Gulf, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses



The proper memorial of Ss. Berard, Priest, and Companions, Franciscan Protomartyrs (Capuchin) is omitted this year.


Ahmadi: Titular Solemnity.
Parish of Our Lady of Arabia (AVONA): Patronal External Solemnity (by permission of the Bishop).

Our Lady of Arabia, Titular of the church, Solemnity


All as given above for the Solemnity in Local Calendar.


Notes on the Titular Solemnity

SUNDAY, 17 JANUARY 2021


2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Permitted Masses


AVONA: the External Solemnity of Our Lady of Arabia may be observed today in solemn celebrations of Mass or the Liturgy of the Hours with the people (GIRM 374, GILH 245).

Our Lady of Arabia, External Solemnity

Readings



The memorial of St. Anthony, Abbot, is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 18 JANUARY 2021


Monday in the 2nd week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

TUESDAY, 19 JANUARY 2021


Tuesday in the 2nd week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

WEDNESDAY, 20 JANUARY 2021


Wednesday in the 2nd week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, opt. mem.

or:
St. Sebastian, Martyr, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

THURSDAY, 21 JANUARY 2021


St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Sunday of the Word of God

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 2nd week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Vincent, Deacon and Martyr, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Laura Vicuna, youth (opt. mem., Salesian)


St. Vincent Pallotti, Priest (opt. mem., Trinitarian)

SATURDAY, 23 JANUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Sunday of the Word of God

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday Memorial of the B.V. Mary, opt. mem.

or:
Saturday in the 2nd week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 24 JANUARY 2021


3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

Sunday of the Word of God

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity



The memorial of St. Francis de Sales, Priest and Doctor of the Church (Feast in Salesian) is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 25 JANUARY 2021


Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity



Conversion of St. Paul, Principal Patron (Solemnity, Chartres)

TUESDAY, 26 JANUARY 2021


Ss. Timothy and Titus, Bishops, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 27 JANUARY 2021


Wednesday in the 3rd week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Angela Merici, Virgin, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Henry de Osso y Cervello, Priest (opt. mem., Carmelite)

THURSDAY, 28 JANUARY 2021


St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr, Principal Patroness (Feast, Trinitarian)

FRIDAY, 29 JANUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

World Day of Consecrated Life


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 3rd week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 30 JANUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Paul

World Day of Consecrated Life


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Paul Hinder, Apostolic Administrator of AVONA and Apostolic Vicar of AVOSA

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Bronislaus Markiewicz, Priest (memorial, Salesian)


St. Hyacinth Mariscotti, Virgin (memorial, Capuchin)

SUNDAY, 31 JANUARY 2021


4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

World Day of Consecrated Life



The memorial of St. John Bosco, Priest, is omitted this year.



St. John Bosco, Priest and Founder (Solemnity, Salesian)

MONDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2021


Monday in the 4th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



Commemoration of all deceased Salesian confreres (memorial, Salesian)

TUESDAY, 2 FEBRUARY 2021


Presentation of the Lord, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses

Procession/Entrance and Blessing of Candles

Liturgical Notes

World Day of Consecrated Life



WEDNESDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2021


Wednesday in the 4th week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Ansgar, Bishop, opt. mem.

or:
St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses

Blessing of throats

THURSDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2021


Thursday in the 4th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Elizabeth Canori Mora (memorial, Trinitarian)


St. Joseph of Leonessa (memorial, Capuchin)


Bl. Marie Eugene of the Child Jesus Grialou, Priest (opt. mem., Carmelite)

FRIDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
St. Agatha,Virgin and Martyr, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Ss. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses



Ss. Peter Baptist, Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs (memorial, Capuchin)

SUNDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2021


5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



The proper memorial of Bl. Pius IX, Pope (Salesian) and the proper memorial of St. Colette of Corbie, Virgin (Capuchin)are omitted this year.

MONDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2021


Monday in the 5th week of Ordinary Time

or:
St. Jerome Emiliani, opt. mem.

or:
St. Josephine Bakhita, Virgin, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses

World Day of Awareness against Human Trafficking



St. Josephine Bakhita, Virgin (memorial, Comboni)

TUESDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2021


Tuesday in the 5th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Eusebia Palomino Yenes, virgin (opt. mem., Salesian)


Bl. Leopold of Alpandeire, Religious (opt. mem., Capuchin)

WEDNESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 2021


St. Scholastica, Virgin, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses

THURSDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2021


Our Lady of Lourdes, opt. mem.

or:
Thursday in the 5th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

World Day of the Sick

FRIDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Singing of Alleluia

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 5th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

Plenary Indulgence

SATURDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Singing of Alleluia


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday Memorial of the B.V. Mary, opt. mem.

or:
Saturday in the 5th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2021


6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

Singing of Alleluia



The memorial of Ss. Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop, and the proper Feast of St. John Baptist of the Conception, Priest (Trinitarian) are omitted this year.

MONDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2021


Monday in the 6th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 16 FEBRUARY 2021


Tuesday in the 6th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

Season of Lent
  1. Christmas Time runs from First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of the Nativity of the Lord up to and including the Second Vespers (Evening Prayer II) of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

  2. Description of Season
    • Lent prepares catechumens and faithful to celebrate the Paschal Mystery. Catechumens are prepared for the celebration of the sacraments of Christian initiation. The faithful, ever more attentive to the Word of God and prayer, prepare themselves by penance for the renewal of their baptismal promises. It is a time of purification and enlightenment, when the faithful adopt the virtue and practice of penance that form a necessary part of the preparation for Easter. From the inner conversion of heart come practices of penance that witness to the evangelical spirit of penance and help others (Universal Norms on the Calendar 32)

  3. Preaching

    1. During Mass: preaching is recommended especially on Lenten weekdays, and is obligatory on Lenten Sundays (cf. GIRM 66, Paschale Solemnitatis 12-13)
    2. Lenten Missions or Recollections: the traditional custom of Lenten missions or Days of Recollection to promote examination of life, conversion of heart and Christian living is encouraged.
    3. Catechesis:Catechesis in homilies should explain the Paschal Mystery and the sacraments, particularly the passages of the Gospel which illustrate the diverse aspects of Baptism and of the other sacraments, and of the mercy of God. It is important to impress on the minds of the faithful both the social consequences of sin and that aspect of the virtue of penance, which involves the detestation of sin as an offense against God (cf. Paschale Solemnitatis 14, CB 251)


  4. Sacraments

    1. Marriages in the Latin Church can be celebrated during Lent, except on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. The special Nuptial Mass is permitted except on Sundays and Solemnities. However, couples should be advised to moderate festive elements given the somber nature of the season (OCM 32).

    2. Sacrament of Reconciliation is encouraged during Lent. Communal penance services may also be celebrated; samples for Lent may be found in Rite of Penance, Appendix II. Initiatives such as "24 hours for the Lord" around the 4th Sunday of Lent, promoting greater availability for confession, is encouraged by Pope Francis (Misercodia et Misera 11)


  5. Devotions and Pious Practices

    1. Way of the Cross: either the traditional 14 Stations, or stations that have been used publicly by the Pope.

    2. Way of the Sorrowful Mother (Via Matris): retracing Mary's sorrows.

    3. .
    4. Litany of Saints: an ancient tradition of the Roman Church during Lent. The Litany can replace the entrance rite of the Mass on Sundays of Lent (as explained in the missal before Ash Wednesday), and can be prayed devotionally (e.g. after the public rosary, instead of the Litany of the B.V. Mary).

    5. Passion of Christ: other devotions harmonizing with the themes of the Lenten Season for renewal of baptism, conversion, repentance, mercy, and the Passion of Christ. See Directory of Popular Piety 127ff. for suggestions.

    6. Lenten practices: fasting (only on weekdays), abstinence, prayer and charity are recommended to the faithful throughout Lent.

    7. Word of God: reading of Scripture, especially the daily readings at Mass, personally or with others (e.g. family) is to be encouraged. Initiatives should also be taken to promote greater familiarity and meditation on the Word of God.

    8. Mass and Holy Communion: the pious practice of attending Mass more frequently during Lent is encouraged, along with the reception of Holy Communion after due preparation. In the Apostolic Vicariates, the obligation to receive Holy Communion once a year can be fulfilled from the First Sunday of Lent until Trinity Sunday (Sunday after Pentecost).


  6. Indulgences

    1. Partial Indulgences: practices of prayer, self-denial, almsgiving and charity receive partial indulgences under the general grants.

    2. Prayer before a Crucifix: On every Friday in Lent, the faithful who say the prayer Behold, O good and loving Jesus after Holy Communion before an image of Christ crucified, receive a plenary indulgence. (Manual 8.1.2).

    3. Prayer before a Crucifix: On every Friday in Lent, the faithful who say the prayer Behold, O good and loving Jesus after Holy Communion before an image of Christ crucified, receive a plenary indulgence. (Manual 8.1.2).

    4. Way of the Cross: A plenary indulgence is granted to all those who participate in the Stations (Way) of the Cross held in the church. If they legitimately cannot, the same indulgence is gained by spending at least 15 minutes reading or meditating on the Passion and Death of Christ (Manual 16.1).

    5. Parish Mission: Those who hear some of the sermons of a arish mission and are present for its solemn conclusion receive a plenary indulgence (Manual 16.1).


  7. Decoration of altar: the altar is not decorated with flowers except on Solemnities and the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare).

  8. Music: Musical instruments are played only as necessary to support singing.

  9. Glory to God is omitted in all Masses celebrated in violet vestments; it can be used on Solemnities, Feasts and prescribed Ritual Masses (e.g. Nuptial Mass).

  10. Alleluia is omitted in all celebrations, in liturgical and paraliturgical texts, even on Solemnities, until the Easter Vigil. It may be replaced by one of the 4 acclamations printed in the lectionary "or another similar phrase".

  11. Prefaces: Prefaces III and IV are recommended for weekdays, especially days of fasting/abstinence. Prefaces I and II are used on Sundays when there is no special prefaces.

  12. Eucharistic Prayers for Reconciliation may be used whenever Lent Prefaces I-IV are used.

  13. Prayer over the People for each day of Lent (optional on weekdays, obligatory on Sundays) is said as follows:
    [Priest:] The Lord be with you. [Response:] And with your spirit.
    [Priest:] Bow down for the blessing.
    With hands extended over the people, the priest says the Prayer over the People.
    [Priest:] And may the blessing of almighty God the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit, come down on you and remain with you for ever."


Celebration of Lenten Scrutinies
During Lent, the initiation rites are carried out for those who will be baptized at the Easter Vigil on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays, as indicated under those Sundays. If, for pastoral reasons, these rites are celebrated on another day, the Mass and readings given below are still used.


Celebration of the Election of Catechumens


Celebration of the 1st Scrutiny


Celebration of the 2nd Scrutiny


Celebration of the 3rd Scrutiny

WEDNESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY 2021


Ash Wednesday

Readings

Permitted Masses

Blessing and distribution of ashes



The optional memorial of the Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order is omitted this year.

THURSDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2021


Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Readings

Permitted Masses

FRIDAY, 19 FEBRUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

1st Sunday of Lent

Readings

Litany of Saints

Celebration of the Election of Catechumens

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday after Ash Wednesday

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 20 FEBRUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

1st Sunday of Lent

Readings

Litany of Saints

Celebration of the Election of Catechumens

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 21 FEBRUARY 2021


1st Sunday of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

Litany of Saints

Celebration of the Election of Catechumens



The optional memorial of St. Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2021


Chair of St. Peter the Apostle Feast

Readings

TUESDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2021


Tuesday in the 1st week of Lent

or:
St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr, commemoration

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2021


Day of Abstinence

Wednesday in the 1st week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses



Ss. Louis Versiglia, Bishop, and Callistus Caravario, Priest, Salesian Protomartyrs (Feast, AVOSA Salesian)


Bl. Josepha Naval Girbes, Virgin (commemoration, Carmelite)

THURSDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2021


AVONA: Lenten weekday
Thursday in the 1st week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses



Ss. Louis Versiglia, Bishop, and Callistus Caravario, Priest, Salesian Protomartyrs (Feast, AVONA Salesian)

Kuwait National Day

AVOSA: Dedication of the Cathedral
Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses

FRIDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

2nd Sunday of Lent

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 1st week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

2nd Sunday of Lent

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the 1st week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2021


2nd Sunday of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

MONDAY, 1 MARCH 2021


Monday in the 2nd week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 2 MARCH 2021


Tuesday in the 2nd week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Agnes of Bohemia, Virgin (commemoration, Capuchin)

WEDNESDAY, 3 MARCH 2021


Day of Abstinence

Wednesday in the 2nd week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses


Manama: Solemnity of Dedication of the Church
Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Note on this Solemnity


THURSDAY, 4 MARCH 2021


Thursday in the 2nd week of Lent

or:
St. Casimir, commemoration

Readings

Permitted Masses

2016 Aden massacre


FRIDAY, 5 MARCH 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

3rd Sunday of Lent

Readings

Celebration of the 1st Scrutiny

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 2nd week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 6 MARCH 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

3rd Sunday of Lent

Readings

Celebration of the 1st Scrutiny

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the 2nd week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 7 MARCH 2021


3rd Sunday of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

Celebration of the 1st Scrutiny



The memorial of Ss. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs and the proper optional memorial of Bl. Maria Antonia de La Paz y Figeuro (Incarnate Word) is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 8 MARCH 2021


Monday in the 3rd week of Lent

or:
St. John of God, Religious, commemoration

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 9 MARCH 2021


Tuesday in the 3rd week of Lent

or:
St. Frances of Rome, Religious, commemoration

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 10 MARCH 2021


Day of Abstinence

Wednesday in the 3rd week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

THURSDAY, 11 MARCH 2021


Thursday in the 3rd week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

FRIDAY, 12 MARCH 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

4th Sunday of Lent

Readings

Laetare Sunday

Extended Confessions

Religious Profession of Pope Francis

Celebration of the 2nd Scrutiny

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 3rd week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Louis Orione, Priest (commemoration, Incarnate Word)

SATURDAY, 13 MARCH 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

4th Sunday of Lent

Readings

Laetare Sunday

Extended Confessions

Papal Election of Pope Francis

Celebration of the 2nd Scrutiny

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the 3rd week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 14 MARCH 2021


4th Sunday of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

Laetare Sunday

Extended Confessions

Celebration of the 2nd Scrutiny

MONDAY, 15 MARCH 2021


Monday in the 4th week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses


Doha: Solemnity of Dedication of the Church
Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Note on this Solemnity


TUESDAY, 16 MARCH 2021


AVONA: Dedication of Cathedral
Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses


In Holy Family parish, this feast is observed as a Solemnity.
Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, Feast
  • MASS:

    Mass of Solemnity. All from the Common of the Dedication of a Church II: In the Dedicated Church; Gloria; Creed; proper Preface; optional Solemn Blessing of the Dedication (n. 19)/in situ.

  • HOURS:

    Hours as on Solemnities.

    At Office of Readings, Morning and Evening Prayer, all (including psalms) from the Proper of Saints, else from Common. Te Deum is said. Complementary Psalms at Daytime Prayer, rest (including antiphon) from Common. Night Prayer II of Sunday.

Readings
  • N.B. The readings are taken from the Common of the Dedication of a Church, Section III: "Anniversary of Dedication"( found in Lectionary Vol. II). Other readings from the same Common may be chosen instead.

  • R1: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 (n.3)
  • RP: Psalm 83(84):3-5, 10-11
  • R1: Ephesians 2:19-22 (n.2)
  • Go: John 4:19-24 (n. 4)

  • N.B. Alleluia is replaced by another acclamation. At any Mass in Lent, "one or other of the following phrases may be used, or another similar phrase" (Lectionary 339).

  • — Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
  • — Praise and honour to you, Lord Jesus!
  • — Glory and praise to you, O Christ!
  • — Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word of God!

Permitted Masses
  • Other Saints of the day (from the Martyrology): No

  • Ritual (e.g. Confirmation, Marriage): No

  • Dead: only Funeral

  • Various Needs (e.g. Anniversaries): No

  • Votive: No

Notes on the Solemnity
  • Indulgence: A plenary indulgence under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the Papal intention) is granted to those who visit the cathedral of the Holy Family in Kuwait, and there pray an Our Father and the Creed (Manual of Indulgences 33.6).



AVOSA:Lenten weekday
Tuesday in the 4th week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, Priest (commemoration, Incarnate Word)

WEDNESDAY, 17 MARCH 2021


Day of Abstinence

Wednesday in the 4th week of Lent

or:
St. Patrick, Bishop, commemoration

Readings

Permitted Masses

THURSDAY, 18 MARCH 2021


Thursday in the 4th week of Lent

or:
St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, commemoration

Readings

Permitted Masses

Veiling of images and crucifixes




To avoid the conflict with the weekend Mass of the 5th Sunday of Lent, the Bishop permits the External Solemnity of St. Joseph to be observed today in solemn celebrations of Mass or the Liturgy of the Hours with the people (GIRM 374, GILH 245).

St. Joseph, Spouse of the B.V. Mary, External Solemnity

Readings


In Abu Dhabi and in parish of St. Joseph (AVONA), the External Solemnity of the Titular may be observed today. St. Joseph, Titular of the cathedral, External Solemnity


All as given above. Hours follow the usual Office for the day (i.e. Office of St. Cyril, First Vespers of St. Joseph) but in celebrations with the people, the texts of St. Joseph (Lauds, Second Vespers) may be used (cf. GILH 245).


Indulgence

FRIDAY, 19 MARCH 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

5th Sunday of Lent

Readings

Veiling of images and crucifixes

Celebration of the 3rd Scrutiny

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
St. Joseph, Spouse of the B.V. Mary, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Joseph, Titular (Solemnity, Chamberry)


St. Joseph, Patron (Solemnity, Incarnate Word)

SATURDAY, 20 MARCH 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

5th Sunday of Lent

Readings

Veiling of images and crucifixes

Celebration of the 3rd Scrutiny

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the 4th week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 21 MARCH 2021


5th Sunday of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

Installation of Bishop Paul Hinder (AVOSA)

Celebration of the 3rd Scrutiny

MONDAY, 22 MARCH 2021


Monday in the 5th week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 23 MARCH 2021


Tuesday in the 5th week of Lent

or:
St. Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop, commemoration

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 24 MARCH 2021


Day of Abstinence

Wednesday in the 5th week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Didacus Joseph of Cadiz, Priest (commemoration, Trinitarian)

THURSDAY, 25 MARCH 2021


Annunciation of the Lord, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

FRIDAY, 26 MARCH 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Readings

Reading of the Passion Gospel

Blessing of Palms

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 5th week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 27 MARCH 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Readings

Reading of the Passion Gospel

Blessing of Palms

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the 5th week of Lent

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 28 MARCH 2021


Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Readings

Permitted Masses

Reading of the Passion Gospel

Blessing of Palms


MONDAY, 29 MARCH 2021


Monday in Holy Week

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 30 MARCH 2021


Tuesday in Holy Week

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 31 MARCH 2021


Day of Abstinence

Wednesday in Holy Week

Readings

Permitted Masses

THURSDAY, 1 APRIL 2021


In the morning:
Chrism Mass

No Masses are permitted in the morning. In the evening:

Holy Thursday

Readings

Permitted Masses


Note on Evening Mass


The Procession and Reservation of the Blessed Sacrament

FRIDAY, 2 APRIL 2021


Day of Fast and Abstinence

Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord

Readings


Liturgical Notes



The memorial of St. Francis of Paola, hermit is omitted this year.

SATURDAY, 3 APRIL 2021


Day of Optional Fast and Abstinence

No Masses permitted in the morning:
HOLY SATURDAY

Liturgical Notes


In the evening:

Vigil of the Holy Night of Easter

Readings


Liturgical Notes



Season of Easter
  1. All the 50 days of the Easter Season, beginning with Easter Sunday and concluding with Pentecost Sunday are celebrated as one feast day, the “great Sunday”. (Universal Norms on the Calendar 22).

  2. Paschal Candle is kept by the ambo or the altar until Pentecost Day. At all solemn liturgical celebrations during the season (e.g. Masses during the Easter Octave, Sundays, Solemnities and even Feasts), it should be lit.

  3. Regina Caeli: The hymn Queen of heaven, rejoice replaces the Angelus daily. On special occasions, the solemn form with a Gospel reading (DPP 196, GMY 61) may be used.

  4. Recessional hymn: Masses may appropriately be concluded with the Regina Caeli/Queen of heaven, rejoice or another hymn "celebrating the resurrection of Christ and the glory of the Mother of the Risen Lord." (GMY 21)

  5. Alleluia Psalm: On weekdays, the Responsorial Psalm followed by the Alleluia may be replaced by the Alleluia Psalm (IGMR 62), where Alleluia forms the refrain between the psalm verses.

  6. Alleluia: is added to the Entrance and Communion antiphons in Ritual and Votive Masses, as appropriate. It is also added at the end of antiphons, versicles, and responses (e.g. at Eucharistic Benediction).

  7. Blessing and sprinkling of water is encouraged in place of the Penitential Act at Mass on Sundays and festive occasions in the Easter Season. In such a case, the Lord have mercy is omitted, and Mass continues after the sprinkling with the Glory to God

  8. First Communions is encouraged on one of the Sundays of Easter, to highlight the paschal and baptismal nature of the Sacrament (Paschale Solemnitatis 103).

  9. Infant baptisms is encouraged during the Easter Season.

  10. Blessing of Homes is appropriately done by priests and deacons after the Solemnity of Easter (BB 1601-1621). It is appropriate that the blessed baptismal water of Easter be used.The Easter period is also encouraged as a time for pastoral vistation of families.

  11. Mystagogic Catechesis may take place for the newly baptized. When possible, at least at a designated Mass, the newly baptized adults may be seated in a special place throughout the Easter Season (PS 103), along with their godparents. At least on Sundays of the Easter Season, the General Intercessions should include a petition for all the newly baptized, as local circumstances allow.



SUNDAY, 4 APRIL 2021


Easter Sunday of the Resurrection, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Notes



The optional memorial of St. Isidore, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 5 APRIL 2021


Monday in the Octave of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



The optional memorial of St. Vincent Ferrer, Priest, is omitted this year.

TUESDAY, 6 APRIL 2021


Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 7 APRIL 2021


Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



The memorial of St. John Baptist de la Salle, Priest, is omitted this year.

THURSDAY, 8 APRIL 2021


Thursday in the Octave of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

FRIDAY, 9 APRIL 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

2nd Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy)

Readings

Celebration of Divine Mercy


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the Octave of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 10 APRIL 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

2nd Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy)

Readings


Celebration of Divine Mercy


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the Octave of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 11 APRIL 2021


2nd Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy)

Readings

Permitted Masses

Celebration of Divine Mercy



The optional memorial of St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr, is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 12 APRIL 2021


AVONA: Death Anniversary of Bishop Ballin
First Death Anniversary of Camillo Ballin, Apostolic Vicar Emeritus

Readings

Permitted Masses


AVOSA: Easter weekday
Monday in the 2nd week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 13 APRIL 2021


Tuesday in the 2nd week of Easter

or:
St. Martin I, Pope and Martyr, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses


Ahmadi: Solemnity of Dedication of the Church (transferred from 1-Apr)
Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Note on this Solemnity


WEDNESDAY, 14 APRIL 2021


Wednesday in the 2nd week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

THURSDAY, 15 APRIL 2021


Thursday in the 2nd week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

FRIDAY, 16 APRIL 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

3rd Sunday of Easter

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 2nd week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Benedict Joseph Labre (opt. mem., Trinitarian)

SATURDAY, 17 APRIL 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

3rd Sunday of Easter

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the 2nd week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Baptist Spagnoli, Priest (opt. mem., Carmelite)

SUNDAY, 18 APRIL 2021


3rd Sunday of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



The proper optional memorial of Bl. Mary of the Incarnation Barbe Acarie, Religious (Carmelite) is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 19 APRIL 2021


Monday in the 3rd week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 20 APRIL 2021


Tuesday in the 3rd week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 21 APRIL 2021


Wednesday in the 3rd week of Easter

or:
St. Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Conrad of Parzham, Religious (memorial, Capuchin)

THURSDAY, 22 APRIL 2021


Thursday in the 3rd week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

FRIDAY, 23 APRIL 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

4th Sunday of Easter

Readings

Vocation Sunday


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 3rd week of Easter

or:
St. George, Martyr, opt. mem.

or:
St. Adalbert, Bishop and Martyr, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Teresa Maria of the Cross Manetti, Virgin (opt. mem., Carmelite)

SATURDAY, 24 APRIL 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

4th Sunday of Easter

Readings

Vocation Sunday


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the 3rd week of Easter

or:
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest, Protomartyr of the Propagation of the Faith (Feast, Capuchin)

SUNDAY, 25 APRIL 2021


4th Sunday of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

Vocation Sunday



The Feast of St. Mark, Evangelist, is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 26 APRIL 2021


Monday in the 4th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 27 APRIL 2021


Tuesday in the 4th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 28 APRIL 2021


Wednesday in the 4th week of Easter

or:
St. Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr opt. mem.

or:
St. Louis Grignion de Montfort, Priest, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Louis Marie de Montfort, Priest (memorial, Incarnate Word)

THURSDAY, 29 APRIL 2021


St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Catherine of Sienna, Patroness of the Secular Institute (Solemnity, Caritas Christi)

FRIDAY, 30 APRIL 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

5th Sunday of Easter

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 4th week of Easter

or:
St. Pius V, Pope, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Benedict of Urbino, Priest (opt. mem., Capuchin)

May: Blessed Virgin Mary

See suggestions under "Forms of Marian Devotion" in the Information section.


SATURDAY, 1 MAY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

5th Sunday of Easter

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the 4th week of Easter

or:
St. Joseph the Worker, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 2 MAY 2021


5th Sunday of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



The memorial of St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 3 MAY 2021


Ss. Philip and James, Apostles, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 4 MAY 2021


Tuesday in the 5th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Thomas of Olera, Religious (opt. mem., Capuchin)


Bb. Angel Maria Prat Hostench, Lucas Tristany Pujol, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs (opt. mem., Carmelite)

WEDNESDAY, 5 MAY 2021


Wednesday in the 5th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

THURSDAY, 6 MAY 2021


Thursday in the 5th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Dominic Savio, youth (Feast, Salesian)

FRIDAY, 7 MAY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

6th Sunday of Easter

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 5th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



Transfer of the Relics of St. John of Matha (opt. mem., Trinitarian)

SATURDAY, 8 MAY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

6th Sunday of Easter

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the 5th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Jeremiah of Walachia, Religious (opt. mem., Capuchin)


Our Lady of Lujan, Principal Patron of the IVE (Solemnity, Incarnate Word)

SUNDAY, 9 MAY 2021


6th Sunday of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

MONDAY, 10 MAY 2021


Monday in the 6th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021


Tuesday in the 6th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Dominic Iturrate of the Blessed Sacrament, Priest (opt. mem., Trinitarian)



St. Ignatius of Laconi, Religious (memorial, Capuchin)

WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY 2021


Wednesday in the 6th week of Easter

or:
Ss. Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs, opt. mem.

or:
St. Pancras, Martyr, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Leopold Mandic of Herzegovina, Priest (memorial, Capuchin)

THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021


Our Lady of Fatima, opt. mem.

or:
Thursday in the 6th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello, Virgin (Feast, Salesian)


Parish of Our Lady of Fatima (AVONA): Patronal External Solemnity (by permission of the Bishop).
Our Lady of Fatima, Patron of the parish, External Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses


FRIDAY, 14 MAY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

Vigil of the Ascension of the Lord, Solemnity

Readings

World Day of (Social) Communications

Novena of Pentecost


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
St. Matthias, Apostle, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 15 MAY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

Vigil of the Ascension of the Lord, Solemnity

Readings

World Day of (Social) Communications

Novena of Pentecost


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the 6th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



Our Lady of Fatima (memorial, Salesian)

SUNDAY, 16 MAY 2021


Ascension of the Lord, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

World Day of (Social) Communications

Novena of Pentecost



The proper optional memorials of St. Louis Orione, Priest (Salesian) and of St. Simon Stock (Carmelite)are omitted this year.

MONDAY, 17 MAY 2021


Monday in the 7th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Paschal Baylon, Religious (memorial, Capuchin)

TUESDAY, 18 MAY 2021


Tuesday in the 7th week of Easter

or:
St. John I, Pope and Martyr, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Leonard Murialdo, Priest (opt. mem., Salesian)


St. Felix of Cantalice, Religious (Feast, Capuchin)

WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021


Wednesday in the 7th week of Easter

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Crispin of Viterbo, Religious (memorial, Capuchin)

THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021


Thursday in the 7th week of Easter

or:
St. Bernardine of Siena, Priest, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Bernardine of Sienna, Priest (memorial, Capuchin)

FRIDAY, 21 MAY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

Vigil of Pentecost, Solemnity

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 7th week of Easter

or:
St. Christopher Magallanes, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 22 MAY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

Vigil of Pentecost, Solemnity

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday in the 7th week of Easter

or:
St. Rita of Cascia, Religious, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Joachina de Vedruna, Religious (opt. mem., Carmelite)

SUNDAY, 23 MAY 2021


Pentecost, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses


Plenary Indulgence

Extinguishing the Paschal Candle


Ghala: Titular Solemnity.
The Holy Spirit, Titular of the church, Solemnity


All as given above for the Solemnity of Pentecost in Universal Calendar.


Notes on the Titular Solemnity

Ordinary Time II
  1. The second part of the season of Ordinary Time begins on the Monday after Pentecost and ends with Daytime Prayer on the Saturday after Christ the King.

  2. Description: In Ordinary Time "no particular aspect of the mystery of Christ is celebrated, but rather the mystery of Christ itself is honoured in its fullness, especially on Sundays." (UNLYC 43)

  3. Green vestments are worn for Masses of Sundays and weekdays in Ordinary Time.

  4. Readings: that are omitted due to a Friday or feast-day may be joined with readings on preceding or following day, if they are part of a continuous cycle (cf. Introduction to the Lectionary 82).

  5. Weekdays: Weekdays offer the opportunity for celebration of Votive Masses in honour of the saints, Masses of the Dead and Masses for Various Needs (either a complete formulary or the Collect alone). For more information, see "Liturgical Information".

  6. Saturdays in Ordinary Time without a specific saint are specially devoted to the B.V. Mary, venerated as Patroness of the Gulf. "This ancient and humble memorial of Mary recurring each week is reminder of the unfailing presence of the Blessed Virgin in the life of the Church and a fitting preparation for the Lord's Day" (cf. Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin 36).

  7. Eucharistic Prayer IV is especially commended on the Sundays of Ordinary Time.



MONDAY, 24 MAY 2021


B.V.Mary, Mother of the Church, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses



B.V. Mary, Help of Christians, Principal Patroness (Solemnity, Salesian)



Dedication of the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi (Feast, Capuchin)



Sana'a: Patronal External Solemnity (by permission of the Bishop).
B.V. Mary, Help of Christians, Patron of the parish, External Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Notes on the Solemnity

TUESDAY, 25 MAY 2021


Tuesday in the 8th week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church, opt. mem.

or:
St. Gregory VII, Pope, opt. mem.

or:
St. Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Virgin, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Virgin (memorial, Carmelite)

WEDNESDAY, 26 MAY 2021


St. Philip Neri, Priest, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses

THURSDAY, 27 MAY 2021


Thursday in the 8th week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Joseph (Jose) Tous y Soler, Priest (opt. mem., Capuchin)

FRIDAY, 28 MAY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

The Most Holy Trinity, Solemnity

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 8th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 29 MAY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

The Most Holy Trinity, Solemnity

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
St. Paul VI, Pope, opt. mem.

or:
Saturday Memorial of the B.V. Mary, opt. mem.

or:
Saturday in the 8th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Joseph Kowalski, Priest and Martyr (opt. mem., Salesian)


Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (memorial, Comboni)

SUNDAY, 30 MAY 2021


The Most Holy Trinity, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

MONDAY, 31 MAY 2021


Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses

Conclusion of the Month of May


Awali: Patronal External Solemnity (by permission of the Bishop).
Visitation of the B.V. Mary, Patroness of the Awali Mission External Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Notes on the Solemnity

June: Sacred and Immaculate Hearts
  1. Description of devotion

    1. Many popular devotions in June are connected with devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, “a wonderful historical expression of the Church's piety for Christ, her Spouse and Lord, that calls for a fundamental attitude of conversion and reparation, of love and gratitude, apostolic commitment and dedication to Christ and his saving work” (DPP 172). “Jesus, one with the Father, invites disciples to live in close communion with him, to model their lives on him and on his teaching. He, in turn, reveals himself as “meek and humble of heart”. The devotion is a cultic form of the prophetic and evangelical gaze of all Christians on him who was pierced, from whose side flowed blood and water, symbols of the wondrous sacrament of the Church” (DPP 167).

    2. The mystery of the Heart of Jesus is projected onto and echoes in the Heart of his Mother, his follower and disciple. It calls all the faithful to follow Mary in being disciples of Christ, to share in his love and unite with him in his salvific mission for the world. (cf. DPP 174)


  2. In homes, the following practices may be promoted:

    • personal and family consecration to the Sacred Heart, as messengers and witnesses of Christ's love in every aspect of life.

    • blessing and distribution of images of the Sacred and Immaculate Heart

    • pious practice of the Enthronement, showing the reign of Christ in the home.


  3. In churches and oratories the following practices may be observed:

    • Displaying a statue/image of the Sacred Heart for public veneration, especially one which represents the Sacred Heart at the moment of crucifixion (DPP 173).

    • Parish consecration to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart, to renew a life of discipleship

    • the pious practice of the First Fridays and First Saturdays, promoting the use of the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Holy Eucharist to strengthen one's commitment to live out the Gospel in daily life.

    • Eucharistic devotions are encouraged, as they reflect the love of Christ in the gift of the Eucharist.


  4. Various Devotions are recommended by the Directory for uses at home or in the church (e.g. during Adoration), including:

    • the Litany of the Sacred Heart (indulgenced, Manual 22.2), "evidently biblical in character"

    • the Act of Reparation for offenses committed against Divine Love

    • fasting and penances

    • blessing of images of the Sacred and/or Immaculate Heart (Book of Blessings 1442ff. or 1458ff.) for use in churches, homes, cars, etc.

    • the blessing and distribution of scapulars of the Sacred and Immaculate Heart

    • the various chaplets to the Sacred Heart

    • the Morning Offering, comitting the joys and sorrows of the day to the Lord for the spiritual good of oneself and the whole Church.

    • prayers to the Immaculate Heart stressing the imitation of the perfect discipleship and devotion of the B.V. Mary to the Love of her Son


  5. Masses:

    • on days when it is permitted, a Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart (white) may be celebrated.

    • especially on Saturdays (and Wednesdays in the Vicariates) when it is permitted, a Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart (white) is recommended. The formulary of the Roman Missal or the one of the Collection of Masses of the B.V.Mary can be used.



TUESDAY, 1 JUNE 2021


St. Justin, Martyr, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 2 JUNE 2021


Wednesday in the 9th week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Felix of Nicosia, Religious (memorial, Capuchin)

THURSDAY, 3 JUNE 2021


St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses

FRIDAY, 4 JUNE 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Solemnity

Readings

Procession

Plenary Indulgence


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 9th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 5 JUNE 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Solemnity

Readings

Procession

Plenary Indulgence


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses


SUNDAY, 6 JUNE 2021


Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Procession

Plenary Indulgence



The optional memorial of St. Norbert, Bishop, is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 7 JUNE 2021


Monday in the 10th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Anne of St. Bartholomew, Virgin (opt. mem., Carmelite)

TUESDAY, 8 JUNE 2021


Tuesday in the 10th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Istvan Sandor, Martyr (memorial, Salesian)


St. Michael of the Saints, Priest, Patron of Trinitarian youth, (Feast, Trinitarian)


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Bl. Nicholas of Gesturi, Religious (opt. mem., Capuchin)


Salmiya: Solemnity of Dedication of the Church
Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Note on this Solemnity

WEDNESDAY, 9 JUNE 2021


Wednesday in the 10th week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Anna Maria Taigi, Patroness of the Trinitarian Third Order (memorial, Trinitarian)

THURSDAY, 10 JUNE 2021


Thursday in the 10th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

FRIDAY, 11 JUNE 2021


The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests

Plenary Indulgence



Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Titular (Solemnity, Comboni)


Manama: Titular Solemnity.
Hodeidah: Patronal External Solemnity (by permission of the Bishop).

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Titular of the church, Solemnity


All as given above for the Solemnity in Universal Calendar.


Notes on the Titular Solemnity

SATURDAY, 12 JUNE 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Immaculate Heart of the B.V. Mary memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses




Bl. Francis Kesy and 4 companions, Martyrs (opt. mem., Salesian)


Bl. Florida Cevoli, Virgin (opt. mem., Capuchin)


Bl. Alphonsus Mary Mazurek, Priest, and Companions, Martyr (opt. mem., Carmelite)

SUNDAY, 13 JUNE 2021


11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



The memorial of St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church (Feast for Capuchin) is omitted this year.


Ras-al-Khaimah and Sohar: Titular Solemnity.
St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church, Titular of the church, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Notes on the Solemnity

MONDAY, 14 JUNE 2021


Monday in the 11th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 15 JUNE 2021


Tuesday in the 11th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 16 JUNE 2021


Wednesday in the 11th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Anizet Koplin, Priest and Companions, Martyrs (opt. mem., Capuchin)

THURSDAY, 17 JUNE 2021


Thursday in the 11th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

FRIDAY, 18 JUNE 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 11th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 19 JUNE 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
St. Romuald, Abbot, opt. mem.

or:
Saturday Memorial of the B.V. Mary, opt. mem.

or:
Saturday in the 11th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 20 JUNE 2021


12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

MONDAY, 21 JUNE 2021


St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 22 JUNE 2021


Tuesday in the 12th week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Paulinus of Nola opt. mem.

or:
Ss. John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses

WEDNESDAY, 23 JUNE 2021


Wednesday in the 12th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



At Evening Masses:

Vigil of St. John the Baptist, Solemnity

Readings of Vigil Mass



St. Joseph Cafasso, Priest (memorial, Salesian)

THURSDAY, 24 JUNE 2021


The Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses


Ruwais: Patronal External Solemnity (by permission of the Bishop).
St. John the Baptist, Patron of the parish, External Solemnity


All as given above for the Solemnity in Universal Calendar.


Notes on the Solemnity

FRIDAY, 25 JUNE 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

If desired, the External Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul may be celebrated today (cf. Universal Norms on the Calendar n.58), especially in the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia in honour of their patronage. Either the Mass "at the Vigil" and "during the Day" with their readings are used (see June 28 and June 29)


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 12th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 26 JUNE 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

If desired, the External Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul may be celebrated today (cf. Universal Norms on the Calendar n.58), especially in the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia in honour of the their patronage. Either the Mass "at the Vigil" and "during the Day" with their readings are used (see June 28 and June 29)


Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday Memorial of the B.V. Mary, opt. mem.

or:
Saturday in the 12th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses


Bl. Andrew Hyacinth Longhin, Bishop (opt. mem., Capuchin)


Bl. Jacob of Ghazir, Priest (opt. mem., Capuchin)

SUNDAY, 27 JUNE 2021


13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

If desired, the External Solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul may be celebrated today (cf. Universal Norms on the Calendar n.58), especially in the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia in honour of their patronage. The Mass "during the Day" with their readings is used (see June 29)



The optional memorial of St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, is omitted this year.


Fujairah: Titular Solemnity.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Titular of the church, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Notes on the Solemnity

MONDAY, 28 JUNE 2021


At Morning Masses:

St. Irenaeus, Bishop, Martyr, memorial

Readings

Permitted Masses



At Evening Masses:

Vigil of Ss. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Solemnity

Readings of Vigil Mass


TUESDAY, 29 JUNE 2021


Ss. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Solemnity

Readings

Permitted Masses

Plenary Indulgence



Ss. Peter and Paul, Patrons (Solemnity, Incarnate Word)


Ruwi and Musaffah: Titular Solemnity.
Ss. Peter and Paul, Titular of the church, Solemnity


All as given above for the Solemnity in Universal Calendar.


Notes on the Titular Solemnity

WEDNESDAY, 30 JUNE 2021


Wednesday in the 13th week of Ord. Time

or:
The First Martyrs of the See of Rome, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses

AVOSA Day of Prayer in memory of the Modern Martyrs of Yemen

THURSDAY, 1 JULY 2021


Thursday in the 13th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

Devotion to the Precious Blood of Christ

FRIDAY, 2 JULY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 13th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

SATURDAY, 3 JULY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
St. Thomas the Apostles, Feast

Readings

Permitted Masses

SUNDAY, 4 JULY 2021


14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

Priestly Ordination of Bishop Paul Hinder (AVOSA)



The optional memorial of St. Elizabeth of Portugal is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 5 JULY 2021


Monday in the 14th week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Anthony Zaccaria, Priest, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses

TUESDAY, 6 JULY 2021


Tuesday in the 14th week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses


In St. Joseph Cathedral, in at least one Mass, the death anniversary of Bishop Bernard Gremoli (+ 2017) is commemorated.
Death Anniversary of Giovanni Bernardo Gremoli, Apostolic Vicar Emeritus

Readings


WEDNESDAY, 7 JULY 2021


Wednesday in the 14th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



Bl. Mary Romero, Virgin (opt. mem., Salesian)

THURSDAY, 8 JULY 2021


Thursday in the 14th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

FRIDAY, 9 JULY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings


Sea Sunday
Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Friday in the 14th week of Ord. Time

or:
St. Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs, opt. mem.

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs (memorial, Incarnate Word)

SATURDAY, 10 JULY 2021


At Obligatory Masses:

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Sea Sunday
Daily (Non-obligatory) Mass and Hours
Saturday Memorial of the B.V. Mary, opt. mem.

or:
Saturday in the 14th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses



St. Veronica Giuliani, Virgin (Feast, Capuchin)

SUNDAY, 11 JULY 2021


15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

Permitted Masses

Sea Sunday



The memorial of St. Benedict, Abbot (proper: Incarnate Word) is omitted this year.

MONDAY, 12 JULY 2021


Monday in the 15th week of Ord. Time

Readings

Permitted Masses