May is the Month the Church Dedicates
the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
May 1: St. Joseph the Workman, Double of the I Class.
May 2: St. Athanasius, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double.
May 3: Invention of the Holy Cross, Double of the II Class; Commemoration of Ss. Alexander, Pope,
Eventius and Theodulus Martyrs, and Juvenal, Bishop and Confessor.
May 4: FIRST FRIDAY/St. Monica Widow, Double.
May 5: FIRST SATURDAY/St.
Pius V Pope and Confessor, Double.
May 6: V Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. John Apostle before the
May 7: Rogation Day (Lesser Litanies); St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Double.
May 8: Rogation Day (Lesser Litanies);
Apparition of St. Michael, Greater Double
May 9: Rogation Day (Lesser Litanies); St. Gregory Nazianzen Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double; Vigil of Ascension.
May 10: Ascension Thursday, Double of the I Class.
May 11: Ss. Philip and James (the Less) Apostles, Double of the II Class.
May 12: Ss. Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla Virgin, and Pancras Martyrs, Simple.
May 13: VI Sunday
after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. Robert Bellarmine Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church.
May 14: Commemoration of St. Boniface Martyr.
May 15: St. John Baptist de la Salle Confessor, Double.
May 16: St. Ubald Bishop and Confessor, Simple.
St. Paschal Baylon Confessor, Double.
May 18: St. Venantius Martyr, Double.
May 19: St. Peter Celestine Pope and Confessor, Double;
Commemoration of St. Pudentiana Virgin; Vigil of Whitsunday (Pentecost), Double.
May 20: Whit Sunday (Pentecost) with
an octave, Double of the I Class.
May 21: Whit Monday, Double.
May 22: Whit Tuesday, Double.
May 23: EMBER WEDNESDAY/Whit Wednesday, Double.
May 24: Whit Thursday, Double.
May 25: EMBER FRIDAY/Whit Friday,
May 26: EMBER SATURDAY/Whit Saturday, Double.
27: Holy Trinity Sunday, Double of the I Class.
May 28: St. Augustine (of Canterbury), Bishop and Confessor, Double.
St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Virgin, Simple.
May 30: St. Felix I Pope and Martyr, Double.
May 31: Corpus Christi, Double of the I Class;
Commemoration of Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen, Double of the II Class; Commemoration of St. Petronilla Virgin.
for us O Holy Mother of God, that we
may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!