The Church Year: May 16, 2012

by Jimmy Akin

in +Religion, Liturgical Year

Today is Wednesday of the 6th week of Easter. The liturgical color is white.

Note: Tomorrow is a holyday of obligation (Ascension) in some parts of the world–including some parts of the United States. If it is a holyday of obligation in your area, be sure to go to Mass either this evening or tomorrow.

In the Extraordinary Form, it is a rogation day and the Vigil of the Ascension.


Saints & Celebrations:

On May 16, there is no special fixed liturgical day in the Ordinary Form.

In the Extraordinary Form, we celebrate St. Ubald, bishop of Gubbio, confessor, who died in A.D. 1160. It is a Class III day.

If you’d like to learn more about St. Ubald, you can click here.

For information about other saints, blesseds, and feasts celebrated today, you can click here.



To see today’s readings in the Ordinary Form, you can click here.

Or you can click play to listen to them:


Devotional Information:

We continue our series on the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to the Holy See’s Directory on Popular Piety:

199. With due regard for the nature of the rosary, some suggestions can now be made which could make it more proficuous.

On certain occasions, the recitation of the Rosary could be made more solemn in tone “by introducing those Scriptural passages corresponding with the various mysteries, some parts could be sung, roles could be distributed, and by solemnly opening and closing of prayer.”

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