The Church Year: May 3, 2012

by Jimmy Akin

in +Religion, Liturgical Year

Today is Thursday of the 4th week of Easter. The liturgical color is red.

In the Extraordinary Form, the liturgical color for today is white.


Saints & Celebrations:

On May 3, in the Ordinary Form, we celebrate St.s Philip and James, apostles. It is a feast.

In the Extraordinary Form, we celebrate St. Alexander, pope, and his companions, Eventius and Theodulus, martyrs, and of St. Juvenal, who died in A.D. 117 and 376. It is a commemoration.

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

If you’d like to learn more about St. James the Less, you can click here.

If you’d like to learn more about St. Alexander, Eventius and Theodulus, you can click here.

If you’d like to learn more about St. Juvenal, 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:

185. Here, it will be useful to recall some pronouncements of the Church’s Magisterium on Marian devotions. These should always be adhered to when elaboration new pious exercises or in revising those already in use, or simply in activating them in worship. The care and attention of the Pastors of the Church for Marian devotions are due to their importance, since they are both a fruit and an expression of Marian piety among the people and the ecclesial community, and a significant means of promoting the “Marian formation” of the faithful, as well as in determining the manner in which the piety of the faithful for the Blessed Virgin Mary is moulded.

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