May 11

Tuesday of the Sixth fth Week of Easter

Mass Readings

Featured Saints

St. Francis de Geronimo – Church of St. Vincent, Huesca (Spain)

St. Francis de Geronimo, priest (†1716). Italian Jesuit who was dedicated himself to preaching retreats and popular missions in Naples, Italy, and to the apostolate with the poor and abandoned.

St. Mamertus, bishop (†c. 475). In a calamitous situation, he instituted the solemn triduum of litanies and rogations before the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord in Vienne, France.

St. Walter, priest (†1070). Superior of the monastery of Esterp, in  Limoges, France; he shone for his meekness with his brothers and his charity toward the poor.

St. Ignatius of Laconi, religious (†1781). Capuchin friar; he collected alms for the poor for forty years in Cagliari, Italy. He was instrumental in the conversion of many sinners.

St. Matthew Le Van Gam, martyr (†1847). decapitated during the Vietnamese religious persecution, for bringing missionaries to Vietnam in his boat.

Blesseds John Rochester and James Walworth, priest and martyrs (†1537). Carthusian religious. They were hanged at York and their bodies left exposed on the gibbet for three days, for refusing to accept Henry VIII as head of the Church in England.

St. Majolus, abbot (†994). Fourth abbot of Cluny Abbey, France. He founded and re formed many monasteries in France and Italy. 

Mass Readings

First Reading – Acts 16:22-34

The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas, and the magistrates had them stripped and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After inflicting many blows on them, they threw them into prison and instructed the jailer to guard them securely. When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell and secured their feet to a stake. About midnight, while Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened, there was suddenly such a severe earthquake that the foundations of the jail shook; all the doors flew open, and the chains of all were pulled loose. When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, thinking that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted out in a loud voice, “Do no harm to yourself; we are all here.” He asked for a light and rushed in and, trembling with fear, he fell down before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you and your household will be saved.” So they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to everyone in his house. He took them in at that hour of the night and bathed their wounds; then he and all his family were baptized at once. He brought them up into his house and provided a meal and with his household rejoiced at having come to faith in God.

Responsorial Psalm – Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8 (R.7c)

R. Your right hand saves me, O Lord.
R. Alleluia.
I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart,
for you have heard the words of my mouth;
in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise;
I will worship at your holy temple,
and give thanks to your name. R.

Because of your kindness and your truth,
you have made great above all things
your name and your promise.
When I called, You answered me;
you built up strength within me. R.

Your right hand saves me.
The LORD will complete what he has done for me;
your kindness, O LORD, endures forever;
forsake not the work of your hands. R.

Gospel – Jn 16:5-11
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Now I am going to the one who sent Me,
and not one of you asks Me, ‘Where are you going?’
But because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts.
But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go.
For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you.
But if I go, I will send Him to you.
And when He comes He will convict the world
in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation:
sin, because they do not believe in Me;
righteousness, because I am going to the Father
and you will no longer see Me;
condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.”


Share with Friends!

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share with Friends!