THURSDAY
April 26, 2001
volume 12, no. 116

Liturgy for Thursday and Friday, April 26th and 27th



Thursday, April 26, 2001    Meditation

    Easter Weekday
      White vestments
Novus Ordo

Entrance: Psalm 67: 8-9, 20
First Reading: Acts 5: 27-33
Responsorial: Psalm 34: 2, 9, 17-20
Gospel Reading: John 3: 31-36
Communion: Matthew 28: 20

Ordinary of the Mass of the Catechumens*

Introit: John 21: 15-17
Epistle: 1 Peter 5: 1-4, 10-11
Gradual: Psalm 106: 32, 31
Gospel: Matthew 16: 13-19
Offertory: Jeremias 1: 9-10
Communion: Matthew 16: 18


Friday, April 27, 2001    Meditation
    Easter Weekday
      White vestments
Novus Ordo

Entrance: Apoc/Rev: 5: 9-10
First Reading: Acts 5: 34-42
Responsorial: Psalm 27: 1, 4, 13-14
Gospel Reading: John 6: 1-15
Communion: Romans 4: 25

Ordinary of the Mass of the Catechumens*

Introit: Ecclesiastes 15: 5
Epistle: Timothy 4: 1-8
Gradual: Ecclesiastes 45: 9
Gospel: Matthew 5: 13-19
Offertory: Psalm 91: 13
Communion: Luke 12: 42

Feast of Saint Peter Canisius, Confessor and Doctor of the Church

    Saint Peter Canisius or Kanis was born in Nimeguen, Holland and entered the Jesuit novitiate after a brilliant academic accomplishments at universities in Cologne and Louvain. The wisdom of his controversy, his eloquent preaching, and his instructive writings, such as his first Catechism, caused many to call him the "Hammer of Protestantism.: He died at Fribourg in Switzerland in 1597 on December 21, the day assigned to him in the new liturgy. He was canonized and declared a Doctor o fhte Church in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.