The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will host a recitation of the rosary on Monday, May 17, at 11 a.m. (CDT) as part of Pope Francis’ call for a worldwide marathon of rosaries for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Matthias was the replacement for Judas Iscariot among the Twelve Apostles.
Only by exercising our personal and social responsibilities can we protect the human rights of all.
“Sunday is about rest, but it’s a resting in the Lord, not just resting from activity,” says Michael Naughton of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
Sixth Sunday of Easter
First reading: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
Second reading: 1 Jn 4:7-10
Gospel: Jn 14:23
The colorful induction ceremony of new recruits is traditionally held May 6 to mark the date in 1527 when 147 Swiss Guards lost their lives defending Pope Clement VII in the Sack of Rome.
Dying priest encouraged seminarians to pray the rosary, to revere the Eucharist and to rise above divisions.
On April 25, quintuplets with parents originally from Nigeria were baptized at St. Matthias the Apostle Catholic Church in Lanham, exactly 10 months from the day they were born.