Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost




This is one of those rare years where the Twenty-fourth Sunday really is the last of the year, and thus we avoid the seemingly endless repetition of the propers for it at Mass!  The Gospel is St Matthew 24:13-25, a warning of the end times.

Benedictine Office for the week of the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday 23 November – Twenty Fourth and last Sunday after Pentecost/Fifth Sunday of November, Class II
Monday 24 November - Class IV;  SS John of the Cross and Chrysogonus, memorials [EF: St John of the Cross]
Tuesday 25 November – Class IV; St Catherine, memorial [EF: Class III]
Wednesday 26 November – Class IV; St Sylvester, memorial [EF: Class III]
Thursday 27 November – Class IV
Friday 28 November – Class IV
Saturday 29 November – Our Lady on Saturday; St Saturinus, memorial [**in some places Blessed Richard, Hugo, John memorial]

You can find further details of how to say the Office on these days in the Ordo for November.


Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost




This Sunday's Gospel is St Matthew 9:18-26, the healing of the woman with an issue of blood and the raising of the ruler's daughter.

Benedictine Office for the week of the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday 16 November – Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost/Fourth Sunday of November, Class II
Monday 17 November - St Gertrude, Class II/III [EF: St Gregory Thaumaturgis]
Tuesday 18 November - Dedication of the Basilicas of SS Peter and Paul, Class III
Wednesday 19 November - Class IV [EF: St Elizabeth]
Thursday 20 November – Class IV [**In some places: St Edmund; EF: St Felix of Valois]
Friday 21 November – Presentation of the BVM, Class III; Commemoration of St Columba
Saturday 22 November - St Caecilia, Class III

You can find further details of how to say the Office on these days in the Ordo for November.

Dedication of St John Lateran/Twenty-second week after Pentecost



Benedictine Office for the week of  9 November

Note that this week provides a repeat of the Offices for All Saints and All Souls, recognising especially this time, and praying for. the souls of the faithful dead of the Order.

The other key feast this week is of St Martin of Tours, to whom St Benedict dedicated one of the chapels on Monte Cassino.

Sunday 9 November – Dedication of the Archbasilica of the Most Holy Saviour (St John Lateran)
Monday 10 November – Class IV; St Theodore, memorial [EF: St Andrew Avellino]
Tuesday 11 November - St Martin of Tours, Class II
Wednesday 12 November – Class IV; St Mennes, memorial [EF: St Martin I]
Thursday 13 November – All Saints of the Benedictine Order, Class II [EF: St Didacus]
Friday 14 November – All Souls of the Benedictine Order, Class II [EF: St Josaphat]
Saturday 15 November – Our Lady on Saturday (Sat 3); St Albert the Great, memorial [EF: Class III]


You can find further details of how to say the Office on these days in the Ordo for November.

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost



This Sunday's Gospel is St Matthew 18:23-35.

Benedictine Office for the week of the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday 2 November – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost/First Sunday of November, Class II
Monday 3 November – All Souls, Class I (transferred)
Tuesday 4 November – Class IV; St Charles Borromeo, memorial [EF: Class III]
Wednesday 5 November – Class IV
Thursday 6 November – Class IV
Friday 7 November – Class IV
Saturday 8 November – Our Lady on Saturday (Sat 2 of November); The Four Crowned, Martyrs, memorial

You can find further details of how to say the Office on these days in the Ordo for November.



Feast of Christ the King


This week is the twentieth after Pentecost, but on the Sunday, this is displaced by the feast of Christ the King in the 1962 calendar (note that the in Novus Ordo, this feast has been moved to the last Sunday of the liturgical year).  The feast is actually of very recent origins, being established by Pius XI in 1925.

In addition, Saturday is the feast of All Saints, and you can find the details on how to celebrate it in the Office in the Ordo for November.

The Office this week in summary (Benedictine 1962 General Calendar)

Sunday 26 October – Feast of Christ the King, Class I
Monday 27 October - Class IV
Tuesday 28 October - SS Simon and Jude, Class II
Wednesday 29 October - Class IV
Thursday 30 October - Class IV
Friday 31 October - Class IV
Saturday 1 November – All Saints, Class I

You can find more details of how to celebrate these hours in the Ordo for October.

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost



This week's Gospel is St Matthew 22: 1-14.

The Office this week in summary (Benedictine 1962 General Calendar)

Sunday 19 October – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Fourth Sunday of October, Class II
Monday 20 October - Class IV [EF: St John Cantius]
Tuesday 21 October – Class IV; St Hilarion, memorial
Wednesday 22 October - Class IV
Thursday 23 October  - Class IV [EF: St Antony Mary Claret]
Friday 24 October - Class IV [EF/***in some places, St Raphael]
Saturday 25 October - Saturday of Our Lady (Sat 5 of October); SS Chrysanthus and Daria, memorial

You can find more details of how to celebrate these hours in the Ordo for October.

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost


This Sunday's Gospel is St Matthew 9:1-8

The Office this week in summary (Benedictine 1962 General Calendar)

Sunday 12 October – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Second Sunday of October, Class II
Monday 13 October - Class IV [EF: St Edward]
Tuesday 14 October  - Class IV; St Callistus, memorial [EF: Class III]
Wednesday 15 October – St Teresa, Class III
Thursday 16 October – Class IV [***in some places, St Gall; EF: St Hedwig, Class III]
Friday 17 October – Class IV [EF: St Margaret Mary Alacoque]
Saturday 18 October – St Luke, Evangelist, Class II


You can find more details of how to celebrate these hours in the Ordo for October.