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.

Seventeenth week after Pentecost



This week's Gospel is St Matthew 22:34-46.

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

Sunday 5 October - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost/First Sunday of October
Monday 6 October  - Class IV; St Bruno, memorial [EF: Class III]
Tuesday 7 October – The Rosary of Blessed Virgin Mary, Class III
Wednesday 8 October - Class IV [EF: St Brigid]
Thursday 9 October - Class IV [EF: St John Leonardi]
Friday 10 October – Class IV [EF: St Francis Borgia]
Saturday 11 October - Our Lady on Saturday (Sat 2 of Oct) [F: Maternity of Our Lady]

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

Sixteenth week after Pentecost

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The Gospel for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost is St Luke 14:1-11.

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

Sunday 28 September - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Fourth Sunday of September, Class II
Monday 29 September - Dedication of St Michael the Archangel, Class I
Tuesday 30 September – St Jerome, Class III
Wednesday 1 October - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Remigius]
Thursday 2 October – The Holy Guardian Angels, Class III
Friday 3 October – Class IV; St Teresa of the Child Jesus, memorial [EF: Class III]
Saturday 4 October – St Francis, Class III

You can find more details of how to celebrate the hours up to Tuesday in the Ordo for September, and for the rest of the week in the Ordo for October.

Fifteenth week after Pentecost




The Gospel this Sunday is St Luke 7:11-16, the revival of the young man of Naim.

The Benedictine Office this week in summary

This week contains the three September Ember Days, so do consider observing the traditional fasting and abstinence on them.

Sunday 21 September - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Third Sunday of September, Class II ; Commemoration of St Matthew
Monday 22 September - Class IV; St Maurice and Companions, memorial [EF: St Thomas of Villanova]
Tuesday 23 September  - Class IV; St Linus I, memorial
Wednesday 24 September - Ember Wednesday, Class II;  [EF: and Commemoration of Our Lady of Ransom]
Thursday 25 September– Class IV
Friday 26 September - Ember Friday, Class II [EF: and Commemoration of SS Cyprian and Justina]
Saturday 27 September  - Ember Saturday, Class II; SS Cosmas and Damian, memorial

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