MAY 2019
1Feast of St Joseph, the worker
International Workers' Day
National Day of Prayer in the USA
Anniversary of the Beginning of the Catholic Worker Movement
3Feasts of Sts. Philip and James, Apostles
4Anniversary of the Kent State Massacre
First Freedom Ride
5Celebration of Cinco de Mayo
8World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
12Mothers' Day
14Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
20Birthday of Franz Jägerstätter in 1907-1943. He was a martyr for the faith, a conscientious objector, a husband and father of three. He was executed for his refusal to fight for Hitler.
21Feast of the Ascension of the Lord
22International Day for Biological Diversity
Birthday of Betty Williams, a co-recipient with Mairead Corrigan Maguire of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work as a co-founder of the Community of Peace People, an organization dedicated to promoting a peaceful resolution to the troubles in Northern Ireland.
24Global Day of Prayer for the Catholic Church in China
Promulgation of Laudato SI: On Care for our Common Home
25Africa Day
27Memorial Day
30Feast of the Ascension of the Lord (moved from Thursday in some Dioceses)
Feat of St. Joan of Arc
31Feast of the Visitation of Mary to her cousin, Elizabeth