MAY 2021
1Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
International Workers' Day
Beginning of the Catholic Worker Movement
2National Day of Prayer
3Feasts of Sts. Philip and James
Teacher Appreciation Week
4Anniversary of the Kent State Massacre (1970)
First Freedom Ride
5Cinco de Mayo
National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls
8World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
9Mother's Day
13Feast of the Ascension of the Lord (Ascension Thursday moved to Sunday)
16Feast of the Ascension
20Birthday of Franz Jägerstätter (1970-1943): He was executed for his refusal to fight for Hitler.
21World Day for Cultural diversity for Dialogue and Development Birthday of
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.
23Feast of Pentecost (Pentecost Sunday)
24Day of prayer for the Catholic Church in China
25Africa Day
30Feast of the most Holy Trinity (Trinity Sunday)
Feast of St. Joan of Arc
31Feast of the Visitation of Mary
Memorial Day