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March 2024

Make a Daily Offering for the Pope's Intention: For new martyrs (Read Reflection)
"Let us pray that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world might imbue the Church with their courage and missionary drive."

3 Sunday  22
  violetThird Sunday of Lent
Mass of the Sunday, or of the First Scrutiny; Creed, Preface of Third Sunday (with Year "A" readings) or Lent I - II.
Yr B [29] Exod 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17; Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11; 1 Cor 1:22-25; John 2:13-25.
Yr B Alt. (from Year A) [28] Exod 17:3-7; Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42.
 In year B, during the week, Year A's gospel (Jn 4:5-32) may be used [1st R: Ex 17:1-7, Ps 95] Lect. [236].
Hours of the Sunday.
Week 3 of the Psalter.
Anniv.:63rd anniversary of the death of F. Emanuel Gonçalves (87) d. 1961 at Cernache, Portugal. Read Obituary
Anniv.:13th anniversary of the death of P. Zenon Pilsyk (83) d. 2011 at Lusaka, Zambia. Read Obituary
Anniv.:10th anniversary of the death of P. Frederick Kabwe (55) d. 2014 at Chikuni, Zambia. Read Obituary
Birthday:86th birthday of P. Clive DILLON-MALONE (born this day in 1938).

On this day in our Jesuit history...

1591At Rome during a great pestilence, St. Aloysius caught the infection through serving the plague-stricken in the hospital "della Consolazione".
1595At Tyburn, Fr. Robert Southwell, after long and terrible suffering, dies for his faith.
1595Clement VIII raised Robert Bellarmine to the Cardinalate, saying that the Church had not his equal in learning.
2008Meinrad Hebga, S.J. dies age 79. Popular Healer, Exorcist of West Africa, Inculturation.
2014Announce forthcoming letter of Fr. General on intellectual formation.


Dominical Letter  g f
Golden Number  11
Epact  xix
Solar Cycle 17
Letter of the Martyrology u
Roman Year of Indiction 2
Julian Period Year 6737
Years since the confirmation of the Society 484
Years since the passing of our Holy Father Ignatius  468
Years since the erection of the Southern Africa Province 3
Sunday Readings  Cycle  B
Weekday Readings  Cycle   II
Gregorian Easter 31 March
Julian (Orthodox) Easter    5 May