Most weeks there may well be a number of feast days. We don’t necessarily celebrate them all. Some saints are more important in certain parts of the country than others and will be celebrated more on a local level, whilst other saints will be celebrated everywhere. So each week we will comment on the feast-days that we should celebrate in our regional Church.
Monday June 1st – Our Lady, Mother of the Church.
This celebration was instituted in 2018 and added to the General Roman calendar. The Decree states: “This celebration will help us to remember that growth in the Christian life must be anchored to the Mystery of the Cross, to the offering of Christ in the Eucharistic Banquet and to the Mother of the Redeemer and Mother of the Redeemed, the Virgin who makes her offering to God.”
Wednesday June 3rd – St.Charles Lwanga and his companions.
Charles and his companions, both lay people and priests, were martyrs of Uganda who died between 1885 and 1887. This group of 22Africans, who had converted to the Christ faith, reproached the ruler Mwanga for debauchery and for murdering a Protestant Missionary Bishop. Mwanga, being bitterly opposed to Christianity, ordered the death of Charles and 21 others. They were martyred in Kampala.
Thursday June 4th – Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest.
The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, celebrates Jesus’ role as the Eternal High Priest, according to the order of Melchizedek. As mediator between God and human beings, fulfilling his Father’s will, he sacrificed himself once on the altar of the Cross as a saving victim for the whole world. On this special feast day we recognise Jesus as THE priest, sharing his life for the salvation of all God’s people.