Revised to match the content in The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion. Prayers and devotions for the moveable feast days of the Easter Season and Ordinary Time after Pentecost can now be found in the Catholic All Easter Booklet.
In this booklet, you’ll find all the Bible passages, prayers, songs, and devotions that our family uses throughout the month of May, and the end of Eastertide to enhance our family prayer life and our liturgical living in the home. All the Catholic All Year monthly prayer booklets are designed to be used year after year, and this booklet can be used any year, no matter when Easter falls.
I created this booklet to keep from having to wade through all the different versions of prayers available online, and because I really prefer paper over screens when I’m praying. For all the history, tradition, and backstories surrounding these prayers, blessings, and devotions and the feast days to which they are attached, please consult the Catholic All Year Compendium.
May is truly a glorious month on the liturgical calendar. The entire month is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and in May it is always the Easter season, for at least most of the month. In this booklet, you will find devotions, hyms, and prayers dedicated to Our Lady, including the oldest known prayer to Mary (copies of which date from the 3rd century), a script for an at home (or anywhere) May Crowning, the Litany of Loreto, the Angelus, the Regina Caeli, the Magnificat, and—her favorite—the Rosary.
Prayers and devotions for May saint’s days include the Litany of St. Joseph for St. Joseph the Worker, prayers given to the children by Our Lady of Fatima, the Cristero Prayer in honor of the Mexican martyrs, prayers and novenas for St. Rita and St. Joan of Arc, and prayers and a Bible reading for the feast of the Visitation.
We’ve got some of those tricky moveable feasts in here as well. The Pentecost Novena is the granddaddy of all novenas and the only novena officially commanded for worldwide use by multiple popes, including JPII. It begins the Friday after Ascension Thursday (even if the observation of the Ascension is transferred to the next Sunday) and continues through the vigil of Pentecost the next week. You’ll also find prayers and Bible readings for the feast of the Ascension, Pentecost, and Trinity Sunday. Corpus Christi and the feast of the Sacred Heart will be in the Catholic All June booklet. To help you keep track of it all, you’ll find a list of the dates of moveable feasts from 2019 through 2029.
Happy spring and Eastertide!
See the May Booklet Bundle here.
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Included in this month’s booklet are:
Letter From the Author
Blessing Before Meals + Paschal and May Prayers
May Crowning Script
Hail Holy Queen Hymn
Immaculate Mary Hymn
Litany of Loreto
Bring Flowers of the Rarest Hymn
The Rosary Mysteries + Instructions
Sign of the Cross
The Our Father
The Hail Mary
The Glory Be
The Fatima Prayer
The Hail Holy Queen
The Rosary Prayer
The Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
The Regina Caeli
May 1—Saint Joseph the Worker
Litany of Saint Joseph
To You O Blessed Joseph
May 13—Our Lady of Fatima
May 21—The Mexican Martyrs
May 22—Saint Rita of Cascia
May 30—Saint Joan of Arc
May 13—The Visitation
List of Dates of Moveable Feasts
You get a 44 page pdf file, that can be printed as individual pages, but I recommend opening the pdf in Adobe (there is a free version available for download here) and printing it as a booklet on 11 pieces of paper. For best results print on high quality paper (like 24 weight). Lighter weight paper will work, but there will be more show through from the back.
Your purchase entitles you to print this booklet as many times as you’d like for your own household’s personal use. Please do not share the digital files or print the booklet for others. Thank you! For an extended license, that allows printing the items from one listing for classrooms, groups, or extended family, please see this listing.
- May Booklet Bundle including 2-6 below
- May Crowning Booklet
- Pentecost Novena Booklet
- Paschal Greeting for Eastertide (He is risen! He is risen, indeed!)
- Prayer After Grace for May (Sub tuum praesidium)
You might also enjoy:
- Grace Before and After Meals (free!)
- We Are An Easter People quote
- Magnificat Prayer
- Joan of Arc Quote
- St. Joseph Was A Just Man JPII Quote
The text of these traditional prayers are in the public domain. Newer prayers are cited where possible.
Many included prayers and devotions can be found at Catholic Culture, my favorite online resource for Catholic prayers, traditions, and devotions.
The daily collect prayer for feast days not featured in this booklet can be found online here.
Illustrations are from various editions of the Roman Missal that are out of copyright, and other vintage books similarly out of copyright.
Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms © 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C. and are used by permission of the copyright owner. All Rights Reserved. No part of the New American Bible may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
This compilation is copyright Kendra Tierney 2019, all rights reserved.
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and The Catholic All Year Compendium, available wherever books are sold.