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Liturgical Calendar of the Church

 

January, 31 Days

 

1. Circumcision of Our Lord, d. 2

2. Octave of St. Stephen, d.

3. Octave of St. John, d.

4. Octave of Holy Innocents, d.

5. Vigil of the Epiphany, d.

6. Epiphany of Our Lord, d. 1, with an octave

7. Of the Octave, s.

8. Of the Octave, s.

9. Of the Octave, s.

10. Of the Octave, s.

11. St. Hyginus, P. M.

12. Of the Octave, s.

13. Octave Day of the Epiphany, d. — Second Sunday after Epiphany, Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, d. 2

14. St. Hilary, B.C. s.

15. St. Paul, the first Hermit, d.

16. St. Marcellus, P. M. s.

17. St. Anthony, A. d.

18. St. Peter’s Chair at Rome, gr. d.

19. St. Wolstan, B. C. d.

20. SS. Fabian and Sebastian, MM. d.

21. St. Agnes, V. M. d.

22. SS. Vincent and Anastasius, MM. d.

23. Desponsation of B. V. Mary, gr. d.

24. St. Timothy, B. M. s.

25. Conversion of St. Paul, Ap. gr. d.

26. St. Polycarp, B. M.

27. St. John Chrysostom, B. C. D. d.

28. St. Raymond of Pennafort, C. s.

29. St. Francis of Sales, B. C. d.

30. St. Martina, V. M. d.

31. St. Peter Nolasco, C. d.

 


 

February, 28 Days; Leap Year, 29

 

1. St. Ignatius, B. M. s.

2. Purification of the B. V. Mary, d. 2

3. St. Blase, B. M.

4. St. Andrew Corsini, B. C. d.

5. St. Agatha, V. M. d.

6. St. Dorothy, V. M.

7. St. Romuald, A. d.

8. St. John of Matha, C. d.

9. St. Appolonia, V. M.

10. St. Scholastica, V. d.

11.

12.

13.

14. St. Valentine, Priest, M.

15. St. Faustina and Jovita, MM.

16.

17.

18. St. Simeon, B. M.

19.

20.

21.

22.

23. St. Peter’s Chair at Antioch, gr. d.

24.

25. St. Matthias, Ap. d. 2

26. (alternate for St. Matthias)

27.

28.

 

 

March, 31 Days

 

1. St. David, B. C. d.

2. St. Chad, B. C. d.

3.

4. St. Casimir, C. s.

5.

6.

7. St. Thomas of Aquinas, C. D. d.

8. St. Felix, Apostle of the East Angles, B. C. d.

9. St. Frances, W. d.

10. The Forty Martyrs, s.

11. St. John of God, C. d.

12. St. Gregory the Great, P. C. D. d.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17. St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland, B.  C. s.

18. St. Gabriel, Arch. gr. d.

19. St. Joseph, Spouse of the B. V. Mary, d. 2

20. St Cuthbert, B. C. d.

21. St. Benedict, A. d.

22.

23.

24.

25. Annunciation of the B. V. Mary, d. 2

26.

27.

28.

29.

30.

31.

Note: Monday after Passion Sunday: transferred Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, gr. D

 

 


April, 30 Days

1.

2. St. Francis of Paula, C. d.

3. St. Richard, B. C. d.

4. St. Isidore, B. C. D. d.

5. St Vincent Ferrer, C. d.

6.

7.  Archbishop Henry Carmel Carfora (Consecration)

8.

9.

10.

11. St. Leo, P. C. D. d.

12.

13. St. Hermenegild, M. s.

14. SS. Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus, MM. d.

15.

16.

17. S. Anicetus, P. M.

18.

19.

20.

21. St. Anselm, B. C. D. d.; St. Benedict, A. d.

22. Archbishop Arnold Harris Matthew (Consecration)

23. St. George, M. Patron of England, d. 1, with Octave

24. St. Fidelis of Sigmaringa, M. d.

25. St. Mark, E. d. 2

26. SS. Cletus and Marcellinus, BB. and MM. s.

27. Within the Octave of St. George, s.

28. Within Octave of St. George, s.

29. St. Peter, M. d.

30. Octave of St. George, M. d.

 

 


May, 31 Days

 

1. SS. Philip and James, App. d. 2

2. St. Athanasius, B. C. D. d.

3. Finding of the Holy Cross, d. 2

4. St. Monica, W. d.

5. St. Catherine of Siena, W. d.

6. St. John before the Latin Gate, gr. d.

7. St. Stanislaus, B. M. d.

8. Apparition of St. Michael, Arch. gr. d.

9. St. Gregory Nazianzen, B. C. D. d.

10. St. Antoninus, B. C. d.

11.

12. SS. Nereus, Achilleus, et alii, MM. s.

13.

14. St. Boniface, M. d.

15.

16. St. John Nepomucen, M. d.

17. St. Paschal Baylon, C. d.

18. St. Venantius, M. d.

19. St. Dunstan, B. C. d.

20. St. Bernardin, C. s.

21. St. Peter Celestin, P. C. d.

22. St. Ubaldus, B. C. s

23.

24. B. V. M. the Help of Christians, gr. d.

25. St. Aldhelm, B. C. d.

26. St. Augustine, B. C., Apostle of  England, d. 2

27. St. Philip Neri, C. d.

28.

29. Archbishop Joseph Rene Vilatte (Consecrated)

30. St. Felix, P. M.

31. St. Petronilla, V.

 

 


June, 30 Days

 

1.

2. Octave Day of St. Augustine, Ap. of England, d.

3.

4. St. Francis Caracciolo, C. d.

5.

6. St. Norbert, B. C. d.

7.

8. St. William, B. C. d.

9. SS. Primus and Felicianus, MM.

10. St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland, W. s.

11. St. Barnabus, Ap. gr. d.

12. St. John a Facundo, C. d.

13. St. Anthony of Padua, C. d.

14. St. Basil, B. C. D. d.

15. SS. Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia, MM.

16.

17.

18. SS. Marcus and Marcellianus, MM.

19. St. Juliana Falconieri, V. d.

20. St. Silverius, P. M.

21.

22. St. Alban, Protomartyr of England, gr. d.

23.

24. Nativity of St. John Baptist, d. 1 with an Octave

25. St. William, A. d.

26. SS. John and Paul, MM. d.

27. Within the Octave of St. John Baptist, s.

28. St. Leo, P. C. s.

29. SS. Peter and Paul, App. d. 1, with an Octave

30. Commemoration of St. Paul, Ap. d.

 

 


July, 31 Days

 

1. Octave Day of St. John Baptist, d.

2. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, gr. d.

3. Within the Octave of SS. Peter and Paul, s.

4. Within the Octave of SS. Peter and Paul, s.

5. Within the Octave of SS. Peter and Paul, s.

6. Octave Day of SS. Peter and Paul, App. d. Igreja Catolica Apostolica Brasileira founded.

7.

8. St. Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal, W. s.

9.

10. Seven Brothers, and SS. Rufina and Secunda, VV. MM. s.

11.

12. St. John Gualbert, A. d.

13. St. Anacletus, P. M. s.

14. St. Bonaventure, B. C. D. d.

15. Translation of St. Swithin, B. C. d.

16.

17. Translation of St. Osmund, B. C. d.

18. St. Camillus de Lellis, C. d.

19.

20. St. Jerome Emilian, C. d.

21. St. Henry, Emp., C. s.

22. St. Mary Magdalen, d.

23. St. Apollinaris, B. M. d.

24. St. Alexius, C. s.

25. St. James the Greater, Ap. d. 2

26. St. Ann, Mother of B. V. Mary, gr. d.

27. St. Pantaleon, M.

28. SS. Nazarius, et al., MM.

29. Mar Julius I, Archbishop - Met. of Ceylon, Goa and Whole of India (Consecration)

30. SS. Abdon and Sennen, MM.

 

 


August, 31 Days

 

1. St. Peter’s Chains, gr. d.

2.

3. Finding of St. Stephen, Protomartyr, s.

4. St. Dominic, C. d.

5.

6. Transfiguration of Our Lord, gr. d.

7. St. Cajetan, C. d.

8. SS. Cyriacus, Largus, and Smaragdus, MM. s.

9.

10. St. Laurence, M. d. 2

11.

12. St. Clare, V. d.

13. Within the Octave of St. Laurence, s.

14.

15. Assumption of the B. V. Mary, d. 1, with an Octave; and the Sunday with the Octave of the Assumption, St. Joachim, Father of the B. V. Mary, C. gr. d.

16. St. Hyacinth, C. d.

17. Octave Day of St. Laurence, M. d.

18.

19.

20. St. Bernard, A. C. D. d.

21. St. Jane Frances, W. d.

22. Octave Day of the Assumption, d.

23. St. Philip Benitus, C. d.

24. St. Bartholomew, Ap. d. 2

25. St. Louis, K. C. s.

26. St. Zephyrinus, P. M.

27. St. Joseph Calasanctius, C. d.

28. St. Augustine, B. C. D. d. e.

29. Beheading of St. John Baptist, gr. d.

30. St. Rose, V. d.

31. St. Aidan, B. C. d.

 

 


September, 30 Days

 

1. St. Raymond, Nonnatus, C. d.

2. St. Stephen, K. C. s.

3.

4.

5. St. Laurence Justinian, B. C. s.

6.

7.

8. Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, d. 2 with an Octave

9. Of the Octave, s.

10. St. Nicholas of Tolentino, C. d.

11. Of the Octave, s.

12. Of the Octave, s.

13. Of the Octave, s.

14. Exaltation of the Holy Cross, gr. d.

15. Octave of the Nativity of the B. V. Mary, s.

16. SS. Cornelius and Cyprian, s.

17.

18. St. Joseph of Cupertino, C. d.

19. SS. Januarius, B. and Companions, MM. d.

20. SS. Eustachius and Companions, MM. d.

21. St. Matthew, Ap. and E. d. 2

22. St. Thomas of Villanova, B. C. d.

23. St. Linus, P. M. s.

24. The B. V. Mary of Mercy, gr. d.

25.

26. SS. Cyprian and Justina, MM.

27. SS. Cosmas and Damian, MM. s.

28. St. Wenceslaus, Duke and Martyr, s.

29. Dedication of St. Michael, Arch. d. 2

30. St. Jerome, Priest, C. D. d.

 

 


October, 31 Days

 

1. St. Remigius, B. C. s. ad lib.

2. The Holy Angels Guardians, d.

3. St. Thomas of Hereford, B. C. d.

4. St. Francis of Assisi, C. d.

5. SS. Placid and Companions, MM.

6. St. Bruno, C. d.

7. St. Mark, P. C.

8. St. Bridget, W. d.

9. SS. Dionysius, Rusticus, and Eleutherius, MM. s.

10. St. Paulinus, Archbishop of York, C. d.

11.

12. St. Wilfrid, Archbishop of York, C. d.

13. Translation of St. Edward, K. C. d. 2 with an Octave

14. St. Callistus, P. M. d.

15. St. Teresa, V. d.

16. Within in the Octave of St. Edward, s.

17. St. Hedwige, W. d.

18. St. Luke, E. d. 2

19. St. Peter of Alcantara, C. d.

20. Octave of St. Edward, C. d.

21. SS. Ursula, et alii, VV. MM. gr. .

22. St. John Cantius, C. d.

23. Feast of our Most Holy Redeemer, gr d.

24. St. Raphael, Arch. gr. d.

25. St. John of Beverly, Archbishop f York, C. d.

26. St. Evaristus, P. M.

27.

28. SS. Simon and Jude, App. d. 2

29. Venerable Bede, C. d.

30.

31. Second Sunday — Maternity of B. V. M. gr. d. Third Sunday — Purity of B. V. M. gr. d. Fourth Sunday — Patronage of B.V. M. gr. d.

 

 


November, 30 Days

 

1. All Saints, d. 1, with an Octave

2. All Souls, d.

3. St. Winefrid, V. M. d.

4. St. Charles Borromeo, B. C. d.

5. Within the Octave of All Saints

6. Within the Octave of All Saints

7. St. Willibrord, Ap. of the Netherlands

8. Octave of All Saints, d.

9.

10. St. Andrew Avellino, C. d.

11. St. Martin, B. C. d.

12. St. Martin, P. M. s.

13. St. Didacus, C. s.

14. St. Erconwald, B. C. d.

15. St. Gertrude, V. d.

16. St. Edmund, B. C. d.

17. St. Hugh, B. C. d.

18.

19. St. Elizabeth, W. d.

20. St. Edmund, K. M. gr. d.

21. Presentation of the B. V. Mary, gr. d.

22. St. Cecily, V. M. d.

23. St. Clement, P. M. d.

24.

25. St. Catherine, V. M. d.

26. St. Felix of Valois, C. d.

27. St. Gregory of Thaumaturgus, B. C. d.

28.

29. St. Saturninus, M.

30. St. Andrew, Ap. d. 2

 

 


December, 31 Days

 

1.

2. St. Bibiana, V. M. s.

3.

4. St. Peter Chrysologus, B. C. D. d.

5. St. Birinus, B. C. d.

6. St. Nicholas of Myra, B. C. d.

7. St. Ambrose, B. C. d.

8. Conception of the B. V. Mary, d. 2 with an Octave. St. Carlos of Brazil, B. C. D. (Consecration)

9. Within the Octave, s.

10. Within the Octave, s.

11. St. Damasus, P. C. s.

12. Within the Octave, s.

13. St. Lucy, V. M. d.

14. Within the Octave, s.

15. Octave Day of the Conception of the B. V. Mary, d.

16. St. Eusebius, B. M. s.

17.

18. Expectation of B. V. M. gr. d.

19.

20.

21. St. Thomas, Ap. d. 2

22.

23.

24.

25. Nativity of Our Lord, d. 1, with an Octave

26. St. Stephen, Protomartyr, d. 2, with an Octave

27. St. John, Ap. E. d. 2, with an Octave

28. Holy Innocents, MM. d. 2, with an Octave

29. St. Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, M. d. 1

30. Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity.

31. St. Sylvester, P. C. d.

 

 


Days of Obligation

 

Commanded by the Church to be observed with the obligation of hearing Mass, and resting from servile works.

 

All Sundays.

The Nativity of Our Lord, or Christmas Day, December 25.

The Circumcision of Our Lord, or New Year’s Day, January 1.

The Epiphany of Our Lord, Twelfth Day, January 6.

The Ascension of Our Lord.

The Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

The Feast of SS. Peter and Paul, June 29.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15.

The Feast of All Saints, November 1.

 

 


Days of Devotion

 

On which it is earnestly recommended to hear Mass.

 

Feb 2 Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or Candlemas Day.

24 (in leap year, Feb. 25) St. Matthias, Apostle.

 

March 17 St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland.

19 St. Joseph, Spouse of the B. V. Mary.

March 25 Annunciation of the B. V. Mary, or Lady Day.

 

April 23 St. George, Martyr, Patron of England.

 

May 1 SS. Philip and James, Apostles.

3 Finding of the Holy Cross.

14 St. Boniface, Apostle of the Teutons. Variable Whit Monday and Tuesday.

 

June 24 Nativity of St. John Baptist.

 

July 25 St. James the Greater, Apostle.

26 St. Ann, Mother of the B. V. Mary.

 

August 10 St. Laurence, Martyr.

24 St. Bartholomew, Apostle.

 

Septem 8 Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

21 St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist.

29 Dedication of St. Michael, or Michaelmas Day.

 

October 28 SS. Simon and Jude, Apostles.

 

Novem 7 St. Willibrord, Apostle of the Netherlands.

30 St. Andrew, Apostle.


Decem 8 Conception of the B. V. Mary.

21 St. Thomas, Apostle.

26 St. Stephen, the First Martyr.

27 St. John, Apostle and Evangelist.

28. Holy Innocents.

 

 


Fasting Days

 

On which only one meal is allowed, and flesh meat is forbidden.

 

The forty days of Lent.

The Ember days, which are the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday in the first week of Lent, in Whitsun–week, in the third week of September, and in the third week of Advent.

The Vigils or Eves of Whit Sunday, SS. Peter and Paul, the Assumption, All Saints, and Christmas. All Wednesdays and Fridays in Advent.

 

 

 


Abstinence Days

 

On which it is forbidden to eat flesh meat.

 

The Sundays in Lent, unless leave be given to the contrary, which is usually done in this country. Every Friday, unless it be Christmas Day.

 

 


Abbreviations

in the Calendar explained

 

A. Abbot

Arch. Archangel

Ap. Apostle

App. Apostles

B. Bishop

C. Confessor

D. Doctor of the Church

d. Double

d. 1 or 2 Double of the First or Second Class

gr. d. Greater Double

E. Evangelist

Emp. Emperor

K. King

M. Martyr

MM. Martyrs

P. Patriarch

Qu. Queen

s. Semidouble

V. Virgin

W. Widow

 


FOR THE USE OF THE CALENDAR

 

The prayers and portions of Holy Scripture, of which the Mass or Liturgy of the Catholic Church is composed, are, in part, unalterably the same, and in part different every day; those that are fixed and not to be changed, are contained in what is called the Ordinary of the Mass, and the parts which are changed or the proper parts, viz., the Introits, Collects, Epistles, and Lessons, Graduals, and Tracts, Gospels, Offertories, Secrets, Communions, and Postcommunions, form the subsequent contents of the book. As the Prefaces are not so frequently changed, they follow each other in regular succession in the Ordinary of the Mass.

 

The Ecclesiastical Year commences with the First Sunday of Advent, which is the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, the 30th of November. Sundays and Festivals are celebrated with different degrees of solemnity; some are called Doubles; others, Semidoubles. Festivals which are neither Doubles or Semidoubles, are called Simples. Weekdays on which no Festival occurs, are called Ferias. Some Festivals are celebrated with an Octave, that is for eight successive days.

 

Of Doubles, (so called because the Antiphons are repeated entire before and after the Psalms in the Divine Office) some are of the First Class, marked thus in the Calendar, d. 1; others of the Second Class, and are marked thus, d. 2; others are Greater Doubles, marked thus, gr. d.; others, Common Doubles, and are marked d.

 

A Semidouble, (so called because only part of the Antiphon is said before each Psalm in the Divine Office) is marked in the Calendar thus, s. Doubles are always kept on the day marked in the Calendar, unless they fall upon some privileged day which takes precedence of the Festival; in which cases they are transferred to the first vacant day; that is, to the first day on which there is neither Double nor Semidouble marked in the Calendar. The same is to be observed with regard to Semidoubles, which are also transferred to the first vacant day, if they fall on a Sunday, or during the Octave of Corpus Christi.

 

Simples have no mark in the Calendar, and are never transferred; but if they fall on a Sunday, or on any other day, when the Office cannot be said of them, a Commemoration of them is made by the Collect, &c., in the Mass, except on Doubles of the First Class, and at High Mass on Doubles of the Second Class. When any Festivals have been transferred from their proper days, they are afterwards to be kept in this order: those that are Doubles are to be kept first, and afterwards those that are Semidoubles.

 

In certain cases, the Archbishop-Metropolitan has given approval for local variances from the global fixed calendar according to the history of the church in a particular locality and saints honored locally.


 

 

FOR FINDING OUT WHAT MASS IS TO BE SAID ON EACH SUNDAY

 

1. The proper Mass of the Sunday is always said on the following Sundays: The First Sunday of Advent; the First Sunday of Lent; Passion Sunday; Palm Sunday; Easter Sunday; Low Sunday; Whitsunday; and Trinity Sunday.

 

2. The proper Mass of the Sunday is also always said on the following Sundays, except when a Double of the First Class falls upon them; the Second, Third and Fourth Sundays of Advent; Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima Sundays; also the Second, Third, and Fourth Sundays of Lent.

 

3. On all other Sundays, refer to the Calendar, if the Festival which occurs on that day is a Double, the Mass with be of the Festival with a Commemoration of the Sunday: but if the Festival is not a Double, the Mass of the Sunday is to be said.

 

 


TO FIND OUT WHAT MASS IS TO BE SAID ON THE WEEK DAYS

 

1. The Mass of the Feria, or Vigil, is always said on the following days: Christmas Eve; Ash Wednesday; all Holy Week; all Easter Week; Whitsun Eve, and during the Octave of Whitsunday.

 

2. On the Fridays between Septuagesima and Palm Sundays, the Masses of the Passion, &c., are said, unless a Double of the I. or II. Class falls on them. These Masses are to be found in their proper places.

 

3. On other Days refer to the Calendar; if a Double or Semidouble occurs, the Mass will be of the Feast. On Simples, and on days on which no Festival occurs, refer to some Guide to the Service of the Church, or Directory, which is published annually, in order to find out whether any transferred Feast is to be kept on that day. If no Feast is transferred to that day, the Mass will be of the Simple or of the Feria. In Advent and Lent, Mass is never said of a Simple, but a Commemoration only is made of it after the Collect of the Day. Out of Advent and Lent, if a Simple or Feria falls on a Thursday, the Mass of the Blessed Sacrament is said: if on a Saturday, the Mass of the Commemoration of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is said. On Ferias, the proper Mass of the Feria is said during Lent, on the Ember Days, and Rogation Monday and Tuesday. At other times of the year, the Mass of the preceding Sunday is said.

 

On Vigils, the Mass of the Vigil is said, unless there be a Double or a Semidouble Feast that day. If a Festival, which has a Vigil, fall on a Monday, the Vigil is kept on the preceding Saturday, except the Vigil of Christmas and of the Epiphany. If a Vigil fall within an Octave, the Mass is of the Vigil with a Commemoration of the Octave. If a Vigil fall in Lent, on an Ember Day, the Mass is of the Feria, with a Commemoration of the Vigil.

 


 

DIRECTIONS FOR FINDING OUT

WHAT COMMEMORATIONS ARE TO BE MADE AT MASS

 

1. Upon all Doubles, only one Collect is said, viz., that which is assigned for the proper day; except it fall upon a Sunday, or within some Octave, or upon some Vigil, or in the time of Advent or Lent, or except it occur with some Simple: in all which cases two Collects are to be said, one of the Double, the other of the Sunday, Octave, Vigil, Feria, or Saint, occurring upon the same Day.

 

2. Upon Sundays and all Semidoubles three Collects are said; excepting Sundays which occur within the Octave, on which only two Collects are said, viz., one of the Sunday, the other of the Octave.

 

3. Upon all Sundays and Semidoubles occurring between the Octave of Whitsunday and Advent, or between Candlemas and Lent, the second Collect is, A cunctis and the third is left to the choice of the Priest, to be taken from among the Occasional Collects, &c., at the end of the Missal.

 

4. Upon Sundays and other Semidoubles, between the Octave of the Epiphany and Candlemas, the second Collect is, Deus qui salutis; and the third Ecclesiae tuae, for the Church, or Deus omnium, for the Patriarch.

 

5. Upon all Semidoubles between Ash Wednesday and Passion Sunday, the second Collect is of the Feria, that is to say, of the Day of the Week, as in the Proper for Lent; and the third Collect, A cunctis. But upon the Ferias between Passion Sunday and Maunday Thursday, the second Collect is Ecclesiae tuae or Deus omnium; a third Collect is not said.

 

6. Upon Sundays and all Semidoubles between Low Sunday and Ascension Day, the second Collect is Concede, the third for the Church, or for the Patriarch. Which same Collects are also said upon all Vigils (excepting the Vigils of Christmas, Easter, and Whitsunday, which have only one Collect) and within all Octaves when the Mass is said of the Octave; except the Octaves of Easter and Whitsunday, in which is added only a second Collect for the Church or for the Patriarch; except also the Octaves of the Blessed Virgin, and of All Saints, in which the second Collect is Deus qui corda, and the third, for the Church or for

the Patriarch.

 

7. Upon Semidoubles which occur within Octaves, or upon Vigils, &c., the second Collect is a Commemoration of the Octave or Vigil; and the third Concede, but within the Octaves of the Blessed Virgin, the third Collect is Deus qui corda.

 

8. Upon all Semidoubles occurring in Advent, the second Collect is a Commemoration of the time of Advent, to be taken from the foregoing Sunday, and a third Collect is Deus qui corda.

 

9. Upon Simples and Ferias, three Collects are said, as upon Semidoubles.

 

10. The gospels that are assigned for the Sundays are never omitted. Wherefore, if it happens that any Double is kept upon a Sunday, the Gospel which belongs to the Sunday is read at the end of the Mass, instead of the “Beginning of the Gospel of St. John,” which same thing is also observed whenever a Double or Semidouble is kept upon any day in Lent, or on a Vigil, or Ember Day.

 




Liturgical Calendar 2000-2050   If a feast takes precedence over the regular Sunday Mass, it is so indicated in the calendar. All indicated feasts (except those in parentheses) and Sundays are Holy Days of Obligation, wherein we are obligated to hear Mass and abstain from servile works. Feasts in parenthesis are not holy days of obligation, but attendance at Mass is highly suggested. 

Worldwide Patriarchate of Catholic Apostolic National Churches

 

His Eminence – The Most Reverend Archbishop

Robert Matthew Gubala, D.D., Ph.D.

Patriarch


January 6, 2015

Solemnity of the Epiphany

 

   In conformity with the Canon Law of the Catholic Apostolic National Church, Worldwide, We, Robert do hereby issue the following Decree as it relates to the Moveable Solemnities, Feasts and Fasts of the Church.  All clergy are required, and all laity are urged to observe as they are able.


 

Occasion                                       Observance Date


Septuagesima Sunday                      February 1, 2015

Sexagesima Sunday                          February 8, 2015

Quinquagesima Sunday                  February 15, 2015

Ash Wednesday (Cinerum)             February 18, 2015

First Sunday of Lent                         February 22, 2015

Ember Wed., Fri. & Sat.                   February 25, 27 & 28, 2015

Second Sunday of Lent                    March 1, 2015

Third Sunday of Lent                       March 8, 2015

Fourth Sunday of Lent                    March 15, 2015

Passion Sunday                                  March 22, 2015

Palm Sunday                                       March 29, 2015

Maundy Thursday                             April 2, 2015

Good Friday                                        April 3, 2015

Holy Saturday                                    April 4, 2015

Feast of the Resurrection                 April 5, 2015

The Major Rogation                          April 25, 2015

The Minor Rogation Days               May 11, 12 & 13, 2015

The Ascension of Our Lord             May 14, 2015

Feast of Pentecost (WhitSun)         May 24, 2015

Ember Wed., Fri. & Sat.                   May 27, 29 & 30, 2015

Ember Friday                                      May 29, 2015

Ember Saturday                                 May 30, 2015

Trinity Sunday                                    May 31, 2015

Feast of Corpus Christi                    June 4, 2015

Ember Wed., Fri. & Sat.                   September 23, 25 & 26, 2015

The First Sunday of Advent            November 29, 2015

 


Yours in Christ,

 

++Robertus Mattheus


The Most Reverend

Robert Matthew Gubala, D.D.

Archbishop – Patriarch