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For historical forms of the General Roman Calendar, see Tridentine Calendar, General Roman Calendar of 1954, General Roman Calendar of Pope Pius XII, General Roman Calendar of 1960, and General Roman Calendar of 1969.

The General Roman Calendar is the liturgical calendar that indicates the dates of celebrations of saints and mysteries of the Lord (Jesus Christ) in the Roman Rite, wherever this liturgical rite is in use. These celebrations are a fixed annual date; or occur on a particular day of the week (examples are the Baptism of the Lord in January and the Feast of Christ the King in November); or relate to the date of Easter (examples are the celebrations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary). National and diocesan liturgical calendars, including that of the diocese of Rome itself, as well as the calendars of religious institutes and even of continents, add other saints and mysteries or transfer the celebration of a particular saint or mystery from the date assigned in the General Calendar to another date.

These liturgical calendars also indicate the degree or rank of each celebration: Memorial (which can be merely optional), Feast or Solemnity. Among other differences, the Gloria is said or sung at the Mass of a Feast, but not at that of a Memorial, and the Creed is added on Solemnities.

The last general revision of the General Roman Calendar was in 1969 and was authorized by the motu proprio Mysterii Paschalis of Pope Paul VI. The motu proprio and the decree of promulgation were included in the book Calendarium Romanum, published in the same year by Libreria Editrice Vaticana.[1] This contained also the official document Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, and the list of celebrations of the General Roman Calendar. Both these documents are also printed (in their present revised form) in the Roman Missal, after the General Instruction of the Roman Missal.[2][3] The 1969 book also provided a detailed unofficial commentary on that year's revision of the calendar.

The contents of the General Roman Calendar and the names in English of the celebrations included in it are here indicated in the official English version of the Roman Missal.

Contents

Selection of saints includedEdit

The General Roman Calendar assigns celebrations of saints to only about half the days of the year, and contains only a fraction of the saints listed in the 776-page volume Roman Martyrology, which itself is not an exhaustive list of all the saints legitimately venerated in the Catholic Church. The Martyrology assigns several saints to each day of the year and gives a very brief description of each saint or group of saints.

While canonization involves the addition of the saint's name to the Roman Martyrology, it does not necessarily involve insertion of the saint's name also into the General Roman Calendar, which mentions only a very limited selection of canonized saints. There is a common misconception that certain saints, e.g., Saint Christopher, were "unsainted" in 1969 or that veneration of them was "suppressed". In fact, Saint Christopher is recognized as a saint of the Catholic Church, being listed as a martyr in the Roman Martyrology under 25 July.[4] In 1969, Pope Paul VI issued the motu proprio Mysterii Paschalis. In it, he recognized that, while the written Acts of Saint Christopher are merely legendary, attestations to veneration of the martyr date from ancient times. His change in the calendar of saints included "leaving the memorial of Saint Christopher to local calendars" because of the relatively late date of its insertion into the Roman calendar.[5]

Many sources give calendars that mention one or more saints for each day of the year, usually selected from those listed in the Roman Martyrology. One example is Saints by Day. They mention the saints of the General Roman Calendar, but they also give names of saints not included in the General Roman Calendar, especially on a day to which the General Roman Calendar assigns no celebration whatever of a saint.

Particular calendarsEdit

The General Calendar is printed, for instance, in the Roman Missal[6] and the Liturgy of the Hours.[7] These are up to date when printed, but additional feasts may be added later. For that reason, if those celebrating the liturgy have not inserted into the books a note about the changes, they must consult the current annual publication, known as the "Ordo", for their country or religious congregation. These annual publications, like those that, disregarding the feasts that are obligatory in the actual church where the liturgy is celebrated, list only celebrations included in the General Calendar,[8] are useful only for the current year, since they omit celebrations impeded because of falling on a Sunday or during periods such as Holy Week and the Octave of Easter.

The feast days of saints celebrated in one country are not necessarily celebrated everywhere. For example, a diocese or a country may celebrate the feast day of a saint of special importance there (e.g., St. Patrick in Ireland, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in the United States). Likewise, a particular religious institute may celebrate its founder or members of the institute, even if that saint is not listed on the universal calendar or is included in it only with a lower rank. The General Roman Calendar contains only those celebrations that are intended to be observed in the Roman Rite in every country of the world.

This distinction is in application of the decision of the Second Vatican Council: "Lest the feasts of the saints should take precedence over the feasts which commemorate the very mysteries of salvation, many of them should be left to be celebrated by a particular Church or nation or family of religious; only those should be extended to the universal Church which commemorate saints who are truly of universal importance."[9]

The liturgical yearEdit

In the liturgical books, the document General Roman Calendar (which lists not only fixed celebrations, but also some moveable ones) is printed immediately after the document Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar,[2][3] which states that "throughout the course of the year the Church unfolds the entire mystery of Christ and observes the birthdays of the Saints". The birth of a saint to heaven is as a rule celebrated on a fixed day of the year (although sometimes they may be moved either to or from a Sunday), but the mysteries of Christ are often celebrated on dates that always vary from year to year. The Church's year combines two cycles of liturgical celebrations. One has been called the Proper of Time or Temporale, associated with the moveable date of Easter and the fixed date of Christmas. The other is associated with fixed calendar dates and has been called the Proper of Saints or Sanctorale.[10][11][12][13] The General Roman Calendar includes celebrations that belong to the Proper of Time or Temporale and is not limited to those that make up the Proper of Saints or Sanctorale.

The document on the liturgical year and the calendar includes among "liturgical days":

  1. Sundays, to only four of which solemnities or feasts are permanently assigned for celebration, namely, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and the solemnities of the Holy Trinity and of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.
  2. Solemnities, Feasts and Memorials
  3. Weekdays

Under the title "The Cycle of the Year" the same document arranges under seven headings the Church's celebration of "the whole mystery of Christ, from the Incarnation to Pentecost Day and the days of waiting for the Advent of the Lord":

  1. The Paschal Triduum, which begins with the evening Mass on the Thursday before Easter, includes Good Friday and Holy Saturday, has the Easter Vigil as its centre, and concludes with Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday.
  2. Easter Time, the fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. The first eight days form the Octave of Easter. The solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on the fortieth day or, if not observed as a Holyday of Obligation, on the seventh Sunday of Easter. The last nine days before Pentecost "prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete".
  3. Lent, the forty days from Ash Wednesday to the Thursday of Holy Week up to but not including the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper. Holy Week itself begins with what is called Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.
  4. Christmas Time, the period from First Vespers of Christmas (evening of 24 December) to the Sunday after Epiphany or after 6 January. It includes the Octave of Christmas, which is composed of the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (on the Sunday within the Octave or, if there is no Sunday, on 30 December), the Feasts of Saint Stephen (26 December), Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist (27 December), the Holy Innocents (28 December), days within the Octave (29–31 December), and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January, the Octave Day). It also includes the Solemnity of the Epiphany and the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.
  5. Advent, lasting from First Vespers of the Sunday that falls on or nearest to 30 November to before First Vespers of Christmas.
  6. Ordinary Time, which runs from the Monday after the Sunday that follows 6 January to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, resumes on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday, and concludes before First Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent.
  7. Rogation and Ember days on dates to be decided by the episcopal conference.

Transfer of celebrationsEdit

Some celebrations listed in the General Roman Calendar are transferred to another date, as explained below.

For the pastoral advantage of the people, it is permissible to observe on the Sundays in Ordinary Time those celebrations that fall during the week and have special appeal to the devotion of the faithful, provided the celebrations take precedence over these Sundays in the Table of Liturgical Days.[14]

Solemnities that fall on certain Sundays or on days within Holy Week or the Octave of Easter are transferred to the next day that is free for them, and special rules govern the transfer of the Solemnities of Saint Joseph and of the Annunciation of the Lord.

General CalendarEdit

Variations from the following list of celebrations in the General Calendar shall be indicated not here but, below, under the heading "National calendars".

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

Congregational CalendarsEdit

Each institute of consecrated life (religious institute or secular institute) also has its own calendar, with variations from the General Calendar.

AugustiniansEdit

Includes the Discalced Augustinians and the Augustinian Recollects

  • 3 January: Saint Fulgentius, bishop — Optional Memorial
  • 16 January: Commemoration of All the Departed Family of the Order
  • 23 January: Blessed Josefa María of Beniganim, virgin — Memorial

BenedictinesEdit

Brothers HospitallersEdit

  • 20 January: Conversion of Saint John of God – Memorial
  • 12 February: Blessed José Olallo Valdés, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 8 March: Saint John of God, religious and founder – Solemnity
  • 24 April: Saint Benedict Menni, priest – Memorial
  • 26 April: Our Lady, Mother of Good Counsel – Optional Memorial
  • 1 May: Saint Riccardo Pampuri, religious – Memorial
  • 3 June: Saint Juan Grande, religious – Memorial
  • 10 June: Blessed Eustachius Kugler, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 28 August: Saint Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church – Feast
  • 25 October: Blesseds Braulio María Corres and companions, martyrs – Memorial
  • 5 November: Commemoration of the Faithful Departed of the Order
  • 17 November: Patronage of Our Lady over the Hospitaller Order – Solemnity
  • 28 November: Translation of the Relics of Saint John of God – Optional Memorial

Brothers of the Christian Schools (Lasallians)Edit

  • 26 January: Translation of the relics of Saint John Baptist de la Salle – Optional Memorial
  • 27 January: Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops – Memorial
  • 30 January: Saint Mutien-Marie Wiaux, religious – Memorial
  • 9 February: Saint Miguel Febres Cordero – Memorial
  • 26 April: Our Lady, Mother of Good Counsel – Memorial
  • 27 April: Blessed Nicholas Roland, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 8 May: Our Lady of the Star – Feast
  • 15 May: Saint John Baptist de la Salle, priest and founder – Solemnity
  • 19 May: Blessed Raphael Louis Rafiringa, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 13 August: Saint Benilde Romançon, religious – Memorial
  • 2 September: Saint Salomone Leclercq; Blessed Roger Faverge and companions martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 27 September: Blessed Scubilion Rousseau, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 9 October: Saint Cirilo Beltrán, Jaime Hilario and companions, martyrs – Memorial
  • 21 October: Blessed Nicholas Barré, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 23 October: Blessed Arnold Rèche, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 6 November: Blessed Leonardo José Aragonés Mateu and companions, martyrs – Memorial
  • 17 November – Dedication of the Church of Saint John Baptist de la Salle (at the Generalate in Rome) – Optional Memorial

CamilliansEdit

  • 10 May: Blessed Enrico Rebuschini, priest – Memorial
  • 22 May: Blessed Maria Domenica Brun Barbantini, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 14 July: Saint Camillus de Lellis, priest and founder – Solemnity
  • 26 September: Blessed Luigi Tezza, priest – Memorial
  • 16 October: Blessed Giuseppina Vannini, virgin – Optional Memorial
  • 25 October or the Sunday before the Solemnity of All Saints: Dedication of the Church (if the date is unknown) – Solemnity
  • 16 November: Our Lady, Health of the Sick – Feast

CapuchinsEdit

  • 23 September: Saint Padre Pio, priest – Solemnity

CarmelitesEdit

ClaretiansEdit

Discalced CarmelitesEdit

DominicansEdit

FranciscansEdit

JesuitsEdit

MercedariansEdit

  • 17 April: Blessed Marianna of Jesus Navarro, virgin – Memorial
  • 27 April: Saint Peter Armengol, religious and martyr – Memorial
  • 13 May: Saint Peter Nolasco, religious and founder – Solemnity
  • 9 July: Most Holy Redeemer – Feast
  • 28 August: Saint Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church – Feast
  • 31 August: Saint Raymund Nonnatus, priest – Feast
  • 19 September: Saint Mary of Cervellon, virgin – Memorial (Feast for Nuns)
  • 24 September: Our Lady of Mercy – Solemnity
  • 25 October: Dedication of the Church (if date is unknown) – Solemnity
  • 6 November: All the Saints of the Order – Feast
  • 7 November: Commemoration of All of the Faithful Departed of the Order
  • 14 November: Saint Serapion, religious and martyr – Memorial
  • 6 December: Saint Peter Paschasius, bishop and martyr – Memorial

Missionaries of CharityEdit

Missionaries of the Precious BloodEdit

NorbertinesEdit

OratoriansEdit

  • 16 January: Saint Joseph Vaz, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 30 January: Blessed Sebastian Valfrè, priest – Memorial
  • 26 May: Saint Philip Neri, priest and founder – Solemnity
  • 26 August: Blessed John Henry Newman, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 30 August: Blessed Juvenal Ancina, bishop – Memorial
  • 5 October: Saint Luigi Scrosoppi, priest – Memorial
  • 15 December: Blessed Anthony Grassi, priest – Optional Memorial

PassionistsEdit

RedemptoristsEdit

  • 5 January: Saint John of Nepomuk, priest and martyr – Memorial
  • 14 January: Blessed Peter Donders, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 15 March: Saint Clement Mary Hofbauer, religious – Feast
  • Thursday after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart: Eucharistic Heart of Jesus – Optional Memorial
  • 27 June: Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Feast
  • 28 June: Blessed Nicholas Charnetsky, bishop and companions, martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 30 June: Blessed Jenaro Maria Samelli, priest – Memorial
  • 1 August: Saint Alphonsus Mary Liguori, bishop, founder and doctor of the Church – Solemnity
  • 25 August: Blessed Methodius Dominic Trchka, martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 26 September: Blessed Gaspar Stanggsinger, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 5 October: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 16 October: Saint Gerard Majella, religious – Memorial
  • 7 November: Blessed José Javier Gorosterratzu Jaunarena and companions, martyrs – Memorial

Pauline FamilyEdit

  • Saturday after the Ascension: Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles – Feast
  • 30 June: Saint Paul the Apostle, Patron Saint of the Congregation – Solemnity
  • 3 September: Our Lady, Mother of the Good Shepherd – Memorial
  • 4 September: Saint Gregory the Great, pope and doctor of the Church – Memorial
  • 22 October: Blessed Timothy Giaccardo, priest – Memorial
  • Last Sunday of October: Jesus, Divine Master – Solemnity
  • 26 November: Blessed James Alberione, priest and founder – Feast

PiaristsEdit

  • 6 February: Saint Dorothy, virgin and martyr — Optional Memorial
  • 26 February: Saint Paula Montal, virgin — Optional Memorial
  • 8 March: Saint Faustino Míguez, priest — Optional Memorial
  • 18 March: Blessed Celestina Donati, virgin — Optional Memorial
  • 8 May: Our Lady, Mother of God of the Pious Schools — Feast
  • 15 July: Saint Pompilio María Pirrotti, priest — Memorial
  • 25 August: Saint Joseph Calasanctius, priest and founder — Solemnity
  • 12 September: Most Holy Name of Mary — Feast
  • 17 September: Blessed Anthony Mary Schwartz, priest — Optional Memorial
  • 19 September: Blessed María Baldillou and companions, martyrs — Optional Memorial (Memorial for Nuns)
  • 22 September: Blessed Dionisio Pamplona, priest and companions, martyrs — Memorial
  • 17 October: Blessed Peter Casani, priest — Memorial
  • 25 October: Dedication of the Church (if date is unknown) — Solemnity
  • 3 November: Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed of the Order
  • 4 November: Commemoration of All the Departed Family, Benefactors of the Order
  • 6 November: Commemoration of All the Departed Priests of the Order
  • 7 November: Commemoration of All the Departed Nuns of the Order
  • 27 November: Patronage of Saint Joseph Calasanctius — Optional Memorial

SalesiansEdit

SalvatoriansEdit

ServitesEdit

  • 12 January: Saint Anthony Mary Pucci, priest – Feast
  • 15 January: Blessed James of Pieve, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 3 February: Blessed Joachim of Sienna – Memorial
  • 17 February: Seven Holy Founders of the Order – Solemnity
  • 19 February: Blessed Elizabeth Picenardi, virgin – Optional Memorial
  • Friday after the Fifth Sunday of Lent: Our Lady at the Foot of the Cross – Feast
  • 4 May: Saint Peregine Laziosi, religious – Feast
  • 8 May: Our Lady, Mother and Mediatrix of All Graces – Optional Memorial
  • 11 May: Blessed John Benincasa, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 12 May: Blessed Francis of Sienna, priest – Memorial
  • 30 May: Blessed James Bertoni, priest – Memorial
  • 19 June: Saint Juliana Falconieri, virgin – Feast (Solemnity for the Nuns)
  • 27 June: Blessed Thomas of Orvieto, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 1 July: Blessed Ferdinand Baccilieri, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 4 July: Blessed Ubaldus of Borgo Sansepolcro, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 13 July: Saint Clelia Barbieri, virgin – Memorial
  • 23 August: Saint Philip Benizi, religious – Feast
  • 28 August: Saint Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church – Feast
  • 31 August: Blessed Andrea of Borgo Sansepolcro, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 1 September: Blessed Giovanna of Firenze, virgin – Optional Memorial (Memorial for the Nuns)
  • 5 September: Blessed Maria Maddalena Starace, virgin – Optional Memorial
  • 6 September: Blessed Bonaventure of Forlì, priest – Memorial
  • 15 September: Our Lady of Sorrows, Principal Patroness of the Order – Solemnity
  • 17 September: Blessed Cecilia Eusepi, virgin – Optional Memorial
  • 22 September: Dedication of the Basilica of Monte Senario – Memorial
  • 3 October: Blessed María Guadalupe Ricart Olmos, virgin and martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 25 October: Blessed Giovannangelo Porro – Memorial
  • 16 November: All of Saints of the Order – Feast
  • 17 November: Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed of the Order
  • 10 December: Blessed Jerome of Sant'Angelo in Vado, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 15 December: Blessed Bonaventure of Pistoia, priest – Optional Memorial

Society of the Divine WordEdit

TheatinesEdit

  • 4 January: Saint Giuseppe Maria Tomasi, priest – Feast
  • 8 May: Our Lady, Immaculate Mother – Feast
  • 16 June: Blessed Paolo Burali, bishop – Memorial
  • 7 August: Saint Cajetan, priest and founder – Solemnity
  • 14 September: Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Solemnity
  • 10 November: Saint Andrew Avelino, priest – Feast
  • 12 December: Blessed John Marinonio, priest – Memorial

TrinitariansEdit

Vincentian FamilyEdit

Includes the Congregation of the Missions and the Daughters of Charity of Saint Paul

  • 4 January: Saint Elizabeth Anne Seton, religious – Memorial
  • 7 January: Blessed Lindalva Justo de Oliveira, virgin and martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 25 January: The Conversion of Saint Paul, anniversary of the Institution of the Congregation of Missions – Feast
  • 1 February: Blesseds Marie-Anne Vaillot and Otilia Baumgarten, virgins and martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 3 February: Blessed Josephine Nicoli, virgin – Optional Memorial
  • 7 February: Blessed Rosalia Rendu, virgin – Optional Memorial
  • 26 April: Translation of the Relics of Saint Vincent de Paul – Optional Memorial
  • 9 May: Saint Louise de Marillac, religious and cofounder – Solemnity
  • 23 May: Saint Joanna Antide Thouret, virgin – Optional Memorial
  • 30 May: Blessed Martha Mary Wiecka, virgin – Optional Memorial
  • 26 June: Blessed Mary Magdalene Fontaine and companions, virgins and martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 9 July: Saints Francis Regis Clet, Augustine Zhao Rong, priests and companions, martyrs – Memorial
  • 28 July: Saint Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor of the Church – Optional Memorial
  • 30 July: Saint Justin de Jacobis, bishop – Memorial
  • 30 August: Blessed Ghebre Michael, priest and martyr —Memorial
  • 2 September: Blesseds Louis Joseph François and companions, priests and martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 9 September: Blessed Frederic Ozanam – Optional Memorial
  • 11 September: Saint John Gabriel Perboyre, priest and martyr – Memorial
  • 27 September: Saint Vincent de Paul, priest and founder – Solemnity
  • Sunday before the Solemnity of All Saints: Dedication of the Church (if date is unknown) – Solemnity
  • 6 November: Blesseds Fortunata Velasco Tobar, priest, Melchora Adoración Cortés Bueno, José Martínez Pérez, virgins and companions, martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 27 November: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal – Feast
  • 28 November: Saint Catharine Labouré, virgin – Memorial
  • 10 December: Blessed Marco Antonio Durando, priest – Optional Memorial

National CalendarsEdit

Only variations from the General Roman Calendar for celebrations according to the Roman Rite are given here. The various Eastern Catholic Churches have completely different liturgical calendars, as do Latin Rite Catholics who use the Ambrosian and Mozarabic Rites.

AngolaEdit

ArgentinaEdit

According to the national calendar of Argentina, as requested by the Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) and approved by the Holy See:

AustraliaEdit

See Liturgy Brisbane

Austria, Germany, SwitzerlandEdit

The Episcopal Conferences of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland share one regional proper calendar, although each country remains free to insert additional celebrations (Austria, for example, has inscribed the optional memorial of Blessed Charles of Austria for its territory on 21 October).

From Das Stundenbuch Online[17]

BelgiumEdit

BoliviaEdit

Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and SwazilandEdit

BrazilEdit

CanadaEdit

According to the national calendar of Canada, as requested by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and approved by the Holy See:

Cape VerdeEdit

ChileEdit

According to the national calendar of Chile, as requested by the Episcopal Conference of Chile (CECh) and approved by the Holy See:

China, Hong Kong and TaiwanEdit

From the website of the Chinese Regional Bishops' Conference[18]

ColombiaEdit

Costa RicaEdit

CroatiaEdit

Czech RepublicEdit

Democratic Republic of CongoEdit

DenmarkEdit

EcuadorEdit

EnglandEdit

According to the national calendar of England,[19] as requested by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and approved by the Holy See:

FinlandEdit

From the website of the Catholic Church in Finland[20]

FranceEdit

According to the Calendrier propre à la France[21]

GuatemalaEdit

Guinea-BissauEdit

GreeceEdit

HaitiEdit

HungaryEdit

IndiaEdit

IrelandEdit

According to the national calendar of Ireland,[22] as drawn up by the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference and approved by the Holy See:

JapanEdit

KoreaEdit

LebanonEdit

LithuaniaEdit

LuxembourgEdit

MaltaEdit

MexicoEdit

MozambiqueEdit

NetherlandsEdit

New ZealandEdit

NigeriaEdit

North Africa (Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia)Edit

The dioceses within Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia constitute one Episcopal Conference, and so share one regional proper calendar.

  • 3 January: Saint Fulgentius of Ruspe, bishop – Memorial
  • 5 January: Saints Longinus, Eugenius, and Vindemial, bishops and martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 8 January: Saints Quodvultdeus and Deogratias, bishops – Optional Memorial
  • 11 January: Saints Victor I, Miltiades, and Gelasius I, popes – Memorial
  • 4 February: Saint Celerina and Companions, martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 7 March: Saints Perpetua and Felicity, martyrs – Feast
  • 30 April: Our Lady of Africa – Feast
  • 6 May: Saints James, Marianus, and Companions, martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 4 June: Saint Optatus, bishop – Memorial
  • 10 July: Saint Marciana, martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 17 July: Saint Speratus and Companions, martyrs – Memorial
  • 23 August: Saint Emily de Vialar, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 27 August: Saint Monica – Feast
  • 28 August: Saint Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church – Solemnity
  • 30 August: Saints Alypius and Possidius, bishops – Memorial
  • 10 September: Saint Nemesius and Companions, martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 12 September: Saint Marcellinus, martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 16 September: Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyr – Solemnity
  • 30 October: Saints Marcellus and Maximilian of Tebessa, martyrs – Memorial
  • 5 December: Saint Crispina, martyr – Memorial

NorwayEdit

From the website of the Catholic Church in Norway[23]

PanamaEdit

ParaguayEdit

PeruEdit

PhilippinesEdit

PolandEdit

PortugalEdit

As by the Secretariado Nacional de Liturgia (National Secretariat of Liturgy):[24][25]

Puerto RicoEdit

According to the proper calendar of Puerto Rico, as requested by the Puerto Rican Episcopal Conference and approved by the Holy See:

RomaniaEdit

RussiaEdit

São Tomé and PrincipéEdit

ScotlandEdit

According to the national calendar of Scotland, as requested by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland and approved by the Holy See:[26]

SlovakiaEdit

SloveniaEdit

SpainEdit

Sri LankaEdit

  • 16 January : Saint Joseph Vaz – Feast
  • 4 February: Our Lady of Lanka – Solemnity

SudanEdit

SwedenEdit

From the website of the Diocese of Stockholm[27]

UgandaEdit

  • 3 June: Saints Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs – Solemnity
  • 20 October: Blessed Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa, martyrs – Feast

UkraineEdit

United StatesEdit

According to the national calendar of the United States,[28] as requested by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and approved by the Holy See:

Ordinariate useEdit

In addition to the national calendar of the United States, the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter contains a number of saints from the British Isles in its liturgical calendar;[32] this calendar now supplants the former one used by Anglican Use Catholics in the United States:[33] prior to 2015.

UruguayEdit

VenezuelaEdit

VietnamEdit

WalesEdit

According to the national calendar of Wales,[34] as requested by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and approved by the Holy See:

Local calendarsEdit

The calendar for a diocese is typically based on a national calendar, such as those listed above, with a few additions. For instance, the anniversary of the dedication of the cathedral is celebrated as a Solemnity in the cathedral church and as a Feast in all the other churches of the diocese. The feast day of the principal Patron saint of the diocese is celebrated as a Feast throughout the diocese.[35]

The calendar of a parish is based on the calendar of its diocese, but—in addition to the celebrations in the diocesan calendar—there are other celebrations, including the anniversary of the dedication of the parish church and the feast day of the principal Patron saint of the church, both of which are celebrated as Solemnities.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Calendarium Romanum (Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, 1969)
  2. ^ a b The Roman Missal (Liturgy Training Publications ISBN 978-1-56854-991-0)
  3. ^ a b Missale Romanum 2002 (lat)
  4. ^ Martyrologium Romanum (Typis Vaticanis, 2001 ISBN 88-209-7210-7)
  5. ^ "Memoria S. Christophori, anno circiter 1550 in Calendario romano ascripta, Calendariis particularibus relinquitur: quamvis Acta S. Christophori fabulosa sint, antiqua inveniuntur monumenta eius venerationis; attamen cultus huius Sancti non pertinet ad traditionem romanam" – Calendarium Romanum (Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis 1969), p. 131.
  6. ^ Missale Romanum, editio typica tertia 2002, Libreria Editrice Vaticana
  7. ^ Liturgia Horarum iuxta ritum Romanum, editio typica altera 2000, Libreria Editrice Vaticana
  8. ^ An example is Ordo Missae Celebrandae et Divini Officii persolvendi secundum calendarium Romanum generale pro anno liturgico 2006 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana).
  9. ^ Sacrosanctum Concilium, 111 Archived 21 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Columbia University in the City of New York, "Liturgical Year"
  11. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, "church year"
  12. ^ Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "sanctorale"
  13. ^ John Hardon, Modern Catholic Dictionary, "Proper of the Saints"
  14. ^ General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, 58
  15. ^ Notification "Per Decretum die"
  16. ^ "St Mary Magdalene's memorial is promoted to a feast day". Catholic Herald. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  17. ^ Das Stundenbuch online
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  19. ^ Liturgical Calendar, Liturgy Office, The Catholic Church in England and Wales
  20. ^ Liturginen kalenteri | Katolinen kirkko Suomessa
  21. ^ Calendrier propre à la France
  22. ^ National Calendar of Ireland on-line
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  26. ^ Liturgical Calendar, Scottish Catholic Education Service
  27. ^ Hem | Katolska kyrkan
  28. ^ Proper Calendar for the Dioceses of the United States of America
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  30. ^ USCCB Committee on Divine Worship Newsletter, August–September 2013, pg. 29
  31. ^ USCCB Committee on Divine Worship Newsletter, September 2014, pg. 33
  32. ^ Liturgical Calendar for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter
  33. ^ Book of Divine Worship, pg. 9ff
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