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Below are links to pages that describe customs, traditions, devotions, legends, and lore related to the traditional Catholic liturgical year per the 1962 Missal and calendar used by most traditional priestly fraternities. All Biblical references are to the Douay-Rheims with the Septuagint's Psalm numbering. The dates given are for the 2011-2012 liturgical year (dates in italics are movable).

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Advent



Novena to the Immaculate Conception 29 November - 7 December


Christmas Novena I 30 November - 24 December

December: dedicated to the Immaculate Conception


Advent Overview


Advent Wreath & Candles Sundays of Advent: 27 November, 4 December, 11 December, 18 December


Nativity Scenes 1st Sunday of Advent - 6 January or 2 February


Advent Calendars 1-24 December


Jesse Trees 1-24 December


Feast of St. Barbara 4 December


Feast of St. Nicholas 6 December


Feast of the Immaculate Conception 8 December


Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 12 December


Feast of St. Lucy 13 December


Advent Embertide Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after
13 December (St. Lucy's Day): 14, 16, 17 December


Christmas Novena II & Las Posadas 16-24 December


The Golden Nights: O Antiphons 17-23 December

Christmastide



Christmastide Overview


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 24-25 December


Feast of St. Stephen the Deacon 26 December


Feast of St. John the Evangelist 27 December


Feast of the Holy Innocents (Childermas) 28 December


Feast of St. Thomas Becket 29 December


Feast of St. Sylvester 31 December

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January: dedicated to the Holy Name and Childhood of Jesus



Feast of the Circumcision 1 January


Feast of the Holy Name 2 January (1st Sunday of the year, or 2 January if this Sunday falls on the 1st, 6th, or 7th)


Twelfth Night 5 January


Feast of the Epiphany 6 January


Feast of the Holy Family 8 January (1st Sunday after the Epiphany)


The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ 13 January

Time After Epiphany



Time After Epiphany Overview


St. Agnes Eve & St. Agnes Day 20 & 21 January

February: dedicated to the Holy Family



Feast of St. Brigid of Ireland 1 February


Feast of the Purification (Candlemas) 2 February


Feast of St. Blaise 3 February

Septuagesima



Septuagesima Overview


Septuagesima Sunday and its Vigil 4-5 February


St. Valentine's Day 14 February      


Shrovetide 20-21 February

Lent



Lent Overview


Ash Wednesday 22 February


Lenten Embertide Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after the 1st Sunday of Lent: 29 February, 2, 3 March

March: dedicated to St. Joseph



Feast of St. Patrick 17 March


4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) 18 March


Feast of St. Joseph 19 March


Feast of the Annunciation (Lady Day) 25 March


Passiontide & Passion Week begin: Vespers of Passion Sunday, and Passion Sunday 25 March


Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary 30 March (the Friday of Passion Week)

April: dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament


Holy Week begins: Palm Sunday 1 April


Spy Wednesday 4 April


The Sacred Triduum begins: Maundy Thursday 5 April


Good Friday 6 April


Holy Saturday 7 April

Eastertide



Eastertide Overview


Easter Sunday 8 April


Low Sunday 15 April


Major Rogation 25 April


Walpurgisnacht 30 April

May: dedicated to Mary


May Crowning Early May


Minor Rogation 14, 15, 16 May (the 3 days before the Ascension)


Ascension Thursday 17 May (40 days after Easter)


Novena to the Holy Ghost in anticipation of Whitsunday 18 May (10 days before Pentecost)


Vigil of the Pentecost & Pentecost (Whitsunday) 26 & 27 May (50 days after Easter)


Whit Embertide Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after Pentecost: 30 May, 1, & 2 June


Queenship of Mary 31 May

Time After Pentecost


June: dedicated to the Sacred Heart


Time After Pentecost Overview


Trinity Sunday 3 June (the Sunday after Pentecost)


Feast of Corpus Christi 7 June (The Thursday after Trinity Sunday)


Feast of St. Anthony of Padua 13 June


Feast of the Sacred Heart 15 June (the Friday a week after Corpus Christi)


St. John's Eve & St. John's Day 23 & 24 June

July: dedicated to the Precious Blood


Peter's Pence Collection 1 July (the Sunday nearest to 29 June, the the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul)


Feast of the Visitation 2 July


Feast of St. Mary Magdalen 22 July


Feast of St. James the Greater 25 July


Feast of St. Martha 29 July

August: dedicated to the Immaculate Heart


Feast of the Transfiguration 6 August


Feast of St. Lawrence 10 August


Feast of the Assumption (Marymass) 15 August


Feast of King Saint Louis IX 25 August

September: dedicated to the Seven Dolors of Mary


Feast of the Nativity of Mary 8 September


Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Roodmas) 14 September


Michaelmas Embertide Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after the third Sunday in September: 19, 21, 22 September


Feast of Saint Januarius (San Gennaro) 19 September


Feast of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelmas) 29 September

October: dedicated to the Holy Rosary


Feast of St. Francis of Assisi 4 October


All Souls Novena 24 October - 1 November


Feast of Christ the King 28 October (Last Sunday of October)


All Hallows' Eve (Hallowe'en) 31 October

November: dedicated to the Poor Souls


All Saints' Day (Hallowmas) 1 November


All Souls Day 2 November


Feast of St. Martin (Martinmas) 11 November


Last Sunday of Pentecost 25 November


St. Catherine's Day 25 November

 

2012 Advent Dates:
2 December: First Sunday of Advent 2012
9 December: Second Sunday of Advent 
2012
16 December: Third Sunday of Advent, 2012
23 December: Fourth Sunday of Advent, 2012
Tuesday, 25 December: Christmas 2012

For a list of Catholic movies that would be good to watch
throughout the liturgical year, see the Catholic Movies page of this site.

 


 
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