Liturgical Year 2017-2018, Vol. 2

Ordinary Time before Lent

by Jennifer Gregory Miller and Darden Brock (editors)

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Book Description

This second volume of the 2017-2018 Liturgical Year series covers all the days of Ordinary Time between Christmas and Lent, providing a rich set of resources for families to use in living the liturgical year in the domestic church, that is, in their own families. Resources include biographies of the saints to match each feast day, histories of the various celebrations and devotions, descriptions of customs from around the world, prayers, activities and recipes.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the Liturgical Year
  • Introduction to Ordinary Time
  • January 9th (Tuesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time; Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot )
  • January 10th (Wednesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 11th (Thursday of the First Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 12th (Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time; St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, virgin and Founder (Canada))
  • January 13th (Optional Memorial of St. Hilary of Poitiers, bishop and doctor; Memorial of St. Kentigern, bishop (Scotland))
  • January 14th (Second Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • January 15th (Monday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 16th (Tuesday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 17th (Memorial of St. Anthony, abbot)
  • ¬†January 18th (Thursday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 19th (Friday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 20th (Optional Memorials of St. Fabian, pope and martyr; St. Sebastian, martyr)
  • January 21st (Third Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • January 22nd (Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children)
  • January 23rd (Optional Memorials of St. Vincent of Saragossa, deacon & martyr; St. Marianne Cope)
  • January 24th (Memorial of St. Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor; Optional memorial of Our Lady of Peace)
  • January 25th (Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle)
  • January 26th (Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus, bishops)
  • January 27th (Optional Memorial of St. Angela Merici, virgin)
  • January 28th (Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • January 29th (Monday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 30th (Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 31st (Memorial of St. John Bosco, priest)
  • February 1st (Thursday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time; Feast of St. Brigid, Virgin (Ireland) (NZ, Opt. Mem.))
  • February 2nd (Feast of the Presentation of the Lord)
  • February 3rd (Optional Memorial of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr; St. Ansgar, bishop )
  • February 4th (Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time )
  • February 5th (Memorial of St. Agatha, virgin and martyr)
  • February 6th (Memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companions, martyrs)
  • February 7th (Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • February 8th (Optional Memorials of St. Jerome Emiliani, priest; St. Josephine Bakhita, virgin)
  • February 9th (Friday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time; St. Teilo (Wales))
  • February 10th (Memorial of St. Scholastica, virgin)
  • February 11th (Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • February 12th (Monday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • February 13th (Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time; Fat Tuesday)