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The following is the listing of all the feast days for the General Roman Calendar of the Liturgical Year. Each year will have some dates not included because they fall on Sunday or a particular liturgical season. This gives a full overview of all the possible saint and feast days for every year. Also included is the Proper Calendar of the United States, both as a separate list and incorporated within the listings for each month.

Key: BOLD AND ALL CAPS is a Solemnity; Bold with Regular type is a Feast; Regular type is a Memorial and Italic is an Optional Memorial.

Although these are all listed with the feast, the different formatting provides a visual of the different type of feast days within the Liturgical Calendar.

This table is used as an illustration in the post Prioritizing the Liturgical Calendar: Part 1.5, Keeping Track of the Feasts by Jennifer Gregory Miller.

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The Movable Feasts

With the except of Holy Family and Epiphany, all these feasts are dependent on one feast: Easter. Once Easter is determined, all the others line up with the date of Easter.
  • Feast of the Holy Family
  • EPIPHANY (for some countries like the United States)
  • Baptism of the Lord
  • Ash Wednesday
  • PASSION SUNDAY
  • HOLY THURSDAY
  • GOOD FRIDAY
  • EASTER
  • OCTAVE OF EASTER/DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
  • ASCENSION
  • PENTECOST
  • MOST HOLY TRINITY
  • Memorial of BVM, Mother of the Church
  • CORPUS CHRISTI
  • SACRED HEART
  • Memorial of the Immaculate Virgin Mary
  • CHRIST THE KING

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Feasts According to Months

January

  • 1: Octave Day of Christmas, MARY, MOTHER OF GOD – Solemnity
  • 2: Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors – Memorial
  • 3: The Most Holy Name of Jesus – Optional Memorial
  • 4: Elizabeth Ann Seton – Memorial (United States)
  • 5: John Neumann, bishop, Memorial (United States)
  • 6: EPIPHANY (for some countries where it is a Holy Day of Obligation. Other countries including U.S. celebrate on the first Sunday after 1 January) – Solemnity, or Andre Bessette, religious (United States)
  • 7: Raymond of Penyafort, priest – Optional Memorial
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  • 13: Hilary of Poitiers, bishop and doctor – Optional Memorial
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  • 17: Anthony of Egypt, abbot – Memorial
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  • 20: Fabian, pope and martyr; or Sebastian, martyr – Optional Memorials
  • 21: Agnes, virgin and martyr – Memorial
  • 22: Vincent, deacon and martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 23: Vincent, deacon and martyr; Marianne Cope, virgin – Optional Memorials (United States)
  • 24: Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor – Memorial
  • 25: The Conversion of Paul, apostle – Feast
  • 26: Timothy and Titus, bishops – Memorial
  • 27: Angela Merici, virgin – Optional Memorial
  • 28: Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor – Memorial
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  • 31: John Bosco, priest – Memorial

Movable Feasts:

  • Sunday after Epiphany (or, if Epiphany is celebrated on 7 or 8 January, the following Monday): Baptism of the Lord – Feast

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February

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  • 2: Presentation of the Lord – Feast
  • 3: Blase, bishop and martyr, or Ansgar, bishop – Optional Memorials
  • 4: Agatha, virgin and martyr – Memorial
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  • 6: Paul Miki and companions, martyrs – Memorial
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  • 8: Jerome Emiliani, priest, or Josephine Bakhita, virgin – Optional Memorials
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  • 10: Scholastica, virgin – Memorial
  • 11: Our Lady of Lourdes – Optional Memorial
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  • 14: Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop – Memorial
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  • 17: Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order – Optional Memorial
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  • 21: Peter Damian, bishop and doctor of the Church – Optional Memorial
  • 22: Chair of Peter, apostle – Feast
  • 23: Polycarp, bishop and martyr – Memorial
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March

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  • 3: Katharine Drexel, virgin – Optional Memorial (United States)
  • 4: Casimir – Optional Memorial
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  • 7: Perpetua and Felicity, martyrs – Memorial
  • 8: John of God, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 9: Frances of Rome, religious – Optional Memorial
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  • 17: Patrick, bishop – Optional Memorial
  • 18: Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctor – Optional Memorial
  • 19: JOSEPH HUSBAND OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – Solemnity
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  • 23: Turibius of Mogrovejo, bishop – Optional Memorial
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  • 25: ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD – Solemnity
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April

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  • 2: Francis of Paola, hermit – Optional Memorial
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  • 4: Isidore, bishop and doctor of the Church – Optional Memorial
  • 5: Vincent Ferrer, priest – Optional Memorial
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  • 7: John Baptist de la Salle, priest – Memorial
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  • 11: Stanislaus, bishop and martyr – Memorial
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  • 13: Martin I, pope and martyr – Optional Memorial
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  • 21: Anselm of Canterbury, bishop and doctor of the Church – Optional Memorial
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  • 23: George, martyr, or Adalbert, bishop and martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 24: Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 25: Mark the Evangelist – Feast
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  • 28: Peter Chanel, priest and martyr; or Louis Grignon de Montfort, priest – Optional Memorials
  • 29: Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church – Memorial
  • 30: Pius V, pope – Optional Memorial

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May

  • 1: Joseph the Worker – Optional Memorial
  • 2: Athanasius, bishop and doctor – Memorial
  • 3: Philip and James, Apostles – Feast
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  • 10: Damien de Veuster, priest – Optional Memorial (United States)
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  • 12: Nereus and Achilleus, martyrs or Pancras, martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 13: Our Lady of Fatima – Optional Memorial
  • 14: Matthias the Apostle – Feast
  • 15: Isidore the Farmer – Optional Memorial (United States)
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  • 18: John I, pope and martyr – Optional Memorial
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  • 20: Bernardine of Siena, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 21: Christopher Magallanes and companions, martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 22: Rita of Cascia – Optional Memorial
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  • 25: Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor; or Gregory VII, pope or Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin – Optional Memorials
  • 26: Philip Neri, priest – Memorial
  • 27: Augustine (Austin) of Canterbury, bishop – Optional Memorial
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  • 31: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast

Movable Feasts:

  • Monday after Pentecost: Mary Mother of the Church – Memorial
  • First Sunday after Pentecost: MOST HOLY TRINITY – Solemnity
  • Thursday after Holy Trinity or, where this is not a holyday of obligation, on the following Sunday: CORPUS CHRISTI – Solemnity

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June

  • 1: Justin Martyr – Memorial
  • 2: Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 3: Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs – Memorial
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  • 5: Boniface, bishop and martyr – Memorial
  • 6: Norbert, bishop – Optional Memorial
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  • 9: Ephrem, deacon and doctor – Optional Memorial
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  • 11: Barnabas the Apostle – Memorial
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  • 13: Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor – Memorial
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  • 19: Romuald, abbot – Optional Memorial
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  • 21: Aloysius Gonzaga, religious – Memorial
  • 22: Paulinus of Nola, bishop or John Fisher, bishop and martyr and Thomas More, martyr – Optional Memorials
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  • 24: BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST – Solemnity
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  • 27: Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and doctor – Optional Memorial
  • 28: Irenaeus, bishop and martyr – Memorial
  • 29: PETER AND PAUL, Apostles – Solemnity
  • 30: First Martyrs of the Church of Rome – Optional Memorial

Movable Feasts:

  • Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost: SACRED HEART OF JESUS – Solemnity
  • Saturday following the second Sunday after Pentecost: Immaculate Heart of Mary – Memorial

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July

  • 1: Junípero Serra, priest – Optional Memorial (United States)
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  • 3: Thomas the Apostle – Feast
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  • 5: Anthony Zaccaria, priest – Optional Memorial or Elizabeth of Portugal – Optional Memorial (United States)
  • 6: Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr – Optional Memorial
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  • 9: Augustine Zhao Rong and companions, martyrs – Optional Memorial
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  • 11: Benedict, abbot – Memorial
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  • 13: Henry – Optional Memorial
  • 14: Camillus de Lellis, priest – Optional Memorial or Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin – Memorial (United States)
  • 15: Bonaventure, bishop and doctor – Memorial
  • 16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Optional Memorial
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  • 18: Camillus de Lellis, priest – Optional Memorial (United States)
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  • 20: Apollinaris, bishop and martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 21: Lawrence of Brindisi, priest and doctor – Optional Memorial
  • 22: Mary Magdalene – Feast
  • 23: Birgitta, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 24: Sharbel Makhluf, hermit – Optional Memorial
  • 25: James, apostle – Feast
  • 26: Joachim and Anne – Memorial
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  • 29: Martha – Memorial
  • 30: Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor – Optional Memorial
  • 31: Ignatius of Loyola, priest – Memorial

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August

  • 1: Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, bishop and doctor of the Church – Memorial
  • 2: Eusebius of Vercelli, bishop, or Peter Julian Eymard, priest – Optional Memorials
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  • 4: Jean Vianney (the Curé of Ars), priest – Memorial
  • 5: Dedication of the Basilica of Mary Major – Optional Memorial
  • 6: Transfiguration of the Lord – Feast
  • 7: Sixtus II, pope, and companions, martyrs, or Cajetan, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 8: Dominic, priest – Memorial
  • 9: Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), virgin and martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 10: Lawrence, deacon and martyr – Feast
  • 11: Clare, virgin – Memorial
  • 12: Jane Frances de Chantal, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 13: Pontian, pope, and Hippolytus, priest, martyrs – Optional Memorialli>
  • 14: Maximilian Mary Kolbe, priest and martyr – Memorial
  • 15: ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY– Solemnity
  • 16: Stephen of Hungary – Optional Memorial
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  • 19: John Eudes, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 20: Bernard of Clairvaux, abbot and doctor of the Church – Memorial
  • 21: Pius X, pope – Memorial
  • 22: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary – Memorial
  • 23: Rose of Lima, virgin – Optional Memorial
  • 24: Bartholomew the Apostle – Feast
  • 25: Louis or Joseph of Calasanz, priest – Optional Memorial
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  • 27: Monica – Memorial
  • 28: Augustine of Hippo, bishop and doctor of the Church – Memorial
  • 29: The Beheading of John the Baptist, martyr – Memorial
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September

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  • 3: Gregory the Great, pope and doctor – Memorial
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  • 8: Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast
  • 9: Peter Claver, priest – Optional Memorial (Memorial in United States)
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  • 12: Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Optional Memorial
  • 13: John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor – Memorial
  • 14: Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Feast
  • 15: Our Lady of Sorrows – Memorial
  • 16: Cornelius, pope, and Cyprian, bishop, martyrs – Memorial
  • 17: Robert Bellarmine, bishop and doctor – Optional Memorial
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  • 19: Januarius, bishop and martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 20: Andrew Kim Taegon, priest, and Paul Chong Hasang and companions, martyrs – Memorial
  • 21: Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle, Evangelist – Feast
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  • 23: Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), priest – Memorial
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  • 26: Cosmas and Damian, martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 27: Vincent de Paul, priest – Memorial
  • 28: Wenceslaus, martyr or Lawrence Ruiz and companions, martyrs – Optional Memorial
  • 29: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels – Feast
  • 30: Jerome, priest and doctor – Memorial

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October

  • 1: Thérèse of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor – Memorial
  • 2: Guardian Angels – Memorial
  • 3: Francis of Assisi – Memorial
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  • 5: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, priest – Optional Memorial (United States)
  • 6: Bruno, priest – Optional Memorial; Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, virgin – Optional Memorial (United States)
  • 7: Our Lady of the Rosary – Memorial
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  • 9: Denis and companions, martyrs or John Leonardi, priest – Optional Memorial
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  • 11: John XXIII, pope – Optional Memorial
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  • 14: Callistus I, pope and martyr – Optional Memorial
  • 15: Teresa of Jesus, virgin and doctor – Memorial
  • 16: Hedwig, religious or Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin – Optional Memorial
  • 17: Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr – Memorial
  • 18: Luke the Evangelist – Feast
  • 19: Jean de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, priests and martyrs; and their companions, martyrs or Paul of the Cross, priest – Optional Memorial; (United States Jean de Brébeuf et al is a Memorial, and Paul of the Cross moved to Oct 20)
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  • 22: John Paul II, pope – Optional Memorial
  • 23: John of Capistrano, priest – Optional Memorial
  • 24: Anthony Mary Claret, bishop – Optional Memorial
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  • 28: Simon and Jude, apostles – Feast
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November

  • 1: ALL SAINTS – Solemnity
  • 2: COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS – ranked with solemnities
  • 3: Martin de Porres, religious – Optional Memorial
  • 4 : Charles Borromeo, bishop – Memorial
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  • 9: Dedication of the Lateran basilica – Feast
  • 10: Leo the Great, pope and doctor – Memorial
  • 11: Martin of Tours, bishop – Memorial
  • 12: Josaphat, bishop and martyr – Memorial
  • 13: Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin – Memorial (United States)
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  • 15: Albert the Great, bishop and doctor – Optional Memorial
  • 16: Margaret of Scotland or Gertrude the Great, virgin – Optional Memorials
  • 17: Elizabeth of Hungary, religious – Memorial
  • 18: Dedication of the basilicas of Peter and Paul, Apostles – Optional Memorial; Rose Philippine Duchesne, virgin – Optional Memorial (United States)
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  • 21: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Memorial
  • 22: Cecilia, martyr – Memorial
  • 23: Clement I, pope and martyr or Columban, religious – Optional Memorial; Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, priest and martyr – Optional Memorial (United States)
  • 24: Andrew Dung-Lac and his companions, martyrs – Memorial
  • 25: Catherine of Alexandria, martyr – Optional Memorial
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  • 30: Andrew the Apostle – Feast

Movable Feasts:

  • Last Sunday in Ordinary Time (last Sunday before 27 November): OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE – Solemnity

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December

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  • 3: Francis Xavier, priest – Memorial
  • 4 : John Damascene, priest and doctor – Optional Memorial
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  • 6: Nicholas, bishop – Optional Memorial
  • 7: Ambrose, bishop and doctor – Memorial
  • 8: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – Solemnity
  • 9: Juan Diego – Optional Memorial
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  • 11: Damasus I, pope – Optional Memorial
  • 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Optional Memorial (Feast for United States)
  • 13: Lucy of Syracuse, virgin and martyr – Memorial
  • 14: John of the Cross, priest and doctor – Memorial
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  • 21: Peter Canisius, priest and doctor – Optional Memorial
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  • 23: John of Kanty, priest – Optional Memorial
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  • 25: NATIVITY OF THE LORD (CHRISTMAS) – Solemnity
  • 26: Stephen, the first martyr – Feast
  • 27: John the Apostle and evangelist – Feast
  • 28: Holy Innocents, martyrs – Feast
  • 29: Thomas Becket, bishop and martyr – Optional Memorial
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  • 31: Sylvester I, pope – Optional Memorial

Movable Feasts:

  • Sunday within the Octave of Christmas (or, if there is no such Sunday, 30 December): The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph – Feast

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Proper Calendar for the Dioceses of the United States of America

January

  • 1:
  • 4: Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious –Memorial
  • 5: John Neumann, Bishop –Memorial
  • 6: André Bessette, Religious – Optional Memorial
  • 22: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday)
  • 23: Vincent, Deacon and Martyr; Saint Marianne Cope, Virgin– Optional Memorials

March

  • 3: Katharine Drexel, Virgin – Optional Memorial

May

  • 10: Damien de Veuster, Priest – Optional Memorial
  • 15: Isidore , Farmer > – Optional Memorial

July

  • 1: Junípero Serra, Priest – Optional Memorial
  • 4: Independence Day – Optional Memorial
  • 5: Elizabeth of Portugal – Optional Memorial
  • 14: Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin –Memorial
  • 18: Camillus de Lellis, Priest – Optional Memorial

September

  • 9: Peter Claver, Priest – Optional Memorial

October

  • 5: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest – Optional Memorial
  • 6: Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, Virgin – Optional Memorial
  • 19: John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs – Memorial
  • 20: Paul of the Cross, Priest – Optional Memorial

November

  • 13: Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin –Memorial
  • 18: Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin – Optional Memorial
  • 23: Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, Priest and Martyr – Optional Memorial

Movable Feasts:

  • Fourth Thursday — Thanksgiving Day

December

  • 8: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – Solemnity (Patronal Feastday of the United States of America)
  • 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Feast

Movable Feasts In the Proper of Time

  • Sunday between January 2 and 8 — THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD – Solemnity
  • Sunday after the Most Holy Trinity — THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST – Solemnity

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Activity Source: Original Text (JGM) by Jennifer Gregory Miller, © Copyright 2003-2018 by Jennifer Gregory Miller