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Liturgical Year 2021-2022, Vol. 1

Advent and Christmas

by Jennifer Gregory Miller (editor)

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Book Description

This first volume of the 2021-2022 Liturgical Year series covers all the days of Advent and Christmas, 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 Advent
  • November 28th (First Sunday of Advent)
  • November 29th (Monday of the First Week of Advent)
  • November 30th (Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle)
  • December 1st (Wednesday of the First Week of Advent; Bl. Charles de Foucauld )
  • December 2nd (Thursday of the First Week of Advent)
  • December 3rd (Memorial of St. Francis Xavier, priest)
  • December 4th (Saturday of the First Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. John Damascene, priest and doctor)
  • December 5th (Second Sunday of Advent)
  • December 6th (Monday of the Second Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. Nicholas, bishop)
  • December 7th (Memorial of St. Ambrose, bishop and doctor)
  • December 8th (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • December 9th (Thursday of the Second Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (USA))
  • December 10th (Friday of the Second Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto)
  • December 11th (Saturday of the Second Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. Damasus I, pope)
  • December 12th (Third Sunday of Advent)
  • December 13th (Memorial of St. Lucy, virgin and martyr)
  • December 14th (Memorial of St. John of the Cross, priest and doctor)
  • December 15th (Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent)
  • December 16th (Thursday of the Third Week of Advent)
  • December 17th (Friday of the Third Week of Advent )
  • December 18th (Saturday of the Third Week of Advent )
  • December 19th (Fourth Sunday of Advent )
  • December 20th (Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent )
  • December 21st (Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. Peter Canisius, priest and doctor )
  • December 22nd (Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent )
  • December 23rd (Thursday of the Fourth Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. John of Kanty, priest)
  • Introduction to Christmas
  • December 24th (Christmas Eve)
  • December 25th (Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas))
  • December 26th (Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph)
  • December 27th (Feast of Saint John, Apostle and evangelist)
  • December 28th (Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs)
  • December 29th (Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas; Optional Memorial of St. Thomas Becket, Bishop and Martyr)
  • December 30th (Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas)
  • December 31st (Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas; Optional Memorial of St. Sylvester I, pope)
  • January 1st (Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, The Octave Day of Christmas)
  • January 2nd (Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord)
  • January 3rd (Monday after Epiphany; Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus)
  • January 4th (Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious (USA and CAN); Tuesday after the Epiphany)
  • January 5th (Memorial of St. John Neumann, bishop (USA); Wednesday after the Epiphany)
  • January 6th (Thursday after Epiphany; Optional Memorial of St. Andre Bessette, religious; Epiphany (in some dioceses))
  • January 7th (Friday after Epiphany; Optional Memorial of St. Raymond of Penafort, priest; St. Andre Bessette, religious (Can))
  • January 8th (Saturday after Epiphany)
  • January 9th (Feast of the Baptism of the Lord)