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Liturgical Year 2023-2024, Vol. 5

Ordinary Time after Easter

by Jennifer Gregory Miller (editor)

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Book Description

This fifth volume of the 2023-2024 Liturgical Year series covers the first half of the long stretch of Ordinary Time between Pentecost and Advent (the 7th through the 20th weeks, from May 20 – August 24), providing a rich set of resources for families to use in living the liturgical year in the domestic church. Resources include biographies of the saints to match each feast day, histories of the various celebrations and devotions, spirituality, descriptions of customs from around the world, prayers, activities and recipes.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the Liturgical Year
  • Introduction to Ordinary Time
  • May 20th (Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church; Optional Memorial of St. Bernardine of Siena, Priest)
  • May 21st (Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time; Opt. Mem. of St. Christopher Magallanes, Priest & Martyr, & Companions, Martyrs)
  • May 22nd (Wednesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Rita of Cascia, Religious; Ember Wednesday)
  • May 23rd (Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time)
  • May 24th (Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time; Ember Friday)
  • May 25th (Saturday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time; Ember Saturday; Opt Mem of St. Bede the Venerable, Priest & Doctor; St. Gregory VII, Pope; St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Virgin)
  • May 26th (Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity)
  • May 27th (Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop)
  • May 28th (Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • May 29th (Wednesday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Paul VI, Pope)
  • May 30th (Thursday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • May 31st (Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • June 1st (Memorial of St. Justin, Martyr)
  • June 2nd (Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi))
  • June 3rd (Memorial of Sts. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs)
  • June 4th (Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • June 5th (Memorial of St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr)
  • June 6th (Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Norbert, Bishop)
  • June 7th (Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus)
  • June 8th (Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
  • June 9th (Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
  • June 10th (Monday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • June 11th (Memorial of St. Barnabas, Apostle)
  • June 12th (Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • June 13th (Memorial of St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church)
  • June 14th (Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • June 15th (Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • June 16th (Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • June 17th (Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time )
  • June 18th (Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time)
  • June 19th (Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Romuald, Abbot)
  • June 20th (Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time)
  • June 21st (Memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious)
  • June 22nd (Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of Sts John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs; Opt Mem of St. Paulinus of Nola, Bishop)
  • June 23rd (Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • June 24th (Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist)
  • June 25th (Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • June 26th (Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, Priest)
  • June 27th (Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)
  • June 28th (Memorial of St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr)
  • June 29th (Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles)
  • June 30th (Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
  • July 1st (Monday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Junípero Serra, Priest (USA))
  • July 2nd (Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • July 3rd (Feast of St. Thomas, Apostle)
  • July 4th (Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of Independence Day (USA))
  • July 5th (Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Priest; Opt Mem of St. Elizabeth of Portugal (USA))
  • July 6th (Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr)
  • July 7th (Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • July 8th (Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • July 9th (Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs)
  • July 10th (Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • July 11th (Memorial of St. Benedict, Abbot)
  • July 12th (Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • July 13th (Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Henry )
  • July 14th (Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
  • July 15th (Memorial of St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)
  • July 16th (Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of Our Lady of Mount Carmel)
  • July 17th (Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • July 18th (Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest (USA))
  • July 19th (Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • July 20th (Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr)
  • July 21st (Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • July 22nd (Feast of St. Mary Magdalene)
  • July 23rd (Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Bridget, Religious)
  • July 24th (Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Sharbel (Charbel) Makhlūf, Priest)
  • July 25th (Feast of St. James, Apostle)
  • July 26th (Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • July 27th (Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • July 28th (Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time; World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly (USA))
  • July 29th (Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus)
  • July 30th (Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church; Bl. Solanus Casey, Priest (USA))
  • July 31st (Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest)
  • August 1st (Memorial of St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)
  • August 2nd (Friday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop; Opt Mem of St. Peter Julian Eymard, Priest)
  • August 3rd (Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • August 4th (Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time )
  • August 5th (Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major)
  • August 6th (Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord)
  • August 7th (Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of Sts. Sixtus II, Pope; and Companions, Martyrs; St. Cajetan, Priest)
  • August 8th (Memorial of St. Dominic, Priest)
  • August 9th (Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Virgin and Martyr)
  • August 10th (Feast of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr)
  • August 11th (Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
  • August 12th (Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious)
  • August 13th (Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of Saints Pontian, Pope; Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs)
  • August 14th (Memorial of St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest and Martyr)
  • August 15th (Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • August 16th (Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Stephen of Hungary)
  • August 17th (Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
  • August 18th (Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
  • August 19th (Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. John Eudes, Priest )
  • August 20th (Memorial of St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church)
  • August 21st (Memorial of St. Pius X, Pope)
  • August 22nd (Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • August 23rd (Friday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Rose of Lima, Virgin)
  • August 24th (Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle)