Liturgical Year 2016-2017, Vol. 4


by Jennifer Gregory Miller and Darden Brock (editors)

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Book Description

This fourth volume of the 2016-2017 Liturgical Year series covers all the days of Easter Season from the Easter Vigil through Pentecost Sunday, 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, penitential spirituality, descriptions of customs from around the world, prayers, activities and recipes. The rich array of liturgical year resources on was developed by two family and liturgical year experts, Jennifer Gregory Miller and Darden Brock. In this series, these resources are gathered together in eBooks, with one chapter for each day in the covered period. The body of each chapter includes the main biographical, historical and devotional texts for the day, with links to additional prayers, activities and recipes, and to the daily readings for the Mass. The 2016-2017 Liturgical Year series provides a wonderful way for parents, priests, and religious educators to learn how to get Catholicism into our very bones!

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the Liturgical Year
  • Introduction to Easter
  • April 15th (Easter Vigil)
  • April 16th (Easter Sunday)
  • April 17th (Easter Monday)
  • April 18th (Easter Tuesday)
  • April 19th (Easter Wednesday)
  • April 20th (Easter Thursday)
  • April 21st (Easter Friday)
  • April 22nd (Easter Saturday)
  • April 23rd (Divine Mercy Sunday)
  • April 24th (Optional Memorial of St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr)
  • April 25th (Feast of St. Mark, evangelist)
  • April 26th (Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Can); St. Raphael Arnaiz Baron, monk (Spain))
  • April 27th (Thursday of the Second Week of Easter)
  • April 28th (Optional Memorial of St. Peter Chanel, priest and martyr (NZ, Feast); Optional Memorial of St. Louis Mary de Montfort, priest; Gianna Molla, mother (Italy))
  • April 29th (Memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor)
  • April 30th (Third Sunday of Easter)
  • May 1st (Optional Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker)
  • May 2nd (Memorial of St. Athanasius, bishop and doctor)
  • May 3rd (Feast of Sts. Philip and James, apostles)
  • May 4th (Thursday of the Third Week of Easter)
  • May 5th (Friday of the Third Week of Easter)
  • May 6th (Saturday of the Third Week of Easter)
  • May 7th (Fourth Sunday of Easter)
  • May 8th (Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter)
  • May 9th (Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter)
  • May 10th (Optional Memorial of St. Damien de Veuster, priest; St. John of Avila (some places))
  • May 11th (Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter)
  • May 12th (Optional Memorial of Sts. Nereus and Achilleus, martyrs; Optional Memorial of St. Pancras, martyr)
  • May 13th (Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima)
  • May 14th (Fifth Sunday of Easter)
  • May 15th (Optional Memorial of St. Isidore (USA))
  • May 16th (Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter)
  • May 17th (Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter)
  • May 18th (Optional Memorial of St. John I, pope and martyr)
  • May 19th (Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter)
  • May 20th (Optional Memorial of St. Bernardine of Siena, priest)
  • May 21st (Sixth Sunday of Easter)
  • May 22nd (Optional Memorial of Saint Rita of Cascia, religious)
  • May 23rd (Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter)
  • May 24th (Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter: Australia: Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians; Bl. Louis-Zepherin Moreau (Canada))
  • May 25th (Ascension of Our Lord or the Optional Memorial of St. Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor; St. Gregory VII, pope; St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin)
  • May 26th (Memorial of St. Philip Neri, priest)
  • May 27th (Optional Memorial of St. Augustine of Canterbury, bishop)
  • May 28th (Solemnity of the Ascension or the Seventh Sunday of Easter)
  • May 29th (Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter)
  • May 30th (Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter)
  • May 31st (Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • June 1st (Memorial of St. Justin, martyr)
  • June 2nd (Optional Memorial of Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs)
  • June 3rd (Memorial of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, martyrs)
  • June 4th (Pentecost Sunday)