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Liturgical Year 2018-2019, Vol. 1

Advent and Christmas

by Jennifer Gregory Miller and Darden Brock (editors)

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Book Description

This first volume of the 2018-2019 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
  • December 2nd (First Sunday of Advent)
  • December 3rd (Memorial of St. Francis Xavier, priest)
  • December 4th (Optional Memorial of St. John Damascene, priest and doctor)
  • December 5th (Wednesday of the First Week of Advent)
  • December 6th (Optional Memorial of St. Nicholas, bishop)
  • December 7th (Memorial of St. Ambrose, bishop and doctor)
  • December 8th (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception)
  • December 9th (Second Sunday of Advent)
  • December 10th (Monday of the Second Week of Advent)
  • December 11th (Optional Memorial of St. Damasus I, pope)
  • December 12th (Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
  • December 13th (Memorial of St. Lucy, virgin and martyr)
  • December 14th (Memorial of St. John of the Cross, priest and doctor)
  • December 15th (Saturday of the Second Week of Advent; St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli (Italy))
  • December 16th (Third Sunday of Advent)
  • December 17th (Monday of the Third Week of Advent; St. Jose Manyanet, priest)
  • December 18th (Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent)
  • December 19th (Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent)
  • December 20th (Thursday of the Third Week of Advent)
  • December 21st (Optional Memorial of St. Peter Canisius, priest and doctor)
  • December 22nd (Saturday of the Third Week of Advent)
  • December 23rd (Fourth Sunday of Advent)
  • Introduction to Christmas
  • December 24th (Christmas Eve)
  • December 25th (Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas))
  • December 26th (Feast of St. Stephen, first martyr)
  • December 27th (Feast of St. 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 (Feast of the Holy Family)
  • December 31st (Optional Memorial of St. Sylvester I, pope)
  • January 1st (Octave of Christmas and Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation USA))
  • January 2nd (Memorials of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors)
  • January 3rd (Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus)
  • January 4th (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious)
  • January 5th (Memorial of St. John Neumann, bishop (USA))
  • January 6th (The Epiphany of the Lord)
  • January 7th (Optional Memorial of St. Raymond of Penafort, priest; St. Andre Bessette, religious (Can))
  • January 8th (Tuesday Christmas Weekday)
  • January 9th (Wednesday Christmas Weekday; Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot )
  • January 10th (Thursday Christmas Weekday)
  • January 11th (Friday Christmas Weekday)
  • January 12th (Saturday Christmas Weekday)
  • January 13th (Feast of the Baptism of the Lord)