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Liturgical Year 2019-2020, Vol. 1

Advent and Christmas

by Jennifer Gregory Miller and Darden Brock (editors)

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Book Description

This first volume of the 2019-2020 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 1st (First Sunday of Advent)
  • December 2nd (Monday of the First Week of Advent)
  • December 3rd (Memorial of St. Francis Xavier, priest)
  • December 4th (Wednesday of the First Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. John Damascene, priest and doctor)
  • December 5th (Thursday of the First Week of Advent)
  • December 6th (Friday of the First Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. Nicholas, bishop)
  • December 7th (Memorial of St. Ambrose, bishop and doctor)
  • December 8th (Second Sunday of Advent)
  • December 9th (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception)
  • December 10th (Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto)
  • December 11th (Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent; 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 (Third Sunday of Advent)
  • December 16th (Monday of the Third Week of Advent)
  • December 17th (Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent; St. Jose Manyanet, priest)
  • December 18th (Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent)
  • December 19th (Thursday of the Third Week of Advent)
  • December 20th (Friday of the Third Week of Advent)
  • December 21st (Saturday of the Third Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. Peter Canisius, priest and doctor)
  • December 22nd (Fourth Sunday of Advent)
  • December 23rd (Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. John of Kanty, priest)
  • December 24th (Christmas Eve)
  • Introduction to Christmas
  • 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 (Feast of the Holy Family)
  • December 30th (Sixth day in the Octave of Christmas)
  • 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 (Friday of the Weekdays of Christmas; Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus)
  • January 4th (Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious)
  • January 5th (The Epiphany of the Lord)
  • January 6th (Optional Memorial of St. Andre Bessette, religious; Epiphany (traditional))
  • 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 (Feast of the Baptism of the Lord)