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Liturgical Year 2019-2020, Vol. 2

Ordinary Time before Lent

by Jennifer Gregory Miller and Darden Brock (editors)

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Book Description

This second volume of the 2019-2020 Liturgical Year series covers all the days of Ordinary Time between Christmas and Lent, 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 Ordinary Time
  • January 13th (First Monday in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Hilary of Poitiers, bishop and doctor; Memorial of St. Kentigern, bishop (Scotland))
  • January 14th (Tuesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 15th (Wednesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time; Our Lady of Prompt Succor; Black Christ of Esquipulas (Guatemala) )
  • January 16th (Thursday of the First Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 17th (Memorial of St. Anthony, abbot)
  • January 18th (Saturday of the First Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 19th (Second Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • January 20th (Monday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorials of St. Fabian, pope and martyr; St. Sebastian, martyr)
  • January 21st (Memorial of St. Agnes, virgin and martyr; Our Lady of High Grace (Dominican Republic))
  • January 22nd (Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children)
  • January 23rd (Thursday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorials of St. Vincent of Saragossa, deacon & martyr; St. Marianne Cope)
  • January 24th (Memorial of St. Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor; Optional memorial of Our Lady of Peace)
  • January 25th (Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle)
  • January 26th (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)
  • January 27th (Monday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Angela Merici, virgin)
  • January 28th (Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor)
  • January 29th (Wednesday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 30th (Thursday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time)
  • January 31st (Memorial of St. John Bosco, priest)
  • February 1st (Saturday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time; Feast of St. Brigid, Virgin (Ireland) (NZ, Opt. Mem.))
  • February 2nd (The Presentation of the Lord)
  • February 3rd (Monday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr; St. Ansgar, bishop )
  • February 4th (Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • February 5th (Memorial of St. Agatha, virgin and martyr)
  • February 6th (Memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companions, martyrs)
  • February 7th (Friday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • February 8th (Saturday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorials of St. Jerome Emiliani, priest; St. Josephine Bakhita, virgin)
  • February 9th (Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time )
  • February 10th (Memorial of St. Scholastica, virgin)
  • February 11th (Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes)
  • February 12th (Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • February 13th (Thursday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • February 14th (Memorial of Sts. Cyril, monk and St. Methodius, bishop)
  • February 15th (Saturday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time; St. Claude de la Colombiere, priest (some places))
  • February 16th (Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
  • February 17th (Monday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of Seven Founders of the Order of Servites)
  • February 18th (Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • February 19th (Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • February 20th (Thursday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time; Sts. Francisco & Jacinta Marto (Portugal))
  • February 21st (Friday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Peter Damian, bishop and doctor)
  • February 22nd (Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, apostle)
  • February 23rd (Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time)
  • February 24th (Monday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time)
  • February 25th (Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time)