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Liturgical Year 2020-2021, Vol. 5

Ordinary Time after Easter

by Jennifer Gregory Miller and Darden Brock (editors)

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Book Description

This fifth volume of the 2020-2021 Liturgical Year series covers the first half of the long stretch of Ordinary Time between Pentecost and Advent (the 8th through the 21st weeks, from May 24 – August 28), 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. The rich array of liturgical year resources on CatholicCulture.org 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 2020-2021 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 Ordinary Time
  • May 24th (Monday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time; Australia: Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians; Bl. Louis-Zepherin Moreau (Canada))
  • May 25th (Tuesday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time; 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 (Thursday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Augustine of Canterbury, bishop)
  • May 28th (Friday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • May 29th (Saturday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Paul VI, pope; St. Ursula Ledóchowska (Poland))
  • May 30th (Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity)
  • May 31st (Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • June 1st (Memorial of St. Justin, martyr)
  • June 2nd (Wednesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs)
  • June 3rd (Memorial of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, martyrs)
  • June 4th (Friday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • June 5th (Memorial of St. Boniface, bishop and martyr)
  • June 6th (Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ)
  • June 7th (Monday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • June 8th (Tuesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • June 9th (Wednesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Ephrem, deacon and doctor)
  • June 10th (Thursday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • June 11th (Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; St. Barnabas)
  • June 12th (Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
  • June 13th (Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • June 14th (Monday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time)
  • June 15th (Tuesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time)
  • June 16th (Wednesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time)
  • June 17th (Thursday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time; St. Albert Chmielowski (Poland))
  • June 18th (Friday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time)
  • June 19th (Saturday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Romuald, abbot)
  • June 20th (Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • June 21st (Memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, confessor)
  • June 22nd (Tuesday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Paulinus of Nola, bishop and confessor; Optional Memorial of Sts. John Fisher, bishop and martyr and Thomas More, martyr)
  • June 23rd (Wednesday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • June 24th (Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist)
  • June 25th (Friday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • June 26th (Saturday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, priest (in some dioceses))
  • June 27th (Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • June 28th (Memorial of St. Irenaeus, bishop and martyr)
  • June 29th (Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, apostles)
  • June 30th (Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome)
  • July 1st (Thursday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of Saint Junipero Serra, priest (USA); St. Oliver Plunket, bishop & martyr (some places))
  • July 2nd (Friday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • July 3rd (Feast of St. Thomas, apostle)
  • July 4th (Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • July 5th (Monday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Anthony Zaccaria, priest; St. Elizabeth of Portugal)
  • July 6th (Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr)
  • July 7th (Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Bl. Peter To Rot)
  • July 8th (Thursday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Bl. Peter Vigne, priest (GRC))
  • July 9th (Friday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Augustine Zhao Rong, priest and companions, Chinese martyrs)
  • July 10th (Saturday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • July 11th (Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • July 12th (Monday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Sts. Louis and Zelia Martin)
  • July 13th (Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Henry; St.Clelia Barbieri, foundress (Italy))
  • July 14th (Memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin)
  • July 15th (Memorial of St. Bonaventure, bishop and doctor)
  • July 16th (Friday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel)
  • July 17th (Saturday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • July 18th (Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • July 19th (Monday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • July 20th (Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Apollinaris, bishop and martyr)
  • July 21st (Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, priest and doctor)
  • July 22nd (Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, apostle to the apostles)
  • July 23rd (Friday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Bridget, religious)
  • July 24th (Saturday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Sharbel (Charbel) Makhloof, priest)
  • July 25th (Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • July 26th (Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary)
  • July 27th (Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • July 28th (Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • July 29th (Memorial of St. Martha, Mary and Lazarus)
  • July 30th (Friday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor; Bl. Solanus Casey, priest)
  • July 31st (Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest)
  • August 1st (Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time )
  • August 2nd (Monday of the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Eusebius of Vercelli, bishop and Optional Memorial of Saint Peter Julian Eymard, priest)
  • August 3rd (Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War (Spain))
  • August 4th (Memorial of St. John Vianney, priest; Blessed Frédéric Janssoone OFM (Canada))
  • August 5th (Thursday of the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of the Dedication of St. Mary Major)
  • August 6th (Feast of the Transfiguration)
  • August 7th (Saturday of the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of Sts. Sixtus II, pope and martyr and companions, martyrs and Optional Memorial of St. Cajetan, priest)
  • August 8th (Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • August 9th (Monday of the Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, virgin and martyr )
  • August 10th (Feast of St. Lawrence, deacon and martyr)
  • August 11th (Memorial of St. Clare, virgin)
  • August 12th (Thursday of the Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Jane Frances de Chantal, religious (USA))
  • August 13th (Friday of the Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of Saints Pontian, pope and martyr and Hippolytus, priest and martyr)
  • August 14th (Memorial of St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, priest and martyr)
  • August 15th (The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • August 16th (Monday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Stephen of Hungary)
  • August 17th (Tuesday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • August 18th (Wednesday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time)
  • August 19th (Thursday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. John Eudes, priest; St. Bernard Tolomei (Italy))
  • August 20th (Memorial of St. Bernard, abbot and doctor)
  • August 21st (Memorial of St. Pius X, pope)
  • August 22nd (Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time)
  • August 23rd (Monday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Rose of Lima, virgin)
  • August 24th (Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle)
  • August 25th (Wednesday of the Twenty First Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorials of St. Louis of France, King and St. Joseph Calasanz, priest)
  • August 26th (Thursday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time)
  • August 27th (Memorial of St. Monica)
  • August 28th (Memorial of St. Augustine, bishop, confessor and doctor)