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Solemnities, Feast Days, Memoriae ...

in the month of the Sacred Heart, June 2018

 1 June - St Justin, Martyr

 3 June - Corpus Christi

 5 June - St Boniface, Bishop & Martyr

 8 June - Sacred Heart of Jesus (Solemnity)

 9 June - Immaculate Heart of Mary  (St Ephrem & St Columba)

10 June - 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time

11 June - St Barnabas, Apostle

13 June - St Anthony of Padua, Priest & Doctor of the Church

22 June - Ss John Fisher & Thomas More, Martyrs,
              St Paulinus of Nola, Bishop, St Joseph Cafasso

24 June - Birth of St John the Baptist

25 June - 37th anniversary of the reported apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje   (also feast of St Maximus of Turin)

26 June - St Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei

27 June - St Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

28 June - St Irenaeus, Father of the Church & Martyr

29 June - Ss Peter & Paul, Apostles

in July 2018

  3 July - St Thomas, the Apostle

  6 July - St Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr

  9 July - St Veronica Giuliani

11 July - St Benedict of Norcia, Abbot, Patron of Europe

15 July - 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time ( St Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church)

16 July - Our Lady of Mount Carmel

21 July - St Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest & Doctor of the Church

22 July - 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (St Mary Magdalen)

23 July - St Bridget of Sweden, Patron of Europe

25 July - St James, the Apostle

31 July - St Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Jesuits

in August 2017

1 August - St Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

2 August - St Eusebius of Vercelli

4 August - St John Mary Vianney, the Curé of Ars, Patron Saint of Priests

5 August - Dedication of Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Roma - Our Lady of Snows

6 August - Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

7 August - St Cajetan of Tiene, Patron Saint of the unemployed

8 August - St Dominic Guzman, Founder of the Dominicans

9 August - St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), Martyr & Co-Patroness of Europe

11 August - St Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Order of St Clare

13 August - 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (feast of St Maximus the Confessor)

14 August - St Maximilian Maria Kolbe, Martyr of Love

15 August - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

17 August - Our Lady of Knock

19 August - St John Eudes, Priest

20 August - 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time (feast of St Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot & Father of the Church)

21 August - St Pius X

22 August - Feast of the Queenship of Mary

23 August - St Rose of Lima

24 August - St Bartholomew, the Apostle

26 August - Our Lady of Częstochowa

28 August - St Augustine, Bishop & Father of the Church

29 August - Feast of the Beheading of St John the Baptist

30 August - St Margaret Clitherow, Martyr

in September 2017

 3 September - St Gregory the Great, Pope & Father of the Church

5 September - St Mother Teresa of Calcutta

8 September - the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary

12 September - The Most Holy Name of Mary

13 September - St John Chrysostom, Bishop & Father of the Church

14 September - Feast of the Exultation of the Cross

15 September - Our Lady of Sorrows
                       St Catherine of Genoa

16 September - St Cyprian

17 September - 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time (feasts of St Hildegarde of Bingen, Doctor of the Church, & St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop & Doctor of the Church)

21 September - St Matthew, the Apostle & Evangelist

23 September - St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

24 September - 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (feast of Our Lady of Walsingham)

26 September - Blessed Pope Paul VI

29 September - Ss Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, the Archangels

30 September - St Jerome, Priest & Father of the Church

in the month of the Holy Rosary, October 2017

  1 October - 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (feasts of St Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, Doctor of the Church, & St Romanus the Melodist)

  2 October - The Guardian Angels

  4 October - St Francis of Assisi

  5 October - St Faustina Kowalska

  7 October - Our Lady of the Rosary

  9 October - St John Leonardi
                   Blessed John Henry Newman

11 October - Pope St John XXIII

13 October - 100th anniversary of Our Lady's final apparition in Fatima when there was a miracle of the sun

15 October - 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (feast of St Teresa of Jesus, Doctor of the Church)

16 October - St Margaret Mary Alacoque (of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart)

17 October - St Ignatius of Antioch

18 October - St Luke, Evangelist

19 October - Ss John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, Noël Chabanel, Priests & their companions, Martyrs

22 October - 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time (feast of St John Paul II)

28 October - Saints Simon & Jude, Apostles

30 October - St Alphonsus Rodriguez SJ

in the month of prayer for the Holy Souls, November 2017

1 November - All Saints

2 November - All Souls

4 November - St Charles Borromeo

8 November - Bl John Duns Scotus, Franciscan priest & Theologian

10 November - St Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor of the Church

15 November - St Albert the Great, Doctor of the Church, Patron Saint of Scientists

16 November - St Gertrude the Great, Abbess

17 November - St Elizabeth of Hungary

21 November - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

23 November - St Clement of Rome, Pope & Martyr

25 November - St Catherine of Alexandria, Patron Saint of Philosophers & Students

26 November - Feast of Christ, King of the Universe
                       ending of the 100th anniversary year celebrating Our Lady's apparitions in Fatima

27 November - St Catherine Labouré (of Rue du Bac & the Miraculous Medal)

30 November - St Andrew, Apostle

in December 2017

  3 December - 1st Sunday of Advent
                      (feast of  St Francis Xavier)

  4 December - St John Damascene

  7 December - St Ambrose of Milan

  8 December - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  9 December - St Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin

10 December - 2nd Sunday of Advent
                      (feast of Our Lady of Loreto)

12 December - Our Lady of Guadalupe

14 December - St John of the Cross

21 December - St Peter Canisius

24 December - 4th Sunday of Advent

25 December - Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Day

26 December - St Stephen (the First Martyr)

27 December - St John, Apostle & Evangelist

28 December - Holy Innocents, Martyrs

31 December - Feast of the Holy Family

in January 2018

  1 January - Solemnity of Mary Most Holy, Mother of God
  51st World Day of Peace, Theme: Migrants and Refugees: men and women in search of peace  
 
2 January - St Basil the Great & St Gregory Nazianzen, Doctors of the Church

  3 January - Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus 

  4 January - Bl Angela of Foligno

  6 January - Solemnity of the Epiphany - World Day of the Missionary Childhood
- in some countries this feast has been transferred to nearest Sunday ie 7th January this year :o(
     but the Bishops of England & Wales have decided to go back to 6th January :o)


  7 January - Feast of the Baptism of the Lord - 1st Luminous Mystery of the Rosary
- where the Epiphany has been changed to Sunday, this feast is celebrated on Monday 8th January   :o(

13 January - St Hilary of Poitiers

18-25 January - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

22 January - St Vincent Pallotti

24 January - St Francis de Sales, Doctor of the Church

25 January - Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle

26 January - St Timothy & St Titus

28 January - St Thomas Aquinas, the 'Angelic' Doctor of the Church

31 January - St John Bosco

in February 2018

  2 February - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord & 22nd World Day for Consecrated LifeSUMMI PONTIFICATUS

 8 February - St Josephine Bakhita

10 February - St Scholastica

11 February - Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes & 25th World Day for the Sick

14 February - Ash Wednesday & the beginning of Lent
        Ss Cyril & Methodius, Patrons of Europe

15 February - St Claude La Colombière

20 February - Blessed Jacinta & Francisco Marto

21 February - St Peter Damian

22 February - Chair of St Peter

in March 2018

18 March - St Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

19 March - Solemnity of St Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

25 March - Palm Sunday & XXXIII World Youth Day

29 March - Holy Thursday - beginning of Easter Triduum with the Mass of the Last Supper

30 March - Good Friday

31 March - Holy Saturday

in April 2018

1 April - Easter Sunday - Day 1 of Octave of Easter

(2 April - 13th anniversary of Saint John Paul II's death)

4 April - St Isidore, bishop & Doctor of the Church

6 April - St Juliana of Cornillon, apostle of the Blessed Sacrament

8 April - Feast of Divine Mercy - Day 8 of Octave of Easter

9 April - Solemnity of the Annunciation (transferred from 25 March)

11 April - St Stanislaus

21 April - St Anselm, bishop & Doctor of the Church

28 April - St Louis Marie de Montfort     
              St Gianna Beretta Molla

29 April - St Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church

30 April - St Joseph Cottolengo

in Mary's month of May, 2018

  1 May - St Joseph the Worker

  2 May - St Athanasius, Bishop & Father of the Church

  3 May - Saints Philip & James, Apostles

  4 May - Holy Martyrs of England and Wales

 6 May - 6th Sunday of Easter

 8 May - Our Lady of the Rosary (Pompeii, Italy, 875)

10 May - Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (40 days after Easter Sunday)
             (St John of Avila, Doctor of the Church)

12 May - St Germanus of Constantinople

13 May - 7th Sunday of Easter    (Our Lady of Fatima)

14 May - St Matthias, Apostle

18 May - St Leonard Murialdo

20 May - Solemnity of Pentecost

21 May - Mary, the Mother of the Church (1st year this feast day is being celebrated on Monday after Pentecost, introduced by Pope Francis)

22 May -  Feast of St Rita of Cascia

24 May - Feast of Jesus, the Eternal High Priest (1st year this feast day is being celebrated on Thursday after Pentecost, introduced by Pope Francis)

25 May - St Bede the Venerable, Father of the Church

27 May - Trinity Sunday     (St Augustine of Canterbury)

30 May - St Joan of Arc

31 May - The Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth