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Solemnities, Feast Days, Memoriae ...

in April 2017

 2 April - 12th anniversary of Saint John Paul II's death
              5th Sunday of Lent

 9 April - Palm Sunday & XXXII World Youth Day

           Holy Week

11 April - St Stanislaus

13 April - Maunday Thursday

14 April - Good Friday

15 April - Holy Saturday

16 April - Easter Sunday

          Octave of Easter

23 April - Feast of Divine Mercy (2nd Sunday of Easter)

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, 2016

 1 May - 6th Sunday of Easter ( 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

 5 May - Ascension Thursday   .... after which began the first novena of the Church
(some countries have transferred this feast to the following Sunday ... although it knocks out the 40 days from Easter Sunday to Ascension & the 9 days from Ascension to Pentecost)

10 May - St John of Avila, Doctor of the Church

12 May - St Germanus of Constantinople

13 May - Our Lady of Fatima

14 May - St Matthias, Apostle

15 May - Pentecost

18 May - St Leonard Murialdo

22 May -  Trinity Sunday (Feast of St Rita of Cascia)
The Ascension
25 May - St Bede the Venerable, Priest & Doctor of the Church

26 May - Corpus Christi
(some countries have transferred this to following Sunday ie 29 May)

27 May - St Augustine of Canterbury

30 May - St Joan of Arc

31 May -The Most Holy Trinity  The Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth

in the month of the Sacred Heart, June 2016

 1 June - St Justin, Martyr

3 June - Sacred Heart of Jesus (Solemnity)

4 June - Immaculate Heart of Mary

5 June - St Boniface, Bishop & Martyr

9 June - St Ephrem, Father of the Church
              St Columba

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 - Nativity of St John the Baptist

25 June - 35th anniversary of the reported apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje
              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 2016

  3 July - St Thomas, the Apostle

  6 July - St Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr

  9 July - St Veronica Giuliani
              Ss Augustine Zhao Rong, priest & martyr, & companions, martyrs

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

15 July - St Bonaventure, Cardinal & Doctor of the Church

16 July - Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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

22 July - 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 2016

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 - 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 - St Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot & Father of the Church

21 August - St Pius X

22 August - Feast of the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin 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 2016

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

5 September - Blessed 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 - 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 - 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 2016

  1 October - 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

15 October - 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 - 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 2016

  1 November - All Saints

  2 November - All Souls

  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

22 November - Feast of Christ, King of the Universe

23 November - St Clement of Rome, Pope & Martyr

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

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

29 November - 1st Sunday of Advent

30 November - St Andrew, Apostle

in December 2016

  3 December - 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 - Our Lady of Loreto

12 December - Our Lady of Guadalupe

14 December - St John of the Cross

21 December - St Peter Canisius

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

30 December - Feast of the Holy Family

in January 2017

  1 January - Solemnity of Mary Most Holy, Mother of God
                    50th World Day of Peace, Theme: Nonviolence: a style of politics for 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
                        - this feast has been transferred in some countries to Sunday 8th January :o(

  8 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 9th 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 2017

  2 February - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord & 21st World Day for Consecrated Life

  8 February - St Josephine Bakhita

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

14 February - 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 2017

 1 March - Ash Wednesday

17 March - St Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland

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

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

25 March - the Annunciation of the Lord