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Solemnities, Feast Days, Memoriae ...

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 - 1st 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 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

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, 2017

  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

 7 May - 4th Sunday of Easter

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

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

12 May - St Germanus of Constantinople

13 May - Our Lady of Fatima - 100th anniversary of the first apparition

14 May - 5th Sunday of Easter (St Matthias, Apostle)

18 May - St Leonard Murialdo

22 May -  Feast of St Rita of Cascia

25 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)

27 May - St Augustine of Canterbury

28 May - 7th Sunday of Easter (or where it's been budged, the Ascension)

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 2017

1 June - St Justin, Martyr

4 June - Pentecost

5 June - St Boniface, Bishop & Martyr

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

11 June - Trinity Sunday (St Barnabas, Apostle)

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

15 June - Corpus Christi
(some countries have transferred this to following Sunday ie 18 June)

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

23 June - Sacred Heart of Jesus (Solemnity)

24 June - Immaculate Heart of Mary & Nativity of St John the Baptist

25 June - 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
              36th 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 2017

  3 July - St Thomas, the Apostle

  6 July - St Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr

  9 July - 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (feast of St Veronica Giuliani)

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

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

16 July - 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time (feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel)

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

22 July - St Mary Magdalen

23 July - 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (St Bridget of Sweden, Patron of Europe)

25 July - St James, the Apostle

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