Roman Catholic calendar of saints


Roman Catholic calendar of saints

:"For earlier forms of the General Roman Calendar, see the Tridentine Calendar, the General Roman Calendar as in 1954, General Roman Calendar of Pope Pius XII and the General Roman Calendar of 1962"

The General Roman Calendar indicates the days of the year to which are assigned the liturgical celebrations of saints and of the mysteries of the Lord that are to be observed wherever the Roman Rite is used. National and diocesan liturgical calendars, as well as those of religious orders and even of continents, add other saints or transfer the celebration of a particular saint from the date assigned in the General Calendar to another date.

These liturgical calendars also indicate the degree or rank of each celebration: Optional Memorial, Obligatory Memorial, Feast or Solemnity. Among other differences, the Gloria is said or sung at the mass of a Feast, but not at that of a Memorial, and the Creed is added on Solemnities.

The General Calendar assigns celebrations of saints to only about half the days of the year, and contains relatively very few of the saints recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, whose official list of saints is the 776-page volume "Roman Martyrology" (which does not claim to contain the names of all the saints legitimately venerated). The Martyrology assigns several saints to each day of the year and gives a very brief description of each saint or group of saints.

Canonization does not necessarily involve insertion of the saint's name into the General Roman Calendar, which mentions only a very limited selection of canonized saints.

Many sources give calendars that mention one or more saints for each day of the year. One example is [http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/saints/bydate.asp? Saints by Day] . These will usually mention the saints of the General Roman Calendar, but they will also give names of saints not included in the General Roman Calendar, especially on a day, known as a feria, to which the General Roman Calendar assigns no celebration whatever of a saint.

"Feria" is a Latin word that, in ecclesiastical usage, means "weekday"; more precisely, it refers in the calendar to days on which no saint is celebrated. "Ferial" is an adjective formed from "feria" and is used in connection with a noun, as in the phrase "ferial Mass".

The General Calendar is printed, for instance, in the successive editions of the Roman Missal ["Missale Romanum", editio typica tertia 2002, Libreria Editrice Vaticana] and the Liturgy of the Hours. ["Liturgia Horarum iuxta ritum Romanum", editio typica altera 2000, Libreria Editrice Vaticana] These are up to date when printed, but additional feasts may be added later. For instance, the celebration of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) on 23 September does not appear in the latest editions of these two books. For that reason, if those celebrating the liturgy have not inserted into the books a note about the changes, they must consult the current annual publication, known as the "Ordo", for their country or religious congregation. Such annual publications indicate only celebrations included in the General Calendar and not impeded, in the year in question, by celebrations such as those of Holy Week or Sundays, [An example is "Ordo Missae Celebrandae et Divini Officii persolvendi secundum calendarium Romanum generale pro anno liturgico 2006" (Libreria Editrice Vaticana).] and that must therefore be supplemented with information about local celebrations.

General Roman Calendar

As already stated, the saints celebrated in one country are not necessarily celebrated everywhere. For example, a diocese or a country may celebrate the feast day of a saint of special importance there (e.g. St. Patrick in Ireland, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in the United States). Likewise, a particular religious order may celebrate its founder or past members of the order, even if that saint is not listed on the universal calendar or is included in it only with a lower rank. The "General Roman Calendar" contains only those celebrations that are intended to be observed in the Roman Rite in every country of the world.

This distinction is in application of the decision of the Second Vatican Council: "Lest the feasts of the saints should take precedence over the feasts which commemorate the very mysteries of salvation, many of them should be left to be celebrated by a particular Church or nation or family of religious; only those should be extended to the universal Church which commemorate saints who are truly of universal importance." [ [http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19631204_sacrosanctum-concilium_en.html "Sacrosanctum Concilium", 111] ]

There is a rather common misconception that, for instance, Saint Christopher was "unsainted" in 1969 or that veneration of him was "suppressed". In fact, Saint Christopher is recognized as a saint of the Catholic Church, being listed as a martyr in the Roman Martyrology under 25 July. [Martyrologium Romanum (Libreria Editrice Vatican, 2001 ISBN 88-209-7210-7)] The change in 1969 - done with explicit recognition that, while the written Acts of Saint Christopher are merely legendary, attestations to veneration of the martyr date from ancient times - consisted of "leaving the memorial of Saint Christopher to local calendars" because of the relatively late date of its insertion into the Roman calendar. ["Memoria S. Christophori, anno circiter 1550 in Calendario romano ascripta, Calendariis particularibus relinquitur: quamvis Acta S. Christophori fabulosa sint, antiqua inveniuntur monumenta eius venerationis; attamen cultus huius Sancti non pertinent ad traditionem romanam" - Calendarium Romanum (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 1969), p. 131.]

"Variations from the following list of celebrations should be indicated not here but, below, under the heading "National Calendars"."

Moveable (General Calendar)

* Sunday after Epiphany or, if Epiphany is celebrated on 7 January or 8 January, the following Monday: Baptism of the Lord - Feast
* Sunday after the first full moon occurring after March 20: Easter - Solemnity
* Fortieth day from Easter (Thursday after Sixth Sunday of Easter): Ascension of the Lord - Solemnity
* Fiftieth day from Easter: Pentecost - Solemnity
* First Sunday after Pentecost: Holy Trinity - Solemnity
* Thursday after Holy Trinity: Body and Blood of Christ - Solemnity
* Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost: Sacred Heart of Jesus - Solemnity
* Saturday following the second Sunday after Pentecost: Immaculate Heart of Mary - Memorial (if the date coincides with that of another Memorial, both become optional)
* Last Sunday in Ordinary Time (last Sunday before 27 November): Christ the King - Solemnity
* Sunday within the Octave of Christmas or, if there is no such Sunday, 30 December: Holy Family - Feast

Epiphany is celebrated on the Sunday after 1 January, the Ascension of the Lord on the Seventh Sunday of Easter, and the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) on the Sunday after Holy Trinity in countries where the Episcopal Conference, with the prior approval of the Apostolic See, has decided that they are not treated as Holy Days of Obligation.

"For the pastoral advantage of the people, it is permissible to observe on the Sundays in Ordinary Time those celebrations that fall during the week and have special appeal to the devotion of the faithful, provided the celebrations take precedence over these Sundays in the Table of Liturgical Days" ( [http://www.catholicculture.org/library/view.cfm?recnum=5932 "General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar", 58] ).

January (General Calendar)

* January 1: Octave of Christmas, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - Solemnity
* January 2: Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors - Memorial
* January 3: The Most Holy Name of Jesus - Optional Memorial
* January 4: Feria
* January 5: Feria
* January 6: Epiphany (celebrated on the first Sunday after 1 January in countries where this feast is not a Holy Day of Obligation)
* January 7: Saint Raymond of Peñafort, priest - Optional Memorial
* January 8: Feria
* January 9: Feria
* January 10: Feria
* January 11: Feria
* January 12: Feria
* January 13: Saint Hilary of Poitiers, bishop and doctor - Optional Memorial
* January 14: Feria
* January 15: Feria
* January 16: Feria
* January 17: Saint Anthony of Egypt, abbot - Memorial
* January 18: Feria
* January 19: Feria
* January 20: Saint Fabian, pope and martyr; or Saint Sebastian, martyr - Optional Memorial
* January 21: Saint Agnes, virgin and martyr - Memorial
* January 22: Saint Vincent, deacon and martyr - Optional Memorial
* January 23: Feria
* January 24: Saint Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor - Memorial
* January 25: The Conversion of Saint Paul, apostle - Feast
* January 26: Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops - Memorial
* January 27: Saint Angela Merici, virgin - Optional Memorial
* January 28: Saint Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor - Memorial
* January 29: Feria
* January 30: Feria
* January 31: Saint John Bosco, priest - Memorial

Note: The feast of the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the Sunday after 6 January. But whenever Epiphany falls on 7 or 8 January (only in countries where it is not a Holy Day of Obligation), the feast of the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the following Monday.

February (General Calendar)

* February 1: Feria
* February 2: Presentation of the Lord - Feast
* February 3: Saint Blase, bishop and martyr, or Saint Ansgar, bishop - Optional Memorial
* February 4: Feria
* February 5: Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr - Memorial
* February 6: Saints Paul Miki and companions, martyrs - Memorial
* February 7: Feria
* February 8: Saint Jerome Emiliani or Saint Josephine Bakhita, virgin - Optional Memorial
* February 9: Feria
* February 10: Saint Scholastica, virgin - Memorial
* February 11: Our Lady of Lourdes - Optional Memorial
* February 12: Feria
* February 13: Feria
* February 14: Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop - Memorial
* February 15: Feria
* February 16: Feria
* February 17: Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order - Optional Memorial
* February 18: Feria
* February 19: Feria
* February 20: Feria
* February 21: Saint Peter Damian, bishop and doctor of the Church - Optional Memorial
* February 22: Chair of Saint Peter, apostle - Feast
* February 23: Saint Polycarp, bishop and martyr - Memorial
* February 24: Feria
* February 25: Feria
* February 26: Feria
* February 27: Feria
* February 28: Feria
* February 29, occurring only in leap year: Feria

March (General Calendar)

* March 1: Feria
* March 2: Feria
* March 3: Feria
* March 4: Saint Casimir - Optional Memorial
* March 5: Feria
* March 6: Feria
* March 7: Saints Perpetua and Felicity, martyrs - Memorial
* March 8: Saint John of God, religious - Optional Memorial
* March 9: Saint Frances of Rome, religious - Optional Memorial
* March 10: Feria
* March 11: Feria
* March 12: Feria
* March 13: Feria
* March 14: Feria
* March 15: Feria
* March 16: Feria
* March 17: Saint Patrick, bishop - Optional Memorial
* March 18: Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctor - Optional Memorial
* March 19: Saint Joseph Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity
* March 20: Feria
* March 21: Feria
* March 22: Feria
* March 23: Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, bishop - Optional Memorial
* March 24: Feria
* March 25: Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity
* March 26: Feria
* March 27: Feria
* March 28: Feria
* March 29: Feria
* March 30: Feria
* March 31: Feria

April (General Calendar)

* April 1: Feria
* April 2: Saint Francis of Paola, hermit - Optional Memorial
* April 3: Feria
* April 4: Saint Isidore, bishop and doctor of the Church- Optional Memorial
* April 5: Saint Vincent Ferrer, priest - Optional Memorial
* April 7: Saint John Baptist de la Salle, priest - Memorial
* April 8: Feria
* April 9: Feria
* April 10: Feria
* April 11: Saint Stanislaus, bishop and martyr - Memorial
* April 12: Feria
* April 13: Saint Martin I, pope and martyr - Optional Memorial
* April 14: Feria
* April 15: Feria
* April 16: Feria
* April 17: Feria
* April 18: Feria
* April 19: Feria
* April 20: Feria
* April 21: Saint Anselm of Canterbury, bishop and doctor of the Church - Optional Memorial
* April 22: Feria
* April 23: Saint George, martyr, or Saint Adalbert, bishop and martyr - Optional Memorial
* April 24: Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr - Optional Memorial
* April 25: Saint Mark the Evangelist - Feast
* April 26: Feria
* April 27: Feria
* April 28: Saint Peter Chanel, priest and martyr, or Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, priest - Optional Memorial
* April 29: Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church - Memorial
* April 30: Saint Pius V, pope - Optional Memorial

May (General Calendar)

* May 1: Saint Joseph the Worker - Optional Memorial
* May 2: Saint Athanasius, bishop and doctor - Memorial
* May 3: Saints Philip and James, Apostles - Feast
* May 4: Feria
* May 5: Feria
* May 6: Feria
* May 7: Feria
* May 8: Feria
* May 9: Feria
* May 10: Feria
* May 11: Feria
* May 12: Saints Nereus and Achilleus, martyrs or Saint Pancras, martyr - Optional Memorial
* May 13: Our Lady of Fatima - Optional Memorial
* May 14: Saint Matthias the Apostle - Feast
* May 15: Feria
* May 16: Feria
* May 17: Feria
* May 18: Saint John I, pope and martyr - Optional Memorial
* May 19: Feria
* May 20: Saint Bernardine of Siena, priest - Optional Memorial
* May 21: Saint Christopher Magallanes and companions, martyrs - Optional Memorial
* May 22: Saint Rita of Cascia - Optional Memorial
* May 23: Feria
* May 24: Feria
* May 25: Saint Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor; or Saint Gregory VII, pope or Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin - Optional Memorial
* May 26: Saint Philip Neri, priest - Memorial
* May 27: Saint Augustine (Austin) of Canterbury, bishop - Optional Memorial
* May 28: Feria
* May 29: Feria
* May 30: Feria
* May 31: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Feast

June (General Calendar)

* June 1: Saint Justin Martyr - Memorial
* June 2: Saints Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs - Optional Memorial
* June 3: Saints Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs - Memorial
* June 4: Feria
* June 5: Saint Boniface, bishop and martyr - Memorial
* June 6: Saint Norbert, bishop - Optional Memorial
* June 7: Feria
* June 8: Feria
* June 9: Saint Ephrem, deacon and doctor - Optional Memorial
* June 10: Feria
* June 11: Saint Barnabas the Apostle - Memorial
* June 12: Feria
* June 13: Saint Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor - Memorial
* June 14: Feria
* June 15: Feria
* June 16: Feria
* June 17: Feria
* June 18: Feria
* June 19: Saint Romuald, abbot - Optional Memorial
* June 20: Feria
* June 21: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, religious - Memorial
* June 22: Saint Paulinus of Nola, bishop or Saints John Fisher and Thomas More, martyrs - Optional Memorial
* June 23: Feria
* June 24: Birth of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity
* June 25: Feria
* June 26: Feria
* June 27: Saint Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and doctor - Optional Memorial
* June 28: Saint Irenaeus, bishop and martyr - Memorial
* June 29: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Solemnity
* June 30: First Martyrs of the Church of Rome - Optional Memorial

July (General Calendar)

* July 1: Feria
* July 2: Feria
* July 3: Saint Thomas the Apostle - Feast
* July 4: Saint Elizabeth of Portugal - Optional Memorial
* July 5: Saint Anthony Zaccaria, priest - Optional Memorial
* July 6: Saint Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr - Optional Memorial
* July 7: Feria
* July 8: Feria
* July 9: Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and companions, martyrs - Optional Memorial
* July 10: Feria
* July 11: Saint Benedict, abbot - Memorial
* July 12: Feria
* July 13: Saint Henry - Optional Memorial
* July 14: Saint Camillus de Lellis, priest - Optional Memorial
* July 15: Saint Bonaventure, bishop and doctor - Memorial
* July 16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Optional Memorial
* July 17: Feria
* July 18: Feria
* July 19: Feria
* July 20: Saint Apollinaris - Optional Memorial
* July 21: Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, priest and doctor - Optional Memorial
* July 22: Saint Mary Magdalene - Memorial
* July 23: Saint Birgitta, religious- Optional Memorial
* July 24: Saint Sharbel Makhluf, hermit - Optional Memorial
* July 25: Saint James, apostle - Feast
* July 26: Saints Joachim and Anne - Memorial
* July 27: Feria
* July 28: Feria
* July 29: Saint Martha - Memorial
* July 30: Saint Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor - Optional Memorial
* July 31: Saint Ignatius of Loyola, priest - Memorial

August (General Calendar)

* August 1: Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, bishop and doctor of the Church - Memorial
* August 2: Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, bishop, or Saint Peter Julian Eymard, priest - Optional Memorial
* August 3: Feria
* August 4: Saint Jean Vianney (the Curé of Ars), priest - Memorial
* August 5: Dedication of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - Optional Memorial
* August 6: Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast
* August 7: Saint Sixtus II, pope, and companions, martyrs, or Saint Cajetan, priest - Optional Memorial
* August 8: Saint Dominic, priest - Memorial
* August 9: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), virgin and martyr - Optional Memorial
* August 10: Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyr - Feast
* August 11: Saint Clare, virgin - Memorial
* August 12: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, religious - Optional Memorial
* August 13: Saints Pontian, pope, and Hippolytus, priest, martyrs - Optional Memorial
* August 14: Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, priest and martyr - Memorial
* August 15: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity
* August 16: Saint Stephen of Hungary - Optional Memorial
* August 17: Feria
* August 18: Feria
* August 19: Saint John Eudes, priest - Optional Memorial
* August 20: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, abbot and doctor of the Church - Memorial
* August 21: Saint Pius X, pope - Memorial
* August 22: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary - Memorial
* August 23: Saint Rose of Lima, virgin - Optional Memorial
* August 24: Saint Bartholomew the Apostle - Feast
* August 25: Saint Louis or Saint Joseph of Calasanz, priest - Optional Memorial
* August 26: Feria
* August 27: Saint Monica - Memorial
* August 28: Saint Augustine of Hippo, bishop and doctor of the Church - Memorial
* August 29: The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, martyr - Memorial
* August 30: Feria
* August 31: Feria

September (General Calendar)

* September 1: Feria
* September 2: Feria
* September 3: Saint Gregory the Great, pope and doctor - Memorial
* September 4: Feria
* September 5: Feria
* September 6: Feria
* September 7: Feria
* September 8: Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Feast
* September 9: Saint Peter Claver, priest - Optional Memorial
* September 10: Feria
* September 11: Feria
* September 12: Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Optional Memorial
* September 13: Saint John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor - Memorial
* September 14: Triumph of the Holy Cross - Feast
* September 15: Our Lady of Sorrows - Memorial
* September 16: Saints Cornelius, pope, and Cyprian, bishop, martyrs - Memorial
* September 17: Saint Robert Bellarmine, bishop and doctor - Optional Memorial
* September 18: Feria
* September 19: Saint Januarius, bishop and martyr - Optional Memorial
* September 20: Saint Andrew Kim Taegon, priest, and Paul Chong Hasang and companions, martyrs - Memorial
* September 21: Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle, Evangelist - Feast
* September 22: Feria
* September 23: Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), priest - Memorial
* September 24: Feria
* September 25: Feria
* September 26: Saints Cosmas and Damian, martyrs - Optional Memorial
* September 27: Saint Vincent de Paul, priest - Memorial
* September 28: Saint Wenceslaus, martyr or Saints Lawrence Ruiz and companions, martyrs - Optional Memorial
* September 29: Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels - Feast
* September 30: Saint Jerome, priest and doctor - Memorial

October (General Calendar)

* October 1: Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor - Memorial
* October 2: Guardian Angels - Memorial
* October 3: Feria
* October 4: Saint Francis of Assisi - Memorial
* October 5: Feria
* October 6: Saint Bruno, priest - Optional Memorial
* October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary - Memorial
* October 8: Feria
* October 9: Saint Denis and companions, martyrs or Saint John Leonardi, priest - Optional Memorial
* October 10: Feria
* October 11: Feria
* October 12: Feria
* October 13: Feria
* October 14: Saint Callistus I, pope and martyr - Optional Memorial
* October 15: Saint Teresa of Jesus, virgin and doctor - Memorial
* October 16: Saint Hedwig, religious or Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin - Optional Memorial
* October 17: Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr - Memorial
* October 18: Saint Luke the Evangelist - Feast
* October 19: Saints Jean de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, priests and companions, Martyrs or Saint Paul of the Cross, priest - Optional Memorial
* October 20: Feria
* October 21: Feria
* October 22: Feria
* October 23: Saint John of Capistrano, priest - Optional Memorial
* October 24: Saint Anthony Mary Claret, bishop - Optional Memorial
* October 25: Feria
* October 26: Feria
* October 27: Feria
* October 28: Saint Simon and Saint Jude, apostles - Feast
* October 29: Feria
* October 30: Feria
* October 31: Feria

November (General Calendar)

* November 1: All Saints - Solemnity
* November 2: All Souls - ranked with solemnities
* November 3: Saint Martin de Porres, religious - Optional Memorial
* November 4: Saint Charles Borromeo, bishop - Memorial
* November 5: Feria
* November 6: Feria
* November 7: Feria
* November 8: Feria
* November 9: Dedication of the Lateran basilica - Feast
* November 10: Saint Leo the Great, pope and doctor - Memorial
* November 11: Saint Martin of Tours, bishop - Memorial
* November 12: Saint Josaphat, bishop and martyr - Memorial
* November 13: Feria
* November 14: Feria
* November 15: Saint Albert the Great, bishop and doctor - Optional Memorial
* November 16: Saint Margaret of Scotland or Saint Gertrude the Great, virgin - Optional Memorial
* November 17: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, religious - Memorial
* November 18: Dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Optional Memorial
* November 19: Feria
* November 20: Feria
* November 21: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Memorial
* November 22: Saint Cecilia - Memorial
* November 23: Saint Clement I, pope and martyr or Saint Columban, religious - Optional Memorial
* November 24: Saint Andre Dung Lac and his companions, martyrs - Memorial
* November 25: Saint Catherine of Alexandria - Optional Memorial
* November 26: Feria
* November 27: Feria
* November 28: Feria
* November 29: Feria
* November 30: Saint Andrew the Apostle - Feast

December (General Calendar)

* December 1: Feria
* December 2: Feria
* December 3: Saint Francis Xavier, priest - Memorial
* December 4: Saint John Damascene, priest and doctor - Optional Memorial
* December 5: Feria
* December 6: Saint Nicholas, bishop - Optional Memorial
* December 7: Saint Ambrose, bishop and doctor - Memorial
* December 8: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity
* December 9: Saint Juan Diego - Optional Memorial
* December 10: Feria
* December 11: Saint Damasus I, pope - Optional Memorial
* December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe - Optional Memorial
* December 13: Saint Lucy of Syracuse, virgin and martyr - Memorial
* December 14: Saint John of the Cross, priest and doctor - Memorial
* December 15: Feria
* December 16: Feria
* December 17: Feria
* December 18: Feria
* December 19: Feria
* December 20: Feria
* December 21: Saint Peter Canisius, priest and doctor - Optional Memorial
* December 22: Feria
* December 23: Saint John of Kanty, priest - Optional Memorial
* December 24: Feria
* December 25: Nativity of the Lord - Solemnity
* December 26: Saint Stephen, the first martyr - Feast
* December 27: Saint John the Apostle and evangelist - Feast
* December 28: Holy Innocents, martyrs - Feast
* December 29: Saint Thomas Becket, bishop and martyr - Optional Memorial
* December 30: Feria (Sixth Day with the Octave of Christmas)
* December 31: Saint Sylvester I, pope - Optional Memorial

National Calendars

Only variations from the General Roman Calendar for celebrations according to the Roman Rite are given here. Eastern Rite Catholic Churches have completely different liturgical calendars, as have Latin Rite Catholics that use the Ambrosian and Mozarabic Rites.

Australia

* 23 January: Saint Timothy and Saint Titus - Memorial
* 26 January: Australia Day
* 17 March: Saint Patrick - Solemnity
* 25 April: ANZAC Day
* 26 April: Saint Mark - Feast
* 28 April: Saint Peter Chanel - Memorial
* 24 May: Our Lady, Help of Christians - Solemnity
* 7 July: Blessed Peter To Rot - Optional Memorial
* 5 August: Saint Dominic - Memorial
* 8 August: Blessed Mary McKillop - Feast
* Saturday after 5 August: Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major - Optional Memorial

Brazil

* 12 October: Our Lady of Aparecida - Solemnity

Canada

* January 4: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Archdiocese of Halifax) - Memorial
* January 6: Blessed Andre Bessette - Optional Memorial
* January 12: Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys - Memorial
* March 19: Saint Joseph, Patron of Canada - Solemnity
* April 18: Blessed Marie-Anne Blodin - Optional Memorial
* April 26: Our Lady of Good Counsel (Catholic Women's League) - Optional Memorial
* April 30: Blessed Marie of the Incarnation - Optional Memorial
* May 4: Blessed Marie-Leonie Paradis - Optional Memorial
* May 6: Blessed Francois de Laval - Optional Memorial
* May 8: Blessed Catherine of Saint Augustine - Optional Memorial
* May 21: Saint Eugene de Mazenod - Optional Memorial
* May 24: Blessed Louis-Zephirin Moreau - Optional Memorial
* July 14: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha - Optional Memorial
* July 26: Saint Anne and Joachim, parents of Mary - Feast
* August 5: Blessed Frederic Janssoone - Optional Memorial
* September 4: Blessed Dina Belanger - Optional Memorial
* September 23: Blessed Emilie Tavernier-Gamelin - Optional Memorial
* September 26: Saints John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues & Comp. - Feast
* October 6: Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher - Optional Memorial
* October 16: Saint Marie-Marguerite d'Youville - Memorial
* December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe - Feast

Québec

* 24 June Saint John the Baptist day, also a national day.

England

According to the English national calendar: [ [http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/liturgy/Calendar/National/England1.html National Calendar of England on-line] ]
* 12 January Saint Aelred of Rievaulx - Optional Memorial
* 19 January Saint Wulstan - Optional Memorial
* 14 February: Saints Cyril, Monk and Methodius - Feast
* 1 March: Saint David of Wales - Feast
* 17 March: Saint Patrick - Feast
* 21 April: Saint Anselm of Canterbury - Optional Memorial
* 23 April: Saint George - Solemnity
* 24 April: Saint Adelbert or Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen - Optional Memorial
* 29 April: Saint Catherine of Siena - Feast
* 4 May: The English Martyrs - Memorial
* 19 May: Saint Dunstan - Optional Memorial
* 25 May: Saint Bede the Venerable - Memorial
* 27 May: Saint Augustine (Austin) of Canterbury - Memorial
* 9 June: Saint Columba - Optional Memorial
* 16 June: Saint Richard of Chichester - Optional Memorial
* 20 June: Saint Alban - Optional Memorial
* 22 June: Saints John Fisher and Thomas More- Feast
* 23 June: Saint Etheldreda (Audrey) - Optional Memorial
* 1 July: Saint Oliver Plunket - Optional Memorial
* 11 July: Saint Benedict - Feast
* 23 July: Saint Bridget - Feast
* 9 August: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) - Feast
* 26 August: Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God - Optional Memorial
* 30 August: Saints Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line and Margaret Ward - Optional Memorial
* 31 August: Saint Aidan and Saints of Lindisfarne - Optional Memorial
* 4 September: Saint Cuthbert - Optional Memorial
* 19 September: Saint Theodore of Canterbury - Optional Memorial
* 24 September: Our Lady of Walsingham - Memorial
* 10 October: Saint Paulinus of York - Optional Memorial
* 12 October: Saint Wilfrid - Optional Memorial
* 13 October: Saint Edward the Confessor - Optional Memorial
* 26 October: Saints Chad and Cedd - Optional Memorial
* 3 November: Saint Winefride - Optional Memorial
* 7 November: Saint Willibrord - Optional Memorial
* 16 November: Saint Edmund of Abingdon or Saint Margaret of Scotland - Optional Memorial
* 17 November: Saint Hilda or Saint Hugh of Lincoln or Saint Elizabeth of Hungary - Optional Memorial

Greece

* 14 February: Saints Cyril, Monk and Methodius - Feast
* 18 March: Saint Cyril of Jerusalem - Memorial
* 22 April: Saint Adalbert - Optional Memorial
* 23 April: Saint George - Memorial
* 29 April: Saint Catherine of Siena - Feast
* 5 May: Saint Irene - Memorial
* 13 May: Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church - Memorial
* 15 May: Our Lady of Fatima - Optional Memorial
* 27 June: Saint Cyril of Alexandria - Memorial
* 11 July: Saint Benedict - Feast
* 17 July: Saint Marina - Memorial
* 23 July: Saint Birgitta - Feast
* 27 July: Saint Pantaleon - Memorial
* 3 August: Saint Lydia of Philippi - Memorial
* 9 August: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) - Feast
* 26 September: Saints Cosmas and Damian - Memorial
* 3 October: Saint Dionysius the Areopagite - Memorial
* 26 October: Saint Demetrius - Memorial
* 21 November: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Feast
* 4 December: Saint John Damascene or Saint Barbara - Optional Memorial
* 6 December: Saint Nicholas - Memorial
* 12 December: Saint Spyridon - Memorial

Ireland

According to the national calendar of Ireland: [ [http://www.liturgy-ireland.ie/liturgy-nationalcalendarireland.html National Calendar of Ireland on-line] ]
* 3 January: Saint Munchin (Mainchin) - Optional Memorial
* 15 January: Saint Ita - Memorial
* 16 January: Saint Fursa - Optional Memorial
* 30 January: Saint Aidan (Maedoc) - Optional Memorial
* 1 February: Saint Brigid - Feast
* 7 February: Saint Mel - Optional Memorial
* 11 February: Saint Gobnait - Optional Memorial
* 14 February: Saints Cyril and Methodius - Feast
* 17 February: Saint Fintan - Optional Memorial
* 1 March: Saint David of Wales - Optional Memorial
* 5 March: Saint Kieran - Optional Memorial
* 8 March: Saint Senan - Optional Memorial
* 11 March: Saint Aengus (Oengus) - Optional Memorial
* 17 March: Saint Patrick - Solemnity
* 21 March: Saint Enda - Optional Memorial
* 24 March: Saint Macartan - Optional Memorial
* 1 April: Saint Ceallach (Celsus) - Optional Memorial
* 18 April: Saint Laserian (Molaise) - Optional Memorial
* 27 April: Saint Asicus
* 29 April: Saint Catherine of Siena - Feast
* 4 May: Saint Conleth - Optional Memorial
* 5 May: Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice - Optional Memorial
* 10 May: Saint Comgall - Optional Memorial
* 15 May: Saint Carthage (Mochuta) - Optional Memorial
* 16 May: Saint Brendan - Optional Memorial
* 3 June: Saint Kevin - Memorial
* 6 June: Saint Jarlath - Optional Memorial
* 7 June: Saint Colman of Dromore - Optional Memorial
* 9 June: Saint Columba (Colum Cille) - Feast
* 14 June: Saint Davnet - Optional Memorial
* 20 June: Blessed Irish Martyrs - Memorial
* 1 July: Saint Oliver Plunket - Memorial
* 6 July: Saint Moninne of Killeavy - Optional Memorial
* 7 July: Saint Maelruain (Maolruain) - Optional Memorial
* 8 July: Saint Killian - Optional Memorial
* 11 July: Saint Benedict - Feast
* 23 July: Saint Birgitta - Feast
* 24 July: Saint Declan - Optional Memorial
* 9 August: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) - Feast
* 9 August: In the revised liturgical calendar for Ireland, approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on 1 October 1998 (Protocol No. 227/97/L), optional memorials of Saint Nathy and Saint Felim were assigned to this day; outside the dioceses that celebrate them with a higher rank, their celebrations are impeded by that of Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, who was later declared one of the patron saints of Europe.
* 12 August: Saint Muiredach, Saint Attracta, or Saint Lelia (Liadain) - Optional Memorials
* 13 August: Saint Fachtna (Fachanan) - Optional Memorial
* 23 August: Saint Eugene (Eoghan) - Optional Memorial
* 30 August: Saint Fiacre - Optional Memorial
* 31 August: Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne - Optional Memorial
* 4 September: Saint Mac Nissi - Optional Memorial
* 9 September: Saint Ciaran - Memorial
* 12 September: Saint Ailbe - Optional Memorial
* 23 September: The celebration of Saint Eunan (Adomnan) as an optional memorial is now generally impeded by the later assignation to this date in the General Calendar of the obligatory memorial of Saint Pio of Pietralcina
* 25 September: Saint Finbarr - Optional Memorial
* 3 October: Blessed Columba Marmion - Optional Memorial (in some places)
* 11 October: Saint Canice - Optional Memorial
* 16 October: Saint Gall - Optional Memorial
* 27 October: Saint Otteran - Optional Memorial
* 29 October: Saint Colman of Kilmacduagh - Optional Memorial
* 3 November: Saint Malachy - Memorial
* 6 November: All Saints of Ireland - Feast
* 7 November: Saint Willibrord - Optional Memorial
* 14 November: Saint Laurence O'Toole - Optional Memorial
* 23 November: Saint Columban - Memorial
* 25 November Saint Colman of Cloyne - Optional Memorial
* 27 November Saint Fergal (Virgil) - Optional Memorial
* 12 December Saint Finnian of Clonard - Optional Memorial
* 18 December Saint Flannan - Optional Memorial
* 20 December Saint Fachanan - Optional Memorial

Lebanon

* November 2: All Saints
* December 4: Saint Barbara
* December 6: Saint Nicholas
* December 24: Saint Charbel
* December 25: Christmas
* December 27: Saint John
* February 9: Saint Maro
* March 19: Saint Joseph
* March 23: Saint Rafqa
* 23 April: Saint George
* 1 May: Our Lady of Lebanon
* May-June: Feast of the Sacred Heart
* 29 June: Saint Peter & Paul
* 15 August: The Assumption of the Virgin Mary
* 14 September: Feast of the Holy Cross

Malta

* 13 January: Saint Hilary - Memorial
* 20 January: Saint Sebastian - Memorial
* 22 January: Saint Publius - Memorial
* 10 February: Saint Paul the birth of Maltese Church - Feast
* 25 February: Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani - Optional Memorial
* Friday before Good Friday: Our Lady of Sorrows - Memorial
* Wednesday after Easter: Saint Gregory I - Feast
* 23 April: Saint George - Memorial in Malta; feast in Gozo
* 29 April: Saint Catherine of Siena - Feast
* 30 April: Saint Pius V - Memorial
* 9 May: Saint George Preca - Feast
* 13 May: Our Lady of Fatima - Feast
* 1 July: Blessed Nazju Falzon - Memorial
* 6 July: Saint Maria Goretti - Memorial
* 26 July: Parents of Our Lady - Memorial
* 8 September: Our Lady of Victories - Feast
* 12 September: Holy Name of Mary -Memorial
* 21 October: Saint Ursula - Memorial in Gozo
* 25 November: Saint Catherine of Alexandria - Memorial
* 13 December: Saint Lucy - Feast
* 14 December: Saint John of the Cross - Feast

New Zealand

* 1 Feb: Saint Brigid - Optional Memorial
* 6 Feb: Waitangi Day
* 7 Feb: St Paul Miki and companions - Memorial
* 17 March: Saint Patrick - Feast
* 25 April: ANZAC Day
* 26 April: Saint Mark - Feast
* 28 April: Saint Peter Chanel - Feast
* 24 May: Our Lady, Help of Christians - Memorial
* 6 Jun: Saint Marcellin Chapagnat - Optional Memorial
* 5 August: Saint Dominic - Memorial
* 8 August: Blessed Mary McKillop - Memorial
* Saturday after 5 August: Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major - Optional Memorial

Portugal

* 20 February: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto
* 26 April: Saint Peter of Rates - Feast

Scotland

* 13 January: Saint Kentigern - Memorial
* 14 February: Saints Cyril, Monk and Methodius - Feast
* 10 March: Saint John Ogilvie - Feast
* 17 March: Saint Patrick - Feast
* 29 April: Saint Catherine of Siena - Feast
* 9 June: Saint Columba - Memorial
* 11 July: Saint Benedict - Feast
* 23 July: Saint Birgitta - Feast
* 9 August: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) - Feast
* 26 August: Saint Ninian - Memorial
* 16 November: Saint Margaret of Scotland - Feast
* 30 November: Saint Andrew the Apostle - Solemnity

United States

According to the national calendar of the United States: [ [http://www.usccb.org/liturgy/current/2007cal.pdf National Calendar of the USA on-line] ]
* January 4: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious - Memorial
* January 5: Saint John Neumann, bishop - Memorial
* January 6: Blessed André Bessette, religious - Optional Memorial
* March 3: Saint Katharine Drexel, virgin - Optional Memorial
* May 10: Blessed Damien Joseph de Veuster of Moloka'i, priest - Optional Memorial
* May 15: Saint Isidore (the Farmer) - Optional Memorial
* July 1: Blessed Junípero Serra, priest - Optional Memorial
* July 14: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin - Memorial
* July 18: Saint Camillus de Lellis, priest - Optional Memorial
* August 18: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, religious - Optional Memorial
* September 9: Saint Peter Claver, priest - Memorial
* October 6: Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, virgin - Optional Memorial
* October 19: Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests and martyrs, and their companions, martyrs - Memorial
* October 20: Saint Paul of the Cross, priest - Optional Memorial
* November 13: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin - Memorial
* November 18: Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, virgin - Optional Memorial
* November 23: Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, priest and martyr - Optional Memorial
* December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe - Feast

Wales

According to the national calendar of Wales: [ [http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/liturgy/Calendar/National/Wales1.html National Calendar of Wales on-line] ]
* 9 February: Saint Teilo - Optional Memorial
* 14 February: Saints Cyril, Monk and Methodius - Feast
* 1 March: Saint David of Wales - Solemnity
* 20 April: Saint Beuno - Optional Memorial
* 29 April: Saint Catherine of Siena - Feast
* 5 May: Saint Asaph - Optional Memorial
* 20 June: Saints Alban, Julius and Aaron - Optional Memorial
* 22 June: Saints John Fisher and Thomas More- Memorial
* 11 July: Saint Benedict - Feast
* 12 July: Saint John Jones - Optional Memorial
* 23 July: Saint Birgitta - Feast
* 25 July: Saints Philip Evans and John Lloyd - Optional Memorial
* 3 August: Saint Germanus of Auxerre - Optional Memorial
* 9 August: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) - Feast
* 26 August: Saint David Lewis - Optional Memorial
* 11 September: Saint Deiniol - Optional Memorial
* 16 October: Saint Richard Gwyn - Optional Memorial
* 25 October: The Six Welsh Martyrs and Companions - Feast
* 3 November: Saint Winefride - Optional Memorial
* 6 November: Saint Illtud - Optional Memorial
* 8 November: All Saints of Wales - Feast
* 14 November: Saint Dubricius - Optional Memorial
* 10 December: Saint John Roberts - Optional Memorial

Local calendars

The calendar for a diocese is typically based on a national calendar, such as those listed above, with a few additions. For instance, the anniversary of the dedication of the cathedral of the diocese is celebrated as a feast throughout the diocese, as is the Patron saint of the diocese.

The calendar of a parish is based on the calendar of its diocese, but in addition to the celebrations in the diocesan calendar, there are the anniversary of the dedication of the parish church and the celebration of the Patron saint of the church, which are celebrated as Solemnities.

Other calendars

Each institute of consecrated life (Roman Catholic religious order, secular institute etc.) also has its own calendar, with variations from the General Calendar.

Notes

External links

* [http://www.universalis.com/calendar.htm General Roman Calendar as applied to a specific year]


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