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January 1: 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: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious—USA Memorial

January 5: Saint John Neumann, Bishop—USA Memorial

January 6: Saint André Bessette, Religious—USA Optional Memorial

January 7: Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest—Optional Memorial

January 8: Saint Angela of Foligno

January 9: Saint Adrian of Caterbury

January 10: Saint Gregory of Nyssa

January 11: Blessed William Carter

January 12: Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys

January 13: Saint Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop and Doctor—Optional Memorial

January 14: Saint Gregory Nazianzen

January 15: Saint Paul the Hermit

January 16: Saint Berard and Companions

January 17: Saint Anthony of Egypt, Abbot—Memorial

January 18: Saint Charles of Sezze

January 19: Saint Fabian (January 20)

January 20: Saint Sebastian, Martyr—Optional Memorial

January 21: Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr—Memorial

January 22: Saint Vincent of Zaragossa, Deacon and Martyr—Optional Memorial
(Celebrated January 23 in the USA)

January 22: Saint Marianne Cope

January 23: Saint Marianne Cope, Virgin—USA Optional Memorial

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: Servant of God Brother Juniper

January 30: Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska

January 31: Saint John Bosco, Priest—Memorial

 

February

February 1: Saint Ansgar (February 3)

February 2: Presentation of the Lord—Feast

February 3: Saint Blase, Bishop and Martyr—Optional Memorial

February 4: Saint Joseph of Leonissa

February 5: Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr—Memorial
(Optional Memorial if Lenten weekday)

February 6: Saints Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs—Memorial
(Optional Memorial if Lenten weekday)

February 7: Saint Colette

February 8: Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin—Optional Memorial

February 9: Saint Jerome Emiliani

February 10: Saint Scholastica, Virgin—Memorial
(Optional Memorial if Lenten weekday)

February 11: Our Lady of Lourdes—Optional Memorial

February 12: Saint Apollonia

February 13: Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph

February 14: Saints Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop—Memorial

February 15: Saint Gilbert of Sempringham

February 16: All Saints for Today

February 17: Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order—Optional Memorial

February 18: Blessed John of Fiesole

February 19: Saint Conrad of Piaceza

February 20: Saint Jacinta and Francisco Marto

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: Blessed Luke Belludi

February 25: Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio

February 26: Saint Maria Bertilla Boscardin

February 27: Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

February 28: Blessed Daniel Brottier

(February 29: Saint Oswald

March

March 1: Saint David of Wales

March 2: Saint Agnes of Bohemia

March 3: Saint Katharine Drexel, Virgin—USA Optional Memorial

March 4: Saint Casimir—Optional Memorial

March 5: Saint John Joseph of the Cross

March 6: Saint Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes

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: Saint Dominic Savio

March 11: Saint John Ogilvie

March 12: Blessed Angela Salawa

March 13: Saint Leander of Seville

March 14: Saint Maximilian

March 15: Saint Louise de Marillac

March 16: Saint Clement Mary Hofbauer

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: Saint Salvator of Horta

March 21: Blessed John of Parma

March 22: Saint Nicholas Owen

March 23: Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo

March 24: Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero

March 25: Annunciation of the Lord—Solemnity

March 26: Saint Catherine of Genoa

March 27: Lazarus

March 28: Saint Catharine of Bologna

March 29: Saint Ludovico of Casoria

March 30: Saint Peter Regalado

March 31: Saint Stephen of Mar Saba

April

April 1: Saint Hugh of Grenoble

April 2: Saint Francis of Paola, Hermit—Optional Memorial

April 3: Saint Benedict the African

April 4: Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor of the Church—Optional Memorial

April 5: Saint Vincent Ferrer, Priest—Optional Memorial

April 6: Saint Crescentia Hoess

April 7: Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Priest—Memorial

April 8: Saint Julie BilliartApril 9, 2020

April 9: Saint CasildaApril 10, 2020

April 10: Saint Magdalen of Canossa

April 11: Saint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr—Memorial

April 12: Saint Teresa of Los Andes

April 13: Saint Martin I, Pope and Martyr—Optional Memorial

April 14: Blessed Peter Gonzalez

April 15: Blessed Caesar de Bus

April 16: Saint Bernadette Soubirous

April 17: Saint Benedict Joseph Labre

April 18: Blessed James Oldo

April 19: Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

April 20: Saint Conrad of Parzham

April 21: Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Bishop and Doctor of the Church—Optional Memorial

April 22: Saint Adalbert of Prague (April 23)

April 23: Saint George, Martyr—Optional Memorial

April 24: Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr—Optional Memorial

April 25: Saint Mark the Evangelist—Feast

April 26: Saint Pedro de San José Betancur

April 27: Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort

April 28: Saint Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr—Optional Memorial

April 29: Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church—Memorial

April 30: Saint Pius V, Pope—Optional Memorial

May

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: Blessed Michael Giedroyc

May 5: Saint Hilary of Arles

May 6: Saints Marian and James

May 7: Saint Rose Venerini

May 8: Saint Peter of Tarentaise

May 9: Saint John of Avila

May 10: Saint Damien de Veuster of Moloka’i, Priest—USA Optional Memorial

May 11: Saint Ignatius of Laconi

May 12: Saint Leopold Mandic

May 13: Our Lady of Fatima—Optional Memorial

May 14: Saint Matthias the Apostle—Feast

May 15: Saint Isidore—USA Optional Memorial

May 16: Saint Margaret of Cortona

May 17: Saint Paschal Baylon

May 18: Saint John I, Pope and Martyr—Optional Memorial

May 19: Saint Theophilus of Corte

May 20: Saint Bernardine of Siena, Priest—Optional Memorial

May 21: Saint Christopher Magallanes, Priest and Martyr and Companions, Martyrs—Optional Memorial

May 22: Saint Rita of Cascia—Optional Memorial

May 23: Saint Gregory VII

May 24: Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi

May 25: Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor—Optional Memorial

May 26: Saint Philip Neri, Priest—Memorial

May 27: Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop—Optional Memorial

May 28: Venerable Pierre Toussaint

May 29: Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat; Saint Paul VI, Pope—Optional Memorial

May 30: Saint Joan of Arc

May 31: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Feast

June

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:

Blessed Angeline of Marsciano


June 5:

Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr—Memorial


June 6:

Saint Norbert, Bishop—Optional Memorial


June 7:

Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

June 8:

Saint William of York

June 9:

Saint Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor—Optional Memorial

June 10:

Saint Joachima

June 11:

Saint Barnabas the Apostle—Memorial

June 12:

Blessed Jolenta (Yolanda) of Poland

June 13:

Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor—Memorial

June 14:

Saint Albert Chmielowski

June 15:

Saint Marguerite d’Youville

June 16:

Saint John Francis Regis

June 17:

Saint Joseph Cafasso

June 18:

Venerable Matt Talbot

June 19:

Saint Romuald, Abbot—Optional Memorial

June 20:

Saint Paulinus of Nola

June 21:

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious—Memorial

June 22:

Saint Thomas More, Martyr—Optional Memorial

June 23:

Saint John Fisher

June 24:

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist—Solemnity

June 25:

Blessed Jutta of Thuringia

June 26:

Blessed Raymond Lull

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

July 1:

Saint Junipero Serra, Priest—USA Optional Memorial


July 2:

Saint Oliver Plunkett


July 3:

Saint Thomas the Apostle—Feast


July 4:

Saint Elizabeth of Portugal—Optional Memorial (July 5, USA)


July 5:

Saint Anthony Zaccaria, Priest—Optional Memorial


July 6:

Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr—Optional Memorial


July 7:

Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions


July 8:

Saint Gregory Grassi and Companions


July 9:

Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions, Martyrs—Optional Memorial


July 10:

Saint Veronica Giuliani


July 11:

Saint Benedict, Abbot—Memorial


July 12:

Saints John Jones and John Wall


July 13:

Saint Henry—Optional Memorial


July 14:

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin—USA Memorial


July 15:

Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor—Memorial


July 16:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel—Optional Memorial


July 17:

Saint Francis Solano


July 18:

Saint Camillus de Lellis, Priest—USA Optional Memorial


July 19:

Saint Mary MacKillop


July 20:

Saint Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr—Optional Memorial


July 21:

Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor—Optional Memorial


July 22:

Saint Mary Magdalene—Feast


July 23:

Saint Bridget of Sweden, Religious—Optional Memorial


July 24:

Saint Sharbel Makhlūf, Priest, Hermit—Optional Memorial


July 25:

Saint James, Apostle—Feast


July 26:

Saints Joachim and Anne—Memorial


July 27:

Blessed Antonio Lucci


July 28:

Blessed Stanley Rother


July 29:

Saint Martha—Memorial


July 30:

Blessed Solanus Casey


July 31:

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest—Memorial


August

August 1:

Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church—Memorial


August 2:

Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop—Optional Memorial


August 3:

Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Priest—Optional Memorial


August 4:

Saint Jean Vianney (the Curé of Ars), Priest—Memorial


August 5:

Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major—Optional Memorial


August 6:

Transfiguration of the Lord—Feast


August 7:

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:

Saint Joan of the Cross


August 18:

Saint Louis of Toulouse


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, King—Optional Memorial


August 26:

Saint Joseph of Calasanz, Priest—Optional Memorial


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:

Saint Jeanne Jugan


August 31:

Saints Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus


September

September 1: Saint Giles

September 2: Blessed John Francis Burté and Companions

September 3: Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor—Memorial

September 4: Saint Rose of Viterbo

September 5: Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta—Memorial

September 6: Blessed Claudio Granzotto

September 7: Blessed Frédéric Ozanam

September 8: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Feast

September 9: Saint Peter Claver, Priest—USA Memorial

September 10: Saint Thomas of Villanova

September 11: Saint Cyprian

September 12: Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Optional Memorial

September 13: Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor—Memorial

September 14: Exaltation 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: Saint Joseph of Cupertino

September 19: Saint Januarius, Bishop and Martyr—Optional Memorial

September 20: Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs—Memorial

September 21: Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle, Evangelist—Feast

September 22: Saint Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions

September 23: Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), Priest—Memorial

September 24: Saint John Henry Newman

September 25: Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin

September 26: Saint Paul VI

September 27: Saint Vincent de Paul

September 28: Saint Wenceslaus

September 29: Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels—Feast

September 30: Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor—Memorial

October

October 1: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor—Memorial

October 2: Guardian Angels—Memorial

October 3: Saint Theodora Guérin

October 4: Saint Francis of Assisi—Memorial

October 5: Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

October 6: Saint Bruno, Priest—Optional Memorial

October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary—Memorial

October 8: Saint John Leonardi (October 9)

October 9: Saint Denis, Bishop and Companions, Martyrs—Optional Memorial

October 10: Saint Francis Borgia

October 11: Saint John XXIII, Pope—Optional Memorial

October 12: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

October 13: Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher

October 14: Saint Callistus I, Pope and Martyr—Optional Memorial

October 15: Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor—Memorial

October 16: 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 Martyrs; and their Companions, Martyrs—USA: Memorial

October 20: Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest—USA: Optional Memorial

October 21: Saint Hilarion

October 22: Saint John Paul II, Pope—Optional Memorial

October 23: Saint John of Capistrano, Priest—Optional Memorial

October 24: Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop—Optional Memorial

October 25: Saint Antônio de Sant’Anna Galvão

October 26: Saint Peter of Alcantara

October 27: Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza

October 28: Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles—Feast

October 29: Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem

October 30: Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez

October 31: Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg

November

November 1: All Saints—Solemnity

November 2: All Souls Day—Commemoration

November 3: Saint Martin de Porres, Religious—Optional Memorial

November 4: Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop—Memorial

November 5: Saint Peter Chrysologus (July 27)

November 6: Saint Nicholas Tavelic and Companions

November 7: Saint Didacus

November 8: Blessed John Duns Scotus

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: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin—USA Memorial

November 14: Saint Gertrude the Great

November 15: Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor—Optional Memorial

November 16: Saint Margaret of Scotland—Optional Memorial

Also:

November 16: 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: Saint Agnes of Assisi

November 20: Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne (November 18)

November 21: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Memorial

November 22: Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr—Memorial

November 23: Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, Priest and Martyr—USA Optional Memorial

November 24: Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest and his Companions, Martyrs—Memorial

November 25: Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr—Optional Memorial

November 26: Saint Columban

November 27: Saint Francesco Antonio Fasani

November 28: Saint James of the Marche

November 29: Saint Clement

November 30: Saint Andrew the Apostle—Feast

December

December 1: Blessed Charles de Foucauld

December 2: Blessed Rafal Chylinski

December 3: Saint Francis Xavier, Priest—Memorial

December 4: Saint John Damascene, Priest, Religious and Doctor—Optional Memorial

December 5: Saint Sabas

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, Hermit—Optional Memorial

December 10: Blessed Adolph Kolping

December 11: Saint Damasus I, Pope—Optional Memorial

December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe—USA Feast

December 13: Saint Lucy of Syracuse, Virgin and Martyr—Memorial

December 14: Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor—Memorial

December 15: Blessed Mary Frances Schervier

December 16: Blessed Honoratus Kozminski

December 17: Saint Hildegard of Bingen

December 18: Blessed Anthony Grassi

December 19: Blessed Pope Urban V

December 20: Saint Dominic of Silos

December 21: Saint Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor—Optional Memorial

December 22: Blessed Jacopone da Todi

December 23: Saint John of Kanty, Priest—Optional Memorial

December 24: Christmas at Greccio

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: Saint Egwin

December 31: Saint Sylvester I, Pope—Optional Memorial

Liturgical Colors

Seasons of the Liturgical Year

Advent and Lent seasons: purple 🟣.

Easter and Christmas seasons : white ⚪.

Ordinary Time: green 🟢.

Days of the Liturgical Year

Commemoration: the color of the season.

As Commemorations only occur during Lent, their proper color is 🟣 purple.

Optional Memorial: the color of the season.

Memorial or a Feast: white ⚪ except for martyrs in which case it is red 🔴.

The proper color for the Chair of Peter (Feast, Feb 22) and the Conversion of St. Paul (Feast, Jan 25) is white ⚪ , although both St. Peter and St. Paul were martyrs.

Solemnities: white ⚪

except Pentecost and Peter and Paul (Jun 29) in which cases it is red 🔴.

Feasts of the Lord: white ⚪

except the Triumph of the Cross in which case it is red 🔴.

Third Sunday of Advent and the Fourth Sunday of Lent: rose 🌸. Purple 🟣 may also be used on these Sundays.

Holy Week:

Palm Sunday: Red 🔴;

Monday of Holy: WeekPurple 🟣;

Tuesday of Holy Week: Purple 🟣;

Wednesday of Holy Week: Purple 🟣;

Holy Thursday: White ⚪;

Good Friday: Red 🔴;

Easter Vigil: White ⚪;

Easter Sunday: White ⚪.

Miscellaneous

Festive Occasions (e.g. Easter and Christmas): Gold 🟡.

Masses for the dead. Black ⚫ vestments may be used.

Blue 🔵 is not liturgical color in the Roman Rite,

except in some very special cases in Mexico and Spain on feasts of Mary.

It is not an option for Advent.

Advent and Lent: The rubrics do not distinguish between the colors of purple 🟣 used.

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