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General Roman Calendar

Feasts memorials and Solemnities of the Roman Calendar

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 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.

Feasts, Memorials, and Solemnities

January  May  September 
February June October
March July November
April August December
January

Feasts Memorials Solemnities

 
1 Octave of Christmas - SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD Solemnity
2 Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors Memorial
4 * Elizabeth Ann Seton Memorial
5 * Blessed John Neumann, bishop Memorial
6 EPIPHANY Solemnity
7 Raymond of Penyafort, priest  
13 Hilary, bishop and doctor  
17 Anthony, abbot Memorial
20 Fabian, pope/martyr; Sebastian, martyr  
21 Agnes, virgin and martyr Memorial
22 Vincent, deacon and martyr  
24 Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor Memorial
25 CONVERSION OF PAUL, APOSTLE Feast
26 Timothy and Titus, bishops Memorial
27 Angela Merici, virgin  
28 Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor Memorial
31 John Bosco, priest Memorial
  Sunday after January 6: BAPTISM OF OUR LORD Feast
February

Feasts Memorials Solemnities

 
2 PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD Feast
3 Blasé, bishop and martyr; Ansgar, bishop  
5 Agatha, virgin and martyr Memorial
6 Paul Mike and companions, martyrs Memorial
8 Jerome Emiliani  
10 Scholastica, virgin Memorial
11 Our Lady of Lourdes  
14 Cyril, monk; Methodius, bishop Memorial
17 Seven Founders of the Order of Servites  
21 Peter Damian, bishop and doctor Memorial
22 CHAIR OF PETER, APOSTLE Feast
23 Polycarp, bishop and martyr Memorial
March    
4 Casimir  
7 Perpetua and Felicity, martyrs Memorial
8 John of God, religious  
9 Frances of Rome, religious  
17 Patrick, bishop  
18 Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctor  
19 JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF MARY Solemnity
23 Turibius de Mongrovejo, bishop  
25 ANNUNCIATION Solemnity
April    
2 Francis of Paola, hermit  
4 Isidore, bishop and doctor  
5 Vincent Ferrer, priest  
7 John Baptist de la Salle, priest Memorial
11 Stanislaus, bishop and martyr  
13 Martin I, pope and martyr  
21 Anselm, bishop and doctor  
23 George, martyr  
24 Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest & martyr  
25 MARK, EVANGELIST Feast
28 Peter Chanel, priest and martyr  
29 Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor Memorial
May    
1 Joseph the Worker  
2 Athanasius, bishop and doctor Memorial
3 PHILIP AND JAMES, APOSTLES Feast
12 Nereus and Achilleus, martyrs; Pancras, martyr  
14 MATTHIAS, APOSTLE Feast
15 * Isidore  
18 John I, pope and martyr  
20 Bernardine of Siena, priest  
25 Venerable Bede, priest and doctor; Gregory VII, pope; Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin  
26 Philip Neri, priest Memorial
27 Augustine of Canterbury, bishop  
31 VISITATION Feast
  First Sunday after Pentecost: HOLY TRINITY Solemnity
  Sunday after Holy Trinity: CORPUS CHRISTI Solemnity
  Friday following Second Sunday after Pentecost: SACRED HEART Solemnity
  Saturday following Second Sunday after Pentecost: Immaculate Heart of Mary  
June    
1 Justin, martyr Memorial
2 Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs  
3 Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs Memorial
5 Boniface, bishop and martyr Memorial
6 Norbert, bishop  
9 Ephraim, deacon and doctor  
11 Barnabas, apostle Memorial
13 Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor Memorial
19 Romuald, abbot  
21 Aloysius Gonzaga, religious Memorial
22 Paulinus of Nola, bishop; John Fisher, bishop and martyr; Thomas More, martyr  
24 BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST Solemnity
27 Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and martyr  
28 Irenaeus, bishop and martyr Memorial
29 PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES Solemnity
30 First Martyrs of the Church of Rome  
July    
3 THOMAS, APOSTLE Feast
4 Elizabeth of Portugal  
5 Anthony Zaccaria, priest  
6 Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr  
11 Benedict, abbot Memorial
13 Henry  
14 Camillus de Lellis, priest  
15 Bonaventure, bishop and doctor Memorial
16 Our Lady of Mount Carmel  
21 Lawrence of Brindisi, priest and doctor  
22 Mary Magdalene Memorial
23 Bridget, religious  
25 JAMES, APOSTLE Feast
26 Joachim and Ann, parents of Mary Memorial
29 Martha Memorial
30 Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor  
31 Ignatius of Loyola, priest Memorial
August    
1 Alphonsus Liguori, bishop and doctor Memorial
2 Eusebius of Vercelli, bishop  
4 John Vianney, priest Memorial
5 Dedication of Saint Mary Major  
6 TRANSFIGURATION Feast
7 Sixtus II, pope and martyr, and companions, martyrs; Cajetan, priest  
8 Dominic, priest Memorial
10 LAWRENCE, DEACON AND MARTYR Feast
11 Clare, virgin Memorial
13 Pontian, pope and martyr, and Hippolytus, priest and martyr  
15 ASSUMPTION Solemnity
16 Stephen of Hungary  
19 John Eudes, priest  
20 Bernard, abbot and doctor Memorial
21 Pius X, pope Memorial
22 Queenship of Mary Memorial
23 Rose of Lima, virgin  
24 BARTHOLOMEW, APOSTLE Feast
25 Louis; Joseph Calasanz, priest  
27 Monica Memorial
28 Augustine, bishop and doctor Memorial
29 Beheading of John the Baptist, martyr Memorial
September    
3 Gregory the Great, pope and doctor Memorial
8 BIRTH OF MARY Feast
9 * Peter Claver, priest Memorial
13 John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor Memorial
14 TRIUMPH OF THE CROSS Feast
15 Our Lady of Sorrows Memorial
16 Cornelius, pope and martyr, and Cyprian, bishop and martyr Memorial
17 Robert Bellarmine, bishop and doctor  
19 Januarius, bishop and martyr  
21 MATTHEW, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST Feast
26 Cosmas and Damian, martyrs  
27 Vincent de Paul, priest Memorial
28 Wenceslaus, martyr  
29 MICHAEL, GABRIEL, AND RAPHAEL, ARCHANGELS Feast
30 Jerome, priest and doctor Memorial
October    
1 Theresa of the Child Jesus, virgin Memorial
2 Guardian Angels Memorial
4 Francis of Assisi Memorial
6 Bruno, priest  
7 Our Lady of the Rosary Memorial
9 Denis, bishop and martyr, and companions, martyrs; John Leonardi, priest  
14 Callistus I, pope and martyr  
15 Teresa of Avila, virgin and doctor Memorial
16 Hedwig, religious; Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin  
17 Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr Memorial
18 LUKE, EVANGELIST Feast
19 * Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf, priest and martyrs, and companions, martyrs Memorial
Paul of the Cross, priest  
23 John of Capistrano, priest  
24 Anthony of Claret, bishop  
28 SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES Feast
November    
1 ALL SAINTS Solemnity
2 ALL SOULS  
3 Martin de Porres, religious  
4 Charles Borromeo, bishop Memorial
9 DEDICATION OF SAINT JOHN LATERAN Feast
10 Leo the Great, pope and doctor Memorial
11 Martin of Tours, bishop Memorial
12 Josaphat, bishop and martyr  
13 * Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin Memorial
15 Albert the Great, bishop and doctor  
16 Margaret of Scotland; Gertrude, virgin  
17 Elizabeth of Hungary, religious Memorial
18 Dedication of the churches of Peter and Paul, apostles  
21 Presentation of Mary Memorial
22 Cecilia, virgin and martyr Memorial
23 Clement I, pope & martyr; Columbian, abbot  
30 ANDREW, APOSTLE Feast
  Last Sunday in Ordinary Time: CHRIST THE KING Solemnity
December    
3 Francis Xavier, priest Memorial
4 John Damascene, priest and doctor  
6 Nicholas, bishop  
7 Ambrose, bishop and doctor Memorial
8 IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Solemnity
11 Damasus I, pope  
12 * Our Lady of Guadalupe; Jane Frances de Chantal, religious Memorial
13 Lucy, virgin and martyr Memorial
14 John of the Cross, priest and doctor Memorial
21 Peter Canisius, priest and doctor  
23 John of Kanty, priest  
25 CHRISTMAS Solemnity
26 STEPHEN, FIRST MARTYR Feast
27 JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST Feast
28 HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS Feast
29 Thomas Becket, bishop and martyr  
31 Sylvester I, pope  
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