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Catholic Calendar

January 2012

Note that this year in the USA,
Christmas runs through a Monday, rather than a Sunday.

1 - Mary Mother of God (S; Ob); Final Day of Octave of Christmas (P2)
2 - Basil and Gregory Nazianzen (M)
3 - Most Holy Name of Jesus (OM)
4 - Elizabeth Ann Seton (M)(USA)
5 - John Neumann (M)(USA)
6 - The Epiphany of the Lord, Trad. Date (S; Ob); Andre Bessette (OM)(USA)
7 - Raymond of Penyafort (OM)
8 - Baptism of the Lord (F; Ob); The Epiphany of the Lord (USA; S; Ob)
9 - Ordinary Time Week 1 (P1); Baptism of the Lord (**; USA; F; Ob)
10 - Ordinary Time Week 1 (**; USA)(P1)
13 - Hilary of Poitiers (OM)
15 - Ordinary Time Week 2 (Ob) (P2)
17 - Anthony of Egypt (M)
20 - Fabian; Sebastian (OM)
21 - Agnes (M)
22 - Ordinary Time Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
24 - Francis De Sales (M)
25 - Conversion of St. Paul (F)
26 - Timothy and Titus (M)
27 - Angela Merici (OM)
28 - Thomas Aquinas (M)
29 - Ordinary Time Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
31 - John Bosco (M)

February 2012

2 - Presentation of the Lord (F)
3 - Blase; Ansgar (OM)
5 - Ordinary Time Week 5 (Ob) (P1)
6- Paul Miki and Companions (M)
8 - Jerome Emiliani; Josephine Bakhita (OM)
10 - Scholastica (M)
11 - Our Lady of Lourdes (OM)
12 - Ordinary Time Week 6 (Ob) (P2)
14 - Cyril and Methodius (OM)
17 - Seven Founders of the Order of Servites (OM)
19 - Ordinary Time Week 7 (Ob) (P3)
21 - Peter Damian (OM)
22 - Ash Wednesday (Fast); Beginning of Lent
23 - (Polycarp) (M)
24 - Lenten Friday (A)
26 - Lent Week 1 (Ob) (P1)

March 2012

2- Lenten Friday (A)
3 - (Katharine Drexel) (OM; USA)
4 - Lent Week 2 (Ob) (P2)
7 - (Perpetua and Felicity) (M)
8 - (John of God) (OM)
9 - Lenten Friday (A); (Frances of Rome) (OM)
11 - Lent Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
16 - Lenten Friday (A)
17 - (Patrick) (OM)
18 - Lent Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
19 - Joseph, husband of Mary (S)
23 - Lenten Friday (A); (Turibius of Mongrovejo) (OM)
25 - Lent Week 5 (Ob) (P1)
26 - Annunciation of the Lord (S**) 
30 - Lenten Friday (A)

April 2012

1 - Holy Week Begins (P2); Palm Sunday (Ob)
2 - Monday of Holy Week
3 - Tuesday of Holy Week
4 - Wednesday of Holy Week
5 - (Evening) - Paschal Triduum, Holy (Maundy) Thursday
6 - Good Friday of the Lord's Passion (Fast)
7 - Holy Saturday; Vigil of Easter
8 - Easter (Ob) (P1); Octave of Easter Begins
9 - Monday in the Octave of Easter (S)
10 - Tuesday in the Octave of Easter (S)
11 - Wednesday in the Octave of Easter (S)
12 - Thursday in the Octave of Easter (S)
13 - Friday in the Octave of Easter (S)
14 - Saturday in the Octave of Easter (S)
15 - Easter Week 2 (Ob) (P2); Last Day of Easter Octave; Divine Mercy Sunday
21 - Anselm (OM)
22 - Easter Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
23 - George (OM)
24 - Fidelis of Sigmaringen (OM)
25 - Mark (F)
28 - Peter Chanel; Louis Mary de Montfort (OM)
29 - Easter Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
30 - Pope Pius V (OM)

May 2012

1 - Joseph the Worker (OM)
2 - Athanasius (M)
3 - Philip and James (F)
6 - Easter Week 5 (Ob) (P1)
10 - Damien Joseph de Veuster of Moloka'i (OM)(USA)
12 - Nereus and Achilleus; Pancras (OM)
13 - Easter Week 6 (Ob) (P2)
14 - Matthias (F)
15 - Isidore the Farmer (OM)
17 - Ascension (Traditional) (S; Ob)
18 - Pope John I (OM)
20 - Easter Week 7; Ascension (Some U. S. dioceses) (S**; Ob) (P3)
21 - Christopher Magallanes and his companions (OM)
22 - Rita (OM)
25 - Bede the Venerable; Pope Gregory VII; Mary Magdalen de Pazzi (OM)
26 - Philip Neri (M)
27 - Pentecost (S; Ob) (P3)
28 - Ordinary Time Week 8 (Ob) (P4)
31 - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (F)

June 2012

1 - Justin (M)
2 - Marcellinus and Peter (OM)
3 - Holy Trinity; Ordinary Time Week 9 (P1)
5 - Boniface (M)
6 - Norbert (OM)
7 Corpus Christi (Traditional) (S; Ob)
9 - Ephrem (OM)
10 - Corpus Christi (USA) (S**; Ob); Ordinary Time Week 10 (S; Ob)(P2)
11 - Barnabas (M)
13 - Anthony of Padua (M)
15 - Sacred Heart of Jesus (S)
16 - Immaculate Heart of Mary (M)
17 - Ordinary Time Week 11 (S; Ob)(P3)
19 - Romuald (OM)
21 - Aloysius Gonzaga (M)
22 - Paulinus of Nola; John Fisher; Thomas More (OM)
24 - Nativity of John the Baptist (S); Ordinary Time Week 12 (S; Ob)(P4)
27 - Cyril of Alexandria (OM)
28 - Irenaeus (M)
29 - Peter and Paul, Apostles (S) 
30 - First Martyrs of the Church in Rome (OM)

July 2012

1 - Ordinary Time Week 13 (S; Ob)(P1)
3 - Thomas, Apostle (F)
4 - Elizabeth of Portugal (OM)
5 - Anthony Mary Zaccaria (OM)
6 - Maria Goretti (OM)
8 - Ordinary Time Week 14 (Ob) (P2)
9 - Augustine Zhao Rong and His Companions (OM)
11 - Benedict (M)
13 - Henry, Holy Roman Emperor (OM)
14 - Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha (M)(USA)
15 - Ordinary Time Week 15 (Ob) (P3)
16 - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (OM)
18 - Camilus de Lellis (OM) (USA)
20 - Apollinarius (OM)
21 - Lawrence of Brindisi (OM)
22 - Ordinary Time Week 16 (Ob) (P4)
23 - Bridget of Sweden (OM)
24 - Sharbel Makhluf (OM) 
25 - James, Apostle (F)
26 - Joachim and Anne (M)
29 - Ordinary Time Week 17 (Ob) (P1)
30 - Peter Chrysologus (OM)
31 - Ignatius of Loyola (M)

August 2012

1 - Alphonsus Liguori (M)
2 - Eusebius of Vercelli; Peter Julian Eymard (OM)
4 - John Vianney (M)
5 - Ordinary Time Week 18 (Ob) (P2)
6 - The Transfiguration of the Lord (F)
7 - Pope Sixtus II and companions; Cajetan (OM)
8 - Dominic (M)
9 - Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (OM)
10 - Lawrence (F)
11 - Clare (M)
12 - Ordinary Time Week 19 (Ob) (P3)
13 - Pope Pontian; Hippolytus (OM)
14 - Maximilian Kolbe (M)
15 - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S; Ob)
16 - Stephen of Hungary (OM)
19 - Ordinary Time Week 20 (Ob) (P4)
20 - Bernard (M)
21 - Pius X (M)
22 - Queenship of Mary (M)
23 - Rose of Lima (OM)
24 - Bartholomew (F)
25 - Louis of France; Joseph Calasanz (OM)
26 - Ordinary Time Week 21 (Ob) (P1)
27 - Monica (M)
28 - Augustine (M)
29 - Beheading of John the Baptist (M)

September 2012

2- Ordinary Time Week 22 (Ob) (P2)
3 - Pope Gregory the Great (M)
8 - The Nativity of Mary (F)
9 - Ordinary Time Week 23 (Ob) (P3)
12 - Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary (OM)
13 - John Chrysostom (M)
14 - The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (F)
15 - Our Lady of Sorrows (M)
16 - Ordinary Time Week 24 (F; Ob) (P4)
17 - Robert Bellarmine (OM)
19 - Januarius (OM)
20 - Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions (M)
21 - Matthew (F)
23 - Ordinary Time Week 25 (Ob) (P1)
26 - Cosmas and Damien (OM)
27 - Vincent De Paul (M)
28 - Wenceslaus; Lawrence Ruiz and companions (OM) 
29 - Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels (F)
30 - Ordinary Time Week 26 (Ob) (P2)

October 2012

1 - Theresa of the Child Jesus (M)
2 - Guardian Angels (M)
4 - Francis of Assisi (M)
6 - Bruno (OM); Bl. Marie-Rose Durocher (OM)(USA)
7 - Ordinary Time Week 27 (Ob) (P3)
9 - Denis and Companions; John Leonardi (OM)
14 - Ordinary Time Week 28 (Ob) (P4)
15 - Teresa of Avila (M)
16 - Hedwig (OM)
17 - Ignatius of Antioch (M)
18 - Luke (F)
19 - John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues and Companions (M)(USA)
20 - Paul of the Cross (OM+)(USA)
21 - Ordinary Time Week 29 (Ob) (P1)
23 - John of Capistrano (OM)
24 - Anthony Claret (OM)
28 Ordinary Time Week 30 (Ob) (P2)
31 - Vigil of All Saints (Halloween)

November 2012

1 - All Saints (S; Ob)
2 - All Souls; (Unique, Ranked with Solemnities; Ob)
3 - Martin de Porres (OM)
4 - Ordinary Time Week 31 (Ob) (P3) 
9 - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
10 - Pope Leo the Great (M)
11 - Ordinary Time Week 32 (Ob) (P4)
12 - Josaphat (M)
13 - Francis Xavier Cabrini (M)
15 - Albert the Great (OM)
16 - Margaret of Scotland; Gertrude (OM)
17 - Elizabeth of Hungary (M)
18 - Ordinary Time Week 33 (Ob) (P1)
21 - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (M)
22 - Cecilia (M); Thanksgiving (USA)(OM)
23 - Clement I; Columban (OM); Bl. Miguel Agustin Pro (OM)(USA)
24 - Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, martyrs (OM); 
25 - Christ the King; Ordinary Time Week 34 (S; Ob)(P2)
30 - Andrew (F)

December 2012 (Year C; Year 1)

2 - Advent Week 1 (Ob) (P1)
3 - Francis Xavier (M) 
4 - John of Damascus (OM)
6 - Nicholas (OM)
7 - Ambrose (M)
8 - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S; Ob)
9 - Advent Week 2 (Ob) (P2)
11 - Damasus I(OM)
12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe (F)
13 - Lucy (M)
14 - John of the Cross (M)
16 - Advent Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
21 - Peter Canisius (OM)
23 - Advent Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
24 - Christmas Eve
25 - Christmas (S; Ob) (P1); Begin Octave of Christmas
26 - Stephen (F)
27 - John, Apostle (F)
28 - Holy Innocents (F)
29 - (Thomas Becket) (OM)
30 - Holy Family (S; Ob) (P2)
31 - (Pope Sylvester) (OM)

Symbol

Meaning

Ob

Holy Day of Obligation (includes all Sundays)

F

Feast

S

Solemnity

M

Memorial

OM

Optional Memorial

(feast name)

Optional; Seasonal Celebration Takes Precedence

Fast

Fast Day

A

Abstinence Day

P#

Week Number in Liturgy of the Hours 4-Week Psalm Cycle

**

Feast normally falls on another day in general calendar, but has been translated

USA

Holiday is specific to the U.S. calendar (and possibly other local calendars)

+

This holiday is celebrated on the listed date in the U.S.; The date on the general calendar differs

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