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Calendar of Feastdays

Popular devotion has assigned to certain months a particular meaning or devotion. These months' dedications may not be universally accepted, and it is not compulsory to do anything special in honouring them, such as saying certain prayers or attending special Masses.

Details of each special day are included. If any item has the word "Details" in the right hand column, clicking on that will give you further detail. If the letter "M" appear after the date, this indicates that it is a movable Feast.

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL
MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST
SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER


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JANUARY

Date

Feast

Details

1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Details.
6 The Epiphany of the Lord Details.
11 Baptism of the Lord Details.
24 St. Francis De Sales (Patron of Writers) Details.
25 Conversion of St. Paul Details.
28 St. Thomas Aquinas Details.
31 St. John Bosco Details.
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FEBRUARY

Date

Feast

Details

1 St. Brigid of Ireland Details.
2 Presentation of the Lord Details.
11 Our Lady of Lourdes Details.
Moves Ash Wednesday Details.
18 St. Bernadette of Lourdes Details.
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MARCH

Date

Feast

Details

17 St.Patrick of Ireland Details.
19 St.Joseph - Husband of Mary Details.
25 The Annunciation Details.
Moves Passion (Palm) Sunday Details.
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APRIL

Date

Feast

Details

Moves Holy Thursday Details.
Moves Good Friday Details.
Moves Holy Saturday Details.
Moves Easter Sunday Details.
25 St. Mark - Evangelist Details.
25 ANZAC Day Details.
28 St. Louis de Montfort Details.
29 St. Catherine of Siena Details.
30 St. Pope Pius V Details.
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MAY

Date

Feast

Details

1 St. Joseph the Worker Details.
3 Sts. Philip and James - Apostles Details.
13 Our Lady of Fatima Details.
14 St. Matthias - who replaced Judas Iscariot Details
16 M The Ascension Details
23 M Pentecost Sunday Details
Moves Trinity Sunday Details.
24 Mary Help of Christians Details
28 St. Augustine of Canterbury Details
30 St. Joan of Arc Details
31 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Details
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JUNE

Date

Feast

Details

1 St. Justin - Martyr Details
4 Immaculate Heart of Mary Details
13 St. Anthony of Padua Details
6 M The Body and Blood of Christ Details
19 M Sacred Heart of Jesus Details
22 St. Thomas More Details
24 Birth of St. John the Baptist Details
27 Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Details
29 Sts. Peter and Paul Details
30 Holy Trinity Sunday Details
30 First Martyrs of the Church of Rome Details
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JULY

Date

Feast

Details

3 St. Thomas Details
16 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Details
22 St. Mary Magdalene Details
25 St. James (The Greater) Details
26 Sts. Joachim and Anne (Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Details
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AUGUST

Date

Feast

Details

6 The Transfiguration Details
8 Blessed Mary Mackillop Details
11 St. Clare Details
14 St. Maximilian Kolbe Details
15 The Assumption (Holy Day of Obligation) Details
18 St. Helena - Mother of Empress Constantine Details
22 Queenship of Mary Details
25 St. Louis - King of France Details
28 St. Augustine Details
29 The Beheading of St. John the Baptist Details
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SEPTEMBER

This month is dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady.

Date

Feast

Details

3 St. Gregory the Great Details
8 Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary Details
14 Triumph of the Cross Details
15 Our Lady of Sorrows Details
21 St. Matthew - Apostle and Evangelist Details.
23 Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Details
27 St. Vincent de Paul Details.
29 Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael Details.
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OCTOBER

This month has been officially declared the Month of the Rosary by Pope Leo XIII.

Date

Feast

Details

1 St Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower) Details.
2 Guardian Angels Details.
4 St Francis of Assisi Details.
7 Our Lady of the Rosary Details.
13 The Great Miracle of the sun at Fatima Details.
15 St. Teresa of Avila Details.
16 St. Gerard Majella - Patron of Expectant Mothers Details.
17 St. Ignatius of Antioch - Martyr Details.
18 St. Luke - Evangelist Details.
28 Sts. Simon and Jude - Apostles Details.
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NOVEMBER

Date

Feast

Details

1 All Saints Details.
2 All Souls Details.
9 Dedication of St. John Lateran Details.
18 Dedication of the Churches of Sts Peter and Paul Details.
21 M Christ the King Details.
21 Presentation of Mary Details.
25 St. Catherine Laboure Details.
30 St. Andrew - Apostle Details.
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DECEMBER

Date

Feast

Details

3 St. Francis Xavier Details.
8 Immaculate Conception Details.
9 Saint Juan Diego Details.
12 Our Lady of Guadalupe Details.
20 Sts. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Details.
25 Christmas - The Birth of Our Lord (Holy Day of Obligation) Details.
26 St. Stephen - the first martyr Details.
26 M The Holy Family Details.



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