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Contemplating today's Gospel

Today's Gospel + homily (in 300 words)

Perpetual calendar: Feasts and Proper of Saints

Help for the use of the liturgical calendar: Feasts and Proper of Saints
Liturgical day
January 2nd: St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and Doctors of the Church
January 3rd: The Most Holy Name of Jesus
January 4th: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
January 17th: St. Anthony, the Abbot
January 21st: Saint Fructuosus, bishop and martyr and deacon’s martyrs Augurius and Eulogius
January 21st: St. Agnes, virgin and martyr
January 24th: St. Francis de Sales, bishop
January 25th: Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle
January 26th: Timothy and Titus, bishops
January 28th: St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor
January 31st: St. John Bosco, priest
February 2nd: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
February 5th: St. Agatha, virgin and martyr
February 6th: Saint Paul Miki and companions
February 10th: St. Escholastica, virgin
February 11th: Our Lady of Lourdes
February 14th: Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop, patron saints of Europe
February 22: Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle
February 23rd: St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr
March 7th: Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs
March 17th: Saint Patrick, bishop (Principal Patron of Ireland)
March 18th: St. Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctor of the Church
March 19th: Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
March 25th: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
April 23rd: St. George, martyr
April 25th: Feast of Saint Mark, evangelist
April 26th: St. Isidore, bishop and doctor of the Church
April 27th: The Virgin of Montserrat, Catalonia's patron saint
April 29th: St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin & Doctor of the Church, patron saint of Europe
May 1st: Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker
May 2nd: Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
May 3rd: Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles
May 13th: Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima
May 14th: Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle
May 26th: Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest
May 29th: Memorial of Saint Paul VI, Pope
May 31st: Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
June 1st: St. Justin, martyr
June 3rd: St. Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs
June 5th: St. Boniface, bishop and martyr
Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
JesusChrist, Eternal High Priest (1st Thursday after Pentecost Sunday)
June 11th: St. Barnabas, Apostle
June 13th: St. Anthony of Padua, presbyter and doctor of the Church
June 21st: St. Aloysius Gonzaga
June 24rd: Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
June 26th: St. Josemaría, presbyter
June 28th: Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, bishop, martir and doctor of the Church
June 29th: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
July 3rd: Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle
July 11th: Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot
July 15th: Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
July 16th: Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 22nd: Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene
July 23th: Bridget, religious, patron saint of Europe
July 25th: Feast of Saint James, Apostle
July 26th: Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
July 29th: Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus
July 31st: St. Ignatius of Loyola
August 1st: Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
August 4th: Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest
August 8th: Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest
August 9th: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, patron saint of Europe
August 10th: Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr
August 11th: Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin
August 12th: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, religious
August 14th: Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr
August 15th: Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
August 20th: Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church
August 21st: Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope
August 22nd: The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
August 23rd: St. Rose of Lima, virgin (Patroness of the Americas)
August 24th: Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle
August 25th: Saint Louis, King of France
August 27th: Memorial of Saint Monica
August 28th: Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
August 29th: Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist
August 31st: St. Raymond Nonnatus, religious
September 3rd: St. Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church
September 8th: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
September 13th: St. John Chrysostom
September 14th: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
September 15th: Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
September 16th: Saints Cornelius, pope, and Cyprian, bishop, martyrs
September 20th: St. Andrew Kim Taegon, presbyter, and st. Paul Chong and martyr companions
September 21st: Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist
September 23rd: Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
September 24th: Our Lady of Ransom
September 27th: St. Vincent de Paul, priest
September 28th: St. Wenceslaus, martyr
September 29th: Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, archangels
September 30th: St. Jerome, presbyter and doctor of the Church
October 1st: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor of the Church
October 2nd: Guardian Angels
October 4th: St. Francis of Assisi
October 5th: St. Mary Faustina Kowalska, virgin
October 7th: The Virgin of the Rosary
October 9th: Saint John Henry Newman, priest and cardinal
October 11th: St. John XXIII, pope
October 11th: St. Soledad Torres Acosta, religious
October 12th: Our Lady of the Pillar
October 15th: St. Teresa of Jesus (of Avila), Virgin & Doctor of the Church
October 16th: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin
October 17th: St. Ignatius of Antioch, martyr and bishop
October 18th: Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist
October 22nd: St. John Paul II, pope
October 24th: St. Anthony Mary Claret
October 28th: Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
November 1st: Solemnity of All Saints
November 2nd: All Souls
November 4th: Saint Charles Borromeo, bishop
November 9th: Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
November 10th: St. Leo the Great, pope and doctor of the Church
November 11th: Saint Martin of Tours, bishop
November 12th: St. Josaphat, bishop and martyr
November 15th: St. Albertus Magnus, bishop and doctor of the Church
November 21st: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 22nd: St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr
November 30th: Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle
December 3rd: Saint Francis Xavier, Priest
December 7th: Saint Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church
December 8th: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 12th: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Queen of Mexico, Patroness of the Americas and the Philippines)
December 13th: St. Lucia, virgin and martyr
December 14th: St. John of the Cross
December 25th: The Nativity of the Lord (Mass During the Day)
December 26th: Stephen, First Martyr
December 27th: Feast of Saint John, Apostle and evangelist
December 28th: Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs

Help for the use of the liturgical calendar: Feasts and Proper of Saints

  • The Holidays and Proper of Saints group includes the celebrations of saints in their corresponding days (those which are fixed: for instance, St. Joseph, March 19th).
  • Generally, these days cannot forestall or prevail over Sundays (especially, when they are Advent, Lent or Easter Sundays). The exception being the Festivals of the Lord (such as the Transfiguration) and some very special ones of the Virgin Mary (the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Immaculate Conception).
  • The Church calendar of saint’s days is much wider than what we include in Contemplating Today’s Gospel. Our service includes the feasts commemorating saints with their own Gospel: generally, we are referring to the festivities of the Virgin Mary, of St. Joseph and the Apostles. St. Martha and St. Mary Magdalen which are included because they are evangelic personages and liturgical celebrations with their own Gospel. Other saints celebrations have been included because they refer to European patrons (or of other areas).