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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: Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church
January 3rd: Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus
January 4th: Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious
January 7th: Memorial of Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Presbyter
January 17th: Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot
January 21st: Memorial of Saints Fructuosus, bishop and deacons Augurius and Eulogius, Martyrs
January 21st: Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
January 24th: Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
January 25th: Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle
January 26th: Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops
January 28th: Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church
January 31st: Memorial of Saint John Bosco, Priest
February 2nd: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
February 5th: Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
February 6th: Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
February 8th: Memorial of Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin
February 10th: Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin
February 11th: Our Lady of Lourdes
February 14th: Memorial of Saints Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop, patron saints of Europe
February 22nd: Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle
February 23rd: Memorial of Saint 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: Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church
September 8th: Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
September 13th: Memorial of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
September 14th: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
September 15th: Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
September 16th: Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs
September 20th: Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs
September 21st: Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist
September 23rd: Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
September 24th: Our Lady of Mercy
September 27th: Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest
September 28th: Memorial of Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr
September 29th: Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, archangels
September 30th: Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church
October 1st: Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
October 2nd: Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels
October 4th: Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi
October 5th: Saint Faustina Kowalska, Virgin
October 7th: Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
October 9th: Saint John Henry Newman, priest and cardinal
October 11th: St. John XXIII, pope
October 11th: Saint Soledad Torres Acosta, religious
October 12th: Our Lady of the Pillar
October 15th: Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
October 16th: Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin
October 17th: Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
October 18th: Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist
October 22nd: Memorial of Saint John Paul II, pope
October 24th: Saint Anthony Mary Claret
October 28th: Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
November 1st: Solemnity of All Saints
November 2nd: The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
November 4th: Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop
November 9th: Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
November 10th: Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church
November 11th: Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop
November 12th: Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr
November 15th: Memorial of Saint Albertus Magnus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
November 21st: Memorial of The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 22nd: Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr
November 30th: Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle
December 3rd: Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest
December 7th: Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
December 8th: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 12th: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Queen of Mexico, Patroness of the Americas and the Philippines)
December 13th: Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr
December 14th: Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church
December 25th: The Nativity of the Lord (Mass During the Day)
December 26th: Feast of Saint 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).