Liturgical dates 2014
|Wednesday, January 1*
||Feast of Mary, Mother of God
||Commemorates the divine motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is our annual parish consecration to Mary.
|Wednesday, March 5
||Marks the first day of Lent, a day of fasting and abstinence. Additional Masses are offered.
|Monday, March 17
||Feast of St. Patrick
||Solemnity in our parish, includes parish celebration (including Mass) Our celebration will take place Satuday, March 16th this year
|Sunday, April 13
||Celebrates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem
|Thursday, April 17
||A.K.A. Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Celebrates the Institution of the Eucharist and the Priesthood. Marks the end of Lent and the beginning of the Triduum.
|Friday, April 18
||Commemorates Jesus’ death on the Cross. Services include the Passion Service, Veneration of the Cross and Living Stations of the Cross. No Mass is offered on Good Friday.
|Saturday, April 19
||Sabbatum Sanctum – The Day of the Entombed Christ. The Easter Vigil Mass is celebrated after sundown. Candidates and Catechumens are received into the Church.
|Sunday, April 20
||Pascha – Christ’s resurrection from the dead. Beginning of the Easter season.
|Sunday, April 27
||Divine Mercy Sunday
||Celebrates God’s merciful love. A celebration, including Adoration and Confessions is offered.
|Sunday, June 1
||Commemorates Jesus’ ascension into Heaven.
|Sunday, June 8
||Marks the descent of the Holy Spirit. Readers are commissioned on this day.
|Sunday, June 15
||Honors God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
|Sunday, June 22
||Corpus Christi Sunday
||The Body and Blood of Christ. A Eucharistic Procession concludes 8:00 Mass. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are commissioned at Masses.
|Friday, August 15*
||Assumption of Mary
||Commemorates the assumption of Mary, body and soul, into Heaven.
|Saturday, November 1
||All Saints Day [not a HDO this year]
||Honors all saints, known and unknown
|Sunday, November 2
||All Souls Day
||Commemorates the faithful departed. Additional Masses are offered to pray for the souls in purgatory.
|Sunday, November 23
||Christ the King
||Celebration of Christ’s kingship. A Eucharistic procession concludes 11 am Mass.
||First Sunday of Advent
||Marks the beginning of the new liturgical year, the Advent season.
|Monday, December 8*
||Feast of the Immaculate Conception
||Celebration of the conception of Mary, without the stain of original sin.
|Thursday, December 25*
||Nativity of the Lord
||The birth of our Savior!
|* In addition to all Sundays, dates marked with an * are holy days of obligation.
|| Some feasts are moveable feasts. Please consult the parish bulletin for details as the dates approach.