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"Ordinary Time"

In the Church's liturgical calendar there are two periods known as "ordinary time". The first is the period between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent); the second and much longer "ordinary time" is that between Pentecost and the first Sunday of Advent (which is the Sunday nearest Saint Andrew's Day, November 30). This second period begins with three successive Solemnities (Trinity, Corpus Christi and the Sacred Heart of Jesus). The principal feasts and solemnities of "Ordinary Time II" are listed below chronologically.

Trinity (SOLEMNITY - Sunday after Pentecost)

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) (SOLEMNITY - Second Sunday after Pentecost, or the Thursday after Trinity Sunday)

Visitation of Our Lady, May 31st

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (SOLEMNITY - Friday following the Second Sunday after Pentecost)

Immaculate Heart of Mary (Saturday following the Second Sunday after Pentecost)


Our Lady of Prompt Succor - January 8

Saint Hilary, January 13

Saint Anthony -abbot, January 17

Saint Fabian, January 20

Saint Sebastian, January 20

Saint Agnes, January 21

Saint Vincent, January 22

Saint Francis de Sales, January 24

Conversion of St. Paul, January 25

Saint Angela Merici, January 27

Saint Thomas Aquinas, January 28

Saint John Bosco, January 31

Presentation of the Lord, February 2

Saint Blase, February 3


Saint Ansgar, February 3

Saint Agatha, February 5

Saint Paul Miki and companions, February 6

Saint Jerome Emiliani, February 8

Saint Scholastica, February 10

Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11

Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, February 14

Saint Valentine, February 14

The Seven Founders of the Order of Servites, February 17

Saint Peter Damian, February 21

Chair of Saint Peter, February 22

Saint Katharine Drexel, March 3


Saint Casimir, March 4

Saints Perpetua and Felicity, March 7

Saint John of God, March 8

Saint Patrick, March 17

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, March 18


Saint Joseph, March 19

Annunciation, March 25

Saint Francis of Paola, April 2


Saint Isidore, April 4

Saint Vincent Ferrer, April 5

Saint John Baptist de la Salle, April 7

Saint Stanislaus, April 11


Saint George, April 23

Saint Mark, April 25

Saint Peter Chanel, April 28

Saint Louis Mary de Montfort, April 28

Saint Catherine of Siena, April 29

Saint Pius V, April 30

Saint Joseph the Worker, May 1

Saint Athanasius, May 2

Saints Philip and James, May 3

Saint Damien Joseph de Veuster of Moloka'i, May 10

Saints Nereus and Achilleus, May 12

Saint Pancras, May 12


Saint Matthias, May 14

Saint Isidore the Farmer, May 15

Saint Bernardine of Siena, May 20

Saint Philip Neri, May 26

Saint Augustine of Canterbury, May 27

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, May 31

Saint Charles Lwanga and companions, June 3

Saint Barnabas, June 11

Saint Anthony of Padua, June 13

Saint John Fisher and Saint Thomas More, June 22

Birth of Saint John the Baptist, June 24

Our Mother of Perpetual Help - June 27


Saints Peter and Paul - June 29

Saint Thomas the Apostle -July 3

Independence Day (USA) - July 4

Saint Maria Goretti -July 6

Saint Benedict -July 11

Our Lady of Mount Carmel -July 16

Saint Mary Magdalene - July 22

Saint Bridget of Sweden - July 23

Saint James the Apostle -July 25

Saint Ignatius of Loyola - July 31

Saint Alphonsus Liguori- August 1


Saint Eusebius of Vercelli - August 2

Saint Peter Julian Eymard - August 2


Saint John Vianney - August 4

Dedication of Saint Mary Major - August 5


Transfiguration -August 6

Saint Sixtus II - August 7

Saint Cajetan - August 7


Saint Dominic - August 8

Saint Edith Stein - August 9

Saint Clare - August 11

Saints Pontian and Hippolytus - August 13

Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe - August 14


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - August 15

Saint Stephen of Hungary - August 16

Saint Jane Frances de Chantel - August 18

Saint John Eudes - August 19

Saint Bernard - August 20

Saint Pius X - August 21


Queenship of Mary -August 22

Saint Rose of Lima - August 23


Saint Bartholomew, Apostle, August 24

Saint Louis IX, King of France - August 25

Saint Joseph Calasanz - August 25

Saint Monica - August 27


Saint Augustine, August 28

Beheading of Saint John the Baptist - August 29

St. Gregory the Great, pope and doctor - September 3

Birth of Mary - September 8

St. Peter Claver, priest - September 9

St. John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor - September 13


Triumph of the Holy Cross - September 14

Our Lady of Sorrows - September 15

St. Cornelius, pope and martyr; St. Cyprian, bishop and martyr - September 16

St. Robert Bellarmine, Bishop and Doctor - September 17

St. Januarius, bishop and martyr - Spetember 19

St. Andrew Kim Taegon, priest and martyr; St. Paul Chong Hasang and companions, martrys - September 20

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist - September 21

Sts. Cosmos and Damian, martyrs - September 26

St. Vincent de Paul, priest - September 27

St. Lawrence Ruiz, & Companions, Martyrs - September 28

St. Wenceslaus, martyr - September 28


Saint Michael and Angels - September 29

St. Jerome, priest and doctor -- September 30

St. Theresa of the Child Jesus -- October 1

Guardian Angels -- October 2

St. Francis of Assisi -- October 4

St. Bruno, priest -- October 6

Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, virgin -- October 6


Our Lady of the Holy Rosary - October 7

St. Denis, bishop & martyr and companions, martyrs -- October 9

St. John Leonardi, priest -- October 9

St. Callistus I, pope and martyr -- October 14


St. Teresa of Jesus -- October 15

St. Hedwig, religious -- October 16

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin -- October 16

St. Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr -- October 17

St. Luke, Evangelist -- October 18

St. Paul of the Cross, priest -- October 20

St. John of Capistrano, priest -- October 23

St. Anthony Claret, bishop -- October 25

Sts. Simon and Jude -- October 28

 Hallowe'en (Eve of All Saints) - October 31

All Saints, November 1 (Solemnity)

All Souls , November 2

Saint Catherine of Alexandria - November 25

Saint Andrew - November 30th



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