Ordinary Time


A solemnity is celebrated if it falls on a Sunday during ordinary time.

Solemnities:

  1. Trinity Sunday – the Sunday after Pentecost, between May 17 and June 20
  2. Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) – the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, between May 21 and June 24.  In some dioceses, such as in the US, this solemnity is celebrated the Sunday following Trinity Sunday, between May 24 and June 27.
  3. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – the Sunday following Corpus Christi Sunday, between May 29 and July 2.
  4. Nativity of Saint John the Baptist – June 24
  5. Saints Peter & Paul – June 29
  6. Assumption of Mary – August 15
  7. All Saints – November 1
  8. Our Lord Jesus Christ, The King of the Universe – the Last Sunday in Ordinary Time, between November 20 and 26.

November 2, All Souls’ Day, is of a special class.  Without being a solemnity, it still has precedence over a Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Feasts of the Lord, such as the Transfiguration and Exaltation of the Holy Cross, are unlike other feast days.  They are celebrated when they fall on a Sunday.

Feast Days (USCCB):

  1. Conversion of St. Paul – January 25
  2. Presentation of the Lord – February 2
  3. Chair of St. Peter, Apostle – February 22.  May fall in Lent.
  4. St. Matthias, Apostle – May 14. May fall in Eastertide
  5. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – May 31. May fall in Eastertide.
  6. St. Thomas, Apostle – July 3
  7. St. James, Apostle – July 25
  8. Transfiguration of the Lord – August 6
  9. St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr – August 10
  10. St. Bartholomew, Apostle – August 24
  11. Nativity of Mary – September 8
  12. Exaltation of the Holy Cross – September 14
  13. St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist – September 21
  14. Archangels – September 29
  15. St. Luke, Evangelist – October 18
  16. Ss. Simon and Jude, Apostles – October 28
  17. Dedication of the Lateran Basilica – November 9

Activities:

^All Saints’ easy costumes

^Mary Bags for the Assumption

^Saint Clare game

^new toys every four weeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books and Audio Stories:

^picture books about Our Lord

^board books about Our Lord

^Michaelmas (Feast of Archangels)

^Feast of Guardian Angels

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^books perfect for All Saints Day

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^books that feature several saints in one book

^publishers with individual saint books in a set series/collection

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^on being Catholic

 

 

 

 

 

 

*For the sake of simplicity, see “Lent” page for saints with feast days in February and March, and “Easter” for those in April and May*

^St. Anthony of Padua

^St. Audrey

^St. Benedict

^St. Cecilia

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^St. Clare

^St. Columba

^St. Elizabeth of Hungary

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^St. Francis

^St. Gerard Majella

^St. Helen/St. Helena

^Ss. Joachim & Anne

^St. John Bosco

^St. Pope John Paul II

^St. John Marie Vianney

^St. Junipero Serra

^St. Kateri Tekakwitha

^St. Martin de Porres

^St. Mary, Our Mother

^St. Mary, Our Lady

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^St. Mary board books

^St. Matthew the Apostle

^St. Peter books

^St. Peter

^St. Peter Claver

^St. Pio of Pietrelcina

^St. Rose Duchesne

^Mother Teresa

^St. Therese de Lisieux

^St. Therese de Lisieux

^St. Thomas, apostle

^St. Thomas More

^St. Wenceslas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrations:

^ideas for Assumption/Marymas

^St. John's Day ideas

^St. John’s/Johnsmas/Midusmmer

^Michaelmas & other -mas days

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music:

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^click for All Saints’ CDs

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^All Saints’ playlist

^CDs for Marian holidays

^a Marian playlist