Saints of the Liturgical Year

General Roman Liturgical Calendar
 With Additions for the United States

January
February
March
Holy Week & Easter
April
May
Feasts at the Conclusion of the Easter Season
June
July
August
September
October
November
December


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Heaven is filled with saints.  In Heaven, we will be in awe of the holiness of the countless men and women who served God and others with selflessness and self-sacrifice throughout their lives and are now receiving their eternal reward for their goodness.

Among the countless saints in Heaven are a few who are chosen by God to become canonized and added to the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church.  These holy men and women are given to us as models for every day and age so as to inspire us on our journey of faith.

Below is the General Roman Calendar of the Catholic Church offering you the saint of the day with additional feasts particular to the United States.  May these holy men and women inspire you as you daily seek to live the will of God in your own life.  Saints of God, pray for us!


January

January 1: Octave Day of Christmas, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God—Solemnity

January 2: Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors—Memorial

January 3: The Most Holy Name of Jesus—Optional Memorial

January 4: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious—USA Memorial

January 5: Saint John Neumann, Bishop—USA Memorial

Epiphany of the Lord—Solemnity
(celebrated January 6 or on the first Sunday after January 1 in countries where this feast is not a Holy Day of Obligation)

January 6: Saint André Bessette, Religious—USA Optional Memorial

Baptism of the Lord—Feast
Sunday after Epiphany (or, if Epiphany is celebrated on 7 or 8 January, the following Monday)

January 7: Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest—Optional Memorial

January 8: All Saints for Today

January 9: All Saints for Today

January 10: All Saints for Today

January 11: All Saints for Today

January 12: All Saints for Today

January 13: Saint Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop and Doctor—Optional Memorial

January 14: All Saints for Today

January 15: All Saints for Today

January 16: All Saints for Today

January 17: Saint Anthony of Egypt, Abbot—Memorial

January 18: All Saints for Today

January 19: All Saints for Today

January 20: Saint Fabian, Pope and Martyr; or Saint Sebastian, Martyr—Optional Memorial

January 21: Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr—Memorial

January 22: Saint Vincent, Deacon and Martyr—Optional Memorial
(Celebrated January 23 in the USA)

January 22: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children—USA Memorial
(Moved to January 23 when January 22 is a Sunday)

January 23: Saint Marianne Cope, Virgin—USA Optional Memorial

January 24: Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor—Memorial

January 25: The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle—Feast

January 26: Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops—Memorial

January 27: Saint Angela Merici, Virgin—Optional Memorial

January 28: Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor—Memorial

January 29: All Saints for Today

January 30: All Saints for Today

January 31: Saint John Bosco, Priest—Memorial

February

February 1: All Saints for Today

February 2: Presentation of the Lord—Feast

February 3: Saint Blase, Bishop and Martyr, or Saint Ansgar, Bishop—Optional Memorial

February 4: All Saints for Today

February 5: Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr—Memorial

February 6: Saints Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs—Memorial

February 7: All Saints for Today

February 8: Saint Jerome Emiliani, Priest, or Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin—Optional Memorial

February 9: All Saints for Today

February 10: Saint Scholastica, Virgin—Memorial

February 11: Our Lady of Lourdes—Optional Memorial

February 12: All Saints for Today

February 13: All Saints for Today

February 14: Saints Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop—Memorial

February 15: All Saints for Today

February 16: All Saints for Today

February 17: Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order—Optional Memorial

February 18: All Saints for Today

February 19: All Saints for Today

February 20: All Saints for Today

February 21: Saint Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of the Church—Optional Memorial

February 22: Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle—Feast

February 23: Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr—Memorial

February 24: All Saints for Today

February 25: All Saints for Today

February 26: All Saints for Today

February 27: All Saints for Today

February 28: All Saints for Today

February 29: All Saints for Today

 

Ash Wednesday
March 6, 2019
February 26, 2020
February 17, 2021

 

March

March 1: All Saints for Today

March 2: All Saints for Today

March 3: Saint Katharine Drexel, Virgin—USA Optional Memorial

March 4: Saint Casimir—Optional Memorial

March 5: All Saints for Today

Ash Wednesday
March 6, 2019

March 6: All Saints for Today

March 7: Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs—Memorial

March 8: Saint John of God, Religious—Optional Memorial

March 9: Saint Frances of Rome, Religious—Optional Memorial

March 10: All Saints for Today

March 11: All Saints for Today

March  12: All Saints for Today

March 13: All Saints for Today

March 14: All Saints for Today

March 15: All Saints for Today

March 16: All Saints for Today

March 17: Saint Patrick, Bishop—Optional Memorial

March 18: Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor—Optional Memorial

March 19: Saint Joseph Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Solemnity

March 20: All Saints for Today

March 21: All Saints for Today

March 22: All Saints for Today

March 23: Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop—Optional Memorial

March 24: All Saints for Today

March 25: Annunciation of the Lord—Solemnity

March 26: All Saints for Today

March 27: All Saints for Today

March 28: All Saints for Today

March 29: All Saints for Today

March 30: All Saints for Today

March 31: All Saints for Today

Holy Week & Easter 

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
Sixth Sunday of Lent

Holy Thursday

Good Friday

Holy Saturday

Easter Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday
Eighth Day of of the Octave of Easter

April

April 1: All Saints for Today

April 2: Saint Francis of Paola, Hermit—Optional Memorial

April 3: All Saints for Today

April 4: Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor of the Church—Optional Memorial

April 5: Saint Vincent Ferrer, Priest—Optional Memorial

April 6: All Saints for Today

April 7: Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Priest—Memorial

April 8: All Saints for Today

April 9: All Saints for Today

April 10: All Saints for Today

April 11: Saint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr—Memorial

April 12: All Saints for Today

April 13: Saint Martin I, Pope and Martyr—Optional Memorial

April 14: All Saints for Today

April 15: All Saints for Today

April 16: All Saints for Today

April 17: All Saints for Today

April 18: All Saints for Today

April 19: All Saints for Today

April 20: All Saints for Today

April 21: Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Bishop and Doctor of the Church—Optional Memorial

April 22: All Saints for Today

April 23: Saint George, Martyr, or Saint Adalbert, Bishop and Martyr —Optional Memorial

April 24: Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr—Optional Memorial

April 25: Saint Mark the Evangelist—Feast

April 26: All Saints for Today

April 27: All Saints for Today

April 28: Saint Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr; or Saint Louis Grignon de Montfort, Priest—Optional Memorial

April 29: Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church—Memorial

April 30: Saint Pius V, Pope—Optional Memorial

May

May 1: Saint Joseph the Worker—Optional Memorial

May 2: Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor—Memorial

May 3: Saints Philip and James, Apostles—Feast

May 4: All Saints for Today

May 5: All Saints for Today

May 6: All Saints for Today

May 7: All Saints for Today

May 8: All Saints for Today

May 9: All Saints for Today

May 10: Saint Damien de Veuster of Moloka’i, Priest—USA Optional Memorial

May 11: All Saints for Today

May 12: Saints Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs or Saint Pancras, Martyr—Optional Memorial

May 13: Our Lady of Fatima—Optional Memorial

May 14: Saint Matthias the Apostle—Feast

May 15: Saint Isidore—USA Optional Memorial

May 16: All Saints for Today

May 17: All Saints for Today

May 18: Saint John I, Pope and Martyr—Optional Memorial

May 19: All Saints for Today

May 20: Saint Bernardine of Siena, Priest—Optional Memorial

May 21: Saint Christopher Magallanes, Priest and Martyr and Companions, Martyrs—Optional Memorial

May 22: Saint Rita of Cascia—Optional Memorial

May 23: All Saints for Today

May 24: All Saints for Today

May 25: Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor; or Saint Gregory VII, Pope, Religious or Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Virgin—Optional Memorial

May 26: Saint Philip Neri, Priest—Memorial

May 27: Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop—Optional Memorial

May 28: All Saints for Today

May 29: All Saints for Today

May 30: All Saints for Today

May 31: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Feast

Feasts at the Conclusion of the Easter Season

The Ascension of the Lord
Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter or on the Seventh Sunday of Easter

Pentecost Sunday
Sunday after the Seventh Week of Easter

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church—Memorial

First Sunday after Pentecost: The Most Holy Trinity—Solemnity

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ—Solemnity
Thursday after Holy Trinity or, where this is not a holy day of obligation, on the following Sunday
In the United States it is always transferred to the Sunday after the Most Holy Trinity

Sacred Heart of Jesus—Solemnity
Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost

Immaculate Heart of Mary—Memorial
Saturday following the second Sunday after Pentecost

June

1 June: Saint Justin Martyr – Memorial

2 June: Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs – Optional Memorial

3 June: Saints Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs – Memorial

4 June – All Saints for Today

5 June: Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr – Memorial

6 June: Saint Norbert, Bishop – Optional Memorial

7 June – All Saints for Today

8 June – All Saints for Today

9 June: Saint Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor – Optional Memorial

10 June – All Saints for Today

11 June: Saint Barnabas the Apostle – Memorial

12 June – All Saints for Today

13 June: Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor – Memorial

14 June – All Saints for Today

15 June – All Saints for Today

16 June – All Saints for Today

17 June – All Saints for Today

18 June – All Saints for Today

19 June: Saint Romuald, Abbot – Optional Memorial

20 June – All Saints for Today

21 June: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious – Memorial

22 June: Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop or Saints John Fisher, Bishop and Martyr and Thomas More, Martyr – Optional Memorial

23 June – All Saints for Today

24 June: Birth of Saint John the Baptist – Solemnity

25 June – All Saints for Today

26 June: Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Priest – Optional Memorial

27 June: Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor – Optional Memorial

28 June: Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr – Memorial

29 June: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles – Solemnity

30 June: First Martyrs of the Church of Rome – Optional Memorial

July

1 July: Saint Junipero Serra, Priest – USA Optional Memorial

2 July – All Saints for Today

3 July: Saint Thomas the Apostle – Feast

4 July: Independence Day – USA Optional Memorial

4 July: Saint Elizabeth of Portugal – Optional Memorial
(Celebrated July 5 in the USA)

5 July: Saint Anthony Zaccaria, Priest – Optional Memorial

6 July: Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr – Optional Memorial

7 July – All Saints for Today

8 July – All Saints for Today

9 July: Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions, Martyrs – Optional Memorial

10 July – All Saints for Today

11 July: Saint Benedict, Abbot – Memorial

12 July – All Saints for Today

13 July: Saint Henry – Optional Memorial

14 July: Saint Camillus de Lellis, Priest – Optional Memorial
(In the United States this memorial is transferred to July 18)

14 July: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin – USA Memorial

15 July: Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor – Memorial

16 July: Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Optional Memorial

17 July – All Saints for Today

18 July Saint Camillus de Lellis, Priest – USA Optional Memorial

19 July – All Saints for Today

20 July: Saint Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr – Optional Memorial

21 July: Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor – Optional Memorial

22 July: Saint Mary Magdalene – Feast

23 July: Saint Bridget of Sweden, Religious – Optional Memorial

24 July: Saint Sharbel Makhluf, Priest, Hermit – Optional Memorial

25 July: Saint James, Apostle – Feast

26 July: Saints Joachim and Anne – Memorial

27 July – All Saints for Today

28 July – All Saints for Today

29 July: Saint Martha – Memorial

30 July: Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor – Optional Memorial

31 July: Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest – Memorial

August

1 August: Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church – Memorial

2 August: Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop, or Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Priest – Optional Memorial

3 August – All Saints for Today

4 August: Saint Jean Vianney (the Curé of Ars), Priest – Memorial

5 August: Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major – Optional Memorial

6 August: Transfiguration of the Lord – Feast

7 August: Saint Sixtus II, Pope and Martyr, and Companions, Martyrs, or Saint Cajetan, Priest – Optional Memorial

8 August: Saint Dominic, Priest – Memorial

9 August: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), Virgin and Martyr – Optional Memorial

10 August: Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr – Feast

11 August: Saint Clare, Virgin – Memorial

12 August: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious – Optional Memorial

13 August: Saints Pontian, Pope and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs – Optional Memorial

14 August: Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest and Martyr – Memorial

15 August: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity

16 August: Saint Stephen of Hungary – Optional Memorial

17 August – All Saints for Today

18 August – All Saints for Today

19 August: Saint John Eudes, Priest – Optional Memorial

20 August: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot and Doctor of the Church – Memorial

21 August: Saint Pius X, Pope – Memorial

22 August: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary – Memorial

23 August: Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin – Optional Memorial

24 August: Saint Bartholomew the Apostle – Feast

25 August: Saint Louis or Saint Joseph of Calasanz, Priest – Optional Memorial

26 August – All Saints for Today

27 August: Saint Monica – Memorial

28 August: Saint Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor of the Church – Memorial

29 August: The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, Martyr – Memorial

30 August – All Saints for Today

31 August – All Saints for Today

September

1 September – All Saints for Today

2 September – All Saints for Today

3 September: Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor – Memorial

4 September – All Saints for Today

5 September: Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta – Memorial

6 September – All Saints for Today

7 September – All Saints for Today

8 September: Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast

9 September: Saint Peter Claver, Priest – USA Memorial

10 September – All Saints for Today

11 September – All Saints for Today

12 September: Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Optional Memorial

13 September: Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor – Memorial

14 September: Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Feast

15 September: Our Lady of Sorrows – Memorial

16 September: Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian. Bishop, Martyrs – Memorial

17 September: Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop and Doctor – Optional Memorial

18 September – All Saints for Today

19 September: Saint Januarius, Bishop and Martyr – Optional Memorial

20 September – Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs – Memorial

21 September: Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle, Evangelist – Feast

22 September – All Saints for Today

23 September: Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), Priest – Memorial

24 September – All Saints for Today

25 September – All Saints for Today

26 September: Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs – Optional Memorial

27 September: Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest – Memorial

28 September: Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr or Saints Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Martyrs – Optional Memorial

29 September: Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels – Feast

30 September: Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor – Memorial

October

1 October: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor – Memorial

2 October: Guardian Angels – Memorial

3 October – All Saints for Today

4 October: Saint Francis of Assisi – Memorial

5 October: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest – USA Optional Memorial

6 October: Saint Bruno, Priest – Optional Memorial

or

6 October: Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, Virgin – USA Optional Memorial

7 October: Our Lady of the Rosary – Memorial

8 October – All Saints for Today

9 October: Saint Denis, Bishop and Companions, Martyrs or Saint John Leonardi, Priest – Optional Memorial

10 October – All Saints for Today

11 October: Saint John XXIII, Pope – Optional Memorial

12 October – All Saints for Today

13 October – All Saints for Today

14 October: Saint Callistus I, Pope and Martyr – Optional Memorial

15 October: Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor – Memorial

16 October: Saint Hedwig, Religious or Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin – Optional Memorial

17 October: Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr – Memorial

18 October: Saint Luke the Evangelist – Feast

19 October: Saints Jean de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, Priests and Martyrs; and their Companions, Martyrs – USA: Memorial

20 October: Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest – USA: Optional Memorial

21 October – All Saints for Today

22 October: Saint John Paul II, Pope – Optional Memorial

23 October: Saint John of Capistrano, Priest – Optional Memorial

24 October: Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop – Optional Memorial

25 October – All Saints for Today

26 October – All Saints for Today

27 October – All Saints for Today

28 October: Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles – Feast

29 October – All Saints for Today

30 October – All Saints for Today

31 October – All Saints for Today

November

1 November: All Saints – Solemnity

2 November: All Souls Day – Commemoration

3 November: Saint Martin de Porres, Religious – Optional Memorial

4 November: Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop – Memorial

5 November – All Saints for Today

6 November – All Saints for Today

7 November – All Saints for Today

8 November – All Saints for Today

9 November: Dedication of the Lateran Basilica – Feast

10 November: Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor – Memorial

11 November: Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop – Memorial

12 November: Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr – Memorial

13 November: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin – USA Memorial

14 November – All Saints for Today

15 November: Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor – Optional Memorial

16 November: Saint Margaret of Scotland or Saint Gertrude the Great, Virgin – Optional Memorial

17 November: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious – Memorial

18 November: Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles – Optional Memorial

or

18 November: Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin – USA Optional Memorial

19 November – All Saints for Today

20 November – All Saints for Today

21 November: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Memorial

22 November: Saint Cecilia. Virgin and Martyr – Memorial

23 November: Saint Clement I, Pope and Martyr – Optional Memorial

or

23 November: Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, Priest and Martyr – USA Optional Memorial

or

23 November Saint Columban, Abbot – Optional Memorial

24 November: Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest and his Companions, Martyrs – Memorial

25 November: Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr – Optional Memorial

USA: Thanksgiving Day, Fourth Thursday in November – Optional Memorial

26 November – All Saints for Today

27 November – All Saints for Today

28 November – All Saints for Today

29 November – All Saints for Today

30 November: Saint Andrew the Apostle – Feast

Last Sunday in Ordinary Time (last Sunday before 27 November): Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – Solemnity

December

1 December – All Saints for Today

2 December – All Saints for Today

3 December: Saint Francis Xavier, Priest – Memorial

4 December: Saint John Damascene, Priest, Religious and Doctor – Optional Memorial

5 December – All Saints for Today

6 December: Saint Nicholas, Bishop – Optional Memorial

7 December: Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor – Memorial

8 December: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity
(Patronal Feast of the United States – Always a Holy Day of Obligation)

9 December: Saint Juan Diego, Hermit – Optional Memorial

10 December – All Saints for Today

11 December: Saint Damasus I, Pope – Optional Memorial

12 December: Our Lady of Guadalupe – USA Feast

13 December: Saint Lucy of Syracuse, Virgin and Martyr – Memorial

14 December: Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor – Memorial

15 December – All Saints for Today

16 December – All Saints for Today

17 December – All Saints for Today

18 December – All Saints for Today

19 December – All Saints for Today

20 December – All Saints for Today

21 December: Saint Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor – Optional Memorial

22 December – All Saints for Today

23 December: Saint John of Kanty, Priest – Optional Memorial

24 December – All Saints for Today

25 December: Nativity of the Lord – Solemnity

26 December: Saint Stephen, the First Martyr – Feast

27 December: Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist – Feast

28 December: Holy Innocents, Martyrs – Feast

29 December: Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop and Martyr – Optional Memorial

30 December – All Saints for Today

31 December: Saint Sylvester I, Pope – Optional Memorial

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph – Feast
Sunday within the Octave of Christmas (or, if there is no such Sunday, 30 December)

January
February
March
Holy Week & Easter
April
May
Feasts at the Conclusion of the Easter Season
June
July
August
September
October
November
December