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 January 7 or 8, 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

June 1: Saint Justin Martyr—Memorial

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

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

June 4: All Saints for Today

June 5: Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr—Memorial

June 6: Saint Norbert, Bishop—Optional Memorial

June 7: All Saints for Today

June 8: All Saints for Today

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

June 10: All Saints for Today

June 11: Saint Barnabas the Apostle—Memorial

June 12: All Saints for Today

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

June 14: All Saints for Today

June 15: All Saints for Today

June 16: All Saints for Today

June 17: All Saints for Today

June 18: All Saints for Today

June 19: Saint Romuald, Abbot—Optional Memorial

June 20: All Saints for Today

June 21: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious—Memorial

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

June 23: All Saints for Today

June 24: Birth of Saint John the Baptist—Solemnity

June 25: All Saints for Today

June 26: Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Priest—Optional Memorial

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

June 28: Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr—Memorial

June 29: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles—Solemnity

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

 

July

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

July 2: All Saints for Today

July 3: Saint Thomas the Apostle—Feast

July 4: Independence Day—USA Optional Memorial

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

July 5: Saint Anthony Zaccaria, Priest—Optional Memorial

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

July 7: All Saints for Today

July 8: All Saints for Today

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

July 10: All Saints for Today

July 11: Saint Benedict, Abbot—Memorial

July 12: All Saints for Today

July 13: Saint Henry—Optional Memorial

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

July 14: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin—USA Memorial

July 15: Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor—Memorial

July 16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel—Optional Memorial

July 17: All Saints for Today

July 18: Saint Camillus de Lellis, Priest—USA Optional Memorial
(Celebrated July 14 outside the United States)

July 19: All Saints for Today

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

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

July 22: Saint Mary Magdalene—Feast

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

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

July 25: Saint James, Apostle—Feast

July 26: Saints Joachim and Anne—Memorial

July 27: All Saints for Today

July 28: All Saints for Today

July 29: Saint Martha—Memorial

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

July 31: Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest—Memorial

 

August

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

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

August 3: All Saints for Today

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

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

August 6: Transfiguration of the Lord—Feast

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

August 8: Saint Dominic, Priest—Memorial

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

August 10: Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr—Feast

August 11: Saint Clare, Virgin—Memorial

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

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

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

August 15: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Solemnity

August 16: Saint Stephen of Hungary—Optional Memorial

August 17: All Saints for Today

August 18: All Saints for Today

August 19: Saint John Eudes, Priest—Optional Memorial

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

August 21: Saint Pius X, Pope—Memorial

August 22: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary—Memorial

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

August 24: Saint Bartholomew the Apostle—Feast

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

August 26 All Saints for Today

August 27: Saint Monica—Memorial

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

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

August 30: All Saints for Today

August 31: All Saints for Today

 

September

September 1: All Saints for Today

September 2: All Saints for Today

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

September 4: All Saints for Today

September 5: Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta—Memorial

September 6: All Saints for Today

September 7: All Saints for Today

September 8: Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Feast

September 9: Saint Peter Claver, Priest—USA Memorial

September 10: All Saints for Today

September 11: All Saints for Today

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

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

September 14: Exaltation of the Holy Cross—Feast

September 15: Our Lady of Sorrows—Memorial

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

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

September 18: All Saints for Today

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

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

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

September 22: All Saints for Today

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

September 24: All Saints for Today

September 25: All Saints for Today

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

September 27: Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest—Memorial

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

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

September 30: Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor—Memorial

 

October

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

October 2: Guardian Angels—Memorial

October 3: All Saints for Today

October 4: Saint Francis of Assisi—Memorial

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

October 6: Saint Bruno, Priest—Optional Memorial

or

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

October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary—Memorial

October 8: All Saints for Today

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

October 10: All Saints for Today

October 11: Saint John XXIII, Pope—Optional Memorial

October 12: All Saints for Today

October 13: All Saints for Today

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

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

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

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

October 18: Saint Luke the Evangelist—Feast

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

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

October 21: All Saints for Today

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

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

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

October 25: All Saints for Today

October 26: All Saints for Today

October 27: All Saints for Today

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

October 29: All Saints for Today

October 30: All Saints for Today

October 31: All Saints for Today

 

November

November 1: All Saints—Solemnity

November 2: All Souls Day—Commemoration

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

November 4: Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop—Memorial

November 5: All Saints for Today

November 6: All Saints for Today

November 7: All Saints for Today

November 8: All Saints for Today

November 9: Dedication of the Lateran Basilica—Feast

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

November 11: Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop—Memorial

November 12: Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr—Memorial

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

November 14: All Saints for Today

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

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

November 17: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious—Memorial

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

or

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

November 19: All Saints for Today

November 20: All Saints for Today

November 21: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Memorial

November 22: Saint Cecilia. Virgin and Martyr—Memorial

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

or

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

or

November 23: Saint Columban, Abbot—Optional Memorial

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

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

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

November 26: All Saints for Today

November 27: All Saints for Today

November 28: All Saints for Today

November 29: All Saints for Today

November 30: Saint Andrew the Apostle—Feast

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

 

December

December 1: All Saints for Today

December 2: All Saints for Today

December 3: Saint Francis Xavier, Priest—Memorial

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

December 5: All Saints for Today

December 6: Saint Nicholas, Bishop—Optional Memorial

December 7: Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor—Memorial

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

December 9: Saint Juan Diego, Hermit—Optional Memorial

December 10: All Saints for Today

December 11: Saint Damasus I, Pope—Optional Memorial

December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe—USA Feast

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

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

December 15: All Saints for Today

December 16: All Saints for Today

December 17: All Saints for Today

December 18: All Saints for Today

December 19: All Saints for Today

December 20: All Saints for Today

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

December 22: All Saints for Today

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

December 24: All Saints for Today

December 25: Nativity of the Lord—Solemnity

December 26: Saint Stephen, the First Martyr—Feast

December 27: Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist—Feast

December 28: Holy Innocents, Martyrs—Feast

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

December 30: All Saints for Today

December 31: 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, December 30)

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