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Religious Days of Note


Marian Feast Days

For Calendar Year 2014


1st  Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

3rd  First Friday of the Month and  Most Holy Name of Jesus

4th  First Saturday of the Month

5th  Solemnity of  The Epiphany of The Lord (2)

12th  Baptism of The Lord

13th  Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad according to Sunni Muslims

18th  Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad according to Shia Muslims

22nd  Day of Penance in the US (3)

23rd  [Mary's Wedding] (4)

25th  Conversion of St. Paul

26th  Sts. Timothy and Titus

31st   St. John Bosco

(1) All Muslim religious Holy Days are dependent on Lunar cycles thus are different every year. For more details on Special Muslim Days find the link at end of this Document.
(2) In 2014, this Solemnity falls on Sunday, January 5. The Epiphany is not a Holiday of Obligation in the United States, and so it is always celebrated on the Sunday between January 2 and 8 instead of specifically on January 6th  (UNLYC, no. 37).
(3) January 22 has been designated by the U.S. Bishops as a "particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life."
(4) [  ]  Denotes Feast Days which do not appear in the most current Vatican Roman Missal


1st   First Saturday of the Month

2nd  Presentation of The Lord (Candlemas)

7th   First Saturday of the Month

11th   Our Lady of Lourdes

20th   [Our Lady of Tears]

24th   Discovery of the  Head of John the Baptizer (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)


1st    First Saturday of the Month   

5th   Ash Wednesday

7th    First Friday of the Month

16th  Feast of Purim (Defeat of plot to destroy the Jews of Persia)

19th   Feast of St. Joseph - Husband of Mary

24th   Gabriel the Archangel (traditional)



4th  First Friday of the Month

5th  First Saturday of the Month  

11th  Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary (Friday before Palm Sunday)

13th   Palm Sunday

14th   Celebration of Passover by Jewish Communities

17th   Last Passover Meal

18th   Holy Friday

19th   Holy Saturday

20th   Easter Sunday

25th   St. Mark the Evangelist

26th   Mary, Mother of Good Counsel

27th    Divine Mercy Sunday

25th   St. Mark the Evangelist

26th   Mary, Mother of Good Counsel


1st     St. Joseph, Worker

2nd    First Friday of the Month 

3rd    First Saturday of the Month and Sts. Philip and James the Lesser - Apostles

8th    [Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces]

13th  [Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and First Apparition of Our Lady at Fátima]

14th   St. Matthias - Apostle

21st   [Mary, Mother of Light]

24th   [Mary, Help of Christians and Mary of the Path]

29th   Ascension of Our Lord

30th   St. Joan of Arc (victim of fanaticism within the Roman Catholic Church)

31st   Mary, Queen of the Apostles (Saturday during the Octave following Ascension Day) and also on the.....

31st   Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (used to be on July 2nd) as well as Mary, Queen of all Saints + Our Lady of the Most Holy Mountain + Mary, Mother of Wonderful Love

Need to update from here on down


 4th  First day of Shavuot - (Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai)

 6th    First Friday of the Month

 7th    First Saturday of the Month

 8th    Feast of Pentecost

 9th    [Mary, Mother of Grace]

13th   St. Anthony of Lisbon (Padua)

15th    Trinity Sunday 19th  Actual Feast of Corpus Christi

22nd  Feast of Corpus Christi celebrated today for convenience purposes.

24th  Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist

27th Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and [Mary of Perpetual Help]

28th  Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Saturday after Sacred Heart of Jesus)

and also on

28th  Ramadan Starts

29th   Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul - Apostles

30th   First Martyrs of the Roman Church


3rd     St. Thomas - Apostle

4th     First Friday of the Month and St. Elizabeth (Queen) of Portugal and U.S. Celebration of Independence Day

5th     First Saturday of the Month and [Feast of the Seven Joys of Mary]

9th     Mary, Miraculous Mother

11th   St. Benedict - Patron of Europe

13th   Mary, Mystical Rose (Rosa Mystica)] and Revelation of the Secret of Fátima

16th   Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Scapular Feast Day

17th   Feast of Mary's Humility

22nd   St. Mary Magdalene

25th    St. James the Greater - Apostle

26th    Saints Anne and Joachim - Grandparents of Jesus and Mary, Mother of Mercy (Saturday before 4th Sunday of July) 

28th   Mary, Queen of Peace and End of Ramadan


1st  First Friday of the Month

2nd  First Saturday of the Month; and
          [Mary of the Angels]

5th  Feast of Our Lady of Snows; and
          Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica - Rome;  and
          Tish'a B'Av  -  Jewish fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

6th  Transfiguration of Our Lord; and
          Anniversary of the Nuclear Devastation in Hiroshima, Japan

13th   [Mary, Refuge of Sinners]

15th    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

22nd   The Queenship of Mary

24th    St. Bartholomew - Apostle           

29th    Martyrdom of John the Baptist

30th   Mary, Health of the Sick (Saturday before last Sunday in August)


3rd      Mary, Mother of the Good Shepherd

5th      First Friday of the Month

6th       First Saturday of the Month

8th      The Birthday of Our Lady

12th    The Holy Name of Mary

14th    The Triumph of the Cross (A date of even greater eschatological importance.) 

15th   Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

21st    St. Matthew - Evangelist

23rd   Conception of John the Baptist (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)

24th   Our Lady of Ransom

25th   Beginning of Rosh HaShanh at sundown

27th   Mary, Protector of Orphans

29th   Archangels Michael, Gabriel & Raphael


1st      Feast of the Veil of Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church) and the First day of the Hajj (1) (Muslims)

2nd     Guardian Angels

3rd      First Friday of the Month

4th      First Saturday of the Month and Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement (2) (Judaism) and Eid al-Adha - Day of Sacrifice (3) (Muslims)

6th      Last day of the Hajj (Muslims)

7th      Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

9th     First day of the Feast of Sukkot (4) - a.k.a Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles (Judaism)

11th    Feast of the Motherhood of Mary begins Feast of Tabernacles (Judaism)

13th    The Miracle at Fatima

15th    St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila) and ends Feast of Tabernacles (Judaism)

16th   [Feast of Mary's Purity] and Eighth Day of Assembly (Judaism)

17th   Day of Celebrating the Torah (Judaism)

18th   St. Luke - Evangelist

20th   Mary, Wonderful Mother

26th   Mary, Mother of the Dying (4th Sunday in October)

28th   Sts. Simon and Jude - Apostles 
(1)  The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca Additional information
(2) Is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance.  Additional information
(3) The festival remembers the prophet Ibrahim's (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to. Additional information
(4)  It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals on which Jews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. Additional information


1st      All Saints Day and  First Saturday of the Month

2nd     All Souls Day

3rd   Ashura (recalls an event circa  OCT. 20, 680 CE in Iraq when an army of the Umayyad regime martyred a group of 70 individuals who refused to submit to the Caliph. One of the martyrs was Imam Husain, the youngest grandson of Prophet Muhammad.)

7th   First Friday of the Month

8th     Feast of Mary, Our Shelter and Our Lady of All Graces (1st Saturday after All Saints Day)

9th     Dedication of Basilica of St. John of Lateran

15th   Mary, Mother of Divine Providence (Saturday before 3rd Sunday in November)

18th   Consecration of the two Basilicas honoring St. Peter and St. Paul

21st   Mary's Presentation

22nd  End of the celebration of Al-Hijra / Muharram [First month of the Islamic calendar]

23rd   Christ the King

27th   Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Paris)

27th  Thanksgiving Day in the US

30th   St. Andrew - Apostle and First Sunday of Advent


5th     First Friday of the Month

6th      First Saturday of the Month

8th     Rosa Mystica Hour of Grace and Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

10th   [Our Lady of Loretto]

12th    Our Lady of Guadalupe (Patroness of the Americas)

17th through 24th Chanukah    [Festival of Lights] The Jewish festival of rededication of the Holy Temple

18th   [Mary's Expectation]

25th   Christmas Day

26th   St. Stephen - First Martyr

27th   St. John - Apostle and Evangelist

28th   Feast of the Holy Innocents

30th   Feast of Holy Family

31st   Last Day of the Year 2013 plus Silvester I, Pope (1st Pope after the deliverance of Catholic Church to Emperor Constantine)


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