Catholic liturgical calendars remind us of the Catholic holy days of obligation and the feast days through the liturgical year of our favorite Catholic saints. Different countries have different dates for the Catholic holy days, even year to year so it is almost necessary to have a local ordo to go with your calendar, watch your parish bulletin, or diocesan paper; but many dates remain the same every year.
You can find a current Catholic liturgical calendar or Ordo and beautiful Advent Calendars at your local Catholic bookstore. If you have a Missal you can follow the days from there, too. We also have free Catholic Holy Days Of Obligation coloring pages.
See some of the main dates on the Catholic calendar in the list below and below that are sources to find and purchase a calendar to keep track of the variable dates like Ash Wednesday, Easter, Ascension Thursday, Pentecost, Advent and the different feasts of the Catholic saints throughout the year.
Here is a list of the Universal Catholic Holy Days of Obligation? Would you like a reminder of the Holy Days? We have a Catholic Holy Days Of Obligation Reminder, a near monthly ezine, that reminds you to mark your calendars.
The first Holy Day of Obligation on the Catholic liturgical calendar venerates Mary's privileged Conception, December 8 and it is the patronal feast of the United States of America. Use our Catholic Holy Days Of Obligation coloring pages to help celebrate the Holy Days throughout the years.
Roman Catholic Advent Season
The Advent season has its Advent prayers, Advent wreath and the Advent candles; yet what is the Roman Catholic Advent Season? Do you have favorite Advent crafts for children? See the our visitors have submitted for the Advent season or see our Printable Advent Calendar. Remember to check our free Christmas coloring pages early enough to color and mail them to family and friends. Same with our free printable Christmas cards.
Christmas is the second Holy Day of Obligation on the Catholic liturgical calendar and it venerates Jesus' birth, which is also the reason for the third Joyful Mystery of the Rosary, the Nativity. Share your favorite Catholic Christmas traditions (Christmas in Mexico, Christmas in Italy, Christmas in Germany, Irish Christmas - all are welcome). You might enjoy our Christmas coloring pages, too.
This is the third Holy Day of Obligation on the Catholic liturgical calendar which venerates the Naming of Jesus and His first Blood shed for us, January 1. There are many Catholic New Year's Eve traditions like making a holy hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament. What do you do to prepare?
What is Lent? The Lent season is the 40 days leading to Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and runs through Holy Saturday ending with the Easter Vigil Mass. Palm Sunday starts the last week of Lent, Holy Week, which ends with Good Friday. Catholic Lent traditions include Lent fasting, prayers for Lent, and giving something up for Lent. See our Lent Activities For Children, too.
Easter Sunday is the most important feast of the Catholic religion since it is the anniversary of Jesus' rising by His own power, the very fulfilling of the Testament of His Word, the proof that He is God. Easter dresses? We also have Printable Easter Coloring Pages.
Ascension Thursday is the fourth Holy Day of Obligation on the Catholic liturgical calendar which venerates Jesus' Ascension into Heaven by His own Divine Power forty days after Easter. Rosary coloring pages can help you teach the Ascension and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.
Pentecost is the birthday of the Catholic Church which venerates the day the Holy Ghost descended on the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary, the day of their Confirmation! What are your favorite Catholic Pentecost or Catholic Confirmation activities or crafts? Pentecost Sunday is the anniversary of the Descent Of The Holy Spirit (coloring pages) and is commemorated by the third Glorious Mystery.
This the fifth Holy Day of Obligation on the Catholic liturgical calendar and it venerates Mary's Assumption into Heaven, body and soul August 15. We have some Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary coloring pages to help teach the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.
All Saints' Day
The sixth Holy Day of Obligation on the Catholic liturgical calendar which venerates all of the saints November 1. See more Catholic saints!
Buy Unique Catholic Liturgical Calendars
The following are the places that we have found to buy the Catholic liturgical calendars that coordinate with the 1962 Catholic Missal (which makes it easy to coordinate the date to the Masses of the Catholic feast days found in various old Missals with the appropriate Ordo.
Are you looking for the names of Roman Catholic saints or even particular patron saints? The Catholic calendars have the saints names on the date of the Catholic feast days which is handy when a new baby is born and you want the name of the saint of the day for the Baptismal name.
Some Catholic calendars have separate lists of patron saints in the back of the calendar which is very handy when you have a particular theme and want to know which is the patron saint for that theme. If your friend is a fireman, you can find the patron saint of firemen by using this patron saint list and then find an appropriate gift or card for that theme. We know a town that raised funds for its fire barn by selling remembrance bricks. One of the townsmen bought bricks that said "St. Florian, pray for us." The ideas are endless, and a good list of patron saints is so helpful.
More Liturgical Calendars
Some of the most interesting Catholic calendars are hard to find online. We will add more as we find them. Here are the physical addresses of those that we have found:
142 Joseph Blane Road
Silver City, New Mexico 88061
The monks at this monastery have a beautiful desktop calendar with excellent pictures of their daily life as well as the Catholic feast days and a quote for the day. It now has the special Benedictine dates, too. Be sure to try their Abbey Roast Gourmet Coffee!
They also sell many excellent, and some hard to find, rare Catholic books and books from good Catholic book publishing companies. What is great about their list of Catholic books is that it has ecclesiastical approval. They also sell magnificent calligraphy supplies, prints of the saints, crusader toys and more.
Call 1-575-388-9279 to request their beautiful full color catalog of Catholic books and gifts.
You can also find the St. Anne's Helper CDs at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, New Mexico for $14.99 also.
Many thanks to the brothers there.
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