Sunday, January 1, 2012

Feasts for January

The month of January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, which is celebrated on January 3. The first nine days of January fall during the liturgical season known as Christmas which is represented by the liturgical color white. The remaining days of January are the beginning of Ordinary Time. The liturgical color changes to green — a symbol of the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection.

The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of January are:
1. Mary, Mother of GodSolemnity
2. Basil the Great; Gregory NazianzenMemorial
4. Elizabeth Ann Seton (USA and CAN)Memorial
5. John NeumannMemorial
6. Andre BessetteOpt. Mem.
7. Raymond of PenafortOpt. Mem.
8. Epiphany of the LordSolemnity
9. Baptism of the LordFeast
13. Hilary; Kentigern (Scotland)Opt. Mem.
15. Second Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday
17. AnthonyMemorial
20. Fabian; SebastianOpt. Mem.
21. AgnesMemorial
22. Third Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday
24. Francis de Sales; Our Lady of PeaceMemorial
25. Conversion of St. Paul the ApostleFeast
26. Timothy and TitusMemorial
27. Angela MericiOpt. Mem.
28. Thomas AquinasMemorial
29. Fourth Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday
31. John BoscoMemorial

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