Friday, March 1, 2013

Feasts for March

The month of March is dedicated to St. Joseph. The entire month of March falls during the liturgical season known as Lent which is represented by the liturgical color purple — a symbol of penance, mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart. The last day of the month is the beginning of the Easter season. The liturgical color is white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute or restored).

The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of March are:

3. Third Sunday of Lent, Sunday
4. Casimir of Poland, Opt. Mem.
7. Perpetua and Felicity, Memorial
8. John of God, Opt. Mem.
9. Frances of Rome; St. John Ogilvie (Scotland), Opt. Mem.
10. Fourth Sunday of Lent, Sunday
17. Fifth Sunday of Lent, Sunday
18. Cyril of Jerusalem, Opt. Mem.
19. Joseph, husband of Mary, Solemnity
23. Turibio de Mogrovejo, Opt. Mem.
24. Palm Sunday, Sunday
28. Holy Thursday, Triduum
29. Good Friday, Triduum
30. Holy Saturday, Triduum
31. Easter Sunday, Solemnity

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