2019 Liturgical Calendar

JANUARY 2019 – Holy Name of Jesus

  • Jan. 1 (Tuesday) Mary Holy Mother of God
    • Solemnity; holy day of obligation
  • Jan. 6: Epiphany of the Lord
  • Jan. 18 - 25: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
    • Diocesan observance (Statute 123§3.a)
  • Jan. 22 (Tuesday): National Day of Penance
    • Respect Life Mass at the Cathedral - Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
    • 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
      Anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision. “In all dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when the 22nd falls on Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of penance for the violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life. (2000 GIRM, USCCB Adaptation, #373). The Mass “For Peace and Justice” (no. 21 from “Masses for Various Needs”) should be celebrated with violet vestments as an appropriate liturgical observance for this day.) (Statute 123 § 3b)
  • Jan. 24 (Thur), 7:00 p.m. - Ecumenical Prayer Service, Capital Christian Church, Bradshaw & Hwy. 50

FEBRUARY 2019 – The Holy Family

  • Feb. 2: Presentation of The Lord  (Feast)
  • Feb. 9, 11:00 a.m. - World Marriage Day Mass (Cathedral)
  • Feb. 9, 5:00 p.m. - World Day of the Sick Mass (Cathedral)

MARCH 2019 – St. Joseph

  • March 6 - Ash Wednesday
  • March 9 & 10 - Rites of Election
  • March 10 - Daylight Savings Time begins
  • March 14: Day of Penance
    • A day of penance for negative attitudes and discrimination toward people of differing culture, ethnicity and race; and prayer for unity in our diversity, for equality, mutual respect and peace among all peoples. Observed on the 2nd Wed. in March. (Statute 123 § 3c).
  • March 17 - St. Patrick
    • Co-Patron of the Diocese of Sacramento, along with Our Lady of Guadalupe. (Statute 123 § 1b).
  • March 17 - St Patrick, co-patron of the Diocese of Sacramento
  • March 19 -  St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Solemnity)
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APRIL 2019 – The Holy Eucharist

  • April 11, 6:00 p.m. - Chrism Mass
  • April 14 - Palm Sunday (Holy Week begins)
  • April 18 - Holy Thursday
  • April 19 - Good Friday
  • April 20 - Easter Vigil (may begin any time after 8:15 p.m.)
  • April 21 - Easter Sunday

MAY 2019 – The Blessed Virgin Mary

  • May 1: St Joseph the Worker
    • Time to bless tools and equipment for work.
  • May 14 - St Matthias (Feast)
  • May 30 - Ascension Thursday
  • May 31 - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Feast)

JUNE 2019 – Sacred Heart of Jesus

  • June 1 (10 a.m.): Ordination – Priests
    • Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
  • June 2 - Ascension Sunday
  • June 8 - Vigil of Pentecost - Adult Confirmation
  • June 9 - Pentecost Sunday
  • June 29: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
    • Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (1889).
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JULY 2019 – The Most Precious Blood

  • July 6: St. Maria Goretti - Memorial
    • A day of penance for sins and crimes against children and youth, including the sexual abuse of minors by clergy and other members of the Church; and prayer for the needs of children. (Statute 123 § 3d).
  • July 14: St Kateri Tekakwitha - Memorial
  • July 25: St. James - Feast

AUGUST 2019 – The Immaculate Heart of Mary

  • Aug. 6 - Transfiguration of The Lord (Feast)
    • Feast
  • Aug. 7-15: Novena in honor of the Assumption of Mary
    • Devotion
  • Aug. 15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Solemnity; Holy Day of Obligation
  • Aug. 22: Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Memorial

SEPTEMBER 2019 – Our Lady of Sorrows

  • Sept. 2: Labor Day
  • Sept. 14: Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Feast)

OCTOBER 2019 – The Rosary

  • Oct. 2: Guardian Angels (Memorial)
  • Oct. 4: St. Francis of Assisi (Memorial)
  • Oct. 18 - St Luke (Feast)
  • Oct. 20 World Mission Sunday

NOVEMBER 2019 – Holy Souls in Purgatory

  • Nov. 1: All Saints - Solemnity; Holy Day of Obligation
  • Nov. 2 - Commemoration of All Faithful Departed (during the day)
  • Nov. 2: Adult Confirmation (at the evening Vigil Mass)
    • St. Mary, Vacaville & St John the Baptist, Chico
  • Nov. 3: Daylight Savings Time ends
  • Nov. 4-10: National Vocation Awareness Week
  • Nov. 9: Dedication of Lateran Basilica in Rome
    • Feast
  • Nov. 21: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial)
  • Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Day
    • Diocesan Day of Thanksgiving for the harvest and all our blessings (Statute 123 § 2d).
  • Nov. 24: Solemnity of Christ the King

DECEMBER 2019 – Immaculate Conception

  • Dec. 1 First Sunday of Advent
  • Dec. 9 - Immaculate Conception (transferred to Monday)
    • Patroness of the United States.
    • Solemnity; Holy Day of Obligation
  • Dec. 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe
    • Co-Patron of the Diocese of Sacramento, along with St. Patrick. (Statute 123 § 1b).
  • Dec. 25  - Nativity of The Lord
    • Solemnity; Holy Day of Obligation
  • Dec. 29: Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph