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2022 Diocesan Liturgical Calendar of Solemnities, Feasts, and Other Observances

 

                                                                   NOVEMBER 2021

Nov. 28

First Sunday of Advent

 

Nov. 30

St. Andrew

Feast

DECEMBER 2021

Dec. 4

Ordination to the Diaconate

10am at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Sacramento

Dec. 7

Immaculate Conception and Closing of the Year of St. Joseph

6pm at St. Joseph Parish, Redding

Dec. 8

Immaculate Conception

Patroness of the United States

Solemnity; holy day of obligation

 

Dec. 25

Nativity of The Lord

Solemnity; holy day of obligation

Dec. 26

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Feast

Dec. 27

St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

Feast

Dec. 28

The Holy Innocents

Feast

JANUARY 2022

Jan. 1

Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Solemnity; (not a holy day of obligation this year)

Jan. 2

Epiphany of the Lord

Solemnity

Jan. 9

Baptism of the Lord

Feast

Jan. 18

Ecumenical Worship Prayer Service

 

Jan. 18-25

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Diocesan observance (Statute 123 §3(a))

Jan. 21

Respect Life Mass

12pm, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Jan. 22

National Day of Penance

 

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

49th 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. (Diocesan Statute 123 §3(b)).

Jan. 23

Sunday of the Word of God (Third Sunday of Ordinary Time)

 

Jan. 25

Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle

Feast

FEBRUARY 2022

Feb. 2

Presentation of The Lord

Feast

Feb. 2

World Day for Consecrated Life

 

Feb. 11

Our Lady of Lourdes

Optional memorial

World Day of the Sick

Feb. 12

World Marriage Day

9:30am, St. Lawrence Parish, North Highlands

Feb. 22

Chair of St Peter the Apostle

Feast

Feb. 19

World Day of the Sick Mass (11am at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Carmichael)

 

MARCH 2022

March 2

Ash Wednesday

Lent begins

March 5, 6

Rites of Election

 

March 9

Day of Reconciliation and Unity

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 §3(c)).

March 13

Daylight Savings Time begins

“Spring” forward one hour.

March 17

St. Patrick

Feast; Co-Patron of the Diocese of Sacramento, along with Our Lady of Guadalupe. (Statute 123 §1(b)).

March 19

St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Solemnity

March 25

The Annunciation

Solemnity (not a day of abstinence in 2022 per Canon 1251))

APRIL 2022

April 7

Chrism Mass

 

April 10

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

 

April 14

Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper

 

April 15

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

 

April 16

Holy Saturday

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night may begin at or after 8:50 p.m.

April 17

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

 

April 25

St. Mark, Evangelist

Feast

MAY 2022

May 3

Sts. Philip and James

Feast

May 8

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

 

May 14

St. Matthias

Feast

May 23, 24, and 25 Rogation Days “…to implore God’s mercy for more rain to bring an end to the drought in California, to bless the precious earth that nourishes us, and protect our forests and mountain communities during the coming months from the risks of wildfires.”

May 29

Ascension of the Lord

Solemnity

May 31

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Feast

JUNE 2022

June 4

Ordination to the Priesthood

10am at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

June 4

Adult Confirmation

5pm at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento and at Sacred Heart Parish, Red Bluff

June 5

Pentecost

 

June 12

Most Holy Trinity

Solemnity

June 19

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Solemnity

June 23

Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Solemnity

June 24

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests

Solemnity

June 25

Ordination to the Diaconate

10am at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

June 26

Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (1889).

Solemnity

June 29

Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

Solemnity

JULY 2022

July 6

St. Maria Goretti

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).

Optional memorial

 

July 22

St. Mary Magdalene

Feast

July 25

St. James, Apostle

Feast

AUGUST 2022

Aug. 6

Transfiguration of The Lord

Feast

Aug. 10

St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

Feast

Aug. 15

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Solemnity

Aug. 24

St. Bartholomew

Feast

SEPTEMBER 2022

Sept. 1

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

 

Sept. 5

Labor Day

 

Sept. 8

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Feast

Sept. 14

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Feast

Sept. 21

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Feast

Sept. 25

World Day of Migrants & Refugees

 

Sept. 29

Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels

Feast

OCTOBER 2022

Oct. 18

St. Luke

Feast

Oct. 23

World Mission Sunday

 

Oct. 28

Sts. Simon and Jude

Feast

NOVEMBER 2022

Nov. 1

All Saints

Solemnity; holy day of obligation

Nov. 2

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day)

 

Nov. 5

Adult Confirmation

5pm at St. Mary Parish, Vacaville and St. John the Baptist Parish, Chico

Nov. 6

Daylight savings ends

“Fall” back one hour.

Nov. 6-12

National Vocation Awareness Week

 

Nov. 9

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Feast

Nov. 13

World Day of the Poor

 

Nov. 20

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Solemnity

Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Day

Day of thanksgiving for the harvest and all our blessings (Statute 123 §2(d)).