Church Year & Holy Days

“By means of the yearly cycle, the Church celebrates the whole mystery of Christ, from his incarnation until the day of Pentecost and the expectation of his coming again.”  – Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, #102 & General Norms for the Liturgical Year and Calendar, #17

The following information is offered to assist parishes as they prepare the liturgies for the coming year.

Holy Days (Precepto) 2017-18    (As of 11/2/2016)

Christmas (Navidad) 2017   (As of 6/2/2017)

Holy Days (Precepto) 2018-19  (NEW As of 10/31/2017)

LENT – EASTER 2017.  Ash Wednesday is March 1, 2017.  The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion of Candidates for Full Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, March 5, 2017 (the First Sunday of Lent).  Holy Week begins with Passion/Palm Sunday on April 8-9, 2017 and culminates with the Great Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 15, 2017 and Easter Sunday on April 16, 2017.  The Easter season closes with the celebration of Pentecost on the weekend of June 3-4, 2017.

Lent & Easter Guidelines – 2017 (English)

Lent & Easter Guidelines 2017 (Spanish)

Ascension of the Lord (la Ascensión) 2017    (As of 11/2/2016)

THE SOLEMENITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (aka “Corpus Christi”) is the weekend of June 17-18, 2017.  See resources below:

Corpus Christi Resource Booklet – 2017 (Year A)

Reception of Communion – English

Recepción de la Sagrada Comunión

Wine Used for Mass

Celiac-Sprue Disease (rev. 2016)