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, no.102 & General Norms for the Liturgical Year and Calendar, no. 17

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

Holy Days (Precepto) 2018-19 – REV.   (CORRECTED on 1/9/2018) -the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is NOT a holyday of obligation in 2019.

Christmas (Navidad) 2018

LENT – EASTER 2018.  Ash Wednesday is February 14, 2018.  The Rite of Election will be celebrated on Sunday, February 18, 2018 (the First Sunday of Lent).  Holy Week begins with Passion/Palm Sunday on March 24-25, 2018 and culminates with the Great Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 31, 2018 and Easter Sunday on April 1, 2018.  The Easter season closes with the celebration of Pentecost on the weekend of May 19-20, 2018.

Lent & Easter Guidelines – 2018  (bilingual English/Spanish pdf)

Ascension of the Lord (la Ascensión) 2018  (bilingual English/Spanish pdf)

THE SOLEMENITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (aka “Corpus Christi”) is the weekend of June 2-3, 2018.  See resources below:

Corpus Christi Resource Booklet – 2018 (Year B) – English & Spanish

Reception of Communion – English

Recepción de la Sagrada Comunión

Wine Used for Mass

Celiac-Sprue Disease (rev. 2016)