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Catholic Liturgy Calendar 2016

2015-2016 is liturgical year C. The feast days of saints celebrated in one country are not necessarily celebrated everywhere. For example, a diocese or a country may celebrate the feast day of a saint of special importance there (e.g., St. Patrick in Ireland, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in the United States). Likewise, a particular religious institute may celebrate its founder or members of the institute, even if that saint is not listed on the universal calendar or is included in it only with a lower rank. The information shown below agrees with the General Roman Calendar and contains only those celebrations that are intended to be observed in the Roman Rite in every country of the world.

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in 2016:

The week starts on:
 
January 2016 (General Roman Calendar)
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Week 53
27Sunday
 
28Monday
 
29Tuesday
 
30Wednesday
 
31Thursday
 
Week 53
8Friday
 
9Saturday
 
Week 1
11Monday
 
14Thursday
 
15Friday
 
16Saturday
 
Week 2
18Monday
 
19Tuesday
 
Week 3
29Friday
 
30Saturday
 
Week 4
1Monday
 
2Tuesday
 
3Wednesday
 
4Thursday
 
5Friday
 
6Saturday
 
7Sunday
 
8Monday
 
9Tuesday
 
10Wednesday
 
11Thursday
 
12Friday
 
13Saturday
 
 
February 2016 (General Roman Calendar)
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Week 5
31Sunday
 
1Monday
 
4Thursday
 
Week 5
9Tuesday
 
12Friday
 
13Saturday
 
Week 6
15Monday
 
16Tuesday
 
18Thursday
 
19Friday
 
20Saturday
 
Week 7
24Wednesday
 
25Thursday
 
26Friday
 
27Saturday
 
Week 8
28Sunday
 
29Monday
 
1Tuesday
 
2Wednesday
 
3Thursday
 
4Friday
 
5Saturday
 
6Sunday
 
7Monday
 
8Tuesday
 
9Wednesday
 
10Thursday
 
11Friday
 
12Saturday
 
13Sunday
 
14Monday
 
15Tuesday
 
16Wednesday
 
17Thursday
 
18Friday
 
19Saturday
 
 
March 2016 (General Roman Calendar)
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Week 9
28Sunday
 
29Monday
 
1Tuesday
 
2Wednesday
 
5Saturday
 
Week 9
6Sunday
 
10Thursday
 
11Friday
 
12Saturday
 
Week 10
13Sunday
 
14Monday
 
15Tuesday
 
16Wednesday
 
Week 11
21Monday
 
22Tuesday
 
26Saturday
 
Week 12
1Friday
 
2Saturday
 
3Sunday
 
4Monday
 
5Tuesday
 
6Wednesday
 
7Thursday
 
8Friday
 
9Saturday
 
10Sunday
 
11Monday
 
12Tuesday
 
13Wednesday
 
14Thursday
 
15Friday
 
16Saturday
 
 
April 2016 (General Roman Calendar)
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Week 13
27Sunday
 
28Monday
 
29Tuesday
 
30Wednesday
 
31Thursday
 
Week 13
6Wednesday
 
8Friday
 
Week 14
10Sunday
 
12Tuesday
 
14Thursday
 
15Friday
 
16Saturday
 
Week 15
19Tuesday
 
20Wednesday
 
22Friday
 
Week 16
1Sunday
 
2Monday
 
3Tuesday
 
4Wednesday
 
5Thursday
 
6Friday
 
7Saturday
 
8Sunday
 
9Monday
 
10Tuesday
 
11Wednesday
 
12Thursday
 
13Friday
 
14Saturday
 
 
May 2016 (General Roman Calendar)
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Week 17
7Saturday
 
Week 18
9Monday
 
11Wednesday
 
Week 19
17Tuesday
 
Week 20
23Monday
 
28Saturday
 
Week 21
29Sunday
 
30Monday
 
1Wednesday
 
2Thursday
 
3Friday
 
4Saturday
 
5Sunday
 
6Monday
 
7Tuesday
 
8Wednesday
 
9Thursday
 
10Friday
 
11Saturday
 
12Sunday
 
13Monday
 
14Tuesday
 
15Wednesday
 
16Thursday
 
17Friday
 
18Saturday
 
 
June 2016 (General Roman Calendar)
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Week 22
29Sunday
 
30Monday
 
31Tuesday
 
Week 22
7Tuesday
 
8Wednesday
 
10Friday
 
Week 23
12Sunday
 
14Tuesday
 
15Wednesday
 
16Thursday
 
17Friday
 
18Saturday
 
Week 24
20Monday
 
23Thursday
 
25Saturday
 
Week 25
26Sunday
 
1Friday
 
2Saturday
 
3Sunday
 
4Monday
 
5Tuesday
 
6Wednesday
 
7Thursday
 
8Friday
 
9Saturday
 
10Sunday
 
11Monday
 
12Tuesday
 
13Wednesday
 
14Thursday
 
15Friday
 
16Saturday
 
 
July 2016 (General Roman Calendar)
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Week 26
26Sunday
 
27Monday
 
28Tuesday
 
29Wednesday
 
30Thursday
 
2Saturday
 
Week 26
7Thursday
 
8Friday
 
Week 27
12Tuesday
 
Week 28
17Sunday
 
19Tuesday
 
Week 29
27Wednesday
 
28Thursday
 
Week 30
1Monday
 
2Tuesday
 
3Wednesday
 
4Thursday
 
5Friday
 
6Saturday
 
7Sunday
 
8Monday
 
9Tuesday
 
10Wednesday
 
11Thursday
 
12Friday
 
13Saturday
 
 
August 2016 (General Roman Calendar)
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Week 31
31Sunday
 
3Wednesday
 
Week 31
Week 32
17Wednesday
 
Week 33
Week 34
31Wednesday
 
1Thursday
 
2Friday
 
3Saturday
 
4Sunday
 
5Monday
 
6Tuesday
 
7Wednesday
 
8Thursday
 
9Friday
 
10Saturday
 
11Sunday
 
12Monday
 
13Tuesday
 
14Wednesday
 
15Thursday
 
16Friday
 
17Saturday
 
 
September 2016 (General Roman Calendar)
wSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Week 35
28Sunday
 
29Monday
 
30Tuesday
 
31Wednesday
 
1Thursday
 
2Friday
 
Week 35
5Monday
 
6Tuesday
 
7Wednesday
 
10Saturday
 
Week 36
11Sunday
 
Week 37
18Sunday
 
22Thursday
 
Week 38
25Sunday
 
1Saturday
 
2Sunday
 
3Monday
 
4Tuesday
 
5Wednesday
 
6Thursday
 
7Friday
 
8Saturday
 
9Sunday
 
10Monday
 
11Tuesday
 
12Wednesday
 
13Thursday
 
14Friday
 
15Saturday
 
 
October 2016 (General Roman Calendar)
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Week 39
25Sunday
 
26Monday
 
27Tuesday
 
28Wednesday
 
29Thursday
 
30Friday
 
Week 39
3Monday
 
5Wednesday
 
8Saturday
 
Week 40
10Monday
 
13Thursday
 
Week 41
21Friday
 
22Saturday
 
Week 42
25Tuesday
 
26Wednesday
 
27Thursday
 
29Saturday
 
Week 43
30Sunday
 
31Monday
 
1Tuesday
 
2Wednesday
 
3Thursday
 
4Friday
 
5Saturday
 
6Sunday
 
7Monday
 
8Tuesday
 
9Wednesday
 
10Thursday
 
11Friday
 
12Saturday
 
 
November 2016 (General Roman Calendar)
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Week 44
30Sunday
 
31Monday
 
5Saturday
 
Week 44
6Sunday
 
8Tuesday
 
Week 45
14Monday
 
19Saturday
 
Week 46
26Saturday
 
Week 47
27Sunday
 
28Monday
 
29Tuesday
 
1Thursday
 
2Friday
 
3Saturday
 
4Sunday
 
5Monday
 
6Tuesday
 
7Wednesday
 
8Thursday
 
9Friday
 
10Saturday
 
11Sunday
 
12Monday
 
13Tuesday
 
14Wednesday
 
15Thursday
 
16Friday
 
17Saturday
 
 
December 2016 (General Roman Calendar)
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Week 48
27Sunday
 
28Monday
 
29Tuesday
 
30Wednesday
 
1Thursday
 
2Friday
 
Week 48
5Monday
 
10Saturday
 
Week 49
15Thursday
 
16Friday
 
17Saturday
 
Week 50
18Sunday
 
19Monday
 
20Tuesday
 
22Thursday
 
24Saturday
 
Week 51
1Sunday
 
2Monday
 
3Tuesday
 
4Wednesday
 
5Thursday
 
6Friday
 
7Saturday
 
8Sunday
 
9Monday
 
10Tuesday
 
11Wednesday
 
12Thursday
 
13Friday
 
14Saturday
 

Notes:

[Solemnity] A solemnity is a feast day of the highest rank in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Rite.

[Memorial] Memorial day to commemorate a saint or saints.

[Optional] Optional memorial day to commemorate a saint or saints.

[2] Applies to Canada. Dates are according to the national calendar of Canada, as requested by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and approved by the Holy See.

[4] According to the national calendar of the United States, as requested by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and approved by the Holy See.

[Feast] An annual religious celebration.

[1] Applies to Argentina.

[3] According to the national calendar of Chile, as requested by the Episcopal Conference of Chile (CECh) and approved by the Holy See.

[Fast] Spiritual day of fasting.

Liturgical Year 2015-2016

The following is an animated image of the liturgical year 2015-2016 according to the Roman Catholic rite. It's called "liturgical year" or "Christian Year" at the time ranging from the first Sunday of Advent and the last week in Ordinary Time during which the Church celebrates the whole mystery of Christ from his birth to his second coming. One can say that the liturgical year consists of two times: strong times and ordinary time. The strong times are, Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter, during which a particular mystery of salvation is celebrated. Ordinary Time, in turn, does not hold any particular mistery, but rather the same mystery of Christ in its fullness, especially on Sundays. Ordinary Time is divided into two parts throughout the liturgicaL year and in total lasts 33 or 34 weeks. Note that in the image below the corresponding date of 2016-01-01 has been highlighted.