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Jewish, Christian and Muslim (1)

Religious Days of Note

and

Marian Feast Days

For Calendar Year 2013


   JANUARY

  1st   Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God 

 3rd   Most Holy Name of Jesus

4th   First Friday of the Month

5th    First Saturday of the Month

6th   The Epiphany of The Lord (2)

13th    Baptism of The Lord (3)

22nd  Day of Penance in the US (4)

23rd  [Mary's Wedding] (5)

25th  Conversion of St. Paul

26th  Sts. Timothy and Titus

31st   St. John Bosco

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(1) All Muslim religious Holy Days are dependent on Lunar cycles thus are different every year. For more details on Special Muslim Days find the link at end of this Document.
(2) In 2013, this Solemnity falls on Sunday, January 6. The Epiphany is not a Holiday of Obligation in the United States, and so it is always celebrated on the Sunday between January 2 and 8 instead of specifically on January 6 (UNLYC, no. 37). On 2013, January 6th it providentially falls on a Sunday.
(3)
According to the Roman Missal, Where the Solemnity of the Epiphany falls on January 6th, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the following Sunday. (Proper of Time). Therefore, this Feast will take place on Monday, January 7, 2013. The First Week in Ordinary Time begins on the following day, Tuesday, January 8.
(4) January 22 has been designated by the U.S. Bishops as a "particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life."
(5) [  ]  Denotes Feast Days which do not appear in the most current Vatican Roman Missal



FEBRUARY

1st   First Friday of the Month

2nd    Presentation of The Lord (Candlemas) and  First Saturday of the Month

11th   Our Lady of Lourdes

13th   Ash Wednesday

20th   [Our Lady of Tears]

23rd  Feast of Purim (Defeat of plot to destroy the Jews of Persia)

24th    Discovery of the  Head of John the Baptizer (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)


MARCH
 

1st    First Friday of the Month

2nd     First Saturday of the Month

19th   Feast of St. Joseph - Husband of Mary

22nd  Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary (Friday before Palm Sunday)

24th   Palm Sunday and Gabriel the Archangel (traditional)

25th   Annunciation to Mary by Gabriel the Archangel (has been transferred to April 8th, the Monday after Divine Mercy Sunday)

28th   Last Passover Meal

29th   Holy Friday

30th   Holy Saturday

31st   Easter Sunday

 

APRIL

1st    Palm Sunday

5th    First Friday of the Month

6th    First Saturday of the Month

7th    Divine Mercy Sunday

25th   St. Mark the Evangelist

26th   Mary, Mother of Good Counsel



MAY

1st     St. Joseph, Worker

3rd    First Friday of the Month and Holy Friday in Orthodox Church and  Sts. Philip and James the Lesser - Apostles

4th   First Saturday of the Month and Holy Saturday in Orthodox Church

5th    Easter Celebration in Orthodox Church

8th    [Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces]

9th   Ascension of Our Lord

11th   Mary, Queen of the Apostles (Saturday during the Octave following Ascension Day)

13th  [Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and First Apparition of Our Lady at Fátima]

14th   St. Matthias - Apostle

15th  First day of Shavout - (Feast of Weeks)

19th   Feast of Pentecost

21st   [Mary, Mother of Light]

24th   [Mary, Help of Christians and Mary of the Path]

26th   Trinity Sunday

30th   Feast of Corpus Christi  and St. Joan of Arc (victim of fanaticism within the Roman Catholic Church)

31st   Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (used to be on July 2nd) and [Mary, Queen of all Saints + Our Lady of the Most Holy Mountain + Mary, Mother of Wonderful Love]


JUNE

 1st    First Saturday of the Month

 2nd   Feast of Corpus Christi celebrated today for convenience purposes.

7th   Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Friday after the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost)

 8th   Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Saturday after Sacred Heart of Jesus)

 9th    [Mary, Mother of Grace]

13th   St. Anthony of Lisbon (Padua)

24th   Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist

25th The beginning of the Jewish Memorial of the Three Weeks (a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple)

27th   [Mary of Perpetual Help]

29th   Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul - Apostles

30th   First Martyrs of the Roman Church



JULY

3rd     St. Thomas - Apostle

4th     St. Elizabeth (Queen) of Portugal and U.S. Celebration of Independence Day

5th    First Friday of the Month and [Feast of the Seven Joys of Mary]

6th    First Saturday of the Month

9th     [Mary, Miraculous Mother] and Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquira (Patroness of Colombia) and Ramadan (The holiest period in the Islamic year. This was the month in which the Qura'n was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is a time at which almost all Muslims over the age of 12 are expected to fast from sunup to sundown.)

11th   St. Benedict - Patron of Europe

13th   [Mary, Mystical Rose (Rosa Mystica)] and Revelation of the Secret of Fátima

16th   Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Scapular Feast Day

17th   [Feast of Mary's Humility]

22nd   St. Mary Magdalene

25th    St. James the Greater - Apostle

26th    Saints Anne and Joachim - Grandparents of Jesus

27th    Mary, Mother of Mercy (Saturday before 4th Sunday of July)

28th   Mary, Queen of Peace



AUGUST

2nd  First Friday of the Month  and [Mary of the Angels]

3rd     First Saturday of the Month

5th     Feast of Our Lady of Snows and Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica - Rome

6th     Transfiguration of Our Lord and Anniversary of the Nuclear Devastation in Hiroshima, Japan

7th     End of Ramadan (A time of rejoicing. Houses are decorated; Muslims buy gifts for relatives.)

13th   [Mary, Refuge of Sinners]

15th    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

22nd   The Queenship of Mary

24th     St. Bartholomew - Apostle and Mary, Health of the Sick (Saturday before last Sunday in August)

29th     Martyrdom of John the Baptist



SEPTEMBER

2nd      Mary, Comfort of the Afflicted (Sunday after August 28th - Feast of St. Augustine)

3rd      [Mary, Mother of the Good Shepherd]

5th     Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year 5774) at sundown

6th      First Friday of the Month

7th       First Saturday of the Month

8th      The Birthday of Our Lady

11th    Our Lady of Coromoto (patroness of Venezuela)

12th    [The Holy Name of Mary]

14th    The Triumph of the Cross (A date of even greater eschatological importance.) and Yom Kippur - Jewish Day of Atonement (Starts at Sundown of the 13th)

15th   Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

19th   Feast of the Tabernacles or Sukkot

21st    St. Matthew - Evangelist

23rd   Conception of John the Baptist (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)

24th   Our Lady of Ransom

25th   End of Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot  and The beginning of Eighth Day of Solemn Assembly at sundown

27th   [Mary, Protector of Orphans] and Simhat Torah - Jewish Rejoicing of the Law (begins on the 26th at sundown)

29th   Archangels Michael, Gabriel & Raphael



OCTOBER

1st      Feast of the Veil of Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)

2nd     Guardian Angels

4th      First Friday of the Month and Traditional Catholic Church Day of Thanksgiving

5th      First Saturday of the Month

7th      Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

11th    [Feast of the Motherhood of Mary]

12th    Our Lady of the Pilar (Saragossa)

13th    The Miracle at Fatima

15th    St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila) and  Eid al-Adha - Feast of Sacrifice or Day of Sacrifice - (In the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Adha on the sunset of 14th of October. It recalls the day when Abraham intended to follow the instructions of God, and sacrifice his son Ishmael.)

16th   [Feast of Mary's Purity]

18th    St. Luke - Evangelist

20th   [Mary, Wonderful Mother]

28th   Sts. Simon and Jude - Apostles and [Mary, Mother of the Dying] (4th Sunday in October)


NOVEMBER

1st      All Saints Day and First Friday of the Month

2nd     All Souls Day and  First Saturday of the Month  and   [Our Lady of All Graces (1st Saturday after All Saints Day)<>]

5th
   Al-Hijra/Muharram is the Muslim New Year 1432 (The beginning of the first lunar month.)

8th     [Feast of Mary, Our Shelter]

9th     Dedication of Basilica of St. John of Lateran

14th   Ashura (recalls an event circa 680-OCT-20 CE in Iraq when an army of the Umayyad regime martyred a group of 70 individuals who refused to submit to the Caliph. One of the martyrs was Imam Husain, the youngest grandson of Prophet Muhammad.)

15th   [Mary, Mother of Divine Providence] (Saturday before 3rd Sunday in November)

18th   Consecration of the two Basilicas honoring St. Peter and St. Paul

21st   Mary's Presentation

24th   Christ the King

27th   [Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Paris)]

28th  Thanksgiving Day in the US and First Day of Chanukah at sundown- (Beginning of Festival of Lights)

30th   St. Andrew - Apostle


DECEMBER

1st     First Sunday of Advent

6th     First Friday of the Month

7th      First Saturday of the Month

8th     Rosa Mystica Hour of Grace and Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

10th   [Our Lady of Loretto]

12th    Our Lady of Guadalupe (Patroness of the Americas)

18th   [Mary's Expectation]

25th   Christmas Day

26th   St. Stephen - First Martyr

27th   St. John - Apostle and Evangelist

28th   Feast of the Holy Innocents

30th   Feast of Holy Family

31st   Last Day of the Year 2013 plus Silvester I, Pope (1st Pope after the deliverance of Catholic Church to Emperor Constantine)

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