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Jewish, Christian and Muslim (1)

Religious Days of Note

and

Marian Feast Days

For Calendar Year 2015


   JANUARY

 1st Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God 

2nd  First Friday of the Month

3rd   First Saturday of the Month ,  Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus and  Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad

4th    Celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord (2)

6th    Actual day of  The Epiphany of The Lord (2)
 
11th  Baptism of The Lord [The Sunday after January 6th]

22nd  Day of Penance in the US (3)

23rd  [Mary's Wedding] (4)

25th  Conversion of St. Paul

26th  Sts. Timothy and Titus

31st   St. John Bosco

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(1) Muslim and Jewsih religious Holy Days are dependent on Lunar cycles thus are different every year.
For more details Jewish  Religious Dates Click Here and Muslim Religious Dates Click Here
(2) In 2015, this Solemnity falls on Tuesday, 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 6th  (UNLYC, no. 37).
(3) 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."
(4) [  ]  Denotes Feast Days which do not appear in the most current Vatican Roman Missal



FEBRUARY

2nd    Presentation of The Lord (Candlemas)

6th  First Friday of the Month

7th  First Saturday of the Month

11th   Our Lady of Lourdes

18th  Ash Wednesday

20th   Our Lady of Tears

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


MARCH

5th   Feast of Purim (Defeat of plot to destroy the Jews of Persia)

7th   
First Friday of the Month

8th    First Saturday of the Month  

24th   Gabriel the Archangel (traditional)

25th   Feast of the Annunciation

27th  Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary (Friday before Palm Sunday)

29th   Palm Sunday


APRIL

2nd  Last Passover Meal

3th   Holy Friday and First Friday of the Month

4th   Holy Saturday and First Saturday of the Month and, at Sundown,  Begin Jewish Passover

5th    Easter Sunday and, at Sundown, Ends Jewish Pasover

12th    Divine Mercy Sunday

25th   St. Mark the Evangelist

26th   Mary, Mother of Good Counsel



MAY

1st    First Friday of the Month  and St. Joseph, Worker

2nd   First Saturday of the Month

3rd    Sts. Philip and James the Lesser - Apostles

8th    Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces

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

14th  Solemnity of Ascension of Our Lord and Feast of  St. Matthias - Apostle

17th  Solemnity of Ascension of Our Lord (observed on this day in certain U.S. Parishes and certain foreign countries)

21st   Mary, Mother of Light

24th   Pentecost Sunday,  Mary, Help of Christians and Mary of the Path

30th   St. Joan of Arc and Mary, Queen of the Apostles (Saturday during the Octave following Ascension Day)

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




JUNE

 4th  Actual Feast of Corpus Christi

 5th    First Friday of the Month

 6th    First Saturday of the Month

 7th  Feast of Corpus Christi celebrated today for convenience purposes.

 9th  Mary, Mother of Grace

12th Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

13th   Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Saturday after Sacred Heart of Jesus) as well as St. Anthony of Lisbon (Padua)

18th   Muslim - Ramadan Starts

24th  Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist

27th  Mary of Perpetual Help

29th   Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul - Apostles

30th   First Martyrs of the Roman Church


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JULY

3rd    First Friday of the Month  and St. Thomas - Apostle 

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

5th     Feast of the Seven Joys of Mary

9th     Mary, Miraculous Mother

11th   St. Benedict - Patron of Europe

13th   Mary, Mystical Rose (Rosa Mystica)

I wish that the 13th July be celebrated each year in honour of the Rosa Mystica.

Special prayers are to be said during the proceeding twelve days. With an expression of great joy, She continued: On this day I shall pour out vocational holiness and abundant graces on those religious orders and spiritual institutes who have honoured me especially.

and also on the

13th Revelation of the Secret of Fátima

16th   Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Scapular Feast Day

17th   Feast of Mary's Humility

18th   End of Ramadan

22nd   St. Mary Magdalene

25th    St. James the Greater - Apostle and Mary, Mother of Mercy (Saturday before 4th Sunday of July) 

26th    Saints Anne and Joachim - Grandparents of Jesus

28th   Mary, Queen of Peace


AUGUST

2nd    First Saturday of the Month; and Mary of the Angels

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     First Friday of the Month

13th   Mary, Refuge of Sinners

15th    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

22nd   The Queenship of Mary

24th    St. Bartholomew - Apostle           

29th    Martyrdom of John the Baptist and Mary, Health of the Sick (Saturday before last Sunday in August)



SEPTEMBER

3rd      Mary, Mother of the Good Shepherd

4th      First Friday of the Month

5th       First Saturday of the Month

8th      The Birthday of Our Lady

12th    The Holy Name of Mary

14th    The Triumph of the Cross and Beginning of Rosh HaShanh (at sundown)

[Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish near year. It is both a day of judgment for mankind, as well as an exhilarating time of closeness and reconciliation with God.]

15th   Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

21st    St. Matthew - Evangelist

23rd   Conception of John the Baptist (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church) and Jewish Yom Kippur and Muslim Eid ul Adha

[Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a day of fasting and repentance, affording man the opportunity to cleanse himself of his sins and renew his relationship with God.]

[Eid ul Adha,  remembers the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.]

24th   Our Lady of Ransom

27th   Mary, Protector of Orphans

29th   Archangels Michael, Gabriel & Raphael



OCTOBER

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

2nd   First Friday of the Month  and Feast of Guardian Angels

3rd   First Saturday of the Month

6th    Simchat Torah (Judaism - Day of Celebrating the Torah)

7th    Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

11th    Feast of theMotherhood of Mary

13th    The Miracle at Fatima

15th    St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila) and Islamic New Year (Muharram)

16th   Feast of Mary's Purity

18th   St. Luke - Evangelist

20th   Mary, Wonderful Mother

25th   Mary, Mother of the Dying (4th Sunday in October)

28th   Sts. Simon and Jude - Apostles



NOVEMBER

1st      All Saints Day and 

2nd     All Souls Day

6th   First Friday of the Month

7th  First Saturday of the Month and Our Lady of All Graces (1st Saturday after All Saints Day)

8th     Feast of Mary, Our Shelter and 

9th     Dedication of Basilica of St. John of Lateran

14th   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

22nd  Christ the King

26th  Thanksgiving Day in the US

27th  Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Paris)

29th First Sunday of Advent

30th   St. Andrew - Apostle and First Sunday of Advent



DECEMBER

4th     First Friday of the Month

5th      First Saturday of the Month

6th Chanukah begins at Sunset   [The Jewish festival of rededication of the Holy Temple]

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)

14th  Chanukah ends at Sunset

18th   Mary's Expectation

21st   Sunni Muslims celebrate birthday of Prophet Muhammad

22nd   Jewish Fast of Tevet 10 [The armies of Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem].

25th   Christmas Day

26th   St. Stephen - First Martyr and Shia Muslims celebrate birthday of Prophet Muhammad

27th   Feast of Holy Family and St. John - Apostle and Evangelist

28th   Feast of the Holy Innocents

31st   Last Day of the Year 2015 plus Silvester I, Pope (1st Pope after the deliverance of Catholic Church to Emperor Constantine)

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