Important Religious and Civil Dates


NOVEMBER - 2016
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27th First Sunday of Advent and  Our Lady of the Miraculous  Medal (Paris) (*)

30th St. Andrew - Apostle
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In the Apparition of the Miraculous Medal, the Blessed Virgin introduced the concept that we could appeal to Her through the virtue of Her Immaculate Conception. Around the border of the medal, that She requested be struck, reads: "Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."

On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX, obedient to Divine inspiration, proclaimed the Dogma of Her Immaculate Conception.



DECEMBER - 2016

2nd     First Friday of the Month

3rd      First Saturday of the Month

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

12th    Our Lady of Guadalupe (Patroness of the Americas) and Birthday of  Prophet Mohammed - Founder of Islam

18th   Mary's Expectation

19th   U.S. Electors meet and officially vote for the U. S. 45th President

25th   Christmas Day and Chanukah Begins  [Festival of Lights - The Jewish festival of rededication of the Holy Temple]

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 2016


JANUARY - 2017

1st Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of the Son of God and Chanukah Ends

6th  First Friday of the Month and  Most Holy Name of Jesus

7th    First Saturday of the Month

6th    Solemnity of  The Epiphany of The Lord (1)

12th  Baptism of The Lord

20th  Scheduled Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America

22nd  Day of Penance in the US (2)

25th  Conversion of St. Paul

26th  Sts. Timothy and Titus

31st   St. John Bosco

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(1) Transferred to Sunday, January 8, in the United States and most other countries
(2) 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."