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The Catholic calendar for 2012 is now available. If you would like a 2012 calendar please let me know by sending an email to: . The 2012 calendar is formatted in the same way as past years. You can click on the links below to see how the calendar was designed last year. Please let me know if you want the 2012 calendar in color or just black and white. If you cannot open a PDF file please let me know. Thank you.
In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
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The Catholic calendar for 2011 is now available. However, before you go look at the new calendar why not take a little test to see how well you know your faith and the rubrics? Most of us have been looking at the calendar for many years one day at a time. How well do we remember what we read and see?
True or false: Pope Pius XII transferred the fast and abstinence laws from the vigil of the Assumption of Mary into heaven to the vigil of the Immaculate Conception of Mary?
Can you name two saints whose feast days are moved to a different day of the month when there
is a leap year?
The feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord was on a Friday in 2010. The Nativity of Jesus Christ will be on a Saturday in 2010. What day of the week will the circumcision of our Lord be celebrated in 2011? What day of the week will the Nativity of Jesus be celebrated in 2011? What day of the week will the circumcision of our Lord be celebrated in 2012? What day of the week will the Nativity of Jesus be celebrated in 2012?
How many Ember Days are there during each year?
What determines the dates when you will find the Ember Days on the calendar?
What important part of the sacred liturgy traditionally takes place on Ember Saturdays? A hint to help you answer this last question: remember there are five lessons before the epistle on Ember Saturdays.
Can you name at least six days during the year when the litany of the Saints is part of the liturgy?
Which days of the year are all priests permitted to offer three Masses?
During one of these days when priests are permitted to offer three Masses, there is a saint who is always commemorated during the second Mass. This saint is also mentioned during the canon of every Mass. Do you know the name of this saint?
Do you know what color the tabernacle veil is on the days when the priest wears black vestments? Do you know the reason why?
What day of the year does the priest or bishop celebrating the liturgy wear two separate colors of vestments? What are those two colors?
Can you name the two days of the year when the clerics are permitted to wear rose-
Can you give the Latin name for those two Sundays from the first word of the introit
of the Mass when the clerics may wear rose-
Can you name the 12 Apostles who ate supper with Jesus Christ on Holy Thursday night?
Do you know what days of the year the Church celebrates the major feast day of the 11 Apostles who remained faithful?
Does it make sense that the Church designates the feasts of the Apostles as days on which bishops are consecrated?
Do you know which day of the year the Church normally celebrates the feast of the other two Evangelists who were not one of the 12 Apostles? Hint, one of them has his feast day transferred in 2011.
Which Apostles had their feast day permanently transferred 11 days later when the feast of St. Joseph the Worker was introduced into the liturgy?
On what day does the Lenten Fast begin?
Excluding all Sundays during Lent, at what time and on what day does the Lenten Fast stop?
Is the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary ever celebrated outside of the holy season of Lent?
Is the feast of St. Patrick ever celebrated outside of the holy season of Lent?
Does the Catholic Church ever oblige Her children to fast or abstain from meat on any Sunday of the year, for example: some year when the Vigil of Christmas falls on a Sunday?
Does the Catholic Church ever oblige Her children to fast or abstain from meat on any Holy Day of the year that falls on a Friday?
Are Catholics permitted to eat meat on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day in the USA?
Can bishops dispense the Catholics under their charge from the obligation to abstain from meat on Good Friday?
On whose feast day do we begin the Christmas prayer: “Hail and blessed be the hour...?”
What must one do to receive a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception and April 28? Hint: whose feast day is April 28th?
When are the Holy Days of obligation in the United States of America?
When are the Holy Days of obligation in Canada?
To check your answers and to see the . However, if you do not have a printer that prints in colors your printed calendar will probably look better by using the .
If you cannot find all of the answers to the above questions by looking at the Catholic calendars found on this web site, you are invited to join those of us who are reviewing The Catechism of the Council of Trent on Sunday afternoons. Or you can click on this link to read the answers.
To join the conference call for classes on The Catechism of the Council of Trent,
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Of course, you can also contact Patrick Henry, using the contact information on this website, if you need help answering the questions.
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|Christmas and Epiphany|
|Septuagesima through Lent|
|Easter to Pentecost|
|First of Advent|
|Second of Advent|
|Third of Advent|
|Fourth of Advent|
|Sunday after Christmas|
|New Year’s Eve|
|Holy Name of Jesus|
|Feast of the Holy Family|
|First Sunday after Epiphany|
|Second Sunday after Epiphany|
|Third Sunday after Epiphany|
|Fourth Sunday after Epiphany|
|Fifth Sunday after Epiphany|
|Sixth Sunday after Epiphany|
|1st Sunday of Lent|
|2nd Sunday of Lent|
|3rd Sunday of Lent|
|4th Sunday of Lent|
|5th Sundy in Lent_Passion Sunday|
|1st after Easter|
|2nd after Easter|
|3rd after Easter|
|4th after Easter|
|5th after Easter|
|6th after Easter|
|1st Sunday after Pentecost (also Trinity Sunday)|
|2nd Sunday after Pentecost|
|3rd Sunday after Pentecost|
|4th Sunday after Pentecost|
|5th Sunday after Pentecost|
|6th Sunday after Pentecost|
|7th Sunday after Pentecost|
|8th Sunday after Pentecost|
|9th Sunday after Pentecost|
|10th Sunday after Pentecost|
|11th Sunday after Pentecost|
|12th Sunday after Pentecost|
|13th Sunday after Pentecost|
|14th Sunday after Pentecost|
|15th Sunday after Pentecost|
|16th Sunday after Pentecost|
|17th Sunday after Pentecost|
|18th Sunday after Pentecost|
|19th Sunday after Pentecost|
|20th Sunday after Pentecost|
|21st Sunday after Pentecost|
|22nd Sunday after Pentecost|
|23rd Sunday after Pentecost|
|24th Sunday after Pentecost|
|Most Holy Rosary|