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Advent

Advent
Advent Prayers
Advent Hymns and Canticles
Advent Wreath Prayers and Scripture Readings
Advent Prayers of the Faithful I

The Immaculate Conception
Immaculate Conception Prayers

Christmas and Christmastide

Christmas
Christmas Prayers
Christmas Prayers of the Faithful I
The Troparion, Kontakion, and Canon of the Nativity
Eastern Hymns for the Pre-Feast of the Nativity
Choosing the Date of Christmas: Why December 25? David Bennett

Holy Family
Prayers for the Family and the Holy Family Feast

Mary Mother of God
Mary Mother of God Prayers

Epiphany
Epiphany Prayers

Winter Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time
Ordinary Time Prayers

Candlemas (Presentation of the Lord)
Candlemas Prayers

Saint Valentine's Day

Lent

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday Prayers

Lent
Lent Prayers
Lent Prayers of the Faithful I
Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan (with texts: lentfatherscomplete.pdf)
Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan Lite (Shorter Version)
Orthodox Great Lent Prayers and Hymns
Lenten Hymns
Lent Fast Suggestions

Saint Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day Prayers

St. Joseph
St. Joseph Feast Prayers

The Annunciation
Annunciation Prayers

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Holy Week
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Holy Saturday

The Paschal Triduum

Paschal Triduum
Holy (Maundy) Thursday
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Holy Saturday
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Easter
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Easter Prayers of the Faithful I

The Ascension
Ascension Day

Pentecost

Pentecost
Pentecost Prayers

Summer Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time
Ordinary Time Prayers

Trinity Sunday
Trinity Sunday Prayers

Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi and Communion Prayers

The Assumption of Mary
Assumption Prayers
A Brief Catechism on Mary David Morrison

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All Saints Day Prayers
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All Souls Day Prayers

Christ the King Sunday
Christ the King Prayers

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Thanksgiving Prayers
Prayers for Teachers, Students, and Schools
A Novena For Healing to Christ the Great Physician
Prayers and Blessings for Pets and Animals
A Prayer for Courage

Church Year Essays and Resources

Catholic Practices, Duties, and Common Lists Compiled by David Bennett
You have asked for it, so we have provided it: common Catholic lists and practices in one location. The Seven Deadly Sins, The Cardinal and Theological Virtues, The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, the Duties of a Catholic, and more. We are always saying, "now what is that 4th corporal work of mercy again?" or "I can't remember the last deadly sin." Now you know.

The Online Church Year and Liturgy Dictionary
This is a brand new dictionary of Church Year and Liturgical terms, including general liturgical terms necessary to understand our Church Year essays and information pages relating to all aspects of Christian holy days (including some "catholic" terminology foreign to many).

Tis (Not Quite) the Season...But There's Still Plenty to Celebrate David Morrison
Have you noticed lately that in the wider culture, Christmas seems to start at Halloween? Catholics know that Christmas does not begin until December 25th, so what is there for us to celebrate from Halloween until Christmas Day? David outlines some of the major feasts between Halloween and Christmas, and explains practices to help us celebrate them. Of course, he does not say early secular Christmas celebrations are bad, just that we have our own rich, largely unexplored, customs.

Advent Reflections: We're All Waiting for Something David Bennett
Advent is a time when the Church waits for Christ's second coming by celebrating the waiting for his first coming. This brief reflection examines the postmodern disdain for any kind of waiting, and how Advent is a perfect time to "wait" prayerfully with past saints.

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