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2016 Online Catholic Liturgical Calendar (Year C; Year 2)

All the Major Catholic Holy Days for 2016

This online Liturgical calendar lays out the 2016 Catholic Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials. Beside each observance is the level of festivity, whether the day is a holy day of obligation, if the day is a required fast or abstinence day (in the United States), and which week of the four-week psalm cycle in the Liturgy of the Hours is used.

Please consult the key below to understand the symbols. We have included December 2015 for your convenience. This calendar is based on the USA Catholic calendar, but for convenience, we've listed specific U.S. holidays with the (USA) designation. We also have a Table of Movable Major Catholic Seasons and Holidays, with future dates of Easter and other movable holidays.



November 2015

29 - Advent Week 1 (Ob) (P1) (Year C)
30 - Andrew (F)

December 2015

3 - Francis Xavier (M)
4 - John of Damascus (OM)
6 - Advent Week 2 (Ob) (P2)
7 - Ambrose (M)
8 - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S; Ob)
9 - Juan Diego (OM)
11 - Pope Damasus I (OM)
12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe (M)
13 - Advent Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
14 - John of the Cross (M)
20 - Advent Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
21 - (Peter Canisius) (OM)
23 - (John of Kanty) (OM)
24 - Christmas Eve
25 - Christmas (S; Ob); Begin Octave of Christmas
26 - Stephen (F)
27 - Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph; Final Day of Octave of Christmas (F; Ob) (P1)
28 - Holy Innocents (F)
29 - (Thomas Becket) (OM)
31 - (Pope Sylvester) (OM)

January 2016

Candles in Fireplace

1 - Mary Mother of God (S; Ob)
2 - Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen (M)
3 - Christmas Season, The Epiphany of the Lord (S**; USA) (P2)
4 - Elizabeth Ann Seton (M)
5 - John Neumann (M)
6 - The Epiphany of the Lord (S; Ob; trad); Andre Bessette (OM)
7 - Raymond of Penyafort (OM)
10 - Baptism of the Lord, United States (F; Ob)
10 (Night) - Ordinary Time Week 1 (P1)
13 - Hilary (OM)
17 - Ordinary Time Week 2 (Ob) (P2)
20 - Fabian (OM) 21 - Agnes (M)
22 - Vincent (OM)
24 - Ordinary Time Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
25 - Conversion of Paul (F)
26 - Timothy and Titus (M)
27 - Angela Merici (OM)
28 - Thomas Aquinas (M)
31 - Ordinary Time Week 4 (Ob) (P4)

February 2016

2 - Presentation of the Lord (F)
3 - Blase; Ansgar (OM)
5 - Agatha (M)
6 - Paul Miki and Companions (M)
7 - Ordinary Time Week 5 (Ob) (P1)
8 - Jerome Emiliani (OM)
9 - Shrove Tuesday
10 - Ash Wednesday (Fast); Beginning of Lent
11 - (Our Lady of Lourdes) (OM)
12 - Lenten Friday; (Jerome Emiliani) (C; A)
14 - Lent Week 1 (Ob) (P1)
17 - (Seven Founders of the Order of Servites) (C)
19 - Lenten Friday (A)
21 - Lent Week 2 (Ob)(P2)
22 - Chair of Peter (F)
23 - (Polycarp) (M; A)
26 - Lenten Friday; Chair of St. Peter (F; A)
28 - Lent Week 3 (Ob) (P3)

March 2016

3 - (Katharine Drexel) (OM)
4 - Lenten Friday (A)
6 - Lent Week 4 (Laetare Sunday) (Ob)(P4)
7 - (Perpetua and Felicity) (M; A)
8 - (John of God) (OM)
9 - (Frances of Rome) (C)
11 - Lenten Friday (A)
13 - Lent Week 5 (Ob) (P1)
17 - (Patrick) (OM)
18 - (Cyril of Jerusalem) Lenten Friday (OM; A)
19 - Joseph, husband of Mary (S)
20 - Holy Week Begins (P2); Palm Sunday (Ob)
21 - Monday of Holy Week
22 - Tuesdsy of Holy Week
23 - Wednesday of Holy Week
24 - Thursday of Holy Week
24 (Evening) - Paschal Triduum, Holy (Maundy) Thursday
25 - Good Friday of the Lord's Passion (Fast)
26 - Holy Saturday; Vigil of Easter
27 - Easter (Ob) (P1); Octave of Easter Begins
28 - Monday in the Octave of Easter (S)
29 - Tuesday in the Octave of Easter (S)
30 - Wednesday in the Octave of Easter (S)
31 - Thursday in the Octave of Easter (S)

April 2016

1 - Friday in the Octave of Easter (S)
2 - Saturday in the Octave of Easter (S)
3 - Easter Week 2 (Ob) (P2); Last Day of Easter Octave; Divine Mercy Sunday
4 - Annunciation of the Lord (S**)
5 - Vincent Ferrer (OM)
7 - John Baptist De La Salle (M)
10 - Easter Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
11 - Stanislaus (OM)
13 - Martin I (OM)
17 - Easter Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
21 - Anselm (OM)
23 - George (OM)
24 - Easter Week 5 (Ob) (P1)
25 - Mark (F)
28 - Peter Chanel; Louis Mary de Montfort (OM)
29 - Catherine of Siena (M)
30 - Pope Pius V (OM)

May 2016

1 - Easter Week 6 (Ob) (P2)
2 - Athanasius (M)
3 - Philip and James (F)
5 - Ascension (Traditional) (S; Ob)
8 - Easter Week 7; Ascension (Some U. S. dioceses) (S**; Ob) (P3)
10 - Damien Joseph de Veuster of Moloka'i (OM)
12 - Nereus and Achilleus; Pancras (OM)
13 - Our Lady of Fatima (OM)
14 - Matthias (F); Vigil of Pentecost
15 - Pentecost (S; P4)
15 (Evening) - Ordinary Time Week 7 (S; Ob) (P3)
18 - John I (OM)
20 - Bernadine of Siena (OM)
21 - Christopher Magallanes and His Companions (OM)
22 - Holy TrinityOrdinary Time Week 8 (S; Ob)(P4)
25 - Bede (OM)
26 - Corpus Christi (Traditional) (S; Ob); Philip Neri (M)
27 - Augustine of Canterbury (OM)
29 - Corpus Christi (United States) (S**; Ob); Ordinary Time Week 9 (P1)
31 - The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (F)

June 2016

1 - Justin Martyr (M)
2 - Marcellinus and Peter (OM)
3 - The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (S)
4 - Immaculate Heart Of Mary (M)
5 - Ordinary Time Week 10 (Ob)(P2)
6 - Norbert (OM)
9 - Ephrem (OM)
11 - Barnabas (M)
12 - Ordinary Time Week 11 (Ob) (P3)
13 - Anthony of Padua (M)
19 - Ordinary Time Week 12 (Ob)(P4)
21 - Aloysius Gonzaga (OM)
22 - Paulinus of Nola, John Fisher, and Thomas More (OM)
24 - Nativity of John the Baptist (S)
26 - Ordinary Time Week 13 (S; Ob) (P1)
27 - Cyril of Alexandra (OM)
28 - Irenaeus (M)
29 - Peter and Paul (S)
30 - First Martyrs of the Church in Rome (OM)

July 2016

1 - Junipero Serra (OM)
3 - Ordinary Time Week 14 (Ob) (P2)
4 - Elizabeth of Portugal; Independence Day (United States) (OM)
5 - Anthony Zaccaria (OM)
6 - Maria Goretti (OM)
9 - Augustine Zhao Rong and His Companions (OM)
10 - Ordinary Time Week 15 (Ob) (P3)
11 - Benedict (M)
13 - Henry (OM)
14 - Kateri Tekakwitha (M; USA)
15 - Bonaventure (M)
16 - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (OM)
17 - Ordinary Time Week 16 (Ob) (P4)
20 - Apollinarus (OM)
21 - Lawrence of Brindisi (OM)
22 - Mary Magdalene (F)
23 - Bridget of Sweden (OM)
24 - Ordinary Time Week 17 (Ob) (P1)
25 - James, Apostle (F)
26 - Joachim and Anne (M)
29 - Martha (Memorial)
30 - Peter Chrysologus (OM)
31 - Ordinary Time Week 18 (Ob) (P2)

August 2016

1 - Alphonsus Liguori (M)
2 - Eusebius of Vercelli; Peter Julian Eymard (OM)
4 - John Vianney (M)
5 - Dedication of St. Mary Major (OM)
6 - The Transfiguration of the Lord (F)
7 - Ordinary Time Week 19 (Ob) (P3)
8 - Dominic (M)
9 - Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) (OM)
10 - Lawrence (F)
11 - Clare (M)
13 - Pope Pontian; Hippolytus (OM)
14 - Ordinary Time Week 20 (Ob) (P4)
14 (Evening) - Vigil of The Assumption
15 - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S; Ob)
16 - Stephen of Hungary (OM)
18 - Jane Frances de Chantal (OM)
19 - John Eudes (OM)
20 - Bernard (M)
21 - Ordinary Time Week 21 (Ob) (P1)
22 - The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (M)
23 - Rose of Lima (OM)
24 - Bartholomew (F)
25 - Louis; Joseph Calasanz (OM)
27 - Monica (M)
28 - Ordinary Time Week 22 (Ob) (P2)
29 - Beheading of John the Baptist (M)

September 2016

3 - Pope Gregory the Great (M)
4 - Ordinary Time Week 23 (Ob) (P3)
8 - The Birth of Mary (F)
9 - Peter Claver (M)
11 - Ordinary Time Week 24 (F; Ob) (P4)
12 - The Most Holy Name of Mary (OM)
13 - John Chrysostom (M)
14 - The Exaltation of the Cross;
15 - Our Lady of Sorrows (M)
16 - Cornelius; Cyprian (M)
17 - Robert Bellarmine (OM)
18 - Ordinary Time Week 25 (Ob) (P1)
19 - Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf and Companions (M); Januarius (OM)
20 - Andrew Kim Taegon; Paul Chong Hasang and Companions (OM)
21 - Matthew (F)
23 - Pio of Pietrelcina (M)
25 - Ordinary Time Week 26 (Ob) (P2)
26 - Cosmas and Damian (OM)
27 - Vincent de Paul (OM)
28 - Wenceslaus; Lawrence Ruiz and companions (OM)
29 - Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels (F)
30 - Jerome (M)

October 2016

1 - Theresa of the Child Jesus (M)
2 - Ordinary Time Week 27 (Ob) (P3)
4 - Francis of Assisi (M)
6 - Bruno (OM)
7- Our Lady of the Rosary (M)
9 - Ordinary Time Week 28 (Ob) (P4)
14 - Callistus I (OM)
15 - Teresa of Avila (M)
16 - Ordinary Time Week 29 (Ob) (P1)
17 - Ignatius of Antioch (M)
18 - Luke (F)
19 - Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf, and Companions (M)
20 - Paul of the Cross (OM)
23 - Ordinary Time Week 30 (Ob) (P2)
24 - Anthony Claret (OM)
28 - Simon and Jude (F)
Ordinary Time Week 31 (Ob) (P3)
31 - Vigil of All Saints (Halloween)

November 2016

1 - All Saints (S; Ob)
2 - All Souls (Unique, Ranked with Solemnities)
3 - Martin de Porres (OM)
4 - Charles Borromeo (M)
6 - Ordinary Time Week 32 (Ob) (P4)
9 - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
10 - Pope Leo the Great (M)
11 - Martin of Tours (M)
12 - Josaphat (M)
13 - Ordinary Time Week 33 (Ob) (P1)
15 - Albert the Great (OM)
16 - Margaret of Scotland; Gertrude (OM)
17 - Elizabeth of Hungary (M)
18 - Dedication of the Churches of Peter and Paul, Apostles (OM)
20 - Christ the King; Ordinary Time Week 34 (S; Ob)(P2)
21 - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (M)
22 - Cecilia (M)
23 - Clement I; Columban (OM)
24 - Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, martyrs (OM); Thanksgiving (United States) (OM)
25 - Catherine of Alexandria (OM)
27 - Advent Week 1 (Ob)(P1) (Year A; Year I)
30 - Andrew (F)

December 2016

3 - Francis Xavier (M)
4 - Advent Week 2 (Ob) (P2)
6 - Nicholas (OM)
7 - Ambrose (M)
8 - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S; Ob)
11 - Advent Week 3 (Gaudete Sunday) (Ob) (P3)
12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe (M)
13 - Lucy (M)
14 - John of the Cross (M)
18 - Advent Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
21 - Peter Canisius (OM)
23 - John of Kanty (OM)
24 - Christmas Eve
25 - Christmas (S; Ob)(P1); Begin Octave of Christmas
26 - Stephen (F)
27 - John (F)
28 - Holy Innocents (F)
29 - (Thomas Becket) (OM)
30 - Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
31 - (Pope Sylvester) (OM)

Key

Symbol Meaning
Ob Holy Day of Obligation (includes all Sundays)
F Feast
S Solemnity
M Memorial
OM Optional Memorial
(feast name) Optional; Seasonal Celebration Takes Precedence
Fast Fast Day
C Commemoration
A Abstinence Day
P# Week Number in Liturgy of the Hours 4-Week Psalm Cycle
** Feast normally falls on another day, but has been translated

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