2021-2022
Key dates of feasts, festivals and solemnities in the Church’s calendar.

September 2021
World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation – 1st
The Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast – 8th
Education Day – 12th
The Exaltation of the Cross – Feast – 14th
Home Mission Day – 19th
St. Matthew – Feast – 21st
St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) – 23rd
Our Lady of Walsingham – 24th
Harvest -26th
Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael – Feast – 29th
St. Jerome – 30th
October 2021
St. Therese of Lisieux – 1st
Harvest Fast Day – 1st
Holy Guardian Angels – 2nd
Our Lady of the Rosary – 7th
St. Edward the Confessor – 13th
World Mission Day – 24th
St. Luke – Feast – 18th
St. John Paul II – 22nd
All Saints – Solemnity – 31st (Holy Day of Obligation)

November 2021
All Souls – 2nd
World Day of the Poor – 14th
St. Hilda of Whitby – 17th
Youth Sunday/Christ the King – 21st
First Sunday of Advent – 28th
St. Andrew – Feast – 30th
December 2021
Migrants’ Day – 3rd
2nd Sunday of Advent – 5th
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – 8th
3rd Sunday of Advent – 12th
4th Sunday of Advent – 19th
The Nativity of the Lord – Solemnity – 25th (Holy Day of Obligation)
The Holy Family – 26th (in other years: St. Stephen, the first Martyr – Feast)
January 2022
Mary, Mother of God – Solemnity – 1st
The Epiphany – Solemnity – 6th (Holy Day of Obligation)
The Baptism of the Lord – Feast – 9th
Peace Sunday – 16th
Sunday of the Word of God – 23rd
February 2022
The Presentation of the Lord – Feast – 2nd
Our Lady of Lourdes – 11th
Racial Justice Day – 13th
St. Peter’s Chair – Feast – 22nd
March 2022
St. David – Feast – 1st
Ash Wednesday – 2nd
1st Sunday of Lent – 6th
Lent Fast Day – 11th
2nd Sunday of Lent – 13th
St. Patrick – Feast – 17th
St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – 19th
3rd Sunday of Lent – 20th
The Annunciation of the Lord – Solemnity – 25th
4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare) – 27th
April 2022
5th Sunday of Lent – 3rd
Palm Sunday – 10th
Maundy Thursday – 14th
Good Friday – 15th
Holy Saturday – 16th
Easter Sunday – 17th
Divine Mercy Sunday – 24th
St. Mark – Feast – 25th
St. George – Solemnity – 26th
May 2022
The English Martyrs – Feast – 4th
World Day of Prayer for Vocations – 8thOur Lady of Fatima – 13th
The Ascension of the Lord – Solemnity – 26th (Holy Day of Obligation)
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast – 31st
June 2022
Pentecost – 5th
Mary, Mother of the Church – 6th
Our Lord Jesus Christ the Eternal High Priest – Feast – 9th
The Most Holy Trinity – Solemnity – 12th
St. Anthony – 13th
Corpus Christi – Solemnity – 19th
The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Solemnity – 24th
The Immaculate Heart of Mary – 25th
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Patron of the Diocese) – Feast – 27th
Sts. Peter and Paul – Solemnity – 29th (Holy Day of Obligation)
July 2022
Sea Sunday – 10th
St. Benedict – Feast – 11th
Our Lady of Mount Carmel – 16th
St. Mary Magdalene – Feast – 22nd
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly – 25th
Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 26th
August 2022
St. Jean Vianney – 4th
The Transfiguration of the Lord – Feast – 6th
(In other years: Blessed Nicholas Postgate, Martyr – 7th)
(In other years: St. Maximilian Kolbe – 14th)
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – 14th (Holy Day of Obligation)