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Jewish, Christian and Muslim (1)

Religious Days of Note

and

Marian Feast Days

For Calendar Year 2013


JANUARY

1st Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

3rd Most Holy Name of Jesus

4th First Friday of the Month

5th First Saturday of the Month

6th The Epiphany of The Lord (2)

13th Baptism of The Lord (3)

22nd Day of Penance in the US (4)

23rd [Mary's Wedding] (5)

25th Conversion of St. Paul

26th Sts. Timothy and Titus

31st St. John Bosco

              
(1) All Muslim religious Holy Days are dependent on Lunar cycles thus are different every year. For more details on Special Muslim Days find the link at end of this Document.
(2) In 2013, this Solemnity falls on Sunday, January 6. The Epiphany is not a Holiday of Obligation in the United States, and so it is always celebrated on the Sunday between January 2 and 8 instead of specifically on January 6 (UNLYC, no. 37). On 2013, January 6th it providentially falls on a Sunday.
(3) According to the Roman Missal, Where the Solemnity of the Epiphany falls on January 6th, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the following Sunday. (Proper of Time). Therefore, this Feast will take place on Monday, January 7, 2013. The First Week in Ordinary Time begins on the following day, Tuesday, January 8.
(4) 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."
(5) [ ] Denotes Feast Days which do not appear in the most current Vatican Roman Missal



FEBRUARY

1st First Friday of the Month

2nd Presentation of The Lord (Candlemas) and First Saturday of the Month

11th Our Lady of Lourdes

13th Ash Wednesday

20th [Our Lady of Tears]

23rd Feast of Purim (Defeat of plot to destroy the Jews of Persia)

24th Discovery of the Head of John the Baptizer (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)



MARCH

1st First Friday of the Month

2nd First Saturday of the Month

19th Feast of St. Joseph - Husband of Mary

22nd Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary (Friday before Palm Sunday)

24th Palm Sunday and Gabriel the Archangel (traditional)

25th Annunciation to Mary by Gabriel the Archangel (has been transferred to April 8th, the Monday after Divine Mercy Sunday)

28th Last Passover Meal

29th Holy Friday

30th Holy Saturday

31st Easter Sunday



APRIL

1st Palm Sunday

5th First Friday of the Month

6th First Saturday of the Month

7th Divine Mercy Sunday

25th St. Mark the Evangelist

26th Mary, Mother of Good Counsel



MAY

1st St. Joseph, Worker

3rd First Friday of the Month and Holy Friday in Orthodox Church and Sts. Philip and James the Lesser - Apostles

4th First Saturday of the Month and Holy Saturday in Orthodox Church

5th Easter Celebration in Orthodox Church

8th [Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces]

9th Ascension of Our Lord

11th Mary, Queen of the Apostles (Saturday during the Octave following Ascension Day)

13th [Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and First Apparition of Our Lady at Fátima]

14th St. Matthias - Apostle

15th First day of Shavout - (Feast of Weeks)

19th Feast of Pentecost 21st [Mary, Mother of Light]

24th [Mary, Help of Christians and Mary of the Path]

26th Trinity Sunday

30th Feast of Corpus Christi and St. Joan of Arc (victim of fanaticism within the Roman Catholic Church)

31st Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (used to be on July 2nd) and [Mary, Queen of all Saints + Our Lady of the Most Holy Mountain + Mary, Mother of Wonderful Love]



JUNE

1st First Saturday of the Month

2nd Feast of Corpus Christi celebrated today for convenience purposes.

7th Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Friday after the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost)

8th Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Saturday after Sacred Heart of Jesus)

9th [Mary, Mother of Grace]

13th St. Anthony of Lisbon (Padua)

24th Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist

25th The beginning of the Jewish Memorial of the Three Weeks (a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple)

27th [Mary of Perpetual Help]

29th Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul - Apostles

30th First Martyrs of the Roman Church



JULY

3rd St. Thomas - Apostle

4th St. Elizabeth (Queen) of Portugal and U.S. Celebration of Independence Day

5th First Friday of the Month and [Feast of the Seven Joys of Mary]

6th First Saturday of the Month

9th [Mary, Miraculous Mother] and Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquira (Patroness of Colombia) and Ramadan (The holiest period in the Islamic year. This was the month in which the Qura'n was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is a time at which almost all Muslims over the age of 12 are expected to fast from sunup to sundown.) 11th St. Benedict - Patron of Europe

13th [Mary, Mystical Rose (Rosa Mystica)] and Revelation of the Secret of Fátima

16th Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Scapular Feast Day

17th [Feast of Mary's Humility]

22nd St. Mary Magdalene

25th St. James the Greater - Apostle

26th Saints Anne and Joachim - Grandparents of Jesus

27th Mary, Mother of Mercy (Saturday before 4th Sunday of July)

28th Mary, Queen of Peace



AUGUST

2nd First Friday of the Month and [Mary of the Angels]

3rd First Saturday of the Month

5th Feast of Our Lady of Snows and Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica - Rome

6th Transfiguration of Our Lord and Anniversary of the Nuclear Devastation in Hiroshima, Japan

7th End of Ramadan (A time of rejoicing. Houses are decorated; Muslims buy gifts for relatives.)

13th [Mary, Refuge of Sinners]

15th Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

22nd The Queenship of Mary

24th St. Bartholomew - Apostle and Mary, Health of the Sick (Saturday before last Sunday in August)

29th Martyrdom of John the Baptist



SEPTEMBER

2nd Mary, Comfort of the Afflicted (Sunday after August 28th - Feast of St. Augustine)

3rd [Mary, Mother of the Good Shepherd]

5th Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year 5774) at sundown

6th First Friday of the Month

7th First Saturday of the Month

8th The Birthday of Our Lady

11th Our Lady of Coromoto (patroness of Venezuela)

12th [The Holy Name of Mary]

14th The Triumph of the Cross (A date of even greater eschatological importance.) and Yom Kippur - Jewish Day of Atonement (Starts at Sundown of the 13th)

15th Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

19th Feast of the Tabernacles or Sukkot

21st St. Matthew - Evangelist

23rd Conception of John the Baptist (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)

24th Our Lady of Ransom

25th End of Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot and The beginning of Eighth Day of Solemn Assembly at sundown

27th [Mary, Protector of Orphans] and Simhat Torah - Jewish Rejoicing of the Law (begins on the 26th at sundown)

29th Archangels Michael, Gabriel & Raphael




OCTOBER

1st Feast of the Veil of Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)

2nd Guardian Angels

4th First Friday of the Month and Traditional Catholic Church Day of Thanksgiving

5th First Saturday of the Month

7th Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

11th [Feast of the Motherhood of Mary]

12th Our Lady of the Pilar (Saragossa)

13th The Miracle at Fatima

15th St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila) and Eid al-Adha - Feast of Sacrifice or Day of Sacrifice - (In the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Adha on the sunset of 14th of October. It recalls the day when Abraham intended to follow the instructions of God, and sacrifice his son Ishmael.) 16th [Feast of Mary's Purity]

18th St. Luke - Evangelist

20th [Mary, Wonderful Mother]

28th Sts. Simon and Jude - Apostles and [Mary, Mother of the Dying] (4th Sunday in October)



NOVEMBER

1st All Saints Day and First Friday of the Month

2nd All Souls Day and First Saturday of the Month and [Our Lady of All Graces (1st Saturday after All Saints Day)<>]

5th Al-Hijra/Muharram is the Muslim New Year 1432 (The beginning of the first lunar month.)

8th [Feast of Mary, Our Shelter]

9th Dedication of Basilica of St. John of Lateran

14th Ashura (recalls an event circa 680-OCT-20 CE in Iraq when an army of the Umayyad regime martyred a group of 70 individuals who refused to submit to the Caliph. One of the martyrs was Imam Husain, the youngest grandson of Prophet Muhammad.)

15th [Mary, Mother of Divine Providence] (Saturday before 3rd Sunday in November) 18th Consecration of the two Basilicas honoring St. Peter and St. Paul

21st Mary's Presentation

24th Christ the King 27th [Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Paris)]

28th Thanksgiving Day in the US and First Day of Chanukah at sundown- (Beginning of Festival of Lights)

30th St. Andrew - Apostle



DECEMBER

1st First Sunday of Advent

6th First Friday of the Month

7th First Saturday of the Month

8th Rosa Mystica Hour of Grace and Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady 10th [Our Lady of Loretto]

12th Our Lady of Guadalupe (Patroness of the Americas)

18th [Mary's Expectation]

25th Christmas Day

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 2013 plus Silvester I, Pope (1st Pope after the deliverance of Catholic Church to Emperor Constantine)



NOTES              

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