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LITURGICAL CALENDARS

 

2015-2016 THROUGH 2017-2018

 

Have you ever wondered when Ordinary Time starts or ends? Listed below are the Liturgical Calendars for the current and following year. As defined by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Liturgical Year is "the celebration throughout the year of the mysteries of the Lord's birth, life, death, and Resurrection in such a way that the entire year becomes a 'year of the Lord's grace.'"

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2015-2016 LITURGICAL YEAR

The Season of Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas (November 29, 2015) and ends after the mid-afternoon prayer on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2015).

 

The Christmas Season begins with Evening Prayer on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2015) and ends with Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 10, 2016).

 

Ordinary Time begins after Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 10, 2016) until Ash Wednesday (February 10, 2016).

 

The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (February 10, 2016) and ends with the Celebration of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday (March 24, 2016).

 

The Paschal Triduum begins on Holy Thursday with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (March 24, 2016) and ends with Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday (March 27, 2016).

 

The Easter Season begins on Easter Sunday (March 27, 2016) and ends with Evening Prayer on the Solemnity of Pentecost (May 15, 2016).

 

Ordinary Time begins after Evening Prayer on the Solemnity of Pentecost (May 15, 2016) and continues until Evening Prayer of the First Sunday of Advent (November 27, 2016).

2016-2017 LITURGICAL YEAR

The Season of Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas (November 27, 2016) and ends after the mid-afternoon prayer on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2016).

 

The Christmas Season begins with Evening Prayer on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2016) and ends with Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 9, 2017).

 

Ordinary Time begins after Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 9, 2017) until Ash Wednesday (March 1, 2017).

 

The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (March 1, 2017) and ends with the Celebration of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday (April 13, 2017).

 

The Paschal Triduum begins on Holy Thursday with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (April 13, 2017) and ends with Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017).

 

The Easter Season begins on Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017) and ends with Evening Prayer on the Solemnity of Pentecost (June 4, 2017).

 

Ordinary Time begins after Evening Prayer on the Solemnity of Pentecost (June 4, 2017) and continues until Evening Prayer of the First Sunday of Advent (December 3, 2017).

2017-2018 LITURGICAL YEAR

The Season of Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas (December 3, 2017) and ends after the mid-afternoon prayer on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2017).

 

The Christmas Season begins with Evening Prayer on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2017) and ends with Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Monday, January 8, 2018).

 

Ordinary Time begins after Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 8, 2018) until Ash Wednesday (February 14, 2018).

 

The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (February 14, 2018) and ends with the Celebration of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday (March 29, 2018).

 

The Paschal Triduum begins on Holy Thursday with the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (March 29, 2018) and ends with Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018).

 

The Easter Season begins on Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018) and ends with Evening Prayer on the Solemnity of Pentecost (May 20, 2018).

 

Ordinary Time begins after Evening Prayer on the Solemnity of Pentecost (May 20, 2018) and continues until Evening Prayer of the First Sunday of Advent (December 2, 2018).

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