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2012 Catholic Calendar (Year B; Year 2)

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Catholic Liturgical Calendar for 2012

This online Catholic Liturgical calendar lays out the 2012 Catholic Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials. Marked 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, and which week of the four-week psalm cycle in the Liturgy of the Hours is to be used. Please see the key below to understand the symbols. We have included December 2011, part of the 2012 liturgical calendar, for your convenience. This calendar is based on the United States Catholic calendar, but for convenience, we have 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.


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November 2011

27 - Advent Week 1 (Ob) (P1) (Year B; Year 2)
30 - Andrew (F)

December 2011 (Year B; Year 2)

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)
9 - Juan Diego (OM)
11 - Advent Week 3 (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, Apostle (F)
28 - Holy Innocents (F)
29 - (Thomas Becket) (OM)
31 - (Pope Sylvester) (OM)

January 2012

Note that this year in the USA, Christmas runs through a Monday, rather than a Sunday.
1 - Mary Mother of God (S; Ob); Final Day of Octave of Christmas (P2)
2 - Basil and Gregory Nazianzen (M)
3 - Most Holy Name of Jesus (OM)
4 - Elizabeth Ann Seton (M)(USA)
5 - John Neumann (M)(USA)
6 - The Epiphany of the Lord, Trad. Date (S; Ob); Andre Bessette (OM)(USA)
7 - Raymond of Penyafort (OM)
8 - Baptism of the Lord (F; Ob); The Epiphany of the Lord (USA; S; Ob)
9 - Ordinary Time Week 1 (P1); Baptism of the Lord (**; USA; F; Ob)
10 - Ordinary Time Week 1 (**; USA)(P1)
13 - Hilary of Poitiers (OM)
15 - Ordinary Time Week 2 (Ob) (P2)
17 - Anthony of Egypt (M)
20 - Fabian; Sebastian (OM)
21 - Agnes (M)
22 - Ordinary Time Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
24 - Francis De Sales (M)
25 - Conversion of St. Paul (F)
26 - Timothy and Titus (M)
27 - Angela Merici (OM)
28 - Thomas Aquinas (M)
29 - Ordinary Time Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
31 - John Bosco (M)

February 2012

2 - Presentation of the Lord (F)
3 - Blase; Ansgar (OM)
5 - Ordinary Time Week 5 (Ob) (P1)
6- Paul Miki and Companions (M)
8 - Jerome Emiliani; Josephine Bakhita (OM)
10 - Scholastica (M)
11 - Our Lady of Lourdes (OM)
12 - Ordinary Time Week 6 (Ob) (P2)
14 - Cyril and Methodius (OM)
17 - Seven Founders of the Order of Servites (OM)
19 - Ordinary Time Week 7 (Ob) (P3)
21 - Peter Damian (OM)
22 - Ash Wednesday (Fast); Beginning of Lent
23 - (Polycarp) (M)
24 - Lenten Friday (A)
26 - Lent Week 1 (Ob) (P1)

March 2012

2- Lenten Friday (A)
3 - (Katharine Drexel) (OM; USA)
4 - Lent Week 2 (Ob) (P2)
7 - (Perpetua and Felicity) (M)
8 - (John of God) (OM)
9 - Lenten Friday (A); (Frances of Rome) (OM)
11 - Lent Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
16 - Lenten Friday (A)
17 - (Patrick) (OM)
18 - Lent Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
19 - Joseph, husband of Mary (S)
23 - Lenten Friday (A); (Turibius of Mongrovejo) (OM)
25 - Lent Week 5 (Ob) (P1)
26 - Annunciation of the Lord (S**)
30 - Lenten Friday (A)

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April 2012

1 - Holy Week Begins (P2); Palm Sunday (Ob)
2 - Monday of Holy Week
3 - Tuesday of Holy Week
4 - Wednesday of Holy Week
5 - (Evening) - Paschal Triduum, Holy (Maundy) Thursday
6 - Good Friday of the Lord's Passion (Fast)
7 - Holy Saturday; Vigil of Easter
8 - Easter (Ob) (P1); Octave of Easter Begins
9 - Monday in the Octave of Easter (S)
10 - Tuesday in the Octave of Easter (S)
11 - Wednesday in the Octave of Easter (S)
12 - Thursday in the Octave of Easter (S)
13 - Friday in the Octave of Easter (S)
14 - Saturday in the Octave of Easter (S)
15 - Easter Week 2 (Ob) (P2); Last Day of Easter Octave; Divine Mercy Sunday
21 - Anselm (OM)
22 - Easter Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
23 - George (OM)
24 - Fidelis of Sigmaringen (OM)
25 - Mark (F)
28 - Peter Chanel; Louis Mary de Montfort (OM)
29 - Easter Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
30 - Pope Pius V (OM)

May 2012

1 - Joseph the Worker (OM)
2 - Athanasius (M)
3 - Philip and James (F)
6 - Easter Week 5 (Ob) (P1)
10 - Damien Joseph de Veuster of Moloka'i (OM)(USA)
12 - Nereus and Achilleus; Pancras (OM)
13 - Easter Week 6 (Ob) (P2)
14 - Matthias (F)
15 - Isidore the Farmer (OM)
17 - Ascension (Traditional) (S; Ob)
18 - Pope John I (OM)
20 - Easter Week 7; Ascension (Some U. S. dioceses) (S**; Ob) (P3)
21 - Christopher Magallanes and his companions (OM)
22 - Rita (OM)
25 - Bede the Venerable; Pope Gregory VII; Mary Magdalen de Pazzi (OM)
26 - Philip Neri (M)
27 - Pentecost (S; Ob) (P3)
28 - Ordinary Time Week 8 (Ob) (P4)
31 - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (F)

June 2012

1 - Justin (M)
2 - Marcellinus and Peter (OM)
3 - Holy Trinity; Ordinary Time Week 9 (P1)
5 - Boniface (M)
6 - Norbert (OM)
7 Corpus Christi (Traditional) (S; Ob)
9 - Ephrem (OM)
10 - Corpus Christi (USA) (S**; Ob); Ordinary Time Week 10 (S; Ob)(P2)
11 - Barnabas (M)
13 - Anthony of Padua (M)
15 - Sacred Heart of Jesus (S)
16 - Immaculate Heart of Mary (M)
17 - Ordinary Time Week 11 (S; Ob)(P3)
19 - Romuald (OM)
21 - Aloysius Gonzaga (M)
22 - Paulinus of Nola; John Fisher; Thomas More (OM)
24 - Nativity of John the Baptist (S); Ordinary Time Week 12 (S; Ob)(P4)
27 - Cyril of Alexandria (OM)
28 - Irenaeus (M)
29 - Peter and Paul, Apostles (S)
30 - First Martyrs of the Church in Rome (OM)

July 2012

1 - Ordinary Time Week 13 (S; Ob)(P1)
3 - Thomas, Apostle (F)
4 - Elizabeth of Portugal (OM)
5 - Anthony Mary Zaccaria (OM)
6 - Maria Goretti (OM)
8 - Ordinary Time Week 14 (Ob) (P2)
9 - Augustine Zhao Rong and His Companions (OM)
11 - Benedict (M)
13 - Henry, Holy Roman Emperor (OM)
14 - Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha (M)(USA)
15 - Ordinary Time Week 15 (Ob) (P3)
16 - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (OM)
18 - Camilus de Lellis (OM) (USA)
20 - Apollinarius (OM)
21 - Lawrence of Brindisi (OM)
22 - Ordinary Time Week 16 (Ob) (P4)
23 - Bridget of Sweden (OM)
24 - Sharbel Makhluf (OM)
25 - James, Apostle (F)
26 - Joachim and Anne (M)
29 - Ordinary Time Week 17 (Ob) (P1)
30 - Peter Chrysologus (OM)
31 - Ignatius of Loyola (M)

August 2012

1 - Alphonsus Liguori (M)
2 - Eusebius of Vercelli; Peter Julian Eymard (OM)
4 - John Vianney (M)
5 - Ordinary Time Week 18 (Ob) (P2)
6 - The Transfiguration of the Lord (F)
7 - Pope Sixtus II and companions; Cajetan (OM)
8 - Dominic (M)
9 - Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (OM)
10 - Lawrence (F)
11 - Clare (M)
12 - Ordinary Time Week 19 (Ob) (P3)
13 - Pope Pontian; Hippolytus (OM)
14 - Maximilian Kolbe (M)
15 - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S; Ob)
16 - Stephen of Hungary (OM)
19 - JOrdinary Time Week 20 (Ob) (P4)
20 - Bernard (M)
21 - Pius X (M)
22 - Queenship of Mary (M)
23 - Rose of Lima (OM)
24 - Bartholomew (F)
25 - Louis of France; Joseph Calasanz (OM)
26 - Ordinary Time Week 21 (Ob) (P1)
27 - Monica (M)
28 - Augustine (M)
29 - Beheading of John the Baptist (M)

September 2012

2- Ordinary Time Week 22 (Ob) (P2)
3 - Pope Gregory the Great (M)
8 - The Nativity of Mary (F)
9 - Ordinary Time Week 23 (Ob) (P3)
12 - Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary (OM)
13 - John Chrysostom (M)
14 - The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (F)
15 - Our Lady of Sorrows (M)
16 - Ordinary Time Week 24 (F; Ob) (P4)
17 - Robert Bellarmine (OM)
19 - Januarius (OM)
20 - Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions (M)
21 - Matthew (F)
23 - Ordinary Time Week 25 (Ob) (P1)
26 - Cosmas and Damien (OM)
27 - Vincent De Paul (M)
28 - Wenceslaus; Lawrence Ruiz and companions (OM)
29 - Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels (F)
30 - Ordinary Time Week 26 (Ob) (P2)

October 2012

1 - Theresa of the Child Jesus (M)
2 - Guardian Angels (M)
4 - Francis of Assisi (M)
6 - Bruno (OM); Bl. Marie-Rose Durocher (OM)(USA)
7 - Ordinary Time Week 27 (Ob) (P3)
9 - Denis and Companions; John Leonardi (OM)
14 - Ordinary Time Week 28 (Ob) (P4)
15 - Teresa of Avila (M)
16 - Hedwig (OM)
17 - Ignatius of Antioch (M)
18 - Luke (F)
19 - John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues and Companions (M)(USA)
20 - Paul of the Cross (OM+)(USA)
21 - Ordinary Time Week 29 (Ob) (P1)
23 - John of Capistrano (OM)
24 - Anthony Claret (OM)
28 Ordinary Time Week 30 (Ob) (P2)
31 - Vigil of All Saints (Halloween)

November 2012

1 - All Saints (S; Ob)
2 - All Souls; (Unique, Ranked with Solemnities; Ob)
3 - Martin de Porres (OM)
4 - Ordinary Time Week 31 (Ob) (P3)
9 - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
10 - Pope Leo the Great (M)
11 - Ordinary Time Week 32 (Ob) (P4)
12 - Josaphat (M)
13 - Francis Xavier Cabrini (M)
15 - Albert the Great (OM)
16 - Margaret of Scotland; Gertrude (OM)
17 - Elizabeth of Hungary (M)
18 - Ordinary Time Week 33 (Ob) (P1)
21 - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (M)
22 - Cecilia (M); Thanksgiving (USA)(OM)
23 - Clement I; Columban (OM); Bl. Miguel Agustin Pro (OM)(USA)
24 - Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, martyrs (OM);
25 - Christ the King; Ordinary Time Week 34 (S; Ob)(P2)
30 - Andrew (F)

December 2012 (Year C; Year 1)

2 - Advent Week 1 (Ob) (P1)
3 - Francis Xavier (M)
4 - John of Damascus (OM)
6 - Nicholas (OM)
7 - Ambrose (M)
8 - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S; Ob)
9 - Advent Week 2 (Ob) (P2)
11 - Damasus I(OM)
12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe (F)
13 - Lucy (M)
14 - John of the Cross (M)
16 - Advent Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
21 - Peter Canisius (OM)
23 - Advent Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
24 - Christmas Eve
25 - Christmas (S; Ob) (P1); Begin Octave of Christmas
26 - Stephen (F)
27 - John, Apostle (F)
28 - Holy Innocents (F)
29 - (Thomas Becket) (OM)
30 - Holy Family (S; Ob) (P2)
31 - (Pope Sylvester) (OM)

Compiled by

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
A Abstinence Day
P# Week Number in Liturgy of the Hours 4-Week Psalm Cycle
** Feast normally falls on another day in general calendar, but has been translated
USA Holiday is specific to the U.S. calendar (and possibly other local calendars)
+ This holiday is celebrated on the listed date in the U.S.; The date on the general calendar differs