Friday, November 09, 2007

Liturgical Calendar for the Diocese of San José: 2007-2008

Here are some important liturgical dates to keep in mind for 2007-2008.

  • Holy days of obligation are highlighted in red (Sundays are the first and most important holy days of obligation).
  • Diocesan celebrations are highlighted in purple.
  • Parish feast days in the Diocese of San José are highlighted in green.

December, 2007
  • December 1: World AIDS Day
  • December 2: First Sunday of Advent (Year A / Year II begins)
  • December 4: Anniversary of the approval of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (1963)
  • December 6: Optional Memorial of Saint Nicholas (Saint Nicholas parish in Los Altos)
  • December 7: Vespers in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe @ Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, 7:00p
  • December 8: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, holy day of obligation (Saint Mary parish in Los Gatos)
  • December 9: Second Sunday of Advent
  • December 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Solemnity in the city of San José) (Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in San José)
  • December 12: Season of Hope 2007 @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p and 8:00p
  • December 13: Memorial of Saint Lucy (Saint Lucy parish in Campbell)
  • December 13: Season of Hope 2007, San José Youth Symphony @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p and 8:00p
  • December 14: Season of Hope 2007, Diocesan Filipino Priests Chorale @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p and 8:00p
  • December 15: Season of Hope 2007, Presentation High School @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p and 8:00p
  • December 16: Third Sunday of Advent
  • December 16: Season of Hope 2007, Harper's Hall Celtic Harpists @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p and 8:00p
  • December 17: Season of Hope 2007, "Friends of Jesus" Catholic Contemporary Band @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p and 8:00p
  • December 18: Season of Hope 2007, San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p and 8:00p
  • December 19: Season of Hope 2007, Castillero Middle School of the Performing Arts @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p and 8:00p
  • December 20: Season of Hope 2007, Notre Dame High School @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p and 8:00p
  • December 21: Season of Hope 2007, Maranatha Hope of Glory Choir @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p and 8:00p
  • December 22: Season of Hope 2007, Bella Sorella - Opera Duo @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p and 8:00p
  • December 23: Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • December 23: Season of Hope 2007, Cathedral Schola - directed by Julie Wind @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p and 8:00p
  • December 25: Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (holy day of obligation)
  • December 30: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (Holy Family parish in San José)

January, 2008

  • January 1: Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God (obligation is dispensed in the Diocese of San José)
  • January 3: Catechumenate Support Group meeting @ Holy Spirit, 7:00p
  • January 6: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
  • January 8: Liturgical Coordinators' Gathering @ Saint Mary of the Immaculation Conception, 10:00a
  • January 10: Novena for the Feast of Santo Niño @ Santa Teresa Parish, 7:30p
  • January 11: Novena for the Feast of Santo Niño @ Saint Julie Parish, 7:00p
  • January 12: Novena for the Feast of Santo Niño @ Saint Catherine Parish, 5:30p
  • January 13: Novena for the Feast of Santo Niño @ Saint Joseph Parish, 5:00p
  • January 13: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Christmas ends after the last Mass of this day)
  • January 14: Novena for the Feast of Santo Niño @ Saint Elizabeth Parish, 7:00p
  • January 14: Ordinary Time, Year A / Year II, begins
  • January 15: Novena for the Feast of Santo Niño @ Saint John the Baptist Parish, 7:00p
  • January 16: Novena for the Feast of Santo Niño @ Holy Cross Parish, 6:30p
  • January 17: Novena for the Feast of Santo Niño @ Christ the King Parish, 7:30p
  • January 18: Novena for the Feast of Santo Niño @ Most Holy Trinity Parish, 7:00p
  • January 18: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
  • January 19: Santo Niño Fiesta @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph
  • January 20: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
  • January 22: Day of Penance on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade
  • January 24: Ongoing Professional Education Series: God the Psyche and Me @ Church of the Transfiguration, 9:30a
  • January 25: Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of Patrick J. McGrath (1989)
  • January 28: Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Saint Thomas Aquinas parish in Palo Alto)
  • January 31: Ongoing Professional Education Series: God the Psyche and Me @ Transfiguration Church, 9:30a

February, 2008

  • Februry 2: Diocesan Celebration of 25th and 50th Wedding Anniversaries @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 10:00a
  • February 4: Rehearsal for Rite of Election @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p
  • February 5: Rehearsal for Rite of Election @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:00p
  • February 6: Ash Wednesday, Lent begins
  • Febuary 6: Optional Memorial of the Five Wounds of Christ (Five Wounds Portuguese National Parish in San José)
  • February 7: Ongoing Professional Education Series: God the Psyche and Me @ Transfiguration Church, 9:30a
  • February 10: First Sunday of Lent
  • February 10: Rite of Election @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 3:30p
  • February 11: Rite of Election @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:30p
  • February 12: Rite of Election @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:30p
  • February 17: Second Sunday of Lent
  • February 24: Third Sunday of Lent (First Scrutiny of the Elect)

March, 2008

  • Month of March: Special Diocesan Days of Prayer for Human Rights and Equality
  • March 2: Fourth Sunday of Lent (Second Scrutiny of the Elect)
  • March 9: Fifth Sunday of Lent (Third Scrutiny of the Elect)
  • March 11: Chrism Mass @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 7:30p
  • March 15: Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary, Principal Patron of the Diocese of San José (transferred this year to this date from its usual observance on March 19 because of Holy Week) (Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph parish in San José)
  • March 16: Palm Sunday; Holy Week begins
  • March 20: Holy Thursday
  • March 21: Good Friday
  • March 21: Anniversary of Dedication of Saint Patrick Proto-Cathedral in San José
  • March 22: Holy Saturday; Easter Vigil
  • March 23: Easter Sunday (Church of the Resurrection parish in Sunnyvale)
  • March 30: Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday
  • March 31: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord (transferred this year to this date from its usual observance on March 25 because of the Octave of Easter)

April, 2008

  • April 5: Neophyte Mass @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 4:30p
  • April 6: Third Sunday of Easter
  • April 8: Optional Memorial of Saint Julie Billiart (Saint Julie Billiart parish in San José)
  • April 13: Fourth Sunday of Easter
  • April 20: Fifth Sunday of Easter
  • April 27: Sixth Sunday of Easter

May, 2008

  • May 1: Optional Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker (Saint Joseph parish in Mountain View)
  • May 2: Memorial of Saint Athanasius (Saint Athanasius parish in Mountain View)
  • May 4: Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (transferred to the Seventh Sunday of Easter) (Church of the Ascension parish in Saratoga)
  • May 11: Solemnity of Pentecost (Easter ends after the last Sunday Mass of this day) (Holy Spirit parish in San José)
  • May 11: Confirmation of Adults @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 3:00p
  • May 12: Ordinary Time resumes
  • May 17: Ordination of Deacons @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 9:30a
  • May 18: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Most Holy Trinity parish in San José)
  • May 24: Ordination of Priests @ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 9:30a
  • May 25: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
  • May 30: Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in San José and Sacred Heart parish in Saratoga)

June, 2008

  • June 1: 9th Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • June 13: Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua (Saint Anthony parish in San José)
  • June 17: Optional Memorial of Saint Brother Albert Chmielowski (Saint Brother Albert Chmielowski parish in San José)
  • June 24: Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (Saint John the Baptist parish in Milpitas)
  • June 25: Optional Memorial of Saint William (Saint William parish in Los Altos)
  • June 27: Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Pertpetual Help (Oratory of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel in Santa Clara)
  • June 29: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
  • June 29: Anniversary of Episcopal Ordination of R. Pierre DuMaine (1978)
  • June 30: Anniversary of the transfer of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath to the see of San José (1998)

July, 2008

  • July 4: Optional Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal (Saint Elizabeth parish in Milpitas)
  • July 5: Feast of Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners, Patroness of the Californias
  • July 6: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • July 9: Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Peace (Our Lady of Peace parish in Santa Clara)
  • July 28: Optional Memorial of Pope Saint Victor I (Saint Victor parish in San José)

August, 2008

  • August 4: Memorial of Saint John Mary Vianney (Saint John Vianney parish in San José)
  • August 6: Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Church of the Transfiguration parish in San José)
  • August 8: Memorial of Saint Dominic (Catholic Community at Stanford under the patronage of Saint Dominic in Palo Alto)
  • August 11: Memorial of Saint Clare of Assisi, Secondary Patron of the Diocese of San José (Feast in the Diocese of San José; Solemnity in the city of Santa Clara) (Saint Clare parish in Santa Clara)
  • August 15: Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (holy day of obligation) (Saint Mary of the Assumption Croatian Mission in San José; Saint Mary parish in Gilroy)
  • August 22: Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Queen of Apostles parish in San José; Queen of Martyrs Vietnamese Catholic Center in San José)

September, 2008

  • September 12: Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Our Lady, Star of the Sea parish in Alviso)
  • September 14: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Holy Cross parish in San José)
  • September 16: Memorial of Saint Cyprian (Saint Cyprian parish in Sunnyvale)
  • September 18: Memorial of Saint Joseph of Cupertino (Solemnity in the City of Cupertino) (Saint Joseph of Cupertino parish in Cupertino)
  • September 20: Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and their Companions (Holy Korean Martyrs parish in Sunnyvale)
  • September 21: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October, 2008

  • Month of October: Special Diocesan Days of Prayer for the General Needs of Humankind
  • October 4: Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi (Saint Francis of Assisi parish in San José)
  • October 7: Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary (Our Lady of the Rosary church, part of Saint Thomas Aquinas parish in Palo Alto)
  • October 15: Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, also known as Saint Teresa of Avila (Santa Teresa parish in San José)
  • October 28: Feast of Saints Simon and Jude (Saint Simon parish in Los Altos)

November, 2008

  • November 1: Solemnity of All Saints (not a holy day of obligation this year because it falls on Saturday)
  • November 2: Commemoration of All Souls
  • November 4: Anniversary of the Re-Dedication of Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph in San José (solemnity in the parish of the Cathedral; feast for the rest of the diocese)
  • November 9: Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
  • November 10: Memorial of Saint Leo the Great (Saint Leo the Great parish in San José)
  • November 11: Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours (Saint Martin of Tours parish in San José; Saint Martin parish in Sunnyvale)
  • November 13: Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (Saint Frances Cabrini parish in San José)
  • November 15: Optional Memorial of Saint Albert the Great (Saint Albert the Great church, part of Saint Thomas Aquinas parish in Palo Alto)
  • November 23: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King (last Sunday of Ordinary Time) (Christ the King parish in San José)
  • November 25: Optional Memorial of Saint Catherine of Alexandria (Saint Catherine of Alexandria parish in Morgan Hill)
  • November 24-26: Special Diocesan Days of Prayer for the Harvest and Fruits of the Earth
  • November 27: Thanksgiving holiday
  • November 27: Anniversary of the Installation of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath as second Bishop of the Diocese of San José (1999)
  • November 30: First Sunday of Advent (Year B / Year I begins)

December, 2008

  • December 1: World AIDS Day
  • December 4: Anniversary of the approval of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (1963)
  • December 6: Optional Memorial of Saint Nicholas (Saint Nicholas parish in Los Altos)
  • December 7: Second Sunday of Advent
  • December 8, Monday: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (holy day of obligation)(Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception parish in Los Gatos)
  • December 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Solemnity in the city of San José) (Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in San José)
  • December 13: Memorial of Saint Lucy (Saint Lucy parish in Campbell)
  • December 14: Third Sunday of Advent
  • December 21: Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • December 25: Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (holy day of obligation)
  • December 28: Solemnity of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (Holy Family parish in San José)

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