Events

Feast Days

  • St Patrick - March 17 - 10 Mar 2015 St Patrick - March 17
    St Patrick's Day brings out the Irish in all of us. But whether Irish or not, on 17 March the world stops to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, and put on the green. ...
  • Epiphany - 6 Jan 2015 Epiphany
    The Solemn Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord traditionally occurs on January 6, following the 12 days of Christmas...
  • St Leo the Great - 10 November - 7 Nov 2014 St Leo the Great - 10 November
    The feast day of St Leo the Great or as he is also known, Pope St Leo I, is celebrated each year on 10 November by Catholics worldwide.
  • All Saints Day - 1 Nov - 1 Nov 2014 All Saints Day - 1 Nov
    This is a feast day when the Church commemorates all saints, known and unknown.
  • Our Lady of the Rosary - 7 October - 7 Oct 2014 Our Lady of the Rosary - 7 October
    The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was first instituted by Pope St Pius V in 1571 to commemorate the great naval victory at Lepanto ...
  • History of St. Valentine - 14 Feb 2014 History of St. Valentine
    In the early martyrologies, three different St. Valentines are mentioned, all sharing Feb. 14 for a feast day. Unfortunately, the historical record is sparse. The first St. Valentine was a priest and physician in Rome...
  • Feast Day - St Francis de Sales - 24 Jan 2014 Feast Day - St Francis de Sales
    Today in the Catholic Church is the feast day of the Patron Saint of journalists, authors and writer, St Francis de Sales.
  • 24 May - Our Lady Help of Christians - 24 May 2013 24 May - Our Lady Help of Christians
    The feast day to Mary Help of Christians has been celebrated in Australia since 1844 but the history to this day dates back to the start of the 1800's.
  • St Mark - Feast Day 26 April - 26 Apr 2013 St Mark - Feast Day 26 April
    Pentapolis, North Africa, is believed to be where Saint Mark the Evangelist was born. His family moved to Jerusalem where Mark was well educated.
  • The Assumption of Our Lady - 15 August - 15 Aug 2012 The Assumption of Our Lady - 15 August
    The Catholic Church teaches as a dogma that Mary, "having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory".
  • Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop - 8 August - 7 Aug 2012 Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop - 8 August
    Wednesday August 8 marks the 103rd anniversary of the death of Mary MacKillop and the second Feast Day of Australia's first Saint. Canonised by Pope Benedict XVI on 17 October 2010, Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop's Feast Day will be celebrated not only at schools, parishes and ...
  • Feast of the Visitation - 31st May - 31 May 2012 Feast of the Visitation - 31st May
    This feast commemorates what is the second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary - Our Lady's visit to her cousin Elizabeth, who was six months pregnant with St John the Baptist at the time. ...
  • 24 May - Our Lady Help of Christians - 23 May 2012 24 May - Our Lady Help of Christians
    The feast day to Mary Help of Christians has been celebrated in Australia since 1844 but the history to this day dates back to the start of the 1800's.
  • St Joseph the Worker - 1 May - 27 Apr 2012 St Joseph the Worker - 1 May
    The veneration of St Joseph occurred very late when compared with other saints, and it wasn't until the 10th Century that St Joseph, husband of the Holy Mother Mary and guardian of Jesus, began to be celebrated with his own Feast Day.
  • St George, Patron Saint of England - 23 April - 23 Apr 2012 St George, Patron Saint of England - 23 April
    A mix of legend, folklore and fact, St George is one of the best known saints with images of him on a white horse fearlessly slaying a dragon a treasured myth across England and Europe.
  • St Anselm - 21 April - 18 Apr 2012 St Anselm - 21  April
    Wednesday, April 21 marks the Feast Day of St Anselm, the Italian-born scholar, thinker and theologian who was one of the most famous philosophers of his day and ...
  • St Bernadette - 16 April - 16 Apr 2012 St Bernadette - 16 April
    This is the feast day of St Bernadette, the young French woman who was born in Lourdes on 7 January 1844.
  • St Joseph - 19 March - 19 Mar 2012 St Joseph - 19 March
    The feast day of St Joseph - the Worker - is 19 March. The following is a reading from Pope Benedict XV1 about St Joseph who is also the Pope's patron saint.
  • St John of God - 8 March - 8 Mar 2012 St John of God - 8 March
    Patron saint of hospitals, nurses and the sick, St John of God was born into a devout Christian family in Montemoro Novo, Portugal on 8 March 1495.
  • St Josephine Bakhita - 8 Feb - 8 Feb 2012 St Josephine Bakhita - 8 Feb
    Josephine Bakhita, who was once an ill-treated slave and became as a unifying symbol for African Catholics and women, is the first person from Sudan to be beatified and canonised.
  • Who was St. Paul Miki? - 7 Feb 2012 Who was St. Paul Miki?
    He was one of the 50,000 Catholics who were killed during Japan's religious persecution between the 16th and 17th century.
  • St Thomas Aquinas - 28 January - 27 Jan 2012 St Thomas Aquinas - 28 January
    Philosopher, teacher, theologian, Doctor of the Church and patron of universities, colleges, schools and students of learning, St Thomas Aquinas is one of Catholicism's greatest and most influential figures of all time.
  • Conversion of St Paul - 25 January - 25 Jan 2012 Conversion of St Paul - 25 January
    The defining moment of St Paul's life occurred on the road to Damascus. It was there he met Jesus Christ and from being a persecutor of Christians became a disciple of the Lord.
  • St Agnes of Rome - 20 January - 20 Jan 2012 St Agnes of Rome - 20  January
    January 21 marks the Feast Day of St Agnes of Rome. Of all the virgin martyrs of Rome and the earliest days of the Church, none is held in higher esteem nor more revered than St Agnes.
  • St Peter's Chair at Rome - 18 January - 18 Jan 2012 St Peter's Chair at Rome - 18 January
    The Feast of the Chair of St Peter or Cathedra Petri to give its Latin name, is celebrated on 18 January and dates back to the years immediately following Christ's ascension and ...
  • St John Neumann - 5 Jan 2012 - 3 Jan 2012 St John Neumann - 5 Jan 2012
    John Nepomucene Newmann was born on 28 March, 1811 at Prachititz, Bohemia or what is now the Czech Republic.
  • All Saints Day - 1 Nov - 31 Oct 2011 All Saints Day - 1 Nov
    Tuesday, 1 November is the day when Catholic Church commemorates all saints, known and unknown.
  • Month of the Holy Rosary - October - 30 Sep 2011 Month of the Holy Rosary - October
    Each year the month of October is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. This is primarily due to the fact that the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on 7 October.
  • St Francis of Assisi - 4 October 2011 - 30 Sep 2011 St Francis of Assisi - 4 October  2011
    On 1 October, Animal Week begins across Australia during which the world will commemorate the patron saint of animals, St Francis of Assisi.
  • St Michael - 29 September - 29 Sep 2011 St Michael - 29 September
    Today, 29 September marks the Feast Day of St Michael, the Archangel. It is also the day when two of the other archangels, St Gabriel and St Raphael are remembered.
  • St. Vincent de Paul - 27 September - 26 Sep 2011 St. Vincent de Paul - 27 September
    Tomorrow, Tuesday 27 September is the Feast Day of one of the Church's best known saints, St Vincent de Paul. The Patron Saint of Charity, who has lent his name to the internationally known St Vincent de Paul Society, affectionately dubbed Vinnies in Australia, was born in poverty in Pouy, South West France on 25 April 1581.
  • The Assumption of Our Lady - 15 August - 12 Aug 2011 The Assumption of Our Lady - 15 August
    Monday, 15 August the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady when according to our faith, the Holy Mother, "having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory".
  • St Joseph the Worker - 1st May - 29 Apr 2011 St Joseph the Worker - 1st May
    The veneration of St Joseph occurred very late when compared with other saints, and it wasn't until the 10th century that St Joseph, husband of the Holy Mother Mary and guardian of Jesus, began to be celebrated with his own Feast Day. ...
  • The Feast of the Annunciation - 25 March - 25 Mar 2011 The Feast of the Annunciation - 25 March
    The Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, believed to date back to the 5th century, is the celebration of the announcement to her by the Angel Gabriel that she had been chosen as the God Bearer and would conceive a child who would be the Son of God whom she was to name, Jesus. ...
  • St Joseph - 19 March - 18 Mar 2011 St Joseph - 19 March
    St Joseph was an ordinary sort of man on whom God relied to do great things. He did exactly what the Lord wanted him to do, in each and every event that went to make up his life. ...
  • St Paul the Hermit - 15 January - 14 Jan 2011 St Paul the Hermit - 15 January
    Not a lot is known about St Paul the Hermit however he is considered to be the first Christian hermit and one of the "Desert Fathers". ...
  • St John Neumann - 5 Jan 2011 - 4 Jan 2011 St John Neumann - 5 Jan 2011
    John Nepomucene Newmann was born on 28 March, 1811 at Prachititz, Bohemia or what is now the Czech Republic. ...
  • St John Damascene - 4 December - 3 Dec 2010 St John Damascene - 4 December
    The Feast Day of St John Damascene is celebrated on 4 December when we remember the life, teachings, music and hymns of the theological scholar, philosopher and musician-composer. ...
  • St Francis Xavier - 3 December - 2 Dec 2010 St Francis Xavier - 3 December
    This remarkable man, who was born in Spain in 1506 and died before Elizabeth I ascended the throne of England, was the first Christian and the first Jesuit missionary to visit Japan, ...
  • Pope St Clement I - 23 November - 23 Nov 2010 Pope St Clement I - 23 November
    In childhood many of us learn the nursery rhyme which begins, Oranges and Lemons, say the Bells of St Clement's. ...
  • Commemorative Feast 18 November - 17 Nov 2010 Commemorative Feast 18 November
    Today the Catholic Church celebrates the dedication of Rome's two most famous churches. St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Church is the second patriarchal church in Rome. ...
  • St Josaphat of Polotsk - 12 November - 12 Nov 2010 St Josaphat of Polotsk - 12 November
    Josaphat, an Eastern Rite bishop, is held up as a martyr to church unity because he died trying to bring part of the Orthodox Church into union with Rome. ...
  • St Leo the Great - 10 November - 10 Nov 2010 St Leo the Great - 10 November
    The feast day of St Leo the Great or as he is also known, Pope St Leo I, is celebrated each year on 10 November by Catholics worldwide. ...
  • All Saints Day - 1 Nov - 28 Oct 2010 All Saints Day - 1 Nov
    This is a feast day when the Church commemorates all saints, known and unknown. While we have information about many saints, and we honour them on specific days, there are many unknown or unsung saints ...
  • St Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church - 15 October - 15 Oct 2010 St Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church - 15 October
    St Teresa of Avila was a Carmelite nun and a Spanish mystic. She was also known as St Teresa of Jesus or the Great St Teresa to distinguish her from another Carmelite nun, St Therese of Lisieux (known as The Little Flower). ...
  • St Robert Bellarmine - 17 September - 17 Sep 2010 St Robert Bellarmine - 17 September
    St. Robert Francis Bellarmine was born in Montepulciano Tuscany, Italy on October 4th, 1542, to his parents who were impoverished nobles. He was the third of ten children and as a boy was educated by Jesuits. ...
  • Triumph of the Cross - 14 September - 14 Sep 2010 Triumph of the Cross - 14 September
    In the year 326 the mother of Constantine, Helena, then about 80 years old, having journeyed to Jerusalem, undertook to rid the Holy Sepulchre of the mound of earth heaped upon and around it, and to destroy the pagan buildings that profaned its site. ...
  • The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary - 12 September - 12 Sep 2010 The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary - 12 September
    This feast day began in Spain in 1513. In 1683 Pope Innocent XI extended the existing Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary to the universal Church to thank Our Lady for the victory of John Sobieski, king of Poland, over the forces of militant Islam. ...
  • St Augustine of Hippo - 28 August - 27 Aug 2010 St Augustine of Hippo - 28 August
    One of the foremost philosopher-theologians of early Christianity, and while serving as bishop of Hippo Regius (396-430), he was the leading figure in the church of North Africa. ...
  • St Monica - 27 August - 26 Aug 2010 St Monica - 27 August
    Our knowledge of Monica comes almost entirely from the writings of her much-loved son, the great Doctor of the Church, St Augustine of Hippo. He was close to his mother, especially in his later years. ...
  • St Bartholomew - 24 August - 24 Aug 2010 St Bartholomew - 24 August
    Apart from mentions of him in four of the Apostle lists (Mark, Matthew, Luke and Acts), very little is known about Bartholomew from the New Testament. ...
  • Queenship of Mary - 22 August - 20 Aug 2010 Queenship of Mary - 22 August
    Pius XII established this feast in 1954. But Mary's queenship has roots in Scripture. At the Annunciation, Gabriel announced that Mary's Son would receive the throne of David and rule forever. ...
  • The Assumption of Our Lady - 15 August - 13 Aug 2010 The Assumption of Our Lady - 15 August
    The Catholic Church teaches as a dogma that Mary, "having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory". ...
  • St Maximilian Kolbe - 14 August - 13 Aug 2010 St Maximilian Kolbe - 14 August
    Born Rajmund Kolbe, this saint was a Polish Conventual Franciscan Friar who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in Poland. ...
  • St Clare of Assisi - 11 August - 11 Aug 2010 St Clare of Assisi - 11 August
    One of the first followers of St Francis of Assisi, St Clare founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life. ...
  • St Lawrence - 10 August - 10 Aug 2010 St Lawrence - 10 August
    Lawrence was one of seven deacons - not a priest - who served the Roman during the mid-third century. The young cleric a position of great trust, caring for the goods of the Church and distributing alms among the poor. ...
  • Blessed Mother Mary MacKillop - 8 August - 6 Aug 2010 Blessed Mother Mary MacKillop - 8 August
    Sunday August 8 marks the 101st anniversary of the death of Mary MacKillop and is celebrated throughout Australia and the rest of the world as her Feast Day. ...
  • St Martha - 29 July - 29 Jul 2010  St Martha - 29 July
    Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus. She lived with her family in Bethany. Today Bethany is identified with the Palestinian village of al-Eizariya, which is located on the south side of the Mount of Olives, a short distance from Jerusalem. ...
  • St James - 25 July - 23 Jul 2010 St James - 25 July
    James was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He was a son of Zebedee and Salome and brother of John the Apostle - John the Evangelist. He is also called James the Greater and ...
  • St Bridget - 23 July - 23 Jul 2010 St Bridget - 23 July
    St Bridget is one of the few Roman Catholic saints of Scandinavia. Born into a wealthy landowning family in 1303 in Upland, the chief province of Sweden, her father was the governor and her mother also came from a prominent family. ...
  • St Mary Magdalene - 22 July - 22 Jul 2010 St Mary Magdalene - 22 July
    Mary Magdalene is one of the most well-known followers of Jesus, and she appears in all four canonical Gospels. ...
  • Our Lady of Mt Carmel - 16 July - 14 Jul 2010 Our Lady of Mt Carmel - 16 July
    Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the late 12th and early to mid 13th centuries. ...
  • St Bonaventure - 15 July - 14 Jul 2010 St Bonaventure - 15 July
    Bonaventure was a Franciscan, theologian, Bishop, doctor of the Church. He was both learned and holy. ...
  • St Benedict of Nursia - Sunday 11 July - 9 Jul 2010 St Benedict of Nursia - Sunday 11 July
    Founder of western monasticism, and brother of Scholastica, Benedict was born in 480 AD in the small town of Nursia, near Spoleto, Italy, the son of a Roman noble. ...
  • Roman Martyrs - June 30 - 30 Jun 2010 Roman Martyrs - June 30
    The Roman martyrs of the First Century AD suffered persecution and torture at the hands of the brutal Roman Emperor Nero and ...
  • Nativity of John the Baptist - 24 June - 22 Jun 2010 Nativity of John the Baptist - 24 June
    The Birth of Nativity of John the Baptist is a Christian feast day celebrating the birth of Jesus' likely cousin, St John the Baptist. ...
  • Saint Thomas More - 22 June - 21 Jun 2010 Saint Thomas More - 22 June
    The patron saint of lawyers, and the Lord High Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII, Sir Thomas More would later be beheaded by the monarch ...
  • St John Francis Regis - 16 June - 16 Jun 2010 St John Francis Regis - 16 June
    Born on 31 January 1597 in Fontcouverte in the Languedoc region of Southern France, St John Francis Regis was the son of a rich merchant ...
  • Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - 11 June - 10 Jun 2010 Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - 11 June
    The Sacred Heart is a devotion to Jesus's physical heart as the representation of divine love for humanity. It stresses the central Christian concept of loving and adoring Jesus. ...
  • Saint Barnabas - 11 June - 10 Jun 2010 Saint Barnabas - 11 June
    Barnabas was a Jew born in Cyprus with the name Joseph. He was later called Barnabas by Jesus, he sold his property and gave the proceeds to the Apostles and lived in common with the earliest converts to Christianity in Jerusalem. ...
  • A Special Feast Day - 31 May - 28 May 2010 A Special Feast Day  - 31 May
    "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb."

    Feast of the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth and the second mystery of the Joyful Mysteries. As it is recounted in the Gospel of Luke 1:39-56, the meeting of the cousins becomes the second mystery of the Joyful Mysteries. ...
  • St Philip Neri - 26 May 2010 St Philip Neri
    Even well before Vatican 11, St Philip Neri was one saint who showed the humorous side of holiness. ...
  • St Joseph the Worker - 1 May - 30 Apr 2010 St Joseph the Worker - 1 May
    The veneration of St Joseph occurred very late when compared with other saints, and it wasn't until the 10th Century that St Joseph, husband of the Holy Mother Mary and guardian of Jesus, began to be celebrated with his own Feast Day. ...
  • St Catherine of Siena - 29 April - 28 Apr 2010 St Catherine of Siena - 29 April
    A doctor of the Church, St Catherine despite her lack of formal education, is regarded as one of the most brilliant theological minds of her day. She is also remembered as the persuasive force who managed to get Pope Gregory XI to leave Avignon where the Papacy had established itself and return to Rome. ...
  • St George, Patron Saint of England - 23 April - 23 Apr 2010 St George, Patron Saint of England - 23 April
    A mix of legend, folklore and fact, St George is one of the best known saints with images of him on a white horse fearlessly slaying a dragon a treasured myth across England and Europe. ...
  • St Anselm - 21 April - 21 Apr 2010 St Anselm - 21  April
    Wednesday, April 21 marks the Feast Day of St Anselm, the Italian-born scholar, thinker and theologian who was one of the most famous philosophers of his day and who later became Archbishop of Canterbury in the years after the Norman Conquest of 1066. ...
  • St Bernadette - 16 April - 16 Apr 2010 St Bernadette - 16 April
    This is the feast day of St Bernadette, the young French woman who was born in Lourdes on 7 January 1844. ...
  • Divine Mercy Sunday - 11 April - 9 Apr 2010 Divine Mercy Sunday - 11 April
    Sunday, 11 April marks the Feast of the Divine Mercy and occurs each year on the Sunday immediately following Easter. The day is dedicated to the devotion to the Divine Mercy promoted and followed by Polish St Faustina and is based on an entry in her diary ...
  • St Joseph - 19 March - 19 Mar 2010 St Joseph - 19 March
    St Joseph was an ordinary sort of man on whom God relied to do great things. He did exactly what the Lord wanted him to do, in each and every event that went to make up his life. ...
  • St John of God - 8 March - 8 Mar 2010 St John of God - 8 March
    Patron saint of hospitals, nurses and the sick, St John of God was born into a devout Christian family in Montemoro Novo, Portugal on 8 March 1495. ...
  • Shrove Tuesday - 16 Feb 2010 Shrove Tuesday
    In Australia and Britain the day preceding Ash Wednesday is popularly known as Shrove Tuesday. ...
  • St Jerome Emiliani - 9 Feb 2010 St Jerome Emiliani
    Born to a wealthy family, Jerome's father died when he was a teenager. He ran away from home at 15 and became a careless and irreligious solder for the city-state of Venice. ...
  • St Josephine Bakhita - 8 Feb 2010 St Josephine Bakhita
    Josephine Bakhita, who was once an ill-treated slave and became as a unifying symbol for African Catholics and women, is the first person from Sudan to be beatified and canonised.
  • St Paul Miki and Companions - 8 Feb 2010 St Paul Miki and Companions
    Many people are familiar with Nagasaki where the second atomic bomb was dropped killing 37,000 people. ...
  • St Agatha – 5 February - 8 Feb 2010 St Agatha – 5 February
    One of the most highly venerated virgin martyrs of Christian antiquity, St Agatha was put to death for her steadfast profession of faith in Catania, Sicily. ...
  • St Thomas Aquinas - 28 Jan 2010 St Thomas Aquinas
    Philosopher, teacher, theologian, Doctor of the Church and patron of universities, colleges, schools and students of learning, St Thomas Aquinas is one of Catholicism's greatest and most influential figures of all time. ...
  • Conversion of St Paul - 25 Jan 2010 Conversion of St Paul
    The defining moment of St Paul's life occurred on the road to Damascus. It was there he met Jesus Christ and from being a persecutor of Christians became a disciple of the Lord. ...
  • St Francis de Sales - 23 Jan 2010 St Francis de Sales
    Born in 1567 in France, St Francis is often referred to as the "gentleman saint". His father wanted him to be a lawyer and then a senator in the province of Savoy. ...
  • St Vincent of Saragossa - 22 Jan 2010 St Vincent of Saragossa
    Friday, 22 January is the Feast Day of Lisbon's patron saint, St Vincent of Saragossa or as he is sometimes known, St Vincent the Deacon. He is also the patron saint of Valencia in Spain and of wine-makers, bricklayers and sailors. ...
  • St Agnes of Rome - 20 Jan 2010 St Agnes of Rome
    January 21 marks the Feast Day of St Agnes of Rome. Of all the virgin martyrs of Rome and the earliest days of the Church, none is held in higher esteem nor more revered than St Agnes. ...
  • St Peter's Chair at Rome - 18 Jan 2010 St Peter's Chair at Rome
    The Feast of the Chair of St Peter or Cathedra Petri to give its Latin name, is celebrated on 18 January and dates back to the years immediately following Christ's ascension and commemorates the chair used by the Apostle Peter for his first service to the faithful of Rome. ...
  • St Ita of Killeedy - 14 Jan 2010 St Ita of Killeedy
    The date 15 January marks the Feast day of Ireland's St Ita of Killeedy who is revered by the Irish and regarded second only to St Brigid. ...

  • Epiphany - 4 Jan 2010 Epiphany
    The Solemn Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord traditionally occurs on January 6, following the 12 days of Christmas. Epiphany marks the end of the Christmas season for the Western Church and commemorates three important scriptural events. ...
  • St John Neuman - 5 January - 4 Jan 2010 St John Neuman - 5 January
    John Neuman was born in what is now the Czech Republic. After studying in Prague, he went to New York at 25 and was ordained a priest. ...
  • St Elizabeth Ann Seton - 4 January - 4 Jan 2010 St Elizabeth Ann Seton - 4 January
    Mother Seton founded the first American religious community for women, the Sisters of Charity. She opened the first American parish school and established the first American Catholic orphanage. ...
  • Nativity of Jesus - 25 Dec 2009 Nativity of Jesus
    Christmas Day which is also known as the Mass of Christ, Yuletide, Noel and the Nativity of Jesus is observed on December 25 each year when Christians across the world celebrate the joyous birth of Our Lord. ...
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe – 12 December - 11 Dec 2009 Our Lady of Guadalupe – 12 December
    Our Lady of Guadalupe is the title given to the Virgin Mary after appearing, according to legend, to Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, an Aztec convert to Catholicism (then a simple indigenous peasant) ...
  • Our Lady of Loreto – Feast Day 10 December - 10 Dec 2009
    The title Our Lady of Loreto refers to the Holy House of Loreto, the house in which Mary was born, and where the Annunciation occurred, and to a statue of Our Lady which is found there. ...
  • St Ambrose - 7 Dec 2009 St Ambrose
    December 7 is the feast day of St Ambrose, who was a Bishop of Milan and one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the Fourth Century and is counted as one of the four original doctors of the Church as well as one of the first Catholic priests to embrace celibacy. ...
  • St John Damascene - 3 Dec 2009 St John Damascene
    The Feast Day of St John Damascene is celebrated on December 4 when we remember the life, teachings, music and hymns of the theological scholar, philosopher and musician-composer. ...
  • Advent - 27 Nov 2009 Advent
    Sunday, November 29 marks the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the new liturgical year. For Catholics this first Sunday in Advent is seen as the Church's New Year's Day and ...
  • Presentation of the Blessed Virgin - 20 Nov 2009 Presentation of the Blessed Virgin
    The liturgical Feast celebrating the Presentation of the Virgin Mary occurs on November 21 and commemorates the day, when in gratitude for finally being blessed with a child, Saint Joachim ...
  • St. Sylvia - 6 Nov 2009 St. Sylvia
    St Sylvia, mother of St Gregory the Great is remembered on November 5 each year. A native of Sicily she married Gordian, who came from an area just outside of Rome. ...
  • Feast of all Souls - 4 Nov 2009 Feast of all Souls
    All Souls Day follows All Saints Day, and solemnly commemorates the faithful departed, that is those who die in God's faith and friendship. ...
  • St Martin de Porres - 3 Nov 2009 St Martin de Porres
    The Feast Day of St Martin de Porres is celebrated on Tuesday, November 3 when tribute is paid to the South American-born Dominican brother and his tireless work for the poor, and for children in particular. ...
  • All Saints Day - 1 Nov 2009 All Saints Day
    Sunday November 1 is All Saints Day or as it was known in former times, All Hallows Day. It is a feast day to celebrate saints known and unknown who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. ...
  • St Wenceslaus - Feast Day 28 September - 28 Sep 2009 St Wenceslaus - Feast Day 28 September
    Also known as Vaclav, St Wenceslaus was born near Prague (Czech Republic) in 903. His mother Drahomira was the daughter of a pagan tribal chief and hated the Christians. ...
  • St. Vincent de Paul - Feast Day 27 September - 25 Sep 2009 St. Vincent de Paul - Feast Day 27 September
    The Patron Saint of Charity, St Vincent de Paul was born of poor parents on 25 April, 1581, close to Pouy, in the South west of France. Pouy is now named Vincent de Paul in his honour. ...
  • The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows - 14 Sep 2009
    This feast of the Blessed Mother dates back to the 12th century and is In relation to the seven sorrows in her life. ...