This list is by no means complete. It is simply a list of sites/activities that I have found helpful in celebrating the Liturgical Year in my home. Holy days of obligation are in red.
ADVENT …….. late Nov through Christmas Eve
- Saint Nicholas – Dec 6
- Immaculate Conception – Dec 8
- Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Dec 12
- O+L+G Feast Day Link Up A wonderful collection of ideas for celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
CHRISTMAS SEASON …….. Christmas Day through Jan 5
- Christmas – Dec 25
- Solemnity of Mary – Jan 1
- A Visit From the Christ Child A rewrite of the Clement Moore classic A Visit From St. Nick, to help us always remember the true meaning of Christmas.
EPIPHANY …….. Jan 6
- A King Cake for Twelfth Night Brief article on the history of the the king cake tradition. Includes recipe!
ORDINARY TIME …….. Jan 7 to Ash Wednesday
- Happy Mardi Gras King Cake recipe and kid friendly links.
LENT …….. Ash Wednesday to Holy Week
- Feast of St. Joseph – March 19
- Virtual St. Joseph Altar, in the tradition of the Sicilian St. Joseph altars of New Orleans. Includes, history, prayer list, coloring pages, links, and a mini cut & color St. Joseph Altar.
PASCHAL TRIDUUM …….. Thurs, Fri, Sat of Holy Week + Easter Vigil
- Christian Passover Seder Meal – Celebrate Holy Thursday as Christ did.
- Divine Mercy Novena Begin on Good Friday, end on Divine Mercy Sunday
EASTER SEASON …….. Easter Sunday to beginning of Ordinary Time
- Divine Mercy Sunday – 1st Sunday after Easter
- Ascension of Our Lord – 40th day after Easter Sunday
ORDINARY TIME …….. end of the Easter season until Advent
- Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary – Aug 15
- Our Lady’s Birth – Sept 8
- St. Therese of the Child Jesus – Oct 1
- All Saints – Nov 1
- All Souls – Nov 2
- Christ the King – Nov 25
Excellent Liturgical Year Resources:
Faith Filled Days in the Domestic Church
The ultimate collection of ideas for celebrating the liturgical year with your family!
Recipes for Celebrating the Feasts and Seasons of the Liturgical Year.
Free historical paper dolls (lots of Saints!), crafty ideas, and more!
Catholic crafts and more, for kids & adults!
More Liturgical Year Resources:
- Bible Study Lesson Plans St. Charles Borromeo bible study program.
- Catholic Culture Help families celebrate their rich Catholic faith all year long.