Liturgical Year

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The Liturgical Year, or the Church Year, does not follow the calendar year. The Church year begins with the First Sunday of Advent and has several different seasons including Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time.

Learn more about the Liturgical Year and get a closer look at the Liturgical Calendar here:

OR Learn about the Liturgical Calendar and the Liturgical Colors here:

Check out ways to celebrate the many feasts and season of the Church year as a family


Activities for Families





    • Posadas, a word that means "shelter" or "lodging," is an Advent custom in Mexico. It re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for lodging as they traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem. The Posadas takes place over nine days, Dec. 16-24, which symbolizes the nine months of Mary's pregnancy. People go from house to house seeking lodging, but the "innkeepers" refuse to let them stay. On Christmas Eve, the travelers are finally welcomed at the last house where they celebrate the birth of Jesus. To learn more about Las Posadas click HERE.


Ordinary Time I

Baptism of the Lord - First Sunday of Ordinary Time - (Sun, Jan 10th, 2021)

January is often considered “Pro Life Month.”

January 22 is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn. Check out these resources below to help talk to your kids about valuing all life - from womb to tomb.

February is Black History Month.

February is also the month of the Holy Family.


2021 Holy Week Kit for Families


Divine Mercy Sunday - the Sunday after Easter

Ascension Thursday

Often celebrated the following Sunday, takes place 40 days after Easter Sunday


Takes place 50 days after Easter Sunday

Ordinary Time II

May - The Month of Mary

During this month we celebrate the Crowning of Mary as a recognition of her Queenship of Heaven and Earth. We also celebrate Mary as not only the Mother of God, but also our Mother, the Mother of the Church.

6 Saints of Summer

August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption

August 25th is the Feast of St. Louis, the patron of the Archdiocese of St. Louis

Other Holy Days & Holidays

Halloween/All Saints/All Souls


November is the Month to Celebrate All Souls:


Catholic Schools' Week