Notes for the Liturgical Year 2012-2013
December 2, 2012-November 30, 2013
Sunday Lectionary Cycle C | Weekday Lectionary Cycle I
The Year of Faith
Sunday, December 2, 2012 (First Sunday of Advent)
Saturday, December 8, 2012 (The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception) is a holy day of obligation in 2012, even though it falls on a Saturday.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 (The Solemnity of Christmas) is a holy day of obligation.
Sunday, December 30, 2012 (The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph)
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God) is a holy day of obligation.
Sunday January 6, 2013 (The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord)
Sunday, January 13, 2013 (The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord)
Monday, January 14, 2013 (Ordinary Time resumes)
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 (Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children). A national day of prayer is held each year marking the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision (1973).
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (Ash Wednesday).
Sunday, February 17, 2013 (First Sunday of Lent). The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion will be celebrated at Saint John the Baptist Parish in Waunakee at 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 24, 2013 (Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord)
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (Tuesday of Holy Week). The Chrism Mass will be celebrated at Saint Maria Goretti Parish in Madison at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 28-Sunday, March 31, 2013 (The Easter Triduum). Sunset on Saturday, March 31 is at 7:23 p.m. in Madison. The Vigil should not begin until darkness falls. At the Cathedral Parish, Bishop Morlino will celebrate the Vigil at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2013. The Ascension of the Lord is observed on the Seventh Sunday of Easter in the province of Wisconsin. Thursday, May 9 is observed as an Easter Weekday.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 (The Solemnity of Pentecost)
Friday, May 24, 2013 Ordination to the Priesthood at Saint Maria Goretti Parish in Madison at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 (The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity).
Sunday, June 2, 2013 (The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ).
Thursday, August 15, 2013 (The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) is a holy day of obligation.
Friday, November 1, 2013 (The Solemnity of All Saints) is a holy day of obligation.
Sunday, November 24, 2013 (The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King) conclusion of the Year of Faith.