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in March 2020

 1 March - 1st Sunday of Lent
                 (also feast of St David of Wales on this date)

 2 March - St Nicholas Owen, martyr

18 March - St Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

19 March - Solemnity of St Joseph, Husband of Mary

25 March - Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

in April 2020

 4 April - St Isidore, bishop & Doctor of the Church

 5 April - Palm Sunday

 6 April - St Juliana of Cornillon, apostle of the Blessed Sacrament

 9 April - Holy Thursday - beginning of Easter Triduum with the Mass of the Last Supper

10 April - Good Friday

11 April - Holy Saturday
               (this date is also the feast of St Stanislaus)

12 April - Easter Sunday - Day 1 of Octave of Easter

19 April - Feast of Divine Mercy - Day 8 of Octave of Easter

21 April - St Anselm, bishop & Doctor of the Church

26 April - III Sunday of Easter

28 April - St Louis Marie de Montfort & St Gianna Beretta Molla

29 April - St Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church

30 April - St Joseph Cottolengo

in Mary's month of May, 2020

 1 May - St Joseph the Worker

  2 May - St Athanasius, Bishop & Father of the Church

  3 May - IV Sunday of Easter
               (this date is also the feast of Saints Philip & James, Apostles)

  4 May - Holy Martyrs of England and Wales

 8 May - Our Lady of the Rosary (Pompeii, Italy, 875)

10 May - V Sunday of Easter
           (this date is also the feast of St John of Avila, & St Damien de Veuster)

12 May - St Leopold Mandić of Castelnuovo, Capuchin priest, 'Apostle of Unity'
              St Germanus of Constantinople

13 May - Our Lady of Fatima

14 May - St Matthias, Apostle

17 May - VI Sunday of Easter

18 May - St Leonard Murialdo

19 May - St Crispin of Viterbo

21 May - Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (40 days after Easter Sunday)

22 May - St Rita of Cascia

24 May - VII Sunday of Easter

25 May - St Bede the Venerable, Father of the Church
              St Maria Madalena de' Pazzi

26 May - St Philip Neri

27 May - St Augustine of Canterbury

29 May - St Paul VI & Bl Joseph Gérard, 'Apostle of Lesotho'

30 May - St Joan of Arc

31 May - Solemnity of Pentecost
            (this date is also the feast of The Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth)

in the month of the Sacred Heart, June 2020

 1 June - Mary, the Mother of the Church
             (this date is also the feast of St Justin, Martyr)

 3 June - Charles Lwanga, Kizito & the Uganda Martyrs

 4 June - Feast of Jesus, the Eternal High Priest

 5 June - St Boniface, Bishop & Martyr

 7 June - Holy Trinity Sunday

9 June - St Ephrem & St Columba

11 June - Solemnity of Corpus Christi
              (this date is also the feast of St Barnabas Apostle & St Paula Frassinetti)

13 June - St Anthony of Padua, Priest & Doctor of the Church

19 June - Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

20 June - Immaculate Heart of Mary

22 June - Ss John Fisher & Thomas More, Martyrs,
              St Paulinus of Nola, Bishop, St Joseph Cafasso

24 June - Birth of St John the Baptist

25 June - 39th anniversary of the reported apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje
               also feast of St Maximus of Turin

26 June - St Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei

27 June - St Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

28 June - St Irenaeus, Father of the Church & Martyr

29 June -  Ss Peter & Paul, Apostles

in July 2019

 1 July - St Oliver Plunkett, Martyr

 3 July - St Thomas, the Apostle

 4 July - Bl Pier Giorgio Frassati

 6 July - St Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr

 9 July - St Veronica Giuliani

11 July - St Benedict of Norcia, Abbot, Patron of Europe

15 July - St Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church

16 July - Our Lady of Mount Carmel

21 July - St Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest & Doctor of the Church

22 July - St Mary Magdalen

23 July - St Bridget of Sweden, Patron of Europe

24 July - St Charbel Makhlouf

25 July - St James, the Apostle

31 July - St Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Jesuits

in August 2019

1 August - St Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

2 August - St Eusebius of Vercelli

4 August - St John Mary Vianney, the Curé of Ars, Patron Saint of Priests

5 August - Dedication of Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome - Our Lady of Snows

6 August - Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

7 August - St Cajetan of Tiene, Patron Saint of the unemployed

8 August - St Dominic Guzman, Founder of the Dominicans

9 August - St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), Martyr & Co-Patroness of Europe

11 August - St Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Order of St Clare

13 August - St Maximus the Confessor

14 August - St Maximilian Maria Kolbe, Martyr of Love

15 August - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

17 August - Our Lady of Knock

                  St Jeanne Delanoue (de la Croix)

19 August - St John Eudes, Priest

20 August - St Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot & Father of the Church

21 August - St Pius X

22 August - Feast of the Queenship of Mary

23 August - St Rose of Lima

24 August - St Bartholomew, the Apostle

26 August - Our Lady of Częstochowa
                 41st anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul I

28 August - St Augustine, Bishop & Father of the Church

29 August - Feast of the Beheading of St John the Baptist

30 August - St Margaret Clitherow, Martyr

in September 2019

 3 September - St Gregory the Great, Pope & Father of the Church

  5 September - St Mother Teresa of Calcutta

8 September - the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9 September - Bl Jacob Desiré Laval

12 September - The Most Holy Name of Mary

13 September - St John Chrysostom, Bishop & Father of the Church

14 September - Feast of the Exultation of the Cross

15 September - Our Lady of Sorrows
                       St Catherine of Genoa

16 September - St Cyprian

17 September - St Hildegarde of Bingen, Doctor of the Church
                       St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

20 September - Ss Andrew Kim Taegon & companions, Korean martyrs

21 September - St Matthew, the Apostle & Evangelist

23 September - St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

24 September - Our Lady of Walsingham

29 September - Ss Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, the Archangels

30 September - St Jerome, Priest & Father of the Church

in the month of the Holy Rosary, October 2019

  1 October - St Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, Doctor of the Church
                   St Romanus the Melodist

  2 October - The Guardian Angels

  4 October - St Francis of Assisi

  5 October - St Faustina Kowalska

  7 October - Our Lady of the Rosary

  9 October - St John Leonardi
                   Blessed John Henry Newman

11 October - St John XXIII

13 October - 102nd anniversary of Our Lady's final apparition in Fatima when there was a miracle of the sun

15 October - St Teresa of Jesus, Doctor of the Church

16 October - St Margaret Mary Alacoque (of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart)

17 October - St Ignatius of Antioch

18 October - St Luke, Evangelist

19 October - Ss John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, Noël Chabanel & their companions, Martyrs

22 October - St John Paul II

28 October - Saints Simon & Jude, Apostles

30 October - St Alphonsus Rodriguez SJ

in the month of prayer for the Holy Souls, November 2019

 1 November - All Saints

 2 November - All Souls

 4 November - St Charles Borromeo

 8 November - Bl John Duns Scotus, Franciscan priest & Theologian

10 November - St Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor of the Church

15 November - St Albert the Great, Doctor of the Church, Patron Saint of Scientists

16 November - St Gertrude the Great, Abbess

17 November - St Elizabeth of Hungary

21 November - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

23 November - St Clement of Rome, Pope & Martyr

24 November - Feast of Christ, King of the Universe

25 November -  St Catherine of Alexandria, Patron Saint of Philosophers & Students

27 November - St Catherine Labouré (of Rue du Bac & the Miraculous Medal)

29 November - St Francis Antony Fasani

30 November - St Andrew, Apostle

in December 2019

 1 December - 1st Sunday of Advent
(this date also feast of Bl Charles de Foucauld)

3 December - St Francis Xavier

4 December - St Clement of Alexandria & St John Damascene

 7 December - St Ambrose of Milan

 8 December - 2nd Sunday of Advent

 9 December - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(this date also feast of St Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin)

10 December - Our Lady of Loreto

12 December - Our Lady of Guadalupe

14 December - St John of the Cross

21 December - St Peter Canisius

25 December - Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Day

26 December - St Stephen (the First Martyr)

27 December - St John, Apostle & Evangelist

28 December - Holy Innocents, Martyrs

29 December - Feast of the Holy Family

in January 2020

 1 January - Solemnity of Mary Most Holy, Mother of God
53rd World Day of Peace - Peace as a journey of hope: dialogue, reconciliation & ecological conversion
 
 2 January - St Basil the Great & St Gregory Nazianzen, Doctors of the Church

 3 January - St Joseph Mary Tomasi 

 4 January - St Elizabeth Ann Seton & St Angela of Foligno

 5 January - St John Neumann

 6 January - Solemnity of the Epiphany

10 January - St Gregory of Nyssa, Cappadocian Father of the Church

12 January - Feast of the Baptism of the Lord - 1st Luminous Mystery of the Rosary
(this date also feast of St Marguerite Bourgeoys)

13 January - St Hilary of Poitiers

18-25 January - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

20 January - Bl Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi

22 January - St Vincent Pallotti
                   Bl William Joseph Chaminade

24 January - St Francis de Sales, Doctor of the Church

25 January - Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle

26 January - 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
(this date also feast of Ss Timothy & Titus)

27 January - St Enrique de Ossó y Cervelló, Patron saint of Catechists

28 January - St Thomas Aquinas, the 'Angelic' Doctor of the Church

30 January - St Mutien-Marie Wiaux FSC

31 January - St John Bosco

in February 2020

2 February - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord & 24th World Day for Consecrated Life

8 February - St Josephine Bakhita

9 February - St Miguel Febres Cordero

10 February - St Scholastica

11 February - Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes & 28th World Day for the Sick

14 February - Ss Cyril & Methodius, Patrons of Europe

15 February - St Claude de la Colombière

20 February - Ss Jacinta & Francisco Marto

21 February - St Peter Damian

22 February - Chair of St Peter

26 February - Ash Wednesday & the beginning of Lent