Liturgical Calendar:

For an overview of the liturgical year of the church as well as an explanation of liturgical colors.  There are also activities for children ages K - 8 please follow this link.

Have you ever wondered if certain Mass celebrations were permissible during certain times of the church year. Please refer to the table below.  For a printable version of the table follow this link.

 

Type of Calendar Day

 

Ritual Mass Allowed?

(e.g. Nuptial Mass, etc)

 

Masses for the Dead or Funeral Mass Allowed?

 

Masses for Various Needs Allowed ?

 

Votive Masses  Allowed

1. Holy Day of Obligation (a.k.a. Solemnity of Precept)

 

NO

 

NO

 

NO

 

NO

2. Sunday of Advent, Lent, & Easter Seasons

 

NO

 

NO

 

NO

 

NO

3. Easter Triduum (Triduum begins with Mass of Lord’s Supper and ends after Easter Vigil)

 

NO

 

NO

 

NO

 

NO

4. Solemnities of the Lord, Our Lady, or the Saints & All Souls’ day (a.k.a. Solemnities not of precept)

NO


YES


NO


NO

5. Ash Wednesday & Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thurs. of Holy Week

NO

YES


NO


NO

6. Weekdays (Monday-Saturday) in Easter Octave

NO

YES


NO


NO

7. Sundays of Christmas Season & Sundays of the Year (a.k.a. Sundays in Ordinary Time)

YES

YES

 

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage & PERMISSION OF ORDINARY

 

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage & PERMISSION OF ORDINARY

8. Feasts of the Lord, Our Lady & the Saints

YES

YES

 

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage & PERMISSION OF ORDINARY

 

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage & PERMISSION OF ORDINARY

9. December 17-24

YES

YES

 

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage & PERMISSION OF ORDINARY

 

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage & PERMISSION OF ORDINARY

10. Weekdays(Monday-Saturday) in Christmas Octave

YES

YES

 

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage & PERMISSION OF ORDINARY

 

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage & PERMISSION OF ORDINARY

11. Weekdays of Lent (a.k.a. Ferial days of Lent)

YES

YES

 

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage & PERMISSION OF ORDINARY

 

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage & PERMISSION OF ORDINARY

12. Obligatory memorials of the Saints

YES

YES

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage at discretion of priest

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage at discretion of priest

13. Weekdays of Advent (a.k.a. Ferial days of Advent) Through December 16

YES

YES

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage at discretion of priest

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage at discretion of priest

14. Weekdays of Christmas season after January 2

YES

YES

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage at discretion of priest

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage at discretion of priest

15. Weekdays of the Easter Season

YES

YES

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage at discretion of priest

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage at discretion of priest

16. Weekdays of the Year (Ordinary Time)

YES

YES

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage at discretion of priest

In case of serious need/pastoral advantage at discretion of priest