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The Calendar for 2023 Annual Events in the Life of the Guild

The Guild Calendar provides a list of the liturgical, devotional, and secular activities conducted in our Missions and Priories supplemental to the regular daily schedule.  These activities are meant to assist our clergy in the extension of their apostolate and to provide opportunities to arrange the life of the community around the Church's liturgical cycle and ancient customs.

For the Guild's liturgical wall calendar, containing all the Catholic feast days and commemorations, civil holidays, and much other liturgical information, refer to our traditional Catholic bookstore, Confraternity Books.

Seasonal Events

Advent Sunday

Blessing of the Advent Wreath

December 6: St. Nicholas (or 2nd Sunday in Advent)

Blessing and Distribution of Candy for the children

December 8: Immaculate Conception

Holyday of Obligation

4th Sunday in Advent:

Ceremony of Lessons and Carols

December 24: Christmas Eve

Solemn Reading of the Christmas Martyrology

December 25: Christmas

Holyday of Obligation
Solemn Reading of the Christmas Martyrology, Procession to the Manger
Midnight Mass (Missa pro Populo)

December 26: St. Stephen

Enrollment for the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen

December 27: St. John the Divine

Blessing of wine

December 28: Holy Innocents

Children's Mass and Christmas Party

December 31: New Year's Eve and Feast of St. Sylvester

Holy Hour and Te Deum

January 1: Circumcision of Our Lord

Holyday of Obligation

January 6: Epiphany

Reading of the Movable Feasts
Blessing of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
Special Epiphany Cake of the Three Kings for the children

January 18: Chair of St. Peter in Rome

Missa pro Populo
Opening of Chair of Unity Octave
Medal Day

Thursday after Feast of St. Peter's Chair at Rome

Board of Directors Chair of Unity Meeting

Beginning of Term of Office for Dean of Chapter, Members and Officers of the Board

January 25: Conversion of St. Paul

Closing of Chair of Unity Octave

February 2: Candlemas

Evening candlelight Mass and soup dinner
Beginning of Term of Office for members of the Guild Chapter
Medal Day

February 3: St. Blaise

Blessing of throats

Sunday after Feast of St. Blaise

Blessing of throats

Shrove Tuesday

Holy Hour of Reparation, Confessions

Ash Wednesday

Distribution of Ashes

Fridays in Lent

Stations of the Cross

Quadragesima Sunday

Distribution of Ashes

February 22: St. Peter's Chair at Antioch

Missa pro Populo
Medal Day

Laetare Sunday

Blessing of flowers for Mothering Sunday

March 12: St. Gregory the Great

Missa pro Populo

March 20: Transferred feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Litany and Prayer of St. Joseph.
Medal Day

Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Stations of the Seven Sorrows

March 25: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Singing of the Angelus

Palm Sunday

Blessing & Distribution of Palms

Maundy Thursday

Mass and Procession to Altar of Repose, Dereliction of Altar, Vespers, All-Night Adoration

Good Friday

Mass of the Presanctified, Tre Ore

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

Procession and Singing of Regina Caeli

April 21: St. Anselm

Missa pro Populo

April 23: St. George

Prayers for the Conversion of England

April 25: Greater Litanies

Greater Litanies and Procession

April 26: Solemnity of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church

Litany and Prayer of St. Joseph
Medal Day

May 3: Invention of Holy Cross

Veneration of the Cross

May 5: St. Pius V

Missa pro Populo

Rogation Sunday

Blessing of Crops

Rogation Days

Procession and Lesser Litanies

Ascension Day

Holyday of Obligation

Friday in the Octave of Ascension

Opening of Pentecost Novena with singing of Veni Creator Spiritus


Recitation of Terce before Mass

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Service with singing of Libera Me

Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi

First Holy Communions

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Benediction and Singing of Litany of Sacred Heart

June 23: Eve of St. John Baptist

Blessing of Bonfire and Fireworks

June 29: Ss. Peter & Paul

Missa pro Populo
Medal Day

Thursday within Octave of Ss. Peter & Paul

Board of Directors Peter & Paul Meeting

July 4: Fourth of July

Patriotic Service

July 6: Octave Day of Ss. Peter & Paul

Missa pro Populo
Medal Day

July 25: St Christopher

Blessing of Automobiles and other Vehicles

August 1: St. Peter in Chains

Patronal Feast
Missa pro Populo
Medal Day

Sunday after Feast of St. Peter in Chains

Parish Picnic

August 10: St. Lawrence

Altar Boy Barbecue

August 15: Assumption

Holyday of Obligation
Blessing of Herbs before Mass

September 3: St. Pius X

Missa pro Populo
Medal Day

September 14: Exaltation of Holy Cross

Veneration of the Cross

September 15: Seven Sorrows of BVM

Stations of the Seven Sorrows

September 29: Michaelmas

Medal Day

October 4: St. Francis of Assisi

Blessing of Animals

October 12: Motherhood of BVM

Missa pro Populo

October 25: Christ the King

Benediction, Consecration of the Human Race, Procession

November 1: All Saints

Holyday of Obligation
Children's Costume Party
Annual Dinner of the Guild of All Souls

November 2: All Souls

Triple Requiem and Toties Quoties Indulgences

Sunday after All Souls

Rosary Procession through the Cemetery

November 9: Dedication of Archbasilica of Most Holy Saviour

Nomination Committee meeting

Thursday before Dedication of Basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul

Dedication Meeting of the Board of Directors

November 18: Dedication of Basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul

Missa pro Populo
Medal Day

November 21: Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary

Renewal of Oblations
Medal Day

November 22: St. Cecilia

Annual Dinner of the Schola Cantorum


Thanksgiving Day Service

November 30: St. Andrew

Prayers for the Conversion of Scotland
Opening of the St. Andrews Christmas Novena

Monthly Guild Masses 2023

Missa pro Populo

Date Feastday
January 18St. Peter's Chair at Rome
February 22St. Peter's Chair at Antioch
March 12St. Gregory the Great, PCD
April 21St. Anselm, BCD
May 5St. Pius V, PC
June 29Ss. Peter & Paul, App
July 6Octave Day of Ss. Peter & Paul
August 1St. Peter in Chains
September 3St. Pius X, PC
October 7Most Holy Rosary
November 18Dedication of Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul
December 25Christmas Day

Guild of All Souls

Date Feastday
January 19St. Marius & Companions, Mm
February 13First Ferial Day of February
March 13First permissible Ferial Day of March
April 18First Ferial Day of April
May 11First Ferial Day of May
June 27Within the Octave of St. John Baptist
July 3St. Leo II, PC
August 26St. Mary on the Sabbath
September 4First Ferial Day of September
October 12First Ferial Day of October
November 27First Ferial Day of November
December 1First Ferial Day of December

2023 Liturgical calendar

Featuring the Churches of Eastern Europe

To purchase copies of our traditional liturgical wall calendar for 2023, visit our online bookstore today!