Recent and Upcoming Celebrations

DateDescendingRecent Celebrations
2024.02.14 – 2024.03.28Lent 2024 For Lent 2024: Through the Desert God Leads us to Freedom
2024.02.11World Day of the Sick 2024 For the 32ⁿᵈ World Day of the Sick (2024)
2024.02.08International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking 2024 For the 10ᵗʰ International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking
2024.02.04International Day of Human Fraternity 2024
2024.02.02World Day for Consecrated Life 2024 Mass on the 28ᵗʰ World Day For Consecrated Life {the}
2024.01.2871ˢᵗ World Leprosy Day
2024.01.21Sunday of the Word of God 2024 Mass on the Sunday of the Word of God Mass on the Sunday of the Word of God
2024.01.18 – 2024.01.25Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2024 Solemnity of the Conversion of Saint Paul - Celebration of Second Vespers Second Vespers for the Solemnity of the Conversion of St. Paul
2024.01.01World Day of Peace 2024 For the celebration of World Day of Peace 2024: Artificial Intelligence and Peace Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
2023.12.25 – 2024.01.01Christmas Octave 2023 Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord Urbi et Orbi Message for Christmas 2023 Vespers and Te Deum in Thanksgiving for the past year Vespers and Te Deum in thanksgiving for the past year Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
2023.11.19World Day of the Poor 2023 World Day of the Poor 2023: “Do not turn your face away from anyone who is poor” Mass for the World Day of the Poor Mass for the World Day of the Poor
2023.10.22World Mission Sunday 2023 For World Day for Missions 2023
2023.10.16World Food Day 2023 For the 43ʳᵈ World Food Day (2023)
2023.10.04 – 2023.10.29First Session of 16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops) On the itinerary for the Synod On the 16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops 16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly - 2023 16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly - 2023 Mass for the Opening of the Synodal Path Mass for the Opening of the Synodal Path To priests on the synodal journey 16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly Ecumenical prayer vigil Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for the 16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Opening of the Works of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Mass with the new Cardinals and the College of Cardinals – Opening of the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Mass with the new Cardinals and the College of Cardinals – Opening of the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops To the people of God First Session of the 16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Conclusion of the 16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Conclusion of the 16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
2023.09.30Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of 21 Cardinals Ordinary Public Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals Ordinary Public Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals Mass with the new Cardinals and the College of Cardinals – Opening of the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Details
2023.09.27World Tourism Day 2023 For World Tourism Day 2023
2023.09.24109ᵗʰ World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2023 For the 109ᵗʰ World Day of Migrants and Refugees (2023)
2023.09.22 – 2023.09.23Apostolic Journey to Marseille Greeting to journalists on the flight to Marseille Marian prayer with the diocesan clergy (Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde) Moment of Reflection with religious leaders near the Memorial dedicated to sailors and migrants lost at sea Apostolic Journey to Marseilles Final Session of the “Rencontres Méditerranéennes” (Palais du Pharo) Press Conference on the return flight to Rome Mass (Vélodrome Stadium, Marseilles)
2023.09.01World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2023 For the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
2023.08.31 – 2023.09.04Apostolic Journey to Mongolia Greeting to journalists on the flight to Ulaanbaatar Apostolic Journey to Mongolia Meeting with the authorities, cvil society and the diplomatic corps (Ikh Mongol Hall, State Palace, Ulaanbaatar) Meeting with Bishops, Priests, Missionaries, Consecrated Persons and Pastoral Workers (Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Ulaanbaatar) Mass (Steppe Arena, Ulaanbaatar)
2023.08.02 – 2023.08.06Apostolic Journey to Portugal Meeting with the authorities, civil society and the Diplomatic Corps (Cultural Centre of Belém, Lisbon) Vespers with bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons, seminarians and pastoral workers (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon) Missal for the Apostolic Journey to Porgual Meeting with university students (Universidade Católica Portugesa) Meeting with young people of Scholas Occurrentes (Scholas Occurentes Headquarters in Cascais) Press conference on the return flight to Rome
2023.08.01 – 2023.08.06World Youth Day 2023 (Lisboa) For the 37ᵗʰ World Youth Day (2022, 2023) To young people preparing for World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 To young people for the upcoming World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon Missal for the Apostolic Journey to Porgual Welcome ceremony (Parque Eduardo VII) Meeting with representatives of some aid and charity centres (Centro Paroquial de Serafina, Lisbon) Stations of the cross with young people (Parque Eduardo VII) Recitation of the Holy Rosary with Sick Young People at the Chapel of Apparitions of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima Vigil with young people (Parque Tejo, Lisbon) Meeting with volunteers of World Youth Day (Passeio marítimo, Algés) Press conference on the return flight to Rome Mass for World Youth Day (Parque Tejo, Lisbon)
2023.07.23World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2023 For the 3ʳᵈ World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, 2023: “His mercy is from age to age” Indulgences conceded for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly Mass on the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly Mass on the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
2023.07.09Sea Sunday 2023
2023.05.24Day of Prayer for the Church in China 2023
2023.05.21World Communications Day 2023 For the 57ᵗʰ World Communications Day (2023): Speaking with the heart: “The truth in love”
2023.04.30World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2023 For the 60ᵗʰ World Day for Vocations (2023)
2023.04.28 – 2023.04.30Apostolic Journey to Hungary Meeting with the authorities, civil society and the diplomatic corps (former Carmelite Monastery, Budapest) Meeting with bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons, seminarians and pastoral workers (St. Stephen’s Co-Cathedral) Apostolic Journey to Hungary Visit to the Children of the Blessed László Batthyány-Strattmann Institute Meeting with poor people and refugees (St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church) Meeting with young people (Papp László Budapest Sportaréna) Meeting with the academic and cultural world (Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics of the Catholic University Péter Pázmány) Press conference (return flight to Rome) Mass (Kossuth Lajos’ Square)
2023.04.06 – 2023.04.09Triduum 2023 Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Prison for Minors Casal del Marmo, Rome) Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Way of the Cross Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter Paschal Vigil Urbi et Orbi Message for Easter Sunday 2023 Easter Sunday
2023.02.22 – 2023.04.06Lent 2023 For Lent 2023: Lenten Penance and the Synodal Journey Mass, Blessing and Imposition of the Ashes Ash Wednesday Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Holy Chrism Mass Holy Chrism Mass
2023.02.11World Day of the Sick 2023 For the 31ˢᵗ World Day of the Sick (2023) To the Delegation of doctors and sick on the occasion of World Day of the Sick
2023.02.08International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking 2023 For the 9ᵗʰ International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking
2023.02.04International Day of Human Fraternity 2023 For the 3ʳᵈ International Day of Human Fraternity and the presentation of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity
2023.02.03 – 2023.02.05Apostolic Journey to South Sudan Apostolic Journey to Congo-Kinshasa and South Sudan Meeting with authorities, civil society and the diplomatic corps (garden, Presidential Palace, Juba) Meeting with bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons and seminarians (Cathedral of Saint Therese, Juba) Meeting with internally displaced persons (Freedom Hall, Juba) Ecumenical prayer (John Garang Mausoleum, Juba) Press conference (return flight to Rome) Mass (John Garang Mausoleum, Juba)
2023.02.02World Day for Consecrated Life 2023
2023.01.31 – 2023.02.03Apostolic Journey to Congo-Kinshasa Greeting to journalists (flight to Kinshasa) Meeting with authorities, civil society and the Diplomatic Corps (garden of Palais de la Nation, Kinshasa) Apostolic Journey to Congo-Kinshasa and South Sudan Meeting with victims from the Eastern part of the country (Apostolic Nunciature, Kinshasa) Meeting with representatives from some charities (Apostolic Nunciature, Kinshasa) Mass (Ndolo Airport, Kinshasa) Meeting with young people and catechists (Martyrs’ Stadium, Kinshasa) Prayer meeting with priests, deacons, consecrated persons and seminarians (Cathedral Notre Dame du Congo, Kinshasa) Meeting with bishops (CENCO, Kinshasa)
2023.01.2970ᵗʰ World Leprosy Day
2023.01.22Sunday of the Word of God 2023 Mass on the Sunday of the Word of God Mass on the Sunday of the Word of God
2023.01.18 – 2023.01.25Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2023 Second Vespers for the Solemnity of the Conversion of St. Paul Second Vespers for the Solemnity of the Conversion of St. Paul
2023.01.01World Day of Peace 2023 For the celebration of World Day of Peace 2023: No one can be saved alone. Combatting Covid-19 together, embarking together on paths of peace Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
2022.12.31 – 2023.01.05Death and Funeral of Pope Benedict XVI Funeral Mass of Pope Benedict XVI
2022.12.25 – 2023.01.01Christmas Octave 2022 Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord Urbi et Orbi Message for Christmas 2022 Vespers and Te Deum in thanksgiving for the past year Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
2022.11.20World Youth Day 2022 For the 37ᵗʰ World Youth Day (2022, 2023)
2022.11.19 – 2022.11.20Pastoral Visit to Asti Mass on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Asti Cathedral)
2022.11.13World Day of the Poor 2022 World Day of the Poor 2022: “For your sakes Christ became poor” Mass for the World Day of the Poor Mass for the World Day of the Poor
2022.11.03 – 2022.11.06Apostolic Journey to Bahrain Greeting to journalists (flight to Awali) Meeting with the authorities, civil society and the diplomatic corps (Awali) Closing of the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence (Al-Fida’ Square of Sakhir Royal Palace, Awali) Meeting with the members of the Muslim Council of Elders at the Mosque of Sakhir Royal Palace (Awali) Ecumenical meeting and Prayer for Peace (Our Lady of Arabia Cathedral) Meeting with the youth (Sacred Heart School, Awali) Mass at Bahrain National Stadium (Awali) Prayer meeting and Angelus with Bishops, Priests, Consecrated Persons, Seminarians and Pastoral Workers (Sacred Heart Church in Manama) Press Conference (return flight to Rome)
2022.10.23World Mission Sunday 2022 For World Day for Missions 2022
2022.10.16World Food Day 2022 For the 42ⁿᵈ World Food Day (2022)
2022.09.27World Tourism Day 2022 For World Tourism Day 2022
2022.09.25Pastoral Visit to Matera for the National Eucharistic Congress For the conclusion of the 27ᵗʰ National Eucharistic Congress: Eucharistic Concelebration
2022.09.25108ᵗʰ World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022 For the 108ᵗʰ World Day of Migrants and Refugees (2022)
2022.09.24Visit to Assisi for “Economy of Francesco” For the Economy of Francesco event
2022.09.13 – 2022.09.15Apostolic Journey to Kazakhstan Meeting with the authorities, civil society and the Diplomatic Corps (Nur-Sultan) Opening and Plenary Session of the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions (Nur-Sultan) Mass (Expo grounds, Nur-Sultan) Meeting with bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons, seminarians and pastoral workers (Nur-Sultan) Reading of the Final Declaration and Conclusion of the Congress (Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, Nur-Sultan)
2022.09.08 – 2022.09.103ʳᵈ International Congress on Catechesis To participants in the Third International Congress of Catechesis
2022.09.01World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2022 For the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
2022.08.29 – 2022.08.3013ᵗʰ Extraordinary Consistory
2022.08.28Pastoral Visit to L’Aquila Greeting to the families of the victims, the authorities and citizens present in the Square (L’Aquila) Mass (L’Aquila)
2022.08.27Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of 20 Cardinals Ordinary Public Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals Ordinary Public Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals Details
2022.07.24 – 2022.07.30Apostolic Journey to Canada Greeting to journalists (flight to Canada) Apostolic Journey to Canada Meeting with indigenous peoples: First nations, Métis and Inuit (Maskwacis) Meeting with indigenous peoples and members of the parish (Parish of Sacred Heart, Edmonton) Mass (Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton) Liturgy of the Word (Shrine of Lac St. Anne) Meeting with civil authorities, representatives of indigenous peoples and members of the diplomatic corps (Citadelle de Québec) Mass (National Shrine of Saint Anne de Beaupré) Vespers with bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons, seminarians and pastoral workers (Cathedral of Notre Dame, Québec) Meeting with a delegation of indigenous peoples in Québec (Archbishop’s Residence in Québec) Meeting with young people and elders (primary school square, Iqaluit) Press conference (return flight to Rome)
2022.07.24World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022 For the 2ⁿᵈ World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, 2022: “In old age they will still bear fruit” Indulgences conceded for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
2022.07.10Sea Sunday 2022
2022.06.22 – 2022.06.2610ᵗʰ World Meeting of Families (Rome) For the presentation of the Tenth World Meeting of Families in extraordinary form For the Festival of Families World Meeting of Families World Meeting of Families
2022.05.29World Communications Day 2022 For the 56ᵗʰ World Communications Day (2022): Listening with the ear of the heart
2022.05.24Day of Prayer for the Church in China 2022
2022.05.08World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022 For the 59ᵗʰ World Day for Vocations (2022)
2022.04.14 – 2022.04.17Triduum 2022 On the celebration of Holy Week 2022 Mass of the Lord’s Supper Good Friday Way of the Cross Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter Paschal Vigil Urbi et Orbi Message for Easter Sunday 2022 Easter Sunday
2022.04.02 – 2022.04.03Apostolic Journey to Malta Meeting with the Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps (Grand Master’s Palace, Valletta) Prayer meeting (National Shrine of Ta’ Pinu, Gozo) Missal for the Apostolic Journey to Malta Meeting with migrants (John XXIII Peace Lab Centre for Migrants in Hal Far) Press Conference (return flight to Rome) Mass at Floriana
2022.03.02 – 2022.04.14Lent 2022 For Lent 2022: “Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all” (Gal 6:9-10) Ash Wednesday Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Chrism Mass Chrism Mass
2022.03.02Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in Ukraine
2022.02.11World Day of the Sick 2022 For the 30ᵗʰ World Day of the Sick (2022)
2022.02.08International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking 2022 For the 8ᵗʰ International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking
2022.02.04International Day of Human Fraternity 2022 For the 2ⁿᵈ International Day of Human Fraternity
2022.02.02World Day for Consecrated Life 2022 Mass on the 26ᵗʰ World Day for Consecrated Life
2022.01.3069ᵗʰ World Leprosy Day For the 69ᵗʰ World Leprosy Day (2022)
2022.01.26Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
2022.01.23Sunday of the Word of God 2022 Mass on the Sunday of the Word of God Mass on the Sunday of the Word of God
2022.01.18 – 2022.01.25Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 Second Vespers of the Solemnity of the Conversion of Saint Paul
2022.01.01World Day of Peace 2022 For the celebration of World Day of Peace 2022: Dialogue between generations, education and work: tools for building lasting peace Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
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DateAscendingOngoing and Upcoming Celebrations
2024.02.14 – 2024.03.28Lent 2024 For Lent 2024: Through the Desert God Leads us to Freedom
2024.03.28 – 2024.03.31Triduum 2024
2024.04.21World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2024
2024.04.28Pastoral Visit to Venice
2024.05.12World Communications Day 2024 For the 58ᵗʰ World Communications Day (2024): Artificial Intelligence and the Wisdom of the Heart: Towards a Fully Human Communication
2024.05.18Pastoral Visit to Verona
2024.05.24Day of Prayer for the Church in China 2024
2024.05.25 – 2024.05.26World Day of Children
2024.07.14Sea Sunday 2024
2024.07.28World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2024
2024.09.01World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2024
2024.09.08 – 2024.09.1553ʳᵈ International Eucharistic Congress (Quito, Ecuador)
2024.09.27World Tourism Day 2024
2024.09.29110ᵗʰ World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2024
2024.10.02 – 2024.10.27Second Session of 16ᵗʰ Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
2024.10.16World Food Day 2024
2024.10.20World Mission Sunday 2024 For World Day for Missions 2024
2024.11.17World Day of the Poor 2024
2024.11.24World Youth Day 2024
2024.12.25 – 2025.01.01Christmas Octave 2024
2024.12.25 – 2026.01.06Holy Year of the Jubilee 2025 To the President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization for the Jubilee 2025
2025.01.01World Day of Peace 2025
2025.01.18 – 2025.01.25Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2025
2025.01.26Sunday of the Word of God 2025
2025.01.2672ⁿᵈ World Leprosy Day
2025.02.02World Day for Consecrated Life 2025
2025.02.04International Day of Human Fraternity 2025
2025.02.08International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking 2025
2025.02.11World Day of the Sick 2025
2025.03.05 – 2025.04.17Lent 2025
2025.04.17 – 2025.04.20Triduum 2025
2025.05.11World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2025
2025.05.24Day of Prayer for the Church in China 2025
2025.06.01World Communications Day 2025
2025.07.13Sea Sunday 2025
2025.07.27World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2025
2025.09.01World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2025
2025.09.27World Tourism Day 2025
2025.09.28111ᵗʰ World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2025
2025.10.16World Food Day 2025
2025.10.19World Mission Sunday 2025
2025.11.16World Day of the Poor 2025
2025.11.23World Youth Day 2025
2025.12.25 – 2026.01.01Christmas Octave 2025
2026.01.01World Day of Peace 2026
2026.01.18 – 2026.01.25Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2026
2026.01.2573ʳᵈ World Leprosy Day
2026.01.25Sunday of the Word of God 2026
2026.02.02World Day for Consecrated Life 2026
2026.02.04International Day of Human Fraternity 2026
2026.02.08International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking 2026
2026.02.11World Day of the Sick 2026
2026.02.18 – 2026.04.02Lent 2026
2026.04.02 – 2026.04.05Triduum 2026
2026.04.26World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2026
2026.05.17World Communications Day 2026
2026.05.24Day of Prayer for the Church in China 2026
2026.07.12Sea Sunday 2026
2026.07.26World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2026
2026.09.01World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2026
2026.09.27World Tourism Day 2026
2026.09.27112ᵗʰ World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2026
2026.10.16World Food Day 2026
2026.10.18World Mission Sunday 2026
2026.11.15World Day of the Poor 2026
2026.11.22World Youth Day 2026
2026.12.25 – 2027.01.01Christmas Octave 2026
2026.12.31 – 2027.12.31Jubilee Year of Compostela 2027 Details

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