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Important religious dates for 2017

Note: Dates of special significance to the Redemptorists are highlighted in red; dates related to Marian feasts (except the feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help) are highlighted in blue.

Jan. 5: Feast day, St. John Neumann 

Jan. 9: The Baptism of the Lord (transferred)

Jan. 14: Feast day, Blessed Peter Donders

Jan. 15: World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Jan. 18-25: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Jan. 22: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Feb. 2: Candlemas; World Day for Consecrated Life

Feb. 11: Our Lady of Lourdes; World Day of the Sick

March 1: Ash Wednesday

March 15: Feast day, St. Clement Hofbauer

March 20: St. Joseph (transferred)

March 25: The Annunciation

April 9: Passion Sunday

April 13: Holy Thursday

April 14: Good Friday

April 16: Easter

April 23: Divine Mercy Sunday

April 26 (1866): icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help restored to public veneration

May 7: World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 13: Our Lady of Fatima

May 24: Day of Prayer for the Church in China

May 25: The Ascension (transferred to Sunday, May 28, in most U.S. dioceses)

May 28: The Ascension (transferred); World Communications Day

May 31: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

June 4: Pentecost Sunday

June 11: Trinity Sunday

June 18: Corpus Christi (transferred)

June 23: Sacred Heart of Jesus; World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests

June 27: Our Mother of Perpetual Help

June 28: Feast day, Blessed Nicholas Charnetsky and companions, Redemptorist martyrs of Ukraine

June 30: Feast day, Blessed Gennaro Maria Sarnelli

Aug. 1: Feast day, St. Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists

Aug. 15: The Assumption

Aug. 22: The Queenship of Mary

Sept. 8: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sept. 15: Our Lady of Sorrows

Sept. 26: Feast day, Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger

Oct. 5: Feast day, Blessed Francis X. Seelos

Oct. 7: Our Lady of the Rosary

Oct. 16: Feast day, St. Gerard Majella

Oct. 22: World Mission Sunday

Nov. 1: All Saints

Nov. 6: Feast day, Redemptorist martyrs of Cuenca, Spain

Nov. 5-11: National Vocation Awareness Week

Nov. 9 (1732): founding of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists)

Nov. 21: The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Nov. 23: Thanksgiving

Nov. 28: Giving Tuesday


Dec. 3: Advent begins

Dec. 8: Immaculate Conception

Dec. 11 (1866): Pius IX gives the Redemptorists the mandate to “make [Our Mother of Perpetual Help] known throughout the world”

Dec. 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec. 25: Christmas