Index to Daily Thoughts by Solemnities, Feast Days, and Special Occasions

Click on a link ()to be taken to the relevant Thought for the Day.

 

Date Observed

Solemnity or Feast

Links

 1st January  Mary, Mother of God

 Sunday 2nd-8th Jan  The Epiphany of The Lord

 First Sun after 6th Jan

 Baptism of The Lord

 25th January

 Conversion of Paul, Apostle

 26th January  Day of The Nation (e.g. Australia Day)

 2nd February

 Presentation of the Lord

 

 22nd February

 Chair of St Peter, Apostle

 17th March

 St Patrick, Bishop

 19th March

 St Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

 25th March

 Annunciation of the Lord

 

 25th April

 St Mark, Evangelist

 

 25th April  Day of the Fallen (e.g. ANZAC Day)

 3rd May

 Sts Philip and James, Apostles

 

 14th May

 St Matthias, Apostle

 

Fourth Sunday in Eastertide World Day of Prayer For Vocations
 24th May (in Australia)

 Our Lady, Help of Christians

 31st May

 Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 11th June   Memorial of St Barnabas 
22nd June  Memorial of St John Fisher and St Thomas More 
 23rd June  Vigil of the Birth of St John the Baptist

 24th June

 Birth of St John the Baptist

 28th June  Vigil of Sts Peter and Paul, Apostles

 29th June

 Sts Peter and Paul, Apostles

 

 First Sunday in July  Sunday for Indigenous Peoples

 3rd July

 St Thomas, Apostle

 

 22 July  St. Mary Magdalene

 25th July

 St James The Greater, Apostle

 26th July  Feast of St. Joachim and St. Ann.
 29th July

 St Martha (Memorial)

 6th August

 The Transfiguration of the Lord

 

 8th August (in Australia)

 St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

 10th August

 St Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

 14th August  Vigil of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 15th August

 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

 22nd August   The Queenship of The Blessed Virgin Mary 
 24th August

 St Bartholomew, Apostle

 

 29th August  The Martyrdom of St John The Baptist
 A Sunday in August   Refugee-Migrant Sunday

 8th September

 Birth of The Blessed Virgin Mary

 

 14th September

 The Triumph / Exaltation of the Holy Cross

 

 15th September  Our Lady of Sorrows

 

 21st September

 St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

 29th September

 Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

 2nd October

 Guardian Angels (Memorial)

 18th October

 St Luke, Evangelist

 28th October

 Sts Simon and Jude, Apostles

 1st November

 All Saints

 

 2nd November

 The Commem. of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

 

 9th Nov

 Dedication of St John Lateran Basilica in Rome

 

 30th November

 St Andrew, Apostle

 8th December

 Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary

 12th December

 Our Lady of Guadalupe

 25th December

 Nativity of the Lord (Vigil Mass)

 25th December

 Nativity of the Lord  (Mass During the Night)

 25th December

 Nativity of the Lord  (Dawn Mass)

 25th December  Nativity of the Lord  (Mass During the Day)
 26th December

 St Stephen, First Martyr

 27th December

 St John, Apostle and Evangelist

 28th December

 Holy Innocents, Martyrs

Thurs after 6th Sun in Easter or 7th Sun Easter

 Ascension of The Lord

 Sunday Before Pentecost  World Communications Day 
Fifty days after Easter Sunday  Pentecost (Vigil Mass)
Fifty days after Easter Sunday  Pentecost (Mass during the Day)
First Sunday after Pentecost

 The Solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity

Second Sunday after Pentecost

 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The Friday after the Second Sunday after Pentecost

 The Solemnity of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

The Saturday after the Second Sunday after Pentecost  The Immaculate Heart of Mary

Second-last Sunday in October   World Mission Sunday

Last Sunday in Ordinary Time  Christ the King

 

Sunday within the
Octave of Christmas
 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph