Liturgical Year

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The birth of the Messiah
6-7 weeks.
Following Jesus as a disciple
30-34 weeks.
The death and resurrection of Jesus
14 weeks.

The Liturgical Year also contains Holy Days of Obligation; the number varies by rite and region.

Dynamic Seasons

Before the development of the Liturgical Year, there were four times of fasting and prayer (Ember Days) to break the year into four quarters.

Key dates for 2022

  Sundays: C — Gospel of Luke
Weekdays: II (2022 is an "even year")

USCCB calendar for 2022
2 Jan Epiphany
9 Jan Baptism of the Lord
2 Mar Ash Wednesday
17 Apr Easter
26 May Ascension Thursday
5 June Pentecost
19 Jun Corpus Christi
20 Nov Christ the King
27 Nov First Sunday of Advent

Other commemorations

  • National Vocation Awareness Week in January
  • World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
  • World Marriage Day
  • National Marriage Week USA