RE Resources - Sunday Liturgy

Year B

Year B is the Year of Mark. The Gospel of St Mark that we mainly read during this year helps us to understand Jesus more as the Son of God.

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Sunday

Date / Notes

THE ADVENT SEASON

Advent is the first season in the Church's Year. It starts four Sundays before Christmas and is a preparation for this special feasts while we are reminded about the second coming of Jesus.

1st Sunday of Advent

1st Sunday of the Liturgical Year

2nd Sunday of Advent
3rd Sunday of Advent
4th Sunday of Advent

CHRISTMAS TIDE

The Christmas Season (or Christmas Tide) starts with the Vigil Mass on 24 December and lasts till the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord which is the first Sunday in Ordinary Time (see section of Ordinary Time). It includes special feasts like that of the Holy Family and the Epiphany.

The Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ

25 December
Christmas Day

The Holy Family

Sunday between Christmas and New Year's day
If there is no Sunday: 30 December

Mary, Mother of God

1 January

The Epiphany of Our Lord

For countries where the Epiphany is celebrated on the first Sunday after 1 January: between 2 January and 8 January.

2nd Sunday after Christmas

For countries where the Epiphany is celebrated on 6 January.

The Epiphany of Our Lord

6 January

THE LENT SEASON

Lent is 40 days long. It starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Saturday. There are 6 Sundays in Lent, the last one being that of Passion (or Palm) Sunday - the Sunday before Easter.

1st Sunday of Lent
2nd Sunday of Lent
3rd Sunday of Lent
4th Sunday of Lent
5th Sunday of Lent
Passion Sunday

Also called Palm Sunday

EASTER TIDE

The Easter Season (or Easter Tide) runs from Easter Sunday to Pentecost. Easter is the most important feast in the Church's Year and all the other feasts points towards it.

The Resurrection of Our Lord

Easter Sunday

2nd Sunday of Easter
3rd Sunday of Easter
4th Sunday of Easter
5th Sunday of Easter
6th Sunday of Easter
The Ascension of Our Lord

Either Thursday after the 6th Sunday of Easter or the Sunday after.

7th Sunday of Easter

For countries where the Ascension is celebrated on a Thursday.

Pentecost

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

FEASTS OF OUR LORD IN ORDINARY TIME

These feasts are part of the Ordinary Time. They take place in the two Sundays following Pentecost. The Sundays of Ordinary Time that they replace are omitted.

The Holy Trinity

Sunday after Pentecost

The Body and Blood of Our Lord

Also known as Corpus Christi
Sunday after the Holy Trinity

ORDINARY TIME

This is the time when there is no special feasts although every Sunday is special in the Church's Year as we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord. The Ordinary Time starts with the feast of the Baptism of Our Lord (the end of the Christmas Tide). It continues to run till Lent (about 6-9 Sundays) and then starts again after Pentecost. The two feasts of the Holy Trinity and Corpus Christi occupy two Sundays in Ordinary Time exactly after Pentecost. On the last Sunday of Ordinary Time we celebrate the feast of Christ the King.

The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ
1st Sunday in Ordinary Time

If the Epiphany falls on 8 January, then, the Baptism of Our Lord is celebrated on Monday 9 January.

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9th Sunday in Ordinary Time
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Christ the King

Last Sunday in Ordinary Time

OTHER FEASTS

The Presentation of Our Lord

2 February

St Peter and St Paul

29 June

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

6 August

The Assumption of Mary

15 August
Mary taken into heaven

The Exultation of the Cross

14 September

Martyrs of England and Wales

25 October

All Saints

1 November

All Souls

2 November

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

9 November

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