The Diocese of Des Moines

notes on the liturigical calendar


The Year of Grace 2017
Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines


Lectionary: Sunday Year A (Matthew) / Weekday Year I

An asterisk (*) denotes a weekday holy day of obligation



Ordinary Time

June11: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Sunday

June 18: Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Sunday

June23: Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, (Friday)

June 23: World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests

June 23: Priesthood Ordination, 7 pm, Cathedral of St. Ambrose (Friday)

June 24: Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist (Saturday)

June 25: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 29: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles (Thursday)

August 6: Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Sunday)

*August 14-15: Solemnity of the Assumption BVM Vigil/Day (Mon.-Tues.)

August 22: Queenship of Mary, Principal Patroness of the Diocese of Des Moines, Feast (Tuesday)

September 8: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Friday)

September 14: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Thursday)

October 11: Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral, Feast in Diocesan Churches; Solemnity in Cathedral

*November 1: Solemnity of All Saints (Wednesday)

November 2: The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (Thursday)

November 9: Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (Thursday)

November 26: Solemnity of Christ the King (Sunday)


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