Ideas, Inspiration, and Lesson Plans by Date or Season

Find resources, articles, social media images, videos, and more for specific feast days and seasons. Just find the day in the list below and click on the link for a list of suggestions related to that holy day or season.

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Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Catholics attending mass on this day have their foreheads marked with ashes as a sign of repentance.
Lent
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 to Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Lent is a time to answer the call to conversion. Catholics practice self discipline by abstaining from meat on Fridays and making other small sacrifices. 
Annunciation
Sunday, March 25th
The Feast of the Annunciation is celebrated on March 25. This feast day commemorates the announcement of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.
Holy Thursday
Thursday, March 29th, 2018
On Holy Thursday, Catholics remember the last supper of Jesus Christ with his apostles. This marks the establishment of the sacrament of the Eucharist and the priesthood.
Good Friday
Friday, March 30th, 2018
On Good Friday, Catholics remember the death by crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This is a solemn day of fast and abstinence. 
Holy Saturday
Saturday, March 31st, 2018
Holy Saturday is the day between Good Friday and Easter. It is a mix of both sorrow for the suffering of Jesus Christ and expectation of his rising.
Easter
Sunday, April 1st, 2018
Easter is the most significant celebration in the church year. Catholic celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Easter is actually an octave, lasting eight days.
St. Isidore of Seville
Wednesday, April 4th
April 4 is the feast day of St. Isidore of Seville: a bishop and a scholar who wrote a huge encyclopedia. He is the patron saint of the internet, computer users,  programmers, and students.
St. Anselm of Canterbury
Saturday, April 21st
April 21 is the feast day of St. Anselm of Canterbury: philosopher, theologian, and Doctor of the Church.
St. Irenaeus
Thursday, June 28th
June 28 is the feast day of St. Irenaeus. He was an early Christian theologian who argued against the gnostics in his extensive writings. 
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, August 15th
August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  This holy day celebrates Mary's passing and being assumed into heaven. 
St. Peter Claver
Sunday, September 9th
St. Peter Claver was a Jesuit priest who ministered to slaves arriving in the Caribbean port city of Cartagena. He fed them and treated their diseases and wounds. His feast day is September 9.
Our Lady Untier of Knots
Friday, September 28th
Our Blessed Mother is portrayed untying a complex knot. In this devotion, Catholics ask Mary to assist us in untying the knots in our lives through her intersession to our Lord Jesus.
Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels
Saturday, September 29th
The archangels are leaders of angels in the army of God. These three archangels are mentioned in scripture. Their feast day is on September 29.
Guardian Angels
Tuesday, October 2nd
Each of us has a guardian angel who watches over us.  October 2 is the Memorial of the Guardian Angels.
St. Francis of Assisi
Thursday, October 4th
St. Francis of Assisi was a 13th century Italian. He was the son of a wealthy merchant, but he gave away his possessions and started a religious order.   October 4 is his feast day.
St. Teresa of Avila
Monday, October 15th
October 15 is the feast day of St. Teresa of Avila, a Carmelite mystic, and doctor of the Church. Along with St. John of the Cross she worked to reform the Carmelite order which she felt was too lax.
North American Martyrs
Friday, October 19th
The North American Martyrs were a group of eight Jesuits who served as missionaries to the Hurons in Canada. Their feast day is October 19. 
All Saints Day
Thursday, November 1st
November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints. On this day we remember all who were servants of the Lord while here on earth. We ask that they pray for us so that one day we might join them in heaven.
All Souls Day
Friday, November 2nd
November 2 is the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day). On this day we pray for loved ones who have departed this earth. 
Advent
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 to Monday, December 24th, 2018
St. Nicholas
Thursday, December 6th
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Wednesday, December 12th
St. Lucy (or St. Lucia)
Thursday, December 13th
St. John of the Cross
Saturday, December 15th
Christmas Day and the Christmas Season
Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 to Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
St .Stephen Protomartyr
Wednesday, December 26th
St. John the Evangelist
Thursday, December 27th
Holy Innocents
Friday, December 28th
St. Thomas Becket
Saturday, December 29th
St. Basil the Great
Wednesday, January 2nd