Archdiocese of Denver Liturgical Calendar & Notes for 2017
Catholics are obliged to attend Holy Mass on the following holy days of obligation in 2017:
- Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Solemnity of the Assumption of the BVM
- Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Solemnity of All Saints
- Friday, December 8, 2017 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
- Monday, December 25, 2017 Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord
Nota Bene for 2017 Liturgical Calendar
- Observance of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is transferred to the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 28, 2017.
- Annual Lenten “The Light is on for You” Confession in all parishes is Thursday March 23, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
LENT AND THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017: Ash Wednesday
***Fasting and Abstinence Regulations***
All Catholics 14 years and older must abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
All Catholics between ages 18 and 59, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Time of The Easter Vigil
“The entire celebration of the Eater Vigil takes place at night. It should not begin before nightfall; it should end before daybreak on Sunday” (Roman Missal). On April 15, 2017 according to United States Naval Observatory Sun and Moon Data, civil twilight ends at 8:06 p.m. (MDT). The Easter Vigil should not begin until 8:15 p.m.
Liturgical Celebrations Proper to the Archdiocese of Denver:
Monday May 15 2017 Saint Isidore the Farmer (Obligatory Memorial)
Wednesday October 4 2017 Saint Francis of Assisi (Feast)
Friday October 27 2017 Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral (Feast)
Monday November 6 2017 Blessed Rupert Mayer, S.J. (Obligatory Memorial)
Monday November 13 2017 Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (Feast)
Tuesday December 12 2017 Our Lady of Guadalupe (Feast)
Saturday December 16 2017 Our Lady of the New Advent (Obligatory Memorial)
Special Commemorations and Days of Prayer Proper to the Archdiocese of Denver:
Sunday January 1 2017 World Justice and Peace
Saturday January 22 2017 Human Rights and Equality
Monday April 3 2017 General Needs of Humankind
Monday May 15 2017 Harvest and Fruits of the Earth
Monday May 29 2017 Appointment, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila (2012)
Tuesday July 18 2017 Installation, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila (2012)
Friday August 4 2017 Priests and Seminarians
Thursday August 10 2017 Deacons and Candidates for the Diaconate
Thursday August 24 2017 Episcopal Ordination, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila (2001)
Fri.-Tues. December 8-12 2017 Days of Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary*
*under the title of the Immaculate Conception, Principal Patroness of the Archdiocese of Denver.