Liturgical Calendar

The saving work of Christ is celebrated throughout the Church in its general calendar of liturgical days. The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph observes supplementary days as indicated in the Liturgical Calendar (PDF link below).

Liturgical Calendar-Related Guidance

  • Parish Church Titular Solemnities: Masses celebrated in parish churches on their titular day include three scripture readings pertaining to the patron, as well as the Gloria and the Creed. Parishes may transfer the solemnity to a nearby Sunday in Ordinary Time.
  • Parish Church Dedication Anniversaries: Masses celebrated in parish churches on their dedication anniversary are solemnities that include three scripture readings from the Common of the Dedication of a Church, as well as the Gloria and the Creed, with the missal’s presidential prayers for the anniversary of the dedication of a church.

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