Feast Day Plans and Celebrations

by | Oct 14, 2009 | Feast Day Plans | 19 comments

*Or should I say, “Organizing my Archives, so that I can find certain posts a little bit easier for planning purposes!” (After 2+ years of blogging, and over 1000 posts, there is just too much to sift through!) I’ll be linking this post in the top navigation bar, under Feast Day Plans, and continue updating it as I time goes on… After looking through all these old posts, no wonder I am tired! 😉 It has been a busy couple of years!

1/14/2011 Update:   I’ve started adding a few of the links from 2010, but it may take a little while to find the time to update this post once again… 


January 1st ~ Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

January 2nd ~ Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

January 6th ~ Feast of the Epiphany

The Sunday following the Feast of the Epiphany

January 15th ~ Feast of St. Anthony the Abbot

January 21st ~ Feast of Our Lady of Altagracia

January 28th ~ Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

January 31st ~ Feast of St. John Bosco


February 1st ~ Feast of St. Brigid of Ireland

February 2nd ~ Feast of Candlemas

February 11th ~ Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

February 12th ~ Lincoln’s Birthday

February 14th ~ Feast of St. Valentine


March 5th ~ Feast of St. Ciaran

March 17th ~ Feast of St. Patrick

March 19th ~ Feast of St. Joseph

End of March and the Feast of the Annunciation


April 16th ~ Pope Benedict’s Birthday!

April 23rd ~ Feast of St. George

April 25th ~ Feast of St. Mark

April 29th ~ Feast of St. Catherine of Siena



Lenten Cleaning

The Jesus Tree

Laetare Sunday

Palm Sunday

The Triduum

Divine Mercy Sunday

Easter Season

The Fifty Days of Easter ~ The Garden of the Good Shepherd

Pentecost Sunday

Ascension Thursday

~ MAY ~

May 5th ~ Cinco de Mayo

May 13th ~ Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

~ JUNE ~

Monthly Dedication

June 13th ~ Feast of St. Anthony of Padua

~ JULY ~

July 3rd ~ Feast of St. Thomas

The 4th of July

July 14th ~ Feast of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

July 16th ~ Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

July 25th ~ Feast of St. James

  • I tried! (Celebrating the feast of St. James – 2008)

July 31st ~ Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola



Monthly Dedication ~ The Immaculate Heart of Mary

August 11th (New) and August 12th (Trad) ~ Feast of St. Clare

August 14th ~ Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe

August 15th ~ Feast of the Assumption

August 21st ~ Feast of St. Pius X

August 22nd ~ Feast of the Queenship of Mary



September 5th ~ Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa

September 5th ~ Feast of the Nativity of Mary

September 9th ~ Feast of St. Peter Claver

September 12th ~ Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary

September 14th ~ Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

September 29th ~ Michaelmas

September 30th ~ Feast of St. Jerome


October 1st (New) and 3rd (Trad) ~ Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux
October 4th ~ Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
October 7th ~ Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
October 12th ~ Columbus Day
October 15th ~ Feast of St. Teresa of Avila
October 27th ~ Feast of St. Telka


November 1st ~ All Saints Day

(See Oct 31, All Hallows’ Eve)

November 2nd ~ All Souls Day

November 4th ~ Feast of St. Martin de Porres

November 12th ~ Feast of St. Martin of Tours

November 17th (New) and 19th (Trad) ~ Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary

November 25th ~ Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria




December 3rd ~ Feast of St. Francis Xavier

December 6th ~ Feast of St. Nicholas

December 7th ~ Feast of St. Ambrose

December 12th ~ Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12th ~ Christmas Rose Novena Begins

December 13th ~ Feast of St. Lucy

December 17th to 23rd ~ The O Antiphons

December 24th ~ Christmas Eve


  1. Shelly

    Good Gravy Lady! Where do you have time to do this!!???

    How wonderful you did this though! i know many who will be so pleased!


  2. Lisa Sweet

    This is fantastic! Thank you for organizing these for us (and, of course, yourself!)

    I did notice that you had St. Anthony of Padua on July 13, and I am pretty sure he is celebrated on June 13. Also Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is July 16th not 14th. I am impressed that you only had 2 typos (that I caught, at least!) There is so much information here.

    I love the celebrations and all the other ideas and plans you have. You are so creative. You have inspired me. Thank you for that.

    God bless.

  3. Jessica Gordon

    lol! This post has been a work in progress for A LONG TIME!!! I started it mainly to keep track of posts for myself and decided to organize it a little better to share and just publish it already. =) I am glad that you find it helpful!

    I am sure there are probably MANY typos!! Thanks for pointing them out!

  4. Anonymous

    I'm with Shelly – how long did this take? Great job ~ and thanks!

  5. Robina

    You've been working hard. Organizing it a gratifying feeling though. Good job.

  6. Aimee Landreneau

    THIS is AWESOME! It will sure help me streamline my planning as I welcome a new baby to the fold!

  7. Eileen

    This is really wonderful, Jessica — your ideas are awesome, and while I love picking through your archives just for fun, this organized approach will certainly be more immediately fruitful! 🙂

    I laughed at your "no wonder I'm so tired" quote — I feel the same way when I look at my own archives, and I can't hold a (birthday!!) candle to yours! Especially now — I've been really dropping the blogging ball lately, and not for lack of material. I really don't know how you do it, but I'm awfully glad you do!

    Ever amazed with you,
    Eileen 🙂

  8. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you everyone!! I was hesitant over posting such a super long post, but decided it might help some of you that search my archives just as much as it has been helping me from my drafts folder.

    Paula ~ I really have been working on this a little bit at a time, for a very long time. As I looked up what we did for last year, I would save the links in the draft so I wouldn't have to look them up again. (Especially since I'd been trying to list the most relevant ones in the sidebar lately.) So I guess this post has been in my drafts since Lent?? Approximately. The most frustrating thing was the formating, which I did yesterday… Blogger can be a real stinker sometimes. =)

  9. Pamela

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  10. Mary

    Jessica – Have you considered using your MAC skills and apps to set up your own blog?

    I can't tell you how great it is to basically do ANYTHING you want in formatting, etc.

    But it does take some time. . .

  11. Pamela

    I removed my comment oh boy!! What I said is thank you for all your hard work. This will help us with our family plans this year since we our so new at all of this.

    2 typos thats it you go girl! I think you did a fantastic job.

    I am so glad you do all this it has really been a blessing.

  12. Jodi

    This is great! Thank you, Jessica and God bless you.

  13. Kristyn Hall

    Goodness me, Jessica!

    It's wonderful.

    🙂 Kristyn

  14. P.Jay

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  15. Shirley

    Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful plans! You have no idea what a blessing it is to have so many AWESOME ideas all in one spot! Thanks again!

  16. Collette

    Hi, Jessica – I'm pretty new to blogging but I've been reading your blog for a few months now…I just want to say thank you for sharing the workings of your home and your family. You have been such an encouragement to me as a mom and a homeschooler! And especially for all of your work and examples with the liturgical celebrations – this is something I've wanted to do for my family for a long time, but it is all very new to me; your blog has been so helpful! You have really blessed me & my family – may God continue to bless you in all of your efforts!

    P.S. one question – seriously! – how DO you manage to do all of this? I know how much time homeschooling alone takes! Are you still a Pampered Chef consultant? I'd be interested to read any tips you have on time management 🙂

  17. Lenetta

    WHAT! A! TREASURE! :>) I linked to this on my weekly roundup, post is here. Thanks so much!!

  18. Anonymous

    Where is the "Jesse Tea" information? It looks like it got lost among the O Antiphons stuff, but I know I saw it a couple months ago and wanted to try the idea with my kids. Now I can't find it! Can you repost it?


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