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OFFICE FOR THE LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF 

CALENDAR OF CELEBRATIONS
PRESIDED OVER BY THE HOLY FATHER
JOHN PAUL II

2002 

John Paul II


 

  

JANUARY 2002

1 Tuesday
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
XXXV World Day of Peace
Vatican Basilica, at 10.00 a.m.
Mass
...a moment during the liturgy

 

6 Sunday
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
Vatican Basilica, at 9.00 a.m. 
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Episcopal Ordinations 
...a moment during the liturgy

 

13 Sunday
Sunday after the Epiphany of the Lord 
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Sistine Chapel, at 10.00 a.m.
Mass and Baptism of Children
...a moment during the liturgy


21 Monday
Blessing of the Lambs 
Urban VIII Chapel 
Apostolic Building
... a moment during the liturgy


24 Thursday
Assisi, at 11.00 a.m.
World Day of prayer for peace 
...a moment during the liturgy



FEBRUARY 2002

2 Saturday
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord 
6th Day of Consecrated Life
Vatican Basilica, at 5.30 p.m.
Lighting of the candles and procession
Mass with Men and Women Religious
... a moment during the liturgy

 

11 Monday
Memoria della B.V. M. di Lourdes
Vatican Basilica, at 4.30 p.m. 
Mass for the "Opera Roma Pellegrinaggi" and "U.N.I.T.A.L.S.I." 
presided over by Card. Camillo Ruini. 
At the end of the celebration the Holy Father
will greet the sick and will impart the Apostolic Blessing

 

13 Ash Wednesday
Basilica of St. Sabina, at 4.30 p.m.
Mass, Blessing and Imposition of the Ashes
... a moment during the liturgy

  

17 I Sunday of Lent 
Pastoral visit to the Roman Parish of St. Henry, at 9.30 a.m.
Mass

Apostolic Building 
"Redemptoris Mater" Chapel, at 6.00 p.m. 
Beginning of the Spiritual Exercises for the Roman Curia

 

23 Saturday
"Redemptoris Mater" Chapel, at 9.00 a.m. 
Conclusion of the Spiritual Exercises
 

24 II Sunday of Lent
Pastoral visit to the "Cappellania Cattolica Filippina" 
at the Basilica of Saint Pudenziana at the Viminale, at 9.30 a.m.
Mass


26 Tuesday
Apostolic Building, at 11.00 a.m.
Concistory for some Causes of Canonization
... a moment during the liturgy



MARCH 2002

3 III Sunday of Lent
Pastoral visit to the Roman Parish of St. Gelasius I Pope, at 9.30 a.m.
Mass
 

10 IV Sunday of Lent
Pastoral visit to the Roman Parish of St. Hilary of Poitiers, at 9.30 a.m.
Mass
 

17 V Sunday of Lent
Pastoral visit to the Roman Parish of St. Maria Mediatrice, at 9.30 a.m.
Mass
 

24 Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord
XVII World Youth Day
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Blessing of the Palms, Procession
Mass
... a moment during the liturgy

 
 
28 Holy Thursday
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30 a.m.
Chrismal Mass
... a moment during the liturgy

Vatican Basilica, at 5.30 p.m. 
CAPPELLA PAPALE 
Beginning of the Paschal Tridium 
Mass of the Lord's Supper
... a moment during the liturgy

 

29 Holy Friday
Vatican Basilica, at 5.00 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE 
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 
... a moment during the liturgy

Colosseum, at 9.15 p.m. 
Way of the Cross
... a moment during the liturgy

 

30 Holy Saturday
Vatican Basilica, at 8.00 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE 
Easter Vigil: Celebration of Holy Mass 
... a moment during the liturgy

 

31 Easter Sunday
St. Peter's Square, at 10.30 a.m.
Mass of the Day 
"Urbi et Orbi" Message and Blessing
... a moment during the liturgy

 
 


APRIL 2002

14 III Sunday of Easter
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE 
Beatification of the Servants of God: 
- Gaetano Errico 
- Lodovico Pavoni 
- Luigi Variara 
- María del Tránsito de Iesús Sagramentado 
- Artemide Zatti 
- María Romero Meneses
... a moment during the liturgy

 

21 IV Sunday of Easter
Vatican Basilica, at 9.00 a.m.
Priestly ordinations of the Deacons of the Rome Diocese
... a moment during the liturgy

 
 

MAY 2002

5 V Sunday of Easter                       
Pastoral Visit to the Diocese of Ischia
... a moment during the liturgy

19 Pentecost Sunday
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Canonization of Blesseds:
- Alonso de Orozco
- Ignazio da Santhià
- Umile da Bisignano
- Paulina do Coração Agonizante de Jesus
- Benedetta Cambiagio Frassinello
... a moment during the liturgy
 

22 Wednesday - 26 Sunday 
Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

Apostolic Visit to Azerbaijan and Bulgaria 
... a moment during the liturgy
 

30 Thursday 
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
Basilica of St. John Lateran, at 7.00 p.m.
Mass and Solemn Procession to the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Eucharistic Benediction
... a moment during the liturgy

 
 

JUNE 2002

16 XI Sunday “per annum”                      
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Canonization
of Blessed Pio da Pietrelcina
... a moment during the liturgy
 

29 Saturday
Solemnity of St Peter and Paul, Apostles
St. Peter's Square, at 6.00 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass and the imposition of the Palliums
... a moment during the liturgy

 

JULY 2002 

23 Tuesday - 2 Friday (August)  
XVII World Youth Day
Apostolic Journey to Toronto, Guatemala City and Mexico City 

 

AUGUST 2002

15 Thursday 
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Castel Gandolfo, Apostolic Palace, at 8.00 a.m.
Mass
 

16 Friday - 19 Monday  
Apostolic Journey to Poland
... a moment during the liturgy
 

 

SEPTEMBER 2002

11 Wednesday
Vatican Basilica, Altare della Confessione, at 5.30 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass of
Christian Burial for Cardinal Lucas Moreira Neves, O.P.
... a moment during the liturgy
 

20 Friday
Vatican Basilica, Altare della Confessione, at 5.30 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass of
Christian Burial for Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyên Van Thuân
... a moment during the liturgy
 

28 Saturday, XXVI Sunday "per annum"
Vatican
Basilica, Altare della Cattedra, at 6.00 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass for the souls of the deceased Popes 
Paul VI and John Paul I

 

OCTOBER 2002

4 Friday
Vatican Basilica, at 6.00 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Ecumenical Celebration of Vespers in the 7th
Centenary of the birth of St. Brigida from Sweden

... a moment during the liturgy
 

6  XXVII Sunday "per annum"
Saint Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Canonization of Blessed Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer 

... a moment during the liturgy
 

13 XXVIII Sunday "per annum"
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass on the occasion of the visit of His Beatitude Teoctist,
Patriarch of the Romenian Orthodox Church

... a moment during the liturgy
 

20  XIX Sunday "per annum"
Saint Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Beatification of the Servants of God:
- Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa
- Andrea Giacinto Longhin
- Marcantonio Durando

- Marie de la Passion Hélène Marie de Chappotin de Neuville
- Sr Liduina Meneguzzi

... a moment during the liturgy
 

25 Friday
Vatican Basilica, at 5.30 p.m.
Mass for the inauguration of the academic year 
of the Ecclesiastical Universities

... a moment during the liturgy
 

  

NOVEMBER 2002

1  Friday
Solemnity of All Saints
Vatican Grottos, at 6.00 p.m.
Prayer for the deceased Pontiffs

5  Tuesday
Vatican Basilica, Altare della Confessione, at 11.30 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE

Holy Mass for the souls of deceased Cardinals and Bishops
... a moment during the liturgy
 

 

DECEMBER 2002

1  I Sunday of Advent
Paul VI Hall, at 10.00 a.m.
Mass for the Philippine community of Rome

... a moment during the liturgy
 
 

8 II Sunday of Advent
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary

Piazza di Spagna, at 4.00 p.m.
Homage to the Immaculate
 
Basilica of St. Mary Major, at 4.30 p.m. 
Veneration of the Mother of God "Salus Populi Romani"

... a moment during the liturgy
 
 

10 Tuesday
Vatican Basilica, at 5.30 p.m.
Mass for the Students of the Roman Universities

... a moment during the liturgy
 


15 III
Sunday of Advent
Clementine Hall, at 10.00 a.m.
Mass for the community of the Roman Parish
of St. John Nepomuceno Neumann


24 Tuesday

Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord
Vatican Basilica, at 12.00 p.m.
Midnight Mass

... a moment during the liturgy
 
 

25 Wednesday
Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord
Central Loggia of the Vatican Basilica, at 12.00 a.m.  
"Urbi et Orbi" message and blessing

... a moment during the liturgy
 
 

31 Tuesday
Vatican Basilica, at 6.00 p.m. 
Vespers and "Te Deum" for the end of the year
... a moment during the liturgy
 

  

JANUARY 2003

1  Wednesday
Solemnity of Mary Mother of God
36th World Day for Peace
Vatican Basilica, at 10.00 a.m.
Mass
... a moment during the liturgy
 
 

6 Monday
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
Vatican Basilica, at 9.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Episcopal Ordinations
... a moment during the liturgy
 
 
 
12 Sunday after the Epiphany of the Lord 
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Sistine Chapel, at 10.00 a.m.
Mass and Baptism of Children

 

 

Vatican City, 2 January 2002 

Latest revision: 29 November 2002 

+ Piero Marini 
Titular Bishop of Martirano 
Master of the Liturgical Celebrations 
of the Supreme Pontiff

  

 

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