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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

2004 

John Paul II


 


 

  

   

JANUARY 2004

1 Thursday
Solemnity of Mary Mother of God
37th World Day for Peace

Vatican Basilica, at 10.00 a.m. 
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass  
... a moment during the liturgy
 

 

21 Wednesday
Memory of St. Agnes
Paul VI Hall, at 11.15 a.m.
Blessing of the lambs whose wool will be used
to make the palliums given every year
to new Metropolitan Archbishops
... a moment during the liturgy
 

25 Sunday III "per annum"
Feast of the Conversion of St Paul Apostle
Basilica of St Paul-Outside-the-Walls, at 6.00 p.m.
Celebration of Vespers at the conclusion
of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
presided over by
Card. Walter Kasper    

  

   

FEBRUARY 2004

2 Monday
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord 
Day of Consecrated Life
Vatican Basilica, at 5.30 p.m.
Lighting of the candles and procession
Mass with the members of the Institutes
of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
... a moment during the liturgy 
 

11 Wednesday
Memory of the B.V.M. of 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
 
 

19 Thursday
Apostolic Building, at 11.00 a.m.
Consistory for several Cases of Canonization
... a moment during the liturgy
 
 

25 Ash Wednesday
Vatican Basilica, at 10.30 a.m.
Celebration of the Word, Blessing and Imposition of the Ashes
... a moment during the liturgy


28 Saturday

Paul VI Hall, at 6.00 p.m.
Mass for the communities of the Roman Parishes of: 
- St Anselm
- St Mary, Star of Evangelization
- St Charles Borromeo
- St John Baptist de la Salle
... a moment during the liturgy

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

   

  

MARCH 2004

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

Paul VI Hall, at 6.00 p.m.
Mass for the communities of the Roman Parishes of: 
- St Bridget
- St Hilary
- St Maxim
... a moment during the liturgy

 

20 Saturday
Paul VI Hall, at 6.00 p.m.
Mass for the communities of the Roman Parishes of: 
- St Maximilian Kolbe 
- St Patrick
- St Mary Mediatrix
- St Margaret Mary Alacoque
... a moment during the liturgy

 

21 IV Sunday of Lent
St. Peter's Square, at 9.30 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Beatification of the Servants of God: 
- Luigi Talamoni
[
English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
- Matilde del Sagrado Corazón Téllez Robles
[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Piedad de la Cruz Ortiz Real
[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
-
Maria Candida of the Eucharist
[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
... a moment during the liturgy  

 

27 Saturday
Paul VI Hall, at 6.00 p.m.
Mass for the communities of the Roman Parishes of: 
- St John of the Cross 
- St Felicitas
- Sts Chrysanthus and Daria
... a moment during the liturgy  

    

APRIL 2004

4 Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord
19th World Youth Day  
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Blessing of the Palms, Procession
Mass
... a moment during the liturgy
  

8 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

  

9 Good 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. 
"Via Crucis"
... a moment during the liturgy
  

10 Holy Saturday
Vatican Basilica, at 7.00 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE 
Easter Vigil: Celebration of Holy Mass
... a moment during the liturgy

  

11 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

  

25 III Sunday of Easter
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE 
Beatification of the Servants of God: 
- Augusto Czartoryski 
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Laura Montoya 
[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- María Guadalupe García Zavala 
[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Giulia Nemesia Valle 
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Eusebia Palomino Yenes 
[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Alexandrina Maria da Costa
[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
... a moment during the liturgy

   

MAY 2004

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

16 - VI Sunday of Easter
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m. 
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Canonization of the Blesseds: 
- Luigi Orione
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Hannibal Mary Di Francia
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish] 
- Josep Manyanet y Vives
[Catalan, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish] 
- Nimatullah Kassab Al Hardini
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish] 
- Paola Elisabetta Cerioli
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish] 
- Gianna Beretta Molla
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
... a moment during the liturgy


29 Saturday

Vigil of Pentecost

CAPPELLA PAPALE
Vatican Basilica, at 6.00 p.m.
First Vespers of Pentecost Sunday
... a moment during the liturgy
  

 

JUNE 2004

5 Saturday - 6 Sunday
Apostolic Journey to Bern
... a moment during the liturgy


10 Thursday

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
Basilica of St. John Lateran, at 6.30 p.m.
Mass, Procession to the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Eucharistic Benediction

... a moment during the liturgy

29 Tuesday
Solemnity of St Peter and Paul, Apostles
St. Peter's Square, at 6.00 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass with the participation of the
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
Blessing and imposition of the Palliums
... a moment during the liturgy

 

  

AUGUST 2004

14 Saturday - 15 Sunday
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Apostolic Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Images of the Celebration

25 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10.30 a.m.
Celebration of the Word for the delivery
of the Icon of the Kazan Mother of God
Images of the Celebration

  

 

SEPTEMBER 2004

5 XXIII Sunday "per annum"
Pastoral visit to Loreto
Beatification of the Servants of God:
- Pere Tarrés i Claret

[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Alberto Marvelli

[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Pina Suriano

[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Images of the Celebration

28 Tuesday
Vatican Basilica, Altar of the Chair
at 6.00 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass for the souls of the deceased Popes 
Paul VI and John Paul I

  

 

OCTOBER 2004

3 XXVII Sunday "per annum"
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Beatification of the Servants of God:
- Peter Vigne
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Joseph-Marie Cassant
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Anna Katharina Emmerick
[English, German, Italian, Portuguese,  Spanish]
- Maria Ludovica De Angelis
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Charles of Austria
[Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian,
Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovenian,
Spanish]
Images of the Celebration

17 XXIX Sunday "per annum"
Vatican Basilica, at 5.30 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Beginning of the Year of the Eucharist
Mass, Adoration and Eucharistic Blessing
Images of the Celebration

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

 

 

NOVEMBER 2004

11 Thursday
Vatican Basilica, Altar of the Confession
at 11.30 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass for the souls of deceased Cardinals and Bishops
Images of the Celebration

13 Saturday
Vatican Basilica at 6.00 p.m.
First Vespers of the 33rd Sunday "per annum"
on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Decree
on Ecumenism "Unitatis Redintegratio" of the Second Vatican Council
Images of the Celebration

27 Saturday
Altar of the Confession, at 11.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Ecumenical Celebration for the return of the Relics
of Saint John Chrysostom and Saint Gregory Nazianzen,
Bishops and Doctors of the Church
to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople

Images of the Celebration
 

 

 

DECEMBER 2004

8 Wednesday
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass on the occasion
of the 150th anniversary of the definition of the dogma

Piazza di Spagna, at 4.00 p.m.
Homage to the Immaculate

Images of the Celebration

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

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

25 Saturday
Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord
St Peter's Square, at 12.00 a.m.
"Urbi et Orbi" message and blessing
Images of the Celebration

31 Friday
Vatican Basilica, at 6.00 p.m.
Vespers and "Te Deum" for the end of the year
Images of the Celebration

 

 

Vatican City, 1 January 2004

Latest revision: 30 December 2004

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

   

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