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OFFICE FOR THE LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF 

CALENDAR OF CELEBRATIONS OVER WHICH
THE HOLY FATHER
JOHN PAUL II
WILL PRESIDE

2005 

John Paul II


 
January February March April
May June July August
September October November December


 

     

 

JANUARY 2005

1 Saturday
Solemnity of Mary Mother of God
38th World Day for Peace

Vatican Basilica, at 10.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Holy Mass
Images of the Celebration

14 Friday
Vatican Basilica, Altar of Confession, at 11.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Funeral of Cardinal Jan Pieter Schotte, C.I.C.M.
Images of the Celebration

21 Friday
Feast of Saint Agnes
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 11.30 a.m.
Blessing of the lambs whose wool will be used
to make the palliums given every year
to new Metropolitan Archbishops

 

FEBRUARY 2005

2 Wednesday
Solemnity of the Presentation of Christ
Day of Censecrated Life
Vatican Basilica, at 5.30 p.m.
Lighting of the candles and procession
Mass with Men and Women Religious of the Institutes
of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
Images of the Celebration

9 Ash Wednesday
Vatican Basilica, at 10.30 a.m.
Mass, Blessing and Imposition of the Ashes

11 Friday
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

13 1st Sunday of Lent
Apostolic Palaca
"Redemptoris Mater" Chapel, at 6.00 p.m. 
Beginning of the Spiritual Exercises for the Roman Curia

19 Saturday
Vatican Basilica, at 10.00 a.m.
Mass and Eucharistic Adoration
with the Roman Curia
Conclusion of Spiritual Exercises

 

MARCH 2005

17 Thursday
Saint Peter's Square, at 6.00 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration for
meeting of Holy Father with
Young People from Rome

20 Palm Sunday
and Passion Sunday
World Youth Day
Saint Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Blessing of the Palms, Mass, Procession

24 Holy Thursday
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30 a.m.
Chrism Mass

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

25 Good Friday
Vatican Basilica, at 5.00 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Celebration of the Lordís Passion 

Colosseum, at 9.15 p.m.
"Via Crucis" - Stations of the Cross

26 Holy Saturday
Vatican Basilica, at 8.00 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE 
Easter Vigil: Celebration of Holy Mass

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

 

APRIL 2005

8 Friday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Funeral Mass for the Roman Pontiff John Paul II
presided over by the Cardinal, Dean of the College of Cardinals

Images of the Celebration

 

 

 

Vatican City, 1 January 2005

Latest revision: 8 April 2005

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

   

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