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OFFICE FOR THE LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF 

CALENDAR OF CELEBRATIONS OVER WHICH
THE HOLY FATHER
BENEDICT XVI
WILL PRESIDE

2005 

Benedict XVI

 


 

 

APRIL 2005

20 Wednesday
Sistine Chapel, at 9.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Eucharistic Concelebration
with the Cardinal electors
Images of the Celebration

24 Sunday
St Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass for the Inauguration
of the Pontificate of Benedict XVI

Images of the Celebration

25 Monday
Basilica of St Paul Outside-the-Walls, at 6.30 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Visit to the Sepulcher
of St Paul Outside-the-Walls

Images of the Celebration

 

MAY 2005

7 Saturday
Basilica of St John Lateran, at 5.30 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Eucharistic Celebration
and Installation in the Chair
of the Bishop of Rome
Images of the Celebration

Basilica of St Mary Major, at 7.30 p.m.
Visit to the Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary
"Salus Populi Romani"
Images of the Celebration

14 Saturday
Sunday of Pentecost
Vatican Basilica, at 5.00 p.m.
Mass and Beatification of the Servants of God:
- Ascensión Nicol Gońi
[English, French, Portuguese, Spanish]  
- Marianne Cope
[English, French, Portuguese, Spanish]  
The Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints,
on behalf of the Holy Father, will preside over the celebration

Images of the Celebration

15 Sunday of Pentecost
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30 a.m.
Priestly Ordination of the Deacons
of the Diocese of Rome
Images of the Celebration

26 Thursday
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

St John Lateran Square, at 7.00 p.m.
Mass, Procession to Saint Mary Major,
Eucharistic Benediction
Images of the Celebration

29 Sunday
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
Pastoral visit to Bari for the conclusion
of the National Eucharistic Congress

Mass, at 10.00 a.m.
Images of the Celebration

 

JUNE 2005

29 Wednesday
Solemnity of St Peter and Paul, Apostles
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass, Blessing and imposition of the Palliums
to the Metropolitan Archbishops
Images of the Celebration

 

AUGUST 2005

Apostolic Journey of the Holy Father Benedict XVI
to Köln on the occasion of the 20th World Youth Day

18 - 21 August 2005

Images of the Celebration

 

OCTOBER 2005

2 XXVII Sunday “per annum”
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Opening of the 11th Ordinary General Assembly
of the Synod of Bishops

Images of the Celebration

15 Saturday
St Peter's Square, at 5.00 p.m.
Catechesis and prayer
during the meeting of the Holy Father Benedict XVI
with children who have received
First Communion during the year

Images of the Celebration

17 Monday
Vatican Basilica, at 5.00 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration
on the occasion of the 11th Ordinary General Assembly
of the Synod of Bishops in the presence of the Holy Father

Images of the Celebration

18 Tuesday
Vatican Basilica , Altar of the Chair, at 11.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Funeral of Cardinal Giuseppe Caprio

Images of the Celebration

23 XXX Sunday “per annum”
St Peter's Square, at 9.30 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Conclusion of the 11th Ordinary General Assembly
of the Synod of Bishops and
Conclusion of the Year of the Eucharist
World Mission Sunday
Canonization of the Blesseds:

- Józef Bilczewski
[English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian]
- Gaetano Catanoso
[English, Italian, Philippine, Portuguese, SpanishSwahili]
- Zygmunt Gorazdowski
[English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish,  Ukrainian]
- Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Felix of Nicosia
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Images of the Celebration

RITES OF BEATIFICATION
APPROVED BY THE HOLY FATHER

9 XXVIII Sunday “per annum”
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30 a.m.
Beatification of the Servant of God:
Clemens August Card. Graf von Galen
[English, German, Italian, Spanish]
Images of the Celebration

29 XXXI Sunday “per annum”
Vatican Basilica, at 5.00 p.m. - Saturday
Beatification of the Servants of God:
- Josep Tŕpies and six Companions
[Catalan, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- María de los Ángeles Ginard Martí
[Catalan, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Images of the Celebration

 

NOVEMBER 2005

11 Friday
Vatican Basilica, Altar of the Chair, at 11.30 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass for the deceased Cardinals and Bishops of the year 2005
Images of the Celebration

26 I Sunday of Advent
Saturday afternoon
Vatican Basilica, at 5.00 p.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
First Vespers
Images of the Celebration

RITES OF BEATIFICATION
APPROVED BY THE HOLY FATHER 

6 XXXII Sunday “per annum”
Cathedral of Vicenza, at 4.00 p.m.
Beatification of the Servants of God:
Eurosia Fabris
[English, French, Italian, Spanish]

13 XXXIII Sunday “per annum”
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30 a.m.
Beatification of the Servants of God:
- Charles de Foucauld
[Arabic, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Maria Pia Mastena
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Maria Crocifissa Curcio
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Images of the Celebration

20 XXXIV Sunday “per annum”
Cathedral of Guadalajara
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Beatification of the Servants of God:

- Anacleto González Flores and 8 Companions
[English, Italian, Spanish]
- José Trinidad Rangel
[English, Italian, Spanish]
- Andrés Solá y Molist
[English, Italian, Spanish]
- Leonardo Pérez
[English, Italian, Spanish]
- Darío Acosta Zurita
[English, Italian, Spanish]
 

DECEMBER 2005

8 Thursday
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30 a.m.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mass on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the conclusion
of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

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

Images of the Celebration

18 IV Sunday of Advent
Pastoral visit to the Roman Parish
of Santa Maria Consolatrice, at 9.30 a.m.
Mass

Images of the Celebration

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

25 Sunday
Central Loggia of the Vatican Basilica
Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord, at 12.00 a.m.
"Urbi et Orbi" Blessing
Images of the Celebration

31 Saturday
Vatican Basilica, at 6.00 p.m.
First Vespers and thanksgiving for the end of the year
Images of the Celebration

 

Vatican City, 6 May 2005

Latest revision: 9 November 2005

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

   

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