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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

2009


 


 

    

JANUARY 2009

1 Thursday
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
42nd World Day for Peace

Vatican Basilica, at 10.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Holy Mass

Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the Celebration

 

6 Tuesday
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

Vatican Basilica, at 10.00
Holy Mass

Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration

 

11 Sunday after the Epiphany
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Sistine Chapel, at 10.00
Holy Mass and Baptism of Children

Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration

 

13 Tuesday
Vatican Basilica, Altar of the Chair, at 11.00
Funeral Mass for Card. Pio Laghi

Notification
Images of the celebration

 

25 Sunday
Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul Apostle

Basilica of Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls, at 17.30
Celebration of Vespers

Details
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

   

FEBRUARY 2009
21 Saturday
Clementine Hall, at 11.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Consistory for some causes of Canonization
Notification
 
25 Ash Wednesday
Basilica of St Anselm, at 16.30
"Statio" and Penitential Procession
 
Basilica of St Sabina, at 17.00
Holy Mass, Blessing and Imposition of the Ashes
Indications
Images of the celebration
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

MARCH 2009
1 - 1st Sunday of Lent
Apostolic Palace
"Redemptoris Mater"
Chapel, at 18.00
Beginning of Spiritual Exercises for the Roman Curia
 
 
7 Saturday
"Redemptoris Mater"
Chapel, at 9.00
Conclusion of Spiritual Exercises for the Roman Curia
 
 
117 Tuesday - 23 Monday
Apostolic Journey to Africa
(Cameroon and Angola)
Photo Gallery: Cameroon
Photo Gallery: Angola
 
29 - 5th Sunday of Lent
Pastoral Visit to the Parish
of the Holy Face of Jesus at Magliana (Rome), at 9.00
Holy Mass
Images of the celebration
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  

APRIL 2009
2 Thursday
Vatican Basilica, at 18.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Holy Mass in suffrage of the deceased Holy Father John Paul II
with the youth of Rome taking part in the celebration
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 
5 Palm Sunday
and Passion of the Lord
Saint Peter's Square, at 9.30
Blessing of the Palms,
Procession and Holy Mass
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 
9 Holy Thursday
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30
Chrismal Mass
Indications
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration

Basilica of Saint John Lateran, at 17.30
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Beginning of the Paschal Triduum
Mass of the Lord's Supper

Indications
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 

10 Good Friday
Vatican Basilica, at 17.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
Colosseum, at 21.15
Way of the Cross
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 
111 Holy Saturday
Vatican Basilica, at 21.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 

12 Easter Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10.15
Holy Mass of the Day

Booklet for the Celebration
Central Loggia of the Vatican Basilica, at 12.00
"Urbi et Orbi" Message and Blessing
Images of the celebration
 
26 - 3rd Easter Sunday
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00
Canonization of Blesseds:
- Arcangelo Tadini
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Bernardo Tolomei
[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Nuno de Santa Maria Álvares Pereira
[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
-
Geltrude Comensoli
[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
- Caterina Volpicelli

[English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 




 


 


 

 

 

 

   

MAY 2009
3 - 4th Sunday of Easter
Vatican Basilica, at 9.00
Priestly Ordination
of the Deacons of the Diocese of Rome
Details
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 
Friday 8 - Friday 15
Apostolic Journey to the Holy Land
Images of the celebration 1
Images of the celebration 2
 
24 - 7th Sunday of Easter
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
Pastoral Visit to Montecassino
Details
Images of the celebration
 
31 Sunday of Pentecost
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Holy Mass
Details
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 



 

 

 





 

 

 

      

 

JUNE 2009
11 Thursday
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Basilica of St John Lateran, at 19.00
Holy Mass, Procession to Saint Mary Major
and Eucharistic Blessing
Indications
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 

19 Friday
Solemnity of the Most Holy Heart of Jesus 
Vatican Basilica, at 18.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Second Vespers - Beginning of the Year of the Priest

Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 
21 - 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Pastoral Visit to San Giovanni Rotondo (Italy)
Booklet for the Celebration
Booklet for the Meeting with the Clergy
Images of the celebration
 
28 Sunday
Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul
Basilica of St Paul Outside-the-Walls, at 18.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
First Vespers of the Solemnity for the closing of the Pauline Year
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 
29 Monday
Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Holy Mass and imposition of the Pallium on Metropolitan Archbishops
 
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 

  

AUGUST 2009
15 Saturday
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Castel Gandolfo
Parish Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova, at 8.00
Holy Mass 
Images of the celebration
 


 

 

 



 
 

SEPTEMBER 2009
6 - 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Pastoral Visit to Viterbo-Bagnoregio (Italy)
Details
Images of the celebration
 
12 Saturday
Vatican Basilica, at 10.00
Episcopal Ordinations
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 
Friday 26 - Monday 28
Apostolic Journey to the Czech Republic
Details
Missal for the Apostolic Journey
Photo Gallery
 


 

 

 


 

  

 

  
                  

 
OCTOBER 2009
4 - 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Opening of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops
Details (Notification - Information for Synodal Fathers)
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 
10 Saturday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 18.00
Prayer of the Rosary with the Students of the Roman Universities
Video
 
11 - 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Saint Peter's Square, at 10.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Canonization of the blesseds:

- Zygmunt Szczęsny Feliński
- Francisco Coll y Guitart
- Josef Daamian de Veuster
- Rafael Arnáiz Barón
- Marie de la Croix (Jeanne) Jugan
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration

Biographical Profiles -
Eucharistic Celebration

Images of the celebration
 
25 - 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Vatican Basilica, at 10.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Closing of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops
Details (Notification - Information for Synodal Fathers)
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

    

NOVEMBER 2009
5 Thursday
Vatican Basilica, Altar of the Chair, at 11.30
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Mass for the deceased Cardinals and Bishops of the year 2008
Notification
Images of the celebration
 
8 - 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Pastoral Visit to Brescia (Italy)
Images of the celebration
 
28 - First Sunday of Advent
Saturday afternoon

Vatican Basilica, at 17.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
First Vespers
Notification
Images of the celebration
 


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2009
8 Tuesday
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Spanish Steps, at 16.00 
Homage to the Immaculate
Images of the celebration
(Video)
 
17 Thursday
Vespers with the university students of the Universities of Rome
Vatican Basilica, at 17.30
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 
24 Thursday
Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord
Vatican Basilica, at 22.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Midnight Mass
Liturgical Celebrations of the Christmas Season 2009-2010 presided over by the Holy Father
Booklet for the Celebration (Video)
Images of the celebration
 
25 Friday
Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord
Central Loggia of the Vatican Basilica, at 12.00
"Urbi et Orbi" Blessing
(Video)
Images of the celebration
 
31 Thursday
Vatican Basilica, at 18.00
First Vespers of thanksgiving for the end of the year
Booklet for the Celebration
(Video)
Images of the celebration
 


 

 

 



 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

    

JANUARY 2010
1 Friday
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
43rd World Day for Peace

Vatican Basilica, at 10.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Holy Mass
Booklet for the Celebration
(Video)
Images of the celebration
 
6 Wednesday
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
Vatican Basilica, at 10.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Holy Mass
Booklet for the Celebration
Images of the celebration
 
10 Sunday after the Epiphany
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Sistine Chapel, at 10.00
Holy Mass and Baptism of Children
Booklet for the Celebration
(Video)
 
25 Monday
Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul Apostle
Basilica of Saint Paul Outside-the-Walls, at 17.30

Celebration of Vespers
 
 


 

 

 



 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

Vatican City, November 19, 2008

Latest revision: October 28, 2009

Guido Marini
Master of the Liturgical Celebrations 
of the Supreme Pontiff