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OFFICE OF PAPAL LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER 

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

Opening of the Holy Door Day of Pardon Commemoration of the Witnesses to the Faith of the 20th Century World Youth Day 2000 Jubilee of Bishops

APRIL 2000
MAY 2000
JUNE 2000 
JULY 2000

AUGUST 2000
 
SEPTEMBER 2000

OCTOBER 2000
NOVEMBER 2000
DECEMBER 2000
JANUARY 2001

 

APRIL

16 Palm Sunday 
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00
Blessing of the Palms, Procession and Mass

20 Holy Thursday
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30
Chrism Mass 

Vatican Basilica, at 17.30
CAPELLA PAPALE  
Beginning of the Easter Tridiuum 
Mass of the Last Supper

21 Good Friday
Vatican Basilica, at 17.00
CAPELLA PAPALE  
Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord 

Colosseum, at 21.15 
"Via Crucis"

22 Holy Saturday
St. Peter's Square, ore 20
CAPELLA PAPALE 
Easter Vigil Mass 

23 Easter Sunday
St. Peter's Square, at 10.30
Mass of the Day 
"Urbi et Orbi" Blessing

30 2nd Sunday of Easter
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00
Canonization of Blessed Faustyna Kowalska

 
MAY

1 Monday
Tor Vergata, at 10.30
Mass for the Jubilee for Workers

7 3rd Sunday of Easter
Colosseum at 18.00
Liturgical Commemoration of the Martyrs XX Century
Ecumenical Celebration

12-13  Apostolic Visit to Fatima

14 4th Sunday of Easter
St. Peter's Square, at 9.00
Deaconate Ordinations for the Diocese of Rome

18 Thursday
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00
Mass for the 80th Birthday of the Holy Father
Jubilee of Priests

21 V Domenica di Pasqua
CAPELLA PAPALE 
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00
Canonization 
...a moment during the liturgy

28 VI Domenica di Pasqua
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00
Mass
Jubilee of the Diocese of Rome

 

JUNE

2 Friday
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00
Mass
Jubilee of Migrants and Itinerants

10 Saturday - Vigil of Pentecost 
CAPELLA PAPALE
St. Peter's Square, at 18.30
Mass and vespers of the Vigil of Pentecost

18 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Peter's Square, at 18.00
Vespers
Opening of the XLVII Internation Eucharistic Congress 

22 Thursday
Solemnity of the Sacred Body and Blood of Christ 
Basilica of St. John Lateran, at 19.00
Mass
Procession to St. Mary Major
Eucharistica Benediction

25 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Peter's Square, at 18.30
"Statio orbis"
CAPELLA PAPALE
Closing of the XLVII International Eucharistic Congress 

29 Thursday
Solemnity of the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul
St. Peter's Square, at 18.30
CAPELLA PAPALE 
Mass and the Imposition of the "Pallium"

 

JULY

6 Thursday
Polish National Pilgrimage
St. Peter's Square, at 8.00 a.m.
Holy Mass

9 XIV  Sunday "ordinary time"
Jubilee of Prisoners 
"Regina Caeli" Prison,  9.30 a.m.
Holy Mass

 

AUGUST

5 Saturday
Prayer Vigil in response to the appeal of Patriarch Bartholomew I 

15 Tuesday
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. John Lateran Square, at 6.00 p.m.
St. Peter's Square, at 7.15 p.m.
Opening of the XV World Youth Day

19 sabato
Tor Vergata, at 8.30 p.m.
Vigil with the Youth


20 XX  Sunday "ordinary time"
Jubilee of Youth

Tor Vergata, at 8.30 a.m.
Holy Mass for the Conclusion of the XV World Youth Day

...a moment during the liturgy


 

SEPTEMBER

3 XXII  Sunday "ordinary time"
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Beatification of the Servants of God:
- Pius IX
- John XXIII
- Tommaso Reggio
- Guillaume-Joseph Chaminade
- Columba Marmion

10 XXIII  Sunday "ordinary time"
Jubilee of University of Professors and Staff
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass

...a moment during the liturgy

17 XXIV  Sunday "ordinary time"
Jubilee of the "Third Age"
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass

...a moment during the liturgy

24 XXV  Sunday "ordinary time"
Conclusion of the Marian-Mariological Congress
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass

...a moment during the liturgy

28 giovedě
Vatican Basilica, Altar of the Chair, at 11.30 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Holy Mass for the deceased Pontiffs
Paul VI and John Paul I

...a moment during the liturgy

 

OCTOBER 

1 XXVI  Sunday "ordinary time"
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m. 
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Canonization of  Blesseds:
- Augustin Zhao Rong and 119 Companion Martyrs in China
- María Jozefa del Corazón de Jesús Sancho de Guerra
- Katharine Mary Drexel
- Josephine Bakhita

...a moment during the liturgy

7 Saturday
St. Peter's Square, at 5.45 p.m.
Procession with the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima
at 6.00 p.m. Rosary following the procession
...a moment during the liturgy

8 XXVII  Sunday "ordinary time"
Jubilee of Bishops

St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass and Act of Trust in Mar
y
...a moment during the liturgy

15 XXVIII  Sunday "ordinary time"
Jubilee of Families

St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass
and celebration of Marriage
...a moment during the liturgy

20 Friday 
Vatican Basilica at 6.00 p.m.
Mass for the beginning of the Academic Year
of the Ecclesiastic Universities

22 XXIX  Sunday "ordinary time"
World Day for Missions

St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass

...a moment during the liturgy

29 XXX  Sunday "ordinary time"
Jubilee of the World of Sports

Olympic Stadium, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass

...a moment during the liturgy

 

NOVEMBER 

1 Wednesday
Solemnity of All Saints
CAPPELLA PAPALE
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass
50th Anniversary of the definition of the Dogma
on the Assumption of the Blessed Virigin Mary 

Vatican Grottos, at 6.00 p.m.
Prayer for the deceased Pontiffs
...a moment during the liturgy

5 XXXI  Sunday "ordinary time"
Jubilee of Legislators and Government Officials
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30 a.m.
Holy Mass

...a moment during the liturgy

10 Friday
Ecumenical Celebration presided over by Pope  
John Paul II and Patriarch Karekin II
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Vatican Basilica, at 11.30 a.m.
...a moment during the liturgy

12 XXXII  Sunday "ordinary time"
Jubilee of those in Agriculture
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass
...a moment during the liturgy

14 Tuesday
Vatican Basilica, at 11.30 a.m.
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Holy Mass for the souls of deceased 
Cardinals and Bishops

19 XXXIII  Sunday "ordinary time"
Jubilee of the Military and Police
St. Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass
...a moment during the liturgy

26 XXXIV  Sunday "ordinary time"
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
King of the Universe
World Congress for the Apostolate of the Laity
St. Peter's Square, at 9.30 a.m.
Holy Mass
...a moment during the liturgy

DECEMBER

3 I Sunday of Advent
Jubilee of the Disabled

Basilica of St Paul Outside-the-Walls, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass 
...a moment during the liturgy

8 Friday
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Spanish Square, at 4.00 p.m.
Homage to the Immaculate
Basilica of Saint Mary Major, at 5.00 p.m.
Hymn of the "Akathistos"

...a moment during the liturgy

10 II Sunday of Advent
Jubilee of Catechists
Vatican Basilica, at 9.30 a.m.
Holy Mass 
...a moment during the liturgy

17 III Sunday of Advent
Jubilee of the World of Entertainment 
Saint Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass 
...a moment during the liturgy

24 IV Sunday of Advent
Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Saint Peter's Square, at midnight
Mass of the Night

...a moment during the liturgy

25 Monday
Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Central loggia of the Vatican Basilica, at noon
"Urbi et Orbi" B
lessing
...a moment during the liturgy

31 Sunday
Feast of the Holy Family
Saint Peter's Square, at midnight
Apostolic Blessing

 

JANUARY 2001

1 Monday
Solemnity of Mary Mother of God
XXXIV World Day for Peace

Saint Peter's Square, at 10.00 a.m.
Holy Mass
...a moment during the liturgy

5 Friday
Basilica of St John Lateran 
Basilica of St Mary Major 
Basilica of St Paul Outside-the-Walls 
at 5.00 p.m.
Closing of the Holy Door presided over by the Cardinal
Legates and First Vespers of the Epiphany of the Lord

6 Saturday 
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord 

Saint Peter's Square, at 9.30 a.m. 
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Vatican Basilica, closing of the Holy Door 
Holy Mass and "Te Deum"
...a moment during the liturgy

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

 

Vatican City, 1st August 2000 

Latest revision: 12 December 2000

 

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

  

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