St Francis Church Feast Days

St. Francis of Assisi  (4th October)

This page contains all the Feast Days listing 2023 which are used to populate the Feast Days listing on the 'News' page and the parish newsletter.

The 'Feast Days' listing has been extended to include an additional feature. Wherever the name is underlined just click on the name to open up all the information from Wikipedia on the feast day.

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January 2024

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
1st January    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God  
2nd January    St. Basil The Great  Bishop, c330 – 379
St. Gregory Nazianzen  Bishop, c329 – 389
4th January    St Elizabeth  1271 - 1336
6th January    St John Neumann  Bishop, 1811 - 1860
7th January    Epiphany of the Lord  
7th January    St Raymond of Peρafort  Priest c1175 - 1275
8th January    The Baptism of the Lord  
12th January    St. Aelred of Rievaulx  Abbot, c1110 – 1167
13th January     St. Hilary  Bishop, c315 - 368
17th January    St. Anthony  Abbot, c251 - 356
19th January    St. Wulstan  Bishop, c1008 - 1095
20th January    St. Fabian  Pope, 236 - 250
St. Sebastian  Martyr, cAD 256 – 288
21st January    St. Agnes  Virgin Martyr, c291 – c304
22nd January    St. Vincent  Deacon, Martyr, 3rd century - c304
24th January    St. Francis de Sales  Bishop, Doctor of the Church, 1567 – 1622
25th January    The Conversion Of St. Paul  Apostle, AD 34–37
26th January    St. Timothy  Bishop, Martyr, cAD 17 - cAD 97
St. Titus  Bishop, 1st century AD - 96 or 107
27th January    St. Angela Merici  Religious Educator, 1474 – 1540
28th January    St. Thomas Aquinas  Priest, Doctor of the Church, c1224 – 1274
31st January    St. John Bosco  Priest, c1815 - 1888
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February 2024

Date Feast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
2nd FebruaryThe Presentation Of The Lord
3rd FebruarySt. Werburgh  Patron Saint of the City of Chester, 650 - 700
St Blaise  Bishop, Martyr, Died 316 AD
St Ansgar  Bishop, 801 – 865
5th FebruarySt. Agatha  Virgin, Martyr, c231 – 251
6th FebruarySt. Paul Miki and Companions  Martyrs, c1597
8th FebruarySt. Jerome Emilani  Humanitarian, c1486 – 1537
St. Josephine Bakhita  Religious sister, c1868 – 1947
9th FebruarySt Teilo  Bishop, c500 – c560
10th FebruarySt. Scholastica  Foundress of the Benedictine Nuns, c480-540
11th FebruaryOur Lady Of Lourdes  
World Day of Prayer for the Sick  
14th February Ash Wednesday  (Day of Fasting and Abstinence)
14th FebruarySt. Cyril  Monk, 826–869
Methodius  Bishop, 815–885
17th FebruarySeven Holy Founders of the Order of Servites  c1233
This Group of Clergy suffered death during a period of 150 years following the religious changes brought about by King Henry VIII. Those particularly celebrated in the Shrewsbury diocese include: St. John Plessington, St.Ambrose Barlow and St. Margaret Ward.
21st February    St. Peter Damian  Bishop, Doctor of the Church c1007 – 1072
The Chair Of St. Peter  Apostle, 1647 - 1653
23rd February    St. Polycarb, B.M.  Bishop, Martyr c69 - 155
28th February    St. Oswald  Archbishop of York from 972 - 992
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March 2024

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
2nd March    St. David  Bishop, Patron Saint of Wales, c sixth century
4th MarchSt. Casimir  1458 - 1484
7th March    Ss. Perpetua and Felicity  Martyrs c200
8th March    St. John of God  c1495 - 1550
9th MarchSt. Francis of Rome  c1384 - 1440
11th MarchSt. Aengus  c1384 - 1440
15th MarchSt. Francis  1567 - 1622
17th March St. Patrick, B.  Patron Of Ireland
18th MarchSt. Cyril Of Jerusalem  Bishop, Doctor of the Church
19th MarchSt. Joseph  Husband Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
23rd MarchSt. Toribio de Mogrovejo  Bishop
24th MarchPalm Sunday  The Passion of the Lord
29th March Good Friday  
31st MarchEaster Sunday  
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April 2024

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
1st AprilEaster Monday  
2nd AprilSt Francis of Paola  Hermit
4th AprilSt. Isidore  Bishop, Doctor of the Church, c560 - 636
5th AprilSt. Vincent Ferrer  Priest, c1350 - 1419
St. John The Baptist de la Salle  1651 - 1719
St. Stanislaus  (Stanislaus of Szczepanσw) Bishop, Martyr, 1030 – 1079
8th AprilThe Annunciation Of The Lord  
13th AprilSt. Martin  Pope, Martyr, Died 655
16th AprilSaint Bernadette of Lourdes  
Her relics visited the Diocese of Shrewsbury in Autumn 2022 as part of a national tour of Britain
20th AprilSt Beuno  Abbot
21th AprilSt Anselm  Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church, 1033 – 1109
23rd AprilSt. George  Martyr, Patron Of England
St. Adalbert  Bishop, Martyr, c956 – 997
24th AprilSt. Fidelius of Sigmaringen  Priest and Martyr, 1577 – 1622
25th AprilSt. Mark  Evangelist, 5 - 68
28th AprilSt. Peter Chanel  1803 – 1841
St. Louis Marie de Montfort  1673 - 1716
29th AprilSt. Catherine Of Siena  Doctor of the Church, Patron of Europe, 1347 - 1380
30th AprilSt. Pius V  Pope, 1504 – 1572
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May 2024

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
1st MaySt. Joseph the Worker  
2nd MaySt. Athanasius  Bishop, Doctor of the Church, c297 - 373
3rd MaySaint Philip  Apostle
Saint James  Apostle
4th MayThe English Martyrs   
5th MaySaint Asaph   Bishop
9th MayThe Ascension of the Lord
12th MaySaints Nereus, Achilleus and Pancras  c304
13th MayOur Lady of Fatima  
14th MaySt Matthias  Apostle
17th MaySt. Paschal  Franciscan
18th MaySt. John I  Pope and Martyr, c5th Century
19th MaySt. Dunstan  Bishop, c909 - 988
St. Milburga  c745
20th May    Mary, Mother of the Church  
St. Bernardine of Siena  Priest, Missionary, c1380-1444
21st MaySt. Cristσbal Magallanes Jara  Priest, and Companions, Martyrs
22nd MaySt. Rita of Cascia  
23rd May    Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest  
25th MaySt. Bede the Venerable  Priest, Doctor of the Church, c673 – 735
Gregory VII  Pope
St. Mary Magdalene de'Pazzi  Virgin
26th MaySt. Philip Neri  c1515 – 1595
27th MaySt Augustine of Canterbury  Bishop, c6th Century
29th MaySt Paul VI  Pope, 1897 - 1978
31st MayThe Visitation of The Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth  
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June 2024

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
1st June    St. Justin  100–165
2nd June    The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - Corpus Christi
Saints Marcellinus and Peter  Martyrs, c304
3rd JuneSaints Charles Lwanga and Companions  Martyrs
5th June    St. Boniface  Bishop, Martyr, c657–754
6th June    St. Norbert  Bishop, c1080–1134
7th June    The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
9th June St. Ephreme of Syria  Deacon, Doctor of the Church, c306–373
St. Columba  Abbot, c521-597
St. Barnabas  Apostle
13th June    St. Anthony of Padua  Priest, Doctor of the Church, c1195–1231
16th June     St. Richard of Chichester  c1197-1253
19th June    St. Romuald  c951-1027
20th June    St. Alban  c251-304
21st June    St. Aloysius Gonzaga  c1568–1591
22nd June    St. John Fisher  c1469-1535
    St. Thomas More  c1478–1535
    St Paulinus of Nola,  Bishop
23rd June    St. Etheldreda (Audrey)  Abbess, c636-679
24th June    The Nativity of St. John The Baptist  
27th June    St. Cyril of Alexandria  Bishop, Doctor of the Church, c370-444
28th June    St. Irenaeus  c130-200
30th June    Saints Peter and Paul  Apostles - Holyday of Obligation
The First Martyrs of The Church of Rome  
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July 2024

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)    
1st July       St. Oliver Plunkett  c1625 - 1681
3rd July       St. Thomas  Apostle
4th July    St. Elizabeth of Portugal  c1271 – 1336
5th July    St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria  c1502 – 1539
6th July    St. Maria Goretti  c1890 - 1902
9th July    St. Augustine Zhao Rong  (Tortured and died 1815) and Companions All Martyred between 1648 – 1930
11th July    St. Benedict  480 - 547
13th July    St. Henry  c973 – 1024
14th July    St. Camillus de Lellis  c1150 - 1614
15th July    St Bonaventure  Bishop, Doctor of the Church
16th July    Our Lady of Mount Carmel  
19th July    St. John Plessington  Catholic Priest, martyred in Chester on 19th July 1679. Canonised Saint 25th October 1970
20th July    St. Apollinaris  
21st July    St. Lawrence of Brindisi  c1559 – 1619
22nd July    St. Mary Magdalene  
23rd July    St. Bridget of Sweden  c1303 - 1373
24th July    St. Sharbel Makhluf  c1828-1898
25th July    St. James  Apostle
26th July    St. Joachim and St Anne  (Parents of the Virgin Mary)
29th July    St. Martha  Disciple of the Lord (Sister of Mary and Lazarus)
30th July    St. Peter Chrysologus  c380 – 450
31st July    St. Ignatius of Loyola  c1491 – 1556
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August 2024

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)    
1st August    St Alphonsus Mary de' Liguori  Bishop, Doctor of the Church, 1696 – 1787
2nd August    St. Eusebius of Vercelli  c4th Century
St. Peter Julian Eymard  c1811 - 1868
3rd August    St Germanus of Auxerre  Bishop
St. Oswald  c642
4th August    St. John Mary Vianney  Priest, 1786 – 1859
5th August    The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
6th August    The Transfiguration Of The Lord
7th August    Ss. Sixtus and Companions  c258
St. Cajetan  Priest, 1480 – 1547
8th August    St. Dominic  Patroness of Australia, 1170 – 1221
Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop  Priest, 1842 – 1909
9th August    St. Teresa Benedicta of The Cross  1891 - 1942
10th August    St. Lawrence  Deacon, Martyr, 225 - 258
11th August    St. Clare  Virgin, 1194 - 1253
12th August    St. Jane Frances de Chantal  Foundress, 1572 - 1641
13th August    St. Pontian  Pope, c235
St. Hippolytus  Priest, Martyr c170 – 235
14th August    St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe  c1894 – 1941
15th August    The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary   (Holy Day of Obligation)
16th August    St. Stephen of Hungary  c975 - 1038
19th August    St. John Eudes  Priest, c1601 - 1680
20th August    St. Bernard  Abbot, Doctor of the Church c1090 – 1153
21st August    St. Pius X  Pope, c1835 – 1914
22nd August    The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
23rd August    St. Rose of Lima  c1586 – 1617
24th August    St. Bartholomew  Apostle
25th August    St. Louis  c1214 – 1270
St. Joseph Calasanz  Priest, c1557 – 1648
26th August    Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God Barberi  Priest, c1792 - 1849
St David Lewis  Priest, Martyr, 1616 - 1679
27th August    St. Monica  c332 – 387
28th August    St. Augustine  Bishop, Doctor of the Church, c354 – 430
29th August    The Passion of St. John The Baptist
30th August    St. Margaret Clitherow  c1556 (executed 1586)
St. Margaret Ward  (executed 1588)
St. Anne Line  c1565 (executed 1601)
31st August    St. Aiden and the Saints of Lindisfarne
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September 2024

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)    
3rd September    St Gregory The Great  Pope, Doctor of the Church, c540 – 604
4th September    St. Cuthbert  Bishop, c634 – 687
8th September    The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary  
9th September    St. Peter Claver  Priest, 1580 - 1654
10th September    St. Ambrose Barlow  c1585 – 1641
11th September    St Deiniol  Bishop
12th September    Most Holy Name of Mary  
13th September    St. John Chrysostom   c347 – 407
14th September    Exaltation of the Holy Cross  
15th September    Our Lady of Sorrows  
16th September    St. Cornelius  Martyr, 3rd Century
    St. Cyprian  Bishop, Martyr, 3rd Century
17th September    St. Robert Bellarmine  Bishop, Doctor of the Church, c1542 – 1621
19th September    St. Theodore of Canterbury  Bishop, c601
    St. Januarius  Bishop, c4th Century
20th September    Ss Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions   Martyred between 1839 – 1867
21st September    St. Matthew  Apostle, Evangelist
23rd September    St. Pio of Pietrelcina  c1887 - 1968
24th September    Our Lady of Walsingham  
26th September    Ss Cosmos and Damien  Martyrs, c5th/6th Century
27th September    St. Vincent de Paul  c1581 – 1660
28th September    St. Wenceslaus  c907 – 929
St. Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions  Martyred between 1633 – 1637
29th September    Ss Michael, Gabriel and Raphael  Archangels
30th September    St. Jerome  Priest, Doctor of the Church, c340 - 420
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October 2024

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)    
1st October    Please pray for Mark, Bishop of Shrewsbury on the Anniversary of his succession 2010  
St Therese of the Child Jesus  Virgin, Doctor of the Church
2nd October    The Holy Guardian Angels  
4th October    St. Francis of Assisi  c1181 – 1226
5th October    St. Thomas of Hereford  c1218 – 1282
6th October    St. Bruno  Priest, c1032 – 1101
7th October    Our Lady of the Rosary  Established 1673
9th October    St. Denis and Companions  Martyrs, c3rd century
St. John Leonardi  Priest, c1541 - 1609
Blessed John Henry Newman  1801 – 1890
10th October    St Paulinus of York  Bishop, c600
11th October    St. John XXIII – Pope  c1881 – 1963
12th October    St. Wilfred  Bishop, c634 – 709
13th October    St. Edward the Confessor  c1003 – 1066
14th October    St. Callistus I  Pope, Martyr, c200
16th October    St. Hedwig  Religious, c1174 – 1243
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque  Virgin, c1647 – 1690
St Richard Gwyn  Schoolmaster, Martyr, 1537 – 1584
17th October    St. Ignatius of Antioch  Bishop, Martyr, c100
18th October    St. Luke  Apostle, Evangelist
19th October    Ss John de Brιbeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and their Companions  Martyrs
    St Paul of the Cross  Priest, 1694 – 1775
    St. Peter of Alcantara  Died c1562 – Canonised 1699
22nd October    St. John Paul II  Pope, 1920 – 2005
23rd October    St. John of Capestrano  Priest, c1386 – 1456
24th October    St. Anthony Mary Claret  Bishop, c1807 – 1870
26th October    St. Chad  Bishop, c672
St. Cedd  Bishop, c664
28th October    St. Simon  Apostle
St. Jude  Apostle
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November 2024

Date    Feast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
1st November All Saints  (Holy Day of Obligation)
2nd November The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed  
3rd November St Martin de Porres  Religious
St. Winefride  Secondary Patron of the Diocese c6th/7th century
4th November St. Charles Borromeo  Bishop, c1538 - 1584
6th November St Illtud  Abbot
7th November St. Willibrord  Bishop, c658 – 739
9th November Dedication of the Lateran Basilica  
10th November Remembrance Sunday  Day of Special Prayer for all victims of War
St. Leo The Great  Elected Pope in 440 – died 461
11th November St. Martin of Tours  Bishop, c316 - 397
14th November St. Dyfrig  c465 – c550
15th November St. Albert The Great  Bishop, c1200 – 1280
St. Josaphat  c1580 – 1623
16th November St. Edmund of Abingdon  Bishop, c1175 - 1240
St. Margaret of Scotland  c1046 - 1093
St. Gertrude The Great  1256 – 1302
17th November St. Hilda  Abbess, c614 - 680
St. Hugh of Lincoln  Bishop, 1140 - 1200
St. Elizabeth of Hungary  Married Woman, Religious, 1207 - 1231
18th November Dedication of the Basilicas of St. Peter and Paul  
21st November The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary  
22nd NovemberSt. Cecilia  c4th Century
23rd November St. Clement I  Pope, c100
St. Columbian  Abbot, c543 – 615
24th November Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe  
St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions  c1795 – 1839
25th November St. Catherine of Alexandria  c287 - 305
30th November St. Andrew  Apostle
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December 2024

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)    
3rd December    St. Francis Xavier  Priest, c1506- 1552
4th December    St. John of Damascus   Priest, Doctor of the Church, c675 – 749
6th December    St. Nicholas  Bishop, c270 – 343
7th December    St. Ambrose  Bishop, Doctor of the Church, c340 – 397
9th December    The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary  
9th December    St. John Diego Cuahlatoatzin   
10th December    Our Lady of Loreto  
St John Roberts  Priest, Martyr
11th December    St. Damasus I  Pope, c305 – 384
12th December    Our Lady of Guadalupe  
13th December    St Lucy  c283 – 304
14th December    St John of the Cross  Priest, Doctor of the Church, c1542 - 1591
21st December    St. Peter Canisius  Priest, Doctor of the Church, c1521 – 1597
23rd December    St. John of Kanty  Priest, c1390 - 1473
25th December    The Nativity Of The Lord  
26th December    St. Stephen  The First Martyr
27th December    St. John  Apostle
28th December    The Holy Innocents  
29th December    The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph  
St. Thomas Becket  Bishop, Martyr, c1118 – 1170
30th December    St Eugene  Bishop of Milan, Italy
31th December    St. Sylvester I  Pope
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