St Francis Church Feast Days

St. Francis of Assisi  (4th October)

This is the full Feast Days listing for 2018 which is used to populate the monthly Feast Days listing on the 'News' page.

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 2018

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
Monday 1st January    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God  
Tuesday 2nd January    St. Basil The Great  c330 – 379
St. Gregory Nazianzen  c329 – 389
Sunday 7th January    Epiphany of the Lord  
Monday 8th January    The Baptism of the Lord  
Friday 12th January    St. Aelred of Rievaulx  c1110–1167
Saturday 13th January    St. Hilary  c315-368
Sunday 14th January    Day of Special Prayer for World Peace
Wednesday 17th January    St. Anthony  
Friday 19th January    St. Wulstan  
Saturday 20th January    St. Fabian  
St. Sebastian  
Sunday 21st January    St. Agnes  
Wednesday 24th January    St. Francis de Sales  
Thursday 25th January    The Conversion Of St. Paul  
Friday 26th January    Ss. Timothy  
St. Titus  
Saturday 27th January    St. Angela Merici  
Sunday 28th January    St. Thomas Aquinas  
Wednesday 31st January    St. John Bosco  
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February 2018

Date                                                   Feast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
Friday 2nd FebruaryThe Presentation Of The Lord
Saturday 3rd FebruarySt. Werburgh c700
Monday 5th FebruarySt. Agatha c231 – 251  
Tuesday 6th FebruarySt. Paul Miki and Companions c1597  
Thursday 8th FebruarySt. Jerome Emilani c1486 – 1537  
St. Josephine Bakhita c1868 – 1947  
Saturday 10th FebruarySt. Scholastica – c480-540   
Sunday 11th FebruaryOur Lady Of Lourdes  
World Day of Prayer for the Sick
Wednesday 14th FebruaryAsh Wednesday  (Day of Fasting and Abstinence)
Ss. Cyril (Monk) and Methodius (Bishop)  
Saturday 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.
Sunday 18th February    First Sunday Of Lent  
Wednesday 21st February    St. Peter Damian  c1007–1072
Thursday 22nd February    The Chair Of St. Peter, Apostle  
Friday 23rd February    St. Polycarb, B.M.  c69 - 155
Sunday 25th February    Second Sunday Of Lent  
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March 2018

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
Thursday 1st March    St. David  (Bishop) Patron Saint of Wales, c sixth century
Friday 2nd MarchWomen’s World Day Of Prayer  
Saturday 3rd MarchSt. Casimir  1458 - 1484
Sunday 4th MarchThird Sunday Of Lent  
Wednesday 7th March    Ss. Perpetua and Felicity  c 200 - Martyrs
Thursday 8th MarchSt. John of God  c1495 - 1550
Friday 9th MarchSt. Francis of Rome  c1384 - 1440
Sunday 11th MarchFourth Sunday Of Lent  
Saturday 17th MarchSt. Patrick, B.  Patron Of Ireland
Sunday 18th MarchSt. Cyril Of Jerusalem, B.D.  
Tuesday 20th MarchSt. Joseph  Husband Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday 23rd MarchSt. Toribio de Mogrovejo  
Sunday 25th MarchPalm Sunday  
Thursday 29th MarchMaundy Thursday  
Friday 30th MarchGood Friday  
Saturday 31st MarchHoly Saturday  Easter Vigil
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April 2018

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
Sunday 1st AprilEaster Sunday  
Monday 2nd AprilEaster Monday  
Wednesday 4th AprilSt. Isidore  c560 - 636
Thursday 5th AprilSt. Vincent Ferrer  c1350 - 1419
Saturday 7th AprilSt. John The Baptist de la Salle  c1651 - 1719
Sunday 8th AprilDivine Mercy Sunday  
Monday 9th AprilThe Annunciation Of The Lord  
Thursday 11th AprilSt. Stanislaus – Bishop (Stanislaus of Szczepanσw)  c1030 – 1079
Friday 13th AprilSt. Martin – Pope  +655
Saturday 21st AprilSt. Ambrose – Bishop and Martyr  1033 – 1109
Sunday 22nd AprilWorld Day of Special Prayer for Vocations  
Monday 23rd AprilSt. George  Patron Of England
Tuesday 24th AprilSt. Adalbert  c956 – 997
Tuesday 24th AprilSt. Fidelius  c1577 – 1622
Wednesday 25th AprilSt. Mark  c74
Saturday 28th AprilSt. Peter Chanel  c1803 – 1841
St. Louis Marie de Montfort  c1673 - 1716
Sunday 29th AprilSt. Catherine Of Siena  
Monday 30th AprilSt. Pius V  Pope c1504 – 1572
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May 2018

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
Tuesday 1st MaySt. Joseph the Worker  
Wednesday 2nd MaySt. Athanasius  c297 - 373
Thursday 3rd MaySaint Philip  Apostle
Saint James  Apostle
Friday 4th MayThe English Martyrs   
Thursday 10th MayThe Ascension Of The Lord  - Holy Day Of Obligation
Saturday 12th MaySaints Nereus, Achilleus and Pancras  c304
Sunday 13th May 2018A Day of Special Prayer for World Communications Day
Our Lady of Fatima  
Friday 18th MaySt. John I  Pope and Martyr c5th Century
Saturday 19th MaySt. Milburga  c745
Sunday 20th MayPentecost Sunday  
St. Bernardine of Siena  c1380-1444
Tuesday 22nd MayThe Dedication of the Cathedral Church
Thursday 24th MayOur Lady Help Of Christians  
Friday 25th MaySt. Bede the Venerable  c673 – 735
Saturday 26th MaySt. Philip Neri  c1515 – 1595
Sunday 27th MayHoly Trinity  
St. Augustine of Canterbury  c6th Century
Thursday 31st MayThe Visitation of The Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth  
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June 2018

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
Friday 1st June    St. Justin  c100–165
Saturday 2nd June    Saints Marcellinus and Peter  (Martyrs) c304
Sunday 3rd June    Corpus Christi  
Saints Charles Lwanga and Companies  (Martyrs)
Tuesday 5th June    St. Boniface  c657–754
Wednesday 6th June    St. Norbert  c1080–1134
Friday 8th June    Sacred Heart of Jesus  
Saturday 9th June    Immaculate Heart of Mary  
    St. Ephreme of Syria  c306–373
    St. Columba  c521-597
Monday 11th June    St. Barnabas  Apostle
Wednesday 13th June    St. Anthony of Padua  c1195–1231
Saturday 16th June    St. Richard of Chichester  c1197-1253
Tuesday 19th June    St. Romuald  c951-1027
Wednesday 20th June    St. Alban  c251-304
Thursday 21st June    St. Aloysius Gonzaga  c1568–1591
Friday 22nd June    St. John Fisher  c1469-1535
    St. Thomas More  c1478–1535
Saturday 23rd June    St. Etheldreda  c636-679
Sunday 24th June    The Nativity of St. John The Baptist  
Wednesday 27th June    St. Cyril of Alexandria  c370-444
Thursday 28th June    St. Irenaeus  c130-200
Friday 29th June    Saints Peter and Paul  Apostles (Holy Day of Obligation)
Saturday 30th June    The First Martyrs of The Church of Rome  
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July 2018

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)
Sunday 1st July    St. Oliver Plunkett  c1625 - 1681
Tuesday 3rd July    St. Thomas  Apostle
Wednesday 4th July    St. Elizabeth of Portugal  c1271 – 1336
Thursday 5th July    St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria  c1502 – 1539
Friday 6th July    St. Maria Goretti  c1890 - 1902
Monday 9th July    St. Augustine Zhao Rong  (Tortured and died 1815) and Companions All Martyred between 1648 – 1930
Wednesday 11th July    St. Benedict  480 - 547
Friday 13th July    St. Henry  c973 – 1024
Saturday 14th July    St. Camillus de Lellis  c1150 - 1614
Monday 16th July    Our Lady of Mount Carmel  
Thursday 19th July    St. John Plessington  c1637 - 1679
Friday 20th July    St. Apollinaris  
Saturday 21st July    St. Lawrence of Brindisi  c1559 – 1619
Sunday 22nd July    St. Mary Magdalene  
Monday 23rd July    St. Bridget of Sweden  c1303 - 1373
Tuesday 24th July    St. Sharbel Makhluf  c1828-1898
Wednesday 25th July    St. James  Apostle
Thursday 26th July    St. Joachim and St Anne  (Parents of the Virgin Mary)
Sunday 29th July    St. Martha  Disciple of the Lord (Sister of Mary and Lazarus)
Monday 30th July    St. Peter Chrysologus  c380 – 450
Tuesday 31st July    St. Ignatius of Loyola  c1491 – 1556
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August 2018

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)    
Wednesday 1st August    St. Alphonsus Liguori  c1696 – 1787
Thursday 2nd August    St. Eusebius of Vercelli  c4th Century
St. Peter Julian Eymard  c1811 - 1868
Friday 3rd August    St. Oswald  c642
Saturday 4th August    St. John Vianney  c1786 – 1859
Sunday 5th August    The Dedication of the Cathedral of St. Mary Major
Monday 6th August    The Transfiguration Of The Lord
Tuesday 7th August    Ss. Sixtus and Companions  c258
St. Cajetan  c1480 – 1547
Wednesday 8th August    St. Dominic  c1170 – 1221
Thursday 9th August    St. Teresa Benedicta of The Cross  c1891 - 1942
Friday 10th August    St. Lawrence  c258
Saturday 11th August    St. Clare  c1193 - 1253
Sunday 12th August    St. Jane Frances de Chantal
St. Hippolytus  (Pope) – c235
St. Hippolytus
Tuesday 14th August    St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe  c1894 – 1941
Wednesday 15th August    The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary   (Holy Day of Obligation)
Thursday 16th August    St. Stephen of Hungary  c975 - 1038
Sunday 19th August    St. John Eudes  c1601 - 1680
Monday 20th August    St. Bernard  c1090 – 1153
Tuesday 21st August    St. Pius  (Pope)  c1835 – 1914
Wednesday 22nd August    The Queenship of Mary
Thursday 23rd August    St. Rose of Lima  c1586 – 1617
Friday 24th August    St. Bartholomew - Apostle
Saturday 25th August    St. Louis  c1214 – 1270
St. Joseph Calasanz  c1557 – 1648
Sunday 26th August    Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God  c1792 - 1849
Monday 27th August    St. Monica  c332 – 387
Tuesday 28th August    St. Augustine  c354 – 430
Wednesday 29th August    The Passion of St. John The Baptist
Thursday 30th August    St. Margaret Clitherow  c1556 (executed 1586)
St. Margaret Ward  (executed 1588)
St. Anne Line  c1565 (executed 1601)
Friday 31st August    St. Aiden and the Saints of Lindisfarne
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September 2018

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)    
Saturday 1st September    World Day of Special Prayer for the 'Care of Creation'  
The Beginning of the 'Season of Creation'  
Monday 3rd September    St Gregory The Great  Pope c540 – 604
Tuesday 4th September    St. Cuthbert  c634 – 687
Saturday 8th September    The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary  
Sunday 9th September    Day of Special Prayer for Education  
St. Peter Claver  1580 - 1654
Monday 10th September    St. Ambrose Barlow  c1585 – 1641
Wednesday 12th September    Most Holy Name of Mary  
Thursday 13th September    St. John Chrysostom   c347 – 407
Friday 14th September    Exaltation of the Holy Cross  
Saturday 15th September    Our Lady of Sorrows  
Sunday 16th September    National Day of Prayer for Home Missions 2018  
    St. Cornelius  3rd Century
    St. Cyprian  3rd Century
Monday 17th September    St. Robert Bellarmine  c1542 – 1621
Wednesday 19th September    St. Theodore of Canterbury  c601
    St. Januarius  c4th Century
Thursday 20th September    Ss Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions   Martyred between 1839 – 1867
Friday 21st September    St. Matthew  Apostle
Saturday 22nd September    St. Pio of Pietrelcina  c1887 - 1968
Sunday 23rd September    Special Day of Prayer for the Harvest  
Wednesday 26th September    Ss Cosmos and Damien  c5th/6th Century
Thursday 27th September    St. Vincent de Paul  c1581 – 1660
Friday 28th September    St. Wenceslaus  c907 – 929
Friday 28th September    St. Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions  Martyred between 1633 – 1637
Saturday 29th September    Ss Michael, Gabriel and Raphael  Archangels
Sunday 30th September    St. Jerome  c340 - 420
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October 2018

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)    
Monday 1st October    Please pray for Mark, Bishop of Shrewsbury on the Anniversary of his succession 2010  
Tuesday 2nd October    Guardian Angels  
Thursday 4th October    St. Francis of Assisi  c1181 – 1226
Friday 5th October    St. Thomas of Hereford  c1218 – 1282
Saturday 6th October    St. Bruno  c1032 – 1101
Sunday 7th October    Our Lady of the Rosary  Established 1673
Monday 8th October    Day of Special Prayer for Prisoners and their Dependents
Tuesday 9th October    St. Denis and Companions  c3rd century
St. John Leonardi  c1541 - 1609
Blessed John Henry Newman  1801 – 1890
Wednesday 10th October    St Paulinus of York  c600
Thursday 11th October    St. John XXIII – Pope  c1881 – 1963
Friday 12th October    St. Wilfred  c634 – 709
Saturday 13th October    St. Edward the Confessor  c1003 – 1066
Sunday 14th October    St. Callistus  c200
Tuesday 16th October    St. Hedwig  c1174 – 1243
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque  c1647 – 1690
Wednesday 17th October    St. Ignatius of Antioch  c100
Thursday 18th October    St. Luke  
Friday 19th October    St. Peter of Alcantara  Died c1562 – Canonised 1699
Sunday 21st October    Day Of Prayer For World Missions  
Monday 22nd October    St. John Paul II  1920 – 2005
Tuesday 23rd October    St. John of Capestrano  c1386 – 1456
Wednesday 24th October    St. Anthony Mary Claret  c1807 – 1870
Friday 26th October    St. Chad  c672
St. Cedd  c664
Sunday 28th October    St. Simon  Apostle
St. Jude  Apostle
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November 2018

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)    
Thursday 1st November    All Saints  (Holy Day of Obligation)
Friday 2nd November    The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed  
Saturday 3rd November    St. Winefride  Secondary Patron of the Diocese c6th/7th century
Sunday 4th November    St. Charles Borromeo  c1538 - 1584
Wednesday 7th November    St. Willibrord  (Bishop) c658 – 739
Friday 9th November    Dedication of the Lateran Basilica  
Saturday 10th November    St. Leo The Great  Elected Pope in 440 – died 461
Sunday 11th November    Remembrance Sunday  Day of Special Prayer for all victims of War
    St. Martin of Tours  (Bishop) c316 - 397
Monday 12th November    St. Albert The Great  (Bishop) c1200 – 1280
Thursday 15th November    St. Josaphat  c1580 – 1623
Friday 16th November    St. Edmund of Abingdon  (Bishop) c1175 - 1240
St. Margaret of Scotland  c1046 - 1093
St. Gertrude The Great  1256 – 1302
Saturday 17th November    St. Hilda  (Abbess) c614 - 680
St. Hugh of Lincoln  (Bishop) – 1140 - 1200
St. Elizabeth of Hungary  1207 - 1231
Sunday 18th November    Dedication of the Basilicas of St. Peter and Paul  
Wednesday 21st November    The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary  
Thursday 22nd November    St. Cecilia  c4th Century
Friday 23rd November    St. Clement The First  (Pope) c100
St. Columbian  (Abbot) c543 – 615
Saturday 24th November    St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions  c1795 – 1839
Sunday 25th November    Christ King of the Universe  
    St. Catherine of Alexandria  c287 - 305
Friday 30th November    St. Andrew  (Apostle)
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December 2018

DateFeast Day (click on the name to find out further information)    
Sunday 2nd December    First Sunday of Advent   
    Day of Special Prayer for all Migrants and Refugees
Monday 3rd December    St. Francis Xavier  c1506- 1552
Tuesday 4th December    St. John of Damascus   c675 – 749
Thursday 6th December    St. Nicholas   (Bishop) c270 – 343
Friday 7th December    St. Ambrose  (Bishop) c340 – 397
Saturday 8th December    The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary  
Sunday 9th December    St. John Diego Cuahlatoatzin   
Tuesday 11th December    St. Damasus  (Pope) c305 – 384
Wednesday 12th December    Our Lady of Guadalupe  
Thursday 13th December    St Lucy  c283 – 304
Friday 14th December    St John of the Cross  c1542 - 1591
Friday 21st December    St. Peter Canisius  c1521 – 1597
Sunday 23rd December    St. John of Kanty  c1390 - 1473
Tuesday 25th December    The Nativity Of The Lord  
Wednesday 26th December    St. Stephen  First Martyr
Thursday 27th December    St. John  (Apostle)
Friday 28th December    The Holy Innocents  
Saturday 29th December    St. Thomas Becket  (Bishop) c1118 – 1170
Sunday 30th December    The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph  
Monday 31th December    St. Sylvester   
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