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* Table of the feasts

OBSERVED BY THE CATHOLICS OF ENGLAND.

The Days of Obligation are in Small Capitals. The Days

of Devotion are in Italics.

ALL THE SUNDAYS IN THE YEAR.

JANUARY.

JULY.

25 St. James. 1 The CIRCUMCISION, or New Year's Day.

26 St. Ann, Mother of the

Blessed Virgin. 6 The EPIPHANY, or Twelfth Day.

AUGUST.

10 St. Lawrence, Martyr. FEBRUARY.

15 The ASSUMPTION of the 2 The Purification, or Can

Blessed Virgin. dlemas Day.

24 St. Bartholomew. 24 St. Matthias.

SEPTEMBER.
MARCH.

8 The Nativity of the Blessed

Virgin. 19 St. Joseph, Spouse of the 21 St. Matthew, Blessed Virgin.

29 Michaelmas Day.
25 The Annunciation of the
Blessed Virgin, or

OCTOBER
Lady Day.

28 ss. Simon and Jude.

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Mobeable Feasts.
EASTER SUNDAY, Monday and Tuesday.

ASCENSION DAY, or the Thursday forty days after Easter.

WHITSUNDAY, Monday and Tuesday.

CORPUS CHRISTI, being the first Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

fasting Days. The forty days of Lent.

The Ember Days, at the four seasons, being the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of the first week in Lent, of Whitsun Week, of the third week in September, and of the third week in Advent.

The Vigils or Eves of Whitsunday, of Saints Peter and Paul, of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, of all Saints, and of Christmas day.

The Wednesdays and Fridays in Advent.

N.B.—When any fasting-day falls upon a Sunday, it is to be observed on the Saturday before. If the feast fall upon a Monday, the vigil is kept upon Saturday.

Abstinence Days. The Sundays in Lent, unless leave be given to eat meat.

All the Fridays of the year, except when Christmas Day falls on a Friday.

N.B.-The Catholic Church commands all her children, upon Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, to be present at the great Eacharistic Sacrifice, which is called the Mass, and to rest from servile work on those days, and to keep them holy.

2ndly-She commands them to abstain from flesh on all days of fasting and abstinence; and

; on fasting days to eat but one meal.

3rdly-She commands them to confess their sins to their Pastors at least once a year.

4thly-She commands them to receive the blessed Sacrament at least once a year, and that at Easter, or thereabouts.

The fourth Council of Lateran, Can. 21, ordains, “ That every one of the faithful of both sexes, after they come to the years of discretion, shall, in private, faithfully confess all their sins, at least once a year, to their Pastor: and take care to fulfil, to the best of their power, the penance enjoined them: receiving reverently, at least at Easter, the Sacrament of the Eucharist, unless perhaps by the counsel of their Pastor, for some reasonable cause, they judge it proper to abstain from it for a time ; otherwise, let them be excluded from the Church whilst living, and when they die be deprived of Christian burial.”

Table of Mobeable feasts.

Year

of our Lord.

1867 Feb 17 Mar 6 Apr 21 May30 June 9 Jun 20 Dec 1 1868 Feb 9 Feb 26 Apr 12 May21 May31 Jun 11 Nov 29 1869 Jan 24 Feb 10 Mar 28 May 6 May16 May27 Nov 28 1870 Feb 13 Mar 2 Apr 17 May26 June 5 Jun 16 Nov 27 1871 Feb 5 Feb 22 Apr 9 May18 May28 June 8 Dec 3 1872 Jan 28 Feb 14 Mar 31 May 9 May19 May30 Dec 1 1873 Feb 9 Feb 26 Apr 13 May22 June 1 Jun 12 Nov 30 1874 Feb 1 Feb 18 Apr 5 May14 May24 June 4 Nov 29 1875 Jan 24 Feb 10 Mar 28 May 6 May16 May27 Nov 28 1876 Feb 13 Mar 1 Apr 16 May25 June 4 Jun 15 Dec 3 1877 Jan 28 Feb 14 Apr 1 May10 May20 May31 Dec 2 1878 Feb 17 Mar 6 Apr 21 May30 June 9 Jun 20 Dec 1 1879 Feb 9 Feb 26 Apr 13 May22 June 1 Jun 12 Nov 30 1880 Jan 25 Feb 11 Mar 28 May 6 May16 May27 Nov 28 1881 Feb 13 Mar 2 Apr 17 May26 June 5 Jun 16 Nov 27 1882 Feb 5 Feb 22 Apr 9 May18 May28 June 8 Dec 3 1883 Jan 21 Feb 7 Mar 25 May 3 May13 May24 Dec 2 1884 Feb 10 Feb 27 Apr 13 May22 June 1 Jun 12 Nov 30 1885 Feb 1 Feb 18 Apr 5 May14 May24 June 4 Nov 29 1886 Feb 21 Mar 10 Apr 25 June 3 Jun 13 Jun 24 Nov 28 1887 Feb 6 Feb 23 Apr 10 May19 May29 June 9 Nov 27 1888 Jan 29 Feb 15 Apr 1 May10 May20 May31 Dec 2 1889 Feb 17 Mar 6 Apr 21 May30 June 9 Jun 20 Dec 1 1890 Feb 2 Feb 19 Apr 6 May15 May25 June 5 Nov 30

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Plenary Indulgences, Granted to the Faithful in the Dioceses of

England. 1. CHRISTMAS Day, and the twelve days following, to the day of the Epiphany, inclusively.

2. The first week of Lent, beginning with the first Sunday, and ending with the second Sunday, inclusively.

3. Easter, i.e. from Palm Sunday, inclusively, to Low Sunday, inclusively.

4. From Whitsunday, inclusively, to the end of the octave of Corpus Christi.

5. The feast of SS. Peter and Paul, and during the octave.

6. From the Sunday, inclusively, preceding the festival of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the twenty-second day of August, inclusively. But if the festival of the Assumption fall on a Sunday, the Indulgence begins on that day.

7. From the Sunday, inclusively, preceding the festival of St. Michael to the Sunday following, inclusively. But if the festival of St. Michael fall on a Sunday, the Indulgence begins on that day.

8. From the Sunday, inclusively, preceding the festival of All Saints to the eighth day of November, inclusively. But if the feast of All Saints fall on a Sunday, the Indulgence begins on that day,

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