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Note.The last year in each of the above divisions will be
Leap Year.


Of all the Feasts that are observed by the Catholics of England; with an obligation of hearing Mass and resting from servile works.

All Sundays in the year. January 1 The Circumcision of our Lord, or New Year's-day.

6 The Epiphany, or Twelfth-day. June 29 St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles.

August 15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
November 1 All Saints.
December 25 Christmas-day.
Corpus Christi-day (being 1st Thursday after Trinity Sunday).


February 2 The Purification, or Candlemas-day.

24 St. Matthias, Apostle.

March 19 St. Joseph, Spouse of the B. Virgin.

25 The Annunciation of the B. V. or Lady-day. April 23 St. George the Martyr.

May 1 St. Philip and St. James, Apostles.

3 The Finding of the Cross. June 24 The Nativity of St. John, Baptist.

July 25 St. James, Apostle.

26 St. Anne, Mother of the B. Virgin. August 10 St. Lawrence, Martyr.

24 St. Bartholomew, Apostle. September 8 The Nativity of the B. Virgin.

21 St. Matthew, Apostle.

29 Michaelmas-day.
October 28 St. Simon and St. Jude.
November 30 St. Andrew, Apostle.
December 8 The Conception of the B. Virgin.

21 St. Thomas. Apostle.

26 St. Stephen the Martyr.

27 St. John, Apostle.

28 Holy Innocents.

29 St. Thomas of Canterbury.
Easter Monday and Tuesday.
Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun-week.


All the weekdays of Lent, beginning on Ash-Wednesday,
The Wednesdays and Fridays in Advent.
Ember-days, four times a year, viz.

Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

1. Next after the first Sunday in Lent.

2. In Whitsun-week.

3. Next after the fourteenth of September.

4. Next after the third Sunday of Advent.


All Fridays, except when Christmas falls on a Friday.


1. The Vigil of SS. Peter and Paul, June 28.

2. The Vigil of the Assumption, August 14.

3. The Vigil of All Saints, October 31.

4. The Vigil of the Nativity of our Lord, December 24.

The solemnising of Marriage is forbidden from the first Sunom in Advent until after the Twelfth-day, and from the beginning of Lent until Low-Sunday.

Brief Statement of Cfythttim Bactrim.

The Ten Commandments of God.—Exodus xx.

1. I Am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, and out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt not have strange gods before me. Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them: I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of fathers upon their children unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of those that love me, and keep my commandments.

2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the name of the Lord his God in vain.

3. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour, and shalt do all thy works; but on the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: thou shalt do no work on it, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid- servant, nor thy beast, nor the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.

4. Honour thy father and thy mother, that thou mayest

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