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Sunday, November, 29, 2015

First Sunday of Advent (Advent)

Sunday, December, 6, 2015

Second Sunday of Advent (Advent)

Sunday, December, 13, 2015

Third Sunday of Advent (Advent)

Sunday, December, 20, 2015

Fourth Sunday of Advent (Advent)

Thursday, December, 24, 2015

Nativity of the Lord - Proper I Christmas Eve & Day (Christmas)

Friday, December, 25, 2015

Nativity of the Lord - Proper I Christmas Eve & Day (Christmas)

Thursday, December, 24, 2015

Nativity of the Lord - Proper II Christmas Eve & Day (Christmas)

Friday, December, 25, 2015

Nativity of the Lord - Proper II Christmas Eve & Day (Christmas)

Thursday, December, 24, 2015

Nativity of the Lord - Proper III Christmas Eve & Day (Christmas)

Friday, December, 25, 2015

Nativity of the Lord - Proper III Christmas Eve & Day (Christmas)

Sunday, December, 27, 2015

First Sunday after Christmas Day (Christmas)

Friday, January, 1, 2016

Holy Name of Jesus (Mary, Mother of God) (Christmas)

Friday, January, 1, 2016

New Year's Day (Christmas)

Sunday, January, 3, 2016

Second Sunday after Christmas Day (Christmas)

Wednesday, January, 6, 2016

Epiphany of the Lord (Epiphany)

Sunday, January, 10, 2016

Baptism of the Lord (First Sunday after Epiphany) (Epiphany)

Sunday, January, 17, 2016

Second Sunday after the Epiphany (Epiphany)

Sunday, January, 24, 2016

Third Sunday after the Epiphany (Epiphany)

Sunday, January, 31, 2016

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (Epiphany)

Sunday, February, 7, 2016

Transfiguration Sunday (Last Sunday before Lent) (Epiphany)

Wednesday, February, 10, 2016

Ash Wednesday (Lent)

Sunday, February, 14, 2016

First Sunday in Lent (Lent)

Sunday, February, 21, 2016

Second Sunday in Lent (Lent)

Sunday, February, 28, 2016

Third Sunday in Lent (Lent)

Sunday, March, 6, 2016

Fourth Sunday in Lent (Lent)

Sunday, March, 13, 2016

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Lent)

Sunday, March, 20, 2016

Liturgy of the Palms (Lent)

Sunday, March, 20, 2016

Liturgy of the Passion (Lent)

Monday, March, 21, 2016

Monday of Holy Week (Holy Week)

Tuesday, March, 22, 2016

Tuesday of Holy Week (Holy Week)

Wednesday, March, 23, 2016

Wednesday of Holy Week (Holy Week)

Thursday, March, 24, 2016

Maundy Thursday  (Holy Thursday) (Holy Week)

Friday, March, 25, 2016

Good Friday (Holy Week)

Saturday, March, 26, 2016

Holy Saturday (Holy Week)

Saturday, March, 26, 2016

Easter Vigil (Easter)

Sunday, March, 27, 2016

Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Day) (Easter)

Sunday, March, 27, 2016

Easter Evening (Easter)

Sunday, April, 3, 2016

Second Sunday of Easter (Easter)

Sunday, April, 10, 2016

Third Sunday of Easter (Easter)

Sunday, April, 17, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Easter (Easter)

Sunday, April, 24, 2016

Fifth Sunday of Easter (Easter)

Sunday, May, 1, 2016

Sixth Sunday of Easter (Easter)

Thursday, May, 5, 2016

Ascension of the Lord (Easter)

Sunday, May, 8, 2016

Seventh Sunday of Easter (Easter)

Sunday, May, 15, 2016

Day of Pentecost (Easter)

Sunday, May, 22, 2016

Trinity Sunday (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, May, 29, 2016

Proper 4 (9) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, June, 5, 2016

Proper 5 (10) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, June, 12, 2016

Proper 6 (11) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, June, 19, 2016

Proper 7 (12) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, June, 26, 2016

Proper 8 (13) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, July, 3, 2016

Proper 9 (14) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, July, 10, 2016

Proper 10 (15) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, July, 17, 2016

Proper 11 (16) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, July, 24, 2016

Proper 12 (17) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, July, 31, 2016

Proper 13 (18) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, August, 7, 2016

Proper 14 (19) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, August, 14, 2016

Proper 15 (20) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, August, 21, 2016

Proper 16 (21) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, August, 28, 2016

Proper 17 (22) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, September, 4, 2016

Proper 18 (23) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, September, 11, 2016

Proper 19 (24) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, September, 18, 2016

Proper 20 (25) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, September, 25, 2016

Proper 21 (26) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, October, 2, 2016

Proper 22 (27) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, October, 9, 2016

Proper 23 (28) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, October, 16, 2016

Proper 24 (29) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, October, 23, 2016

Proper 25 (30) (Season after Pentecost)

Tuesday, November, 1, 2016

All Saints Day (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, October, 30, 2016

Proper 26 (31) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, November, 6, 2016

Proper 27 (32) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, November, 13, 2016

Proper 28 (33) (Season after Pentecost)

Sunday, November, 20, 2016

Christ the King (Reign of Christ) (Season after Pentecost)

Thursday, November, 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Day (Season after Pentecost)

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