Planning Calendar 2017

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When you’re planning events, trips, activities, liturgies, or even just an assembly or youth group sessions, it can be really helpful to know what else is going on around it. As well as this we know lots of people use a feast, an anniversary, a charity or awareness day  or UN observance as a hook for things they’re doing so you’ll find loads of these below. We’ve even included the odd wacky one like National Lost Sock Day, because … well, you never know!

This is a work in progress, and will be updated all the time. If we’ve missed something you think should be included, do let us know.

You can find what we have so far of our 2018 Planning Calendar here.

  • Jan 2017

     

    Liturgical Calendar

    Catholic Dates

    Cultural Charity & International Observances

    Sun 1st Mary, Mother of God – Solemnity
    Mon 2nd Sts Basil the Great & Gregory  Nazianzen  Bank Holiday
    Tues 3rd Most Holy Name of Jesus Bank Holiday – Scotland
    Weds 4th World Braille Day
    Thurs 5th
    Fri 6th
    Sat 7th  St Raymond of Penyafort
    Sun 8th  The Epiphany of the Lord – Solemnity
    Mon 9th  The Baptism of the Lord
    Tues 10th
    Weds 11th
    Thurs 12th  St Aelred of Rivaulx
    Fri 13th St Kentigern – Scotland;  St Hilary
    Sat 14th
    Sun 15th  2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time  Peace Sunday
    Mon 16th  Martin Luther King Day
    Tues 17th St Anthony, Abbot
    Weds 18th  Octave of Prayer for Christian  Unity begins
    Thurs 19th  St Wulstan
    Fri 20th  St Fabian; St Sebastian
    Sat 21st  St Agnes
    Sun 22nd  3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
    Mon 23rd
    Tues 24th PSt Francis de Sales
    Weds 25th Conversion of St Paul                                   Octave fof Prayer ends Burns Day
    Thurs 26th Sts Timothy & Titus  Young Carers Awareness Day
    Fri 27th St Angela Merici                                                                                                        Holocaust Memorial Day
    Sat 28th  St Thomas Aquinas Chinese New Year
    Sun 29th  4th Sunday of Ordinary Time  World Leprosy Day
    Mon 30th  Bl Bronislaus Markiewicz
    Tues 31st St John Bosco

 

  • Feb 2017

    Liturgical Calendar

    Catholic Dates

    Cultural Charity & International Observances

    Weds 1st St Brigid – Ireland Dignity Action Day (Respecting vulnerable people being cared for)
    Thurs 2nd  Presentation of the Lord
    Fri 3rd St Blaise
    Sat 4th  National Libraries Day / World Cancer Day
    Sun 5th 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time
    Mon 6th  St Paul Miki & Companions Deaf Health Charity – Sign2Sing Week begins
    Tues 7th Bl Pius IX
    Weds 8th St Josephine Bakhita  Day of Prayer for Victims of Trafficking  Safer Internet Day
    Thurs 9th St Teilo, Bishop
    Fri 10th  St Scholastica
    Sat 11th Our Lady of Lourdes  World Day of the Sick
    Sun 12th 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time     Racial Justice Sunday
    Mon 13th
    Tues 14th Sts Cyril & Methodius                     Valentines Day
    Weds 15th
    Thurs 16th
    Fri 17th  Seven Founders of the Servites Random Acts of Kindness Day
    Sat 18th
    Sun 19th  7th Sunday of Ordinary Time
    Mon 20th Student Volunteering Week begins
    Tues 21st St Peter Damian
    Weds 22nd St Peter’s Chair
    Thurs 23rd  St Polycarp
    Fri 24th
    Sat 25th Sts Louis Versiglia & Callistus Caravario
    Sun 26th  8th Sunday of Ordinary Time  Day of Prayer for the Unemployed
    Mon 27th  Fairtrade Fortnight begins
    Tues 28th St David (Ash Wednesday falls on 1st March)  Shrove Tuesday
  • March 2017

    Liturgical Calendar

    Catholic Dates

    Cultural Charity & International Observances

    Wed 1st  Ash Wednesday  Lent begins  St David’s Day – Wales
    Thurs 2nd  World Book Day
    Fri 3rd  Women’s World Day of Prayer
    Sat 4th  St Casimir
    Sun 5th 1st Sunday of Lent  St Piran’s Day – Cornwall
    Mon 6th  National Apprenticeship Week

    National Conversation Week

    British Science Week

    Tue 7th  Sts Perpetua & Felicity
    Wed 8th  St John of God  International Women’s Day
    Thu 9th St Frances of Rome                                                                                  International School Meals Day
    Fri 10th  St John Ogilvie  Programming for Primaries Day
    Sat 11th
    Sun 12th 2nd Sunday of Lent
    Mon 13th  Nutrition & Hydration Week
    Tue 14th
    Wed 15th
    Thurs 16th
    Fri 17th  St Patrick  Bank Holiday – N Ireland
    Sat 18th  St Cyril of Jerusalem
    Sun 19th 3rd Sunday of Lent
    Mon 20th  St Joseph Husband of the Blessed Virgin  International Day of Happiness
    Tue 21st  World Down Syndrome Day
    Wed 22nd  World Water Day
    Thurs 23rd St Turibius de Mogrovejo
    Fri 24th  Red Nose Day
    Sat 25th The Annunciation of the Lord
    Sun 26th 4th Sunday of Lent  Mothering Sunday
    Mon 27th  World Autism Awareness Week at School begins
    Tue 28th
    Wed 29th St Martha
    Thurs 30th  World Bipolar Day
    Fri 31st
  • April 2017

    Liturgical Calendar

    Catholic Dates

    Cultural Charity & International Observances

    Sat 1st   April Fools’ Day
    Sun 2nd  5th Sunday of Lent  International Children’s Book Day (Birthday of Hans Christian Anderson)
    Mon 3rd
    Tues 4th  St Isidore
    Weds 5th St Vincent Ferrer
    Thurs 6th D-Day Anniversary
    Fri 7th St John Baptist de la Salle  World Health Day  / Walk to Work Day
    Sat 8th
    Sun 9th Palm Sunday
    Mon 10th  Holy Week  National Siblings Day
    Tues 11th  Holy Week
    Weds 12th Day Against Child Labor
    Thurs 13th Maundy Thursday
    Fri 14th Good Friday
    Sat 15th  Holy Saturday Start of World Refugee Week & Start of Learning Disabilities Week
    Sun 16th  Easter Sunday  Vigil Day
    Mon 17th  Easter Monday Bank Holiday – except Scotland
    Tues 18th  Easter Tuesday
    Weds 19th  Easter Wednesday
    Thurs 20th  Easter Thursday
    Fri 21st Easter Friday National Skipping Day
    Sat 22nd Easter Saturday                                                                International Mother Earth Day
    Sun 23rd  2nd Sunday of Easter  Divine Mercy  London Marathon /  Shakespeare’s Birthday / English Language Day
    Mon 24th St George
    Tues 25th St Mark                                                                                 World Malaria Day
    Weds 26th
    Thurs 27th
    Fri 28th St Peter Chanel
    Sat 29th  St Catherine of Siena International Dance Day / International Astronomy Day
    Sun 30th 3rd Sunday of Easter
  • May 2017

    Liturgical Calendar

    Catholic Dates

    Cultural Charity & International Observances

    Mon 1st  St Joseph the Worker  Bank Holiday / National Share a Story Month
    Tues 2nd  St Athanasius
    Weds 3rd Sts Philip & James
    Thurs 4th  The English Martyrs
    Fri 5th St Asaph
    Sat 6th St Dominic Savio
    Sun 7th  4th Sunday of Easter  Vocations Sunday  International Dawn Chorus Day
    Mon 8th  Foster Care Fortnight begins
    Tues 9th                                                                                                                     National Lost Sock Day
    Weds 10th  Bike to School Day
    Thurs 11th
    Fri 12th St Pancras  National Limerick Day
    Sat 13th  Our Lady of Fatima  St Mary Mazzarello  World Fairtrade Day
    Sun 14th  5th Sunday of Easter  National Children’s Day
    Mon 15th  International Day of Families / Walk to School Week begins
    Tues 16th  St Louis Orione
    Weds 17th
    Thurs 18th  St Johh I
    Fri 19th St Dunstan of Canterbury
    Sat 20th  St Bernardine of Siena
    Sun 21st  6th Sunday of Easter
    Mon 22nd St Rita of Cascia  Children’s Hospice Week begins
    Tues 23rd
    Weds 24th  Mary Help of Christians
    Thurs 25th St Bede  Ascension – Scotland  National Missing Children’s Day
    Fri 26th St Philip Neri  Eurpean Neighbours’ Day
    Sat 27th  St Augustine of Canterbury
    Sun 28th  Ascension of the Lord   World Hunger Day  / World Communications Day
    Mon 29th Bl Joseph Kowalski  Oak Apple Day – England / International Day of UN Peacekeepers
    Tues 30th
    Weds 31st Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • June 2015

    Liturgical Calendar

    Catholic Dates

    Cultural Charity & International Observances

    Mon 1st St Justin International Childrens Day
    Tue 2nd
    Wed 3rd Ss Charles Lwanga and Companion
    Thurs 4th
    Fri 5th St Boniface World Environment Day
    Sat 6th D-Day Anniversary
    Sun 7th Corpus Christi
    Mon 8th
    Tue 9th Saint Columba (Feast in Scotland)
    Wed 10th
    Thu 11th St Barnabas
    Fri 12th The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (solemnity) Day Against Child Labor
    Sat 13th The Most Immaculate Heart of Mary or St Anthony of Padua
    Sun 14th 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Mon 15th Start of World Refugee Week & Start of Learning Disabilities Week
    Tue 16th
    Wed 17th Ramadan Starts
    Thurs 18th
    Fri 19th
    Sat 20th World Refugee Day
    Sun 21st 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Fathers Day & Midsummers Day
    Mon 22nd Feast of Ss John Fisher and Thomas More (England)
    Tue 23rd
    Wed 24th The Nativity of John the Baptist (Solemnity)
    Thurs 25th The Birthday of St John the Baptist (Solemnity)
    Fri 26th
    Sat 27th
    Sun 28th Ss Peter and Paul, Apostles
    Mon 29th Start of Wimbledon
    Tue 30th First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church (optional)
  • July 2015

    Liturgical Calendar

    Catholic Dates

    Cultural Charity & International Observances

    Wed 1st
    Thurs 2nd
    Fri 3rd Feast of St Thomas
    Sat 4th
    Sun 5th 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Mon 6th St Maria Goretti (optional)
    Tue 7th
    Wed 8th
    Thu 9th Our Lady of Aberdeen (Feast in Scotland)
    Fri 10th
    Sat 11th Feast of St Benedict
    Sun 12th 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Mon 13th
    Tue 14th
    Wed 15th St Bonaventure
    Thurs 16th
    Fri 17th
    Sat 18th Eid
    Sun 19th 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Mon 20th
    Tue 21st
    Wed 22nd St Mary Magdalene
    Thurs 23rd Feast of St Bridget
    Fri 24th
    Sat 25th Feast of St James
    Sun 26th 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Day for Life
    Mon 27th
    Tue 28th
    Wed 29th St Martha
    Thurs 30th
    Fri 31st St Ignatius of Loyola
  • August 15

    Liturgical Calendar

    Catholic Dates

    Cultural Charity & International Observances

    Sat 1st St Alphonsus
    Sun 2nd 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Mon 3rd
    Tue 4th St John Vianney
    Wed 5th
    Thurs 6th Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Hiroshima Day
    Fri 7th
    Sat 8th Feast of St Dominic
    Sun 9th 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Mon 10th Feast of St Lawrence
    Tue 11th St Clare
    Wed 12th International Youth Day
    Thurs 13th
    Fri 14th St Maximillian Kolbe
    Sat 15th
    Sun 16th The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Mon 17th
    Tue 18th
    Wed 19th World Humanitarian Day
    Thurs 20th St Bernard
    Fri 21st St Pius X
    Sat 22nd The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Sun 23rd 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Mon 24th Feast of St Bartholomew
    Tue 25th
    Wed 26th
    Thurs 27th St monica
    Fri 28th St Augustine
    Sat 29th The Passion of St John the Baptist
    Sun 30th 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time International Day for the Disappeared
    Mon 31st Saints of Lindisfarne (optional)  Bank Holiday
  • Sept 15

    Liturgical Calendar

    Catholic Dates

    Cultural Charity & International Observances

    Tue 1st
    Wed 2nd
    Thurs 3rd St Gregory
    Fri 4th
    Sat 5th
    Sun 6th 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Mon 7th
    Tue 8th Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary International Literacy Day
    Wed 9th
    Thurs 10th World Suicide Prevention Day
    Fri 11th
    Sat 12th
    Sun 13th 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Racial Justice Sunday
    Mon 14th Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
    Tue 15th Our Lady of Sorrows
    Wed 16th Feast of St Ninian (in Scotland) Ss Cornelius & Cyprian (memorial in England and Wales)
    Thurs 17th
    Fri 18th
    Sat 19th International Talk Like a Pirate Day
    Sun 20th 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Home Mission Sunday
    Mon 21st Feast of St Matthew
    Tue 22nd
    Wed 23rd St Pio of Pietrelcina Yom Kipur
    Thurs 24th
    Fri 25th MacMillan Coffee Morning
    Sat 26th
    Sun 27th 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Mon 28th
    Tue 29th Feast of Ss Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels
    Wed 30th St Jerome
  • Oct 15

    Liturgical Calendar

    Catholic Dates

    Cultural Charity & International Observances

    Thurs 1st St Therese of Lisieux Start of Black History Month
    Fri 2nd The Holy Guardian Angels Harvest Fast Day
    Sat 3rd
    Sun 4th 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Mon 5th World Teachers Day & Start of Dyslexia Awareness Week
    Tue 6th
    Wed 7th Our Lady of the Rosary
    Thurs 8th
    Fri 9th Blessed John Henry Newman (optional in England)
    Sat 10th
    Sun 11th 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Mon 12th
    Tue 13th
    Wed 14th
    Thurs 15th St Therese of Avila
    Fri 16th
    Sat 17th St Ignatius of Antioch
    Sun 18th 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time World Mission Sunday Start of One World Week
    Mon 19th
    Tue 20th
    Wed 21st
    Thurs 22nd John Paul II (optional)
    Fri 23rd Wear it Pink – Breast Cancer Campaign
    Sat 24th UN Day
    Sun 25th 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Mon 26th
    Tue 27th
    Wed 28th Feast of Ss Simon and Jude
    Thurs 29th
    Fri 30th
    Sat 31st Halloween
  • Nov 15

    Liturgical Calendar

    Catholic Dates

    Cultural Charity & International Observances

    Sun 1st All Saints (solemnity)
    Mon 2nd All Souls
    Tue 3rd
    Wed 4th St Charles Borromeo
    Thurs 5th Bonfire Night
    Fri 6th
    Sat 7th
    Sun 8th 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Remembrance Sunday
    Mon 9th Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
    Tue 10th St Leo the Great
    Wed 11th St Martin of Tours Armistace Day & Diwali
    Thurs 12th St Josaphat
    Fri 13th
    Sat 14th
    Sun 15th 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Start of Inter-Faith Week
    Mon 16th Saint Margaret of Scotland (Feast in Scotland) Start of Anti-Bullying Week
    Tue 17th St Elizabeth of Hungary (Wales & Scotland)
    Wed 18th
    Thurs 19th World Toilet Day
    Fri 20th Universal Childrens Day (Anniversary of Convention on the Rights of the Child)
    Sat 21st The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Sun 22nd Christ the King National Youth Sunday
    Mon 23rd
    Tue 24th Ss Andrew Dũng-Lạc and Companions
    Wed 25th
    Thurs 26th
    Fri 27th
    Sat 28th
    Sun 29th 1st Sunday of Advent
    Mon 30th Feast of St Andrew
  • Dec 2015

    Liturgical Calendar

    Catholic Dates

    Cultural Charity & International Observances

    Tue 1st World Aids Day
    Wed 2nd Day for the Abolition of Slavery
    Thurs 3rd St Francis Xavier Migrants Day Day for Disabled Persons
    Fri 4th
    Sat 5th International Volunteers day
    Sun 6th 2nd Sunday of Advent Bible Sunday
    Mon 7th St Ambrose, Bishop
    Tue 8th The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Solemnity)
    Wed 9th
    Thurs 10th Human Rights Day
    Fri 11th
    Sat 12th
    Sun 13th 3rd Sunday of Advent Pope Francis Ordination 1969
    Mon 14th St John of the Cross
    Tue 15th
    Wed 16th
    Thurs 17th Pope Francis Born 1936
    Fri 18th
    Sat 19th
    Sun 20th 4th Sunday of Advent
    Mon 21st
    Tue 22nd
    Wed 23rd
    Thurs 24th Christmas Eve
    Fri 25th The Nativity of the Lord (Solemnity) Christmas Day!
    Sat 26th Feast of St Stephen Boxing Day
    Sun 27th Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
    Mon 28th Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs
    Tue 29th
    Wed 30th
    Thurs 31st New Years Eve