Saints and Feast Days in July 2016

We are five days away from July and that means it is time for the monthly list of Saints and Feast Days. As a reminder, the purpose of this monthly list is to help you live out the liturgical calendar in your homes. Therefore, don’t forget to print out a copy of this list, and more importantly, USE the list. Get to know some of the saints using the provided links and/ your own resources. It is a great way to make this period of “ordinary time” extraordinary!

Saints and Feast Days in July

Saints and Feasts

July 1:  Blessed Junipero Serra, priest (optional memorial)

July 5: St. Anthony Zeccaria, priest (optional memorial)

July 5: St. Elizabeth of Portugal (optional memorial)

July 6: St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr (optional memorial)

July 9: St. Augustine Zhao Rong, priest, and companions, martyrs (optional memorial)

July 11: St. Benedict, Abbot (obligatory memorial)

July 13: St. Henry (optional)

July 14: St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin (obligatory memorial)

July 15: St. Bonaventure, bishop and doctor of the Church (obligatory memorial)

July 16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel (optional memorial)

July 18: St. Camillus de Lellis, priest (optional memorial)

July 20: St. Apollinaris, bishop and martyr (optional memorial)

July 21: St. Lawrence of Brindisi, priest and doctor of the Church (optional memorial)

July 22: St. Mary Magdalene (obligatory memorial)

July 23: St. Bridget, religious (optional memorial)

July 24: St. Sharbel Makhluf, priest (optional memorial)

July 25: St. James, apostle (obligatory memorial)

July 26: Sts. Joachim & Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary (obligatory memorial)

 July 29: St. Martha (obligatory memorial)

July 30: St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor of the Church (optional memorial)

July 31: St. Ignatious of Loyola, priest (obligatory memorial)

Other Dates to Note

Every Saturday is traditionally dedicated to devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

July is traditionally dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus

July 01: Canada Day (Canada)

July 04: Independence Day

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