The Liturgical Year Calendar


Lent 2018 begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14th.  Holy Redeemer offers ashes at the 6:45 and 9 a.m.  and 7:30 p.m. Masses.  Please refer to our bulletin on the web site for the complete weekly schedule of Masses, Confessions and Stations of the Cross during Lent. 


Easter, which is celebrated on Sunday, April 1st, 2018, is our Catholic celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is central to our belief as Christians.  We have been preparing for Easter through the forty days of Lent, culminating in the Easter Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Vigil of Easter on Saturday night.   


This is the  pivotal foundational celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit onto the apostles thereby giving them the courage and confirming their conviction in Jesus and going forth to preach the gospel. In 2018 Pentecost is on Sunday May 20th, 


This is our preparation time for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Christmas, the great feast of the Nativity.  The first Sunday of Advent, 2018, is December 2nd.


In which we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ occurs as usual on December 25 which is on a Tuesday in 2018.  

Holy Days of Obligation in the Archdiocese of Washington:

2018  - Holy Days of Obligation - Days when we are obligated to go to Mass.

Sunday, January 1 Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. PLEASE NOTE IT IS NOT A DAY OF OBLIGATION IN 2018

Thursday, May 10th Ascension of the Our Lord.  Transferred to Sunday May 13th in the Archdiocese of Washington

Wednesday, August 15th Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

Wednesday, November 1st All  Saints

Saturday, December 8th Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Tuesday, December 25th Christmas