Our Blessed Mother: Recent past and coming feasts (click on image for viewing video).
The Catholic Church assigns one date out of the year for each and every canonized saint — known as the saint’s feast day. The saints are remembered on their individual feast days with special mention, prayers, and possibly a scripture reading.(1) The Catholic Holy Days of Obligation are our most important feast days. They are the principal liturgical feasts that honor the mysteries of the Lord, the Virgin Mary, and the saints.(2)
The Liturgical Year (=Christian Year or Church Year) for 2018-2019 (Year C) commenced on 2nd December 2018 with the 1st Sunday of Advent and ends on 30th November 2019, the Saturday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time. The Holy Days of Obligation for Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei for Year C are: Ascension of the Lord (Thursday, 30 May), Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Thursday, 15 August), All Saints' Day (Friday, 1 November), Christmas Day (Wednesday, 25 December) and all Sundays.(3)
In 1866, Pope Pius IX entrusted the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help to the Redemptorists with the mission to "Make her known" throughout the world. Today, the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual is known throughout the world with millions of devotees, praying and celebrating with Mary, God's outpouring of abundant graces and unconditional love.
Following feast days are due:
"The upright rejoice in the presence of God, delighted and crying out for joy."
References: (1) For Dummies, What is a Catholic Feast Day?: <http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/what-is-a-catholic-feast-day.html>; (2) beginningCatholic.com, Catholic Holy Days of Obligation: <http://www.beginningcatholic.com/catholic-holy-days-of-obligation.html>; (3) Ordo, pg xiv; (4) OMPH Bulletin.
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