The Church Year: Mar. 16, 2012

by Jimmy Akin

in +Religion, Liturgical Year

Today is Friday of the 3rd week of Lent. The liturgical color is violet.


Saints & Celebrations:

On March 16, there is no special fixed liturgical day in the Ordinary Form.

There is no special fixed liturgical day in the Extraordinary Form.

For information about other saints, blesseds, and feasts celebrated today, you can click here.



To see today’s readings in the Ordinary Form, you can click here.

Or you can click play to listen to them:


Devotional Information:

We continue our series on St. Joseph. According to the Holy See’s Directory on Popular Piety:

220. Popular piety has grasped the significance, importance and universality of the patronage of St. Joseph “to whose care God entrusted the beginning of our redemption”, “and his most valuable treasures.” The following have been entrusted to the patronage of St. Joseph: the entire Church was placed under the patronage and protection of this Holy patriarch by the Blessed Pius IX; those who are consecrated to God by celibacy for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven (cf. Mt 19, 12): “in St Joseph they have […] a type and a protector of chaste integrity”; workers and craftsmen, for whom the carpenter of Nazareth is a singular model; the dying, since pious tradition holds that he was assisted by Mary and Jesus in his last agony.

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Br Ryan March 16, 2012 at 8:05 am

Good morning. The link to today’s saints is not working. I’m looking for someone beatified or canonized by John Paul II who is celebrated today. Any help?

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