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2012
Graduations
Mother's Day is May 13
Earth Day is April 22
New for Easter 2012
St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, Mar. 17
Celebrate Mardi Gras
St. Valentine's Day is Tuesday, Feb. 14
Eucharist
Epiphany of the Lord

2011
New for Christmas 2011
St. Nicholas' Feast is December 6
Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, Nov. 24
All Hallows Eve
St. Francis of Assisi
Remembering 9/11
World Youth Day
Birthdays
Father's Day is June 19
St. Anthony's Feast Day Is June 13
Graduations
Mother's Day Is May 8
New for Easter 2011
St. Patrick's Day is Thursday, Mar. 17
Celebrate Mardi Gras
Baptism
St. Valentine's Day is Monday, Feb. 14

2010
World Day of Peace
New For Christmas 2010
The Feast of St. Nicholas Is December 6
Advent Begins Sunday, November 28
Thanksgiving Day Is Thursday, Nov. 25
All Hallows Eve
St. Francis of Assisi
Blessed Mother Teresa
Back to School
Birthdays
June 20 Is Father's Day
St. Anthony of Padua's Feast Is June 13
Mother's Day Is May 9
Earth Day is April 22
Celebrating the Easter Season
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Celebrate Mardi Gras
St. Valentine's Day

2009
World Day of Peace (December)
Christmas (December)
Celebrate December Saints (December)
Advent (November)
Thanksgiving / Pet Blessings (November)
All Hallows Eve (October)
St. Francis of Assisi / Pet Blessings (September)
Blessed Mother Teresa (September)
Back to School (August)
Celebrate Year of Priests (July)
Celebrate Father's Day (June)
Celebrate Feast of St. Anthony's (June)
Celebrate Pentecost and Graduation (May)
Celebrate Mother's Day (May)
Celebrate Earth Day (April)
Celebrate Easter (April)
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day (March)
Celebrate Lent (March)
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Lent (February)
Celebrate St. Valentine's Day (February)

2008
Celebrate December Saints (December)
Advent Begins November 30 (November)
All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (October)
Celebrate Feast Day of Blessed Mother Teresa (September)
Back to School (August)
Celebrate St. Anthony and Father's Day (June)
Celebrate Graduation and Summer Vacation (May)
Celebrate Mother’s Day (May)
Earth Day and Other Celebrations (April)
Celebrate Easter (April)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March)
Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day (February)
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Lent (February)

2007
Celebrate World Day of Peace (December)
Celebrate Christmas (December)
Celebrate Advent and Advent Saints (November)
Celebrate Thanksgiving and Advent (November)
All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (October)
Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis (October)
Celebrate Feast Day of Blessed Mother Teresa (September)
Back to School (August)
Summer (July)
Happy Father's Day (June)
Feast of St. Anthony (June)
Celebrate Mother’s Day (May)
Earth Day Is April 22 (April)
Celebrate Easter (April)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March)
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Lent (February)
Happy St. Valentine's Day (February)

2006
Celebrate Christmas (December)
Saints of Advent (December)
Thanksgiving and Advent (November)
All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (October)
Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis (Sep.)
Blessed Mother Teresa and Remembering 9/11 (Sep.)
Back to School (August)
Summertime (July)
Happy Father's Day (June)
Feast of St. Anthony (June)
Celebrate Mother’s Day (May)
Celebrate Easter (April)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March)
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Lent (February)
Happy St. Valentine's Day (February)

2005
Celebrate Christmas (December)
Saints of Advent (December)
Thanksgiving and Advent (November)
All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (October)
Feast of St. Francis (October)
Remembering September 11 (September)
Back to School (August)
Lessons on the Beach (July)
Father's Day Is Sunday, June 19 (June)
Feast of St. Anthony (June)
Celebrate Mother's Day (May)
Earth Day and Celebrations (April)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March)
Happy St. Valentine's Day (February)
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Lent (February)

2004
Celebrate Christmas (December)
Saints of Advent (December)
Thanksgiving and Advent (November)
All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (October)
Feast of St. Francis (October)
Remember Mother Teresa and September 11 (September)
Back to School, Friendship and Thank You (August)
Lessons on the Beach (July)
Father's Day Is Sunday, June 20 (June)
Feast of St. Anthony (June)
Wish Mom a Happy Mother's Day (May)
Earth Day and Celebrations (April)
Spread Easter Joy (April)
St. Patrick and St. Joseph (March)
Mardi Gras and Lent (February)
St. Valentine's Day (February)

2003
Christmas (Dec.)
Do You Value Catholic Greetings? (Dec.)
St. Nicholas and Other Saints (Dec.)
Thanksgiving and Advent (Nov.)
Halloween, All Saints and All Souls (Oct.)
Papal Anniversary and Mother Teresa Beatification (Oct.)
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (October)
Back to School, Friendship and Thank You (August)
Summertime, Birthdays and Thinking of You (July)
Father's Day and Feast of St. Anthony (June)
Wish Mom a Happy Mother's Day (May)
Spread Easter Joy (April)
St. Patrick and St. Joseph (March)
Happy Mardi Gras! (March)
St. Valentine's Day (February)

2002
Celebrate Christmas! (December)
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Is Dec. 12 (December)
St. Nicholas Day Is December 6 (December)
Thanksgiving Is November 28 (November)
All Hallows Eve Is Thursday (October)
Feast of St. Francis Is October 4 (October)
Remembering September 11 (September)
Back to School (August)
Canonization of Juan Diego is July 30 (July)
St. Anthony of Padua's Feast Day Is June 13 (June)
Mother's Day Is Sunday, May 12th (May)
Earth Day Is April 22 (April)
Celebrate Easter (March)
Sunday Is St. Patrick's Days (March)



Anthony Claret: The "spiritual father of Cuba" was a missionary, religious founder, social reformer, queen’s chaplain, writer and publisher, archbishop and refugee. He was a Spaniard whose work took him to the Canary Islands, Cuba, Madrid, Paris and to the First Vatican Council. 
<p>In his spare time as weaver and designer in the textile mills of Barcelona, he learned Latin and printing: The future priest and publisher was preparing. Ordained at 28, he was prevented by ill health from entering religious life as a Carthusian or as a Jesuit, but went on to become one of Spain’s most popular preachers. </p><p>He spent 10 years giving popular missions and retreats, always placing great emphasis on the Eucharist and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Her rosary, it was said, was never out of his hand. At 42, beginning with five young priests, he founded a religious institute of missionaries, known today as the Claretians. </p><p>He was appointed to head the much-neglected archdiocese of Santiago in Cuba. He began its reform by almost ceaseless preaching and hearing of confessions, and suffered bitter opposition mainly for opposing concubinage and giving instruction to black slaves. A hired assassin (whose release from prison Anthony had obtained) slashed open his face and wrist. Anthony succeeded in getting the would-be assassin’s death sentence commuted to a prison term. His solution for the misery of Cubans was family-owned farms producing a variety of foods for the family’s own needs and for the market. This invited the enmity of the vested interests who wanted everyone to work on a single cash crop—sugar. Besides all his religious writings are two books he wrote in Cuba: <i>Reflections on Agriculture</i> and <i>Country Delights</i>. </p><p>He was recalled to Spain for a job he did not relish—being chaplain for the queen. He went on three conditions: He would reside away from the palace, he would come only to hear the queen’s confession and instruct the children and he would be exempt from court functions. In the revolution of 1868, he fled with the queen’s party to Paris, where he preached to the Spanish colony. </p><p>All his life Anthony was interested in the Catholic press. He founded the Religious Publishing House, a major Catholic publishing venture in Spain, and wrote or published 200 books and pamphlets. </p><p>At Vatican I, where he was a staunch defender of the doctrine of infallibility, he won the admiration of his fellow bishops. Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore remarked of him, "There goes a true saint." At the age of 63, he died in exile near the border of Spain.</p> American Catholic Blog The greatest tragedy of our world is that men do not know, really know, that God loves them. Some believe it in a shadowy sort of way. If they were to really think about it they would soon realize that their belief in God’s love for them is very remote and abstract. Because of this lack of realization of God’s love for them, men do not know how to love God back. —Catherine de Hueck Doherty

 
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