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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)



All Saints: The earliest certain observance of a feast in honor of all the saints is an early fourth-century commemoration of "all the martyrs." In the early seventh century, after successive waves of invaders plundered the catacombs, Pope Boniface IV gathered up some 28 wagonloads of bones and reinterred them beneath the Pantheon, a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods. The pope rededicated the shrine as a Christian church. According to Venerable Bede, the pope intended "that the memory of all the saints might in the future be honored in the place which had formerly been dedicated to the worship not of gods but of demons" (<i>On the Calculation of Time</i>). 
<p>But the rededication of the Pantheon, like the earlier commemoration of all the martyrs, occurred in May. Many Eastern Churches still honor all the saints in the spring, either during the Easter season or immediately after Pentecost. </p><p>How the Western Church came to celebrate this feast, now recognized as a solemnity, in November is a puzzle to historians. The Anglo-Saxon theologian Alcuin observed the feast on November 1 in 800, as did his friend Arno, Bishop of Salzburg. Rome finally adopted that date in the ninth century.</p> American Catholic Blog Touch can be an act of kindness when someone is dying. If you visit a sick person and find that you are at a loss for words, reach out and touch her hand.

 
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CATHOLIC GREETINGS
All Saints Day
The Church rejoices today in gratitude for all the faithful in heaven and on earth!
All Hallows' Eve
Christians can celebrate Halloween because we believe that good will always triumph over evil.
Congratulations
Share the joy of a special occasion by sending a Catholic Greetings e-card!
Halloween
Welcome Friday evening's goblins with treats and blessings!
St. Jude
Countless generations of Catholics have brought their prayers and their tears to this patron of hopeless causes.



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