Throughout the Catholic Church’s Liturgical Year, there are many days we call special attention to – whether labeled a “Memorial,” a “Feast,” or a “Solemnity.” Solemnities are the celebrations of greatest importance and typically include all Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Feasts are of second importance and are celebrated on a particular day, however, they are not necessarily days of obligation for Catholics. And lastly are Memorials, which typically commemorate a saint or saints.
We’ve included information on some of the most popular of these types of celebrations below. Enjoy!