800 Beacon St. Avalon, CA. Santa Catalina Island
800 Beacon St. Avalon, CA. Santa Catalina Island 

Holy Days Schedule of 2023

(Includes both holy days of obligation and non-obligatory.)
We will post updates on our website, Facebook page, and in-person at mass when mass schedules are available for dates such as Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Easter, and Pentecost.
New Liturgical Year, Year "A", 2023
Sun 1/1 - Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
Sun 1/8 - Epiphany of the Lord
Mon 1/9 - The Baptism of the Lord (Ordinary Time starts)
Thu 2/2 - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Sun 2/12 -[Local] Memorial of Father William Ruther (Pastor, 2016-2022)
Wed 2/22 - Ash Wednesday (Lent begins)
Fri 3/17 - Saint Patrick's Day (fundraiser dinner in the Parish Hall - 5 & 7pm)
Sat 3/25 - Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Sun 4/2 - Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion (Start of Holy Week)
Thu 4/6 - Holy Thursday (End of Lent, after the Mass of the Lord's Supper)
Fri 4/7 - Good Friday of the Lord's Passion (fasting and abstinence to be observed)
Sat 4/8 - Easter Vigil
Sun 4/9 - Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Sat 4/22 - Confirmation Retreat, students 9:00am, sponsors 12:00pm/Noon.
Sun 4/23 - Confirmation Mass, 11:00am
Sun 5/7 - First Holy Communion Mass, 11:00am
Thu 5/18 - The Ascension of the Lord (may be observed on the following Sunday)
Sun 5/28 - Pentecost Sunday (celebration of the Holy Spirit)
Mon 5/29 - Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
Sun 6/4 - The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Sun 6/11 - Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
Fri 6/16 - Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sun 8/6 - Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
Tue 8/15 - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fri 9/8 - Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fri 10/20 - Procession and Masses for Our Lady of Guadalupe images. 11:00am, procession from Mole to Wrigley Stage. 12-noon, Mass on Wrigley Stage. 1:00pm, procession from Wrigley stage to St. Catherine's. 2pm, Potluck banquet at St Catherine parish hall. 6:30pm, Bilungual Mass in St. Catherine's santuary.
Sat-Sun, 10/21/10/22 - Sacristy roof & ceiling repairs.
Wed 11/1 - Solemnity of All Saints
Thu 11/2 - Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
Thu 11/23 - Thanksgiving Day
Sat 11/25 - Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria, festival in the parish courtyard after Mass. Mass at 11:00am.
Sun 11/26 - The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
New Liturgical Year, Year "B", 2024
Sun 12/3 - First Sunday of Advent
Fri 12/8 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tue 12/12 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Mon 12/25 - The Nativity of the Lord
Sun 12/31 - Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Some feasts and religious days of significance have been omitted from this entry, but can be found on the US Council of Catholic Bishops website at: