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General Roman Calendar of 1962

This article lists the feast days of the General Roman Calendar as it was in 1962, following the reforms that Pope John XXIII introduced with his motu proprio Rubricarum instructum of 23 July 1960. The 1962 edition of the Roman Missal was authorized as an "extraordinary form of the Roman Rite" by the 7 July 2007 motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI.

Rubricarum instructum replaced the former classifications of Doubles, Semidoubles, and Simples with I, II, and III class feasts and commemorations. It removed a few feasts, in particular duplications such as the Feast of the Cross (3 May and 14 September), the Chair of Peter (18 January and 22 February), Saint Peter (1 August and 29 June), Saint John the Evangelist (6 May and 27 December), Saint Michael (8 May and 29 September), and Saint Stephen (3 August and 26 December).

This calendar is distinct from the General Roman Calendar of 1954 in that it also incorporates the changes made by Pope Pius XII in 1955, which included the reduction of octaves to three only, those of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost.[1] See General Roman Calendar of Pope Pius XII.


Sunday between the octave of the Nativity of the Lord and the Epiphany, or, with this lacking, 2 January: The most holy Name of Jesus, II class.
I Sunday after Epiphany: The most holy Family of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, II class.


In leap year the month of February is of 29 days, and the feast of St. Matthias is celebrated on the 25th day and the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows on the 28th day of February, and twice is said Sexto Kalendas, that is on the 24th and 25th; and the dominical letter, which was taken up in the month of January, is changed to the preceding; that, if in January, the dominical letter was A, it is changed to the preceding, which is g, etc.; and the letter f is kept twice, on the 24th and 25th.[2]


Friday after the I Sunday of Passiontide: Commemoration of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Comm.








Last Sunday in October: Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, I class.



  • 1: Feria.
  • 2: St. Bibiana Virgin and Martyr, III class.
  • 3: St. Francis Xavier Confessor, III class.
  • 4: St. Peter Chrysologus Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, III class, Com. of St. Barbara Virgin and Martyr.
  • 5: Commemoration of St. Sabbas Abbot, Comm.
  • 6: St. Nicholas Bishop and Confessor, III class.
  • 7: St. Ambrose Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, III class.
  • 8: On the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I class.
  • 9: Feria.
  • 10: Commemoration of St. Melchiades Pope and Martyr, Comm.
  • 11: St. Damasus I Pope and Confessor, III class.
  • 12: Feria.
  • 13: St. Lucy Virgin and Martyr, III class.
  • 14: Feria.
  • 15: Feria.
  • 16: St. Eusebius Bishop and Martyr, III class.
  • 17: Feria.
  • 18: Feria.
  • 19: Feria.
  • 20: Feria.
  • 21: St. Thomas Apostle, II class.
  • 22: Feria.
  • 23: Feria.
  • 24: Vigil, I class.
  • 25: On the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, I class with an octave. In the second Mass: Commemoration of St. Anastasia Martyr.
  • 26: II day within the octave of the Nativity of the Lord: St. Stephen Protomartyr, II class.
  • 27: III day within the octave of the Nativity of the Lord: St. John Apostle and Evangelist, II class.
  • 28: IV day within the octave of the Nativity of the Lord: The Holy Innocents, II class.
  • 29: Of the V day within the octave of the Nativity of the Lord, II class, Commemoration of St. Thomas Bishop and Martyr.
  • 30: Of the VI day within the Octave of the Nativity, II class.
  • 31: Of the VII day within the Octave of the Nativity, II class, Commemoration of St. Sylvester I Pope and Confessor.


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