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Celebrations and Feast days of the SBA Catholic community

Our SBA community celebrates numerous feasts and celebrations annually. Here are some:

  1. Advent: The period of preparation and anticipation leading up to Christmas, starting on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day.

  2. Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8): This celebrates the belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was conceived without original sin.

  3. Christmas: Celebrated on December 25th, it commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ.

  4. Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: Observed on January 1st, it honors Mary's role as the mother of Jesus.

  5. Epiphany: Celebrated on January 6th (or the nearest Sunday), it commemorates the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus and the revelation of Jesus to the Gentiles.

  6. Ash Wednesday: Marks the beginning of Lent, a period of penance and reflection, usually falling in February or March.

  7. Lent: A 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and repentance leading up to Easter Sunday. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday.

  8. Palm Sunday: Commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It falls on the Sunday before Easter.

  9. Holy Week: The week leading up to Easter, which includes Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.

  10. Holy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist.

  11. Good Friday: Commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.

  12. Easter: The most important celebration in the Christian calendar, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  13. Ascension Thursday: Celebrated 40 days after Easter, it commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven.

  14. Pentecost: Celebrated 50 days after Easter, it marks the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus.

  15. Corpus Christi: Celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, it commemorates the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

  16. Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Honors the divine love symbolized by the heart of Jesus.

  17. St. Benedict the Abbot: 7/11 Patron saint of our community.

  18. Assumption of Mary: Observed on August 15th, it commemorates the bodily assumption of Mary into heaven.

  19. All Saints' Day: Celebrated on November 1st, it honors all the saints, known and unknown.

  20. All Souls' Day: Observed on November 2nd, it is a day to pray for the souls of the faithful departed.

  21. Feast of Christ the King: Celebrated on the last Sunday of the liturgical year, it honors Jesus as the king of all creation.


These are just a few examples of the annual celebrations and feasts in the SBA Catholic community.

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