Pope celebrations in January and February 2024

Archbishop Diego Ravelli, Master of the Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations, released the calendar of the ceremonies

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On January 21, 2024, at 9:30 in the morning, Pope Francis will preside over the holy mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the Sunday of the Word of God, instituted on September 30, 2019, to highlight the presence of the Lord in the lives of the faithful. This is announced by the Office of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations in the calendar of ceremonies, published this Tuesday, January 9.

On Thursday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m., on the solemnity of the conversion of the Apostle Saint Paul, the Pontiff will pray First Vespers in the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, closing the 57th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Later, at the beginning of February, on Friday the 2nd, on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the Bishop of Rome will officiate the holy Eucharist with the members of the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life at 5:30 p.m. in the Vatican Basilica, within the framework of the 28th World Day of Consecrated Life.

Then, on Sunday, February 11 at 9:30 in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope will celebrate Holy Mass with the rite of canonization of Blessed María Antonia de Paz y Figueroa, better known as “Mama Antula.” The miracle attributed to the intercession of Mama Antula, which allows her to be elevated to the honor of the altars, was recognized on October 24, 2023.

Finally, on February 14, Ash Wednesday, at the beginning of the season of Lent, the traditional Statio and penitential procession will take place in the Church of St. Anselm at 4:30 p.m. Later, in the Basilica of Santa Sabina, at 5:00 p.m., he will preside over the holy mass with the blessing and imposition of ashes.