National Calendar 2020

Readings: Sundays Year A        Weekdays Year II

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

1 Jan

World Day of Peace


12 Jan

Anniversary of First Mass in New Zealand – Bishop Pompallier


2 Feb

Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

Waitangi Day

6 Feb

Waitangi Day


11 Feb

World Day of Prayer for the Sick


17 – 20 Feb

Mixed Commission Conference, Commission and NZCBC Meetings


26 Feb

Ash Wednesday


28 Feb

Day of Prayer and Penance for Victims of Abuse and Violence


1 Mar

Day of Prayer for Children


13 Mar

Anniversary of Election of Pope Francis


25 Mar

Day of Prayer for Family Life

Good Friday

10 Apr

Collection for the Holy Places

Easter Sunday

12 Apr



25 Apr

National Day of Remembrance

St Peter Chanel

28 Apr

Proto-martyr of Oceania – Patron Saint of Oceania


27 Apr – 1 May

NZCBC Meeting (Diocese of Palmerston North)

4th Sunday in Easter Time

3 May

Day of Prayer for Vocations – Seminary Collection


3 – 10 May

National Vocations Awareness Week

Ascension Sunday

24 May

World Communications Day


25 – 31 May

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Pentecost Sunday

31 May


Trinity Sunday Corpus Christi

7 Jun

14 Jun

21 Jun



Day of Prayer for Refugees & Migrants


12 Jul

Sea Sunday – Day of Prayer for Seafarers

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

15 Aug

23 Aug

Holy Day of Obligation, Patronal Feast for New Zealand

Māori Education Collection


1 Sep

Care of Creation Day


6 – 12 Sep

Social Justice Week


16 – 17 Sep

Commission Meetings


6 Oct

Day of Celebration for Venerable Suzanne Aubert


11 Oct

Day of Prayer to Respect Life


18 Oct

World Mission Sunday


26 – 30 Oct

NZCBC Meeting (Wellington)


15 Nov

World Day of Poor

1st Sunday of Advent


Christmas Day

29 Nov


25 Dec

Sundays Year B; Weekdays Year I

Collection for Sick and Elderly Priests

Holy Day of Obligation