National Calendar 2021

Readings: Sundays Year B    Weekdays Year I

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

1 Jan

World Day of Peace


10 Jan

Anniversary of First Mass in New Zealand – Bishop Pompallier


24 Jan

Word of God Sunday


2 Feb

Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

Waitangi Day

6 Feb

Waitangi Day


11 Feb

World Day of Prayer for the Sick


17 Feb

Ash Wednesday


19 Feb

Day of Prayer and Penance for Victims of Abuse and Violence


2 Mar

Mixed Commission Conference (Wellington)


3 – 4 Mar

NZCBC Commissions meet (Wellington)


7 Mar

Oranga Tamariki - Day of Prayer for Children


13 Mar

Anniversary of Election of Pope Francis


25 Mar

Day of Prayer for Family Life

Good Friday

2 Apr

Collection for the Holy Places

Easter Sunday

4 Apr

Sunday of the Resurrection


18 – 22 Apr

NZCBC meets (Hamilton)


25 Apr

National Day of Remembrance

4th Sunday in Easter Time

25 April

Day of Prayer for Vocations - Seminary Collection


25 Apr – 1 May

National Vocations Awareness Week

St Peter Chanel

28 Apr

Proto-martyr of Oceania – Patron Saint of Oceania

 Ascension Sunday

16 May

World Communications Day


16 – 23 May

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Pentecost Sunday

23 May

Pentecost Sunday


24 May

Memorial Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church

Trinity Sunday

30 May

The Most Holy Trinity

Corpus Christi

6 June

 Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ


20 June

Day of Prayer for Refugees & Migrants


27 June

Peter’s Pence Collection


11 July

Sea Sunday – Day of Prayer for Seafarers

 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

15 Aug

Patronal Feast for New Zealand


1 Sep

Day of Prayer for Care of Creation


1 Sept – 4 Oct

Month of Care for Creation


1 – 2 Sep

NZCBC Commissions meet (Wellington)


12 – 18 Sep

Social Justice Week


3 Oct

Day of Celebration for Venerable Suzanne Aubert


10 Oct

Day of Prayer to Respect Life


31 Oct

World Mission Sunday


31 Oct – 4 Nov

NZCBC meets (Wellington)

 All Saints Day

1 Nov

All Saints Day


14 Nov

World Day of Poor

Jesus Christ King of the Universe

21 Nov

World Youth Day

1st Sunday of Advent

28 Nov

Sundays Year C; Weekdays Year I - Collection for Sick and Elderly Priests

Christmas Day

25 Dec

Christmas Day

Note: When a Day of Prayer coincides with a Feast day of the Church, it is sufficient to offer a simple remembrance in the Mass Intention and the Prayer of the Faithful, or to celebrate a fuller recognition at a weekday Mass, as close as possible to the date of observance.