Major Events

The following is a list of some of the major events planned in Rome for the jubilee year:

  • Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica, December 8th, feast of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. John Lateran and in the cathedrals of the world, December 13th.
  • Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. Mary Major, January 1st, feast of Mary, the Holy Mother of God and World Day for Peace.
  • Jubilee for those involved with guiding or organizing pilgrimages and religious tourism, January 19 – January 21st.
  • Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, January 25th, feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.
  • Jubilee for Consecrated Life and the closing of the Year for Consecrated Life, February 2nd, feast of the Presentation of the Lord.
  • Sending forth the Missionaries of Mercy, St. Peter’s Basilica, February 10th, Ash Wednesday.
  • Jubilee for the Roman Curia, February 22nd, feast of the Chair of St. Peter.
  • “24 Hours for the Lord” with a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica, March 4th.
  • Jubilee for those who are devoted to the spirituality of Divine Mercy, April 3rd, Divine Mercy Sunday.
  • Jubilee for teens aged 13 to 16 to profess the faith and construct a culture of mercy, April 24th.
  • Jubilee for deacons, May 27th – 29th, the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.
  • Jubilee for priests, June 3, feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
  • Jubilee for those who are ill and for persons with disabilities, June 12th.
  • Jubilee for youth, July 26th – 31st, World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.
  • Jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy, September 4, the vigil of the memorial of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
  • Jubilee for catechists, September 25th.
  • Marian Jubilee, October 8th - 9th.
  • Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in memory of the faithful departed, November 1st feast of All Saints.
  • Jubilee for prisoners, November 6th.
  • Closing of the Holy Doors in the basilicas of Rome and in the dioceses of the world, November 13th.
  • Closing of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica and the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, November 20th, feast of Christ the King

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