Calendar for Church Events
What's New at Regina
Our NEW Elevator is up and running!
Saint Joseph Chapel & Columbarium Office is now opened for business. (located in the Lower Basilica)
Business Hours are as follows.
Monday - Friday:
10:00am - 12:00noon
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Please call Theresa Landy at: 718-236-0909 ext. 1013
for more information or an appointment.
Holy Days of Obligation
January 1, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Ascension of the Lord
August 15, Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 1, Solemnity of All Saints
December 8, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 25, Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Day)
Important Dates to Remember
JanuaryThe Feast of Mary, the Mother of God: The Solemnity of Mary Mother of God commemorates the divine motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the God-Bearer, Mother of Jesus Christ who is God and human. It is celebrated on January 1st, one week after Christmas.
MarchThe Solemnity of St. Joseph honors the foster-father of Jesus. He is the patron saint of fathers, families, workers, and the Church. His main celebration normally falls on March 19th. St. Joseph the Worker is celebrated on May 1st.
Annunciation: The solemnity of the Annunciation commemorates the announcement to Mary from the angel Gabriel that she would conceive Jesus by the Holy Spirit. The Annunciation falls exactly nine months before Christmas.
AprilEaster, also called Pascha, is a solemnity celebrating Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Easter Sunday, the Sunday following Holy Week. Easter is also a 50-day season, called Eastertide.
MayThe Solemnity of the Ascension commemorates Jesus' return heaven forty days after his resurrection. Thus Ascension Day falls 40 days after Easter, on the 6th Thursday of Easter. In some parts of the world, the feast is transferred to the Sunday after the traditional date.
JunePentecost, also known as Whitsunday, celebrates the birthday of the Church, when the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles in the Acts of the Apostles. Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter. Christian Pentecost differs from the Jewish celebration of the same name.
Trinity Sunday commemorates and honors not an event, but a reality: the Holy Trinity. Trinity Sunday always falls on the Sunday after Pentecost.
The Solemnity of Corpus Christi commemorates the Eucharist; traditionally it falls on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, although in some regions it is transferred to the following Sunday. The devotion to the Sacred Heart (also known as the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sacratissimi Cordis Iesu in Latin) is one of the most widely practiced and well-known Roman Catholic devotions, taking Jesus Christ's physical heart as the representation of His divine love for humanity. The Nativity of John the Baptist (or Birth of John the Baptist, or Nativity of the Forerunner) is a Christian feast day celebrating the birth of John the Baptist, a prophet who foretold the coming of the Messiah in the person of Jesus, whom he later baptised. The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which is observed on 29 June. The celebration is of ancient origin, the date selected being the anniversary of either their death or the translation of their relics.
AugustThe Solemnity of the Assumption, known as the Feast of the Dormition (falling asleep) of Mary in Eastern Churches, commemorates Mary's assumption into heaven at the end of her life.
NovemberAll Saints Day: It is when the Catholic Church and various Protestant churches commemorate every saint, known and unknown. The eve of All Saints Day is known as All Hallows Eve, or Halloween. The holiday falls on November 1st.
Christ the King Sunday celebrates the all-embracing authority of Christ as King and Lord of all things. Officially called "The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King," it is celebrated on the final Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Sunday before Advent.
DecemberThe Feast of the Immaculate Conception: The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates Mary's conception without sin. It is a uniquely Catholic celebration, although Orthodox Churches celebrate Mary's (non-immaculate) conception. The feast falls on December 8th in the West and December 9 in the Orthodox East.
Christmas, also known as the Nativity, literally means "Christ Mass." The feast celebrates the birth and incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, on December 25. Christmastide is another name for the Christmas season, which extends from the first Vespers of Christmas Eve until the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord.