Calendar of the Great Jubilee
 (printable version)

December 1999
January 2000
February 2000
March 2000
April 2000
May 2000
June 2000

Ritual Churches
Special Jubilee Days

July 2000
August 2000
September 2000
October 2000
November 2000
December 2000
January 2001

Ecumenical Events
Conferences

  * an asterisk indicates events in which the Holy Father is scheduled to participate

December 1999:

24 Friday, Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord.
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Opening of the Holy Door, and Midnight Mass.
- Holy Land: Opening of the Jubilee

25 Saturday, Solemnity of the Birth of the Lord.
- *Basilica of St. John Lateran: Opening of the Holy Door and Vespers.
- *St. Peter's Square: The "Urbi et Orbi" message and blessing.
- Local Churches: Opening of the Jubilee.

31 Friday.
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Vespers and Te Deum (usually at the Church of Il Gesu)
- St. Peterís Square: Youth prayer vigil for the passage to the Year 2000.
- *"Urbi et Orbi" Blessing from the window of the Apostolic Palace

January 2000:

1  Saturday, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, World Day of Peace.
-
*Basilica of St. Mary Majors: Opening of the Holy Door and Holy Mass
-
*St. Peter's Square: Angelus and greetings to the Marathon participants

2  The 2nd Sunday after Christmas. 
Children's Jubilee

- St. Peter's Basilica: Celebration of the Day for Children.
- *St. Peter's Square: Angelus

6  Thursday, Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord.
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass, with Episcopal Ordinations.

9  Sunday. Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.
- *Sistine Chapel: Holy Mass with the Celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism for children.

18  Tuesday. Beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
- *Basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls: Opening of the Holy Door and Ecumenical celebration of Vespers.

[During the course of this week there will be ecumenical celebrations in the basilicas and churches of Rome, at which representatives of Christian communions will preside]

25  Tuesday. Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. 
- Basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls: an Ecumenical celebration for the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

February 2000:

2   Wednesday. Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. 
Jubilee of Consecrated Life
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Liturgy of Light and Holy Mass.

9  Wednesday. Memorial of St. Maron. 
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Divine Liturgy in the Syro-Antiochene Rite (Maronite).

11  Friday. Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes. 
Jubilee of the Sick and Health-Care Workers
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass and Celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Jubilee of the sick and health care workers.

18  Friday. Memorial of Blessed John (Fra. Angelico). 
*Jubilee of Artists
- St. Peter's Basilica

20  Sunday. 
Jubilee of Permanent Deacons
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass with the ordination of permanent deacons

22  Tuesday, Solemnity of the Chair of St. Peter Apostle.
 Jubilee of the Roman Curia
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass

25-27 Thursday-Saturday
-*Apostolic Journey to Sinai 

25-27  Friday - Sunday. 
- *New Synod Hall: Study Convention on the implementation of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council.

March 2000:

5 The 9th Sunday in Ordinary Time. 
 - *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass with Beatification Rites

8 Ash Wednesday.
- *General Audience
- Basilica of Santa Sabina: Holy Mass with imposition of ashes

9 Thursday.
- Basilica of St Paul's outside the Walls: Eucharistic Adoration

10 Friday. 
- Basilica of St. John Lateran: Way of the Cross and penitential celebration 

11 Saturday. 
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Recitation of the Rosary

12 The 1st. Sunday of Lent. Day of Pardon 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass
- Basilica of St. John Lateran: Rite of Election and enrolment of catechumens.

[The Church "cannot cross the threshold of the new millennium without encouraging her children to purify themselves, through repentance, of past errors and instances of infidelity, inconsistency and slowness to act" Tertio millennio adveniente, n. 33; also 34-36]

12-18 *Spiritual Exercises of the Holy Father (i.e. retreat)

16 Thursday. 
- Basilica of St. Paul's outside the Walls: Eucharistic Adoration

17 Friday.
- Basilica of St. John Lateran:  Way of the Cross and penitential celebration

18 Saturday.
- Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels: Divine Liturgy in the East-Syrian Rite (Chaldeans and Syro-Malabar)
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Recitation of the Rosary

19 The 2nd Sunday of Lent. 
Jubilee of Craftsmen
- *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass

20-27 *Apostolic Journey to the Holy Land

23 Thursday. 
- Basilica of St. Paul's outside the Walls: Eucharistic Adoration

24 Friday. 
- Basilica of St. John Lateran: Way of the Cross and penitential celebration 

25 Saturday, Solemnity of the Annunciation.
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Recitation of the Rosary

26 The 3rd Sunday of Lent. 
- Basilica of St. John Lateran: First scrutiny of the catechumens and presentation of the Creed

30 Thursday. 
- Basilica of St. Paul's outside the Walls: Eucharistic Adoration

31 Friday. 
- Basilica of St. John Lateran: Way of the Cross and penitential celebration 

April 2000:

1  First Saturday. 
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Recitation of the Rosary

2  The 4th Sunday of Lent. 
- Basilica of St. John Lateran: Second scrutiny of the catechumens

6  Thursday. 
- Basilica of St. Paul's outside the Walls: Eucharistic Adoration

7  Friday. 
- Basilica of St. John Lateran: Way of the Cross and penitential celebration

8  Saturday. 
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Recitation of the Rosary

9  The 5th Sunday of Lent. 
- *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass with beatification rites
- Basilica of St. John Lateran: Third scrutiny of the catechumens and presentation of the Lord's Prayer

13 Thursday. 
- Basilica of St. Paul's outside the Walls: Eucharistic Adoration

14 Friday. 
- Basilica of St. John Lateran: Way of the Cross and penitential celebration 

15 Saturday. 
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Recitation of the Rosary


Holy Week

16 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. 
- *St. Peter's Square: Commemoration of the Lord's entry into Jerusalem and Holy Mass

18  Tuesday of Holy Week.
- Patriarchal Basilicas: Communal celebration of the Sacrament of Penance with individual absolution

20 Holy Thursday. 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Chrism Mass
- *Basilica of St. John Lateran: Mass of the Lord's Supper

21 Good Friday. 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Celebration of the Lord's Passion
- *Coliseum: Way of the Cross

22 Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil
- St. Peter's Basilica: Celebration of Holy Mass and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

23 Easter Sunday. The Resurrection of the Lord. 
 *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass and the "Urbi et Orbi" Message and Blessing

30 The 2nd Sunday of Easter. 
- Basilica of St. Pancratius: Mass for newly baptized adults 

May 2000:

1 Monday. Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker.
Jubilee of Workers
- * Tor Vergata: Celebration of the Mass

6  Saturday.
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Recitation of the Rosary

7  The 3rd Sunday of Easter.
Commemoration of the Witnesses of Faith of the 20th Century 
- *Coliseum: Ecumenical Celebration

13  Saturday. 
- *Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of FŠtima, Portugal: Beatification of Jacinta and Francisco Martos
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Recitation of the Rosary

14  The 4th Sunday of Easter. 
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
-*St. Peter's Basilica: Mass and priestly ordinations in St. Peter's Basilica 

18 Thursday.
Jubilee of Clergy. Holy Father's 80th birthday 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass
- Paul VI Auditorium: Concert of the London Philharmonic

20  Saturday. 
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Recitation of the Rosary

21 Sunday. Fifth Sunday of Easter
-*St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass with canonization rites

25  Thursday.
Jubilee of Scientists
*St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass

26  Friday.
- Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels: Divine Liturgy in the Alexandrine-Ethiopian Rite (Feast of Mary, Covenant of Mercy)

27 Saturday.
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Recitation of the Rosary

28  The 6th Sunday of Easter. 
Jubilee of the Diocese of Rome
-*St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass.

June 2000

2 Friday. 
Jubilee of Migrants and Itinerant People
- *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass

4
  The 7th Sunday of Easter. 
World Day of Social Communications and the Jubilee of Journalists
- *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass

8 Thursday.
- Paul VI Audience Hall: Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic

11  Sunday, Solemnity of Pentecost. 
Day of Reflection and Prayer on the duties of Catholics toward others: Proclamation of Christ, testimonies and dialogue
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass

18  Sunday, Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. 
- * Basilica of St. John Lateran: Solemn opening of the 47th International Eucharistic Congress

22 Thursday, Solemnity of Corpus Christi. 
- * Basilica of St. John Lateran: Holy Mass and Eucharistic Procession to St. Mary Major

25  Sunday. 
- *St. Peter's Square: Closing Mass of the International Eucharistic Congress

29  Thursday, Solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul. 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass and the Conferral of the Pallium on Metropolitan Archbishops

July 2000 2  The 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Station Mass of the Jubilee.

9  The 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
* Jubilee Celebration in the Prisons

16  The 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Station Mass of the Jubilee.

23  The 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. 
Station Mass of the Jubilee.

30  The 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. 
Station Mass of the Jubilee.
August 2000

5  Saturday. Vigil of the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. 
- * Basilica of St. Mary Major: Prayer vigil in Response to the Appeal of Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople

6  Sunday. Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. 
- Basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls: Second Vespers of the Feast

14  Monday. Vigil of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Incense Rite of the Coptic liturgy

15  Tuesday. Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- * Opening of the 15th World Youth Day

19 Saturday.
- *Tor Vergata: Prayer Vigil

20 The 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Jubilee of Young People 
- *Tor Vergata: Closing Mass of the 15th World Youth Day 

27 The 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Station Mass of the Jubilee

September 2000

3  The 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. 
- * St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass with beatification rites

10  The 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Jubilee of University Teachers
- * St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass

14  Thursday. Feast of the Triumph (Exaltation) of the Cross. 
- Procession from the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem to the Basilica of St. John Lateran
- Basilica of St. John Lateran: Vespers in the Armenian rite and the Antasdan rite

15  Friday. 
Jubilee of Papal Representatives
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Opening of the International Marian- Mariological Congress

17  The 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. 
Jubilee of the Elderly
- * St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass

23 Saturday.
- Paul VI Auditorium: Concert of the Danubia Youth Orchestra, commemorating the first millennium of Christian presence in Hungary

24  The 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Closing Mass of the International Marian - Mariological Congress

28 Thursday.
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass for deceased Popes

October 2000

1  The 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
- * St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass with canonization rites

3  Tuesday. 
Day for Jewish-Christian dialogue


7  Saturday. Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. 
Recitation of the Rosary and a torchlight procession.

8  The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Jubilee of Bishops
- * St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass and Act of Entrustment of the new millennium to Mary

14-15  Saturday - Sunday. 
- *St. Peter's Square: Third World Meeting of the Holy Father with Families.

15  The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Jubilee of Families
- *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass with Celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony. 

17-21  Tuesday-Saturday. International Missiological Congress

18-22 Wednesday-Sunday. World Missionary Congress

21  Saturday. 
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Recitation of the Rosary

22  The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. 
World Mission Sunday
- *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass
- Paul VI Auditorium: Concert of the Brno Symphony Orchestra

28  Saturday. 
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Recitation of the Rosary

29  The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. 
Jubilee of Athletes
- * Olympic Stadium: Holy Mass

November 2000 1  Wednesday,  Solemnity of All Saints. 
50th anniversary of the Dogmatic Definition of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

2  Thursday. Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

4  Saturday. 
- St. Peter's Basilica: Celebration of the Holy Mass in the Ambrosian Rite.

5  The 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Jubilee of Parliament and Government Members
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass 

12  The 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. 
Day of thanksgiving for the gifts of creation
Jubilee of the Agricultural World 

- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass 

19  The 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Jubilee of the Armed Forces and the Police
- *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass

21  Tuesday.  Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
- Basilica of St. Mary's in Trastevere. Divine Liturgy in the Syro-Antiochene rite (Syrians and Malankaras)

24-30  Friday-Thursday. World Congress for the Apostolate of the Laity

26  Sunday, Solemnity of Christ the King.
Jubilee of the Apostolate of the Laity 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass
December 2000 3  The 1st Sunday of Advent. 
*Jubilee of Community with the Disabled
- St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass

8  Friday. Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
- *Piazza di Spagna: Homage to the Blessed Virgin Mary
- *Basilica of St. Mary Major: Akathistos Hymn

10  The 2nd Sunday of Advent. 
- Basilica of St. John Lateran: Holy Mass

16  Saturday. 
- St. Peter's Basilica: Celebration of Holy Mass in the Mozarabic Rite

17  The 3rd Sunday of Advent.
* Jubilee of the world of entertainment 
- Basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls: Holy Mass 

24  Sunday,  Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Midnight Mass

25  Monday, Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord
- *St. Peter's Basilica: "Urbi et Orbi" Message and Blessing.

31  Sunday within the Octave of Christmas. 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Vespers and Te Deum
January 2001 1  Monday. Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God
World day of Peace
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass

5  Friday. Vigil of the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
- Basilicas of St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major and St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls: Holy Mass and the Closing of the Holy Doors 
- Holy Land: Closing of the Jubilee
- Local Churches: Closing of the Jubilee

6  Saturday, Solemnity of the Epiphany. 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass and Closing of the Holy Door; Te Deum

Ritual Churches

Ambrosian Rite 
4 November. 
- St. Peter's Basilica: Celebration of the Holy Mass in the Ambrosian Rite (a Latin Rite of Milan)

Byzantine
8 December. 
- *Basilica of St. Mary Major: Akathistos Hymn

Chaldean and Malabar
18 March
- Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels: Divine Liturgy in the East-Syrian Rite (Chaldeans and Syro-Malabar).

Coptic
14 August. 
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Incense Rite of the Coptic liturgy

Ethiopian Coptic
26 May.
- Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels: Divine Liturgy in the Alexandrine-Ethiopian Rite (Feast of Mary, Covenant of Mercy)

Maronite
9 February (Memorial of St. Maron). 
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Divine Liturgy in the Syro-Antiochene Rite (Maronite).

Syrian-Malankar 
21 November. 
- Basilica of St. Mary's in Trastevere: Divine Liturgy in the
Syro-Antiochene rite (Syrians and Malankaras)


Special Jubilee Days

Children  
2 January (Sunday in the Octave of Christmas/2nd Sunday of Christmas). 
- St. Peter's Basilica: Celebration of the Day for Children.
- *St. Peter's Square: Angelus

Consecrated Life  
2 February (Feast of the Presentation of the Lord). 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Liturgy of Light and Holy Mass fro jubilee of Consecrated Life

Sick and Health-Care Workers
11 February. Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes. 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass and Celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Jubilee of the sick and health care workers.

Artists  
18 February
- *St. Peter's Basilica

Permanent Deacons  
20 February.
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass with the ordination of permanent deacons

Roman Curia
22 February 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass 

Day of Pardon  
12 March
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass [Forgiveness of sin, and financial debts, is encouraged by the Holy Father during the Jubilee.]

Craftsmen  
19 March
- *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass

Workers  
1 May. Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker. 
- * Tor Vergata: Celebration of the Mass

7 May. The 3rd Sunday of Easter.
Commemoration of the Witnesses of Faith of the 20th Century 
- *Coliseum: Ecumenical Celebration

14 May. The 4th Sunday of Easter. 
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Mass and priestly ordinations in St. Peter's Basilica 

Clergy.
18 May Thursday.  Holy Father's 80th birthday 
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass
- Paul VI Auditorium: Concert of the London Philharmonic

Scientists  
25 May
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass

Diocese of Rome  
28 May. The 6th Sunday of Easter 
-*St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass

Migrants and Itinerant People
2 June.
- *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass

Journalists 
4 June. World Day of Social Communications
- *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass

Prisoners
9 July. The 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
- Celebrations in prisons

Young People
15 August. Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- * Opening of the 15th World Youth Day
19 August.
- *Tor Vergata: Prayer Vigil
20 August. Jubilee of Young People 
- *Tor Vergata: Closing Mass of the 15th World Youth Day 

University Teachers
10 September. 
- * St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass

Papal Representatives
15 September. Our Lady of Sorrows
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass

Elderly
17 September. Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi
- * St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass

Bishops - 8 October (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time). Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. Jubilee of Bishops on the occasion of the 10th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Dedication of the new millennium to Mary's protection.

Families  
14-15 October. The Third World Meeting of the Holy Father with Families.
15 October
- *St. Peter's Square: Concluding Mass with Celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony.

Mass for Deceased Popes
28 September
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass

Athletes  
29 October. 
- * Olympic Stadium: Holy Mass

Jubilee of Parliament and Government Members
5 November.
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass 

Farmers and Agricultural Workers
Day of thanksgiving for the gifts of creation
12 November
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass 

Armed Forces and the Police
19 November. 
- *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass

Apostolate of the Laity 
26 November
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass

*World of Entertainment
17 December. 
- Basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls: Holy Mass 


Ecumenical

Holy Land 
Papal trip to Holy Land: 21-26 March 2000
Ecumenical Assembly: In his encyclical Tertio Millennio Adveniente, Pope John Paul called for an assembly of all Christians, to take place during the Jubilee year in the land where Jesus lived. That event has not yet been scheduled.

Rome

18 -25 January. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
- During the course of this week there will be ecumenical
celebrations in the basilicas and churches of Rome, at
which representatives of Christian communions will
preside. Only the major ones are listed here.

18 January.
-
*Basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls: Opening of the Holy Door and Ecumenical celebration of Vespers.

25 January. Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. 
- Basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls: an Ecumenical celebration for the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

7 May. The 3rd Sunday of Easter.
Commemoration of the Witnesses of Faith of the 20th Century 
- *Coliseum: Ecumenical Celebration

11 June. Solemnity of Pentecost. 
Day of Reflection and Prayer on the duties of Catholics toward others. Proclamation of Christ, testimonies and dialogue among religions
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass

5 August. Vigil of the Feast of the Transfiguration 
- * Basilica of St. Mary Major: Prayer vigil in Response to the Appeal of Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople

October 3.
Day for Jewish-Christian dialogue

Assisi -  an ecumenical event to take place at a date to be determined


Conferences

Study Session on Vatican II
25-27 February. 
- *New Synod Hall: Study Convention on the implementation of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council.

International Eucharistic Congress
18-25 June.
18 June.
- * Basilica of St. John Lateran: Solemn opening of the 47th International Eucharistic Congress
22 June. Solemnity of Corpus Christi. 
- * Basilica of St. John Lateran: Holy Mass and Eucharistic Procession to St. Mary Major
25 June.
- *St. Peter's Square: Closing Mass of the International Eucharistic Congress

Marian-Mariological Congress
15-24 September.
15 September.
- Basilica of St. Mary Major: Opening of the International Marian-Mariological Congress
24 September.
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Closing Mass of the International Marian - Mariological Congress

International Missiological Congress
17-21 October.
World Missionary Congress
18-22 October.
World Mission Sunday
22 October.
- *St. Peter's Square: Holy Mass

World Congress on Lay Apostolate
24-26 November.
26 November
- *St. Peter's Basilica: Holy Mass


Disclaimer:  This calendar of events is based upon one provided by the Jubilee Commission of the Holy See through Vatican Information Services and amended as of December 1999. EWTN is not responsible for any errors found in it. Please verify information before making travel arrangements.

 

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