The Year of Grace laminated calendar is a stunning, visual journey through the liturgical year. Providing the dates from the ‰ÛÏGeneral Calendar for the Dioceses of the United States of America and Canada,‰Û this calendar provides a catechetical and formational tool for teaching about and understanding the the liturgical year -- the seasons, solemnities, feasts, and memorials. Important secular dates are also included as well as an explanation of the art and of the liturgical year.This year‰Ûªs calendar was illustrated by Br. Martin Erspamer, OSB and depicts sacred images from the Exsultet, the magnificent Easter Proclamation chanted during the Service of Light at the Easter Vigil. A QR code is provided on the back of the calendar directing users to a recording of the Exsultet chanted by liturgical scholar and composer, J. Michael Joncas.
Use the calendar to promote reflection and discussion about the liturgical year, the Exsultet, and the Sacred Paschal Triduum, especially the great Easter Vigil. Ideas for classroom activities and sessions are provided! The Year of Grace calendar is perfect for religious education, Catholic school religion classes, RCIA sessions, and choir and cantor rehearsals.
Use the Year of Grace Calendars in many ways:
‰Û¢give (or sell) one to every household in the parish and school
‰Û¢hang a poster calendar in every classroom to teach about the liturgical year
‰Û¢have students report on the significance of various liturgical days
‰Û¢present calendars to first communicants and Confirmation candidates
‰Û¢adorn the church vestibule and gathering space with a poster calendar
‰Û¢decorate the teacher's lounge, offices, and other public areas in the school while helping everyone who enters remember the importance of the liturgical year!
‰Û¢hang in music classrooms and rehearsal rooms.