Catholic Liturgical Calendar for Lent

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Catholic Lent Calendar 2018

God's love to people
Tran The Vuong / Getty Images

Lent is a time of preparation for the death of Christ on Good Friday and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. It is a period of 40 days of repentance, with prayerfasting and abstinence, and Confession.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter Sunday. (For an explanation why Lent begins 46 days before Easter but is only 40 days long, see How Are the 40 Days of Lent Calculated?) For Eastern Rite Catholics, Lent begins two days earlier, on Clean Monday. The following is a list of the dates of the Sundays and major feast days that fall in Lent 2018; you can find calendars for Lent in future years in the following pages.

Calendar for Lent 2018

  • Clean Monday (Monday, February 12, 2018)

  • First Sunday of Lent (Sunday, February 18, 2018)

  • Second Sunday of Lent (Sunday, February 25, 2018)

  • Third Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 4, 2018)

  • Feast of Saint Patrick (Saturday, March 17, 2018)

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday) (Sunday, March 18, 2018)

  • Feast of Saint Joseph (Monday, March 19, 2018)

  • Easter (Sunday, April 1, 2018)

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Catholic Lent Calendar 2019

Wooden Cross on palm leaves Palm Sunday
Wooden cross on palm leaves for Palm Sunday. stevenallan / Getty Images

The following is a list of the dates of the Sundays and major feast days that fall in Lent 2019. (You can find Lent calendars for other years on the following pages.)

Calendar for Lent 2019

  • Clean Monday (Monday, March 4, 2019)

  • First Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 10, 2019)

  • Second Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 17, 2019)

  • Feast of Saint Patrick (Sunday, March 17, 2019)

  • Feast of Saint Joseph (Tuesday, March 19, 2019)

  • Third Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 24, 2019)

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday) (Sunday, April 7, 2019)

  • Easter (Sunday, April 21, 2019)

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Catholic Lent Calendar 2020

Jesus Christ crucified on the cross
Jesus Christ crucified on the Cross on Good Friday. Tran The Vuong / Getty Images

The following is a list of the dates of the Sundays and major feast days that fall in Lent 2020. (You can find Lent calendars for other years on the following pages.)

Calendar for Lent 2020

  • Clean Monday (Monday, February 24, 2020)

  • First Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 1, 2020)

  • Second Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 8, 2020)

  • Third Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 15, 2020)

  • Feast of Saint Patrick (Tuesday, March 17, 2020)

  • Feast of Saint Joseph (Thursday, March 19, 2020)

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday) (Sunday, March 29, 2020)

  • Easter (Sunday, April 12, 2020)

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Catholic Lent Calendar 2021

Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Wuerl Celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass At DC's Cathedral Of St. Matthew The Apostle
A woman with ashes on her forehead on Ash Wednesday. Win McNamee / Getty Images

The following is a list of the dates of the Sundays and major feast days that fall in Lent 2021. (You can find Lent calendars for other years on the following pages.)

Calendar for Lent 2021

  • Clean Monday (Monday, February 15, 2021)

  • First Sunday of Lent (Sunday, February 21, 2021)

  • Second Sunday of Lent (Sunday, February 28, 2021)

  • Third Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 7, 2021)

  • Feast of Saint Patrick (Wednesday, March 17, 2021)

  • Feast of Saint Joseph (Friday, March 19, 2021)

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday) (Sunday, March 21, 2021)

  • Easter (Sunday, April 4, 2021)

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Catholic Lent Calendar 2022

Christ carrying the cross on Good Friday
Christ carrying the Cross on Good Friday. wwing / Getty Images

The following is a list of the dates of the Sundays and major feast days that fall in Lent 2022. (You can find Lent calendars for other years on the following pages.)

Calendar for Lent 2022

  • Clean Monday (Monday, February 28, 2022)

  • First Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 6, 2022)

  • Second Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 13, 2022)

  • Feast of Saint Patrick (Thursday, March 17, 2022)

  • Feast of Saint Joseph (Saturday, March 19, 2022)

  • Third Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 20, 2022)

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday) (Sunday, April 3, 2022)

  • Easter (Sunday, April 17, 2022)

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Catholic Lent Calendar 2023

Cross
Nell Redmond / Getty Images

The following is a list of the dates of the Sundays and major feast days that fall in Lent 2023. (You can find Lent calendars for other years on the following pages.)

Calendar for Lent 2023

  • Clean Monday (Monday, February 20, 2023)

  • First Sunday of Lent (Sunday, February 26, 2023)

  • Second Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 5, 2023)

  • Third Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 12, 2023)

  • Feast of Saint Patrick (Friday, March 17, 2023)

  • Feast of Saint Joseph (Monday, March 20, 2023)

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday) (Sunday, March 26, 2023)

  • Easter (Sunday, April 9, 2023)

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Catholic Lent Calendar 2024

Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Wuerl Celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass At DC's Cathedral Of St. Matthew The Apostle
Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Wuerl Celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass At DC's Cathedral Of St. Matthew The Apostle. Win McNamee / Getty Images

The following is a list of the dates of the Sundays and major feast days that fall in Lent 2024. (You can find Lent calendars for other years on the following pages.)

Calendar for Lent 2024

  • Clean Monday (Monday, February 12, 2024)

  • First Sunday of Lent (Sunday, February 18, 2024)

  • Second Sunday of Lent (Sunday, February 25, 2024)

  • Third Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 3, 2024)

  • Feast of Saint Patrick (Sunday, March 17, 2024)

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday) (Sunday, March 17, 2024)

  • Feast of Saint Joseph (Tuesday, March 19, 2024)

  • Easter (Sunday, March 31, 2024)

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Catholic Lent Calendar 2025

Pope John Paul II at the Stations of the Cross, March 25, 2005. (Arturo Mari - Pool/Getty Images)
Pope John Paul II attends the Stations of the Cross in his private chapel, March 25, 2005. (Photo by Arturo Mari - Pool/Getty Images)

The following is a list of the dates of the Sundays and major feast days that fall in Lent 2025. (You can find Lent calendars for other years on the following pages.)

Calendar for Lent 2025

  • Clean Monday (Monday, March 3, 2025)

  • First Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 9, 2025)

  • Second Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 16, 2025)

  • Feast of Saint Patrick (Monday, March 17, 2025)

  • Feast of Saint Joseph (Wednesday, March 19, 2025)

  • Third Sunday of Lent (Sunday, March 23, 2025)

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday) (Sunday, April 6, 2025)

  • Easter (Sunday, April 20, 2025)