Liturgical Day Nearing Its End?


Howdy, folks!

I’ve put off writing this message. It is one that I haven’t wanted to write, but I thought you deserved advanced word.

Here’s the gist: My plans currently call for The Liturgical Day to cease updating at the end of this year.

I’m pleased to have been able to provide the service for the past year.

It has interesting features that are not found in similar services.

But it requires a significant investment of time to produce, as well as money, because I can’t do it all by myself and I need help getting the material posted online.

To continue the service for another year, I would need to raise about $1,000.

If someone would like to donate that, or if I hear from enough people offering financial assistance to help keep it going, I would be more than happy to keep it going.

It’s a neat service, and I’m proud to be able to offer it.

But it does require significant time and labor costs to produce.

If you would like to see it keep going, please let me know by emailing me at

Thank you, and God bless you!

Your pal,

Jimmy Akin

“But when the fullness of time came, God sent forth his son, born of a woman, born under the law” (4:4).

About The Liturgical Day

This site presents information about the current liturgical day in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.

Unlike most sites that present such information, it includes material about both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Forms of the liturgy (meaning: the liturgy as it is experience at most Masses and also the Traditional Latin Mass). This is in keeping with Pope Benedict XVI’s desire that these two forms should enrich each other.

Learning about what is happening in both forms is a first step in that process.

The information presented about the day includes:

  • What the day commemorates
  • The saints of the day
  • The Scripture readings for the day
  • An audio version of the readings
  • The season
  • The liturgical color of the day
  • Links to additional information
  • Devotional information

You can either stop by the site daily or–better yet–subscribe by email, so that you will have a bright, shiny new email delivered to your inbox every morning with information about that day.

To sign up, you should use this form:

I hope that you find The Liturgical Day informative and spiritually enriching.

Your pal,
Jimmy Akin