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CHRONOLOGICAL CYCLES. Epact 18, Golden Number 19, Solar Cycle 4, Roman Indiction 12, Dominical Letter A.

ECLIPSES. There will be five eclipses this year, three of the sun and two of the moon: of these only the last, a lunar eclipse, will be visible in the U. S.

1. A partial eclipse of the sun will occur on January 11. It will be visible only in the North Pacific Ocean. Less than three-fourths (0.71) of the sun's diameter will be obscured.

2. A second partial eclipse of the sun will occur on June 7. It will be visible in the entire Arctic Zone, and also in Greenland, Alaska, the northeastern end of Asia and the northwestern end of Europe. The magnitude will be 0.61.

3. A total eclipse of the moon will occur on June 23. It will be visible in the Pacific Ocean and in Asia and Australia. For the Pacific coast line of the U. S. the moon will enter the earth's shadow at 4:33 A. M., Pacific time, about 6 minutes after the time of the moon's setting, and about 5 minutes before that of the sun's rising:

4. An annular (that is, ring) eclipse of the sun will occur on December 2. As an annular eclipse it will be seen only near the South Pole, but as a partial eclipse it will be visible in the entire Antarctic Ocean from Australia to South Amer. ica.

5. A partial eclipse of the moon will occur on December 16, and will be completely visible in the U. S. At the middle of the eclipse only 0.004 of the moon's diameter will remain uneclipsed. The Central times are as follows:

Moon enters shadow at 5:45 P. M.
Middle of the eclipse at 7:26 P. M.

Moon leaves shadow at 9:07 P. M.
The moon rises that day at 4:29 P. M., and the sun sets at
4:38 P. M., local time.

SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC.
Aries p Cancer o Libra * Capricorn vs
Taurus 8 Leo 1 Scorpio m Aquarius
Gemini [ Virgo me Sagittarius Pisces *

PLANETS.
Mercury Venus ? Earth $ Mars 8
Jupiter 21

Saturn Uranus W Neptune
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HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION

on which Mass is of precept.

Every Sunday throughout the year.
1. New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1.
2. Ascension Day, Thursday, May 11.
3. Assumption B. V., Tuesday, August 15.
4. All Saints, Wednesday, November 1.
5. Immac. Conception B. V., Friday December, 8.
6. Christmas, Monday, December 25.

DAYS OF FAST
upon which only one full meal is allowed.
1. The 40 days of Lent.

2. Weduesday, Friday and Saturday in the four Ember weeks.

3. The vigils of Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, Assumption
B. V. M., and All Saints.
4. In some dioceses the Fridays of Advent.

EMBER DAYS.
First Week of Lent, February 22, 24, 25.
Pentecost Week, May 24, 26, 27.
Third Week in Sept., September 20, 22, 23.
Third Week in Dec., December 20, 22, 23.

DAYS OF ABSTINENCE

upon which flesh-meat is not allowed. 1. Every Friday in the year. 2. Every fast day in the year, except Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (except the second and last Saturday) in Lent, upon which fiesh-meat may be eaten once.

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EXCEPTIONS. 1. Sunday is never a day of fast or abstinence.

day of the year, except Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, 2. All persons that are not obliged to fast:may.cat meat as often as and the vigils of Assumption B. V. and Christmas. they like on those days on which meat isa Houvied!

5. Persons under 21 or over 60 years of age are not obliged to fast. 3. Working people are allowed to eat pleat on all days of the year ex- All those that perform severe and exhausting labor, the sick, nursing cept all Fridays, Ash Wednesday, Vidnesday and Saturday of Holy women, Week, and the vigil of Christmas When afiy dentber of such a family

and all those whose health would be injured thereby, are ex

empt from fasting. lawfully uses this privilege, ani' the: her members may avail them 6. Fish and filesh are never allowed at the same meal on days of fast selves of the same privilege ; but those who are bouid to fast cannot throughout the year, nor on Sundays in Lent. They are allowed on eat meat more than once a day:

days of abstinence, such as Fridays, to those that are not bound to ab4. United States soldiers in field or in garrison may eat meat every stain. This rule does not apply to the sick.

NOTE. As the United States are very extensive, embracing, as they do, about celerate the time of sunrise 40 minutes and of moon rise 50 minutes, and 20° of latitude and 60° of longitude, with a difference of local times be. retard the time of their setting by an equal amount for places along the tween the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of nearly four hours, it is impos- northern border. The reverse is the case for the southern border, sible to edit only one calendar whose times will be correct in all the although there the difference is somewhat less. And, vice versa, when States. In order to reduce these differences to a minimum, we have the sun and moon ruu low. The farther, therefore, the reader is from computed this calendar for a point which, we judged, was nearest to the St. Louis, the more considerately should be deal with the figures in this geographical centre of the country, as well as to its centre of popula. calendar. tion, and as such we have adopted the city of St. Louis. Accordingly, Long range weather predictions, as generally given in calendars, are goth meridian, or Central times, have been given in the times of the impositions upon the credulity of the rea r, and we have therefore eclipses and of the moon's phases. Should the reader be using Eastern omitted them. If the U.S. Signal Service, which twice a day receives time, he will add exactly one hour to these times, but subtract respec. telegraphic statements of the weather from all over the country, tively one and two hours for Mountain and Pacific times. But the times ventures to forecast the weather only one, two or at most three days in of the rising and setting of the sun and moon, the transits of the advance, and that with a probability of about 87 per cent.; how then planets, and the like, had to be expressed in local times. In order to can a private individual forecast the weather a whole year in advance ? use these, the reader must know how much the railroad or standard If one were honestly day by day to write down the predictions of these time he is using is fast or slow of the true time of his locality. This prophets together with the actual weather, he would sɔou see what difference may amount to as much as 50 minutes in some places, little reliance is to be placed upon them. Again, when the sun and moon run high, difference of latitude may ac- |

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1 I S Circumcision of our Lord.

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7 20 4 48 10 II 10 8 3 T Genevieve, V. M.

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7 21 4 50 Mdn. 5 T Telesphorus, P.

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7 21 4 51 12 31 II 27 6 F Epiphany of our Lord.

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7 21 4 52 i 37 Noon. 7: S Lucian, M.

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5 2 Week. 1 Sunday after Epiphany. Gospel: The Child Jesus in the Temple. Luke ii. 42-52.

6 8 S Severin, Ab.

28 1 7 21 4 54 3 55 I 30 9 M Julian and Basilissa, M.

29 1 7 20 4 55 5 4 2 30 7 10 T Agatho, P.

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7 20 4 56 6 5 3 39 I W Hyginus, P., M.

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8 12 T Tatiana, M.

7 20 4 58 7 43 14 13 F Potitus, M.

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7 19 4 59 8 27 7 31 9 14 S Hilary, Bp. and D.

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10 3 Week. 2 Sunday after Epiphany. Gospel : The Wedding Feast at Cana. John ii. 1-11.

11 15 S Holy Name of Jesus. Paul.

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7 195 1 9 29 9 54 16 M Marcellus, P.

7 18 5 2 9 57 II 3 17 T Antony, Ab.

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18 5 3 10 27 Mdn. 18 W Peter's Chair at Rome.

7 17 5 4 10 58 12 8 19 T Canute, Kg., M.

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7 17 5 511 42 I 13 20 F Fabian and Sebastian.

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2 15 21 S Agnes, V. M.

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14 4 Week. 3 Sunday after Epiphany. Gospel: Jesus Heals a Leper. Matthew viii. 1–13. 15 22 S Holy Family.

D 7 15 5 91 424 10 16 23 M Espousals B. V. M.

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7 14 5 10 2 39 5 24 T Timothy, Bp. M.

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7 13 5 1 3 31 5 39 17 25 W Conversion of S. Paul.

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7 13 5 12 4 30' 6 21 26 T Polycarp, Bp. M.

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7 12 5 13 5 29 6 53 18 27 F John Chrysostom, Bp. D.

17 S2 7 12 5 14 6 27 7 23 28 S Cyril of Alexandria.

18 mre 7 II 5 15 7 15 7 49 19 5 Week. Septuagesima Sunday. Gospel : The Laborers in the Vineyard. Matthew xx. 1-16.

20 29 S Francis de Sales.

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21 30 M Martina, V. M

7 10 5 18 9 23 8 37 31 T The Prayer of Christ. Peter Nolasco.

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Gospel : The Sower. Luke viïi. 4-15. 3 5 S Agatha, V. M.

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4 6 M Titus, Bp. Dorothy, V.

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7 2 5 26 3 45 i 16 7 T The Passion of Christ.

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7 1 5 27 4 43 2 27 5 8 w John of Matha.

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05 28 5 34 3 44 9 T Apollonia, V. M.

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I * 6 58 5 30 6 52 6 16 II S Seven Founders of Serv. B. V.

* 6 571 5 311 7 24 7 30 7 7 Week. Quinquagesima Sunday. Gospel : Jesus Cures a Blind Man. Luke xviii. 31–43.

8 12 S Eulalia, V. M.

3 ү 6 56 5 32 7 55 8 41 13 M Catharine of Ricci, V.

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6 52 5 36 9 31 Mdn. 10 16 T Juliana, V. M.

6 51 5 37 10 12 12 5 17) F + The Crown of Thorns.

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12 8 Week. 1 Sunday in Lent. Gospel : Jesus is Tempted in the Desert. Matthew iv. 1-11.

13 19 S Conrad of Placentia.

6 48 5 40 12 301 2 55 20 M Eleutherius, Bp. M.

6 47 5 41 I 25 3 45 14 21 T Severianus, Bp. M.

6 45 5 43 2 23 4 28 22 W | Ember day. Peter's Ch. at Antioch. 13 1 6 44 5 44 3 20 4 57 15 23 T Peter Damian, Bp. D.

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MOON'S PHASES.

PLANETS. Last Quarter, 3, 11:24 A. M. Mercury, 6 8 0 on 27.

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23 Mars, evening star, ó 3 ( on 21. Full Moon,

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23 1 6 30 5 54 12 32 10 7 2 10 Week. 3 Sunday in Lent. Gospel : Jesus Expels a Devil. Luke xi. 14-28.

3 5 S Hadrian, Frederic.

24 1 6 28 5 55 I 36 II 4 6 M Colette, V.

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4 7 T Thomas of Aquin, D.

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7 11 Week. 4 Sunday in Lent. Gospel : The Multiplication of Loaves. John vi. 1-15.

8 12 S Gregory the Great, P.

2 Р 6 18 6 26 227 26 13 M Nicephorus, Bp.

3 ရာ 6 16 6 3 6 53 8 36 9 14 T Mathilda, Empr.

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6 13 6 5 8 3 10 5110 16 T Heribert, Bp.

6 12 6 6 8 45 11 51 17 F | Most Precious Blood. Patrick.

6 10 6 7 9 32 Mdn. 11 18 s Gabriel, Archangel.

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19 S Passion Sunday. St. Joseph.

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15 my 5 571 6 15 5 5 4 47 13 Week. Palm Sunday.

Gospel : Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Matthew xxi. 1-9. 17 26 S Palm Sunday. Ludger, Bp.

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5 56 6 16 6 8 5 12 18 27 M John Damascene, D.

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5 54 6 17 7 9 5 38 28 T John of Capistran.

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m 5 50 6 20 10 25 7 20 20 31 F Good Friday.

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MOON'S PHASES.

Mercury, evening star, gr. elong. 22
Last Quarter, 4, 10: 6 P. M.
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23 New Moon,

Venus, morning star, close 6 90 11, 1:52 P. M.

24 First Quarter, 18, 9:23 P. M. Mars, evening star, south at 8 P. M.

25 Full Moon, 27, 12:18 A. M.

Jupiter, morning star, south at 3 A. Perigee, 9.

M. on 14.
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Saturn, morning star, 0 h 0 on 13. 27
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2 2 S Easter Sunday.

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3 4 T Easter Tuesday. Isidore.

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5 42 6 24 2 5 W Vincent Ferrer.

5 10 6 251 2 42 I 32 4 6 T Sixtus, Celestini, P.

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5 37 6 27 3 19 3 54 5 8 S Perpetuus, Bp.

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5 31 6 31 5 59 8 32 12 W Julius, P.

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5 25 6 35 9 10 Md. 16 Week. 2 Sunday after Easter. Gospel : The Good Shepherd. John x. 11-16. 11 16 S Bened. Jos. Labre.

7 Jö ! 5 24 6 36 IC 3 12 14 12 17. M Anicetus, P.

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5 20 6 39 12 58 1 56 20 T Sulpicius, and Servilian.

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5 15 6 41 3 55 ; 13 15 17 Week. 3 Sunday after Easter. Gospel : In a Little While. Jorn xvi. 16-22.

16 23 S Patronage of St. Joseph.

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5 14' 6 42 4 57' 3 39 24 M Fidelis of Sigmaringa.

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5 12 6 44 7 6 4 39 26 W Mary of Good Counsel

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20 18 Week. 4 Sunday after Easter. Gospel : Christ goeth to the Father. Jobn xvi. 5–15.

21 30 S Catharine of Sienna.

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