Year of Grace Paper Poster - 2022
This year, live into the grace of the liturgical year and find inspiration for performing works of mercy through the spirited illustrations of artist James B. Janknegt. The 2022 liturgical year follows the Sunday Year C cycle and the Weekday Year II cycle, beginning on November 28, 2021 (First Sunday of Advent) and ending on Saturday, November 26, 2022.
LTP’s circular display of the liturgical year makes its key features easily understandable. We can see at a glance the liturgical seasons in their characteristic colors, Sundays on the outer rim, and the days and weeks radiating from the center.
In the center, the artist has portrayed Moses presenting the Ten Commandments and Jesus delivering the Sermon on the Mount--two great sets of teachings from which we learn that God expects everyone to perform works of mercy. Through our works of mercy, they taught, we are imitating God, who is always merciful. In the corners of the calendar the artist depicts a variety of acts of mercy. In the upper left, workers feed and clothe refugees at a border aid station. In the upper right, faithful disciples visit and comfort the sick. In the lower right, compassionate people assemble aid boxes to be distributed in a far-away refugee camp, and in the lower left, families help care for the earth—our common home—by planting trees and cleaning up trash from beaches. Our troubled world needs much mercy, and giving it can bring us joy The illustrations on this calendar will invite us to be actively merciful all through the year.
With the Year of Grace Calendar, you can:
- Give (or sell) one to every household in the parish and school.
- Hang one in every classroom, meeting room, and in the church vestibule to teach about the liturgical year.
- Assign students to report on specific liturgical days.
- Present calendars to first communicants and Confirmation candidates.