Year of Grace Placemat 2022
From November 2021 through to November 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
display of the liturgical year makes its key features easily understandable. We
can see at a glance the liturgical seasons in their characteristic colours,
Sundays on the outer rim, and the days and weeks radiating from the centre.
In the centre, 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
- 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
- Present calendars to first communicants and
Size 11'' x 17''