Feasts Related to Different Liturgical Colors

  1. White – It implies Light, innocence, purity, joy, triumph, glory, used during the Season of Christmas, Season of Easter, Feasts of the Lord, other than of His passion, Feasts of Mary, the angels, and saints who were not martyrs, All Saints (1 November), Feasts of the Apostles, Nuptial Masses, Masses for the dead (Requiem Masses) when the deceased is a baptized child who died before the age of reason.
  2. Red – It denotes the Passion, blood, fire, God’s Love, martyrdom. It is worn during Feasts of the Lord’s passion, Blood, and Cross, Feasts of the martyrs, Palm Sunday and Pentecost.
  3. Green – It symbolizes the Holy Ghost, life eternal and hope. This color is worn in Time After Epiphany and the Time After Pentecost. The color of vestments used during ordinary time.
  4. Violet – which represents Penance, humility, melancholy are worn during the Season of Advent, Season of Septuagesima, Season of Lent, Rogation Days, Ember Days (except for Pentecost Ember Days), Vigils except for Ascension and Pentecost, and Good Friday
  5. Black -Which signifies Mourning, sorrow is used in masses like All Souls’ Day, Masses for the dead (Requiem Masses), except for baptized children who died before the age of reason
  6. Rose – which means Joy are worn on Gaudete Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent) and Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent).


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