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light
innocence
purity
joy
triumph
glory

White

  • 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
Note: White is the color of Popes' non-liturgical dress. White can be replaced by Silver.


the Passion
blood
fire
God's Love
martyrdom

Red

  • Feasts of the Lord's passion, Blood, and Cross
  • Feasts of the martyrs
  • Palm Sunday
  • Pentecost
Note: Red is the color of Cardinals' non-liturgical dress


the Holy Ghost
life eternal
hope

Green

  • Time After Epiphany
  • Time After Pentecost


penance
humility
melancholy

Violet

  • Season of Advent
  • Season of Septuagesima
  • Season of Lent
  • Rogation Days
  • Ember Days (except for Pentecost Ember Days)
  • Vigils except for Ascension and Pentecost
  • Good Friday
Note: Violet, literally "amaranth red," is the color of Bishops', Archbishops', and Patriarchs' non-liturgical dress


mourning
sorrow

Black

  • All Souls Day
  • Masses for the dead (Requiem Masses), except for baptized children who've died before the age of reason


joy

Rose

  • Gaudete Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent)
  • Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent)


joy

Gold

  • Gold can replace white, red, or green (but not violet or black)

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