Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, triumphant leader of God’s armies against Satan. Patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers, Vatican City, Germany, France, Ukraine and Guardian of the Catholic Church.
Feast of St. Wenceslaus, martyr, Duke of Bohemia, “Good King Wenceslaus” of the Christmas carol. Patron of Prague, Bohemia and the Czech Republic.
Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, The Apostle of Charity, founder, the Vincentians. Patron of charities, hospitals, prisoners, volunteers, lost articles, spiritual help, Saint Vincent de Paul Societies and Vincentian Service Corps volunteers.
Feast of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, twin martyrs under the Diocletianic persecutions. Patrons of surgeons, physicians, dentists, barbers, pharmacists, veterinarians, orphanages, protectors of children, day-care centers, confectioners, against hernia and against the plague.
Feast of St. Cadoc, Welsh bishop and martyr. Patron of famine victims, deafness, glandular disorders, Glamorgan and Llancarfan Wales.
Feast of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), Capuchin friar, Italian priest, stigmatist, mystic. Patron of Civil defense volunteers, adolescents, stress relief, January blues, Italy,
Feast of St. Phocas the Gardener, martyr. Patron of gardeners, sailors, hospitality, agricultural workers, boatmen, farm workers and farmers.
Feast of St. Matthew, former tax collector, son of Alpheus, one of the twelve Apostles, one of the four Evangelists, author of the first Gospel. Patron of Bankers
Feast of St. Januarius (San Gennaro), Bishop of Benevento martyred during the Diocletanic persecution. Patron of blood banks, volcanic eruptions and Naples, Italy.
Feast of Joseph of Cupertino, Italian Franciscan friar and mystic. Patron of aviation, astronauts, mental handicaps, students, examinations and the City of Osimo, Italy.