Below is the list of the Charitan major events. They are to be faithfully observed and celebrated.
Anniversary of our foundation:
This is an annual event, and indeed, one of the biggest feasts of our society, which is very well planned. The “Anniversary of the foundation of the Apostles of Divine Charity (Charitan Missionaries) is commemorated on February 06, the Memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companion, Martyrs.
Major Feasts of the Church:
such as Christmas (the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ), New Year (the feast of Mary Mother of God), Easter Sunday (the triumphant Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ), the Pentecost (Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles), the feast of Ascension, the feast of Assumption, the feast of Immaculate Conception, the feasts of St. Joseph, St. Martin de Porres, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Theresa of Calcutta, etc.
The Birthday/Memorial of our Sponsoring Bishop (December 26):
In his honor, we commemorate the birthday of our Principal Bishop annually at our Mother House in Obala, Cameroon, on December 26. This feast can be celebrated elsewhere if our General Superior deems it necessary. People within and outside our foundation diocese are invited to celebrate the life of our Principal Bishop with us. Even if our Bishop has passed on to the Lord, this tradition is retained in memory of him while the birthday of the incumbent local ordinary of our foundation diocese is also celebrated.
Note: For clarity sake, our Principal Bishop is the Diocesan Bishop from whom we received the official written canonical consent approving the erection of the Apostles of Divine Charity in his diocese. We are very answerable to him in all we do, and we are to stay closely connected with him.
Founder’s Day (July 25):
In his honor, we dedicate a day, known as the Founder’s Day, to our beloved Father Founder. Our Founder’s Day is celebrated annually on July 25, the birthday of our Father Founder. This is a special feast for all our Charitan family worldwide, which remains as long as our society survives. After the passing unto glory of our Father Founder, his memorial should still be commemorated on this day. Outsiders are invited to join us in honoring our beloved Father Founder.