January Poverty in America Awarness Month. Resources available at www.usccb.org/cchd/focusonpoverty.shtml, www.povertyusa.org and www.pobrezausa.org
January 1 Feast of Mary, Mother of God, New Year's Day
January 1 World Day of Peace
January 8 Epiphany of the Lord
January 8-14 25th Annual National Migration Week, "Journey to Justice." Contact: Jim Kuh, USCCB, (202) 541-3220.
January 8-14 National Vocations Awareness Week. Contact Father Edward Burns, USCCB, (202) 541-3033.
January 15 92nd World Day of Migrants and Refugees: "Migrations: a Sign of the Times"
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed
January 18-25 Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: "Gathered in My Name" Contact: USCCB Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, (202) 541-3020.
January 22 National Prayer Vigil for Life, opening Mass, Washington, D.C. Contact: Mary Jaminet, USCCB, (202) 541-3070.
January 23 March for Life, Washington, D.C.
Jan. 29-Feb. 4 Catholic Schools Week, "Catholic Schools: Character. Compassion. Values." Contact: Barbara Keebler, National Catholic Educational Association, (202) 337-6232.