Roman Church Liturgical Colors


light
innocence
purity
joy
triumph
glory
White

Season of ChristmasSeason of EasterFeasts of the Lord, other than of His passionFeasts of Mary, the angels, and saints who were not martyrsAll Saints (1 November)Feasts of the ApostlesNuptial MassesMasses for the dead (Requiem Masses) when the deceased is a baptized child who died before the age of reasonNote: 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 CrossFeasts of the martyrsPalm SundayPentecostNote: Red is the color of Cardinals’ non-liturgical dress


the Holy Ghost
life eternal
hope
Green

Time After EpiphanyTime After Pentecost


penance
humility
melancholy
Violet 

Season of AdventSeason of SeptuagesimaSeason of LentRogation DaysEmber Days (except for Pentecost Ember Days)Vigils except for Ascension and PentecostGood FridayNote: Violet, literally “amaranth red,” is the color of Bishops’, Archbishops’, and Patriarchs’ non-liturgical dress


mourning
sorrow
Black

All Souls DayMasses 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