For those caught un-aware of appropriate
stole color for a particular event.... this is it

Obligatory Usage

Optional Usage


Sundays and Ferias in Ordinary Time

Whatever does not line up with any
other catagories.

Liturgies other than Mass on Holy Saturday
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of the Sick
Sacrament of Exorcism

Gaudete Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent)
Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent)
All Souls' Day
Requiem Masses and offices for the dead

Christmastide (from Christmas Day to the Baptism of the Lord)
Easter season
Holy Thursday
Feasts of Our Lord of a joyful nature (i.e. not those of His Passion)
Feasts of Our Lady
Feasts of The Angels
Feast of St. John
Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul
Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Feast of All Saints
Feasts of Non-martyred Saints
Sacrament of Baptism
Sacrament of Matrimony
Sacrament of Holy Orders

Requiem Masses and offices for the dead where
 the Conference of Bishops has permitted it

Palm Sunday
Good Friday
Feasts of the Passion of the Lord
Feasts of the Holy Cross
Feasts of the Twelve Apostles and Evangelists (except St. John)
Feasts of Martyred Saints
The Holy Innocents
Masses of Confirmation
Requiem Masses celebrated by the Pope
Requiem Masses of deceased Popes and Cardinals

No optionals specified