Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holy Day of Obligation

Just a reminder that tomorrow:

*The Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation. Most parishes will offer a Vigil Mass for tonight as well.

And because Christmas and the Solemnity of the Mother of God fall on a Saturday this year there may be some confusion:

*Christmas is a Holy Day of Obligation (on a Saturday) and it is a separate celebration then Sunday (so you do have to go to mass on Sunday as well).

*The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (New Years Day, also on a Saturday) is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation this year.


Here’s for the whole year for future reference:

January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God;
Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the solemnity of the Ascension; (In the province of the State of Ohio, the Feast of the Ascension has been transferred to the Seventh Sunday of Easter)
August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
November 1, the solemnity of All Saints;
December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception;
December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.

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