Holy Daysof Obligation are feast days on which Catholics are required to attend Mass and to avoid (to the extent that they are able) servile work. The observance of Holy Days of Obligation is part of the Sunday Duty, the first of the Precepts of the Church. AllSundays are Holy Days of Obligation. Beside Sundays, there are currently ten Holy Days of Obligation in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church; in the United States, only sixHoly Days of Obligation are observed. Those six are identified below, with Mass times (if the date occurs on a Saturday/Sunday/Monday, its observation is held in conjunction with Regular Sunday Obligation).
DATE HOLY DAY MASS TIMES
**August 15Assumption of Mary 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
November 1All Saints Day 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
December 8Immaculate Conception 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
December 25 Christmas Check bulletin & webpage for times
*January 1Mother of God Usual Sunday Mass times
May 18Ascension 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
*Normally a separate Holy Day of Obligation, but since it falls on a Sunday this year, your regular Sunday Mass will fulfill the obligation ** This year it is not a Holy Day of Obligation as it falls on a Monday, but check with bulletin to see if and when Mass is being offered ***This Holy Day falls on a Saturday, your regular Sunday Mass covers the obligation.
Other days that Catholics Observe with Reverence & Prayer: EpiphanyJanuary 6, 2023 Baptism of the LordJanuary 8, 2023 Ash WednesdayFebruary 22, 2023 Palm SundayApril 2, 2023 Holy ThursdayApril 6, 2023 Good Friday April 7, 2023 Holy SaturdayApril 8, 2023 Easter SundayApril 9, 2023 Divine Mercy SundayApril 16, 2023 Pentecost SundayMay 28, 2023 Trinity SundayJune 4, 2023 Corpus Christi June 11, 2023 Sacred Heart of JesusJune 24, 2023
2023 Liturgical Seasons: November 27, 2022 – January 8, 2023: Advent, Christmas January 9, 2023 – February 21, 2023: Ordinary Time February 22, 2023 – May 28, 2023: Lent, Triduum, Easter May 29, 2022 – December 2, 2023: Ordinary Time December 3, 2023 – January 8, 2024: Advent, Christmas
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