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 26Ascension 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
*Normally a separate Holy Day of Obligation, but since the Assumption falls on a Sunday this year, your regular Sunday Mass will fulfill the obligation **In 2021 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 2, 2022 Ash WednesdayMarch 2, 2022 Palm SundayApril 10, 2022 Holy ThursdayApril 14, 2022 Good Friday April 15, 2022 Holy SaturdayApril 16, 2022 Easter SundayApril 17, 2022 Divine Mercy SundayApril 24, 2022 Pentecost SundayJune5, 2022 Trinity SundayJune 12, 2022 Corpus Christi June 19, 2022 Sacred Heart of JesusJune 24, 2022
2022 Liturgical Seasons: November 28, 2021 – January 9, 2022: Advent, Christmas January 10, 2022 – March 1, 2022: Ordinary Time March 2, 2022 – April 17, 2022: Lent, Triduum, Easter June 6, 2022 – November 26, 2022: Ordinary Time November 27, 2022 – January 9, 2023: Advent, Christmas
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