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 13Ascension 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
Other days that Catholics Observe with Reverence & Prayer: EpiphanyJanuary 3, 2021 Ash WednesdayFebruary 17, 2021 Palm SundayMarch 28th, 2021 Holy ThursdayApril 1 , 2021 Good Friday April 2, 2021 Holy SaturdayApril 3, 2021 Easter SundayApril 4, 2021 Divine Mercy SundayApril 11, 2021 Pentecost SundayMay 23, 2021 Trinity SundayMay 30, 2021 Corpus Christi June 6, 2021 Sacred Heart of JesusJune 11, 2021
2021 Liturgical Seasons:November 29, 2020 – January 10, 2021: Advent, Christmas January 11, 2021 – February 16, 2021: Ordinary Time February 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021: Lent, Triduum, Easter May 24, 2021 – November 27, 2021: Ordinary Time November 28, 2021 – January 9, 2022: Advent, Christmas
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