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 30Ascension 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
**In 2019 it is not a Holy Day of Obligation as it falls on the 2nd Sunday of Advent The USCCB explains, “Since December 8, 2019, is the Second Sunday of Advent, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is transferred to Monday, December 9, 2019. The obligation to attend Mass, however, does not transfer.” but check with bulletin to see if and when Mass is being offered
Other days that Catholics Observe with Reverence & Prayer: EpiphanyJanuary 6, 2019 Ash WednesdayMarch 6, 2019 Palm SundayApril 14, 2019 Holy ThursdayApril 18, 2019 Good Friday April 19, 2019 Holy SaturdayApril 20, 2019 Easter SundayApril 21, 2019 Divine Mercy SundayApril 28, 2019 Pentecost SundayJune 9, 2019 Trinity SundayJune 16, 2019 Corpus Christi June 23, 2019 Sacred Heart of JesusJune 28, 2019
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