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 21Ascension 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, 2020 Ash WednesdayFebruary 26, 2020 Palm SundayApril 5th, 2020 Holy ThursdayApril 9 , 2020 Good Friday April 10, 2020 Holy SaturdayApril 11, 2020 Easter SundayApril 12, 2020 Divine Mercy SundayApril 19, 2020 Pentecost SundayMay 31, 2020 Trinity SundayJune 7, 2020 Corpus Christi June 11, 2020 Sacred Heart of JesusJune 19, 2020
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