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Cardinal Seán's Blog

 
 
15 December 2018
Posted in: Main - Cardinal Seán @ 02:10 AM
Hello and welcome! This week, I have been in Rome for meetings of the Council of Cardinals advising the Holy Father on the reform of the Roman Curia. I arrived in Rome on Saturday, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a holiday in Italy and has many traditions […]
 
 

Holy Days of Obligation

 In addition to every Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin rite arch/dioceses of the United States of America include the following solemnities: Mary, Mother of God (January 1); the Ascension of the Lord (Forty Days after Easter); the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15); All Saints (November 1); Nativity of the Lord [Christmas] (December 25). 

Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God; or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin; or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the obligation to attend Mass is lifted. The faithful, however, are encouraged to attend Mass on those days.

 

2018

 
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Monday, January 1 Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God IS NOT a holy day of obligation. Tuesday, January 1 Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God IS a holy day of obligation. Wednesday, January 1 Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God IS a holy day of obligation.  Friday, January 1 Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God IS a holy day of obligation. 
Thursday, May 10 Ascension Thursday IS a holy day of obligation. Thursday, May 30 Ascension Thursday IS a holy day of obligation. Thursday, May 21 Ascension Thursday IS a holy day of obligation.  Thursday, May 13 Ascension Thursday IS a holy day of obligation. 
Wednesday, August 15 Solemnity of the Assumption IS a holy day of obligation. Thursday, August 15 Solemnity of the Assumption IS a holy day of obligation. Saturday, August 15 Solemnity of the Assumption IS NOT a holy day of obligation.  Sunday, August 15 Solemnity of the Assumption IS a holy day of obligation. 
Thursday, November 1 Solemnity of All Saints IS a holy day of obligation. Friday, November 1 the solemnity of all Saints IS a holy day of obligation. Sunday, November 1 the solemnity of all Saints IS a holy day of obligation. Monday, November 1 the solemnity of all Saints IS NOT a holy day of obligation.
Saturday, December 8 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception IS a holy day of obligation. Monday, December 9 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception IS a holy day of obligation. Tuesday, December 8 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception IS a holy day of obligation. Wednesday, December 8 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception IS a holy day of obligation.
Tuesday, December 25 Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord [Christmas] IS ALWAYS a holy day of obligation. Wednesday, December 25 Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord [Christmas] IS ALWAYS a holy day of obligation. Friday, December 25 Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord [Christmas] IS ALWAYS a holy day of obligation. Saturday, December 25 Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord [Christmas] IS ALWAYS a holy day of obligation.