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.

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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 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. 

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. 

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. 

Monday, December 9 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception IS NOT 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. 

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.