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.


Thursday, May 18, 2023 The Ascension of Jesus
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 All Saints’ Day
Friday, December 8, 2023   The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Monday, December 25, 2023 The Birth of Our Lord, Christmas


Sunday, January 1, 2023  The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God
Sunday, January 8, 2023 The Epiphany of the Lord, Solemnity
Monday, January 9, 2023 The Baptism of the Lord, Feast
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Ash Wednesday
Monday, March 20, 2023 Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, March 25, 2023   The Annunciation of the Lord, Solemnity
Sunday, April 2, 2023  Palm Sunday
Thursday, April 6, 2023   Holy Thursday
Friday, April 7, 2023   Good Friday
Saturday, April 8, 2023 Holy Saturday
Sunday, April 9, 2023 Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of the Lord, Solemnity
Sunday, April 16, 2023 Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday, May 28, 2023 Pentecost Sunday, Solemnity
Sunday, June 4, 2023 The Most Holy Trinity, Solemnity
Sunday, June 11, 2023  Corpus Christi, Solemnity
Friday, June 16, 2023  The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity
Saturday, June 24, 2023 The Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Solemnity
Thursday, June 29, 2023 Saints Peter and Paul, Solemnity
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 The Assumption of Mary, Solemnity
Thursday, November 2, 2023  All Souls’ Day
Sunday, November 26, 2023   Solemnity of Christ the King