Holy Days of Obligation

Image result for holy day of obligationHoly Days of 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, and are listed in Canon 1246 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. Holy Days of Obligation are days other than Sundays on which Catholics are required to participate in the Mass, the primary form of worship. Below is a list of the Holy Days of Obligation and when they are celebrated.

The Mass schedule for Holy Days will be annouced as we approach each celebration.


Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God:  January 1, 2020
On this day, we are reminded of the role that the Blessed Virgin played in the plan of our salvation. Christ's Birth was made possible by Mary's fiat: "Be it done unto me according to Thy word."

Ascension of Jesus:  May 21, 2020
On this day we remember when, 40 days after Easter, Jesus elevated into heaven, by his own power, in the presence of his disciples.

Assumption of Mary: August 15, 2020
One of the oldest holy days in the Church, this feast day honors the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother into heaven.

All Saints Day: November 1, 2020
First celebrated on May 13, 610, this feast honors all the saints, known and unknown.

Immaculate Conception: December 8, 2020
The Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is the belief that God preserved Mary from original sin and is redeemed by God’s grace from the moment of her conception.

 

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