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Holidays & Holy Days

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

Memorial Day – Mon, 25 May 2020: 8:45 AM at ST. PATRICK
Independence Day – Sat, 4 July 2020: Regular weekend schedule
Labor Day – Mon, 7 September 2020: 8:45 AM at ST. PATRICK

HOLY DAYS:

Mary, Mother of God: January 1, 2021

Thurs, Dec 31st at 5PM at ST. PATRICK
Fri, Jan 1, 2020 at 10AM at Sacred Heart

Easter Triduum 2020
(Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the public celebration of Mass is prohibited through, AND INCLUDING, Sunday – 3 May 2020.  Therefore, there will be NO HOLY WEEK CELEBRATIONS at Sacred Heart Church; celebrations, however, will be live-streamed from the Diocese of Cleveland.  CLICK HERE to visit their web page.
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Holy Thursday:

7:30pm at Sacred Heart

Good Friday:

3:00pm: The Lord’s Passion at Sacred Heart
7:30pm: The Lord’s Passion at St. Patrick

Holy Saturday Blessing of Easter Foods:

1:00pm at St. Patrick

Easter Vigil: 7:30pm at Sacred Heart

Easter Sunday:

8am at St. Patrick
10am at St. Patrick
Noon at Sacred Heart

Ascension Thursday

Ascension Thursday is now called “Feast of the Ascension” because it has been permanently moved to the 7th Sunday of Easter. This year (2019) it falls on Sunday, 2 June. The day commemorates the Ascension of Christ into heaven (see Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2).
The only places in the USA where the “Feast of the Ascension” is celebrated on Thursday are within the ecclesiastical provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and the State of Nebraska; all other ecclesiastical provinces in the USA (including region 6, which comprises all the dioceses of Ohio & Michigan) have, with the approval of Rome, transferred this solemnity to the Seventh Sunday of Easter.

Assumption of Mary: 15 August 2020

Sat, Aug 15: Because the holy day falls on a Saturday this year, the obligation to attend Mass is abrogated. (See “What is, and what is not, a Holy Day of Obligation” section below for an explanation of why there is no obligation to attend Mass on the Holy Day this year.)

All Saints Day: Sunday, 1 November 2020

Regular weekend Mass Schedule

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: 8 December 2020

Tuesday, 7 December 2020 – 6:30pm at ST. PATRICK
Wednesday, 8 December 2020 – 8:45am at ST. PATRICK
Wednesday, 8 December 2020 – 6:30pm at Sacred Heart

Christmas Eve/Day: 24/25 December 2020 → NOTE LOCATION FOR EACH MASS!!!

Thurs, Dec 24: 4:00pm at ST. PATRICK
Thurs, Dec 24: 6:00pm at Sacred Heart
Thurs, Dec 24: 10:00pm at Sacred Heart
Fri, Dec 25: 10:00am at ST. PATRICK

What is, and what is not, a Holy Day of Obligation?

On December 13, 1991 the members of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States of America made the following general decree concerning holy days of obligation for Latin Rite Catholics:
In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States of America, in conformity with canon 1246, are as follows:
• January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

• August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
• November 1, the solemnity of All Saints
• December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
• December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Whenever January 1 (the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God) or August 15 (the solemnity of the Assumption) or November 1 (the solemnity of All Saints) falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.

In short:

Immaculate Conception (Dec 8) and Christmas (Dec 25) are ALWAYS Holy Days of Obligation, regardless of what day of the week on which they might fall.

As for the remaining Holy Days, whenever January 1, August 15, or November 1 fall on:

• Monday or Saturday, it is NOT obligatory
• Tues, Weds, Thurs, or Friday, IT IS OBLIGATORY