Holidays & Holy Days
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
Mary, Mother of God: January 1, 2020
Tues, Dec 31st at 5PM at ST. PATRICK
Weds, Jan 1, 2020 at 10AM at Sacred Heart
Easter Triduum 2020(please note the LOCATION of each celebration!!!!!):
Holy Thursday: 7:30pm at TBA
3:00pm: The Lord’s Passion at TBA
7:30pm: The Lord’s Passion at TBA
Easter Vigil: 7:30pm at TBA
8am at TBA
10am at TBA
Noon at TBA
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: Thursday, 1 November 2019
Thurs, Oct 31: 6:30pm at ST. PATRICK
Fri, Nov 1: 8:45am at Sacred Heart
Fri, Nov 1: 6:30pm at Sacred Heart
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: 8 December 2019
Because the Solemnity falls on a Sunday in 2019, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated on Monday, December 9th. BUT, because everyone is already attending Mass on December 8th (or the vigil on December 7th), there is no obligation to attend Mass on 12/9.
Christmas Eve/Day: 24/25 December 2019
Tues, Dec 24: 4:00pm at Sacred Heart
Tues, Dec 24: 6:00pm at ST. PATRICK
Tues, Dec 24: 10:00pm at ST. PATRICK
Weds, Dec 25: 10:00am at Sacred Heart
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.
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