HOLY DAYS

HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION FOR 2016 - 2017 YEAR OF GRACE

Holy days of obligation are Solemnities and Feast Days that are to be treated as if they were Sundays and Catholics are to observe them as Sunday duties. On These days  Catholics are required to attend Mass and to (when it is possible to do so) avoid servile work. There are currently ten Holy Days of Obligation in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church; in the United States, only six Holy Days of Obligation are observed. Those six are identified below. 

Date                                                       Holiday Name                            Obligatory

Christmas                                       Sunday, December 25, 2015               Yes

All Sundays are obligatory for the faithful to participate in the Mass

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Yes  
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Ascension of Jesus Yes  
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Yes  
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 All Saints' Day Yes  
Friday, December 8, 2017 Feast of the Immaculate Conception Yes  
Monday, December 25, 2017 Christmas Yes
 

 

Please see the Bulletin for Mass Schedules or Call the Parish Office at 585-243-1100 for more information.

 
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