Holidays & Holy Days
Memorial Day – Mon, 29 May 2023: 8:45 AM at ST. PATRICK
Independence Day – Tues, 4 July 2023: 8:45 AM at ST. PATRICK
Labor Day – Mon, 4 September 2023: 8:45 AM at ST. PATRICK
Mary, Mother of God: January 1, 2024
As this Solemnity falls on a Monday in 2024, it is a Holy Day – but NOT a Holy Day of Obligation. As such, the only New Year’s 2024 Mass will be at 8:45am at St. Patrick.
Easter Triduum 2023
7:30pm at Sacred Heart
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
8:45pm at St. Patrick
8am at St. Patrick
10am and Noon at Sacred Heart
Ascension Thursday is now called “Feast of the Ascension” because it has been permanently moved to the 7th Sunday of Easter. This year (2023) it falls on Sunday, 16 May 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 2023 — Because the holy day falls within the Tuesday→Friday time-frame, it is a Holy Day of Obligation.
Monday, 14 August 2023 – 6:30pm at St. Patrick
Tuesday, 15 August 2023 – 8:45am at St. Patrick
Tuesday, 15 August 2023 – 6:30pm at SACRED HEART
All Saints Day: Tuesday, 1 November 2023
Tuesday, 31 October 2023 – 6:30pm at ST. PATRICK
Wednesday, 1 November 2023 – 8:45am at ST. PATRICK
Wednesday, 1 November 2023 – 6:30pm at Sacred Heart
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: 8 December 2023
Thursday, 7 December 2022 – 6:30pm at ST. PATRICK
Friday, 8 December 2022 – 8:45am at Sacred Heart
Friday, 8 December 2022 – 6:30pm at Sacred Heart
Christmas Eve/Day: 24/25 December 2023 → NOTE LOCATION FOR EACH MASS
Sunday, 24 December 2023 – 4:00pm at Sacred Heart
Sunday, 24 December 2023 – 10:00pm at St. Patrick
Monday, 25 December 2023 – 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