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Holidays & Holy Days


Memorial Day – Mon, 27 May 2024: 8:45 AM at ST. PATRICK
Independence Day – Thurs, 4 July 2024: 8:45 AM at Sacred Heart
Labor Day – Mon, 2 September 2024: 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

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:

8:45pm at St. Patrick

Easter Sunday:

8am at St. Patrick
10am and 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 (2023) it falls on Sunday, 12 June 2024.  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 2024 — Because the holy day falls within the Tuesday→Friday time-frame, it is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Wednesday, 14 August 2024 – 6:30pm at ST. PATRICK
Thursday, 15 August 2024 – 8:45am at Sacred Heart
Tuesday, 15 August 2024 – 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 2023 – 6:30pm at ST. PATRICK
Friday, 8 December 2023 – 8:45am at Sacred Heart
Friday, 8 December 2023 – 6:30pm at Sacred Heart

Christmas Eve/Day: 24/25 December 2023 → NOTE LOCATION FOR EACH MASS

Sunday, 24 December 2023 – 4:00pm at St. Patrick
Sunday, 24 December 2023 – 10:00pm at Sacred Heart

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.

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