Holidays & Holy Days
Memorial Day – Mon, 31 May 2021: 8:45 AM at ST. PATRICK
Independence Day – Sun, 4 July 2021: Regular weekend schedule
Labor Day – Mon, 6 September 2021: 8:45 AM at ST. PATRICK
Mary, Mother of God: January 1, 2022
As this Solemnity falls on a Saturday in 2022, it is NOT a holy day of obligation.
Those wishing to attend Mass on New Year’s Day are invited to participate in either of the Saturday evening Masses: 4PM at Sacred Heart and 6PM at St. Patrick.
Easter Triduum 2021
7:30pm: Tenebrae at SACRED HEART
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
8:30pm at ST. PATRICK
8am and 10am at ST PATRICK → RESERVED SEATING ONLY!
10am and Noon at SACRED HEART → RESERVED SEATING ONLY!
PLEASE NOTE: RESERVATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL EASTER MASSES!
Ascension Thursday is now called “Feast of the Ascension” because it has been permanently moved to the 7th Sunday of Easter. This year (2021) 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 2021
Sunday, Aug 15: Because the holy day falls on a Sunday this year, this feast will be celebrated at the weekend Masses. (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: Monday, 1 November 2021
Because the Holy Day falls on a Monday this year, it is not obligatory. Mass for All Saints will be celebrated at 8:45am at St. Patrick Parish
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: 8 December 2020
Tuesday, 7 December 2021 – 6:30pm at ST. PATRICK
Wednesday, 8 December 2021 – 8:45am at ST. PATRICK
Wednesday, 8 December 2022 – 6:30pm at Sacred Heart
Christmas Eve/Day: 24/25 December 2021 → NOTE LOCATION FOR EACH MASS!!
Please check back later this year, as the Christmas schedule will undoubtedly be influenced by the state of the COVID-19 pandemic at the time.
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