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Holidays & Holy Days


Memorial Day – Mon, 30 May 2022: 8:45 AM at ST. PATRICK
Independence Day – Mon 4 July 2022: 8:45 AM at ST. PATRICK
Labor Day – Mon, 5 September 2022: 8:45 AM at ST. PATRICK


Mary, Mother of God: January 1, 2023

As this Solemnity falls on a Sunday in 2023, it takes precedence over the Sunday Mass.  All Saturday evening, and Sunday morning, Masses fulfill this obligation.

Easter Triduum 2022

Holy Wednesday:

7:30pm: Tenebrae at ST. PATRICK

Holy Thursday:

7:30pm at ST PATRICK

Good Friday:

3:00pm: The Lord’s Passion at ST. PATRICK
7:30pm: The Lord’s Passion at Sacred Heart

Holy Saturday Blessing of Easter Foods:

1:00pm at Sacred Heart

Easter Vigil:

8:30pm at Sacred Heart

Easter Sunday:

8am and 10am at ST. PATRICK
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 (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 2022

Mon, Aug 15: Because the holy day falls on a Monday this year, this obligation to attend Mass on Monday has been 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: Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Monday, 31 October 2022 – 6:30pm at ST. PATRICK
Tuesday, 1 November 2022 – 8:45am at ST. PATRICK
Tuesday, 1 November 2022 – 6:30pm at Sacred Heart

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: 8 December 2021

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 – 6:30pm at ST. PATRICK
Thursday, 8 December 2022 – 8:45am at Sacred Heart
Thursday, 8 December 2022 – 6:30pm at Sacred Heart

Christmas Eve/Day: 24/25 December 2021 → NOTE LOCATION FOR EACH MASS!!
Because of the pandemic, and in consideration of the standing-room-only crowds that frequent the 4pm Christmas Eve Mass, the 4PM Mass is being celebrated at St. Patrick Parish.  Whereas Sacred Heart can seat 280, St. Patrick can seat 415.  

Friday, 24 December 2021 – 4:00pm at ST. PATRICK
Friday, 24 December 2021 – 6:00pm at Sacred Heart
Friday, 24 December 2021 – 10:00pm at Sacred Heart
Saturday, 25 December 2021 – 10:00am at St. Patrick

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