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Holidays & Holy Days


Memorial Day – Mon, 26 May 2025: 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, 2025

Tuesday, 31 December 2024 – 5:00pm at Sacred Heart
Wednesday, 1 January 2025 – 10:00am at St. Patrick

Easter Triduum 2025

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:

9:00 am at St. Patrick
11:00  am 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 (2025) it falls on Sunday, 1 June 2025.  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
Thursday, 15 August 2024 – 6:30pm at Sacred Heart

All Saints Day: Friday, 1 November 2024

Thursday, 31 October 2024 – 6:30pm at ST. PATRICK
Friday, 1 November 2024 – 8:45am at Sacred Heart
Friday, 1 November 2024 – 6:30pm at Sacred Heart

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: 8 December 2024

As the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception falls on a Sunday in 2024, the celebration of the solemnity is transferred to Monday, 9 December 2024.  That said, while the celebration of the solemnity is transferred – the obligation to attend Mass on the solemnity does NOT transfer.  Thus, there is no obligation to attend Mass on Monday, 9 December 2024.

Monday, 9 December 2024- 8:45am at St. Patrick

Christmas Eve/Day: 24/25 December 2024 → NOTE LOCATION FOR EACH MASS

Tuesday, 24 December 2024 – 4:00pm at Sacred Heart
Tuesday, 24 December 2024 – 10:00pm at St. Patrick

Wednesday, 25 December 2024 – 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