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Holidays & Holy Days

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

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

HOLY DAYS:

Mary, Mother of God: January 1, 2021

Thurs, 31 December 2020 at 5PM at ST. PATRICK
Fri, 1 January 2021 at 10AM at Sacred Heart

Easter Triduum 2021

Holy Thursday:

7:30pm at TBD

Good Friday:

3:00pm: The Lord’s Passion at TBD
7:30pm: The Lord’s Passion at TBD

Holy Saturday Blessing of Easter Foods:

1:00pm at TBD

Easter Vigil: 7:30pm at TBD

Easter Sunday:

8am at TBD
10am at TBD
Noon at TBD

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 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 2020 – 6:30pm at ST. PATRICK
Wednesday, 8 December 2020 – 8:45am at ST. PATRICK
Wednesday, 8 December 2020 – 6:30pm at Sacred Heart

Christmas Eve/Day: 24/25 December 2020 → NOTE LOCATION FOR EACH MASS!!!
PLEASE NOTE: RESERVATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL CHRISTMAS MASSES

Sadly, the present pandemic will not allow us to accommodate the typical numbers of worshipers we see at Christmas Masses (especially the early Christmas Eve Mass).  As a result, to retain a safe socially-distant environment for all, admission will be by reservation only Details on making reservations will be made available sometime in December 2020.

The initial Christmas Eve/Morning schedule is as follows (more Masses will be added if those listed below fill up with reservations.  Remember, admission is only by reservation; because of the pandemic, there is NO OPEN SEATING at Christmas Masses:
►Christmas Eve 4PM at St. Patrick – Wellington
►Christmas Eve 4PM at Sacred Heart – Oberlin
►Christmas Eve 9PM at St. Patrick – Wellington
►Christmas Morning 9AM at Sacred Heart – Oberlin

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