In the Catholic Church, Holy Days of Obligation are the days on which the faithful are obliged to participate in the Mass. They also abstain from unnecessary works, "which hinder the worship to be rendered to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s day, or the suitable relaxation of mind and body." (Canon 1247 of the Code of Canon Law).
All Sundays are obligatory for the faithful to participate in the Mass. Mass times for Sundays and Holy Days can be found in the bulletin.
Holy Days Of Obligation 2023
|January 1, 2023||Sunday||Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God|
|May 18, 2023||Thursday||Ascension of Jesus|
|August 15, 2023||Tuesday||Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|November 1, 2023||Wednesday||All Saints' Day|
|December 8, 2023||Friday||The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary|
|December 25, 2023||Monday||Christmas|
|January 1, 2024||Monday**||Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God|
|May 9, 2024||Thursday||Ascension of Jesus|
|August 15, 2024||Thursday||Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|November 1, 2024||Friday||All Saints' Day|
|December 9, 2024||Monday**||The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary|
|December 25, 2024||Wednesday||Christmas|
**When a feast falls on either a Monday or a Saturday the obligation is removed.