Holiday & Holy Day

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

Memorial Day – Mon, 29 May 2023: 8:45 AM at St. Patrick
Independence Day – Tues, 4 July 2023: 8:45 AM at St. Patrick
Labor Day – Mon, 5 September 2022: 8:45 AM at St. Patrick

HOLY DAYS:

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 2023

Holy Wednesday:

7:30pm: Tenebrae at TBA

Holy Thursday:

7:30pm at TBA

Good Friday:

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

Holy Saturday Blessing of Easter Foods

1:00pm at TBA

Easter Vigil: 8:30pm at TBA

Easter Sunday:

8am and 10am at TBA
Noon at TBA

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 (2023) it falls on Sunday, 21 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 2023 – Because the holy day falls within the Tuesday→Friday time-frame, it is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Monday, 14 August 2023 – 6:30pm at St. Patrick
Tuesday, 15 August 2023 – 8:45am at St. Patrick
Tuesday, 15 August 2023 – 6:30pm at SACRED HEART

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 2022

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 2022 → NOTE LOCATION FOR EACH MASS!!
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the pandemic, please consider attending either the 6pm or 10pm Christmas Eve (or the 10am Christmas Day) Masses if your schedule will allow.  The 4pm Christmas Eve Mass is generally “beyond-capacity” (requiring many to stand); such over-crowding increases the possibility of spreading COVID).   Also, whereas Sacred Heart can seat 280, St. Patrick can seat 415.  

Saturday, 24 December 2022- 4:00pm at Sacred Heart
Saturday, 24 December 2022 – 6:00pm at Sacred Heart
Saturday, 24 December 2022 – 10:00pm at Sacred Heart
Sunday, 25 December 2022 – 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.

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