Holy Days of Obligation

On holy days of obligation, Catholics are obliged to participate in Mass. Every Sunday is a holy day of obligation, as are six other days throughout the year. In the United States, these holy days of obligation are

  • January 1: The Feast of Mary, the Mother of God
  • 40 days after Easter Sunday: Ascension Thursday
  • August 15: Assumption of Mary into heaven
  • November 1: All Saints’ Day
  • December 8: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • December 25: Christmas, the Nativity of Our Lord

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