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Holy Days of Obligation

  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Friday, November 1, 2019 - All Saints' Day
  • Monday, December 9, 2019 - The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary*
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - Christmas
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

* "December 8, 2019 is a Sunday. On this day, the Second Sunday of Advent is celebrated. The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is transferred to Monday, December 9. The obligation to attend Mass, however, does not transfer. The optional memorial of Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin is omitted in 2019." [Source]

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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
  • Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the solemnity of the Ascension
  • 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.

This decree of the Conference of Bishops was approved and confirmed by the Apostolic See by a decree of the Congregation for Bishops (Prot. N. 296/84), signed by Bernardin Cardinal Gantin, Prefect of the Congregation, and dated July 4, 1992.

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/canon-law/complementary-norms/canon-1246.cfm