Holy Days of Obligation

Holy Days of Obligation

In 2024 the following will be observed as Holy Days of Obligation:

  • Thursday, August 15 – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Friday, November 1 – Solemnity of All Saints
  • Wednesday, December 25 – Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2025 – Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Please Note: In 2024, December 8 occurs on a Sunday and will be observed in the Roman Calendar as the Second Sunday of Advent. The liturgical observance of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is transferred to Monday, Dec. 9, 2024. However, the obligation to participate in Mass for the Immaculate Conception is not transferred.

Also, please note that a Funeral Mass may be celebrated on any day except solemnities which are days of obligation, Holy Saturday, the Easter Triduum and Sundays during the seasons of Advent, Lent and Easter (cf. GIRM 380).

Finally, a reminder that the Solemnity of the Ascension is observed on Sunday, May 12, 2024. The Solemnity replaces the Seventh Sunday of Easter.