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'''Holy Days of Obligation''' in the [[Catholic Church]] are commemorations that include a duty to attend [[Mass]] at any of the more than 100,000 Catholic churches around the world.
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'''Holy Days of Obligation''' in the [[Catholic Church]] are commemorations that include a duty to attend [[Mass]] at any of the more than 220,000 Catholic parishes<ref>[http://cara.georgetown.edu/CARAServices/requestedchurchstats.html Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate]</ref> around the world.
  
 
The holy days of obligation change slightly each year because if they fall on or near a Sunday, then they may not be included for a particular year):
 
The holy days of obligation change slightly each year because if they fall on or near a Sunday, then they may not be included for a particular year):
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*[http://www.catholicusf.org/holydaysofobligation/ List of Catholic Holy Days with explanation]
 
*[http://www.catholicusf.org/holydaysofobligation/ List of Catholic Holy Days with explanation]
  
 
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Revision as of 12:44, 8 December 2012

Holy Days of Obligation in the Catholic Church are commemorations that include a duty to attend Mass at any of the more than 220,000 Catholic parishes[1] around the world.

The holy days of obligation change slightly each year because if they fall on or near a Sunday, then they may not be included for a particular year):

In 2012, a total of four:

  • Wednesday, August 15 - Assumption of Mary
  • Thursday, November 1 - All Saints (rather than the paganized "Halloween")
  • Saturday, December 8 - Immaculate Conception - patron feast day for the United States
  • Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas

In 2013, a total of four:

  • Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - Mary, Mother of Jesus (rather than the pagan "New Yesr's Day")
  • Sunday, May 12, 2013 - Ascension of the Lord - a holy day, transferred to Sunday
  • Thursday, August 15, 2013 - Assumption of Mary
  • Friday, November 1, 2013 - All Saints (rather than the paganized "Halloween")
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - Christmas

In 2014, a total of ___:

  • Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - Mary, Mother of Jesus - a holy day of obligation

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See also

References

  1. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate