Tag Archives: Holy Day of Obligation

ASK FATHER: Fulfilling the Mass Requirement for December 8 2014

In these USA Monday, 8 December, is a Holy Day of Obligation because Our Lady under the title of Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of our nation.
So, several readers have asked about fulfilling the Mass obligation.  Here’s is one:
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ASK FATHER: Mass on TV and Sunday Obligation… again

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
if I go to nursing [home] to visit someone and I go for mass and watch it on a tv and fr is in the chapel does that count for filling my sunday obligation
We are treading in interesting … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Immaculate Conception 2013 – Holy Day of Obligation… NOT

From a reader:
I know that the Immaculate Conception is transferred to December 9th this year. Is it obligatory to attend mass on that day?
This year, 2013, 8 December falls on a Sunday.  For this reason, according to the Ordinary Form calendar, the celebration of … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z concedes about the “one Mass for two obligations” theory

I have written a couple times (HERE and HERE) about the possibility of attending one Mass on Saturday evening of the day of the Immaculate Conception (a Holy Day of Obligation in these USA) and, thereby, of fulfilling also the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are Catholics obliged to go to Mass on only Christmas and Easter?

From a reader:
Father please clear up for me our obligations for mass attendance.
Many times we hear that we are obligated to attend mass only twice a year, Christmas and Easter. Yet we also hear that we must attend every week. … Continue reading

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REMINDER of Seasonal Blessing: Assumption – Blessing of Herbs (and HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

Just a quick note to remind you that in the Rituale Romanum there is for the feast of the Assumption a special blessing of herbs and flowers.
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And the Assumption is, this year at least, a Holy Day of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ascension Thursday Mass obligation where Ascension Thursday is really on Thursday

From a reader:
A local priest regularly celebrates Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Wednesday evenings. We are also in a diocese that observes the Ascension on Thursday.
How do vigil Masses work with the EF in this case?
The “Vigil of the … Continue reading

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Wed 8 Dec: Holy Day of OBLIGATION. Have a plan!

Also, 8 December is, I believe, a Holy Day of Obligation in most places.  It is the Feast/Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
Have you made a plan to go to Mass?

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