Holy Days of Obligation in the coming weeks:
• Christmas Day on Monday, Dec. 25, is a Holy Day of Obligation. The faithful must attend two Masses between Dec 23-25: one for the Sunday obligation and one for the Christmas obligation. For instance, the Sunday obligation may be fulfilled by attending the Saturday Vigil Mass or a Sunday morning Mass; the Christmas obligation may be fulfilled by attending a Mass after 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve or a Christmas Day Mass.
•The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on Jan. 1, 2024 is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year. (Decree of U.S. bishops, Dec. 13, 1991)