Holy Days of Obligation

Holy Days of Obligation for Latin Rite Catholics in the United States

  • January 1
    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
  • Easter Sunday
  • The Ascension of the Lord Celebrated forty days after Easter or the following Sunday (in the Province of Baltimore, which includes the Diocese of Arlington, the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated in place of the Seventh Sunday of Easter)
  • August 15 
    The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • November 1 
    All Saints
  • December 8 
    Immaculate Conception
  • December 25 
    Christmas


When the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and All Saints fall on a Saturday or Monday, U.S. Catholics of the Latin Rite are not obligated to attend Mass that day.