The Holy Days of Obligation
(as observed by the Diocese of Columbus)
In addition to the regular mass schedule, Holy Day Masses are published in the bulletin.
In the United States, six holy days of obligation are observed:
- Christmas (Dec. 25)
- The Ascension (which is celebrated on Sunday in some regions)
- Mary, Mother of God (Jan. 1)
- The Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8)
- The Assumption (Aug. 15)
- All Saints (Nov. 1)
Finally, when Holy Days fall on a Saturday or a Monday the US Bishops’ Conference has the faculty to remove the obligation for that year.
See the Liturgical Calendar on the USCCB website (look toward the bottom)