2022 Holy Days of Obligation

The precept of the Church specifies the law of the Lord more precisely: "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass." (CIC, can. 1247) "The precept of participating in the Mass is satisfied by assistance at a Mass which is celebrated anywhere in a Catholic rite either on the holy day or on the evening of the preceding day.

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On December 13, 1991 the members of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States of America made the following general decree concerning holy days of obligation for Latin Rite Catholics:

In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States of America, in conformity with canon 1246, are as follows:

  • January 1  - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
  • Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter - Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord *
  • August 15 - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • November 1 - Solemnity of All Saints
  • December 8 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
  • December 25 - Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated. Also, when December 8th falls on a Sunday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is transferred to Monday. While the day remains a solemnity, the faithful are not obligated to attend Mass. 

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Holy Days of Obligation for 2022 for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas

  • All Sundays
  • Sunday, May 29, 2022 - Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord *
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - Solemnity of All Saints
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022 - Solemnity of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Sunday, December 25, 2022 - Solemnity of Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Please note: 

  • Saturday, January 1, 2022 (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)  is not a holy day of obligation in the Diocese of Dallas in 2022. **
  • Monday, August 15, 2022 (Solemnity of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) is not a holy day of obligation in the Diocese of Dallas in 2022. **

 

Holy Days of Obligation - 2023

  • All Sundays
  • Sunday, January 1, 2023 - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
  • Sunday, May 21, 2023 - Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord *
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023  - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023  - Solemnity of All Saints
  • Friday, December 8. 2023 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
  • Monday, December 25, 2023  - Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

 

* In the Diocese of Dallas, the Holy Day of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is always transferred to the following Sunday, the Seventh Sunday after Easter.

** Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated. While the day remains a solemnity, the faithful are not obligated to attend Mass.