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Old Dec 29, '08, 12:03 pm
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Old Dec 29, '08, 12:19 pm
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Is New Years Day a Holy Day of Obligation?

Yes it is. You can opt for the vigil Mass on New Year's eve as you would with a Saturday evening Mass.

54% of Catholics probably don't agree..... but that is because they are probably out of touch with the responsibilities of being a Catholic.


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Old Dec 29, '08, 2:13 pm
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Yes, it is.. but to be more precise.. the Feast of Mary, Mother of God.. which always falls on New Year's Day.. is the holy day of obligation. Not technically, "New Years Day".

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Where do you live?

It varies from country to country. And sometimes within a country.
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Yes, in Canada it is. I think also in the USA.
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Old Dec 29, '08, 2:28 pm
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For Catholics of the Roman Church, yes. For catholics of the Byzantine Catholic Churches, no.
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Old Dec 29, '08, 2:43 pm
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The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, falls on January 1st and cmopletes the Octave of Christmas. In the United States, it is a Holy Day of Obligation; however, if the feast falls on a Saturday, I believe that the obligation is abrogated. Nonetheless, it is not a bad idea to attend Msas on that day when and where the obligation is abrogated so that we can begin the new calendar year asking for God's blessings.
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Yes, it is.. but to be more precise.. the Feast of Mary, Mother of God.. which always falls on New Year's Day.. is the holy day of obligation. Not technically, "New Years Day".

Just didn't want anyone to be confused.
Back in the Stone Age, was this not known as the feast of the Circumcision?
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Back in the Stone Age, was this not known as the feast of the Circumcision?
Yes, it was. Still is in the Eastern Rites. But the feast of Mary, Mother of God (the oldest Marian feast that has moved around through the centuries) was placed there in 1974.
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Back in the Stone Age, was this not known as the feast of the Circumcision?
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In 1960 Blessed John XXIII changed the name of the feast from the Circumcision to the Octave Day of the Nativity. This is what Catholics using the 1962 missal, the EF, call this day in their missals. The 1970 missal and kalendar changed the name yet again to the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, while still recognizing the date as the octave day of Christmas. The collects were modified in this reform to amplify the Marian nature of the feast, which was most anciently the feast on this day, centuries before it became the Circumcision or the Octave Day of the Nativity.
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Back in the Stone Age, was this not known as the feast of the Circumcision?
Probably, since it falls 8 days after Christmas. And it was the Law for male infants to be circumcised on the 8th day of life.
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