I’m not sure if this is the right section to post this question, I couldn’t find the perfect spot but here it goes.
My parents and I are heading to Portugal to see family for Christmas.
Here in America, there are 2 Holy Days around this time.
Christmas, and (January 1) (I forget the name of the Holy Day, but it is related to Our Lady)
But if I go to Portugal for 2 weeks, must I go to mass on any Portuguese Holy Days of Obligation in this time period (December 20-January 4th)? Or do I only go to mass on the american Holy Days.
Are the Holy Days I am bound to attend based on what country I am in at the time, or in which country I live in, or in which country I am a registered parishoner of (for example, if I was a registered parishioner of a Portuguese Parish, would I have to attend mass for all the Portuguese Holy Days?).
Because I was born and baptized in Portugal, but I had my First Communion and Confirmation here in America.
Also, are there Holy Days that apply to specific Parishes?
For example, The Church I go to here in America is named after The Holy Family. So if there was a feastday dedicated to The Holy Family, Would it be a Holy Day for my parish?
If there are Holy Days that apply at a Parish level, would I go to the Parish Holy Day of the church I attend? Or of the Parish I am registered in.
(I don’t know where I am registered in, and I don’t think I can register anew because I don’t think my parents would allow it) ( I don’t really know how Parishes are organized and how it all works).
How do I know what parish I am a part of? Is it the parish of the Church I attend, or is it the Church closest to where I live? Is there only one church per Parish?
Tell me everything I need to know, so I don’t miss any Holy Days I must attend.
Sorry for all the questions. and Thank you.
May The Lord Our God Bless You All!