The Assumption of Mary, a holy day of obligation is next Thursday the 15th. The parish that I attend does not offer a mass that would not conflict with my work schedule, so I looked around town to see if I could find one that would offer a mass earlier than I have to be at work.
I found one parish that seems to be perfect because their website says that they have daily mass at 8 am. I called to ask what times mass would be offered on Assumption day, and the person who answered the phone told me that they are not celebrating the ‘feast day’ until the 17th. I explained that I wanted to come for my holy day obligation, and he said to come on Saturday. I did ask if regular mass would be offered on the 15th and he said yes. I also looked at the website, and it looks like they are doing a novena for 9 days leading up to the 17th following the evening mass each day.
So, my question is 2 part:
1.) Can they celebrate on the 17th instead of the 15th? and
2.) If I do go to Mass on the 15th (the actual day of obligation) but it is not a designated mass for that celebration, have I fulfilled my obligation? :shrug: