Holy Days of Obligation (December 8th)


#1

As you all probably know December the 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (a day of obligation in many countries) which is not a day of obligation in the UK (from what I’ve heard correct me if I am wrong). Whilst I live in the UK I’m not from here. My country is not majority Catholic and I have found no mention of what holy days of obligation there are back home. Do I follow UK rules since I live here? I’m only asking since attending Mass on Friday would be possible but pretty inconvenient and whilst I would attend anyways if the situation was different I think I’m not obliged to (phew) but am asking here to make sure. Many thanks :slight_smile:


#2

Hmmmmmmmmmmm
I wish you could just go regardless, this is a little off.
You’re just visiting, correct?


#3

No I live here and have been living for a year although I leave quite often for long periods of time.


#4

You are bound by the obligations of your place of residence; where you come from prior isn’t relevant. AND, for travelers, there can even be another advantage of having an exception when travel takes you across boundaries for a length of time.


#5

It’s a solemnity in the UK.
It seems a very complicated situation in the UK, and just this year they are implementing more holy days of obligation it seems, making it more confusing.


#6

Try to go if you can it will be a great gift to Our Lord to see you there and especially Our Blessed Mother.


#7

I found this chart of holy days of obligation in UK. It doesn’t seem to have Immaculate Conception . Maybe it can help someone with respect to the other holidays.

http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Calendar/Holydays.shtml

I agree it is confusing when you are in a different country, or even when in the US, in a different diocese from one’s normal one as sometimes the dioceses make different rules.

I myself would want to just go anyway, though it’s not obligatory, but if that’s not possible for you, maybe because there aren’t Masses at a time when you can attend, then I understand.


#8

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