Is Christmas Eve a Holy day?


#1

Are both Christmas Eve and Day both Holy Days of Obligation? If you go to only one is it the same as going to both?


#2

Dear Julie,

Only Christmas day is a holy day of obligation. To satisfy this obligation one may attend Mass on Christmas day itself or at a vigil Mass of Christmas on Christmas Eve.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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