Is the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist an HDO?


#1

Just wondering, whether that Monday or the following Sunday was an obligation in the US.

I’m in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul, if that helps.


#2

No, it is not. The next HDO is the Assumption, on 15 August.


#3

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Just wondering, whether that Monday or the following Sunday was an obligation in the US.

I'm in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul, if that helps.

[/quote]

Yes, the following Sunday is a day of obligation, as is every Sunday.

In the United States of America, in addition to all Sundays, the following days are obligatory:

Dec. 8 - Immaculate Conception of the BVM
Dec. 25 - Nativity of Our Lord
Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter - Ascension of Our Lord (although most ecclesiastical provinces move this to Sunday; only the Provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Omaha keep the feast on the correct day as a day of obligation)

Additionally, the following days are obligatory if they fall on a Tuesday through Friday:

Jan. 1 - Mary, Mother of God
Aug. 15 - Assumption of the BVM
Nov. 1 - All Saints


#4

For the record, the Nativity of St. John the Baptist is not a day of obligation in the universal Church; the four holy days from which the USA has been dispensed are:

Jan. 6 - Epiphany of Our Lord
Mar. 19 - Saint Joseph
Thursday after Trinity Sunday - Most Holy Body and Blood of Our Lord
June 29 - Saints Peter and Paul


#5

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