Jan. 1st - Holy day of obligation?

The priest mentioned during mass yesterday that tomorrow (Jan. 1st) is a holy day of obligation. But, when I emailed a priest from a different parish about mass times, he gave a mass time but said that it wasn’t a holy day of obligation. I’m confused. Is tomorrow a holy day of obligation or no?

Thanks!

Where are you located? It makes a difference.

United States- no, not this year

Canada - yes

Mexico - yes

England - no

Elsewhere - I don’t know

2 Likes

Nobody can answer your question unless you say where you are located (just what country).

In the USA no, it is not a holy day of obligation. But it is still a solemn feast, so you should try to get to Mass if at all possible.

United States. Thank you!

Well there you go.

No, it is not an obligation in the US.

But again, it is a Solemnity, plus the first day of the New Year - so you are strongly encouraged to attend Mass if possible, even though not being obliged under pain of sin.

3 Likes

Although not a day of obligation it is certainly a Holy Day of Opportunity.

5 Likes

I checked with my diocese, not this year. At least not for me, in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina.

Not for the majority because it falls on a Monday and is up to the Bishops of that area. Our pastor said don’t even ask me to explain it.

1 Like

In the Philippines it is a day of obligation. However, January 1 is on Monday, and if someone goes to mass Sunday evening, it satisfies the obligation of going to mass on Monday too, being then a vigil mass.

It IS a holy day of obligation IF you are an Eastern Rite Catholic in the U.S.!
Just saying!

1 Like

In Australia no, however Mass was lovely this morning and celebrated this Solemnity

1 Like

Yes, but you still would have been required to attend Mass earlier that day on Sunday or on Saturday evening. You can’t double dip. Two obligations = two Masses.

1 Like

It is “abrogated”.

1 Like

I was told by someone that going Monday fulfilled the Sunday obligation I hope that’s true cuz I was planning on going to mass tomorrow and taking communion. since I was under the impression that going Monday for fulfilled the Sunday obligation I think that keeps me out of mortal sin does that sound right?

I live in Canada but I’m in the States for new Years. Is it still a Holy Day of Obligation?

I can’t come up with any reason why a Mass on Monday would count for Sunday; you should have attended the Saturday Vigil Mass or a Mass on Sunday.

I am out of town visiting sick parents, and that’s what I was told. it is usually a holy day of obligation so I don’t see it as that far of a stretch. So, laboring under that impression, I wonder if I am in mortal sin or not. I was planning on communion of course. I believed what I was told by another Catholic to be true.

Do you love the mother that Jesus created for Himself, and then gave to us as our mother?

I pray for the Bishops; that the celebration of the Holy Eucharist will be the pinnacle of their day; that the proclamation of the Gospel their mission, and the defense of the faith their zeal.

I will be at mass.

   Earlier post:  I was told by someone that going Monday fulfilled the Sunday 

obligation I hope that’s true cuz I was planning on going to mass tomorrow and taking communion. since I was

under the impression that going Monday for fulfilled the Sunday obligation I think that keeps me out of mortal

sin does that sound right?

  Going to mass on the Monday wouldn't have fulfilled the Sunday mass obligation. 

However, if you believed this was so, there was no sin on your part for going to mass Monday only. People can

only sin if they were aware thing something they did involved wrongdoing. Otherwise, of course, you could take

care of this quite well by going to confession.

So are we still bound under the law to avoid unnecessary labor on Jan 1? I understand that this applies to Sunday’s and Holy days of Obligation but i am confused when it is a Holy day but the obligation to attend mass is removed.

1 Like
DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.