I will have a lot of doctors’ appointments coming up during the next few months, and I don’t want t.o make a medical appointment that would interfere with a Holy Day. I just missed Assumption because I accidentally double-booked myself for August 15.
In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States of America, in conformity with canon 1246, are as follows:
January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the solemnity of the Ascension
August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 1, the solemnity of All Saints
December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.
All Saints falls on a Saturday this year so it is a not a Holy Day of Obligation. That means that the Holy Days left in 2014 are the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8) and Christmas.