What happened to the Solemnity of the Mother of God?


#1

I heard that today, the Church will not be celebrating the Marian holiday. This is disappointing. Is it too hard for Catholics to go to Mass two days in a row? It seems the second time this year. Additionally, California does not celebrate it at all (I’m here visting).


#2

Dear Diamond,

This year the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God will not be celebrated as a holy day of obligation in the United States. But it IS being celebrated—even here in California.

I agree that it wouldn’t kill anybody to have to attend Mass two days in a row and that honoring Our Lady is far more important than giving attention to the various secular New Years activities. Write your bishop!

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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