The precept of the Church specifies the law of the Lord more precisely: “On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass.” (CIC, can. 1247) “The precept of participating in the Mass is satisfied by assistance at a Mass which is celebrated anywhere in a Catholic rite either on the holy day or on the evening of the preceding day.
Begins the 50 days of Easter.Sunday, April 4 Divine Mercy Sunday, in celebration of the message of Divine Mercy.Sunday, April 11 Our Lady of Fatima, honoring Marian apparitions in Fatima, PortugalThursday, May 13 Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord The Ascension of Our LordSunday, May 16* Pentecost , the Gift of the Holy Spirit. Closes the Easter SeasonSunday, May 23 Solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity, in celebration of the Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy SpiritSunday, May 30 Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of the Chris t (Corpus Christ) Our Lords Real Presence in the Blessed SacramentSunday, June 6 Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, devotion of his Divine love for humanityFriday, June 11 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Assumption of Mary into HeavenSunday, August 15 Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as Our Lady of Victory, relating to the naval victory over the Ottoman Empire fleetThursday, October 7 Solemnity of All Saints Celebration of those God has brought into Heaven and how they model the Christ to usMonday, November 1 All Souls Day Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed)Tuesday, November 2 Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Final Sunday of Church YearSunday, November 21
1 st Sunday of Advent 1 st Sunday of Church Year and beginning of 4 week preparation for ChristmasSunday, November 28 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Patronal Feast of the United StatesWednesday, December 8 Our Lady of Guadalupe, honoring Marian apparitions in MexicoSunday, December 12 Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ The Birth of Our LordSaturday, December 25 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Our Ladys divine maternitySaturday , January 1 In order to ensure sufficient darkness and observe the law that the celebration takes place “during the night”, at least 45 minutes, and preferably one hour, should elapse after sunset before the Easter Vigil may begin. All adults, 18 up to the beginning of their sixtieth (60) year, are bound by the law of fasting.
Pastors and parents are to see to it that children, while not bound to the law of fast and abstinence, are educated and introduced to an authentic sense of penance. On Fridays, when abstinence is not required by law, acts of penance, especially works of charity and exercises of piety are suggested. Keeping watch, the Church awaits Christ’s resurrection and celebrates it in the sacraments.
Accordingly, the entire celebration of this vigil should take place at night, that is, it should either begin after nightfall or end before the dawn of Sunday (General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, no. The ecclesiastical province of Galveston-Houston, which includes the Diocese of Tyler, has perpetually transferred this solemnity to the following Sunday – May 16, 2021, which is its proper day. Thursday, May 13, 2021, is observed as an Easter Weekday or the Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima.
In accord with the Handbook of Indulgences, pastors are invited to promote the following acts or public recitation of the prayers on the appropriate days, outside of Mass. December 31, 2020 (Final Day of the Year) Public singing/recitation of the Te Deum (Grant 26 1, 2) January 1, 2021 (First Day of the Year) Public singing/recitation of the Veni Creator (Grant 26 1, 1)
June 6, 2021 (Corpus Christi) Participating in a solemn Eucharistic procession (Grant 7 1, 3) June 11, 2021 (Most Sacred Heart of Jesus) Public recitation of the Act of Reparation (Grant 3)
Catholicism is one of the largest religions in the world1. It was brought to the United States of America by French and Spanish missionaries in the 16th and 17th centuries2. Today, Catholic represent the largest religious demographic in the US3. About 83% of the population identifies with the Catholic Church3. Although the religion itself has been prominent in the nation for hundreds of years, the face of the Catholic church has been changing over recent years4. One in five Americans still identify as Catholic, but the demographic as a whole is shrinking4. At the same time, Immigrants are increasingly representing larger portions of the Catholic population4.
Catholicism is one of the largest religions in the world 1 . It was brought to the United States of America by French and Spanish missionaries in the 16th and 17th centuries 2 .
Today, Catholic represent the largest religious demographic in the US 3 . About 83% of the population identifies with the Catholic Church 3 . Although the religion itself has been prominent in the nation for hundreds of years, the face of the Catholic church has been changing over recent years 4 .
One in five Americans still identify as Catholic, but the demographic as a whole is shrinking 4 . At the same time, Immigrants are increasingly representing larger portions of the Catholic population 4 . Because Catholicism has been historically pertinent in the US and because Catholics represent a large percentage of the American population, the Catholic holidays are widely celebrated 5 .
There are ten official Catholic holidays 6 The most important and only religious public holiday is Christmas 7 .
Calendar and Dates of Catholic Holidays
Catholicism is one of the largest religions in the worldBecause Catholicism has been historically pertinent in the US and because Catholics represent a large percentage of the American population, the Catholic holidays are widely celebrated