Holy Days of Obligation

Vigil 5:00 p.m.
Day 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 12:00 noon


Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Distribution of Ashes after all Masses and Prayer Service:

Masses: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Prayer Service 5:00 p.m.


Way of the Cross during Lent

Fridays after the 12:00 noon Mass


Triduum-Holy Week

Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord's Supper - 5:15 p.m. (at Epiphany)


Good Friday - Stations of the Cross - 11:00 a.m.

Liturgy of the Lord's Passion - 12:00 noon


Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil - 7:00 p.m.


Easter Sunday Massess - 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon


Every Mass is an action not only of Christ but of the Church. As the central act of worship on the part of Catholics, it calls for community participation. God speaks to you through his Revelation; you speak to him through your prayers, your songs, your responses. You offer yourselves and your gifts to him; he offers himself (through his priest) in an unbloody sacrifice. And, because the Mass is also a sacred banquet, you receive him as nourishment for the spirit.



All Catholics should participate in the Eucharist on the principal feasts, which honor the mysteries of the Lord, the Virgin Mary, and the Saints.

In the United States, the Holy Days of Obligation are:

Solemnity of Mary, January 1

Ascension Thursday (forty days after Easter)
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15th
Solemnity of All Saints, November 1
Immaculate Conception, December 8th
Christmas, December 25th



Please note that in the Diocese of Pittsburgh the above Holy Days remain an Obligation unless the Holy Day falls on a Saturday or on a Monday. The exception is Christmas, which is always an Obligation.
















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