Holy Days of Obligation & Liturgical Calendar

On December 13, 1991, the members of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States of America made the following general decree concerning holy days of obligation for Latin Rite Catholics:

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
  • 7th Sunday of Easter *for the Diocese of Peoria
  • August 15
  • November 1
  • December 8
  • December 25
  • The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
  • The Solemnity of the Ascension
  • The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • The Solemnity of All Saints
  • The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
  • The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

 

Liturgical Calendar

Each year, the Secretariat of Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops publishes the Liturgical Calendar for the Dioceses of the United States of America. This calendar is used by authors of ordines and other liturgical aids published to foster the celebration of the liturgy in our country.

The calendar is based upon the General Roman Calendar, promulgated by Pope Paul VI on February 14, 1969, subsequently amended by Pope John Paul II, and the Proper Calendar for the Dioceses of the United States of America, approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and confirmed by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (Prot. n. 578/10/L, July 24, 2010).

Liturgical Calendar 2021