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Holy Days of Obligation


Christmas Eve Masses

Friday, December 24

3:30pm - Angelicus Choir Concert -

St. Michael

4:00pm - Children’s Mass—St. Michael

7:00pm (Spanish) - St. Michael

9:40pm Christmas concert - St. Mary

10:00pm - St. Mary Church

11:30pm - Christmas ConcertSt. Rose of Lima

12:00 Midnight - St. Rose of Lima

Christmas Day Masses

Saturday, December 25

10:00am (English) - St. Michael

12:00pm (Spanish) - St. Michael


Viernes, Nochebuena

4:00pm - Misa de los NiñosIglesia de San Miguel

7:00pm Español - Iglesia de San Miguel

10:00pm– Iglesia de Santa María

11:30pm Concierto de Navidad - Santa Rosa

12:00 Misa del Gallo - Iglesia de Santa Rosa

Sabado, Día de Navidad

10:00am - Iglesia de San Miguel

12 noon - Español– Iglesia de San Miguel

The schedule of Holy Days of Obligation may always be found here: Holy Days of Obligation – Diocese of Camden (  


DECEMBER 24-28  

*Christmas Vigil Masses are permitted on Friday, December 24, beginning at 4pm.  

*Parishes are encouraged not to schedule Saturday evening masses on December 25.  

*Sunday, December 26 celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.  

*Monday, December 27 celebrates the Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist  

*Tuesday, December 28 celebrates the Feast of the Holy Innocents  



The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (January 1) is not obligatory, as it falls on a Saturday.  

*Vigil Masses on Friday, December 31 may be celebrated, beginning 4pm.  

*Masses during the day Saturday, January 1 celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.  

*Vigil Masses for the Epiphany may be celebrated Saturday, January 1, beginning 4pm.  

*The Epiphany is celebrated Sunday, January 2.  


JANUARY 9: Sunday Masses (and Saturday Vigil Masses preceding) celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord  


  • St. Gregory of Narek, Abbot and Doctor of the Church (27 February)
  • St. John De Avila, Priest and Doctor of the Church (10 May)
  • and St. Hildegard of Bingen, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (17 September).

1 November 2021 – The Solemnity of All Saints is celebrated on Monday. When this Solemnity occurs on a Saturday or a Monday, it remains a Solemnity, but the obligation to participate in Mass is removed.

8 December 2021 – The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (National and Diocesan Patronal Feast)  is celebrated on Wednesday with the possibility of anticipated Masses on Tuesday evening.

25 December 2021 – The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord is celebrated on Saturday with the possibility of anticipated Masses on Friday evening.

1 January 2022 – The Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God is celebrated on Saturday with the possibility of anticipated Masses on Friday evening.


On January 26, 2021, a CDWDS Decree indicated that July 29—the Obligatory Memorial of Saint Martha—will hereafter include her sister and brother, Saints Mary and Lazarus. (They had already been included on this date in the 2004 Roman Martyrology.)  Moreover, in some particular calendars, the three are already celebrated together.


“Therefore, the Supreme Pontiff, Pope FRANCIS, considering the important evangelical witness they offered in welcoming the Lord Jesus into their home, in listening to him attentively, in believing that he is the resurrection and the life, and accepting the proposal of this dicastery, has decreed that 29 July be designated in the General Roman Calendar as the memorial of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus” (Prot. N. 35/21).


The Memorial should appear under this title in all calendars and Liturgical Books for the celebration of Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours.  New prayers have been issued but must be translated by the various episcopal conferences worldwide.



In addition, a February 2, 2021 Decree by the same Congregation announced that the following are to be inscribed in the General Roman Calendar as Optional Memorials: