St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School

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Holy Days of Obligation

In the Catholic Church, Holy Days of Obligation are the days on which the faithful are obliged to participate in the Mass. They have also abstain from unnecessary works, "which hinder the worship to be rendered to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s day, or the suitable relaxation of mind and body." (canon 1247 of the Code of Canon Law).

The list of Days of Obligation includes all Sundays in all countries. Some feasts, e.g. Easter, are always celebrated on Sundays, so they are always obligatory. 

First Sunday of Advent Year

3 December 2017

Birth of Lord

25 December 2017


7 January 2018

Ash Wednesday

14 February 2018

Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord

1 April 2018

Ascension of the Lord

28 May 2017


6 June 2017

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

18 June 2017

St Peter & St Paul

29 June 2017

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

15 August 2017

All Saints

1 November 2017

First Sunday of Advent

3 December 2017