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AJ Glass Jr. wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Since December 8th is a Saturday this year, if I attend Saturday Mass does it count for the Holy Day and Sunday Mass?

AJ Jr.

  { Since Saturday is a holy day, if I go to Sat. Mass does it count for both the Holy Day and Sun. Mass? }

Bob replied:

AJ,

Normally you should try to go to the morning Mass which is intended solely for the Holy Day or even the vigil Mass the day ahead, but if that is impossible, the Saturday Mass will suffice.

The American Bishops have mitigated the obligation when Holy Day feasts align with Sunday Masses (which is also extended to Saturday evening).

Peace,

Bob Kirby

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