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Liturgical Year

Here you will find information and resources regarding the Liturgical Year. Each section provides information about the specific part of the year. We hope that this information will further your knowledge and understanding of our calendar year and the importance of each season.

2022 Holy Days

January 1, 2022
Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God
NOT a Holy Day of Obligation in 2022*
August 15, 2022
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
NOT a Holy Day of Obligation in 2022*
November 1, 2022
All Saints
Holy Day of Obligation
December 8, 2022
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Solemnity, Holy Day of Obligation
December 25, 2022
The Nativity of the Lord [Christmas]
Solemnity, Holy Day of Obligation

*In accordance with the 1992 decree of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Whenever January 1, August 15, or November 1 fall on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.

**The Latin-rite Diocesan Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Newark (i.e. the State of New Jersey) have joined most of the country in permanently assigning the observance of the Ascension of the Lord to the Seventh Sunday of Easter. In 2022, it is therefore transferred from Thursday, May 26, 2022 to Sunday, May 29, 2022. Thursday, May 26, 2022 is the Memorial of St. Philip Neri.

Time of the Easter Vigil 2022

Regarding the time of The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night, the entirety of the celebration of this Mass “must take place during the night (noctu), so that it begins after nightfall and ends before daybreak on the Sunday.” In its 1988 Circular Letter Concerning Preparation and Celebration of Easter Feasts, the Congregation for Divine Worship made clear that “this rule is to be taken according to its strictest sense. Reprehensible are those abuses and practices which have crept in in many places in violation of this ruling, whereby the Easter Vigil is celebrated at the time of day that it is customary to celebrate anticipated Sunday Masses.” Within the Archdiocese of Newark, the Easter Vigil should not begin before 8:15pm. There is to be only one celebration of the Easter Vigil, and no Masses are permitted prior to the Easter Vigil.

If you have any questions, please contact the Worship Office.

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Rev. Joseph A. Mancini, KCHS
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