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Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
January 1, 2017
In the United States, when January 1 falls on a Saturday or a Monday, it is not a holy day of obligation.
See the description of this rule here.
This is not a holy day of obligation in:
In the Diocese of San Jose, January 1 is observed also as a day of prayer for world justice and peace.
In years when January 1 does not fall on a Saturday or a Monday, Bishop McGrath also determines whether the obligation will be dispensed each year.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014*
Thursday, January 1, 2015*
Friday, January 1, 2016*
Sunday, January 1, 2017 (obligation remains because it is a Sunday)
Monday, January 1, 2018 (dispensation to be determined)
*For, 2014, 2015, and 2016, Bishop McGrath has dispensed the obligation, although the faithful are still encouraged to participate in Mass on this day.