Holy Days of Obligation

Holy Days of Obligation

In England and Wales the Holy Days of Obligation are:

Sundays throughout the year, the Epiphany, the Ascension, Ss Peter and Paul, the Assumption, All Saints and Christmas.

A holy day of obligation is a specific feast day when Catholics are obliged to go to Mass and mark that feast day by celebration. On these days Catholics are also to abstain from such work or business that would prevent the worship that is due to God and the joy that is appropriate to the Lord’s Day and the great feasts.

We should treat a holy day of obligation as a Sunday as far as possible, with holy joy and holy feasting. Let the Church’s celebrations guide those of the world.

The obligation of attending Mass on a holy day of obligation can be fulfilled by going to Mass on the day itself or on the evening of the previous day. Ss Peter and Paul (Friday 29th June) is just such a Feast Day.

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

Our school is named after Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. This is a Byzantine icon from the 13th century. This icon is known for being miraculous; over the centuries countless healings and special graces have been attributed to it, so much so that the image has been honoured and venerated by many Popes.

The icon contains many symbols that represent the Christian mystery of redemption.

Receptio Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. We learned about the icon and the meaning of the many symbols. We walked around our school looking at the images of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

We enjoyed celebrating the feast day with party food and an ice lolly.

Happy Feast!

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Feast Day 27th June