Letters to the Editor

Holy Day – Obligation or Not

Dear Editor: I find it very irritating when I come across what used to always be a holy day of obligation (the Assumption of our Blessed Mother) reduced to an ordinary day simply because it falls on a Saturday. God forbid one should have to go to Mass two days in a row. This causes much confusion to the faithful because it is inconsistent.

Ask anyone who works in a rectory office and they will tell you the phone rings off the hook prior to a certain feast day asking if it is a Holy Day this year.

As much as I hate to admit that it isn’t, I tell them I treat it as such anyway because after all, our Blessed Mother deserves this honor – no matter what day it falls on.


Bath Beach