Diocese of Leeds
At Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School, we learn about our school within the wider catholic community and the world. As part of this, we take part in international events and fundraising opportunities as well as taking part in diocesan events.
For more information on the Diocese of Leeds, please visit their website at: http://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/
Our bishop is currently Bishop Marcus Stock. As bishop, he is responsible for schools and parishes within his diocese.
We pray for Bishop Marcus, that God will guide him in his role as bishop.
Holy Days of Obligation
Sundays and holy days of obligation are days on which the faithful are obliged to participate in the Mass [… and to] abstain from those works and affairs which hinder the worship to be rendered to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s day, or the suitable relaxation of mind and body (Code of Canon Law, Canon 1247).
Holy days mark days in the liturgical year of special importance or that merit special celebration. Worldwide, there is some variation in the dates of celebration of holy days as local Church authorities acknowledge patron saints or allow the celebration of holy days that occur during the week on the nearest Sunday. In England and Wales, according to a 1984 decision of the Bishops’ Conference, holy days which fall on Saturday or Monday are in general transferred to the Sunday. From the first Sunday of Advent 2006 the feasts of The Epiphany of the Lord, The Ascension of the Lord and the Body and Blood of Christ have also routinely been transferred to the neighbouring Sunday. With effect from the 1st Sunday of Advent 2017, two holy days of obligation have been reinstated: The Epiphany of the Lord, 6 January and The Ascension of the Lord, Thursday after 6th Sunday of Easter.
Holy Days of Obligation 2023
Epiphany of the Lord 6 January
Ascension of the Lord 18 May
St Peter and Paul 29 June
Assumption of The Blessed Virgin
Mary 15 August
All Saints 1 November
Christmas 25 December
See liturgyoffice.org.uk for Table of Liturgical Dates
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