Last week, Catholics in the United States experienced a “feast day fake out.”
A feast day fake out is when a Catholic is anticipating a holy day of obligation only to find out that the obligation has been removed, often because the feast falls on a Saturday or Monday. It usually involves a flurry of confused exchanges with other Catholics along the lines of: “Well, what does our bishop say?” or “Check the church’s website.”
It also typically involves an awkward announcement by one’s parish priest that such and such is a very important day in the liturgical life of the Church that used to require one to show up for Mass during the week, but not anymore.
My first feast day fake...READ MORE