Q: Fr. Paul—The ordo says that funerals are allowed on the Assumption of Mary in August; I thought that there were no funerals allowed on Solemnities that are also Holydays of Obligation. What is the reason for this exception? I apologize if it’s basic and obvious and I should know it. Gratefully—Tish
A: Looks to me as though the ordo is in error. GIRM 380 forbids funeral Masses on holydays of obligation.
Last year August 15 fell on a Monday, and the obligation did not apply. It’s probably an editorial mistake in 2023.