Immaculate Conception in 2018

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  On December 8th of this year will be a Saturday and the Holy Day of Obligation as the Immaculate Conception but at the 4pm Mass on Saturday it will also be the Second-Sunday in Advent. Will only the Saturday evening Mass count for the Holy Day of Obligation and the Sunday be for the Second Sunday of Advent?

I am sure I read about this in one of your blogs but I need to be correct, of course.

So thank you as always for being such a tremendous resource of knowledge to everyone.


A:  Here’s the previous blog post: 

The Saturday evening mass should be for the Second Sunday of Advent because that’s what the usual faithful attending that service will expect.