Mary Mother of God

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Since Jan. 1 is not a Holy day of obligation this year, if I celebrate a mass on Dec. 31st in the evening would I still celebrate it as the Vigil of the solemnity of Mary Mother of God or not?


A: Yes. It’s a solemnity, so a Mass on the preceding evening is the following day’s liturgy. Just as evening prayer that night is first vespers for the next day.