The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Since the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Jan. 1, 2018) falls on a Monday in this coming year, the obligation to attend Mass is lifted. We will celebrate a Sunday evening Mass here at St. Mark on December 31 at 5 PM for Mary, Mother of God. Since the obligation to attend Mass on January 1 is lifted, you may attend the Sunday 5 PM Mass and the obligation for Sunday Mass is fulfilled.