Feast of the Circumcision

Starts: January 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm
Ends: January 1, 2013 at 6:30 pm

The Feast of the Circumcision
Feast of the Circumcision

Tuesday, January 1

Evening Prayer 5:45 pm

Mass 6:00 pm

(Holy Day of Obligation)

The 1st day of January is the eighth day of the Nativity of Our Lord (i.e., from December 25 to January 1, inclusive, are 8 days).

This day is the Feast of the Circumcision. It is a Holy Day of Obligation on which we must attend Mass. On this day, we recall Our Lord’s submitting to the Mosaic Law by being circumcised on the 8th day of His human life in obedience to the Law (Genesis 17:10-12).

May we all be obedient to Our Lord’s will in our lives by mortifying all that is sin within us.