2018 Holy Days

Mass for the 2018 Holy Days of Obligation will be held at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart church on:

January 1, 2018 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 9:00 am - not a day of obligation in 2018
August 15, 2018 – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 7:00 pm
November 1, 2018 – All Saints 7:00 pm
December 8, 2018 – Immaculate Conception 9:00 am
December 25, 2018 – Christmas times will be announced

Mass each Sunday is central to our lives as Roman Catholics. The Lord invites us to listen to and to break open God's word and to share in Christ's sacrificial feast of the Eucharist. Christ then sends us forth to be his hands and feet throughout the week before calling us back to his altar next Sunday.

Holy Week: March 25-April 1

The heart of the Christian liturgical year is Holy Week.  Join your parish family and walk with Christ in his Paschal journey of suffering, death, and resurrection. The Church's worship explodes in symbolic beauty, drawing us deeper into our baptismal faith. 

  • Sat. & Palm Sunday, March 24-25: 5 pm Saturday; 8:30 & 10:30 am Sunday
  • Holy Thursday, March 29: 7 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper
  • Good Friday, March 30: 7 pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion
  • Holy Saturday, March 31: 8 pm Easter Vigil 
  • Easter Sunday, April 1: 8 & 10:30 am, two at each time, Masses for the Resurrection of the Lord

Annual Holy Days

Throughout the course of the year, the Church marks particular events in the life of Jesus, Mary, or the Church. Some of these have such importance in our Christian journey that the Church treats them like Sunday. These holy days are often referred to as holy days of obligation. 

The five holy days of obligation in the Diocese of Des Moines are:

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Solemnity of All Saints
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

To learn more about these holy days, click on the title.

Thank you for worshiping with us! The Body of Christ on earth is more fully visible when we are all together!