Parishioners in the Diocese of Salt Lake City were shocked to learn that the Solemnity of Mary, celebrated on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, was abrogated by their bishop, Most Reverend Oscar Azarcon Solis.
A weekly bulletin for the diocese states:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019, Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God, is not a holyday of obligation in the Diocese of Salt Lake City. In the Diocese of Salt Lake City, the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God has been abrogated.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, with the approval of the Vatican, has long-standing permission to move feast days to Sunday when the holy day falls on either a Saturday or a Monday. In 1991, the USCCB issued a decree regarding Canon 1246 §2, stating: