Holy Days of Obligation Reinstated
The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a decree which has been confirmed by the Holy See, confirming that the celebration of the solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord will be celebrated on its particular day, namely, forty days after Easter; the celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord on its particular day, namely 6 January. This will commence from the First Sunday of Advent 2017.
The days are:
The Epiphany of the Lord — 6 January (transferred to the adjacent Sunday when it falls on Saturday or Monday)
The Ascension of the Lord — Thursday after Sixth Sunday of Easter
Further information can be found on he Liturgy Office website.