Does the Church consider some Holy Days or feasts more important than others?
September 6, 2020, 12:00 PM
Yes. Just as your wedding anniversary is more important to you than the first Monday of December (provided that Monday isn't your birthday!), so the Church considers certain days more important than others and celebrates them with greater solemnity.

The Church has decreed that Christmas and Easter are the pre-eminent holy days because they highlight the dramatic realities of the birth and resurrection of Jesus. Depending on what is being celebrated, days in the Church calendar vary in importance, from memorials (usually commemorating a saint), through feast days, to solemnities, which are the highest of holy days. The level of a celebration may vary from place to place: for instance, St. Patrick's Day is a solemnity in Ireland but a memorial elsewhere.
 
All of the days on the church calendar except certain solemnities and Feasts of the Lord, which commemmorate various aspects of Jesus' life, are trumped by Sunday, which is a category all its own. Each Sunday is like a mini-Easter, celebrating the resurrection. If one of these solemnities or feasts falls on a Sunday the readings pertaining to that day are used rather than those of the given Sunday.