This year, of course, the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord falls on a Monday. It is, by force of universal law, a holy day of obligation. In the United States, the episcopal conference has not utilized the discretion conferred by Canon 1246, Section 2, to transfer the obligation attaching to the Feast of … More A Note on Mass Obligations
The following Masses in the Extraordinary Form will be offered at the Church of the Assumption for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8, 2016: 6:30 a.m. 12:10 p.m. Mass will be offered in the Ordinary Form at 6:00 p.m.
Fr. William will say Mass using the 1962 Roman Missal on Friday, September 9, A.D. 2016, at 9:00 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption. This is a one-time event.
Gregory DiPippo explains, over at the New Liturgical Movement, why memorials and feasts in late February are shifted forward in leap years. The explanation is fascinating.
With September almost upon us, one might take a moment to consider the Ember Days that follow the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14). Ember Days date from the 5th century and are four sets of days (three each) set aside for fasting and penance. Each set of Ember Days consists … More September Ember Days
The divergence between the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form calendars, combined with the widespread practice of transferring feasts and holyday obligations to the nearest Sunday, raises questions about how to apply Canons 1246 and 1247 in the context of the Extraordinary Form. Can the Mass of the day in the Extraordinary Form Calendar be said when … More Holydays of Obligation & Transferred Feasts
The 1962 Roman Missal is said using the General Roman Calendar of 1960, promulgated by St. John XXIII’s motu proprio Rubricarum instructum (English*). The term “Ordinary Time” was coined to describe “green” Sundays in the post-concilar calendar. These times are identified respectively as “Sundays After Epiphany” and “Sundays After Pentecost” in the traditional calendar. Likewise, the … More Some Brief Notes on the Extraordinary Form Calendar