Note that in the 1960 General Roman Calendar, the September Ember Days are the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday in the third full week of September: that is, the week that begins with the first Sunday within the month. In 2020, the first Sunday in September was September 6. This makes the third week not that … More September Ember Days, 2020
For a departure from cancellations, closures, and other disaster-related news, the Holy See has issued decrees (1) providing for the celebration in the usus antiquior of saints canonized since 1960 and (2) permitting the use of certain new prefaces. Both provisions are optional: neither requires any deviation from the liturgical norms set out in the … More Something Completely Different: New Saints in the Usus Anqituior
There is an excellent post at the New Liturgical Movement blog discussing a number of points of interest about the liturgical calendar over the next three months, in which there are several instances of feasts falling on Sundays and superseding (or not, as the case may be) the Sunday readings, as well as a situation … More Calendar Notes for the Year’s End
Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will be offered at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the Church of the Assumption. For Triduum service times at the Church of the Assumption, please see the calendar on the parish website. For those looking for a Holy Week resource, your scribe recommends … More Holy Week (Spy Wednesday Mass)
PSA: Wednesday, February 21; Friday, February 23; and Saturday, February 24 are the 2018 Lenten Ember Days on the General Roman Calendar of 1960.
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