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Discalced Carmelite Ordo 2018

 

ORDO 2018

 


THE CARMELITE FAMILY

Year B
The Year of Mark

 

 

On the 1st Sunday of Advent 2017 we begin Year B in the Lectionary. This continues until the Feast of Christ the King in 2018. It is often called the 'Year of Mark' because the Gospel of Mark is the one most frequently read in Year B on Sundays and Feast days for the Liturgy of the Word at Mass.

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

"We must dig deeply in Christ. He is like a rich mine with many pockers containing treasures: however deep we dig we will never find their end or their limit. Indeed, in every pocket new seams of fresh riches are discovered on all sides"
St. John of the cross

LITURGICAL CALENDAR
(ORDO)
for the recitation of
THE DIVINE OFFICE
and
THE CELEBRATION OF MASS
for the use of
THE CARMELITE FAMILY
of the Anglo-Irish Province
and other English speaking Regions
for the year 2018
Sunday Cycle: B
Weekday Ordinary Cycle: II

 

 

For circulation within the Carmelite Family

 

 

 

 

 

Editor: Fr Cronan Glynn OCD
Corrections should be sent to email address: calendarocd@yahoo.co.uk

Abbreviations

RM Roman Missal (third edition 2011)
GIRM General Instruction of the Roman Missal
GILH General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours
UNLYC Universal Norms for the Liturgical Year and Calendar

Notes for 2018

Lectionary
Sunday: Cycle B. Weekday: Cycle II

Ordinary Time
Weeks in Ordinary Time consist in 34 weeks.
There are 6 weeks before Lent - beginning 8 January in the Universal Calendar and ending 13 February (Tuesday before Ash Wednesday).
There are 28 weeks after Eastertime - resuming from the 7th week on 21 May (i.e. Monday after Pentecost Sunday).

The Celebration of the Eucharist

It is most desirable that the faithful, just as the priest himself is bound to do, receive the Lord's Body from hosts consecrated at the same Mass (GIRM No 86). Holy Communion has a fuller form as a sign when it is distributed under both kinds.
Before receiving Communion a person should abstain from all food and drink, with the exception of water and medicine, for at least one hour.
However, the elderly and those who are suffering from some illness, as well as those who care for them, may receive the Eucharist even if within the previous hour they have consumed something. A priest who celebrates Mass twice or more times may consume something before the second and other celebrations even though there is not an hour's interval.
A person who has received Communion may only receive once again the same day provided that they participate in a Eucharistic Celebration
On Solemnities which are holydays of Obligation, on Sundays of Advent, Lent and Eastertide and during the Paschal Triduum, all Ritual, Votive, Requiem and Funeral Masses are forbidden. On Solemnities which are not holydays of Obligation, on Ash Wednesday, during Holy Week, on days within the Easter Octave and on Sundays of Christmastide and Sundays in Ordinary Time, funeral Masses are permitted but Ritual, Votive and Requiem Masses are not.
When two obligatory Memorials coincide they are both reduced to Optional Memorials and consequently either one is of choice.
When a Solemnity falls on a Saturday or Monday, the Mass to be celebrated on Saturday or Sunday evening respectively, is the Sunday Mass. Since this ORDO covers many countries and dioceses it is not possible to indicate when a Solemnity is transferred and celebrated on the nearest Sunday. It is advisable therefore to consult the local Church calendar.

The Prayer of the Faithful or the Universal Prayer

In the Universal Prayer or Prayer of the Faithful, the people respond in some sense, to the Word of God which they have received in faith, and exercising the office of their baptismal priesthod, offer prayers to God for the salvation of all. It is desirable that there usually be such a form of prayer in Masses celebrated with the people, so that petitions may be offered for holy Church, for those who govern with authority over us, for those weighed down by various needs, for all humanity, and for the salvation of the whole world, (SC 53).

The series of intentions is usually to be:

a. for the needs of the Church;
b. for the public authorities and the salvation of the whole world;
c. for those burdened by an kind of difficulty;
d. for the local community.

Nevertheless, in any particular celebration, such as Confirmatioin, a Marriage, or at a Funeral, the series of intentions may be concerned more closely with the particular occasion.

It is for the priest celebrant to regulate this prayer from the chair. He himself begins it with a brief introduction, by which he calls upon the faithful to pray, and likewise he concludes it with a prayer. The intentions announced should be sober, be composed with a wise liberty and a few words, and they should be expressive of the entire community.

They are announced from the ambo or from another suitable place, by the deacon or by a cantor, a reader, or one of the lay faithful. (Inter Oecumenici, 56).

The people, for their part, stand and give expression to their prayer either by an invocation said in common after each intention or bypraying in silence. (GIRM 69-71).

Periods of Silence within the Eucharistic Celebration

Number 45 of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (Third and Amended Typical Edition, 2008) prescribes:
'Sacred silence also, as part of the celebration, is to be observed at the designated times. Its purpose, however, depends on the time it occurs in each part of the celebration. Thus within the Act of Penitence and again after the invitation to pray, all recollect themselves; but at the conclusion of a reading or the homily, all meditate briefly on what they have heard; then after Communion, they praise and pray to God in their hearts. Even before the celebration itself, it is commendable that silence be observed in the church, in the sacristy, in the vesting room, and in adjacent areas, so that all may dispose themselves to carry out the sacred action in a devout and fitting manner.'

Paragraph 30 of the Liturgy Constitution, Sacrosanctum Concilium, likewise prescribes:
"And at the proper times all should observe a reverent silence."

Number 56 of the General Instruction specifies better the importance of silence within the Liturgy of the Word, while number 78 makes the same clear for the Liturgy of the Eucharist:
"The Eucharistic Prayer demands that all listen to it with reverence and in silence."

Number 84 then underscores the importance of the observance of silence as a means of good preparation for the reception of Holy Communion:
"The priest prepares himself by a prayer, said quietly, that he may fruitfully receive Christ's Body and Blood. The faithful do the same, praying silently."

Finally, the same attitude is proposed for the period of thanksgiving after Communion:
When the distribution of Communion is finished, as circumstances suggest, the priest and faithful spend some time praying privately.
If desired, a psalm or other canticle of praise or a hymn may also be sung by the entire congregation. (n. 88)

Silence in the Liturgy of the Hours

It is a general principle that care should be taken in liturgical services to see that "at the proper times all observe a revert silence." (SC art 30). An opportunity for silence should therefore be provided in the celebration of the liturgy of the hours. (GILH 201)
In order to receive in our hearts the full sound of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and the public voice of the Church, it is permissible, as the occasion offers and prudence suggests, to have an interval of silence during the celebration of the Divine Office.
However, care must be taken to avoid the kind of silence that would disturb the structure of the office or annoy and weary those taking part. (GILH 202)

Sunday

On the first day of each week, which is known as the Lord's Day, the Church, by an apostolic tradition that draws its origin from the very day of the resurrection of Christ, celebrates the paschal mystery. Hence, Sunday must be considered a primordial feast day. Because of its special importance, the celebration of Sunday gives way only to Solemnities and Feasts of the Lord; indeed, the Sundays of Advent, Lent and Easter have precedence over all Feasts of the Lord and over all Solemnities. In fact, Solemnities occurring on these Sundays are transferred to the following Monday unless they occur on Palm Sunday or on the Sunday of the Lord's Resurrection.

Suffrages for the Dead

On the death of a religious, even a novice, the Superior of the House is to advise the Provincial who in turn is to notify all the Monasteries of the Province as well as the Superior General.
As soon as a Monastery is notified concerning the death of a religious (including Bishops who were members of the Order), the deceased should be prayed for at the community Mass and at Evening Prayer during the intercessions. Every house in the Order is to offer one Mass for the repose of his soul.
For Superiors General and Definitors a Mass is to be celebrated in community in all the Monasteries of the Order and each Priest should offer one Mass for them. For the Holy Father or the local Bishop a community Mass is to be offered.
For a religious of the Province who dies each priest in the Province is to offer a Mass and each community is to recite the Liturgy of the Hours for the repose of his soul. For a deceased Carmelite Nun belonging to a Monastery under the jurisdiction of the Provincial, each community in the region is to offer a Mass. For a deceased parent of one of our religious, each community in the region is to offer a Mass. As a matter of charity we should remember in our Masses and prayers all who have at any time belonged to our Province.
On the commemoration of all the dead of the Order, all the Masses in our Monasteries are to be offered for the dead. Once a month, liturgical prescriptions permitting, our communities should offer a Mass and recite the Office of the Dead for the deceased members of our Order, as well and for our deceased relatives and benefactors. The Office of the Dead replaces the liturgical Office of the Day. Compline is of the weekday.
A reminder is placed in the Ordo on the eve of the anniversary of the death of those religious who have served in the Province since 1900; may they rest in peace.

Ternary Office

The Office for the Dead and Mass for Ternary intentions may be said instead of the Office of the day on one free weekday in the month during the period called Ordinary Time. This is the period outside Advent the Christmas season and outside Lent and Easter period. Compline is of the weekday.

Supplement to the Divine Office 2015
Companion to the Ordo

Many new memorials have been added by the Church since the English edition of the Divine Office in three volumes was first printed in 1974. This book collects together many of these texts. It is a general supplement and is not to be confused with the Carmelite Supplement which appears as a black hardback book.
This general supplement is now offered as a separate book and companion to the Ordo for the use of the Carmelite Family in the English speaking world.
It contains the prayer and sometimes the Second Reading of the following memorials:

12 July, Saint Louis Martin and Zèlie Guérin
14 August, St Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr
20 September, St Paul Chong Hasang, and companions, Martyrs (Korean)
23 September, St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), priest
9 October, Blessed. John Henry Newman, priest
11 October, St John XXIII, Pope
22 October, St John Paul II, Pope
24 November, Saint Andrew and his companions, Martyrs (Vietnamese)

Collects for the celebration of many British and Irish Saints in the New Calendar are also found in this book.
This book is often referred to in the Ordo throughout the year as Supplement. Companion to the Ordo.

It is available from:
Carmelite Book Service
Boars Hill
Oxford
OX1 5HB
England

 

Advent 2017
Advent Sunday Cycle B
Wekday Ordinary: Cycle 2

DECEMBER 2017

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Saturday
Vespers I: First Sunday of Advent
 
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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Violet Office: Te Deum. Psalter Week 1.
Mass: Proper. No Gloria. Preface: Advent I.
Vespers II Sunday. Compline: Sunday.
St. Francis Xavier is not celerated this year.

Chungju shi, Singapore and all Missionary Territories:
St. Francis Xavier, priest, Principal Patron of the Missions
- Feast
White Office: Proper. Psalter Week 1 at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Saint. Vespers Proper. Compline: Weekday
New Franken: St. Francis Xavier, priest, Patron of Diocese - Feast
White Office: Proper. Psalter Week 1 at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Saint. Vespers Proper. Compline: Weekday

 
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Monday- 1st Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 1.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent I.
St. John Damascene, priest and doctor of the Church - Optional Memorial (White).
 
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Tuesday- 1st Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 1.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent I.
 
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Wednesday 1st Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 1.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent I
St. Nicholas, bishop - Optional Memorial

Semaphore: Vespers I: Dedication. Solemnity. Compline: Sunday I

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Aidan Coffey (1950)
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Thursday - 1st Week of Advent
St. Ambrose, bishop and doctor - Memorial.
White Office: Psalter Week 1.
NB. Invitatory ant., hymn, short reading, intercessions may be taken from Advent (DO Vol. I p 23) OR the Common. Concluding Prayer: Office of the saint. (cf. GILH 235 b)
Mass: Memorial. Preface: Advent I or of the saint.
Vespers I: THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION BVM - Solemnity


Semaphore: Anniversary of Dedication of Church - Solemnity
White) Office of Dedication. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper.
Vespers II: Dedication. Compline: Sunday II

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Stanislaus Forde (1947)
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8 Friday - THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY - Solemnity
White Office: Proper. Te Deum. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Vespers II of Solemnity. Compline: Sunday II
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Proper.

U.S.A.: Primary and Universal Patron - All as above
Apia: Patron of Archdiocese - All as above
Louisville: Titular of Church - All as above
Boars Hill, Oxford: Joint Patron of the Diocese - Solemnity.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Camillus Donohue (1964)
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Saturday - 1st Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 1.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent I or of choice.

St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin - Optional Memorial. (White).
White Saturday Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 
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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Violet Office: Te Deum. Psalter Week 2.
Mass: Proper. No Gloria. Preface: Advent I or of choice Human Rights Day

Loretto: Blessed Virgin Mary of Loreto is not celebrated this year.
Wales: St. John Roberts, priest and martyr is not celebrated this year.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Joseph McElhinney (1988)
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Monday - 2nd Week of Advent Violet Office: Psalter Week 2.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent I or of choice
Violet Office: Psalter Week 2.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent I or of choice
St. Maria Maravillas of Jesus OCD, virgin - Optional Memorial. (White).
St. Damasus I, pope - Optional Memorial. (White).

Launceston: Vespers I: Dedication. Solemnity. Compline: Sunday I
Ada, U.S.A and S. Francisco.:
Vespers I: Our Lady of Guadalupe. Compline: Sunday I

 
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Tuesday - 2nd Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 2.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent I or of choice
Blessed Virgin Mary of Guadalupe - Optional Memorial. (White)


U.S.A.: Blessed Virgin Mary of Guadalupe - Feast. (White)
Mass and Office of Feast. Psalter Week 2 at Day Hour.
Ada, San Francisco and Alexandria. SD: Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Titular of Monastery
- Solemnity: As above for USA
Ireland: St. Finnian, bishop - Optional Memorial. (White)
Launceston: Anniversary of Dedication of Church - Solemnity
(transferred from 14 Dec). (White). Office: Proper.
Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Proper. Vespers II: Dedication. Compline: Sunday II

 
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Wednesday - 2nd Week of Advent
St. Lucy, virgin and martyr - Memorial. (Red)
Office: Psalter Week 2. Mass: Memorial. Preface: Advent 1
Vespers I: ST JOHN OF THE CROSS - Solemnity

Malta: St. Lucy, virgin and martyr - Feast. (Red)

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Gabriel Broderick (1975)
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Thursday - 2nd Week of Advent
ST JOHN OF THE CROSS, PRIEST OF OUR ORDER
AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH -
Solemnity
White Office: Proper. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Preface: Proper. Vespers of Solemnity. Compline: Sunday II
 
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Friday - 2nd Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 2.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent II

Buffalo: Anniversary of Dedication of Church - Solemnity (from the 14th)
White) Office of Dedication. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper.
Vespers II: Dedication. Compline: Sunday II

Shen Keng: Anniversary of Dedication of Church - Solemnity
White) Office of Dedication. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper.
Vespers II: Dedication. Compline: Sunday II

 
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Saturday - 2nd Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 2.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent I or of choice
Blessed Mary of the Angels, virgin OCD - Optional Memorial. (White)
White Saturday Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Victor Lehane (1989)
17th - 24th December
Proper. Antiphons for Morning Prayer and Vespers are given in the Psalter. The rest of the Office is Proper for the given date of the month. There are special Masses and readings from December 17th The weekdays of Advent from December 17th to 24th take precedence over the Memorials of Saints; hence any which occur are considered as optional for the year. They may be celebrated as indicated for Lent.
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THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
(Gaudete Sunday).
Violet Office: Te Deum. Psalter Week 3.
Mass: Proper. No Gloria. Preface: Advent II
 
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Monday - 3rd Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 3.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent II

Ireland: Commemoration may be made of St Flannan, bishop - Optional Memorial.

 
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Tuesday - 3rd Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 3.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent II
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Aloysius Jackson (1941)
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Wednesday - 3rd Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 3.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent II

Ireland: Commemoration may be made of St. Fachanan, bishop - Optional Memorial.

 
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Thursday - 3rd Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 3.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent II
Commemoration may be made of St. Peter Canisius, priest and doctor
 
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Friday - 3rd Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 3.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent II
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Joseph (Conrad) Minogue (1971)
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Saturday - 3rd Week of Advent
Violet Office: Psalter Week 3
Mass: Proper. Preface: Advent II
Commemoration may be made of St. John of Kanty, priest
 
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FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Violet Office: Te Deum. Psalter Week 4.
Mass: Proper. No Gloria. Preface: Advent II.
 
Season of Christmasmas
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Sunday - Christmas Eve- Solemnity with Octave.
White Vespers I: Vigil of Chistmas.
Evening Mass: Vigil. Proper. Goria. Creed. Preface: Nativity I - III.

It is fitting that the Office of Readings is celebrated before Mass as a Solemn Vigil on Christmas night. Compline is not celebrated by those present at the Vigil. (cf. GIRM No 204)

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Peter Thomas Burke (1905)
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Monday - NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST - Solemnity
White - Office: Proper.
Masses: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Nativity I III.
Vespers II: Proper. Compline: Sunday II

Morning Prayer on Christmas Day is celebrated as a rule before the Mass at Dawn. ((cf. GIRH 216) The Masses are Midnight, Dawn and Day. Today all priests may celebrate or concelebrate the three Masses of Christmas, 'provided the Masses are at their proper times of the day' (cf. GIRM No 204)

Loughrea, Nuns: Divine Infancy Confraternity today

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Patrick (Paschal) Deering (1978)
and Br. Francis Fallon (1983)
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Tuesday - ST STEPHEN, FIRST MARTYR - Feast
Office: Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 4 at Day Hour.
Red Mass: Proper. Gloria. No Creed. Preface: Nativity I - III..
Vespers: Proper. Compline: Sunday I or II.
 
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Wednesday - ST JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST - Feast.
Office: Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 4.at Day Hour.
White Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Nativity I - III.
Vespers II: Proper. Compline: Sunday I or II.
 
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Thursday - THE HOLY INNOCENTS - Feast
Office: Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 4 at Day Hour.
White Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Nativity I - III.
Vespers: Proper. Compline: Sunday I or II

Northampton: Vespers I: St. Thomas à Becket. Compline: Sunday I

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Stephen Isunuoya (2006)
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Friday - Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas
Office: Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 4 at Day Hour.
White Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Nativity I - IIIVespers: Proper. Compline: Sunday I or II.
Commemoration may be made of St. Thomas à Becket, bishop and martyr - Optional Memorial.

England and Wales: St. Thomas à Becket, bishop and martyr.
Patron of the Pastoral Clergy in England and Wales
- Feast.
White Mass and Office: Proper. Preface: Nativity.
Northampton: St. Thomas à Becket, bishop and martyr,
Chief Patron of diocese
- Solemnity.
White Mass and Office: Proper. Preface: Nativity I - III.
Vespers II of Solemnity. Compline: Sunday II

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Basilio Delgado (1940)
30

Saturday - Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas
Office: Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 4 at Day Hour.
White Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Nativity I - III
Vespers: Proper. Compline: Sunday I or II.

Mantin: Vespers I: Holy Family. Compline: Sunday I

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Livinus Donohoe (2008)
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Sunday -THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS MARY AND JOSPEH - Feast.
Office: Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 1.at Day Hour.
White Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Nativity I - III.
Vespers I: MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD Sunday.

Reno: The Holy Family, Patron of diocese - Feast. All as above
Mantin: The Holy Family, Titular of Church - Solemnity
(White) Mass and Office: Proper. Preface: Nativity I - III.

 

Christmas Season
Divine Office: Antiphons and Psalms are taken from current weekday. Ordinary (Invitatory, hymns etc.) is taken from the Christmas Season i.e. from Ordinary before Epiphany or Ordinary after Epiphany. Mass of the weekday is that assigned for each day of the week for this season, the Collect being changed according to whether the day occurs before or after the Solemnity of the Epiphany. Readings are taken from the Lectionary.

JANUARY

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Monday - MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD - Solemnity.
World Day of Peace. Octave Day of Christmas.
White Office: Proper. Divine Office I. p 247. Te Deum.
Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: BVM I. Vespers II: Proper. Compline: Sunday II.

San Rafael: Mary, Mother of God - Titular of Church - Solemnity.
Vespers and Compline as above
Kuching: Vespers II: Proper. Compline: Sunday II.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Colman Kilduff (1979) and Br. Dominic Mills (1943)
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Tuesday - Before Epiphany
SS. Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors of the Church - Memorial. White Psalter Week 1. NB. Invitatory ant., hymn, short reading and intercessions may be taken from the special Office of the day (Divine Office Vol. I p. 268) OR the Common. Concluding Prayer: Office of the saint. (cf. GILH 235 b)
Mass: Memorial. Preface: Nativity I - III or of the Saints.

Kuching: Anniversary of Dedication of Chapel - Solemnity
White) Office: Dedication. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper.

 
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Wednesday- Before Epiphany
White Office: Proper. Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Nativity I - III.
The Holy Name of Jesus - Optional Memorial. (White)
Saint Cyriacus Elias Chavara, priest of our Order, priest - Optional Memorial. (White)

Ireland: St. Munchin (Mainchin), bishop - Optional Memorial. (White)
Alhambra (Nuns), Goonellabah, Retreat, Sacramento and Traverse City:
Holy Name of Jesus -
Titular of Church - Solemnity (White) Mass and Office: Proper. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour. Vespers II: Proper. Compline: Sunday II

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Christopher Gannon (1985), Fr. Hubert Doyle (1989)
and Fr. Stephen McKeogh (2012)
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Thursday - Before Epiphany
White Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Nativity I-III

USA: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Memorial. (White)

N.B. Tommow is First Friday of the month.

 
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Friday - Before Epiphany
White Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Nativity I-III
Vespers I: The Epiphany of the Lord. Compline: Sunday I.

Dublin: St. Charles of St. Andrew, priest - Optional Memorial. (White)
USA.: St. John Neumann, bishop - Memorial. (White)

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. George McDonald (1923)
and Fr. Timothy O'Dwyer (1990)
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Saturday - THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD - Solemnity
White Office: Proper. Te Deum. (Divine Office I. p 308).
Day Hour: Proper (Divine Office I: p 319). Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Epiphany.
Vespers II: The Epiphany of the Lord. Compline: Sunday II

England, Wales, Scotland, Nigeria, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Singapore, Malta, Phillipines and some other countries where the Solemnity of the Epipahny is celebrated on Sunday 8th January: Celebrated as Friday - Before Epiphany
White. Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Nativity I-III
USA: St Andre Bessette - Optional Memorial. (White)

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Martin M. Dully (1925), Fr. John Liguori Doherty (1950)
and Fr. Cronan Quinlan (2003)
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Sunday - THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD - Feast
White Office: Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 2 at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Epiphany or Nativity I - III.
Vespers II: Baptism of the Lord. Compline: Sunday II
St. Raymond of Penyafort, priest - Optional Memorial. (White) is not celebrated.

England, Wales, Scotland, Nigeria, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Singapore, Malta, Phillipines and some other countries where the Solemnity of the Epipahny is celebrated on Sunday 7th January:
Celebrated as Saturday - Before Epiphany White.
Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Nativity I-III.

 
Ordinary Time

JANUARY

Ordinary Time is the period outside Advent the Christmas season and outside Lent and Easter period.
The readings for Sundays and Feast Days, up to the Solemnity of Christ the King, are from Cycle A, the year of Matthew, and the weekday readings are from Cycle 1.
For the Weekday Mass either the Mass of the preceding Sunday or the Mass of any of the 34 Sundays in Ordinary Time may be used.
The Office for the Dead and Mass for Ternary intentions may be said instead of the Office of the day on one free weekday in the month during Ordinary Time.

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Monday - 1st Week in Ordinary Time
Green Office: Psalter Week 1. Mass of the day or of choice
St. Peter Thomas, bishop of Our Order - Optional Memorial. (White)

England, Wales, Scotland, Nigeria, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Singapore, Malta, Phillipines and some other countries:
THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD -
Feast. White Office: Proper.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Epiphany or Nativity I - III.
Vespers II: Baptism of the Lord. Compline: Sunday II.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Clement O'Looney (1925)
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Tuesday - 1st Week in Ordinary Time.
White St. Andrew Corsini, bishop of Our Order - Memorial.
Psalter Week 1. Mass: Memorial. Preface: Common or of the saint.

Nigeria & South Africa: St Adrian of Canterbury, abbot. - Optional Memorial. (White)

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Benedict Lisundia (1925)
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Wednesday - 1st Week in Ordinary Time
Green Office: Psalter Week 1. Mass of the day or of choice

Lafayette: Blessed Virgin Mary of Prompt Succour,
Principal Patron of State of Louisiana
- Solemnity (White)
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Vespers II: BVM. Compline: Sunday II
(Trasferred from January 8th this year)
Seremban: Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral - Feast
Office: Proper. Psalter Week 1 at Day Hour. (White)
Mass: Proper. Vespers II: Proper. Compline: Weekday.
(Trasferred from January 8th this year)

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Basil Nolan (1999)
11 Thursday - - 1st Week in Ordinary Time
Green Office: Psalter Week 1. Mass of the day or of choice
 
12

Friday - 1st Week in Ordinary Time
Green Office: Psalter Week 1. Mass of the day or of choice

England: St. Aelred of Rievaultx - Optional Memorial. (White).
Canada: St Marguerite Bourgeoys, Religious Foundress - Memorial. (White).

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Charles (Hubert) Newell (2016)
13

Saturday - 1st Week in Ordinary Time
Green Office: Psalter Week 1. Mass of the day or of choice
St Hilary, bishop and doctor of the Church - Optional Memorial. (White).
White/Green Saturday Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Glasgow: St. Kentigern, bishop, Patron of Archdiocese - Solemnity
(White) Mass and Office: Proper.
Cf. Supplement. Companion to the Ordo for the prayer. P 29.
Preston: St. Kentigern, bishop, Missionary - Optional Memory.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Thomas Aquinas Reynolds (1933)
14 Sunday - SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Green Psalter Week 2. Te Deum. Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Sundays I - VIII.
Vespers II: Sunday. Compline: Sunday II.

Phillipines: SANTO NINO (THE HOLY CHILD)
England: Peace Sunday.

 
15

Monday - 2nd Week in Ordinary Time
Green Office: Psalter Week 2. Mass of the day or of choice

Ireland: St. Ita of Killeedy, virgin - Memorial. (White).
Psalter Week 2. Mass: Memorial. Preface: Common or of the Saint.
Cf. Supplement. Companion to the Ordo for the prayer. P 29.

 
16

Tuesday - 2nd Week in Ordinary Time
Green Office: Psalter Week 2. Mass of the day or of choice

Ireland: St. Fursa, abbot and missionary - Optional Memorial. (White)
India: St Joseph Vaz - Feast. (White)
Goa: St Joseph Vaz, Patron of the Archdiocese - Solemnity. (White)

 
17 Wednesday - 2nd Week in Ordinary Time
St Anthony, abbot - Memorial. (White).
White Psalter Week 2. Mass: Memorial. Preface: Common or of the Saint.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Appolinare Bach de Sciorac (1923),
Fr. Berthold Meleady (1958), Fr. John Paul Kelly (1999)
18 Thursday - 2nd Week in Ordinary Time
Green Psalter Week 2. Mass of the day or of choice
The Octave of prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated from January 18th to January 25th.
The texts for the Masses for Christian Unity can be used on days which allow a choice. The Eucharistic Prayer for Various Needs, form 1, 'The Church on the Path of Unity', is especially suitable for use each day.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Kevin Neary (1979) and Fr. Gerald Winters (1991)
19 Friday - 2nd Week in Ordinary Time
Green Psalter Week 2. Mass of the day or of choice

England: St. Wulstan, bishop, religious - Optional Memorial. (White)
Finland: ST HENRIK, bishop and martyr,
PATRON OF THE COUNTRY - Feast
(Red)
Mass and Office: Proper. Vespers II: Proper. Compline: Sunday II.
Nigeria: St. Fabian, pope and martyr and St Sebastian, martyr - Optional Memorials. (Red) (Transferred from the 20th)

 
20

Saturday - 2nd Week in Ordinary Time
Green Psalter Week 2. Mass of the day or of choice
St. Fabian, pope and martyr - Optional Memorial. (Red)
St Sebastian, martyr - Optional Memorial. (Red)
White/Green Saturday Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Nigeria: Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi, priest - Feast. (White).
Office: Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 2 at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper. Vespers: Proper. Compline: Weekday.
South Africa:: Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi, priest -
Optional Memorial (White).

 
21 THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Green Psalter Week 3. Te Deum.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Sundays I - VIII
Vespers II: Sunday. Compline: Sunday II
St. Agnes, virgin and martyr - is not celebrated this year.
 
22

Monday - 3rd Week in Ordinary time
Green Psalter Week 3. Mass of the day or of choice
St Vincent, deacon and martyr - Optional Memory. (Red)

USA: Day of prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

 
23

Tuesday - 3rd Week in Ordinary time
Green Psalter Week 3. Mass of the day or of choice

USA: St Vincent, deacon - Optional Memorial. (White)
USA: St Marianne Cope - Optional Memorial. (White)

 
24 Wednesday- 3rd Week in Ordinary Time
St Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church - Memorial
White Psalter Week 3. Mass: Memorial. Preface: Common or of the Saint.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Elias Hardiman (1976)
25

Thursday - THE CONVERSION OF ST PAUL, APOSTLE - Feast
White Office: Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 3 at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Apostles I - II.
Eight days of Prayer for Christian Unity ends today.

Loughrea, Nuns: Divine Infancy Confraternity today

 
26

Friday - 3rd Week in Ordinary time
SS Timothy and Titus, bishops- Memorial.
White Psalter Week 3. Mass: Memorial. Preface: Common or of the Saint.

Australia: Australia Day - (White). Mass: Proper.
Littleton: Vespers I: Dedication. Solemnity. Compline: Sunday I

 
27

Saturday - 3rd Week in Ordinary time
Green Psalter Week 3. Mass of the day or of choice
St. Angela Merici, virgin Optional Memorial. (White)
Blessed Henry de Ossó y Cervello, priest of our Order - Optional Memorial (White).
White/Green Saturday Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Littleton: Anniversary of Dedication of Church - Solemnity
White) Office of Dedication. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper.
Vespers I: Sunday. Compline: Sunday I

 
28

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Green Psalter Week 4. Te Deum
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Sundays I - VIII
Vespers II: Sunday. Compline: Sunday II
St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church is not celebrated this year.

Ireland: Catholic Schools Week begins today.

 
29 Monday - 4th Week in Ordinary Time
Green Psalter Week 4. Mass of the day or of choice
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Joseph Murphy (1953), Fr. Anselm Cooney (1995)
and Fr. Hilary Doran (2006)
30

Tuesday - 4th Week in Ordinary Time
Green Psalter Week 4. Mass of the day or of choice

Ireland: St. Aidan, bishop - Optional Memorial. (White)
New Ross: St. Aidan, bishop. Patron of the Diocese. Feast (White)
Office: Proper. Mass: Proper.
Dublin: Blessed Margaret Ball and Francis Taylor, martyrs - Optional Memorial. (Red)

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Edward Holland (1918)
31 Wednesday - 4th Week in Ordinary Time
St. John Bosco, priest - Memorial.
White Psalter Week 4.
Mass: Memorial. Preface: Common or of the Saint

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Leonard Morgan (1951)


FEBRUARY
1

Thursday - 4th Week in Ordinary Time
Green Psalter Week 4. Mass of the day or of choice

Ireland: ST BRIGID, ABBESS, SECONDARY PATRON OF IRELAND - Feast. (White). Office: Proper. (Divine Office I, p 193*).Te Deum.
Psalter Week 4 at Day Hour: Cf. Supplement. Companion to the Ordo
for the prayer. P 30. Mass: Proper. Gloria, Preface: Saints I or Virgins and Religious.
Vespers: St Brigid. Compline: Weekday.
N.B. Tommow is First Friday of the month.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Mary Edward Badger (1929)
2

Friday- THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD - Feast
World Day for Consecrated Life

White Office: Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 4 at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper. Blessing of Candles and Procession. (RM pp. 704 - 708)
Vespers: Presentation of the Lord. Compline: Weekday.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Kieran Deeley (1996)
3

Saturday - 4th Week in Ordinary Time
Green Psalter Week 4. Mass of the day or of choice.
St Blaise, bishop and martyr - Optional Memorial. (Red)
White/Green Saturday Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Ireland: St Ansgar (Oscar), bishop - Optional Memorial. (White)
Traverse City: Anniversary of Dedication of Chapel. - Solemnity
White) Office of Dedication. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper.
Vespers: Sunday I. Compline: Sunday I or II.
Westminster: Ss. Laurence, Dunstan and Theodore, bishops -
Optional Memorial. (White)

 
4 FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Green Psalter Week 1. Te Deum
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Sundays I - VIII
Vespers II: Sunday. Compline: Sunday II
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Bernard Hoare (1924)
5 Monday - 5th Week in Ordinary Time
St. Agatha, virgin and martyr - Memorial.
Red Psalter Week 1. Mass: Memorial. Preface: Common or of the Saint
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Gerard Garvey (1905)
6 Tuesday - 5th Week in Ordinary Time
SS. Paul Miki, priest and Companions, martyrs - Memorial.
Red Psalter Week 1. Mass: Memorial. Preface: Common or of the Saint

New Zealand: Waitangi Day. Mass of the day.
India: St Gonzalo Garcia, Peter Baptista and Companions, martyrs - Memorial
Goa: Dedication of the Cathedral - Feast

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Jarlath Flynn (1999)
7 Wednesday - 5th Week in Ordinary Time
Green Psalter Week 1. Mass of the day or of choice

Ireland: St. Mel, bishop - Optional Memorial. (White).
Goa: St Gonzalo Garcia, Peter Baptista and Companions, martyrs - Memorial (Transferred from the 6th)
New Zealand: SS. Paul Miki, priest and Companions, martyrs - Memorial.
(Transferred from the 6th)

 
8 Thursday - 5th Week in Ordinary Time
Green Psalter Week 1. Mass of the day or of choice
St. Jerome Emiliani, priest - Optional Memorial. (White)
St. Josephine Bakhita, virgin - Optional Memorial. (White)
Pope Francis has invited all to make the memorial of the Sudanese slave, St Josephine Bakhita (1868 - 1947) an International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, first observed in 2015.
 
9

Friday - 5th Week in Ordinary Time
Green Psalter Week 1. Mass of the day or of choice.

England and Wales: St. Teilo, bishop, Optional Memorial. (White)

 
10 Saturday - 5th Week in Ordinary Time
St. Schholastica, virgin - Memorial.
White Psalter Week 1. Mass: Memorial. Preface: Common or of the Saint.

Malta: The Shipwreck of St. Paul. - Feast

 
11

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
World Day of the Sick
Green Psalter Week 2. Te Deum.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Sunday I - VIII
Vespers II: Sunday. Compline: Sunday II..
Our Lady of Lourdes is not celebrated this year.

Ireland: Day of Prayer for Temperance
St. Gobnait, virgin is not celebrated today
Preston: Our Lady of Lourdes, Patron of Diocese is not celebrated today
Mityana: Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral - Feast is not celebrated today.
Christchurch, NZ: Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral 1905 - Feast.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Brendan Monahan (1982)
12 Monday - 6th Week in Ordinary Time
Green Psalter Week 2. Mass of the day or of choice
 
13 Tuesday - 6th Week in Ordinary Time
Green Psalter Week 2. Mass of the day or of choice
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Raphael O'Connell (2009)
Volume II of the Divine Office is used from tomorrow,
Ash Wednesday
Season of Lent
The weekdays of Lent take precedence over the Memorials of Saints; hence Memorials which occur in Lent are considered as optional for that year. However, they may be celebrated as follows:
at the Office of Readings, after the reading from the Fathers with its Response (taken from the Proper. of the Season), the Proper reading of the Saint, with its Response and the Collect of the Saint may be said.
at Lauds and Vespers, the Antiphon and Collect of the Saint may be added to the Collect of the Day under the one conclusion.
at Mass the Collect of the Saint may be used in place of the Collect of the Day
The Alleluia is omitted both in the Liturgy of the Hours and in the celebration of Mass.
14 February ASH WEDNESDAY
Volume II of the Divine Office is used from today

Ash Wednsday is a day of penance for the whole Church of the Roman Rite; it is a day of Fast and Abstinence.
Week 4 of the Psalter is used from today until Saturday. However, the Psalms and Canticle at Lauds may be taken from Friday of week 3 of Psalter because of their penitential character
The blessing and distribution of Ashes take place after the Gospel and Homily; the Penitential Rite is omitted. When Mass is not celebrated it is appropriate that the rite be preceded by a Liturgy of the Word (Entrance Antiphon, Collect and Readings from the Mass) and concluded with the Prayer of the Faithful

Violet Psalter Week 4.
Psalms of Friday of Week 3 may be used at Morning Prayer.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent III or IV.

Europe: SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS, PATRONS OF EUROPE are not celebrated this year.
Singapore: Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral - Feast (Transferred from 14th to 15th)

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Berthold Le Page (1916)
15

Thursday - After Ash Wednesday
Violet Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent III or IV.

Singapore: Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral - Feast (Transferred from 14th) White Office: Proper. Psalter Week 4 at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper. Vespers: Proper. Compline: Weekday.

 
16 Friday - After Ash Wednesday
World Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse
Violet Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
 
17

Saturday - After Ash Wednesday
Violet Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Vespers I: Lent. Compline: Sunday I.
Commemoration may be made of Seven Founders of the Order of Servites.

Ireland: Commemoration may be made of St. Fintan (Finan), abbot.

 
18 FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
Violet Psalter week 1. No Te Deum.
Mass Proper. No Gloria. Creed. Preface: Lent I or II.
Vespers II: Sunday. Compline: Sunday II
The rite of Election of Cathecumens is celebrated today.
 
19 Monday - 1st Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV.
 
20 Tuesday - 1st Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. John McCaughey (1917)
21 Wednesday - 1st Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 1.Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Commemoration may be made of St Peter Damian, bishop and doctor of the Church.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Enda Somers (1990)
22 Thursday - 1st Week of Lent
THE CHAIR OF ST PETER, APOSTLE - Feast
White Office: Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 1 at Day Hour.
Mass Proper. Gloria. Preface: Apostles I - II.
Vespers: Feast. Compline: Weekday.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Livinus Nevin (1936)
23 Friday - 1st Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Commemoration may be made of St Polycarp, bishop and martyr.
 
24 Saturday - 1st Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Máirtin Ó Loideáin (1997)
25

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
Violet Psalter Week 2. No Te Deum.
Mass Proper. No Gloria. Creed. Preface: Lent 1 - II.
Vespers II: Sunday. Compline: Sunday I

Loughrea, Nuns: Divine Infancy Confraternity today

 
26

Monday - 2nd Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV

Nigeria: Commemoration may be made of St Alexander of Alexandria, bishop.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Anthony Kelleher (2009)
27 Tuesday - 2nd Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
 
28 Wednesday - 2nd Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Philip Cryan (2002)

 

MARCH
  1

Thursday - 2nd Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Commemoation may be made of St David of Wales, Bishop
N.B. Tommow is First Friday of the month.

Wales: ST DAVID, NATIONAL PATRON - Solemnity (White).
England: ST DAVID, PATRON OF WALES - Feast (White).
Ireland: Commemoration may be made of St. David.

 

 
  2 Friday - 2nd Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. John Bernard Keegan (1999)
  3

Saturday - 2nd Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV

USA: Commemoration may be made of St Katharine Drexel

 
  4 THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
Violet Psalter Week 3. No Te Deum.
Mass Proper. No Gloria. Creed. Preface: Lent 1 - II.
Vespers II: Sunday. Compline: Sunday I
St. Casimir, bishop is not celebrated this year.
 
  5

Monday - 3rd Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 3. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV

Ireland: Commemoration may be made of St. Kieran, bishop.

 
  6 Tuesday - 3rd Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 3. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV.
 
  7 Wednesday - 3rd Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 3. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Commemoration may be made of Ss. Perpetua and Felicity, martyrs.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Ephrem Mullen (1953)
  8

Thursday - 3rd Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 3. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Commemoration may be made of St. John of God, religious.

Ireland: Commemoration may be made of: St. Senan, bishop.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Alphonsus Kelly (1932)
and Fr. Isidore Carey (2007)

 
  9 Friday - 3rd Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 3. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Commemoration may be made of St. Frances of Rome, religious.
 
  10

Saturday - 3rd Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 3. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV

Glasgow: ST JOHN OGILVIE, PRIEST AND MARTYR - Feast
Red Office: Proper. Psalter Week 3 at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper.: Cf. Supplement. Companion to the Ordo for the prayer. P 31. Vespers: Proper. Compline: Weekday.

 

 
  11

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT (Laetare Sunday)
Violet or Rose Psalter week 4. No Te Deum.
Mass Proper. No Gloria. Creed. Preface: Lent I II
Vespers II: Sunday. Compline: Sunday II.
N.B. In some countries this is called 'Mother's Day'.

Ireland: St. Aengus, bishop and abbot is not celebrated this year.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Vincent McGuirk (1916)

 
  12 Monday - 4th Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV.
 
  13

Tuesday - 4th Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
N.B. Today is the anniversary of the election of Pope Francis in 2013.

Nedlands, Varroville (Friars): Vespers I: Dedication. Solemnity.

 
  14

Wednesday - 4th Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV

Nedlands, Varroville (Friars): Anniversary of Dedication of Church - Solemnity. (White) Office: Dedication. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper.
Vespers II: Dedication. Compline: Sunday II.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Damian Nolan (2005)
  15
Thursday - 4th Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Clement Barlow (1988)
and Fr. Terence Carey (2013)
  16

Friday - 4th Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV

Ireland: Vespers I: St Patrick. Compline: Sunday I
Australia, Auckland, and San Rafael:
Vespers I: St Patrick. Compline: Sunday I
Denmark (Wisconsin): Vespers I: Dedication. Solemnity. Compline: Sunday I
 
  17

Saturday - 4th Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Lent I - IV
Commemoration may be made of St. Patrick, bishop, missionary.

Ireland: ST. PATRICK - PRINCIPAL PATRON OF IRELAND
Principal patron of the Province
- Solemnity
Australia, Auckland: St. Patrick, bishop - Patron of Diocese - Solemnity
San Rafael: St. Patrick, bishop - Co-patron of Diocese - Solemnity
Office: Proper. (Divine Office, II, p. 209*). Te Deum.
Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.: Cf. Supplement. Companion to the Ordo for the prayer. P 31.Vespers I: Sunday. Compline: Sunday.
England, Wales, Scotland, New Zealand (except Auckland), Nigeria, Georgetown, Nairobi, New York, , Archdioceses of LosAngeles and of San Francisco, Dioceses of San Diego, of Santa Rosa and Tucson: - St. Patrick, bishop - Feast
White Office: Proper. Psalter Week 4 at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper. Vespers II: Proper. Compline: Weekday.
Denmark (Wisconsin): Anniversary of Dedication of Church - Solemnity
(White) Office: Dedication. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper. Vespers I: Sunday. Compline: Sunday.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Michael Moylan (1970)
  18
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
Violet Psalter week 1. No Te Deum. Mass Proper. No Gloria. Creed. Preface: Proper.
Vespers II: Sunday. Compline: Sunday,
Commemoration may be made of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctor.
N.B. Tomorrow, is the anniversary of the solemn inauguration in 2013 of Pope Francis as Bishop of Rome and Supreme Pastor of the Church.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Simon Hayes (1970)
  19

Monday - ST JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY -
Patron of the Universal Church and Protector of Our Order
- Solemnity
White Office: Proper. Te Deum. Complementary Psalms at the Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Proper. Vespers: St Joseph. Compline: Sunday.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Angelus Irvine (1959)
  20
Tuesday - 5th Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Passion I.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Augustine Philipps (1940)
  21

Wednesday - 5th Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Passion I.

San Jose: Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral - Feast
Office: Proper. Psalter Week 1 at Day Hour.
(White) Mass of Dedication. Vespers: Dedication. Compline: Weekday
Ireland:- Commemoration may be made of St. Enda, abbot
Goonellabah: Vespers I: Dedication. Solemnity. Compline: Sunday I.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Maurice Conroy (1954)
  22

Thursday - 5th Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Passion I.

Goonellabah: Anniversary of Dedication of Church - Solemnity
(White) Office of Dedication. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper.Vespers II: Dedication. Compline: Sunday II.
South Africa:- Commemoration may be made of St. Deogratias, bishop.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Louis-Joseph Grangeret (1928),
Br. Michael Brennan (1967) and Fr. Antonine Newman (2001)
  23
Friday - 5th Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Passion I.
Commemoration may be made of St. Turibius of Mongrovejo, bishop
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Martin Herbert (1980)
  24

Saturday - 5th Week of Lent
Violet Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Passion I..
Vespers I: Palm Sunday.

Ireland: Commemoration may be made of St Macartan, bishop
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Ambrose Fatcher (1920)
  25

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD'S PASSION
Red Psalter Week 2. No Te Deum.
Mass: Proper. No Gloria. Creed. Preface: Proper.
Vespers II: Palm Sunday. Compline: Sunday II.

Loughrea, Nuns: Divine Infancy Confraternity today
 
  26
Monday in Holy Week
Violet Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Passion II.
 
  27
Tuesday in Holy Week
Violet Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Passion II
 
  28
Wednesday in Holy Week
Violet Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Passion II
N.B. St. Teresa of Avila was born on the 28th March, 1515.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Aidan Corcoran (1988)
Tomorrow the Holy Water is removed from the fonts in the Church
29 THURSDAY OF HOLY WEEK
MAUNDY THURSDAY

Liturgy of the Hours: Morning.
Violet Readings: Ants, and Psalms may be taken from Friday Week 3
Lauds (Mornin Prayer) and Day Hour: Psalter week 2
Vespers (Evening Prayer) is not recited by those who attend the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper.
Compline: Sunday II with final Antiphon of Our Lady
Mass without a congregation may not be celebrated today. The Chrism Mass is the only one that takes place in the morning. Holy Communion may be distributed only during Mass; it may be brought to the sick at any time during the day.
The season of Lent ends and the Easter Triduum begins with the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper. This Mass is celebrated with the participation of the whole community and all the priests concelebrating. Priests who have already celebrated the Chrism Mass or Mass for the good of the faithful may concelebrate.

When does Lent begin and end?
The Sacred Congregation of Rites in 1969 issued a document called 'The General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar'. This document clearly states the following: 'Lent runs from Ash Wednesday until the Mass of the Lord's Supper exclusive'. The Lenten season, therefore, ends at sunset with the start of the Holy Thursday Mass. When Lent ends the Paschal or Easter Triduum begins. However, although Lent ends on Holy Thursday, Good Friday remains a day of fasting and abstinence.
The Lenten season does not include Sundays as part of the forty-days. Strictly speaking, the Sundays are in Lent rather than of Lent.

Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
White. Mass Proper. Gloria. No Creed.
Preface: Eucharist I.
Compline: Sunday II.

At the Evening Mass the tabernacle should be entirely empty, Church bells are rung during the singing of the Gloria; they are silent then until the Easter Vigil. Preface of the Holy Eucharist and proper form of Eucharistic Prayer I are used. After the removal of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose, the main altar is stripped privately and Crucifixes are veiled or removed. The faithful should be encouraged to spend time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. If the Blessed Sacrament is removed to the Altar of Repose, the Liturgical Action of Good Friday must take place.

30 GOOD FRIDAY

Celebration of the Lord's Passion
Day of Fast and Abstinence of the Church

Mass is not celebrated today. Holy Communion may be distributed only during the celebration of the Lord's Passion; it may be taken at any hour of the day to those who are sick and cannot take part in the ceremony.
The celebration takes place in the afternoon, about three o'clock unless pastoral reasons suggest a later hour. Red vestments are used; the altar should be completely bare. After the distribution of Holy Communion the Blessed Sacrament is taken to the place where it is to be reserved, the Altar is stripped but the Crucifix and Candles are left on it.
Stations of the Cross, processions in honour of the Lord's Passion, the Commemoration may be made of the Sorrows of Our Lady and other popular devotions that are of pastoral importance are of great significance and through judicious use of texts and music lead the people to true liturgical participation.
Liturgy of the Hours: Proper
The Office of Readings and Morning Prayer should, if possible, be celebrated publicly and with the participation of the people.

Solemn Liturgical Action. (Red Vestments used)
The celebration consists of three parts:
o liturgy of the Word
o veneration of the Cross
o Holy Communion
Vespers (Evening Prayer) is not recited by those who attend the Solemn Liturgical Action.
Compline: Sunday II with final Antiphon of Our Lady

Zing, Nigeria: Anniverary of the Dedication of the Cathedral of Jalingo (Feast) is not celebrated today. (Please check local diocesan Ordo to see when this is celebrated this year.)
 
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HOLY SATURDAY

Mass is not celebrated today. Holy Communion may be given only in the form of Viaticum.
Liturgy of the Hours: Proper
The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the solemn Salve are omitted.
Compline: Sunday II (only recited by those not attending the Vigil)

The Easter Vigil
There are four parts to the rite: the service of light, the liturgy of the Word, the liturgy of baptism and the liturgy of the Eucharist. It should take place during the night so that it does not begin before nightfall and ends before dawn.
The celebration of the Mass without the Vigil ceremonies is forbidden The Vigil may be celebrated is Churches and Oratories where the other ceremonies of the Sacred Triduum did not take place; it may be omitted even when the other ceremonies did take place. It must be performed where there is a Baptismal font.
At least three readings from the Old Testament should be read. The reading from Exodus may never be omitted. At the Gospel incense may be used but candles are not used.
The Mass at night, although celebrated before midnight, is the Easter Mass of the Resurrection and satisfies the law of hearing Mass on Easter Sunday. Holy Communion may be distributed during the Solemn Mass only.
The Easter Vigil takes the place of the Office of Readings. Those who are not present at the Vigil should include at least four of the readings (more fittingly from Exodus, Ezechiel, St. Paul and the Gospel) together with their canticles and prayers, concluding with the Te Deum and the Collect of the day.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Joachim Whelan (1920), Fr. Kieran Dolan (1968)
and Fr. John Baptist Equireum (1969

 

APRIL
1 EASTER SUNDAY -
THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
Solemnity with Octave

Liturgy of the Hours: Proper.
(Office of Readings omitted by those who were present at the Vigil).
Easter Sunday: White Mass Proper. Gloria, Sequence. Creed
Day Hour: Hymn page 653* and antiphons and psalms page 352 in 'Divine Office II.
Eveniing Mass: Gosspel Luke 24: 13 - 35 may be used as an alternative.
Vespers: Proper. Compline: Sunday: I or II.

Ireland: St. Ceallach (Celsus), bishop is not celebrated this year.
The weekdays within the Easter Octave are celebrated as Solemnities of Our Lord. The Te Deum is recited daily in the Office and the Gloria in the Mass. The Creed is omitted
Compline is either Sunday I or Sunday II.
The Paschal Candle is left near the Altar until Pentecost Sunday.

 
2 MONDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER
White Office: Proper, Te Deum. Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Easter I
Sequence optional. Day Hour: Hymn page 653* and antiphons and psalms page 370
in 'Divine Office II'. Vespers: Proper. Compline: Sunday I or II.
St Francis of Paola, hermit is not celebrated this year.
 
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TUESDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER
White Office: Proper, Te Deum. Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Easter I.
Sequence optional. Day Hour: Hymn page 653* and antiphons and psalms page 382
n 'Divine Office II'. Vespers: Proper. Compline: Sunday I or II

Inarajan: Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral - Feast

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr Oliver McGettigan (2013)
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WEDNESDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER
White Office: Proper, Te Deum. Mass: proper. Gloria. Preface: Easter I.
Sequence optional. Day Hour: Hymn page 653* and antiphons and psalms page 395
in 'Divine Office II'. Vespers Proper. Compline: Sunday I or II
St. Isidore, bishop and doctor of the Church is not celebrated this year.

Nigeria: St Benedict, religious is not celebrated this year.

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Lawrence Lamb (1956)
and Fr. Terence Cahill (2008)
5 THURSDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER
White Office: Proper, Te Deum. Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Easter I.
Sequence optional. Day Hour: Hymn page 653* and antiphons and psalms page 407
in 'Divine Office II'. Vespers Proper. Compline: Sunday I or II.
Vincent Ferrer, priest is not celebrated this year.
N.B. Tommow is First Friday of the month.
 
6 FRIDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER
White Office: Proper, Te Deum.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Easter I. Sequence optional,
Day Hour: Hymn page 653* and antiphons and psalms page 382 in 'Divine Office II'.
Vespers: Proper. Compline: Sunday I or II
 
7 SATURDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER
White Office: Proper, Te Deum.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Easter I. Sequence optional,
Day Hour: Hymn page 653* and antiphons and psalms page 430 in 'Divine Office II'.
Vespers proper. Compline: Sunday I or II
St John Baptist de la Salle, priest is not celebrated this year.
 
8 SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER - Divine Mercy Sunday
White Office Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 2.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Sequence optional. Creed. Preface: Easter I
Day Hour: Hymn page 653* and antiphons and psalms page 352 in 'Divine Office II'.
Vespers II: Sunday. Compline: Sunday I or II.
 
9 Monday THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD.
White Office: Proper. Te Deum.
Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Proper.
In the Profession of Faith all genuflect at the words: 'and was made man'.
Vespers II: The Annunciation. Compline: Sunday II
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Matthew McKeogh (1984)
and Fr. Celestine Kelly (1986)
10 Tuesday - 2nd Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.
 
11 Wednesday - 2nd Week of Easter
Red St, Stanislaus, bishop and martyr - Memorial.
Psalter Week 2 at Day Hour. Mass: Memorial. Preface: Easter or of the Saint.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Joseph Coen (1930)
and Fr. Columbanus Walsh (1930)
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Thursday - 2nd Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.

Nigeria & South Africa: St Zeno of Verona, bishop - Optional Memorial. (White).

Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Cyprian Hubert Killackey (2012)
13 Friday - 2nd Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.
St Martin I, pope and martyr - Optional Memorial. (Red).
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Alphonsus Mary Brand (1935)
14 Saturday - 2nd Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 2. Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.
 
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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
White Office Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 3
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Easter I - V.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr Jerome Lantry (2013)
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Monday - 3rd Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 3.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.

Some Countries: St Bernadette Soubirous, virgin - Optional Memorial (White)
 
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Tuesday - 3rd Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 3.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.
Blessed Baptist Spagnoli, priest of Our Order- Optional Memorial (White)

Canada: St Kateri Tekakwitha - Optional Memorial (White)
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Colman Moran (1942)
and Fr.Ailbe Doolan (2010)
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Wednesday - 3rd Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 3.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.
Bl. Mary of the Incarnation, OCD, religious of Our Order.(White) - Optional Memorial.

Ireland: St Laserian, bishop - Optional Memorial (White)
Canada: Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin, virgin - Optional Memorial (White)
 
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Thursday - 3rd Week of East
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 3.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.

Westminster: St Alphage, bishop and martyr - Optional Memorial (White)
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Malachy Donohue (1921),
Fr. Eric Mary Coleman (1930) and Fr. Aloysius Coughlan (1930)

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Friday - 3rd Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 3.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.

Wales: St Beuno, abbot - Optional Memorial. (White)

Nigeria: St Marcellinus, bishop - Optional Memorial. (White)
South Africa: St Marcellinus, Vincent and Domninus - Optional Memorial. (White)
 
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Saturday - 3rd Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 3.
Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.
St Anselm, bishop and doctor of the Church - Optional Memorial.

Derry and Retreat (Capetown): Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral - Feast.
Office: Dedication. Psalter Week 3. (White)
Mass: Feast. Vespers I: Sunday. Compline: Sunday I.
England: St Anselm, bishop and doctor of the Church - Memorial.
 
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FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Good Shepherd Sunday and Day of Prayer for Vocations.
White Office Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 4
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Easter I - V.

Owerri: Vespers I: Dedication. Solemnity. Compline: Sunday I.
Tucson: Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral - Feast is not celebrated today.
Please check local diocesan Ordo to see when this is celebrated this year.
 
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Monday - 4th Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.
St George, martyr - Optional Memorial (Red)
St. Adalbert of Prague, bishop and martyr - Optional Memorial (Red
Blessed Teresa Mary Manetti of the Cross, virgin of Our Order -
Optional Memorial (White)

England: ST GEORGE, MARTYR, PATRON OF ENGLAND - Solemnity. (Red)
Mass and Office of the saint. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.: Cf. Supplement. Companion to the Ordo for the prayer. P 32. Vespers: Sunday I. Compline: Sunday
Wales: St. George, martyr (Red) - Memorial
White Office: Proper. Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper.
Owerri: Anniversary of Dedication of Church - Solemnity
White) Office of Dedication. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper.
 
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Tuesday - 4th Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.
St Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr (Red) - Optional Memorial.

England: St. Adalbert of Prague, bishop and martyr - Optional Memorial. (Red) (Transferred from April 23)
Westminster: Ss. Erkenwald and Melitus, bishops - Optional Memorial (White).
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Ignatius McDonnell (2004)
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Wednesday - ST MARK, EVANGELIST - Feast
Red Office: Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 4 at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Apostles I - II. Vespers: Feast. Compline: Weekday.

Australia and New Zealand: Anzac Day.
Loughrea, Nuns: Divine Infancy Confraternity today
 
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Thursday - 4th Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.

Concord: Vespers I: Dedication. Solemnity. Compline: Sunday I.
Australia and New Zealand: ST MARK, EVANGELIST - Feast (Red)
 
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Friday - 4th Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.

Concord: Anniversary of Dedication of Church - Solemnity
White) Office: Dedication. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour,
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper. Vespers II: Dedication. Compline: Sunday II.
Ireland: St. Asicus, bishop - Optional Memorial. (White)
Apia: Vespers I of following solemnity. Compline: Sunday I
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Columba Casey (1947)
and Fr. Boniface Hanway (1953)
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Saturday - 4th Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 4. Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V.
St. Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort, priest (White) - Optional Memorial.
St. Peter Chanel, priest and martyr (Red) - Optional Memorial.

Apia: St. Peter Chanel, priest and martyr - Solemnity
(Red) Mass and Office of Saint. Complementary Psalms at Day Hour.
Vespers II: Solemnity. Compline: Sunday.
New Zealand and Australia: St. Peter Chanel, priest and martyr - Feast
(Red) Office of Saint. Psalter Week 4 at Day Hour.
Mass: Gloria. Preface: Martyrs. Vespers I: Sunday. Compline: Sunday.
Glasgow: Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral - Feast
Office of Feast. Psalter Week 4 at Day Hour.
(White) Mass of Dedication. Vespers I: Sunday. Compline: Sunday.
Nigeria: St Pius V, pope. - Optional Memorial (White)
St Peter Chanel, priest and martyr and
St Adalbert, bishop and martyr.
- Optional Memorials. (Red).
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Berchmans Cronin (1976)
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FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER.
White Office Proper. Te Deum. Psalter Week 1..
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Creed. Preface: Easter I - V.
Vespers II: Sunday. Compline: Sunday.

Europe: ST CATHERINE OF SIENA, VIRGIN AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH. Patron of Europe is not celebrated this year.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Br. Alphonsus O'Connor (1926)
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Monday - 5th Week of Easter
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 1. Mass: Proper. Preface: Easter I - V or of choice
St. Pius V, pope (white) - Optional Memorial.

Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Anniversary of Dedication of Cathedral - Feast (White) Mass and Office of Saint. Psalter Week 1 at Day Hour.
Vespers of Dedication. Compline: Weekday.
Apia: Vespers I: Dedication. Solemnity. Compline: Sunday I
Nigeria: Our Lady, Mother of Africa - Feast. (White)
White. Office: Proper. Psalter Week 1 at Day Hour.
Mass: Proper. Gloria. Preface: Proper. Vespers: Proper. Compline: Weekday.
Tomorrow: Anniversary of Fr. Albert Keane (1943)

 

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Supplement to the Divine Office 2015
Companion to the Ordo

Many new memorials have been added by the Church since the English edition of the Divine Office in three volumes was first printed in 1974. However, although these Divine Office volumes have been reprinted a few times they have not been edited to include the new memorials.
The texts of many of these new memorials have been available for some time but have been difficult to find.
This booklet collects together many of these texts.
This is now offered in a separate booklet as a supplement and companion to the Ordo for the use of the Carmelite Family in the English speaking world.
It contains the prayer and sometimes the Second Reading of the following memorials:

12 July, Saint Louis Martin and Zèlie Guérin
14 August, St Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr
20 September, St Paul Chong Hasang, and companions, Martyrs (Korean)
23 September, St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), priest
9 October, Blessed. John Henry Newman, priest
11 October, St John XXIII, Pope
22 October, St John Paul II, Pope
24 November, Saint Andrew and his companions, Martyrs (Vietnamese)
Collects for the celebration of British and Irish Saints in the New Calendar.

It is now available from
Carmelite Book Service
Boars Hill
Oxford
OX1 5HB
England

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It remains for me to wish you all a happy and blessed Advent and Christmas and a good 2015

as we pray for and with each other in the Communion of Saints.

 

Your brother in Carmel,

 

Fr Cronan Glynn OCD

 

 

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