Missal Guide 2018

The Missal Guide 2017 is a handy little guide to help the user in assisting at Mass using a daily or Sunday Missal. It contains pertinent information regarding the Mass

DECEMBER

Sunday, December 2, 1st Sunday of Advent, semi-double.  Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration:  S. Bibiana, Deus, omnium..., 3rd Oration: Of the BVM, Déus qui de Beátae..., Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.  N.B. The organ is silent and the altar is not decorated with flowers.
Saturday, December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, double of the first class.  Color: White.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Ferial Day, Excita, quæsumus..., Creed, Preface of the BVM, [Et te in Conceptióne Immaculáta]. The organ may be played and altar decorated with flowers.

Sunday, December 9, 2nd Sunday of Advent, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: Octave of the Immaculate Conception, Déus qui per..., Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.  N.B. The organ is silent and the altar not decorated with flowers.

Sunday, December 16, 3rd Sunday of Advent [Gaudete or Rose Sunday], semi-double. Color: Rose or Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: S. Eusebius, Deus, qui nos…, 3rd Oration: Of the BVM, Déus qui de Beátae..., Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity,  Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. N.B. The organ may be played and the altar decorated with flowers.

Sunday, December 23, 4th Sunday of Advent, semi-double. Color: Violet.  In Mass: 2nd Oration: Of the BVM, Déus qui de Beátae..., 3rd Oration: Against the Persecutors of the Church, Ecclésiae tuae..., or for the Pope, Deus omnium…, Creed, Preface of  the Holy Trinity,  Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. N.B. The organ is silent.

Tuesday, December 25, The Nativity of Our Lord, double of the first class.  Color: White. In Mass: There are three Masses proper for Christmas, i.e., the First Mass at Midnight, the Second Mass at Dawn, and the Third Mass During the Day. In all three Masses: Gloria, Creed, Preface of the Nativity, Proper Communicántes. N.B. At the Mass at Dawn, 2nd Oration: S. Anastasia, i.e., Da quaésumus omnípotens...,  At the Mass During the Day there is a Proper Last Gospel of the Epiphany, i.e., Cum nátus..., Mt 2, 1-12.

Sunday, December 30, Sunday Within the Octave of the Nativity, semi-double.  Color: White.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Sylvester, Gregem tuum..., 3rd Oration:  Octave of the Nativity: Concéde, quæsumus..., Creed, Preface of the Nativity, Proper Communicántes in Canon of Mass.

 

SUNDAY MISSAL GUIDE 2019

JANUARY

Tuesday, January 1, Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ and Octave Day of Christmas, double of the 2nd class.  Color: White. In Mass Gloria, Creed, Preface of the Nativity, Proper Communicántes in the Canon of the Mass.   

Sunday, January 6, Epiphany of Our Lord, double of the first class. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, Creed, Preface of the Epiphany, Proper Communicántes in the Canon of Mass.  N.B. Homes blessed on this day are according to the rites prescribed in the Roman Ritual during the Epiphany.  Priest blesses chalk today.  The initials of the Magi with the current year may inscribed above the doorways of homes with the blessed chalk as follows:  C+M+B+2019 [local custom].  Gold, frankincense, and myrrh may be blessed today as prescribed in the Roman Ritual.

Sunday, January 13, Octave Day of the Epiphany, double-major. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, Creed, Preface of the Epiphany. Proper Communicántes in the Canon of the Mass.

Sunday, January 20, 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Ss. Fabian & Sabastian, Infirmitátem nostrum, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, January 27, 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany, semi-double. Color: Green.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. John Chrysostom, Ecclésiam tuam, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.  


FEBRUARY

Sunday, February 3, 4th Sunday after Epiphany, semi-double. Color: Violet.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Blaise: Deus, qui nos. 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cúnctis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity. N.B. The Blessing of Throats may be given on this day (Feast of St. Blaise).

Sunday, February 10, 5th Sunday after Epiphany, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Scholastica, Deus, qui animam, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.  

Sunday, February 17, Septuagesima Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration:  Intercession of the Saints, A cúnctis. 3rd Oration: Ad libitum. The Tract is read instead of the Alleluia verse.  N.B. The Alleluia verse is not recited from this day until the Vigil Mass of Easter on Holy Saturday. Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.  Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.

Sunday, February 24, Sexagesima Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration:  To Implore the Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis. 3rd Oration: Ad líbitum, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, The Tract is read instead of the Alleluia verse, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.

MARCH

Sunday, March 3, Quinquagesima Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration:  To Implore the Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis. 3rd Oration: Ad líbitum, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, The Tract is read instead of the Alleluia verse, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.

Sunday, March 10, 1st Sunday of Lent, semi-double.  Color: Violet.  In Mass:  2nd Oration:  Forty Holy Martyrs, Præsta, quæsumus, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cúnctis, Tract, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. N.B. Ashes may be distributed to those who did not receive them on Ash Wednesday. The organ is silent and the altar is not decorated with flowers. Easter Duty in the USA can be made from this Sunday until Trinity Sunday inclusive (June 16).

Sunday, March 17, 2nd Sunday of Lent, semi-double.  Color: Violet.  In Mass: 2nd Oration: S. Patrick, Deus, qui ad, Tract, Creed, Preface of Lent, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.   N.B. The organ is silent, and the altar is not decorated with flowers.

Sunday, March 24, 3rd Sunday of Lent, semi-double.  Color: Violet. In Mass:  2nd Oration:  S. Gabriel, Archangel, Deus, qui inter, Tract, Creed, Preface of Lent, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. Proper Last Gospel S. Gabriel, Archangel, In illo témpore: Missus est Angelus, [Lk 1, 26-38].  N.B. The organ is silent, and the altar is not decorated with flowers.

Sunday, March 31, 4th Sunday of Lent [Laetare Sunday], semi-double. Color: Rose or Violet. In Mass:  2nd Oration:  Intercession of the Saints, A cúnctis, 3rd Oration:  For the Living and the Dead, Omnípotens Sempitérne Deus, Tract, Creed, Preface of Lent, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. N.B. The organ may be played, and the altar decorated with flowers.

APRIL

Sunday, April 7, Passion Sunday, semi-double.  Color: Violet.  In Mass:  Psalm 42 is omitted at the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar, 2nd Oration: Against the Persecutors of the Church, Ecclésiæ tuæ, or for the Pope, Deus, ómnium fidélium, Tract, Creed, Preface of Holy Cross. N.B.  The doxology, Glory be, is omitted during Mass, and omitted during the Aspérges before High Mass. All statues, crucifixes, and images are covered with purple cloth until the intonation of the Gloria on Holy Saturday.  The organ is silent and the altar is not decorated with flowers.

Sunday, April 14, Palm Sunday, semi-double.  Color: Violet.  In Mass:  Psalm 42 is omitted at the prayers at the foot of the altar, Tract, Creed, Preface of the Holy Cross, Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ [Mt. 26, 1-75; 27, 1-66].  The doxology, Glory be, is omitted during Mass and it is omitted during the Aspérges. N.B. There is the blessing and distribution of Palms with procession before Mass. If Mass is offered without the blessing of Palms, there is a proper Last Gospel taken from the ceremony of the blessing of Palms, In íllo témpore: Cum appropinquásset, [Mt. 21, 1-9].

Sunday, April 21, Easter Sunday, double of the first class.  Color: White.  In Mass:  Gloria, Creed, Sequence, Preface of Easter, Ite Míssa est, Allelúia, Allelúia at the end of Mass with response Deo Gratías Allelúia, Allelúia by altar boys. Proper Hanc ígitur and Communicántes in the Canon of Mass.  N.B. The organ is played, and the altar is decorated with flowers. The Vida Aquam is sung instead of the Aspérges before High Mass until Pentecost Sunday inclusive.

Sunday, April 28, Low Sunday [Quasimodo Sunday], double major.  Color: White. In Mass:  Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Paul of the Cross, Dómine Jesu Christe, 3rd Oration: S. Vitalis, Præsta, quæsumus, Creed, Preface of Easter [in hoc potíssimum gloriósius prædicáre]. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

MAY

Sunday, May 5, 2nd Sunday after Easter, semi-double.  Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Pius V, Deus, qui ad, Creed, Preface of Easter.  The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

Sunday, May 12, 3rd Sunday after Easter, semi-double. Color: White. In Mass:  Gloria, 2nd Oration:  S. Nereus & Companions, Semper nos, 3rd Oration: Solemnity of S. Joseph, Deus qui ineffábili, Creed, Preface of Easter. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass. N.B. Mass of the Solemnity of St. Joseph permitted today with commemoration of the third Sunday after Easter and proper last gospel of the third Sunday after Easter. Preface of St. Joseph.

Sunday, May 19, 4th Sunday after Easter, semi-double. Color: White. In  Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration:  S. Peter Celestine, Deus, qui beátum,  3rd Oration: S. Pudentiana, Exáudi nos, Creed, Preface of Easter. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

Sunday, May 26, 5th Sunday after Easter, semi-double. Color: White.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Philip Neri, Deus, qui, 3rd Oration: S. Eleutherius, Gregem tuum, Creed, Preface of Easter. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

Thursday, May 30, Ascension Thursday, double of the first class.  Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, Creed, Preface of the Ascension, Proper Communicántes in the Canon of Mass. N.B. The Paschal candle is extinguished after the Gospel is read.

JUNE

Sunday, June 2, Sunday within the Octave of the Ascension, semi-double.  Color: White.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration:  S. Marcellinus & Companions, Deus qui nos, 3rd Oration: Octave of the Ascension, Concéde, quæsumus, Creed, Preface of the Ascension. Proper Communicántes in the Canon of Mass. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

Sunday, June 9, Pentecost Sunday or Whit Sunday, double of the first class. Color: Red.  In Mass: Gloria, Creed, Sequence, Preface of the Holy Ghost. Proper Hanc ígitur and Communicántes in the Canon of Mass. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

Sunday, June 16, Trinity Sunday, double of the first class. Color: White.  In Mass:  Gloria, 2nd Oration: Of the First Sunday after Pentecost, Deus in te sperántium, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.  Proper Last Gospel taken from the First Sunday after Pentecost, In íllo tempore: Díxit Jesus discípulis suis, [Lk. 6, 36-42]. N.B. The Aspérges is resumed from this Sunday onward and sung before High Mass. N.B. Last day to make Easter Duty.

Sunday, June 23, Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi, semi-double.  Color: White.  In Mass:  Gloria, 2nd Oration:  The Octave of Corpus Christi, Deus qui nobis, Creed, Preface of the Nativity. N.B. On this Sunday one Mass may be said as on the Feast of Corpus Christi. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Sunday Within the Octave, Sancti nóminis tui, Sequence, Creed, Preface of the Nativity. Proper Last Gospel of the Sunday Within the Octave, In íllo témpore: Díxit Jesus, [Lk. 14, 16-24]. Procession with Blessed Sacrament and Benediction follows Mass. Color: White.

Sunday, June 30, Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart, semi-double. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Paul, Deus, qui multitúdinem, 3rd Oration: S. Peter: Deus, qui beáto, 4th Oration: Octave of the Sacred Heart, Deus, qui nobis, 5th Oration: Octave of S. John the Baptist, Deus, qui præséntem, Creed, Preface of the Sacred Heart. Proper Last Gospel of S. Paul, In íllo témpore: Díxit Jesus, [Mt 10, 16-22].

JULY

Sunday, July 7, 4th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Ss. Cyril & Methodius, Omnípotens sempiténe, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, July 14, 5th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Bonaventure, Deus, qui, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, July 21, 6th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Praxedes, Exáudi nos, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, July 28, 7th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double.  Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Ss. Nazarius & Companions, Sanctórum tuórum, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis..., Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

AUGUST

Sunday, August 4, 8th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double.  Color: Green.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Dominic, Déus qui Ecclésiam, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, August 11, 9th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double.  Color: Green.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Ss. Tiburtius & Susanna, Sanctórum Mártyrum, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Thursday, August 15, Feast of the Assumption of the BVM, double of the first class. Color: White. In Mass: [Introit: Signum Magnum] Gloria, Creed, Preface of the BVM [Et te in Assumptióne].

Sunday, August 18, 10th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double.   Color: Green.  In Mass:  Gloria, 2nd Oration: Octave of the Assumption, Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, 3rd Oration: S. Agapitus, Lætétur Ecclésia, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, August 25, 11th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass:  Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Louis IX, King of France, Deus, qui, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 1, 12th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double.  Color: Green.  In Mass:  Gloria, 2nd Oration:  S. Giles, Intercéssio nos, 3rd Oration: Twelve Holy Martyrs, Fratérna nos, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, September 8, Nativity of the BVM, double of the 2nd class. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: 13th Sunday after Pentecost, Omnípotens sempitérne, Deus, 3rd Oration: S. Hadrian, Præsta, quæsumus, Creed, Preface of the BVM, [Et te in Nativitáte], Proper Last Gospel of the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, In íllo témpore: Dum iret, [Lk 17, 11-19].

Sunday, September 15, Seven Sorrows of the BVM, double of the 2nd class. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: 14th Sunday after Pentecost, Custódi, Dómine, 3rd Oration: S. Nicomedes, Adésto, Dómine, Sequence, Creed, Preface of the BVM [Et te in Transfixióne], Proper Last Gospel of the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, In illo témpore…Nemo potest, [Mt 6, 24-33].    

Sunday, September 22, 15th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Thomas of Villanova, Deus, qui beátum, 3rd Oration: S. Maurice & Companions, Annue quæsumus, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, September 29, Dedication of S. Michael the Archangel, double of the 1st class. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: 16th Sunday after Pentecost, Tua nos, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Proper Last Gospel of the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, In illo témpore: Cum intráret, [Lk 14, 1-11].

OCTOBER

Sunday, October 6, 17th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Bruno, Sancti Brunónis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.  

Sunday, October 13, 18th Sunday after Pentecost [Mission Sunday], semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration:  S. Edward, King of England, Deus, qui, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, October 20, 19th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. John Cantius, Da, quæsumus, 3rd Oration: For the Propagation of the Faith, Déus qui ómnes, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, October 27, Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, double of the first class. Color: White.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: 20th Sunday after Pentecost, Largíre, quæsumus, Creed, Preface of Christ The King, Proper Last Gospel of the 20th Sunday after Pentecost, In íllo tempore: Erat quidam,  [Jn 4, 46-53].  N.B. The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is recited before the Blessed Sacrament exposed on this day.

NOVEMBER

Friday, November 1, Feast of All Saints, double of the first class. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, Creed, Common Preface. N.B. There is no abstinence from meat today. [First Friday].

Sunday, November 3, 21st Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green.  In Mass:  Gloria, 2nd Oration: Octave of All Saints, Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, November 10, 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double.  Color: Green.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration:  S, Andrew Avellino, Deus, qui, 3rd Oration: S. Tryphon & Companions, Fac nos, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, November 17, 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Gregory Thaumaturgus, Da, quæsumus, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, November 24, 24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double.  Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. John of the Cross, Deus qui, 3rd Oration: S. Chrysogonus, Adésto, Dómine, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

DECEMBER

Sunday, December 1, 1st Sunday of Advent, semi-double.  Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: Of the BVM, Déus qui de Beátae, 3rd Oration: Against the Persecutors of the Church, Ecclésiae tuae, or For the Pope, Deus omnium, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.  N.B. The organ is silent, and the altar is not decorated with flowers.

Sunday, December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, double of the first class.  Color: White.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: 2nd Sunday of Advent, Excita, Dómine, Creed, Preface of the BVM, [Et te in Conceptióne immaculáta] Proper Last Gospel of the 2nd Sunday of Advent, In illo témpore: Cum audísset, [Mt 11, 2-10]. The organ may be played, and altar decorated with flowers.

Sunday, December 15, 3rd Sunday of Advent [Gaudete Sunday], semi-double. Color: Rose or Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: Octave of the BVM, Déus qui per immaculátam, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. N.B. The organ may be played, and the altar decorated with flowers.

Sunday, December 22, 4th Sunday of Advent, semi-double. Color: Violet.  In Mass: 2nd Oration: Of the BVM, Déus qui de Beátae, 3rd Oration: Against the Persecutors of the Church, Ecclésiae tuae, or For the Pope, Deus omnium, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. N.B. The organ is silent.

Wednesday, December 25, The Nativity of Our Lord, double of the first class.  Color: White. In Mass: There are three Masses proper for Christmas, i.e., the First Mass at Midnight, the Second Mass at Dawn, and the Third Mass During the Day. In all three Masses: Gloria, Creed, Preface of the Nativity, Proper Communicántes. N.B. At the Mass at Dawn, 2nd Oration: S. Anastasia, i.e., Da quaésumus omnípotens, At the Mass During the Day there is a Proper Last Gospel of the Epiphany, i.e., Cum nátus, Mt 2, 1-12.

Sunday, December 30, Sunday Within the Octave of the Nativity, semi-double.  Color: White.  In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Thomas of Canterbury, Deus, pro cujus, 3rd Oration:  Octave of the Nativity: Concéde, quæsumus, Creed, Preface of the Nativity, Proper Communicántes in Canon of Mass.

The Six Holy Days of Obligation in the USA

January 1, Circumcision of Our Lord
May 30, Ascension Thursday
August 15, Assumption of the BVM
November 1, All Saints’ Day
December 8, Immaculate Conception of the BVM
December 25, Nativity of Our Lord


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