SUNDAY MISSAL GUIDE 2023
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Rev. Fr. Thomas Mroczka
2430 Spruce Place
White Bear Lake, MN 55110-4864

DECEMBER 2022


Sunday, December 4, 2nd Sunday of Advent, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: S. Peter Chrysologus, Deus, qui beátum, 3rd Oration: S. Barbara, Deus, qui inter, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. NB The organ is silent and the altar is not decorated with flowers.


Thursday, December 8, Immaculate Conception of the BVM, double of the 1st class. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: 2nd Sunday Advent, Excita, Dómine, Creed, Preface of the BVM [Et te in Conceptióne immaculáta]. The organ is played and the altar decorated with flowers.

Sunday, December 11, 3rd Sunday of Advent [Gaudete Sunday], semi-double. Color: Rose or Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: S. Damasus, Gregem tuum, Pastor, 3rd Oration: Octave of the Immaculate Conception, Deus, qui per, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. NB The organ may be played and the altar decorated with flowers.

Sunday, December 18, 4th Sunday of Advent, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: Of the BVM, Deus qui de Beátae, 3rd Oration: Against the Persecutors of the Church, Ecclésiae tuae, or for the Pope, Deus, ómnium fidélium, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. NB The organ is silent and the altar is not decorated with flowers.

Sunday, December 25, Nativity of Our Lord, double of the 1st 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. NB At the Mass at Dawn, 2nd Oration: S. Anastasia, Da quaésumus omnípotens. At the Mass During the Day there is a Proper Last Gospel of the Epiphany, Cum nátus esset [Mt 2, 1-12].

 

 January 2023

 

Sunday, 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 8, The Holy Family, Jesus, Mary, & Joseph, double-major. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany, Vota, quæsumus, 3rd Oration: Of the Octave of the Epiphany, Deus qui hodiérna, Creed, Preface of the Epiphany, Proper Communicántes in the Canon of the Mass (Epiphany).

Sunday, January 15, 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Paul the First Hermit, Deus, qui nos, 3rd Oration: St. Maurus, Intercéssio nos, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, January 22, 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Ss. Vincent and Anastasius, Adésto, Dómine, supplicatiónibus, 3rd Oration: Of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Deus qui salútis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, January 29, 4th Sunday after the Epiphany, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Francis de Sales, Deus, qui ad, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

FEBRUARY

Sunday, February 5, Septuagesima Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: St. Agatha, Deus qui inter, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity. N.B. The Blessing of Throats may be given on this day (Feast of St. Blaise, February 3rd). Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.

Sunday, February 12, Sexagesima Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: The Seven Holy Founders of the Servites, Dómine Jesu Christe, The Tract is read instead of the Alleluia verse, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.

Sunday, February 19, Quinquagesima Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cúnctis, 3rd Oration: Ad líbitum, i.e., at the choice of the priest, The Tract is read instead of the Alleluia verse, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.

Sunday, February 26, First Sunday of Lent, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cúnctis, 3rd Oration: For the Living and the Dead, Omnípotens Sempitérne, The Tract is read instead of the Alleluia verse, 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. Easter Duty can be made from this Sunday until Trinity Sunday inclusive.

MARCH

Sunday, March 5, Second Sunday of Lent, semi-double. Color: 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 is silent and the altar is not decorated with flowers.

Sunday, March 12, Third Sunday of Lent, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: St. Gregory the Great, Deus, qui ánimæ, 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 19, Fourth Sunday of Lent semi-double. [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, Creed, Preface of Lent, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. N.B. The organ may be played and the altar decorated with flowers. The feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the BVM is transferred to Monday, March 20.

Sunday, March 26, Passion Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. 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, Creed, Preface of the Holy Cross. N.B. The doxology, Glory be, is omitted during Mass and 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.

APRIL

Sunday, April 2, Palm Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: Psalm 42 is omitted at the prayers at the foot of the altar, 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 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 9, 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 Vidi Aquam is sung instead of the Aspérges before High Mass until Pentecost Sunday inclusive.

Sunday, April 16, Low Sunday [Quasimodo Sunday], double major. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Of the BVM, Concéde nos fámulos, Creed, Preface of Easter [in hoc potíssimum gloriósius prædicáre]. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

Sunday, April 23, Second Sunday after Easter, semi-double. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. George, Deus, qui nos, 3rd Oration: Of the BVM, Concéde nos fámulos, Creed, Preface of Easter. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

Sunday, April 30, Third Sunday after Easter, semi-double. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Catherine of Siena, Da, quæsumus, 3rd Oration: Solemnity of St. Joseph, Deus qui ineffábili, Creed, Preface of Easter. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass. Mass of the Solemnity of St. Joseph permitted today with commemoration of the third Sunday after Easter with a proper gospel of the third Sunday after Easter. Preface of St. Joseph.

MAY

Sunday, May 7, Fourth Sunday after Easter, semi-double. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Stanislaus, Deus, pro cujus, Creed, Preface of Easter. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

Sunday, May 14, Fifth Sunday after Easter, semi-double. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Boniface, Da quæsumus, 3rd Oration: Of the BVM, Concéde nos fámulos, Creed, Preface of Easter. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

Thursday, May 18, 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.

Sunday, May 21, Sunday within the Octave of the Ascension, semi-double. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Of the 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, May 28, Pentecost Sunday or Whit Sunday, double of the first class. Color: Red. In Mass: Gloria, Sequence, Creed, 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.

JUNE

Sunday, June 4, 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 Sunday High Mass. Last day to make Easter Duty.

Sunday, June 11, Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi, semi-double. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: The Octave of Corpus Christi, Deus qui nobis, 3rd Oration: St. Barnabas, Deus, qui nos, 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, Sequence, 2nd Oration: Sunday Within the Octave, Sancti nóminis tui, Creed, Preface of the Nativity, procession follows Mass.

Sunday, June 18, Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart, semi-double. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Octave of the Sacred Heart, Deus, qui nobis, 3rd Oration: St. Ephrem, Deus qui, 4th Oration: Ss. Mark and Marcellianus, Præsta, quæsumus, Creed, Creed, Preface of the Sacred Heart.

Sunday, June 25, 4th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. William, Deus, qui infirmitáti, 3rd Oration: Octave of St. John the Baptist, Deus, qui præséntem, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

JULY

Sunday, July 2, Visitation of the BVM, double of the second class [5th Sunday after Pentecost]. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: The 5th Sunday after Pentecost, Deus, qui diligéntibus., 3rd Oration: Ss. Processus and Martinian, Déus, qui nos, Creed, Preface of the BVM. N.B. On this Sunday, one Mass may be said as on the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul with Gloria, 2nd Oration: 5th Sunday after Pentecost, Deus qui nobis diligéntibus, 3rd Oration: Visitation of the BVM, Fámulis tuis, Creed, Preface of the Apostles. Proper Last Gospel of the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, In íllo tempore: …Nisi [Mt 5, 20-24]. Color: Red.

Sunday, July 9, 6th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: The Intercessions of the Saints, A cunctis, 3rd Oration: Ad libitum, i.e., at the choice of the priest, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, July 16, 7th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Déus qui beatíssimæ, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity. Proper Last Gospel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, In illo témpore; Loquénte, [Lk 11, 27-28].

Sunday, July 23, 8th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Appollinaris, Deus, fidélium, 3rd Oration: St. Liborius, Da quaésumus Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, July 30, 9th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Ss. Abdon and Sennen, Deus qui sanctis, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

AUGUST

Sunday, August 6, Transfiguration of Our Lord [10th Sunday after Pentecost], double of the 2nd class. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: 10th Sunday after Pentecost, Deus, qui omnipoténtiam, 3rd Oration: Ss. Sixtus II, Felicissimus & Agapitus, Deus, qui nos, Creed, Preface of the Nativity. Proper Last Gospel of the 10th Sunday after Pentecost, In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus ad quosdam, [Lk 18, 9-14].

Sunday, August 13, 11th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Ss. Hippolytus and Cassian, Da, quæsumus, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cúnctis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Tuesday, 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 20, 12th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Bernard, Deus, qui pópulo., 3rd Oration: The Octave of the Assumption of the BVM, Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, August 27, 13th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Joseph Calassanctius, Déus qui per, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 3, 14th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Pius X, Deus qui ad, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, September 10, 15th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Nicholas of Tolentino, Adésto, Dómine, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, September 17, 16th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: The Impression of The Stigmata of St. Francis, Dómine, Jesu Christe, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, September 24, 17th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Our Lady or Ransom, Deus, qui per, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity. Proper Last Gospel of Our Lady of Ransom, In illo témpore: Loquénte Jesu, [Lk, 11, 27-28].

OCTOBER

Sunday, October 1, 18th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Remigius, Da, quæsumus, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cúnctis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, October 8, 19th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Bridget, Dómine Deus noster, quæsumus, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, October 15, 20th Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Teresa of Avila, Exáudi nos, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, October 22, 21st Sunday after Pentecost [Mission Sunday], semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cúnctis, 3rd Oration: Ad líbitum, i.e., at the choice of the priest, 4th Oration: For the Propagation of the Faith, Déus qui ómnes, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, October 29, Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ The King, double of the first class. [22nd Sunday after Pentecost]. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, Deus, refugium, Creed, Preface of Christ The King, Proper Last Gospel of the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, In íllo tempore: Dixit Abeuntes, [Mt 22, 15-21]. 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

Wednesday, November 1, Feast of All Saints, double of the first class. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, Creed, Common Preface.

Sunday, November 5, 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Of the Octave of All Saints, Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, November 12, 24th Sunday after Pentecost [5th Sunday after Epiphany], semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Martin I, Gregem tuum, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cúnctis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, November 19, 25th Sunday after Pentecost [6th Sunday after Epiphany] semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Elizabeth, Tuórum corda, 3rd Oration: St. Pontianus Gregem tuum, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, November 26, 26th and Last Sunday after Pentecost, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Sylvester, Clementíssime Deus, 3rd Oration: St. Peter of Alexandria, Infirmitátem, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

DECEMBER

Sunday, December 3, First Sunday of Advent, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: St. Francis Xavier, Deus, qui Indiárum, 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.

Friday, December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, double of the first class. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Ferial Day, Excita, Dómine, corda nostra, Creed, Preface of the Blessed Virgin Mary [Et te in Conceptióne Immaculáta]. N.B. Holyday of obligation. No abstinence from meat. The organ may be played and altar decorated with flowers.

Sunday, December 10, Second Sunday of Advent, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: Octave of the Immaculate Conception, Déus qui per, 3rd Oration: St. Melchiades, Gregem tuum, 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 17, Third Sunday of Advent [Gaudete or Rose Sunday], semi-double. Color: Rose or Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: Of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Déus qui de Beátae, 3rd Oration: Against the Persecutors of the Church, Ecclésiae tuae, or for the Pope, Deus, ómnium fidélium, 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 24, Vigil of the Nativity [4th Sunday of Advent], semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: The Fourth Sunday of Advent, Excíta, quæsumus, Creed, The versicle after the Gradual is said along with the Allelúia verse, The Last Gospel is In Princípio erat Verbum, [Jn 1, 1-14], Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. N.B. The organ is silent. N.B. No fast or abstinence from meat today.

Monday, 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 31, 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.

Ember Days for 2023

Advent: December 20, 22, and 23.
Lent: March 1, 3, and 4.
Pentecost: May 31, June 2, and 3.
September: September 20, 22, and 23.

 

The Six Holy Days of Obligation in the USA

Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord, January 1.
Ascension Thursday, (May18).
Assumption of the B'VM, August 15.
All Saints' Day, November 1.
Immaculate Conception of the I3VM, December 8.
Nativity of Our Lord, [Christmas Day], December 25.

 

Traditional Law of Fast and Abstinence

Fast. All persons over twenty-one and under sixty years of age must fast on days appointed. On a day of fast one full meal may be eaten at the principal meal and two smaller meatless meals - the combination of which may not equal the amount eaten at the principal meal. Eating between meals is not allowed. Liquids, such as milk and fruit juices may be taken any time on a fast day. Please note that true medicine never breaks the fast including the Eucharist fast.

Days of Fast are the weekdays of Lent including Holy Saturday until 12:00 Noon; Ember Days, the Vigil of Pentecost, the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception, the Vigil of All Saints' Day, and the Vigil of Christmas.

Abstinence. All persons over seven years of age must abstain from meat on days appointed. On days of complete abstinence i.e., all Fridays, Ash Wednesday, the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception, and the Vigil of Christmas they must abstain from meat, meat gravy, or soup made with meat. On days of partial abstinence meat is allowed once a day but, only at the principal meal. Days of partial abstinence are Ember Wednesday and Saturday, the Vigil of Pentecost, and the Vigil of All Saints' Day.

 

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