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SUNDAY MISSAL GUIDE 2022
© Copyright 2021
Rev. Fr. Thomas Mroczka
2430 Spruce Place
White Bear Lake, MN 55110-4864

JANUARY

Saturday, 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 2, Most Holy Name of Jesus, double of the 2nd class. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Octave of St. Stephen, Omnípotens sempitérne, Creed. Preface of the Nativity.

Sunday, January 9, The Holy Family, Jesus, Mary, & Joseph, double-major. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Sunday within the Octave of Epiphany, Vota, quæsumus, 3rd Oration: Octave of Epiphany, Deus, qui, Creed, Preface of the Epiphany. Proper Communicántes in the Canon of the Mass.

Sunday, January 16, 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany, semi double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Marcellus I, Pope, Martyr, Preces pópuli tui, 3rd Oration: Of the BVM, Deus qui salútis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, January 23, 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany, semi double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Raymund Pennafort, Deus qui beátum, 3rd Oration: St. Emerentiana, Indulgéntiam nobis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

Sunday, January 30, 4th Sunday after Epiphany, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Martina, Deus, qui inter, 3rd Oration: Of the BVM, Deus qui salútis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity.

FEBRUARY

Sunday, February 6, 5th Sunday after Epiphany, semi-double. Color: Green. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Titus, Deus qui beátum, 3rd Oration: St. Dorothy, Indulgéntium nobis, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity. The Blessing of Throats may be given on this day. (Feast of St. Blaise, February 3rd).

Sunday, February 13, Septuagesima Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis, 3rd Oration: Ad libitum, i.e., option of the priest from the various orations in the missal, Tract, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, NB The Tract is read instead of the Alleluia verse and it is not recited from this day until the Vigil Mass of Easter on Holy Saturday. Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.

Sunday, February 20, Sexagesima Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cunctis, 3rd Oration: Ad libitum, i.e., option of the priest from the various orations in the missal, Tract, Creed, Preface of Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.

Sunday, February 27, Quinquagesima Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Deus, qui beátum, Tract, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass.

MARCH

Sunday, March 6, First Sunday of Lent, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: Ss. Perpetua & Felicitas, Da nobis, Tract, Creed, Preface of Lent, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. NB The organ is silent and the altar is not decorated with flowers. Ashes may be distributed on this Sunday. NB Easter Duty can be made in the USA anytime from this Sunday until Trinity Sunday inclusive [June 12, 2022].

Sunday, March 13, 2nd 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. NB The organ is silent and the altar is not decorated with flowers.

Sunday, March 20, 3rd 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. NB The organ is silent and the altar is not decorated with flowers.

Sunday, March 27, 4th Sunday of Lent [Laetare Sunday], semi-double. Color: Rose or Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: St. John Damascene, Omnípotens Sempitérne Deus, Tract, Creed, Preface of Lent, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. NB The organ may be played and the altar decorated with flowers.

APRIL

Sunday, April 3, Passion Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: Psalm 42 is omitted in the prayers at the foot of the altar. 2nd Oration: Against the Persecutors of the Church, Ecclésiae tuae, or For the Pope, Deus, ómnium fidélium, Tract, Creed, Preface of the Holy Cross, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. NB The doxology, Glory be, is omitted during Mass and the Aspérges. The organ is silent and the altar is not decorated with flowers. All statues, crucifixes, and images are covered with purple cloth until the intonation of the Gloria on Holy Saturday.

Sunday, April 10, Palm Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: Psalm 42 is omitted at the prayers at the foot of the altar, Tract, Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ [Mt 26, 1-75; 27, 1-66], Creed, Preface of the Holy Cross, the doxology, Glory be, is omitted during Mass and, during the Aspérges. If, at Mass, the Palms are not blessed, there is a proper Last Gospel taken from the ceremony of the blessing of Palms, In íllo témpore: Cum appropinquásset, [Mt 21, 1-9]. NB Before Mass there is the blessing and distribution of Palms with procession. [Kiss the Palm and then the hand of the priest]. Altar can be decorated with Palms.

Sunday, April 17, Easter Sunday, double of the 1st class. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, Sequence, Creed, Preface of Easter, Proper Hanc ígitur and Communicántes in the Canon of Mass. Ite Míssa est, Allelúia, Allelúia is said at the end of Mass and throughout the Octave. NB The organ is played and the altar decorated with flowers. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass until Pentecost Sunday inclusive.

Sunday, April 24, Low Sunday [Quasimodo Sunday], double major. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Deus, qui beátum, Creed, Preface of Easter [in hoc potíssimum gloriósius prædicáre].

 

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The Six Holy Days of Obligation in the USA

Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord, January 1.
Ascension Thursday, (May26).
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.

Ember Days

During Advent. December 14, 16, and 17.
During Lent. March 9, 11, and 12.
During Pentecost. June 8, 10, and 11.
During September. September 21, 23, and 24.