Missal Guide for 2018

The Missal Guide 2018 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.


MISSAL GUIDE JANUARY 2019

© Copyright 2018 by Rev. Thomas Mroczka.  All rights reserved.

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: Green.  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 Lent, 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.

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