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

© Copyright 2017 by Rev. Thomas Mroczka.  All rights reserved.

 

FEBRUARY

Sunday, February 4, Sexagesima Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: St. Andrew Corsini, Deus, qui in..., 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 Blessing of Throats may be given on this day (Feast of St. Blaise, February 3rd).

Sunday, February 11, Quinquagesima, Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes, Deus, qui per..., The Tract is read instead of the Alleluia verse, Creed, Preface of the Holy Trinity, Benedicámus Dómino at the end of Mass. Proper Last Gospel of the Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes, In illo témpore; Missus…, [Lk 1, 26-31].

Sunday, February 18, 1st Sunday of Lent, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: S. Simeon, Infirmitátem…, 3rd Oration: Intercession of the Saints, A cúnctis..., Tract, 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 in the USA can be made from this Sunday until Trinity Sunday inclusive (May 27).

Sunday, February 25, 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. N.B. The organ is silent and the altar is not decorated with flowers.

MARCH

Sunday, March 4, 3rd Sunday of Lent, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: S. Casimir, Deus, qui..., 3rd Oration: S. Lucius I, Gregem tuum, Pastor..., 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 11, 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.

Sunday March 18, Passion Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: Psalm 42 is omitted at the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar, 2nd Oration: S. Cyril of Jerusalem, Da nobis…, 3rd 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, March 25, 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]. N.B. Feast of the Annunciation of the BVM is transferred to April 9.

APRIL

Sunday, April 1, 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 8, Low Sunday [Quasimodo Sunday], double major. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Of the BVM, Concéde nos fámulos..., 3rd Oration: Against the Persecutors of the Church, Ecclésiæ tuæ, or for the Pope, Deus, ómnium fidélium, Creed, Preface of Easter [in hoc potíssimum gloriósius prædicáre]. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

Sunday, April 15, 2nd Sunday after Easter, semi-double. Color: White In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: Of the BVM, Concéde nos fámulos..., 3rd Oration: Against the Persecutors of the Church, Ecclésiæ tuæ, or for the Pope, Deus, ómnium fidélium, Creed, Preface of Easter. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

Sunday, April 22, 3rd Sunday after Easter, semi-double. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Sorter & Caius Gregem tuum, Pastor..., 3rd Oration: Of the BVM, Concéde nos fámulos..., 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 with a proper gospel of the third Sunday after Easter. Preface of St. Joseph.

Sunday, April 29, 4th Sunday after Easter, semi-double. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Peter of Verona, Præsta, quæsumus..., 3rd Oration: Solemnity of S. Joseph, Deus qui ineffábili..., Creed, Preface of Easter. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

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