Missal Guide for 2020

© Copyright 2019 by Rev. Fr. Thomas Mroczka

The Missal Guide 2020 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.

FEBRUARY

Sunday, February 2, Purification of the BVM [Candlemas Day] [4th Sunday after Epiphany], double of the 2nd class. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: 4th Sunday after Epiphany, Deus, qui nos. Preface of the Nativity, Proper Last Gospel of the 4th Sunday after Epiphany, In illo témpore: Dixit Jesus turbis [Mt 13, 24-30]. N.B. Candles are blessed and distributed to the Faithful before Mass followed by Procession. Candles are lit from time of the Procession to the Gospel; from the beginning of the Canon until Communion. The blessing of throats [St. Blaise, February 3] may be given on this day, or any other suitable day.

Sunday, February 9, Septuagesima Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: S. Cyril of Alexandria, Deus, qui beátum, 3rd Oration: S. Apollonia, Deus, qui inter. 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 16, 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.

Sunday, February 23, Quinquagesima, Sunday, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: S. Peter Damian, Concéde nos, 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 1, 1st 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. 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 7).

Sunday, March 8, 2nd Sunday of Lent, semi-double. Color: Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: S. John of God, Deus, qui, 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 15, 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. N.B. The organ is silent, and the altar is not decorated with flowers.

Sunday, March 22, 4th Sunday of Lent [Laetare Sunday], semi-double. Color: Rose or Violet. In Mass: 2nd Oration: S. Isidore the Farmer, Da nobis, quæsumus, 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 29, 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.

APRIL

Sunday, April 5, 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 12, 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 19, Low Sunday [Quasimodo Sunday], double major. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, Creed, Preface of Easter [in hoc potíssimum gloriósius prædicáre]. N.B. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

Sunday, April 26, 2nd Sunday after Easter, semi-double. Color: White. In Mass: Gloria, 2nd Oration: S. Cletus & Marcellinus, Gregem tuum, Pastor, 3rd Oration: Of the BVM, Concéde nos, Creed, Preface of Easter. The Vidi Aquam is sung before High Mass.

 

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