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.


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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