Saturday, January 30, 2016

CARDINAL ROBERT SARAH, PLEASE RESTORE SEPTUAGESIMA AND OTHER ASPECTS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM CALENDAR WHICH YOU HAVE GIVEN TO THE ORDINARIATE'S "DIVINE WORSHIP, THE MISSAL" WITH THE VERY APPROVAL OF POPE FRANCIS! SEPTUAGESIMA SUBITO!!!!!

(I had to delete some of my posts which I posted with my iPhone while on my winter vacation. Somehow my pasting this, that and the other did some strange things to my blog's look. I hope things are back to normal now and easier to read once again!)

This Sunday, January 31st, we will celebrate our last Sunday of the month EF High Mass at our normal 12:10 PM Mass time. Unfortunately, that congregation gets to experience the Season of Septuagesima only once and its Sexagesima Sunday. Next Sunday they will return to the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time with green vestments. If the Ordinariate can have Septuagesima restored, why can't the rest of us. SEPTUAGESIMA SUBITO!!!!!


Traditional Propers for Sexagesima Sunday
 
Vestments:  Violet, Gloria is omitted.
 
INTROIT
Psalm 43: 23-26

Arise, why sleepest Thou, O Lord? arise, and cast us not off to the end. Why turnest Thou Thy face away, and forgettest our trouble? our belly hath cleaved to the earth: arise, O Lord, help us and deliver us. -- (Ps. 43. 2). We have heard, O God, with our ears: our fathers have declared to us. V.: Glory be to the Father , and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
 
COLLECT -O God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do: mercifully grant that by the protection of the Doctor of the Gentiles we may be defended against all adversities. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.
 
EPISTLE
2 Corinthians 11: 19-33; 12: 1-9

Brethren, You gladly suffer the foolish: whereas yourselves are wise. For you suffer if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take from you, if a man be lifted up, if a man strike you on the face. I speak according to dishonor, as if we had been weak in the past. Wherein if any man dare (I speak foolishly), I dare also. They are Hebrews, so am I. They are Israelites, so am I. They are the seed of Abraham, so am I. They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as one less wise), I am more: in many more labors, in prisons more frequently, in stripes above measure, in deaths often. Of the Jews five times did I receive forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once I was stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I was in the depth of the sea: in journeying often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own nation, in perils from the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils from false brethren: in labor and painfulness, in much watching, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness; besides those things which are without, my daily instance, the solicitude for all the Churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is scandalized, and I am not on fire? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things that concern my infirmity. The God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for ever, knoweth that I lie not. At Damascus the governor of the nation under Aretas the king, guarded the city of the Damascenes, to apprehend me: and through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and so escaped his hands. If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, whether in the body I know not, or out of the body, I know not, God knoweth, such a one caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man, whether in the body or out of the body, I know not, God knoweth: that he was caught up unto paradise, and heard secret words which it is not granted to man to utter. For such a one I will glory: but for myself I will glory nothing but in my infirmities. For though I should have a mind to glory, I shall not be foolish: for I will say the truth: but I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth in me, or anything he heareth from me. And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, and angel of Satan, to buffet me. For which thing, thrice I besought the Lord that it might depart from me. And He said to me: my grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

GRADUAL
Psalm 82: 19, 14

Let the Gentiles know that God is Thy Name: Thou alone art the Most High over all the earth. V.: O my God, make them like a wheel, and as stubble before the wind.

TRACT
Psalm 59: 4, 6

Thou hast moved the earth, O Lord, and hast troubled it. V.: Heal Thou the breaches thereof, for it has been moved. V.: That they may flee from before the bow: that Thine elect may be delivered.
 

GOSPEL Luke 8: 4 - 15
At that time, when a very great multitude was gathered together and hastened out of the cities unto Jesus, He spoke by a similitude: The sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And other some fell upon a rock: and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And other some fell among thorns, and the thorns growing up with it choked it. And other some fell upon good ground: and being sprung up yielded fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, He cried out: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And His disciples asked Him what this parable might be. To whom He said: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables: that seeing they may not see, and hearing may not understand. Now the parable is this. The seed is the word of God. And they by the wayside are they that hear: then the devil cometh and taketh the word out of their heart, lest believing they should be saved. Now they upon the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no roots: for they believe for a while, and in time of temptation they fall away. And that which fell away among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and yield no fruit. But on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect heart, hearing the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit in patience.
 
 
OFFERTORY
Psalm 16: 5 - 7

Perfect Thou my goings in Thy paths, that my footsteps be not moved: incline Thine ear, and hear my works: show forth Thy wonderful mercies, Thou who savest them that trust in Thee, O Lord.
 
SECRET - May the Sacrifice offered to Thee, O Lord, ever quicken us and protect us. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth . . .
 
PREFACE (Preface of the Most Holy Trinity) - It it truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God; Who, together with Thine only-begotten Son, and the Holy Ghost, art one God, one Lord: not in the oneness of a single Person, but in the Trinity of one substance. For what we believe by Thy revelation of Thy glory, the same do we believe of Thy Son, the same of the Holy Ghost, without difference or separation. So that in confessing the true and everlasting Godhead, distinction in persons, unity in essence, and equality in majesty may be adored. Which the Angels and Archangels, the Cherubim also and Seraphim do praise: who cease not daily to cry out, with one voice saying:
 
COMMUNION
Psalms 42: 4
I will go in to the altar of God, to God who giveth joy to my youth.
 
POST COMMUNION - We humbly beseech Thee, almighty God, to grant that they whom Thou dost refresh with Thy Sacraments, may worthily serve Thee by lives well-pleasing to Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ . . .

6 comments:

John Nolan said...

This is a problem when you attempt to alternate EF and OF in the same time slot and with the same congregation. It is not the fault of the old Rite, but of those who devised the new calendar and lectionary which mark a significant departure from tradition. This rupture is not incidental; it was designed to make it difficult, if not impossible, for the two rites to co-exist. Bugnini was of the opinion that it would take two generations for the new Mass to become embedded, during which time the older Rite would have to be suppressed. This explains his (unsuccessful) attempt to have the older Rite juridically abrogated.

Had priests and faithful been given the same right to use the older books in the early 1970s as they have now, the whole project could have been jeopardized. All Catholics over the age of twenty had been formed by the traditional Mass, and most priests had been trained to celebrate it. The constant changes of the years 1964-1970 had confused and demoralized many. As long as Paul VI reigned the reformers were safe, but no-one could predict who would succeed him and what his attitude might be.

Anonymous said...

Simple...12:10 is EF every Sunday. Why not?

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

We would quickly go from about 300 to 60 in short order!

John Nolan said...

How strange. So 240 people put up with the traditional Mass once a month so that they can attend Mass at a time which suits them, but don't actually like or appreciate it. Would they then a) change their Mass time to get the preferred OF, b) move to another parish or c) lapse altogether?

Anonymous said...

Wow! 240 lukewarm Catholics.

Mallen said...

Father, today was the first time I have had the opportunity to come down from Atlanta for the EF Mass since you moved it to the regular 12:10 time slot.
I can understand that it might be somewhat awkward having to go back to Ordinary time next week, but I think the benefits far outweigh the awkwardness. I felt the congregation overall was engaged in the Liturgy, the booklets made it much easier to follow for those who are not familiar with the EF. I remember thinking that most, if not all, of these people would never have the chance to experience the EF, or the season of Septuagesima. They may start to appreciate this rich liturgical season which helps prepare us for Lent, even if only for today's Sexagesima Mass.
If the EF is only offered at an obscure time slot how can it ever grow? Or have an enriching effect on the OF? I feel strongly that this is the way forward!

Mallen