On Friday 6 July in the Vatican Basilica there is observed the Feast of all the Holy Roman Pontiffs…. Omnium Sanctorum Romanorum Pontificum. This sounds rather like… well….
In the newer calendar it will be the feast of St. Maria Goretti, whose shrine is in Nettuno, my neighboring diocese. Also, according to the Martyrologium Romanum Friday is the anniversary of the death of St. Thomas More. In the older, traditional calendar it is an open day without a particular Mass or saint.
Before I charge off to say Mass on Friday I will check this entry and bring your intentions with me to the altar.
It is something I can do to show my thanks to those who participate and who have been materially helpful.
I am not sure at what hour I will say Mass on Friday. I will wait for my usual server who has a morning errand. Happily, Mass is always exactly on time in the Sabine Chapel: it is scheduled to start when I bow to the Cross, put my biretta on, and head to the altar.
I will close comments when I go to the chapel on Friday.