Do you have any special plans for 28 February? After?
His Holiness ceases to be Pope, Bishop of Rome, and becomes “Pontiff Emeritus” at exactly 20:00 Central European Time on 28 February. Have you worked out what time that is where you are?
Perhaps there is special “thanksgiving” Mass to be celebrated?
Perhaps you will ring the church bells for, say, 10-15 minutes before the hour itself?
I wrote about the Mass and procession at Mater Ecclesiae parish in New Jersey HERE.
In the Diocese of Madison, where I am, His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Morlino has issued a decree giving priests permission (according to GIRM 374) to say (Ordinary Form) Masses for the Pope in white vestments on weekdays of Lent and, after the resignation is in effect, Masses for the Election of a Pope or a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit on weekdays of Lent. And then, after the election of the new Pope Masses for a Pope on weekdays of Lent (if there are any!). And, of course, mutatis mutandis, this would apply to the Extraordinary Form.
What has your diocese determined?
Also, the bells at the chancery in Madison will ring for a few minutes leading up to the moment of the resignation’s effect.
When great needs press us, and this will be a great need, we turn to prayer and fasting and to our sacred liturgical worship.