UPDATE 7 Feb 2017:
Well, we’re gonna do it. On Septuagesima Sunday we will bury the Alleluia right after the Asperges.
Also, we will have a Solemn Mass.
7:30 AM 12 February at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI.
Be there, or be … somewhere else!
Originally Published on: Jan 24, 2017 ___
The first of the Pre-Lent Sundays, Septuagesima, is rapidly approaching. Rather, we are rapidly approaching Septugesima. In pre-Lent we get ourselves in order for a fruitful and serious Lenten fast, more works of mercy, greater introspection, and a stem to stern holy stoning.
You might consider, in your parishes, preparing to “bury the Alleluia”.
As you know, we don’t sing “Alleluia” from Septuagesima onward. Of yore there were ceremonies to mark the exemption of the “A-Word” including an entombment a decorated, symbolic word.
Here is one pic from a while back of a parish digging the dirt and sending the A-Word six feet under.
C’mon. Be trads! Get your parish priests up to speed, make plans, offer to do all the work and preparations and bury your Alleluia!
And GO TO CONFESSION!
(I just thought I’d get that in there in case you haven’t gone lately.)