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WDTPRS – Septuagesima Sunday: PRE-LENT BEGINS!

While in the new-fangled calendar Sunday is the 6th in Ordinary Time, and celebrated in green vestments,in the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Septuagesima, Latin for the “Seventieth” day before Easter. The Roman Station for Septuagesima is St. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 5th Sunday after Epiphany AND 5th Ordinary Sunday: Familial military or martial family?

This Sunday we have what often winds up as a “left over”, or a “remaining” or even a “Where the heck is this Sunday in my Missal?!?” Sunday.  Because the vagueries of your planets Moon, this year we get quite … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: The new Latin Collect for Paul VI – a key phrase hunted up

In the Bolletino today we find liturgical decrees and texts pertaining to the celebration (in the Ordinary Form) of the recently canonized Paul VI. His optional memorial will be 29 May, the annivesary of his ordination to the priesthood.  He … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – liturgical unicorn

Here is what I offered for my weekly column for the UK’s best Catholic weekly the Catholic Herald – now also in the USA. This week we encounter a liturgical unicorn. We shall celebrate the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Mass of Christmas (1962MR): bathed in new light

Originally, the second Mass of Christmas went together with Lauds.  The antiphons of Lauds form a kind of call and response, or question and answer cant about the experience of the shepherds coming to find the Christ Child.  Sometimes the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Gaudete Sunday: “good news” of the chaff’s destiny in “unquenchable fire”

The 3rd Sunday of Advent is nicknamed “Gaudete … Rejoice!”, from the first word of the first chant, the Introit.  Today we relax slightly our penitential focus during Advent. Some say Advent is not a penitential time, even though it … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost: Beg His help. Beg His mercy. Praise Him for His gifts.

This is the Last Sunday of the liturgical year. The last part of the liturgical year thematically dovetails with the first part of the new liturgical year.  Advent was once longer, so the overlap of reflection on the End Times across … Continue reading

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21 Nov: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. With a prayer of my own.

Today is the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Presentation in the Temple. The Collect for the Mass in the traditional form: Deus, qui beátam Maríam semper Vírginem, Spíritus Sancti habitáculum, hodiérna die in templo præsentári voluísti: præsta, qu?sumus; ut, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 32nd Ordinary Sunday: Our Identity and Extreme Ownership

Let’s look at the Collect for the 32nd Ordinary Sunday, keeping that Sunday, 11 Nov 2018 – the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day – is Veterans Day (observed on Monday). DONATE to the Archdiocese for Military Services! Sunday’s Collect has an antecedent … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 31st Ordinary Sunday: God gave us something to do in this vale of tears. 

The Collect for the 31st Ordinary Sunday, which was in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary, is also found in the Extraordinary Form on the 12th Sunday after Pentecost. Omnipotens et misericors Deus, de cuius munere venit, ut tibi a fidelibus … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – All Saints: God’s glory, our intercessory help greatly increased with every soul entering heaven

The Collect for today’s Mass for All Saints is the same in both forms of the Roman Rite.  It it found already in the 8th century Liber sacramentorum Engolismensis. It was also, with variations in the Gelasian Sacramentary, among the prayers … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 29th Ordinary Sunday: Pregnancy and Glory

If I am not mistaken, at the ongoing Synod (“walking together”) on youth hasn’t done much at all about encouraging young people to marry (the opposite sex) and to have children. Vocations start with children.  No children no vocations.   No … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 28th Ordinary Sunday: Fascinating Collect, seminar on grace!

The elegant Collect for the 28th Ordinary Sunday has been used for centuries on the 16th Sunday after Pentecost according to the traditional Roman calendar.  This is a lovely prayer to sing. Tua nos, quaesumus, Domine, gratia semper et praeveniat … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 26th Ordinary Sunday: “man cannot live without love”

Our Collect for the 26th Ordinary Sunday, slightly different from its ancestor in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary, is also in the 1962 Missale Romanum for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost. Deus, qui omnipotentiam tuam parcendo maxime et miserando manifestas, gratiam … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 25th Ordinary Sunday: Each love fuels the other, when love of God is first.

This week’s Collect for Mass for the upcoming 25th Ordinary Sunday (Novus Ordo, obviously), was introduced into the Missale Romanum with the Novus Ordo but it is influenced by a prayer in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary. Deus, qui sacrae legis omnia … Continue reading

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