A priest reader asks:
I have always said all three Masses on All Souls day. This year it will happen on Nov.2 for the OF and on Nov. 3 for the EF. I am inclined to say all three Masses on both days. Our diocese has ruled that the Saturday night Mass be for All Souls day. I will have two morning OF Masses on Nov.2 which will be for all souls day, and I have the EF Mass in the afternoon on Nov. 2 which needs to be 25th SUN after Pentecost. Interesting?
This year All Souls falls on a Sunday. In the Ordinary Form, All Souls bumps the Sunday. In the Extraordinary Form’s calendar, the Sunday bumps All Souls to Monday 3 November.
So, we Latin priests of the Roman Rite have two All Souls this year.
Given that Holy Church says we have two Uses of one Roman Rite, and we can use the Roman Rite when we want, and since Canon Law says we can say three Masses on All Souls, and since we only keep one stipend on All Souls, and since we interpret law in the Church in a way that favors us, yes… I think we can say three Masses on both 2 and 3 November.