I received a dependable note of a personal nature from a staffer of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei who assures me that it is legitimate to use the texts for the Conversion of St. Paul this Sunday, 25 January, instead of the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany.
As a matter of fact, the response came several days ago, on the 19th but I missed it! I think my spam filter ate it.
I am the one who is tardy, not the Commission, which responded nearly instantly to my query.
Since the note contained personal comments, I will not share the text.
The upshot is that this is the year of St. Paul. Of course we can celebrate this!
It just makes sense.