URGENT: 9 March – change your clocks in these USA

It is “spring forward” time again.

You get to lose an hour of sleep tonight or risk missing Mass in the morning.

Reset your clocks tonight before going to bed.  Most smart phones will do this automatically.  I use mine as my alarm clock.


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  1. Charles E Flynn says:

    When I was a child, I would turn on the vacuum tube shortwave radio my parents gave me one Christmas and tune to:

    Time and Frequency Station CHU (Canada),

  2. Charles E Flynn says:

    The frequency for the CHU 7335 kHz transmitter was changed in 2009 to 7850 kHz: Frequency Change for Canadian Time Transmission Station CHU

  3. HyacinthClare says:

    Or move to sunny Arizona where we don’t do all this foolishness…

  4. APX says:

    Personally, I am outraged that we lose an hour of Sunday, even worse, in Lent. This type of religious discrimination just can’t be tolerated anymore.

  5. bookworm says:

    I wish we would return to the old practice of waiting until at least mid-April to change the clocks. As it stands right now the time change “delays” sunrise until well after 7 a.m. (in my area) which means a return to getting up in the dark just as if it were mid-winter again… ugh.

  6. Liz says:

    Stupid Daylight’s Savings. Mothers hate this…especially Spring. Grrr…good thing for Mystic Monk Coffee!

  7. David Zampino says:

    Whatever historical need (real or imagined) that once necessitated the notion of DST, we are long past it! Keep the clocks the same all year ’round!

  8. pelerin says:

    This weekend does seem early. Here in Britain we are due to change the clocks the weekend of the 29/30th March.

  9. Guess I am the odd woman out here. I love the fact that I can go out early and do gardening and stay out late to finish it as well. There is just something about the light.

    @HyacinthClare….I love Arizona! That is where my heart truly is. Pinetop and Tucson are my favorite places there. :0)

  10. Everyone: Does it matter if you like Daylight Savings Time or not? If you are against it, gather people and change the law.

    Until the law is changed, in some places the clocks will change. Change your clocks or be late to Mass.

    This isn’t astrophysics.

  11. Elizabeth M says:

    Liz: Here, here!

    A little trick we use for the kiddos is to try and adjust their nap / meal / sleep schedule by 10 or 15 minutes per day during the week before. Personally I think many adults could benefit from this. My 3 year old once requested “Can I ask Jesus to make the sun go back to sleep? It’s too bright.”
    Losing an hour of sleep during Lent is perfect.
    Oh, and no one at my EF parish was late to Mass this morning. Not even the families with 6 – 8 children and infants. It can be done!

  12. RichardT says:

    Changing the clocks is like Canute trying to hold back the tide – an example of the government thinking it can change what God has set in motion.

  13. eiggam says:

    As the sarcastic locked the church at 8pm tonight, someone did come looking for the 7 pm Mass that had just ended.

  14. Elizium23 says:

    Too bad embedded images are not permitted here. Let me attempt to link to a Facebook image that you may appreciate.

  15. JonPatrick says:

    Charles E Flynn, back in the day when I too had a vacuum tube shortwave, living in Boston I often tuned in to CHU, since the US equivalent WWV in Fort Collins Colorado did not always come in very strongly. Also the alternating time announcements in English and French gave me a chance to practice my French numbers. A little less accurate maybe, but more charming were the chimes of Big Ben on the quarter hour on the BBC broadcasts. Their time broadcast in GMT did not help with figuring out our time change though,

  16. Michael says:

    Yes, unfortunately these past two mornings I have woken up at least half an hour later than I meant to….Though thankfully, nothing was missed either time. I guess I’ll have to make my alarm clock extra loud.

  17. jaykay says:

    It won’t change in the UK and Ireland, as Pelerin noted, until 30th March – the change is on the last Sunday in March. However, that got me thinking, since I seemed to remember it being earlier when I was at school in the 70s. The wonders of Wiki revealed to me that during the 70s, after a period of experimenting with no change at all (1968-1971), the change was fixed for the third Sunday in March, unless this was Easter in which case it was the second Sunday. However this was changed to the current set-up from 1980 onwards, to concur with arrangements in the EEC or whatever they called it back then.

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