USA – Daylight Savings begins tonight: adjust clocks, don’t miss Mass

In these USA Daylight Savings begins with repercussions for Sunday Mass.

We “spring forward”, and so we lose an hour.

Reset your regular clocks before going to bed.  Many phones and mobile devices automatically adjust and they have alarm clocks!

Don’t miss Sunday Mass!

spring forward daylight savings

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
This entry was posted in SESSIUNCULA. Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Greg Hlatky says:

    We’re going to lose an hour of rain here on the Texas Gulf Coast.

  2. marnie says:

    No worries. I’m in Arizona. I happily don’t have to live with the dreaded time changes.

  3. Fr. Kelly says:

    From the Republic of Lakotah website:

    When told the reason for daylight saving time the old Indian said…
    ‘Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket.’

  4. robert hightower says:

    Waiting on Congress to give Florida permission to stay put year round on DST

  5. AnthonyJ says:

    Hopefully no one uses that excuse to miss Sunday Mass since many parishes offer late morning and afternoon Masses, not to mention vigil Masses on Saturday night.

  6. Hidden One says:

    DST also kicks in for most of Canada overnight.

  7. Fr. Kelly says:

    Some of my regular parishioners missed Mass this morning because of the time change.
    They came to church for Benediction this evening, so as to at least make some act of worship on the Lord’s Day. It was not possible for them to get a later Mass in the city.

    So I took that as my pastoral reason to offer a second Mass today and offered Mass after the scheduled Benediction.
    It may not be saving daylight, but it is saving souls.

  8. Legisperitus says:

    I’m just here to be that guy who points out that it’s “Daylight Saving,” not “Daylight Savings.”

  9. You don’t have to be that guy. There’s help for you.

  10. Cafea Fruor says:

    I’m with you, Legisperitus! The distinction matters. :-)

    Still, while I, being the editor that I am, understand the grammatical logic behind why “Daylight Saving” is correct, rather than “Daylight Savings”, I don’t understand the logic behind the use of “Daylight Saving”. One can’t change the amount of daylight just by adjusting the clock.

    Moreover, I don’t understand the logic behind messing with the clock at all. As a morning lark, I prefer my light in the morning. If I had my druthers, we’d leave the clock alone, and only those individuals and organizations that wanted to do so could adjust their schedules. A business might have a summer schedule such that employees start earlier, leaving more daytime on the evening end, and then everyone at that business would know that the company switches from winter schedule to summer on day x and from summer to winter on day y.

Comments are closed.