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Calendar Notes

I.  A plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions to those who sing or recite the Te Deum on the last day of the year, and to those who sing or recite the Veni, Creator on the first day of the new year.  (Enchiridion #60, #61)

II.  Lent begins on  Ash Wednesday.  As noted the weekdays  (Ferials) of Lent are traditionally observed with the Lenten Fast; one full meal and two collations.  Days of abstinence are marked with a fish.  All of the days of Lent should be observed with extra prayer, meditation, spiritual reading, and good works.

III.  A plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions on each Friday of Lent and Passiontide to those who after Holy Communion piously recite the prayer before a crucifix, "Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus";  on other days of the year the indulgence is partial.  (Enchiridion #22)

IV.  Easter Duty:   Catholics are required to Confess their serious sins and receive Holy Communion at least once between the First Sunday of Lent and Trinity Sunday.

V.  Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on the Second Sunday of March.  (Beginning in AD 2007)

VI.  For the Octave of the Ascension, the Mass of the feast is repeated every day except Saturday and Sunday, the Preface and Communicantes being repeated every day except Saturday, the Creed being recited each day, the feast days being commemorated, and the ferias including the orations of the season.

VII For the Octave of Pentecost a proper Mass given in the Missal is said on each day, with the Credo, Preface of Holy Ghost, and a proper Communicántes and Hanc ígitur. 

VIII.  Corpus Christi and Sacred Heart are commemorated throughout the Octave, the Creed is recited, and the Preface is of the Nativity in Masses lacking a proper Preface. The Sunday Mass is celebrated in white vestments.

IX.  The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a first class feast with a common octave.  It is repeated or commemorated in the Masses of the following week except for that of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (22nd).  The Creed and Preface of the Blessed Virgin are recited in all the Masses of the Octave.  On the 22nd "Et te in Festivitáte" is inserted in the Preface, instead of  "Et te in Assumptióne."

X.  At any time we may gain a partial indulgence for the Souls in Purgatory, by reciting the verse, "Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace." (Enchiridion, #46)
    Those devoutly visiting a church or an oratory on All Soul's Day may gain a plenary indulgence for the Souls in Purgatory. The visit may be made any time after noon on All Saints day and must include the recitation of the Our Father and the Creed. (Enchiridion, #67)
    Under current law, no more than one plenary indulgence may be gained in a day. Normally, partial indulgences may be gained more than once a day. The "usual conditions" for gaining a plenary indulgence include Sacramental Confession and Communion, and prayer for the Pope (at least an Our Father and a Hail Mary) within eight days before or after performing the indulgenced work. One must be in the state of grace to gain an indulgence for one's self, but there is probable opinion among theologians that one not in the state of grace may gain an indulgence for the souls in purgatory.

XI. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 AM on the First Sunday of November (Starting in AD 2007).

XII.   The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a first class feast with a common octave.  It is repeated or commemorated in the Masses of the following week.  The Creed and Preface of the Blessed Virgin are recited in all the Masses of the Octave not having a proper Preface.  "In Conceptióne immaculáta" is inserted in the Preface.

XIII.  Christmas is celebrated with an Octave, a proper Mass given in the Missal is said on each day, with the Credo, Preface of the Nativity, and a proper Communicántes and Hanc ígitur. 

   


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