Saturday, May 19, 2018

New Memorial Alert!

For anyone who did not read the comments on the previous post.

A new memorial for  Mary, Mother of the Church, has been established by Pope Francis on the Monday after Pentecost. Until such as time as new official texts are finalized and translated into English, our bishops tell us to celebrate this memorial thusly:

Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, and Evening Prayer:
Psalmody of the current weekday. (Which this year will be Monday, week III, since it will be week 7 of Ordinary time. )
Other elements may be taken  from either  the Psalter of the day OR the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, except for the following:


O God, Father of mercies,
whose Only Begotten Son, as he hung upon the Cross,
chose the Blessed Virgin Mary, his Mother,
to be our Mother also,
grant, we pray, that with her loving help
your Church may be more fruitful day by day
and, exulting in the holiness of her children,
may draw to her embrace all the families of the peoples.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Mike Demers and I wish you all a blessed Pentecost. May the fire fall and kindle in you the flame of God's love. Enjoy the "Green Valley" of ordinary time.