Liturgical Ordo | Province of the Assumption


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LITURGICAL CALENDAR
for the
ORDER OF PREACHERS

2017

Crest

Cycle A

Year I

Prepared for the Dominican Friars
of the Province of the Assumption of B. Virgin Mary
in Australia and New Zealand
and the Vicariate of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea

Revised in accordance with the Catalogus Hagiographicus (2001) and Additamenta ad Proprium Missalis et Liturgiae Horarum (2006) for the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Order of Preachers.

Lumen Beatum Praedicans




Purpose of this Ordo

A Dominican in our province, particularly if travelling, has to contend with several national calendars, as well as local ones and the calendar of the Order. Moreover, in addition to the various options in the books of the reformed Roman Rite, our own reformed books offer further options, both in texts and in ceremonies, on many days of the liturgical year, or occasions in the life of our priories.

The hapless friar is at risk of finding that it is "more business to find out what should be read, than to read it when it [is] found out", to quote a famous attempt at reform! This Ordo aims to give simple directions for our friars of the province in the dioceses in which we have foundations. Friars travelling in other dioceses will still need to consult local calendars.

As well as the General Roman Calendar and the Calendar of our Order, local celebrations such as the anniversary of the dedication of the Church and the Cathedral and local patrons have been included where they are known.

Also included are liturgical directives or advice, drawn from the liturgical books of the Roman Rite or our Order, and the documents of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, including the 2002 General Instruction of the Roman Missal. These indications are included to draw attention to easily neglected or misunderstood provisions. They are not complete, nor do they always refer to the most important aspects of liturgy. Recourse should always be had to the original documents.

No doubt some matters have been overlooked. Please do not hesitate to bring errors or omissions to the editor's notice. He would be particular grateful for further information regarding local calendars in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Martin Wallace, O.P.
Chair, Provincial Liturgical Commission

martin.wallace@op.org.au

According to the desire of St. Dominic, the solemn and common celebration of the liturgy must be maintained among the principal duties of our vocation.

In the liturgy, especially in the Eucharist, the mystery of salvation is present and at work, a mystery in which we share and which we contemplate and proclaim in preaching to others so that they may be incorporated into Christ through the sacraments of faith.

In the liturgy, together with Christ, we glorify God for the eternal plan of the divine will and for the wonderful order of grace, and we intercede with the Father of mercies for the entire Church as well as for the needs and the salvation of the whole world. Therefore, the celebration of the liturgy is the centre and heart of our whole life, whose unity especially is rooted in it.

Book of Constitutions and Ordinations of the Order of Friars Preachers, no.57.

INTRODUCTION

This Liturgical Calendar follows the Roman Calendar and the proper Calendar of the Order of Preachers, adapted for use in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands by the inclusion of celebrations proper to the Order and celebrations proper to those countries.

Local celebrations (titular feasts, diocesan patrons, anniversaries of dedication etc.) are shown for those places where the Province has foundations. Those working or living in other places need to consult local calendars for local variations.

I. The Calendar:

Certain celebrations [e.g., Christmas, Pentecost and Assumption] have proper Vigil Masses in addition to the Mass for the day itself. These Vigil Masses are intended to be used either before or after Evening Prayer I of the celebration. In Australia, for pastoral reasons, it is permitted to use the Mass of the Day in place of the Vigil Mass (except, of course, for the Easter Vigil.)

On Saturdays in Ordinary Time when there is no obligatory memorial, an optional memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary is encouraged. Whenever this optional memorial is allowed, the special votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary proper to the Order, or a Mass from the Collection of Masses in Honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary may be used as an alternative. For the Office, the proper offices in the Liturgy of the Hours or the votive offices of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Dominican Supplement may be used.

II. Patronal Feasts:

In addition to the celebrations proper to each province, a community should celebrate the following:

  • Solemnity of the anniversary of the Dedication of the church on the anniversary day of the dedication, if the church was consecrated. If the day of dedication is unknown, this solemnity is observed on Oct 22;
  • Solemnity of the titular saint of the church;
  • Solemnity of the principal patron of their house;
  • Feast of the anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral;
  • Feast of the principal patron of the diocese, territory, province, or more extensive territory.

III. Typography of this Calendar:

A. Italics: indicate an element of the liturgy of the day which is optional, e.g., sequence; or indicate an Optional Memorial, e.g., Dec 4, St. John of Damascus. They are also used for words in other languages, e.g. Te Deum.

B. Explanatory material is set in smaller type.

C. The letters OP in the margin indicate a celebration or rubrical directions proper to the Order.

E. Blesseds on the Calendar for the Provinces (which is a supplement to the Martyrology - cf. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, n. 355) appear like this.

IV. Abbreviations used in this Calendar:

  • DPPL : Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (2001)
  • GILH = General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours (1971)
  • GIRM = General Instruction of the Roman Missal (2002)
  • MR = Missale Romanum, editio typica tertia (2002)
  • OHS = Ordo Hebdomadae Sanctae OP (1965)
  • pref = preface
  • prop = proper
  • PS = Paschale Sollemnitatis, Congregation for Divine Worship & Discipline of the Sacraments, Jan. 1988
  • RC = Roman Calendar (1969; as amended)
  • RCIA = Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (1972)

INDULGENCES

In addition to the indulgences in the Handbook of Indulgences for the universal Latin Church, the brethren may gain the following indulgences granted to the Order:

A plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, may be gained by a brother who makes or renews, at least privately, his intention to fulfil faithfully the duties of his vocation:

For the whole Order:

  • on the feasts of the Birth of the Lord, Easter, Annunciation, Assumption of B. V. Mary, St Dominic, St Thomas Aquinas, St Catherine of Siena and All Saints of the Order;
  • on the occasion of a General Chapter.

For the individual houses:

  • on the feast of the principal patron of the house;
  • on the feast of saints or blesseds whose body or principal relics are kept there;
  • at the end of regular visitation.

For individual brothers:

  • on the day of entering the novitiate
  • on the day of first profession and the day of solemn profession;
  • on the 25th, 50th, 60th and 75th anniversary of first profession.

(cf. Decree of S. Apostolic Penitentiary, 25 Oct, 1967)


VARIABLES FOR THE YEAR 2017

Dominical Letter  A
Golden Number  4
Epact  ii
Solar Cycle 10
Letter of the Martyrology: b
Roman Year of Indiction 10
Julian Period: Year 6730
Years since the confirmation of the Order: 801
Years since the passing of our Holy Father Dominic  796
Sunday Readings  Cycle  A
Weekday Readings  Cycle   I

2017

January

Jan 1 Sunday
white*Octave Day of Christmas - Mary, Mother of God
with a commemoration of the imposition of the Holy Name of Jesus
World Day of Peace
Solemnity
Mass of the Solemnity; gloria in excelsis, creed, preface of the Solemnity
Nb 6: 22-27; Ps 67: 2-3, 5, 6, 8; Nb 6: 22-27; Lk 2: 16-21.
 Hours of the Solemnity; Te Deum.
Jan 2 Monday
whiteSs Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctorsMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Christmas I - III, or of the memorial.
 1 Jn 2:22-28; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4; Jn 1:19-28.
Hours of the memorial.
Jan 3 Tuesday
whiteTuesday before Epiphany
Mass of the day; Preface of Christmas I - III
 1 Jn 2:29-3:6; Ps 98:1, 3cd-4, 5-6; Jn 1:29-34.
Hours of the day
whiteMost Holy Name of JesusOptional
Votive Mass and Office from the Dominican Proper are highly recommended today.
whiteBl. Stephana Quinzani, sister and virgin 
Jan 4 Wednesday
whiteSt Zedislava [Berkiana] of Lemberk, lay Dominican and mother Memorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Christmas I - III, or of the memorial.
 1 Jn 3:7-10; Ps 98:1, 7-8, 9; Jn 1:35-42.
Hours of the memorial.
Jan 5 Thursday
whiteThursday before Epiphany
Mass of the day; Preface of Christmas I - III
 1 Jn 3:11-21; Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5; Jn 1:43-51.
Hours of the day
Jan 6 Friday
whiteFriday before Epiphany
Mass of the day; Preface of Christmas I - III
 1 Jn 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20; Mk 1:7-11.
Hours of the day
Jan 7 Saturday
whiteSt Raymond of Peñafort, friar, priest and Master of the Order Memorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Christmas I - III, or of the memorial.
 1 Jn 5:14-21; Ps 149:1-2, 3-4, 5+6a+9b; Jn 2:1-12.
Hours of the memorial.
Jan 8 Sunday
whiteEpiphany of the LordSolemnity
Mass of the Solemnity; gloria, sequence optional, creed.
 Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13; Is 60:1-6; Mt 2:1-12.
The Solemn Proclamation of the Date of Easter and the other major dates is encouraged (DPPL, n. 118). It is read by the deacon or cantor immediately after the Gospel. For a text, see the Appendix.
Preface of Epiphany; special Communicantes in Roman Canon.
OPAt Mass the sequence Laetabundus may be used.
Hours of the Solemnity. Te Deum.
Jan 9 Monday
whiteBaptism of the LordFeast
Mass of the Feast; Gloria
Is 42:1-4, 6-7a Ps 29:1-2, 3-4, 3b+9b-10 Is 42:1-4, 6-7a Mt 3:13-17
Hours of the feast. Te Deum.
Ordinary Time begins.
Jan 10 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the first week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 2:5-12; Ps 8:2, 5, 6-7, 8-9; Mk 1:21-28.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Ann of the Angels Monteagudo, nun and virgin 
whiteBl. Gonsalvo of Amarante, friar and priest 
Jan 11 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the first week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9; Mk 1:29-39.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Bernard Scammacca, friar and priest 
Jan 12 Thursday
greenThursday of the first week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 3:7-14; Ps 95:6-7, 8-9, 10-11; Mk 1:40-45.
 Hours of the day.
Jan 13 Friday
greenFriday of the first week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 4:1-5, 11; Ps 78:3, 4, 6-7, 8; Mk 2:1-12.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Hilary, bishop and doctorOptional
Jan 14 Saturday
greenSaturday of the first week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 4:12-16; Ps 19:8, 9 10, 15; Mk 2:13-17.
 Hours of the day.
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
Jan 15 Sunday
greenSecond Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Is 49: 3, 5-6; Ps 40:2+4, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10; Is 49: 3, 5-6; Jn 1:29-34.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 2 of the Psalter.
Jan 16 Monday
greenMonday of the second week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 5:1-10; Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4; Mk 2:18-22.
 Hours of the day.
Jan 17 Tuesday
whiteSt Anthony, abbotMemorial
Mass of the saint; preface of the weekday, or of the saint
 Heb 6:10-20; Ps 111:1-2, 4-5, 9-10; Mk 2:23-28.
Hours of the memorial.
Jan 18 Wednesday
whiteSt. Margaret of Hungary, Nun and Virgin Memorial
Mass of the saint; preface of the weekday, or of the saint
 Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4; Mk 3:1-6.
Hours of the memorial.
Jan 19 Thursday
greenThursday of the second week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 7:25-8:6; Ps 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 17; Mk 3:7-12.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Andrew Grego of Peschiera, friar and priest 
Jan 20 Friday
greenFriday of the second week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 8:6-13; Ps 85:8, 10, 11-12, 13-14; Mk 3:13-19.
 Hours of the day.
redSt Fabian, pope and martyrOptional
redSt Sebastian, martyrOptional
Jan 21 Saturday
redSt Agnes, virgin and martyrMemorial
Mass of the saint; preface of the weekday, or of the saint
 Heb 9:2-3, 11-14; Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9; Mk 3:20-21.
Hours of the memorial.
Jan 22 Sunday
greenThird Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Is 8:23-9:3; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Is 8:23-9:3; Mt 4:12-23 or 4:12-17.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 3 of the Psalter.
Jan 23 Monday
greenMonday of the third week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 9:15, 24-28; Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6; Mk 3:22-30.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Henry Suso, friar and priest 
Jan 24 Tuesday
whiteSt Francis de Sales, bishop and doctorMemorial
Mass of the saint; preface of the weekday, or of the saint
 Heb 10:1-10; Ps 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10, 11; Mk 3:31-35.
Hours of the memorial.
Jan 25 Wednesday
whiteThe Conversion of St Paul, apostleFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Ac 22:3-16 or Ac 9:1-22; Ps 117:1, 2; Mk 16:15-18.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Jan 26 Thursday
whiteSsTimothy and Titus, bishopsMemorial
Mass of the saint; preface of the weekday, or of the saint
 2 Tm 1: 1-8, or Tit 1: 1-5; Ps 95: 1-2a, 2b-3, 7, 8a, 10; Lk 10:1-9.
 Heb 10:19-25; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Mk 4:21-25.
Hours of the memorial.
Jan 27 Friday
greenFriday of the third week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 10:32-39; Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 23-24, 39-40; Mk 4:26-34.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Angela Merici, virginOptional
whiteBl. Marcolino of Forli, friar and priest 
Jan 28 Saturday
whiteSt. Thomas Aquinas, friar, priest and Doctor of the Church Feast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Ws 7: 7-10, 15-16 or Ep 3: 8-12; Ps 37: 3-4, 5-6, 30-31; Jn 17:11b-19 or Jn 16: 23b-28 or Mt 5: 13-19.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
OPPlenary indulgence under usual conditions for brethren who renew, at least privately, their resolve to fulfil faithfully the duties of their vocation. See Appendix.
Jan 29 Sunday
greenFourth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Zp 2:3, 3:12-13; Ps 146:6-7, 8-9a, 9b-10; Zp 2:3, 3:12-13; Mt 5:1-12.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 4 of the Psalter.
Jan 30 Monday
greenMonday of the fourth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 11:32-40; Ps 31:20, 21, 22, 23, 24; Mk 5:1-20.
 Hours of the day.
Jan 31 Tuesday
whiteSt John Bosco, priestMemorial
Mass of the saint; preface of the weekday, or of the saint
 Heb 12:1-4; Ps 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32; Mk 5:21-43.
Hours of the memorial.

February

Feb 1 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the fourth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 12:4-7, 11-15; Ps 103:1-2, 13-14, 17-18; Mk 6:1-6.
 Hours of the day.
Feb 2 Thursday
white*The Presentation of the Lord
(Candlemas Day)
Feast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Ml 3:1-4 Ps 24: 7-10 Mal 3:1-4 Lk 2: 22-40 or Lk 2: 22-32
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Before the principal Mass, the blessing and distribution of candles takes place as indicated in the Roman Missal.
OPCandles may be distributed before the rite, or after the blessing. The Prayer of Blessing and the procession with stations may be observed with our proper chants, as set out in the Dominican Proper. At Mass the sequence Laetabundus may be used.

The custom of the offering of candles in our tradition represents openness of our hearts to the Lord. If this is followed, the brethren and faithful hold the lighted candles in their hands until the rite of offering, which occurs while the Offertory chant is sung. At Evening Prayer, the prose Inviolata may be sung after the short reading, after or in place of the responsory.
Feb 3 Friday
greenFriday of the fourth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 13:1-8; Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8-9; Mk 6:14-29.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Ansgar, bishopOptional
redSt Blase, bishop and martyr;Optional
redBl. Anthony Pavonio, friar, priest and martyr 
redBl. Bartholomew of Cerverio, friar, priest and martyr 
redBl. Peter Cambiani of Ruffia, friar, priest and martyr 
Feb 4 Saturday
whiteSt Catherine de Ricci, sister and virgin Memorial
Mass of the saint; preface of the weekday, or of the saint
 Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Ps 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6; Mk 6:30-34.
Hours of the memorial.
Feb 5 Sunday
greenFifth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Is 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Is 58:7-10; Mt 5:13-16.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 1 of the Psalter.
Feb 6 Monday
redSt Paul Miki and companions, martyrsMemorial
Mass of the saint; preface of the weekday, or of the saint
 Gn 1:1-19; Ps 104:1-2, 5-6, 10, 12, 24, 35; Mk 6:53-56.
Hours of the memorial.
Feb 7 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the fifth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Gn 1:20-2:4; Ps 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Mk 7:1-13.
 Hours of the day.
Feb 8 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the fifth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Gn 2:5-9, 15-17; Ps 104:1-2, 27-28, 29-30; Mk 7:14-23.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Jerome EmilianiOptional
whiteSt Josephine Bakhita, virginOptional
Feb 9 Thursday
greenThursday of the fifth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Gn 2:18-25; Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5; Mk 7:24-30.
 Hours of the day.
Feb 10 Friday
whiteSt Scholastica, virginMemorial
Mass of the saint; preface of the weekday, or of the saint
 Gn 3:1-8; Ps 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7; Mk 7:31-37.
Hours of the memorial.
Feb 11 Saturday
greenSaturday of the fifth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Gn 3:9-24; Ps 90:2, 3-4, 5-6, 12-13; Mk 8:1-10.
 Hours of the day.
whiteOur Lady of LourdesOptional
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
Feb 12 Sunday
greenSixth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Si 15:15-20; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34; Si 15:15-20; Mt 5:17-37a or 5:20-22, 27-28, 33-34, 37 .
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 2 of the Psalter.
Feb 13 Monday
whiteBl. Jordan of Saxony, friar, priest and Master of the Order Memorial
Mass of the saint; preface of the weekday, or of the saint
 Gn 4:1-15, 25; Ps 50:1, 8, 16-17, 20-21; Mk 8:11-13.
Hours of the memorial.
Feb 14 Tuesday
whiteSt Cyril, monk, and St Methodius, bishopMemorial
Mass of the saint; preface of the weekday, or of the saint
 Gn 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10; Ps 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10; Mk 8:14-21.
Hours of the memorial.
Feb 15 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the sixth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Gn 8:6-13, 20-22; Ps 116:12-13, 14-15, 18-19; Mk 8:22-26.
 Hours of the day.
Feb 16 Thursday
greenThursday of the sixth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Gn 9:1-13; Ps 102:16-18, 19-21, 29, 22-23; Mk 8:27-33.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Nicholas Paglia of Giovinazzo, friar and priest 
Feb 17 Friday
greenFriday of the sixth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Gn 11:1-9; Ps 33:10-11, 12-13, 14-15; Mk 8:34-9:1.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSeven Founders of the Order of ServitesOptional
Feb 18 Saturday
greenSaturday of the sixth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Heb 11:1-7; Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 10-11; Mk 9:2-13.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. John of Fiesole (Fra Angelico), friar and priest Optional
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
Feb 19 Sunday
greenSeventh Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Lv 19:1-2, 17-18; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8+10, 12-13; Lv 19:1-2, 17-18; Mt 5:38-48.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 3 of the Psalter.
Feb 20 Monday
greenMonday of the seventh week.
 Mass of the day.
 Si 1:1-10; Ps 93:1, 1-2, 5; Mk 9:14-29.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Christopher of Milan, friar and priest 
Feb 21 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the seventh week.
 Mass of the day.
 Si 2:1-11; Ps 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40; Mk 9:30-37.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Peter Damian, bishop and doctorOptional
Feb 22 Wednesday
whiteChair of St Peter, apostleFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 1 Pt 5:1-4; Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; Mt 16:13-19.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Feb 23 Thursday
redSt Polycarp, bishop and martyrMemorial
Mass of the saint; preface of the weekday, or of the saint
 Si 5:1-8; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6; Mk 9:41-50.
Hours of the memorial.
Feb 24 Friday
greenFriday of the seventh week.
 Mass of the day.
 Si 6:5-17; Ps 119:12, 16, 18, 27, 34, 35; Mk 10:1-12.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Ascensión of the Heart of Jesus Nicol, virgin. 
whiteBl. Constantius Servoli of Fabriano, friar and priest 
Feb 25 Saturday
greenSaturday of the seventh week.
 Mass of the day.
 Si 17:1-15; Ps 103:13-14, 15-16, 17-18; Mk 10:13-16.
 Hours of the day.
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
Feb 26 Sunday
greenEighth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Is 49:14-15; Ps 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9; Is 49:14-15; Mt 6:24-34.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 4 of the Psalter.
Feb 27 Monday
greenMonday of the eighth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Si 17:19-27; Ps 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7; Mk 10:17-27.
 Hours of the day.
Feb 28 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the eighth week.
 Mass of the day.
 Si 35:1-12; Ps 50:5-6, 7-8, 14, 23; Mk 10:28-31.
 Hours of the day.

March


SEASON OF LENT
Lent is a penitential season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for Easter.
Catholics over the age of reason are required to receive Holy Communion at least once a year. (CIC 920 #1); in Australia and New Zealand, between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday.
On the Sundays of Lent, all other celebrations are prohibited, and even solemnities are transferred. Feasts and memorials are omitted. On the other days of Lent, only solemnities and feasts are permitted. Memorials, however, may be celebrated as commemorations, as follows:
a) At the office of Readings, the proper hagiographic reading may be added as a third reading, after the patristic reading and its responsory;
b) At Lauds and Vespers, after the Collect of the day, omitting the conclusion, the antiphon and Collect of the saint may be added;
c) At Mass, the Collect of the saint may be used.

Masses for various necessities and votive Masses are prohibited, except with permission of the local Ordinary. The “daily” Mass for the dead is prohibited.
Alleluia is omitted in all texts wherever it occurs. The Prayer over the People at the end of Mass is recommended on weekdays.

In the celebration of Matrimony, the Nuptial Blessing is given, but the spouses are to be advised to have regard to the nature of the Lenten season.
 
OP Penitential practices during Lent:
  • According to Church Law, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are observed as days of fast and abstinence. According to the Statue of the Province (n. 10), all the Fridays in Lent are days of fast and abstinence for the brethren. The House Chapter is to decide other forms of community penance for Lent. (LCO 49, - III)
  • If it seems appropriate, on Ash Wednesday or on other days during Lent, in place of the former rite of the penitential psalms, some communal penitential celebration or "rite of reconciliation" may be held, whether sacramental or non-sacramental (according to the spirit of the Rite of Penance, nn.36 - 37). This celebration may not immediately precede Mass.
OP
Night Prayer in Lent:
  1. If Night Prayer is sung, the In pace response may be used in place of "Into your hands." The antiphons Evigila or O Rex may be used in place of the gospel canticle antiphon "Save us."
  2. If Night Prayer is not sung, the antiphons Evigila and O Rex may be used for the gospel canticle at Evening Prayer in place of the regular antiphon at Evening Prayer I and II of Sundays of Lent.
  3. The chant Media vita may be used in place of the short response at Night Prayer or at Evening Prayer, or even at other celebrations, such as a penitential liturgy on Ash Wednesday or on Thursday of Holy Week (before the beginning of the Easter Triduum).
 
Mar 1 Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
 
 Mass of Ash Wednesday; the penitential rite is omitted. Preface of Lent III or IV.
 Joel 2: 12-18; Ps 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14+17; 2 Cor 5:20-6:2; Matt 6:1-6, 16-18
 Hours of Ash Wednesday; Psalter Week IV today and until Saturday.
At Morning Prayer, the psalms of Friday, Week III may be used today.
 The celebrant blesses and distributes ashes after the homily.
Other persons may be associated with the bishop or priest in the imposition of ashes, e.g., deacons, special ministers of communion and other lay persons, when there is true pastoral need.
Special ministers of communion and deacons may bring blessed ashes to the sick and those confined to their homes. If a minister is not available, a member of the family or another person may bring the blessed ashes to a shut-in, using one of the formulas in the Sacramentary to impose ashes.
OPFor pastoral reasons the blessing and distribution of ashes may take place outside Mass. In this case it may be appropriately joined to some hour of the Office, especially Midday Prayer or the Office of Readings.
NB:When the blessing and distribution of ashes takes place outside Mass and apart from an hour of the Office, the entire liturgy of the word should be celebrated: entrance song, opening prayer, readings and chants, homily, blessing and distribution of ashes, and general intercessions.
Mar 2 Thursday
violetThursday after Ash Wednesday.
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Dt 30:15-20; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4+6; Lk 9:22-25
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 3 Friday
violetFriday after Ash Wednesday.
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Is 58:1-9a; Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 18-19; Mt 9:14-15
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Australia
violet  Autumn Ember Day
  A day of penance and prayer.
 MASS of the Friday in Lent, or from the Masses for Various needs and Occasions.
Readings of the weekday in Lent, as above. Eucharistic Prayer for Various Needs and Occasions is recommended.
  Prayer over the People ad libitum.
 Litugy of the Hours of the weekday in Lent.
Mar 4 Saturday
violetSaturday after Ash Wednesday.
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Is 58:9b-14; Ps 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Lk 5:27-32
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
St CasimirCommemoration
Mar 5 Sunday
violetFirst Sunday in Lent
Mass of the Sunday; creed, Preface of First Sunday or Lent I - II.
The beginning of the penitential season should be marked in some way, e.g. by Litany of Saints in Entrance Procession. (PS, 23)
Rite of Election (Enrolment of Names) for the catechumens.
 Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7 Ps 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14+17 Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7 Mt 4:1-11
Hours of the Sunday.
Mar 6 Monday
violetMonday in the First Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15; Mt 25:31-46
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 7 Tuesday
violetTuesday in the First Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Is 55:10-11; Ps 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19; Mt 6:7-15
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Ss Perpetua and Felicity, martyrsCommemoration
Mar 8 Wednesday
violetWednesday in the First Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Jon 3:1-10; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19; Lk 11:29-32
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
St John of God, religiousCommemoration
Mar 9 Thursday
violetThursday in the First Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8; Mt 7:7-12
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
St Frances of Rome, religiousCommemoration
Mar 10 Friday
violetFriday in the First Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Ezk 18:21-28; Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7bc-8; Mt 5:20-26
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 11 Saturday
violetSaturday in the First Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Dt 26:16-19; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8; Mt 5:43-48
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 12 Sunday
violetSecond Sunday in Lent
Mass of the Sunday; creed, Preface of Second Sunday or Lent I - II.
 Gn 12:1-4 Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20+22 Gn 12:1-4 Mt 17:1-9
Hours of the Sunday.
Mar 13 Monday
violetMonday in the Second Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Dn 9:4b-10; Ps 79:8, 9, 11+13; Lk 6:36-38
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 14 Tuesday
violetTuesday in the Second Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Is 1:10, 16-20; Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21+ 23; Mt 23:1-12
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 15 Wednesday
violetWednesday in the Second Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Jr 18:18-20; Ps 31:5-6, 14, 15-16; Mt 20:17-28
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 16 Thursday
violetThursday in the Second Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Jr 17:5-10; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4+6; Lk 16:19-31
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 17 Friday
violetFriday in the Second Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
St Patrick, bishopCommemoration
Mar 18 Saturday
violetSaturday in the Second Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Mic 7:14-15, 18-20; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctorCommemoration
Mar 19 Sunday
violetThird Sunday in Lent
Mass of the Sunday, or of the First Scrutiny; creed, Preface of Third Sunday (with Year "A" readings) or Lent I - II.
 Ex 17:3-7 Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 Ex 17:3-7 Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19-26, 39, 40-42
Hours of the Sunday.
Mar 20 Monday
whiteST JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF MARYSolemnity
Mass of the solemnity; gloria, creed; preface of the solemnity.
   
Other masses are prohibited, but the funeral mass is allowed.
Hours of the solemnity; Te Deum
Transfered from yesterday.
Mar 21 Tuesday
violetTuesday in the Third Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Dn 3:25, 34-43; Ps 25:4bc-5ab, 6+7bc, 8-9; Mt 18:21-35
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 22 Wednesday
violetWednesday in the Third Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Dt 4:1, 5-9; Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20; Mt 5:17-19
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 23 Thursday
violetThursday in the Third Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Jr 7:23-28; Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Lk 11:14-23
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
St Turibius de Mongrovejo, bishopCommemoration
Mar 24 Friday
violetFriday in the Third Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Ho 14:2-10; Ps 81:6c-8a, 8bc-9, 10-11ab, 14+17; Mk 12:28b-34
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 25 Saturday
whiteANNUNCIATION OF THE LORDSolemnity
Mass of the solemnity; gloria, creed; preface of the solemnity.
All genuflect in the creed at ...and became man.
Is 7: 10-14 Ps 40: 7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11 Is 7: 10-14 Lk 1: 26-38
Other masses are prohibited, but the funeral mass is allowed.
Hours of the solemnity; Te Deum
OPTexts in the Dominican Proper
OPPlenary indulgence under usual conditions for brethren who renew, at least privately, their resolve to fulfil faithfully the duties of their vocation. See Appendix.
Mar 26 Sunday
rose or violetFourth Sunday in Lent ("Laetare")
Mass of the Sunday, or of the Second Scrutiny; creed, Preface of Fourth Sunday (with Year "A" readings) or Lent I - II.
 1 S 16:1, 6-7, 10-13 Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 1 S 16:1, 6-7, 10-13 Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
Hours of the Sunday.
Organ may be played solo; flowers may decorate the altar today. (PS 25.)
Mar 27 Monday
whiteST JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF MARYSolemnity
Mass of the solemnity; gloria, creed; preface of the solemnity.
   
Other masses are prohibited, but the funeral mass is allowed.
Hours of the solemnity; Te Deum
Transfered from yesterday.
Mar 28 Tuesday
violetTuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Ezk 47:1-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; Jn 5:1-3a, 5-16
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 29 Wednesday
violetWednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Is 49:8-15; Ps 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18; Jn 5:17-30
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 30 Thursday
violetThursday in the Fourth Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Ex 32:7-14; Ps 106:19-20, 21-22, 23; Jn 5:31-47
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Mar 31 Friday
violetFriday in the Fourth Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Ws 2:1a, 12-22; Ps 34:17-18, 19-20, 21+23; Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.

April

Apr 1 Saturday
violetSaturday in the Fourth Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent, preferably III - IV
 Jr 11:18-20; Ps 7:2-3, 9bc-10, 11-12; Jn 7:40-53
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Apr 2 Sunday
violetFifth Sunday in Lent.
Mass of the Sunday, or of the Third Scrutiny; creed, Preface of Fifth Sunday (with Year "A" readings) or Lent I - II.
 Ezk 37:12-14 Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 Ezk 37:12-14 Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33-45
Hours of the Sunday.
Anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II (2005)
St Francis of Paola, hermitCommemoration
Apr 3 Monday
whiteST JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF MARYSolemnity
Mass of the solemnity; gloria, creed; preface of the solemnity.
   
Other masses are prohibited, but the funeral mass is allowed.
Hours of the solemnity; Te Deum
Transfered from yesterday.
Apr 4 Tuesday
violetTuesday in the Fifth Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of the Passion I
 Nb 21:4-9; Ps 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21; Jn 8:21-30
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
St Isidore, bishop and doctorCommemoration
Apr 5 Wednesday
violetWednesday in the Fifth Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of the Passion I
 Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; Dan 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56; Jn 8:31-42
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Apr 6 Thursday
violetThursday in the Fifth Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of the Passion I
 Gn 17:3-9; Ps 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Jn 8:51-59
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Apr 7 Friday
violetFriday in the Fifth Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of the Passion I
 Jr 20:10-13; Ps 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7; Jn 10:31-42
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
St John Baptist de la Salle, priestCommemoration
Apr 8 Saturday
violetSaturday in the Fifth Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of the Passion I
 Ezk 37:21-28; Jer 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13; Jn 11:45-57
Prayer over the People ad libitum
Hours of the day.
Apr 9 Sunday
redPalm Sunday of the Passion.
 Mass of Palm Sunday. Commemoration of Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem, creed, Preface of Palm Sunday.
 Is 50:4-7 Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 Is 50:4-7 Mt 26:14-27:66 or 27:11-54
 At the procession: Mt 21:1-11
 Hours of Palm Sunday.
OPThe Commemoration of the Lord's Entrance may take one of three forms, as described in the Missal: Blessing and Procession, Solemn Entrance, or Simple Entrance. The processional cross should be suitably decorated. The blessing of palms may not be celebrated without the following procession and Mass. The blessing and solemn entrance, but not the procession, may be celebrated at a second Mass if many of the faithful are present.
OPThe rite in the Dominican Proper may be used, including our proper chants, texts for the blessing of palms and the station at the entrance to the church or the choir, with the antiphon Ave Rex noster.
The Passion may be read by three deacons, or lay readers with the priest taking the part of Christ, without candles, incense, greeting, sign of the cross or acclamation. At the mention of the Lord's death, all pause and kneel. Where pastoral reasons require it, one or both of the readings before the Passion may be omitted.
At the end of the Passion, The Gospel of the Lord, is said, but the book is not kissed.
Blessed palms remaining are kept, to be burnt for next year's ashes.
OPThe weekly conventual Mass for the Dead is omitted this week. (LCO 71)
Apr 10 Monday
violetMonday in Holy Week
Mass of the day; Preface of the Passion II
 Is 42:1-7 Ps 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14 Jn 12:1-11
Hours of the day
Apr 11 Tuesday
violetTuesday in Holy Week
Mass of the day; Preface of the Passion II
 Is 49:1-6 Ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5-6ab, 15+17 Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Hours of the day
Apr 12 Wednesday
violetWednesday in Holy Week
Mass of the day; Preface of the Passion II
 Is 50:4-9a Ps 69:8-10, 21-22, 31+33-34 Mt 26:14-25
Hours of the day
Apr 13 Thursday
violetThursday in Holy Week
The Chrism Mass may be celebrated in the morning, or on another day earlier this week. White vestments are worn. It is especially fitting that priests concelebrate with the bishop. Priests may communicate under both species, even if not concelebrating.
Apart from the Chrism Mass and the Mass of the Last Supper, all Masses are prohibited, unless the Ordinary permits a second Mass, exclusively for those unable to participate in the Evening Mass. Funerals can only be celebrated without Mass.
Hours of the day. At Office of Readings, the psalms and antiphons of Friday, Week III, may be used.
OPToday or on another day of this week, some communal penitential celebration or "rite of reconciliation" may be held, whether it be sacramental or non-sacramental (according to the spirit of the Rite of Penance, nn.36-37). However, this celebration may not immediately precede Mass.
EASTER TRIDUUM
OP
  1. The Easter Triduum of the passion and resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire liturgical year. (RC, n.18)
  2. The Easter Triduum begins with the Mass of the Lord's Supper, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes with Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday. (RC, n.19)
  3. During these days it is desirable that brothers and sisters "who experience the mystery of suffering" should share in and be participants in the liturgical celebrations of the community, especially if they are in the hospital, "that they may be helped to know the meaning of this reality which they live in union with the paschal mystery of Christ."
  4. Therefore, keeping in mind their varying conditions and different circumstances, everything should be so arranged that in the most suitable manner the sick may have the possibility of receiving Communion and, if possible, participating in the veneration of the Cross on Good Friday. The various faculties found in the Ritual should be freely used. Indeed our concern which is manifested through our care and prayer furnishes the strongest testimony to all that such concern flows from the gospel, our faith in God, and the power of the resurrection.
  5. Throughout the Triduum, the major prelate presides at the principal hours of the Office and at Mass. The principal hours of the Office begin on the right side of choir.
whiteHoly Thursday (evening)
Mass of the Lord's Supper. Gloria, creed, Preface of Eucharist I, special Communicantes, Hanc Igitur and Qui pridie in Eucharistic Prayer I.
Readings:
Exod 12:1-8, 11-14;  Ps 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18;  1 Cor 11:23-26;  John 13:1-15
Today the reading of the Martyrology is omitted.
The tabernacle should be completely empty before the celebration. Enough hosts for the communion of the faithful for tonight and tomorrow should be consecrated during that celebration. For the reservation of the Blessed Sacrament, a place should be prepared and adorned. When the tabernacle is in a chapel separated from the central part of the church, it is appropriate to prepare the place of repose and adoration there. [PS 49] Candles should be provided for the concelebrants and brethren to carry in the procession.
All priests may concelebrate the Mass. Bells may be rung during the Gloria, and are silent thereafter.
OPThe mandatum - the washing of the feet of the brethren [or laity] - may take place before or after the homily.
Gifts for the poor, especially those collected during Lent as the fruit of penance, may be presented in the offertory procession while the people sing Ubi caritas. [PS 52]
OPAfter the Prayer After Communion, the greeting, blessing and dismissal are omitted. The celebrant incenses the Blessed Sacrament three times, receives the humeral veil and the procession follows as in the Missal. The cross-bearer goes first, [PS 54], then the [laity and] brethren carrying candles, and the Blessed Sacrament accompanied by torches and incense.
The brethren and faithful are encouraged, after the Mass of the Lord's Supper, to spend a suitable period of time during the night in the church in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament that has been solemnly reserved. Solemn adoration ends at midnight; the Blessed Sacrament remains at the Place of Repose until the Liturgical Action of Good Friday.
OPToday and tomorrow after Night Prayer, the blessing is not given, the antiphon Salve Regina is omitted, and holy water is not used.
OPThe Sermo Dominicus (Jn. 13-17) may be used at table or as the last celebration of the day. In this case it is read in place of Night Prayer with the community gathered before the Blessed Sacrament. [cf. PS 56]
Apr 14 Friday
redGOOD FRIDAY - "Preparation Day"
Day of fast and abstinence. Celebration of the Mass and the sacraments is strictly prohibited, except for Penance and Anointing of the Sick. Communion may be taken to the sick, but otherwise is not distributed outside today's Celebration of the Lord's Passion.
OPHours of the day. At Morning Prayer, the Litany Verses from the Dominican Supplement may replace the Intercessions. If so, after Mortem autem crucis all pause and kneel in silence; then the Lord's Prayer is said aloud, and the Hour concludes as usual.
Today the reading of the Martyrology is omitted.
Celebration of the Lord's Passion.
The celebration has three parts:
I. Liturgy of the Word (readings, homily, intercessions)
II. Veneration of the Cross
III. Holy Communion.
The celebration begins about 3 p.m. The altar is completely bare, without candles, cloth or cross. The ministers enter in silence and prostrate before the altar. This act of prostration, which is proper to the rite of the day, should be strictly observed for it signifies both the abasement of "earthly man," and also the grief and sorrow of the Church. As the ministers enter, the faithful should be standing, and thereafter should kneel in silent prayer. [PS 65]
Readings:
Isa 52:13-53:12 Ps 31:2+6, 12-13, 15-16, 17+25 Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42
The Intercessions must follow "the form and wording" handed down by tradition, but the celebrant may make a selection of some more relevant to local conditions, provided the range of intentions is preserved. [PS 67]
The cross is presented to each of the faithful individually for their adoration, since the personal adoration of the cross is a most important feature in this celebration. Only if necessitated by the large numbers of faithful present may the rite of veneration be made simultaneously by all present. Only one cross should be used for the veneration. [PS 69]
OPFor the veneration of the cross the rite proper to our Order may be used instead of one of the two forms given in the Roman Missal. (See the Dominican Supplement.)
The communion rite is as described in the Missal. The sign of peace is not exchanged.
After Holy Communion, the Blessed Sacrament is carried from the church by a priest or deacon wearing a humeral veil and accompanied by two candles. The Sacrament is reserved privately outside the church for the needs of the sick and dying.
The altar is stripped at a suitable time, but the cross remains with four candles, placed so that the faithful may venerate and kiss it and spend some time in meditation. [PS 71]
OPNight Prayer is said after the Celebration of the Lord's Passion at a suitable hour, with two candles alight; the blessing is not given, the antiphon Salve Regina is omitted, and holy water is not used.
OPToday after the Veneration of the Cross the brethren, when entering and leaving choir, bow profoundly to the cross as on other days, but they do not genuflect.
OPDe profundis for deceased brothers and benefactors and Fidelium are omitted at grace for meals. The custom of wearing the cappa in the refectory may be observed.
Apr 15 Saturday
violetHOLY SATURDAY
Fast is observed if possible. [CR 20] Celebration of the Mass and the sacraments is strictly prohibited, except for Penance and Anointing of the Sick. Communion may be given only as viaticum.
Hours of the day.
Today the reading of the Martyrology is omitted.
Night Prayer is celebrated only by those not present at the Vigil.
OPAt Morning Prayer, the Litany Verses from the Dominican Supplement may replace the Intercessions. If so, after Mortem autem crucis all pause and kneel in silence; then the Lord's Prayer is said aloud, and the Hour concludes as usual.
Preparation for the Vigil includes: preparation of the bonfire; candles for the brethren and laity; water for the liturgy of Baptism; flowers and decorations for the altar.
EASTER SEASON
whiteThe Easter Vigil.
The Vigil has four parts:
I.    Service of Light : Bonfire, Procession with Candle, Exsultet.
II.   Liturgy of the Word : Readings, psalms, prayers, Gloria, homily.
III.  Liturgy of Baptism : Litany, Blessing of Water, Baptism and/or Confirmation, Renewal of Promises, Prayer of the Faithful.
IV.  Liturgy of the Eucharist : Preface of Easter I ("on this Easter night"), special Communicantes and Hanc igitur; double alleluia at dismissal.
This liturgical order must not be changed by anyone on his own initiative. [PS 81]
The celebration should truly have the character of a Vigil. It must take place at night; to start earlier (e.g. at the customary time for a Sunday vigil Mass) is a "reprehensible abuse". [PS 78]
OPThe Exsultet may be sung with the melody proper to the Order. Other variations are proposed in the Dominican Supplement : e.g. the Litany may be sung, even when there are no baptisms and no font; Dominican saints and certain invocations are added to the Litany. Wherever possible, all the readings should be read so that the character of the Easter Vigil, which demands that it be somewhat prolonged, be respected at all costs. Where pastoral conditions require that the number of readings be reduced, there should be at least three readings from the Old Testament, taken from the law and the prophets; and the reading from Exodus (ch. 14) with its canticle, must never be omitted.
The Readings:
  1. Gen 1:1-2:2 or 1:1, 26-31 with Ps 104:1-2, 5-6, 10+12, 13-14, 24+35 or Ps 33:4-5, 6-7, 12-13, 20-22
  2. Gen 22:1-18 or 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18 with Ps 16:5+8, 9-10, 11
  3. Exod 14:15-15:1 with Exod 15:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 17-18 This reading and psalm are obligatory.
  4. Isa 54:5-14 with Ps 30:2+4, 5-6, 11-12a+13b
  5. Isa 55:1-11 with Isa 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
  6. Bar 3:9-15, 32-4:4 with Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11
  7. Ezek 36:16-17a, 18-28 with Ps 42:3, 5; 43:3, 4 or Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
  8. Epistle: Rom 6:3-11
  9. Alleluia Psalm: Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
  10. Gospel: Mt 28:1-10
OPBells are be rung during the Gloria, and the altar candles lit; the brethren put off their cappas if they are wearing them.
The celebrant - or, in case of necessity, a cantor - intones the triple alleluia before the Gospel. The gospel is honoured with incense, but candles are not carried.
For integrating the rites of Baptism and Confirmation, see the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, esp. Appendix 1.
The dismissal with double alleluia is used tonight and throughout the octave.
Apr 16 Sunday
Easter Sunday - the Pasch of the LordSolemnity with Octave
Mass of the day, gloria, Easter sequence, Creed or Renewal of Baptismal Promises, Preface of Easter I ("on this Easter day") special Communicantes and Hanc igitur; double alleluia at dismissal.
 Readings:
Ac 10:34, 37-43 Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 Ac 10:34, 37-43 Jn 20:1-9
Alternative gospel: Mt 28:1-10
At an evening Mass, Luke 24: 13-35 may be used.
Mass is to be celebrated on with great solemnity. It is appropriate that the penitential rite on this day take the form of a sprinkling with water blessed at the Vigil, during which a song of baptismal character should be sung. The entrance stoups to the church should also be filled with the same water. [PS 97]
The Paschal Candle burns at all Hours and Masses today. It is kept in the sanctuary near the altar or ambo until Pentecost Sunday. [PS 99]
OPHours of Easter Sunday.
The Easter Vigil takes the place of the Office of Readings. The chant Christus resurgens may be sung at the end of Vespers, followed by Regina caeli, with or without a procession.
Where it is the custom, the tradition of "Baptismal Vespers" with a procession to the font is to be diligently observed. (IGLH, 213)
The Martyrology reading begins with the proclamation of the Resurrection, "This day, which was made by the Lord ..." and then follows the announcement of the date, moon and saints of tomorrow.
OPAfter Night Prayer the paschal candle is extinguished. It remains by the ambo or altar, and is lit throughout the Easter season at Mass and at the principal hours of the Office until Pentecost inclusive.
OPPlenary indulgence under usual conditions for brethren who renew, at least privately, their resolve to fulfil faithfully the duties of their vocation.
OPThe weekly conventual Mass for the Dead is omitted this week. (LCO 71)
St Bernadette Soubirous, virginOptional
Apr 17 Monday
Monday in the Octave of Easter
Mass of the Octave. Gloria, sequence optional, Preface of Easter I ("on this Easter day"); double alleluia at dismissal.
 Ac 2:14, 22-32 Ps 16:1-2a+5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Mt 28:8-15
Hours of the day; Te Deum, double alleluia at dismissal.
Bl. Clara Gambacorta, nun and widow 
Bl. Maria Mancini, nun and widow 
Apr 18 Tuesday
Tuesday in the Octave of Easter
Mass of the Octave. Gloria, sequence optional, Preface of Easter I ("on this Easter day"); double alleluia at dismissal.
 Ac 2:36-41 Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20+22 Jn 20:11-18
Hours of the day; Te Deum, double alleluia at dismissal.
Apr 19 Wednesday
Wednesday in the Octave of Easter
Mass of the Octave. Gloria, sequence optional, Preface of Easter I ("on this Easter day"); double alleluia at dismissal.
 Ac 3:1-10 Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 Lk 24:13-35
Hours of the day; Te Deum, double alleluia at dismissal.
Bl. Isnard of Chiampo, friar and priest 
Bl. Sibyllina Biscossi, lay Dominican and virgin 
Apr 20 Thursday
Thursday in the Octave of Easter
Mass of the Octave. Gloria, sequence optional, Preface of Easter I ("on this Easter day"); double alleluia at dismissal.
 Ac 3:11-26 Ps 8:2ab+5, 6-7, 8-9 Lk 24:35-48
Hours of the day; Te Deum, double alleluia at dismissal.
Apr 21 Friday
Friday in the Octave of Easter
Mass of the Octave. Gloria, sequence optional, Preface of Easter I ("on this Easter day"); double alleluia at dismissal.
 Ac 4:1-12 Ps 118:1-2+4, 22-24, 25-27a Jn 21:1-14
Hours of the day; Te Deum, double alleluia at dismissal.
St Anselm, bishop and doctorOptional
Apr 22 Saturday
Saturday in the Octave of Easter
Mass of the Octave. Gloria, sequence optional, Preface of Easter I ("on this Easter day"); double alleluia at dismissal.
 Ac 4:13-21 Ps 118:1+14-15ab, 16-18, 19-21 Mk 16:9-15
Hours of the day; Te Deum, double alleluia at dismissal.
Apr 23 Sunday
Second Sunday of Easter - Octave Day of Easter.
Also called Divine Mercy Sunday, Sunday in White and Low Sunday.
Solemnity
Mass of the Sunday, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Easter I ("on this Easter day"); Easter Communicantes and Hanc igitur; double alleluia at dismissal.
 Ac 2:42-47 Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 Ac 2:42-47 Jn 20:19-31
Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Evening Prayer II of the Sunday. The Easter Octave ends.
St Adalbert, bishop and martyrOptional
St George, martyrOptional
Apr 24 Monday
whiteMonday in the Second Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 4:23-31 Ps 2:1-3, 4-7a, 7b-9 Jn 3:1-8
Hours of the day.
St Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyrOptional
Conversion of St Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church 
Apr 25 Tuesday
redSt Mark, evangelistFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 1 Pt 5:5b-14 Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17 Mk 16:15-20
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum.
Mass of the feast; gloria, Preface of Apostles II.
Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Apr 26 Wednesday
whiteWednesday in the Second Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 5:17-26 Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Jn 3:16-21
Hours of the day.
Apr 27 Thursday
whiteThursday in the Second Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 5:27-33 Ps 34:2+9, 17-18, 19-20 Jn 3:31-36
Hours of the day.
Bl. Osanna of Kotor, lay Dominican and virgin 
Apr 28 Friday
whiteFriday in the Second Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 5:34-42 Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14 Jn 6:1-15
Hours of the day.
OPSt Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, priest and Dominican tertiary Optional
St Peter Chanel, priest and martyrOptional
Apr 29 Saturday
whiteSt Catherine of Siena, Lay Dominican, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Feast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Rv 1:5-8 or Col 1:24-29 or 1 Jn 1:5 - 2:2 Ps 103:1-4,8-9,13-14,17-18a or Ps 21: 23-24,26-27,28,31-32 Jn7:14b-18, 37b-39 or Jn 17:1-11, or Jn 14:21-26
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum.
Traditional day in our province for putting on the black cappa.
A plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, may be gained by a brother who makes or renews, at least privately, his intention to fulfil faithfully the duties of his vocation. See Appendix.
Apr 30 Sunday
Third Sunday of Easter
Mass of the day, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Easter I -V "in this Easter season..."
 Ac 2:14, 22-28a Ps 16:1-2a+5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Ac 2:14, 22-28a Lk 24:13-35
Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.

May

May 1 Monday
whiteMonday in the Third Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 6:8-15 Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30 Jn 6:22-29
Hours of the day.
St Joseph the WorkerOptional
May 2 Tuesday
whiteSt Athanasius, bishop and doctorMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Easter I - V, or of the saint.
 Ac 7:51-8:1a Ps 31:3cd-4, 6ab+7b+8a, 17+21ab Jn 6:30-35
 Hours of the memorial
May 3 Wednesday
redSs Philip and James, apostlesFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 1 Co 15:1-8 Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 Jn 14:6-14
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum.
May 4 Thursday
whiteThursday in the Third Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 8:26-40 Ps 66:8-9, 16-17, 20 Jn 6:44-51
Hours of the day.
Bl. Emily Bicchieri, nun and virgin 
May 5 Friday
whiteSt. Vincent Ferrer, friar and priest Memorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Easter I - V, or of the saint.
 Ac 9:1-20 Ps 117:1, 2 Jn 6:52-59
 Hours of the memorial
May 6 Saturday
whiteSaturday in the Third Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 9:31-42 Ps 116:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 Jn 6:60-69
Hours of the day.
May 7 Sunday
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Mass of the day, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Easter I -V "in this Easter season..."
 Ac 2:14, 36-41 Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 Ac 2:14, 36-41 Jn 10:1-10
Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Bl. Albert de Villa D'Ogna of Bergamo, lay Dominican and husband 
May 8 Monday
whiteMonday in the Fourth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 11:1-18 Ps 42:2-3; 43:3, 4 Jn 10:1-10 or, in Year A, Jn 10:11-18
Hours of the day.
May 9 Tuesday
whiteTuesday in the Fourth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 11:19-26 Ps 87:1b-3, 4-5, 6-7 Jn 10:22-30
Hours of the day.
May 10 Wednesday
whiteSt Antoninus Pierozzi of Florence, friar and bishop Memorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Easter I - V, or of the saint.
 Ac 12:24-13:5a Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6+8 Jn 12:44-50
 Hours of the memorial
May 11 Thursday
whiteThursday in the Fourth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 13:13-25 Ps 89:2-3, 21-22, 25+27 Jn 13:16-20
Hours of the day.
May 12 Friday
whiteFriday in the Fourth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 13:26-33 Ps 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11ab Jn 14:1-6
Hours of the day.
St Nereus and Achilleus, martyrsOptional
St Pancras, martyrOptional
Bl. Jane of Portugal, nun and virgin 
May 13 Saturday
whiteSaturday in the Fourth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 13:44-52 Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 Jn 14:7-14
Hours of the day.
Our Lady of FatimaOptional
Bl. Imelda Lambertini, nun and virgin 
May 14 Sunday
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Mass of the day, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Easter I -V "in this Easter season..."
 Ac 6:1-7 Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19 Ac 6:1-7 Jn 14:1-12
Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
May 15 Monday
whiteMonday in the Fifth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 14:5-18 Ps 115:1-2, 3-4, 15-16 Jn 14:21-26
Hours of the day.
Bl. Andrew Abellon, friar and priest 
Bl. Giles of Vouzela (Portugal), friar and priest 
May 16 Tuesday
whiteTuesday in the Fifth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 14:19-28 Ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 21 Jn 14:27-31a
Hours of the day.
May 17 Wednesday
whiteWednesday in the Fifth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 15:1-6 Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 Jn 15:1-8
Hours of the day.
May 18 Thursday
whiteThursday in the Fifth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 15:7-21 Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 10 Jn 15:9-11
Hours of the day.
St John I, pope and martyrOptional
May 19 Friday
whiteFriday in the Fifth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 15:22-31 Ps 57:8-9, 10+12 Jn 15:12-17
Hours of the day.
St. Francis Coll Guitart, friar and priest 
May 20 Saturday
whiteSaturday in the Fifth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 16:1-10 Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 5 Jn 15:18-21
Hours of the day.
St Bernardine of Siena, priestOptional
Bl. Columba of Rieti, sister and virgin 
May 21 Sunday
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Mass of the day, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Easter I -V "in this Easter season..."
Second Reading & Gospel may be from Seventh Sunday of Easter if desired.
 Ac 8:5-8, 14-17 Ps 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16+20 Ac 8:5-8, 14-17 Jn 14:15-21
Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
OPBl. Hyacinth Cormier, priest, Master of the Order Optional
St Christopher of Magallanes, priest, and his companions, martyrsOptional
May 22 Monday
whiteMonday in the Sixth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 16:11-15 Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a+9b Jn 15:26-16:4a
Hours of the day.
St Rita of Cascia, religiousOptional
May 23 Tuesday
whiteTuesday in the Sixth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 16:22-34 Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8 Jn 16:5-11
Hours of the day.
May 24 Wednesday
whiteTranslation of Our Holy Father Dominic Memorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Easter I - V, or of the saint.
 Ac 17:15, 22-18:1 Ps 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14 Jn 16:12-15
 Hours of the memorial
May 25 Thursday
whiteThursday in the Sixth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 18:1-8 Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 Jn 16:16-20
Hours of the day.
St Gregory VII, popeOptional
St Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virginOptional
Venerable Bede, priest and doctor;Optional
May 26 Friday
whiteSt Philip Neri, priestMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Easter I - V, or of the saint.
 Ac 18:9-18 Ps 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 Jn 16:20-23a
 Hours of the memorial
May 27 Saturday
whiteSaturday in the Sixth Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Easter I - V "...in this Easter season."
 Ac 18:23-28 Ps 47:2-3, 8-9, 10 Jn 16:23b-28
Hours of the day.
St Augustine of Canterbury, bishopOptional
Bl. Andrew (Francisco) Franchi, friar and bishop 

In the evening:
whiteVigil of AscensionSolemnity
Mass of the Vigil; gloria, creed, Preface of the Ascension I or II, special Communicantes in Eucharistic Prayer I.
 Ac 1:1-11 Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Ac 1:1-11 A: Mt 28:16-20
For pastoral reasons, the texts of the day Mass may also be used.
Evening Prayer I of the Ascension.
May 28 Sunday
Ascension of the LordSolemnity
Mass of the Solemnity, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Ascension I - II Special Communicantes in Eucharistic Prayer I.
 Ac 1:1-11 Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Ac 1:1-11 A: Mt 28:16-20
Hours of the Solemnity. Te Deum.
OPToday Mass may begin with a Procession or Solemn Entrance, as in the Dominican Proper.
Bl. Mary Bartholomew Bagnesi, lay Dominican and virgin 
May 29 Monday
whiteMonday in the Seventh Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Ascension I - II or Easter I - V
 Ac 19:1-8 Ps 68:2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab Jn 16:29-33
Hours of the day.
Bl. William Arnaud, friar and priest, and companions, martyrs 
May 30 Tuesday
whiteTuesday in the Seventh Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Ascension I - II or Easter I - V
 Ac 20:17-27 Ps 68:10-11, 20-21 Jn 17:1-11a
Hours of the day.
Bl. James Salomonio, friar and priest 
May 31 Wednesday
whiteVisitation of the Blessed Virgin MaryFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Zp 3:14-18a or Rm 12:9-16b Isa 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 Lk 1:39-56
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum.

June

Jun 1 Thursday
redSt Justin, martyrMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Ascension I - II or Easter I - V or of the saint.
 Ac 22:30; 23:6-11 Ps 16:1-2a+5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Jn 17:20-26
 Hours of the memorial
Jun 2 Friday
whiteFriday in the Seventh Week of Easter
Mass of the day. Preface of Ascension I - II or Easter I - V
 Ac 25:13b-21 Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab Jn 21:15-19
Hours of the day.
Ss Marcellinus and Peter, martyrsOptional
Bl. Sadoc, friar and priest, and companions, martyrs 
Jun 3 Saturday
redSt Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrsMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Ascension I - II or Easter I - V or of the saint.
 Ac 28:16-20, 30-31 Ps 11:4, 5+7 Jn 21:20-25
 Hours of the memorial

In the evening:
redVigil of PentecostSolemnity
Mass of the Vigil; gloria, sequence, creed, Preface of Pentecost, special Communicantes in Eucharistic Prayer I. Double alleluia at the dismissal
 Gn 11:1-9a or Ex 19:3-8, 16-20 or Ezk 37:1-4 or Jl 3:1-5 Ps 104:1-2, 24+35, 27-28, 29b-30 Jn 7:37-39
For pastoral reasons, the texts of the day Mass may also be used.
Evening Prayer I of Pentecost.
Jun 4 Sunday
Pentecost SundaySolemnity
Mass of Pentecost; Gloria, Sequence, creed, Preface of Pentecost, special Communicantes, double alleluia at dismissal.
Hours of the Solemnity. Te Deum. It is customary to celebrate Terce (Prayer during the Day - Before Noon) with special solemnity today.
 Ac 2:1-11 Ps 104:1+24, 29-30, 31, 34 Ac 2:1-11 Jn 20:19-23a
At Evening Prayer II, double alleluia at dismissal
After Vespers, the Paschal Candle is extinguished and moved to the Baptistery, so that the candles of the newly baptised may be lit from it.
The blessing of roses is customary today.
The weeks of the year resume with Week 9.Psalter Week 1
Jun 5 Monday
redSt Boniface, bishop and martyrMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Tb 1:1-2; 2:1-9; Ps 112:1-2, 34, 5-6; Mk 12:1-12.
 Hours of the memorial.
Jun 6 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the ninth week.
Mass of the day.
 Tb 2:9-14; Ps 112:1-2, 7-8, 9; Mk 12:13-17.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Nobert, bishopOptional
Jun 7 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the ninth week.
Mass of the day.
 Tb 3:1-11, 16; Ps 25:2-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Mk 12:18-27.
 Hours of the day.
Jun 8 Thursday
greenThursday of the ninth week.
Mass of the day.
 Tb 6:11; 7:1, 9-14; 8:4-7; Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5; Mk 12:28-34.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Diana Andalò and Bl. Cecilia, nuns and virgins Optional
Jun 9 Friday
greenFriday of the ninth week.
Mass of the day.
 Tb 11:5-15; Ps 146:2, 7, 8-9, 9-10; Mk 12:35-37.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Ephraem, deacon and doctorOptional
Jun 10 Saturday
greenSaturday of the ninth week.
Mass of the day.
 Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20; Tob 13:2, 6; Mk 12:38-44.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. John Dominic, friar and bishop Optional
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
Jun 11 Sunday
whiteTrinity SundaySolemnity
Mass of the day, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Trinity.
 Ex 34:4-6, 8-9; Dan 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56a; Ex 34:4-6, 8-9; Jn 3:16-18.
Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Jun 12 Monday
greenMonday of the tenth week.
Mass of the day.
 2 Co 1:1-7; Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7,8-9; Mt 5:1-12.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Stephen Bandelli, friar and priest 
Jun 13 Tuesday
whiteSt Anthony of Padua, priest and doctorMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 2 Co 1:18-22; Ps 119:129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135; Mt 5:13-16.
 Hours of the memorial.
Jun 14 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the tenth week.
Mass of the day.
 2 Co 3:4-11; Ps 99:5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Mt 5:17-19.
 Hours of the day.
Jun 15 Thursday
greenThursday of the tenth week.
Mass of the day.
 2 Co 3:15-4:1, 3-6; Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 12-13; Mt 5:20-26.
 Hours of the day.
Jun 16 Friday
greenFriday of the tenth week.
Mass of the day.
 2 Co 4:7-15; Ps 116:10-11, 15-16, 17-18; Mt 5:27-32.
 Hours of the day.
Jun 17 Saturday
greenSaturday of the tenth week.
Mass of the day.
 2 Co 5:14-21; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8-9, 11-12; Mt 5:33-37.
 Hours of the day.
Jun 18 Sunday
whiteBody and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)Solemnity
Mass of the Solemnity; Gloria, sequence optional, creed, Preface of Holy Eucharist.
 Dt 8:2-3, 14-16; Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 Dt 8:2-3, 14-16; Jn 6:51-58.
Hours of the Solemnity. Te Deum.
It is fitting to hold a procession after Mass, or after a protracted, public adoration following the Mass. The Sacred Host, consecrated during the Mass, is placed in the monstrance on the altar after the Communion of the faithful. After the Prayer after Communion, the Blessed Sacrament is borne out of the Church for the Christian faithful "to make public profession of faith and worship of the Most Blessed Sacrament." The solemn blessing with the Blessed Sacrament concludes the entire celebration: the usual blessing by the priest is replaced by the blessing with the Blessed Sacrament. [MR p. 491; DPPL 162-163]
Jun 19 Monday
greenMonday of the eleventh week.
Mass of the day.
 2 Co 6:1-10; Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4; Mt 5:38-42.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Romuald, abbotOptional
Jun 20 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the eleventh week.
Mass of the day.
 2 Co 8:1-9; Ps 146:2, 5-6, 7, 8-9; Mt 5:43-48.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Margaret Ebner, nun and virgin 
Jun 21 Wednesday
whiteSt Aloysius Gonzaga, religiousMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 2 Co 9:6-11; Ps 112:1-2, 3-4, 9; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18.
 Hours of the memorial.
Jun 22 Thursday
greenThursday of the eleventh week.
Mass of the day.
 2 Co 11:1-11; Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 7-8; Mt 6:7-15.
 Hours of the day.
redSs John Fisher, bishop and martyr, and Thomas More, martyrOptional
whiteSt Paulinus of Nola, bishopOptional
Jun 23 Friday
whiteSACRED HEART OF JESUSSolemnity
Mass of the solemnity. Gloria, creed; Preface of Sacred Heart
 Dt 7:6-11; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8+10; Dt 7:6-11; Mt 11:25-30.
Hours of the solemnity. Te Deum
Jun 24 Saturday
whiteBirth of St John the BaptistSolemnity
Mass of the solemnity; gloria, creed, preface of the solemnity.
 Vigil of John the Baptist Vigil Mass: Jr 1:4-10; Ps 71:1-6ab, 15ab+17; Vigil Mass: Jr 1:4-10; Lk 1:5-17.
 Birth of John the Baptist Mass of the Day: Is 49: 1-6; Ps 139: 1-3, 13-15; Mass of the Day: Is 49: 1-6; Lk 1: 57-66, 80.
 Hours of the solemnity; Te Deum
Jun 25 Sunday
greenTwelfth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Jr 20:10-13; Ps 69:8-10, 14+17, 33-35; Jr 20:10-13; Mt 10:26-33.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 4 of the Psalter.
Jun 26 Monday
greenMonday of the twelfth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 12:1-9; Ps 33:12-13, 18-19, 20, 22; Mt 7:1-5.
 Hours of the day.
Jun 27 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the twelfth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 13:2, 5-18; Ps 15:2-3, 3-4, 5; Mt 7:6, 12-14.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and Doctor of the ChurchOptional
Jun 28 Wednesday
redSt Irenaeus, bishop and martyrMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Gn 15:1-12, 17-18; Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9; Mt 7:15-20.
 Hours of the memorial.
Jun 29 Thursday
redSs Peter and Paul, apostlesSolemnity
Mass of the solemnity; gloria, creed, preface of the solemnity.
 Vigil of S. Peter and Paul Vigil Mass: Ac 3:1-10; Ps 19:2-3, 4-5; Vigil Mass: Ac 3:1-10; Jn 21:15-19.
 Ss. Peter and Paul Mass during the Day: Ac 12:1-11; Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Mass during the Day: Ac 12:1-11; Mt 16:13-19.
 Hours of the solemnity; Te Deum
Jun 30 Friday
greenFriday of the twelfth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 17:1, 9-10, 15-22; Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5; Mt 8:1-4.
 Hours of the day.
redFirst Martyrs of the Church of RomeOptional

July

Jul 1 Saturday
greenSaturday of the twelfth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 18:1-15; Luke 1:46-47, 48-49, 50, 53, 54-55; Mt 8:5-17.
 Hours of the day.
Jul 2 Sunday
greenThirteenth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 2Kings 4:8-11, 14-16; Ps 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19; 2 K 4:8-11, 14-16; Mt 10:37-42.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 1 of the Psalter.
Jul 3 Monday
redSt Thomas, apostleFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Ep 2:19-22 Ps 116: 1,2; Jn 20: 24-29.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Jul 4 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the thirteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 19:15-29; Ps 26:2-3, 9-10, 11-12; Mt 8:23-27.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Elizabeth of PortugalOptional
whiteBl. Catherine Jarrige, virgin 
whiteBl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, lay Dominican 
Jul 5 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the thirteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 21:5, 8-20; Ps 34:7-8, 10-11, 12-13; Mt 8:28-34.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Anthony Zaccaria, priestOptional
Jul 6 Thursday
greenThursday of the thirteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 22:1-19; Ps 115:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9; Mt 9:1-8.
 Hours of the day.
redSt Maria Goretti, virgin and martyrOptional
Jul 7 Friday
greenFriday of the thirteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 23:1-4, 19; 24:1-8, 62-67; Ps 106:1-2, 3-4, 4-5; Mt 9:9-13.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Benedict XI, friar and pope 
Jul 8 Saturday
greenSaturday of the thirteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 27:1-5, 15-29; Ps 135:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Mt 9:14-17.
 Hours of the day.
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
redBl. Adrian Fortescue, lay Dominican, husband and martyr 
Jul 9 Sunday
greenFourteenth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Zc 9:9-10; Ps 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14; Zc 9:9-10; Mt 11:25-30.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 2 of the Psalter.
Jul 10 Monday
greenMonday of the fourteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 28:10-22; Ps 91:1-2, 3-4, 14-15; Mt 9:18-26.
 Hours of the day.
Jul 11 Tuesday
whiteSt Benedict, abbotMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Gn 32:23-33; Ps 17:1, 2-3, 6-7, 8, 15; Mt 9:32-38.
 Hours of the memorial.
Jul 12 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the fourteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7, 17-24; Ps 33:2-3, 10-11, 18-19; Mt 10:1-7.
 Hours of the day.
Jul 13 Thursday
greenThursday of the fourteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 44:18-21, 23-29; 45:1-5; Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21; Mt 10:7-15.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt HenryOptional
whiteBl. James of Varazze, friar and bishop 
Jul 14 Friday
greenFriday of the fourteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Gn 46:1-7, 28-30; Ps 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40; Mt 10:16-23.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Camillus de Lellis, priestOptional
Jul 15 Saturday
whiteSt Bonaventure, bishop and doctorMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Gn 49:29-33; 50:15-24; Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7; Mt 10:24-33.
 Hours of the memorial.
Jul 16 Sunday
greenFifteenth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Is 55:10-11; Ps 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14; Is 55:10-11; Mt 13:1-23 or 13:1-9.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 3 of the Psalter.
Jul 17 Monday
greenMonday of the fifteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ex 1:8-14, 22; Ps 124:1-3, 4-6, 7-8; Mt 10:34-11:1.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Ceslaus of Poland, friar and priest Optional
Jul 18 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the fifteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ex 2:1-15; Ps 69:3, 14, 30-31, 33-34; Mt 11:20-24.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Bartholemew Fernandes dos Mártires, friar and bishop 
Jul 19 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the fifteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ex 3:1-6, 9-12; Ps 103; 1-2, 3-4, 6-7; Mt 11:25-27.
 Hours of the day.
Jul 20 Thursday
greenThursday of the fifteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ex 3:11-20; Ps 105:1, 5, 8-9, 24-25, 26-27; Mt 11:28-30.
 Hours of the day.
redSt Apollinaris, bishop and martyrOptional
Jul 21 Friday
greenFriday of the fifteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ex 11:10-12:14; Ps 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18; Mt 12:1-8.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Lawrence of Brindisi, priest and doctorOptional
Jul 22 Saturday
whiteSt Mary Magdalene, patroness of the OrderFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Sg 3: 1-4 or 2 Co 5: 14-17; Ps 62: 2-6, 8-9; r. 2;; Jn 20:1-2, 11-18.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Special optional texts for the Office of Readings in the Dominican Proper.
Jul 23 Sunday
greenSixteenth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Ws 12:13, 16-19; Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16; Ws 12:13, 16-19; Mt 13:24-43 or 13:24-30.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 4 of the Psalter.
Jul 24 Monday
greenMonday of the sixteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ex 14:5-18; Exod 15:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Mt 12:38-42.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Sharbel Makhluf, priestOptional
whiteBl. Augustine de Fango of Biella, friar and priest 
whiteBl. Jane of Orvieto, lay Dominican and virgin 
Jul 25 Tuesday
redSt James, apostleFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 2 Co 4:7-15 Ps 126:1-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6; Mt 20:20-28.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Jul 26 Wednesday
whiteSs Joachim and Ann, parents of Bl Virgin MaryMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Ex 16:1-5, 9-15; Ps 78:18-19, 23-24, 25-26, 27-28; Mt 13:1-9.
 Hours of the memorial.
Jul 27 Thursday
greenThursday of the sixteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20; Dan 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56; Mt 13:10-17.
 Hours of the day.
redBl. Robert Nutter, friar, priest and martyr 
Jul 28 Friday
greenFriday of the sixteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ex 20:1-17; Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11; Mt 13:18-23.
 Hours of the day.
Jul 29 Saturday
whiteSt MarthaMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 First reading and psalm of the weekday.   Gospel: Jn 11: 19-27 or Lk 10: 38-42.
 Weekday readings:Ex 24:3-8;  Ps 50:1-2, 5-6, 14-15
 Hours of the memorial.
Jul 30 Sunday
greenSeventeenth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 1 K 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119:57+72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130; 1 K 3:5, 7-12; Mt 13:44-52 or 13:44-46.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 1 of the Psalter.
Jul 31 Monday
whiteSt Ignatius of Loyola, priestMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Ex 32:15-24, 30-34; Ps 106:19-20, 21-22, 23; Mt 13:31-35.
 Hours of the memorial.

August

Aug 1 Tuesday
whiteSt Alphonsus Liguori, bishop and doctorMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Ex 33:7-11; 34:5-9, 28; Ps 103:6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13; Mt 13:35-43.
 Hours of the memorial.
Aug 2 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the seventeenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ex 34:29-35; Ps 99:5, 6, 7, 9; Mt 13:44-46.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Jane of Aza, mother of St. Dominic and Bl. Mannes Optional
whiteSt Eusebius of Vercelli, bishopOptional
whiteSt Peter Julian Eymard, priestOptional
Aug 3 Thursday
greenThursday of the seventeenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ex 40:16-21, 34-38; Ps 84:3, 4, 5-6, 8, 11; Mt 13:47-53.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Augustine Kazotic of Lucera, friar and bishop 
Aug 4 Friday
whiteSt John Vianney, priestMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Lv 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34-37; Ps 81:3-4, 5-6, 10-11; Mt 13:54-58.
 Hours of the memorial.
Aug 5 Saturday
greenSaturday of the seventeenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Lv 25:1, 8-17; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 7-8; Mt 14:1-12.
 Hours of the day.
whiteDedication of the Basilica of St Mary MajorOptional
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
Aug 6 Sunday
whiteTransfiguration of the LordFeast
Mass of the Feast; gloria, creed, preface of the Feast
Dn 7: 9-10, 13-14; ; Ps 96: 1-2, 5-6, 9; \n; Dn 7: 9-10, 13-14; ; Mt 17: 1-9
 Hours of the Feast; Te Deum
Aug 7 Monday
greenMonday of the eighteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Nb 11:4-15; Ps 81:12-13, 14-15, 16-17; Mt 14:13-21.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Cajetan, priestOptional
redSt Sixtus II, pope and martyr, and companions, martyrsOptional
Aug 8 Tuesday
whiteHOLY FATHER DOMINIC, PRIESTSolemnity
Mass of the solemnity; gloria, proper readings, sequence In caelestia hierarchia optional, creed, Preface of St Dominic I or II.
 Is 52: 7-10, Ps 96: 1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10; 2 Tim 4: 1-8; Mt 5: 13-19, or Mt 28: 16-20, or Lk 10: 1-9.
 Hours of the solemnity from the Proper of the Order of Preachers; Te Deum
Evening Prayer II of St Dominic.
OPPlenary indulgence under usual conditions for brethren who renew, at least privately, their resolve to fulfil faithfully the duties of their vocation. See Introduction.
Aug 9 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the eighteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Nb 13:1-2, 25-14:1, 26-29, 34-35; Ps 106:6-7, 13-14, 21-22, 23; Mt 15:21-28.
 Hours of the day.
redSt Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), virgin and martyr,Optional
Aug 10 Thursday
redSt Lawrence, deacon and martyrFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 2 Co 9:6-10 Ps 112:1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9; Jn 12:24-26.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Aug 11 Friday
whiteSt Clare, virginMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Dt 4:32-40; Ps 77:12-13, 14-15, 16, 21; Mt 16:24-28.
 Hours of the memorial.
Aug 12 Saturday
greenSaturday of the eighteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Dt 6:4-13; Ps 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51; Mt 17:14-20.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Jane Frances de Chantal, virginOptional
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
whiteBl John of Salerno, priest 
whiteBl. Aimon Tapparelli, priest 
redBl. Jean-Georges Thomas Rehm, friar and priest, and companions, martyrs 
Aug 13 Sunday
greenNineteenth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 1 K 19:9, 11-13; Ps 85:9a+10, 11-12, 13-14; 1 K 19:9, 11-13; Mt 14:22-33.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 3 of the Psalter.
Aug 14 Monday
redSt Maximillian Maria Kolbe, priest and martyrMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Dt 10:12-22; Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20; Mt 17:22-27.
 Hours of the memorial.
Aug 15 Tuesday
whiteASSUMPTION OF B.V. MARY, patroness of our provinceSolemnity
Mass of the Vigil or of the Day; gloria, proper readings, creed, Preface of the Assumption.
OPMass may begin with a Procession or Solemn Entrance, as in the Proper of the Order of Preachers. In this case, the Penitential Rite is omitted.
 Mass of the Vigil: 1 Ch 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2; Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14; 1 Co 15:54b-57; Lk 11:27-28.
 Mass of the Day: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Ps 45:10bc, 11, 12ab, 16; 1 Co 15:20-26; Lk 1:39-56.
 Hours of the solemnity; Te Deum.
OPPlenary indulgence under usual conditions for brethren who renew, at least privately, their resolve to fulfil faithfully the duties of their vocation. See Introduction.
Aug 16 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the nineteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Dt 34:1-12; Ps 661-3, 5, 8, 16-17; Mt 18:15-20.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Stephen of HungaryOptional
Aug 17 Thursday
whiteSt. Hyacinth of Poland, friar and priest Memorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Jos 3:7-11, 13-17; Ps 114:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Mt 18:21-19:1.
 Hours of the memorial.
Aug 18 Friday
greenFriday of the nineteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Jos 24:1-13; Ps 136:1-3, 16-18, 21-22, 24; Mt 19:3-12.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Mannes (or Mames), friar, priest and brother of St. Dominic Optional
Aug 19 Saturday
greenSaturday of the nineteenth week.
Mass of the day.
 Jos 24:14-29; Ps 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11; Mt 19:13-15.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt John Eudes, priestOptional
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
whiteBl. Jordan de Rivalto of Pisa, friar and priest 
Aug 20 Sunday
greenTwentieth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Is 56:1, 6-7; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6+8; Is 56:1, 6-7; Mt 15:21-28.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 4 of the Psalter.
Aug 21 Monday
whiteSt Pius X, popeMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Jg 2:11-19; Ps 106:34-35, 36-37, 39-40, 43, 44; Mt 19:16-22.
 Hours of the memorial.
Aug 22 Tuesday
whiteQueenship of Bl. V. MaryMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Jg 6:11-24; Ps 85:9, 11-12, 13-14; Mt 19:23-30.
 Hours of the memorial.
Aug 23 Wednesday
whiteSt Rose Flores of Lima, lay Dominican and virgin Memorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Jg 9:6-15; Ps 21:2-3, 4-5, 6-7; Mt 20:1-16.
 Hours of the memorial.
Aug 24 Thursday
redSt Bartholomew, apostleFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Rv 21:9b-14;  Ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 17-18; ; Jn 1:45-51.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Aug 25 Friday
greenFriday of the twentieth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14-16, 22; Ps 146:5-6, 7, 8-9, 9, 10; Mt 22:34-40.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Joseph Calasanz, priestOptional
whiteSt LouisOptional
Aug 26 Saturday
greenSaturday of the twentieth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ruth 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17; Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4, 5; Mt 23:1-12.
 Hours of the day.
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
whiteBl. James Bianconi of Bevagna, friar and priest 
Aug 27 Sunday
greenTwenty-First Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Is 22:15, 19-23 ; Ps 138:1-2a, 2b-3, 6+8; Is 22:15, 19-23 ; Mt 16:13-20.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 1 of the Psalter.
Aug 28 Monday
whiteSt Augustine, bishop and Doctor of the Church Feast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Col 3: 12-17 Ps 100: 2-3,4,5; Jn 17: 14-23a.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Aug 29 Tuesday
redBeheading of St John the Baptist, martyrMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Jr 1:17-19 Ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5-6ab, 15ab+17  Gospel: Mk 6:17-29.
 Hours of the memorial.
Aug 30 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the twenty-first week.
Mass of the day.
 1 Th 2:9-13; Ps 139:7-8, 9-10, 11-12; Mt 23:27-32.
 Hours of the day.
Aug 31 Thursday
greenThursday of the twenty-first week.
Mass of the day.
 1 Th 3:7-13; Ps 90:3-4, 12-13, 14, 17; Mt 24:42-51.
 Hours of the day.

September

Sep 1 Friday
greenFriday of the twenty-first week.
Mass of the day.
 1 Th 4:1-8; Ps 97:1, 2, 5-6, 10, 11-12; Mt 25:1-13.
 Hours of the day.
Australia
violet  Spring Ember Day
  A day of penance and prayer.
 MASS and readings from the Masses for Various Needs and Occasions.
Eucharistic Prayer for Various Needs and Occasions is recommended.
 Liturgy of the Hours as above.
Sep 2 Saturday
greenSaturday of the twenty-first week.
Mass of the day.
 1 Th 4:9-12; Ps 98:1, 7-8, 9; Mt 25:14-30.
 Hours of the day.
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
whiteBl. Guala of Bergamo, friar and bishop 
whiteBl. Ingrid Skänninge, widow and nun 
Sep 3 Sunday
greenTwenty-Second Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Jr 20:7-9; Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9; Jr 20:7-9; Mt 16:21-27.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 2 of the Psalter.
Sep 4 Monday
greenMonday of the twenty-second week.
Mass of the day.
 1 Th 4:13-18; Ps 96:1, 3, 4-5, 11-12, 13; Lk 4:16-30.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Catherine Mattei of Racconigi, lay Dominican and virgin 
Sep 5 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the twenty-second week.
Mass of the day.
 1 Th 5:1-6, 9-11; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Lk 4:31-37.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Jean Joseph Lataste, priest & friar 
Sep 6 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the twenty-second week.
Mass of the day.
 Col 1:1-8; Ps 52:10, 11; Lk 4:38-44.
 Hours of the day.
redBb. Michael (John Francis) Czartorysky, priest, and Julia Stanislava Rodzinska, virgin and sister, martyrs 
whiteBl. Bertrand of Garrigue, friar and priest 
Sep 7 Thursday
greenThursday of the twenty-second week.
Mass of the day.
 Col 1:9-14; Ps 98:2-3, 3-4, 5-6; Lk 5:1-11.
 Hours of the day.
Sep 8 Friday
whiteBirthday of the Blessed Virgin MaryFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Mi 5:1-4a or Rm 8:28-30 Ps 13:6ab, 6cd; Mt 1:1-16, 18-23 or Mt 1:18-23.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Sep 9 Saturday
greenSaturday of the twenty-second week.
Mass of the day.
 Col 1:21-23; Ps 54:3-4, 6, 8; Lk 6:1-5.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Peter Claver, priestOptional
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
Sep 10 Sunday
greenTwenty-Third Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Ezk 33:7-9; Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Ezk 33:7-9; Mt 18:15-20.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 3 of the Psalter.
Sep 11 Monday
greenMonday of the twenty-third week.
Mass of the day.
 Col 1:24-2:3; Ps 62:6-7, 9; Lk 6:6-11.
 Hours of the day.
Sep 12 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the twenty-third week.
Mass of the day.
 Col 2:6-15; Ps 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11; Lk 6:12-19.
 Hours of the day.
whiteMost Holy Name of MaryOptional
Sep 13 Wednesday
whiteSt John Chrysostom, bishop and doctorMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Col 3:1-11; Ps 145:2-3, 10-11, 12-13; Lk 6:20-26.
 Hours of the memorial.
Sep 14 Thursday
redTriumph of the Holy CrossFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Nb 21: 4-9 Ps 78:1-2, 34-38; Jn 3: 13-17.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Mass of the feast; Gloria; Preface of the Holy Cross, or of the Passion I
Sep 15 Friday
whiteOur Lady of SorrowsMemorial
Mass of the memorial. Sequence optional. Gospel proper; Preface of B.V. Mary I or II.
 Heb 5: 7-9 Ps 31: 2-6, 15-16, 20.  Gospel: Jn 19:25-27 or Lk 2: 33-35.
 Hours of the memorial.
Sep 16 Saturday
redSs Cornelius, pope and martyr , and Cyprian, bishop and martyrMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 1 Tm 1:15-17; Ps 113:1-2, 3-4, 5, 6-7; Lk 6:43-49.
 Hours of the memorial.
Sep 17 Sunday
greenTwenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Si 27:30-28:7; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12; Si 27:30-28:7; Mt 18:21-35.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 4 of the Psalter.
Sep 18 Monday
whiteSt Juan Macias, friar and religious Memorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 1 Tm 2:1-8; Ps 28:2, 7, 8-9; Lk 7:1-10.
 Hours of the memorial.
Sep 19 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the twenty-fourth week.
Mass of the day.
 1 Tm 3:1-13; Ps 101:1-2, 2-3, 5, 6; Lk 7:11-17.
 Hours of the day.
redSt Januarius, bishop and martyrOptional
Sep 20 Wednesday
redSt Andrew Kim Taegon, priest, St Paul Chong Hasang and their companions, martyrsMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 1 Tm 3:14-16; Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Lk 7:31-35.
 Hours of the memorial.
Sep 21 Thursday
redSt Matthew, apostle and evangelistFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Ep 4:1-7, 11-13 Ps 19:2-3, 4-5; Mt 9:9-13.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Sep 22 Friday
greenFriday of the twenty-fourth week.
Mass of the day.
 1 Tm 6:2-12; Ps 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20; Lk 8:1-3.
 Hours of the day.
redBl Hyacinth Serrano López, priest, and companions, martyrs in Spain 
whiteBl. Francis de Posadas, priest 
Sep 23 Saturday
whiteSt Pius of Pietrelcina, priestMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 1 Tm 6:13-16; Ps 100:2, 3, 4, 5; Lk 8:4-15.
 Hours of the memorial.
Sep 24 Sunday
greenTwenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Is 55:6-9; Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18; Is 55:6-9; Mt 20:1-16.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 1 of the Psalter.
Sep 25 Monday
greenMonday of the twenty-fifth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ezra 1:1-6; Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6; Lk 8:16-18.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Mark Scalabrini of Modena, friar and priest 
Sep 26 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the twenty-fifth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ezra 6:7-8, 12, 14-20; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5; Lk 8:19-21.
 Hours of the day.
redSs Cosmas and Damian, martyrsOptional
whiteBl. Lawrence of Ripafratta, friar and priest 
whiteBl. Paul VI (where allowed by indult) 
Sep 27 Wednesday
whiteSt Vincent de Paul, priestMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Ezra 9:5-9; Tob 13:2, 3-4, 6cd, 7-8, 6fg; Lk 9:1-6.
 Hours of the memorial.
Sep 28 Thursday
redSt Dominic Ibañez de Erquicia & St. James Kyushei Tomonaga, friars and priests, St. Lawrence Ruiz, lay Dominican and husband, & comp, martyrsMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Hg 1:1-8; Ps 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9; Lk 9:7-9.
 Hours of the memorial.
Sep 29 Friday
whiteSs Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, archangelsFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12:7-12a Ps 138:1-2a, 2bc-3, 4-5; Jn 1:47-51.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Sep 30 Saturday
whiteSt Jerome, priest and doctorMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Zc 2:5-9, 14-15; Jer 31:10, 11-12, 13; Lk 9:43-45.
 Hours of the memorial.

October

Oct 1 Sunday
greenTwenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Ezk 18:25-28; Ps 125:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Ezk 18:25-28; Mt 21:28-32.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 2 of the Psalter.
Oct 2 Monday
whiteHoly Guardian AngelsMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Ex 23:20-23;  Ps 91:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 10-11;   Gospel: Mt 18:1-5, 10.
 Hours of the memorial.
Oct 3 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the twenty-sixth week.
Mass of the day.
 Zc 8:20-23; Ps 87:1-3, 4-5, 6-7; Lk 9:51-56.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Dominic Spadafora, friar and priest 
Oct 4 Wednesday
whiteHoly Father Francis of Assisi, deacon Feast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Si 50: 1, 3-7 or Ga 6:14-18  Ps 16: 1-2a,5,7-8,11; Mt 11: 25-30.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Oct 5 Thursday
greenThursday of the twenty-sixth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ne 8:1-4, 5-6, 7-12; Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11; Lk 10:1-12.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Raymond delle Vigne of Capua, friar, priest and Master of the Order Optional
Oct 6 Friday
greenFriday of the twenty-sixth week.
Mass of the day.
 Ba 1:15-22; Ps 79:1-2, 3-5, 8, 9; Lk 10:13-16.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Bruno, priestOptional
whiteBl. Bartolo Longo, lay Dominican 
Oct 7 Saturday
whiteOur Lady of the Rosary Feast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Zach 2: 14-17 or 1 Chr 15: 3-4,15-16, 16:1-2 or Ac 1: 12-14 Lc 1: 46-47,48-49,50-51,52-53,54-55; Lk 1: 26-38.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Traditional day in our province for putting off the black cappa.
Oct 8 Sunday
greenTwenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Is 5:1-7; Ps 80:9+12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20; Is 5:1-7; Mt 21:33-43.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 3 of the Psalter.
Oct 9 Monday
whiteSt Louis Bertrán, friar and priest Memorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Jon 1:1-2:1, 11; Jonah 2:2, 3, 4, 5, 8; Lk 10:25-37.
 Hours of the memorial.
Oct 10 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the twenty-seventh week.
Mass of the day.
 Jon 3:1-10; Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 7-8; Lk 10:38-42.
 Hours of the day.
Oct 11 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the twenty-seventh week.
Mass of the day.
 Jon 4:1-11; Ps 86:3-4, 5-6, 9-10; Lk 11:1-4.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt John XXIII, popeOptional
whiteBl. James Griesinger of Ulm, friar and religious 
Oct 12 Thursday
greenThursday of the twenty-seventh week.
Mass of the day.
 Ml 3:13-20; Ps 1:1, 1-2, 3, 4, 6; Lk 11:5-13.
 Hours of the day.
Oct 13 Friday
greenFriday of the twenty-seventh week.
Mass of the day.
 Jl 1:13-15; 2:1-2; Ps 9:2-3, 6, 16, 8-9; Lk 11:15-26.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Magdalen Panatieri, lay Dominican and virgin 
Oct 14 Saturday
greenSaturday of the twenty-seventh week.
Mass of the day.
 Jl 4:12-21; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12; Lk 11:27-28.
 Hours of the day.
redSt Callistus I, pope and martyrOptional
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
whiteBl. Mary Poussepin, sister and virgin  
Oct 15 Sunday
greenTwenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Is 25:6-10; Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; Is 25:6-10; Mt 22:1-14 or 22:1-10.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 4 of the Psalter.
Oct 16 Monday
greenMonday of the twenty-eighth week.
Mass of the day.
 Rm 1:1-7; Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4; Lk 11:29-32.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Hedwig, religious; Margaret Mary Alacoque, virginOptional
whiteSt Margaret Mary AlacoqueOptional
Oct 17 Tuesday
redSt Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyrMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Rm 1:16-25; Ps 19:2-3, 4-5; Lk 11:37-41.
 Hours of the memorial.
Oct 18 Wednesday
redSt Luke, evangelistFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 2 Tm 4:9-17b;  Ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 17-18; ; Lk 10:1-9.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Oct 19 Thursday
greenThursday of the twenty-eighth week.
Mass of the day.
 Rm 3:21-29; Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Lk 11:47-54.
 Hours of the day.
redSs John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests, and companions, martyrsOptional
whiteSt Paul of the Cross, priestOptional
whiteBl. Agnes of Jesus Galand, nun and virgin  
whiteSt Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, virgin 
Oct 20 Friday
greenFriday of the twenty-eighth week.
Mass of the day.
 Rm 4:1-8; Ps 32:1-2, 5, 11; Lk 12:1-7.
 Hours of the day.
Oct 21 Saturday
greenSaturday of the twenty-eighth week.
Mass of the day.
 Rm 4:13, 16-18; Ps 105:6-7, 8-9, 42-43; Lk 12:8-12.
 Hours of the day.
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
whiteBl. Peter Capucci of Città di Castello, friar and priest 
Oct 22 Sunday
greenTwenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96:1+3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10; Is 45:1, 4-6; Mt 22:15-21.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 1 of the Psalter.
Oct 23 Monday
greenMonday of the twenty-ninth week.
Mass of the day.
 Rm 4:20-25; Luke 1:69-70, 71-72, 73, 75; Lk 12:13-21.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt John of Capistrano, priestOptional
Oct 24 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the twenty-ninth week.
Mass of the day.
 Rm 5:12, 15, 17-19, 20-21; Ps 40:7-8, 89, 10, 17; Lk 12:35-38.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Anthony of Claret, bishopOptional
Oct 25 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the twenty-ninth week.
Mass of the day.
 Rm 6:12-18; Ps 124:1-3, 4-6, 7-8; Lk 12:39-48.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Peter of Geremia, friar and priest 
Oct 26 Thursday
greenThursday of the twenty-ninth week.
Mass of the day.
 Rm 6:19-23; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6; Lk 12:49-53.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Damian Furcheri of Finale, friar and priest 
Oct 27 Friday
greenFriday of the twenty-ninth week.
Mass of the day.
 Rm 7:18-25; Ps 119:66, 68, 76, 77, 93, 94; Lk 12:54-59.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Bartholomew of Vicenza, friar and bishop 
Oct 28 Saturday
redSs. Simon and Jude, apostlesFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Ep 2: 19-22 Ps 19: 2-5; Lk 6: 12-16.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Oct 29 Sunday
greenThirtieth Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Ex 22:20-26; Ps 18:2-3a, 3b-4, 47+51; Ex 22:20-26; Mt 22:34-40.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 2 of the Psalter.
Oct 30 Monday
greenMonday of the thirtieth week.
Mass of the day.
 Rm 8:12-17; Ps 68:2, 4, 6-7, 20-21; Lk 13:10-17.
 Hours of the day.
redBb. Terence Albert O'Brien, bishop, & Peter Higgins, priest, friars and martyrs 
whiteBl. Benvenuta Bojani, lay Dominican and virgin 
Oct 31 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the thirtieth week.
Mass of the day.
 Rm 8:18-25; Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6; Lk 13:18-21.
 Hours of the day.

November

Nov 1 Wednesday
whiteALL SAINTSSolemnity
Mass of the solemnity; gloria, creed, preface of the solemnity.
 All saints Rv 7: 2-4, 9-14;; Ps 24: 1-6;; Rev 7: 2-4, 9-14;; Mt 5: 1-12.
 Hours of the solemnity; Te Deum
Nov 2 Thursday
black or violetCommemoration of All the Faithful Departed
Mass 1, 2 or 3 of All Souls; reading from the Common; Preface of Christian Death I - V
Priests may celebrate three Masses; second is offered for all faithful departed, third for intentions of the Pope.
Hours of the Commemoration from the Office of the Dead, except for texts that are proper.
OPL.C.O. 70, § 1 : From All Souls' Day to Advent, every priest shall celebrate one Mass and brothers who are not priests shall participate in one Mass for deceased brothers, sisters, familiars, and benefactors.
Nov 3 Friday
whiteSt Martin de Porres, friar and religious Feast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Is 58: 6-11 Ps 145 10-11, 12-13ab, 17-18; Lk 10: 25-37, or Mt 11: 25-30.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Nov 4 Saturday
whiteSt Charles Borromeo, bishopMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Rm 11:1-2, 11-12, 25-29; Ps 94:12-13, 14-15, 17-18; Lk 14:1, 7-11.
 Hours of the memorial.
Nov 5 Sunday
greenThirty-First Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Ml 1:14-2:2, 8-10; Ps 131:1, 2, 3; Ml 1:14-2:2, 8-10; Mt 23:1-12.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 3 of the Psalter.
Nov 6 Monday
redBl. Alphonsus Navarrete, Friars and Priests, and Companions, Martyrs in Japan Memorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Rm 11:29-36; Ps 69:30-31, 33-34, 36-37; Lk 14:12-14.
 Hours of the memorial.
Nov 7 Tuesday
whiteAll Saints of the Order of Preachers Feast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Si 44: 1-15, or 2 Co 6: 4-10 Ps 24: 1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; Mk 10: 28-30.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Plenary indulgence under the usual conditions for brethren who renew, at least privately, their resolve to fulfil faithfully the duties of their vocation. See the Introduction.
Nov 8 Wednesday
black or violetAnniversary of Deceased Brothers and SistersCommemoration
Mass of the Commemoration; Preface of Christian Death I – V.
Reading from the Lectionary for Masses of the Dead.
Hours of the Commemoration, from the Office of the Dead.\n
OPTexts in the Dominican Proper
Nov 9 Thursday
whiteDedication of the Basilica of St John LateranFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Ez 47: 1-2, 8-9, 12 Ps 45: 2-3, 5-6, 8-9.; Jn 2: 13-22.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Nov 10 Friday
whiteSt Leo the Great, pope and doctorMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Rm 15:14-21; Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4; Lk 16:1-8.
 Hours of the memorial.
Nov 11 Saturday
whiteSt Martin of Tours, bishopMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Rm 16:3-9, 16, 22-27; Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 10-11; Lk 16:9-15.
 Hours of the memorial.
Nov 12 Sunday
greenThirty-Second Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Ws 6:12-16; Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8; Ws 6:12-16; Mt 25:1-13.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 4 of the Psalter.
Nov 13 Monday
greenMonday of the thirty-second week.
Mass of the day.
 Ws 1:1-7; Ps 139:1-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-10; Lk 17:1-6.
 Hours of the day.
Nov 14 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the thirty-second week.
Mass of the day.
 Ws 2:23-3:9; Ps 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19; Lk 17:7-10.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. John Liccio, friar and priest 
whiteBl. Lucy Broccadelli of Narni, virgin 
Nov 15 Wednesday
whiteSt. Albert the Great, friar, bishop and Doctor of the Church Feast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Si 6: 18-21, 33-37 or Jm 3: 13-18;  Ps 119: 9-14; ; Mt 25: 14-23.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum
Nov 16 Thursday
greenThursday of the thirty-second week.
Mass of the day.
 Ws 7:22-8:1; Ps 119:89, 90, 91, 130, 135, 175; Lk 17:20-25.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Gertrude, virginOptional
whiteSt Margaret of ScotlandOptional
Nov 17 Friday
whiteSt Elizabeth of Hungary, religiousMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 Ws 13:1-9; Ps 19:2-3,4-5; Lk 17:26-37.
 Hours of the memorial.
Nov 18 Saturday
greenSaturday of the thirty-second week.
Mass of the day.
 Ws 18:14-16; 19:6-9; Ps 105:2-3, 36-37, 42-43; Lk 18:1-8.
 Hours of the day.
whiteDedication of the churches of Peter and Paul, apostlesOptional
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
Nov 19 Sunday
greenThirty-Third Sunday of the Year
Mass of the Sunday; gloria, creed.
 Pr 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5; Pr 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Mt 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-20a.
 Hours of the Sunday. Te Deum.
Week 1 of the Psalter.
Nov 20 Monday
greenMonday of the thirty-third week.
Mass of the day.
 1 M 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63; Ps 119:53, 61, 134, 150, 155, 158; Lk 18:35-43.
 Hours of the day.
Nov 21 Tuesday
whitePresentation of MaryMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 2 M 6:18-31; Ps 3:2-3, 4-5, 6-8; Lk 19:1-10.
 Hours of the memorial.
Nov 22 Wednesday
redSt Cecilia, virgin and martyrMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 2 M 7:1, 20-31; Ps 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15; Lk 19:11-28.
 Hours of the memorial.
Nov 23 Thursday
greenThursday of the thirty-third week.
Mass of the day.
 1 M 2:15-29; Ps 50:1-2, 5-6, 14-15; Lk 19:41-44.
 Hours of the day.
redSt Clement I, pope and martyrOptional
whiteSt Columban, abbotOptional
Nov 24 Friday
redSt Ignatius Delgado, friar & bishop, St Vincent Liem, friar and priest, St Dominic An-Kham, lay Dominican & father, and comp, martyrs in VietnamMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of the weekday, or of the saint.
 1 M 4:36-37, 52-59; 1 Chr 29:10, 11, 11-12, 12; Lk 19:45-48.
 Hours of the memorial.
Nov 25 Saturday
greenSaturday of the thirty-third week.
Mass of the day.
 1 M 6:1-13; Ps 9:2-3, 4, 6, 16, 19; Lk 20:27-40.
 Hours of the day.
whiteSt Catherine of Alexandria or of SinaiOptional
white / green
OP
Saturday Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Supplementary texts for Mass and Office in the Dominican Proper
Optional
   
Nov 26 Sunday
whiteOur Lord Jesus Christ, Universal KingSolemnity
Mass of the Solemnity; gloria, creed.
 Ezk 34:11-12, 15-17; Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5-6; Ezk 34:11-12, 15-17; Mt 25:31-46 .
 Hours of the Solemnity. Te Deum.
Week 2 of the Psalter.
Nov 27 Monday
greenMonday of the thirty-fourth week.
Mass of the day.
 Dn 1:1-6, 8-20; Dan 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56; Lk 21:1-4.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Margaret of Savoy, nun and widow 
Nov 28 Tuesday
greenTuesday of the thirty-fourth week.
Mass of the day.
 Dn 2:31-45; Dan 3:57, 58, 59, 60, 61; Lk 21:5-11.
 Hours of the day.
Nov 29 Wednesday
greenWednesday of the thirty-fourth week.
Mass of the day.
 Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Dan 3:62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67; Lk 21:12-19.
 Hours of the day.
Nov 30 Thursday
redSt Andrew, apostleFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, preface of the feast.
 Rm 10: 9-18; Ps 19:2-5; Mt 4: 18-22.
 Hours of the feast; Te Deum

December

Dec 1 Friday
greenFriday of the thirty-fourth week.
Mass of the day.
 Dn 7:2-14; Dan 3:75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81; Lk 21:29-33.
 Hours of the day.
whiteBl. John of Vercelli, friar, priest and Master of the Order 
Dec 2 Saturday
greenSaturday of the thirty-fourth week.
Mass of the day.
 Dn 7:15-27; Dan 3:82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87; Lk 21:34-36.
 Hours of the day.
 
ADVENT SEASON
A new Liturgical Year Begins with the First Sunday of Advent.

Sunday cycle: B Weekday cycle: 2

(Volume I of the Liturgy of the Hours.)
Dec 3 Sunday
violetFirst Sunday of AdventPsalter Week 1
Mass of the Sunday; creed; the Gloria is omitted. Preface of Advent I. Ritual and funeral Masses are prohibited.
 Is 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7; Ps 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; Is 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7; Mk 13:33-37.
Hours of the Sunday; Te Deum. Evening Prayer II of Sunday.
Dec 4 Monday
violetMonday of the first week in Advent.
Mass of the day. Preface of Advent I
 Is 2:1-5 (or Is 4:2-6 in Year A); Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9; Mt 8:5-11.
Hours of the day.
whiteSt John Damascene, priest and doctorOptional
Dec 5 Tuesday
violetTuesday of the first week in Advent.
Mass of the day. Preface of Advent I
 Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Lk 10:21-24.
Hours of the day.
Dec 6 Wednesday
violetWednesday of the first week in Advent.
Mass of the day. Preface of Advent I
 Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; Mt 15:29-37.
Hours of the day.
whiteSt Nicholas, bishopOptional
Dec 7 Thursday
whiteSt Ambrose, bishop and doctorMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Advent I or of the saint.
Is 26:1-6; Ps 118:1+8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21, 24-27.
Hours of the saint.
Dec 8 Friday
whiteImmaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MarySolemnity
Mass of the solemnity; gloria, creed, preface of the solemnity.
Gn 3:9-15, 20; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3bc-4; Gn 3:9-15, 20; Lk 1:26-38.
Hours of the solemnity; Te Deum
OPTexts in the Dominican Proper.
Dec 9 Saturday
violetSaturday of the first week in Advent.
Mass of the day. Preface of Advent I
 Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Mt 9:35-10:1, 6-8.
Hours of the day.
whiteSt Juan Diego Cuatitlatoatzin, hermitOptional
Dec 10 Sunday
violetSecond Sunday of AdventPsalter Week 2
Mass of the Sunday; creed; the Gloria is omitted. Preface of Advent I. Ritual and funeral Masses are prohibited.
 Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14; Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Mk 1:1-8.
Hours of the Sunday; Te Deum. Evening Prayer II of Sunday.
Dec 11 Monday
violetMonday of the second week in Advent.
Mass of the day. Preface of Advent I
 Is 35:1-10; Ps 85:9ab+10, 11-12, 13-14; Lk 5:17-26.
Hours of the day.
whiteSt Damasus I, popeOptional
Dec 12 Tuesday
violetTuesday of the second week in Advent.
Mass of the day. Preface of Advent I
 Is 40:1-11; Ps 96:1-2, 3+10ac, 11-12, 13; Mt 18:12-14.
Hours of the day.
whiteOur Lady of GuadelupeOptional
Anniversary of the Foundation of the Province (1950) 
Dec 13 Wednesday
redSt Lucy, virgin and martyrMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Advent I or of the saint.
Is 40:25-31; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8+10; Mt 11:28-30.
Hours of the saint.
Dec 14 Thursday
whiteSt John of the Cross, priest and doctorMemorial
Mass of the memorial; preface of Advent I or of the saint.
Is 41:13-20; Ps 145:1+9, 10-11, 12-13ab; Mt 11:11-15.
Hours of the saint.
Dec 15 Friday
violetFriday of the second week in Advent.
Mass of the day. Preface of Advent I
 Is 48:17-19; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4+6; Mt 11:16-19.
Hours of the day.
Dec 16 Saturday
violetSaturday of the second week in Advent.
Mass of the day. Preface of Advent I
 Si 48:1-4, 9-11; Ps 80:2ac+3b, 15-16, 18-19; Mt 17:9a, 10-13.
Hours of the day.
whiteBl. Sebastian Maggi, friar and priest 
Dec 17 Sunday
violetThird Sunday of AdventPsalter Week 3
or roseGaudete Sunday
Mass of the Sunday; creed; the Gloria is omitted. Preface of Advent II. Ritual and funeral Masses are prohibited.
 Is 61:1-2, 10-11; Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54; Is 61:1-2, 10-11; Jn 1:6-8, 19-28.
Hours of the Sunday; Te Deum. Evening Prayer II of Sunday.
 Organ may be played solo; flowers may decorate the altar today. (PS 25). 
Dec 18 Monday
violet18 December.
Mass of 18 December; preface of Advent II
 Jr 23:5-8; Ps 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19; Mt 1:18-25.
Hours of 18 December
Dec 19 Tuesday
violet19 December.
Mass of 19 December; preface of Advent II
 Jg 13:2-7, 24-25a; Ps 71:3-4a, 5-6ab, 16-17; Lk 1:5-25.
Hours of 19 December
Dec 20 Wednesday
violet20 December.
Mass of 20 December; preface of Advent II
 Is 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; Lk 1:26-38.
Hours of 20 December
whiteSt Dominic of Silos, priestCommemoration
Dec 21 Thursday
violet21 December.
Mass of 21 December; preface of Advent II
 Sg 2:8-14 or Zp 3:14-18a; Ps 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21; Lk 1:39-45.
Hours of 21 December
whiteSt Peter Canisius, priest and doctorOptional
Dec 22 Friday
violet22 December.
Mass of 22 December; preface of Advent II
 1 S 1:24-28; 1 Sam 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd; Lk 1:46-56.
Hours of 22 December
OP Anniversary of the approval of our Order (1216). Special prayers for this intention may be made at Mass and at Vespers.
Dec 23 Saturday
violet23 December.
Mass of 23 December; preface of Advent II
 Ml 3:1-4, 23-24; Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-9, 10+14; Lk 1:57-66.
Hours of 23 December
whiteSt John of Kanty, priestOptional
Dec 24 Sunday
violetFourth Sunday of AdventPsalter Week 4
Mass of the Sunday; creed; the Gloria is omitted. Preface of Advent II. Ritual and funeral Masses are prohibited.
 2 S 7:1-5, 8-11, 16 (; Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27+29; 2 S 7:1-5, 8-11, 16 (; Lk 1:26-38.
Hours of the Sunday; Te Deum. Evening Prayer I of Christmas Day.
Dec 25 Monday
whiteCHRISTMAS DAY,
THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Solemnity with octave
Holy Day of Obligation
For pastoral reasons, the texts of the Midnight Mass may be used at the Vigil. Priests may celebrate or concelebrate three Masses.
Mass of the Vigil, Midnight, Dawn or Day Mass; gloria, creed, sequence Laetabundus optional
Readings:
  Vigil Mass: Is 62:1-5; Ps 89:4-5,16-17,27,29; Ac 13:16-17, 22-25; Mt 1:1-25 or Mt 1:18-25.
  Midnight Mass: Is 9: 1-7; Ps 96: 1-3, 11-13 Tit 2: 11-14; Lk 2: 1-14.
  Dawn Mass: Is 62: 11-12; Ps 97: 1, 6, 11-12 Tit 3:4-7; Lk 2: 15-20.
  Mass During the Day: Is 52: 7-10; Ps 98: 1-6; Hb 1: 1-6 Jn 1: 1-18.
All genuflect in the creed at "...and became man."
Christmas Preface I - III
Special Communicantes in Roman Canon (throughout octave.)
OPAt Mass during the Day the sequence Laetabundus may be used.
Hours of Christmas; Te Deum.
OPBefore Mass at midnight on Christmas it is appropriate that the Office of Readings be celebrated as a vigil. (GILH,n.215) At the conclusion of this celebration, as is the custom in the liturgical tradition of our Order, the Genealogy according to Matthew (1:1-16) may be sung. If necessary, the chant, that is the solemn proclamation of the Genealogy, may be sung in the manner proper to the gospel by a cantor who is not a deacon
OPPlenary indulgence under usual conditions for brethren who renew, at least privately, their resolve to fulfil faithfully the duties of their vocation. See the Introduction
Dec 26 Tuesday
redSt Stephen, protomartyrFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, sequence optional.
Christmas Preface I - III
Special Communicantes in Roman Canon.
Morning hours of the feast; Te Deum
  Evening Prayer I of the Octave.
 Ac 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Ps 31:3cd-4, 6ab+7b+8a, 17+21ab [ Mt 10:17-22
Dec 27 Wednesday
whiteSt John, apostle and evangelistFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, sequence optional.
Christmas Preface I - III
Special Communicantes in Roman Canon.
Morning hours of the feast; Te Deum; Evening Prayer of Octave of Christmas.
  Evening Prayer I of the Octave.
 1 Jn 1:1-4 Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12 Jn 20:2-8
Dec 28 Thursday
redThe Holy Innocents, martyrsFeast
Mass of the feast; gloria, sequence optional.
Christmas Preface I - III
Special Communicantes in Roman Canon.
Morning hours of the feast; Te Deum; Evening Prayer of Octave of Christmas.
  Evening Prayer I of the Octave.
 1 Jn 1:5-2:2 Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7b-8 Mt 2:13-18
Dec 29 Friday
whiteFifth day in the Octave of Christmas
Mass of the day; gloria, sequence Laetabundus optional; preface of Christmas I - III
1 Jn 2:3-11; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 5b-6; Lk 2:22-35.
Hours of the day.Te Deum.
redSt Thomas Becket, bishop and martyrOptional
Dec 30 Saturday
whiteSixth day in the Octave of Christmas
Mass of the day; gloria, sequence Laetabundus optional; preface of Christmas I - III
1 Jn 2:12-17; Ps 96:7-8a, 8b-9, 10; Lk 2:36-40.
Hours of the day.Te Deum.
Dec 31 Sunday
whiteHOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH
Mass of the feast; gloria, creed. Christmas Preface I - III. Special Communicantes in Roman Canon.
Feast
 Si 3:2-6, 12-14; Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5; Si 3:2-6, 12-14; Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40.
Hours of the feast. Te Deum. 
whiteSt Sylvester I, popeOptional

APPENDIX I

Epiphany Proclamation 2017

On the Epiphany of the Lord, after the singing of the Gospel, a Deacon or cantor, in keeping with an ancient practice of Holy Church, announces from the ambo the moveable feasts of the current year according to this formula:

Know, dear brothers and sisters,
that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ,
so by God's mercy we announce to you also
the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Saviour:
On the first day of March will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Season of Lent..
On the sixteenth day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Holy Passover of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
On the twenty-eighth day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
On the fourth day of June the feast of Pentecost;
on the eighteenth day of the same month, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
On the third day of December the first Sunday of the Advent of our Lord, Jesus Christ,
to whom is honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.



Appendix II

Prayer Dedicating the Order of Preachers to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Virgin Mother Mary, with trust we approach you. We, your preachers, fly to you who believed in the words sent from heaven and pondered them in your heart. We stand close around you, who are always present to the gathering of apostles.

In you the Word was made flesh, that same Word which we receive, contemplate, praise together and preach. Therefore, under your guidance we today devote ourselves anew to the ministry of the Word. Furthermore, we declare to you that, hearing with you the Word within ourselves and anointed by the Spirit, whose sacred vessel you pre-eminently are, we are consecrated in the name of Jesus Christ to the evangelization of the world.

With the eyes of your heart enlightened, you understood the mystery of the Word. Through you we, too, are able to perceive the presence of that same Word in the history of our time, so that we may finally contemplate him face to face.

Through you the Father sent his Son into the world that he might save it. Through you we will be powerful in the sight of your people, becoming witnesses of that truth which frees and of that love which unites.

To this place we have brought our needs and here we ponder them. Do you, Mother, give us strength and preserve the harmony of our family, so that what was begun by our profession may be brought to completion by our love for one another, for the salvation of the world and to the praise and glory of God.



Appendix III

24 December : Proclamation of the Lord's Birth

If celebrated at Morning Prayer, the Proclamation comes after the Final Prayer, the blessing being omitted.
The cantor goes to the pulpit and immediately begins with the announcement of the following day.
The community remain standing in choir.

[Eight days before the Kalends of January, N. day of the lunar month.]

Innumerable ages having passed since the creation of the world,
when in the beginning God created heaven and earth and formed mankind after his own image;
many centuries after the flood, when the Most High placed his rainbow in the heavens as a sign of peace and of the covenant;
twenty-one centuries after the going forth of Abraham, our father in faith, from Ur of the Chaldees;
thirteen centuries from the exodus of the people of Israel out of Egypt, led by Moses;
about one thousand years from the anointing of David as King;
in the sixty-fifth week according to the prophecy of Daniel;
in the one hundred and ninety-fourth Olympiad;
in the year seven hundred and fifty-two from the founding of the city of Rome;
in the forty-second year of the rule of Caesar Octavian Augustus;
when the whole world was at peace:
Jesus Christ, eternal God and Son of the eternal Father, being pleased to hallow the world by His most gracious coming,
having been conceived of the Holy Spirit, and nine months having passed since His conception,
having become Man,
was born at Bethlehem in Judah of the Virgin Mary.

Here all kneel. At a sign from the prior, all rise and the reader continues:

The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.

The cantor may continue with the Martyrology for the day:

[At Rome, the commemoration of Saint Anastasia, a martyr of Sirmium in Hungary.
Also at Rome, in the cemetery of Apronianus on the Latin Way, the martyr, Saint Eugenia.
Also at Rome on the Latin Way, the martyrs, Saints Basil and Jovinian.
At Cracow in Poland, Saint Adalbert Adam Chmielowski, a religious, an outstanding artist, who devoted himself to the poor, striving to assist them in all ways, and who founded Congregations of Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis for the service of the poor.

V.  Precious in the eyes of the Lord
R.  Is the death of his faithful.]

     Short ReadingHeb 1: 8-12

Of the angels he says: "He makes his angels winds and his ministers a fiery flame"; but of the Son: "Your throne, O God, stands forever and ever; and a righteous sceptre is the sceptre of your kingdom. You loved justice and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, anointed you with the oil of gladness above your companions"; and: "At the beginning, O Lord, you established the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; and they will all grow old like a garment. You will roll them up like a cloak, and like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end." The word of the Lord. R.  Thanks be to God.

[Rom 1: 1-3, 5-6 may be used as an alternative.]

Then the prior or hebdomadarian says the following prayer, without "Let us pray" :

May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede for us before the Lord,
that we may be worthy to be helped and saved by Him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
R.  Amen.

[Alternative prayers will be found in the Roman Martyrology (2004)]

May the Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.
And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R.  Amen.

V.  Go in the peace of Christ. R.  Thanks be to God.



Appendix IV

GUIDELINES FOR LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS
IN THE ORDER OF PREACHERS *

Foreword

1.Although the Order of Preachers adopts the revised Roman Rite, it wished to retain certain elements of its own Rite which communities of friars, nuns or sisters might use ad libitum.1 Furthermore, the revised Roman liturgical books repeatedly refer to particular customs. And so it seemed necessary to up-date our practices that they might be better attuned to the present time.2 At the same time the important circumstances of our way of life and our customs, which ought to be in harmony with our particular vocation had to be kept in mind.3
2. The conventual structure and the diversity of the communities in which our liturgy is usually celebrated invite us to direct our attention to certain rites, which express the spirit of the Order more fittingly and harmoniously in the liturgy. For this reason the guidelines which follow are provided to communities of friars, nuns or sisters of the Order as suggestions and give a sense of direction for the correct application of the norms of the new books of the Roman liturgy to our own situation. Later the authorities of the Order can review these Guidelines and interpret them, whether it be for the entire Order or for various provinces, for federations of nuns or for congregations of sisters.

I General Remarks

The Nature of Liturgical Assemblies in our Churches
3.The assembly gathered in our churches to celebrate the liturgy possesses in a sense its own particular character. Here other faithful, who happen to be present gather together with our communities which are bound to the celebration of the Eucharist and the Hours.4 All, whether community members or other faithful, are called to participate fully in the liturgical action with each person fulfilling his or her proper role.5
The Arrangement of the Community and the Place of Celebration
4.Although the liturgical obligation pertains to the community and not the place of celebration,6 care should be taken that, depending on the type of celebration, the community can pray in a suitable place and take their proper roles. An arrangement in which the community members face one another rather than the altar7 fittingly signifies the presence of Christ in the Church at prayer (Mt 18: 20); it is a rich symbol of the contemplative life and of the eschatological dimension of community.8 No matter what is done in arranging the worship space, what has been said above should be kept in mind when designing or renovating sacred buildings or when planning various celebrations. Attention should also be given to what is required to enable the faithful to share and participate in our conventual liturgy.
Various Roles
5.The role of presider and the other roles to be exercised in celebrations are determined by the new liturgical books. One must keep in mind the practice and customs of our Order to the extent that they are in harmony with the nature of the liturgy and the current liturgical norms.
6.It is the responsibility of the prior or superior of the community to entrust the task of giving life to the liturgy and of carrying it out properly to a community member who is truly competent in liturgy and chant.9
7.In selecting those who are to exercise various roles in liturgical celebration, especially on more solemn occasions, attention should be given to a person's true competence, rather than to custom or seniority in the Order.10 However, let us be watchful that all members of the community, as well as the faithful, can actively participate in the celebrations. At a suitable time, adequate preparation for the ceremonies and the singing should be given to the community; the opportunity to give directions within the liturgical action should not be overlooked.11
Progressive Solemnity
8.The conventual celebration of the liturgy deserves by its very nature to be known for its quality and it is most fitting that it be sung.12 The principle of "progressive solemnity" can be applied with profit to music as well as to other aspects of the various liturgical actions.13 In this way after considering what is possible as well as the rhythm of conventual life and the liturgical seasons, each community will through experience strive to achieve a liturgical life that glorifies the Lord and suitably nourishes the spiritual life of its members.
Presentation of Self in Celebration
9.Communal prayer is accompanied by gestures and various bodily postures which foster the hearing of the Word of God and the fuller participation of mind and body in common prayer and liturgical celebration. In the course of time certain appropriate adaptations in bodily postures have been made and certainly will be made in the future. It is important to note, however, that at least some gestures or bodily postures are always necessary in celebration to preserve its harmony and dynamism (see no. 4 above.) It is commendable that research in this domain is being undertaken and that the participation of the faithful in this kind of prayer, as the occasion permits, has not been forgotten.
10.In order to foster a harmony in celebrations some general guidelines are given here:
  1. the friars should participate in liturgical celebrations in the apparel prescribed by the liturgical books or in whatever is most appropriate for local conditions. The habit is normally worn for the Liturgy of the Hours, or vesture suited to its celebration.
  2. Local custom is observed when entering or leaving the place of worship after one reverences the altar or the image of the Saviour, either individually or together.
  3. In choir and in community celebrations the friars should take their places according to the custom of the Order.14 However, it is important that those who have a role to fulfil stand in a suitable place and that the singing done by the entire community be such that it can be easily performed.

II The Celebration of the Conventual Mass

General Guidelines
11.The conventual Mass, the center of the liturgy of the community,15 should be celebrated according to the spirit and the rubrics of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal and the Order of Mass. Although the conventual Mass does not have any special form of celebration,16 certain special points arising from its choral nature should be noted.
12.In the communities where there are many concelebrants, care should be taken to maintain the unity of the community, particularly during the Liturgy of the Word.
When the Liturgy of the Eucharist begins, if it seems advisable and if the circumstances of place and persons permit, nothing prevents the friars who are not concelebrating as well as the faithful who are present from entering the sanctuary.
Postures at Community Prayer
13.The postures to be observed at community prayer will be best determined by taking into account local customs and circumstances while bearing in mind the guidelines which follow.
14.As a general rule, community members stand facing the celebrant or the altar:
  1. during the various dialogues with the celebrant;
  2. at the prayers (unless local custom calls for a profound bow);
  3. at the general intercessions;
  4. for all or part of the Eucharist Prayer;
  5. during the Lord's Prayer and the prayers which follow.
15.For the various parts which are sung, whether by the choir or the assembly, the community may either stand or sit, as the case may be.
16.During the reading and the homily all are seated. During the Gospel, all stand and face whoever proclaims it.17
17.The Community members make a profound bow:18
  1. before the altar at the beginning and end of the celebration, when the Blessed Sacrament is not present in the tabernacle;
  2. if it seems appropriate, during the doxologies of hymns or of vernacular songs;
  3. if desired, during the prayers and the conclusions;
  4. if it seems appropriate, before receiving Holy Communion.
18.If there is a tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament in the sanctuary, the priest and ministers genuflect before and after Mass.19
19.The Community members kneel:
  1. during the Eucharistic Prayer, depending upon local custom;
  2. if it seems appropriate, for the prayers and their conclusions on weekdays of Lent and on days of penance;
  3. during the creed at the words "and became man" on the feast days of the Annunciation and Christmas.20
20.Other gestures, as suggested by episcopal conferences21 or adopted by a community, may better express the meaning of the conventual Mass, e.g. during the penitential rite, at the preparation of the gifts, during the Lord's Prayer or at the sign of peace.

III The Liturgy of the Hours

Rites to be observed
21. The communal and public celebration of the Divine Office is carried out according to the rites determined by the General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours22 and particular customs.23
Some customs proper to the Order and certain guidelines are given here as suggestions because of their value for providing a harmony and diversity in celebrating the Liturgy of the Hours in our communities.
Presiding at a Celebration.
22.A Friar who is a priest should preside at Office as hebdomadarian, or, in the absence of the priest, one assigned for this role, or a deacon. In communities of nuns or sisters, a sister assigned for this role presides at the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours or, if it seems appropriate, a priest or deacon who may be present.
According to our practice, the prior or prioress may make certain interventions during the Liturgy of the Hours, as well as preside on particular occasions.
23.The one who presides, even if clothed in the liturgical vestments,24 takes his place among the friars in the place most suitable for his role, unless the presence of the laity or the solemnity of the day suggest that he be seated in the sanctuary.
24.In addition to the roles assigned the presider in the General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours,25 others may be assigned in small communities, e.g. reading the lessons, especially when they are short.
Other roles in the celebration of the Office
25.Hymns, antiphons and psalms, and other chants, are intoned by the cantor or cantors, either from their places or, on more solemn days, in the middle of the choir.
26.Whenever possible, the Invitatory Psalm, responses, intercessions and versicles should be assigned to special ministers who say them either from their places or, if it seems appropriate, in the middle of the choir.
27.The reader should stand a suitable place to proclaim the readings or, if the text is short, in his or her place among the community members.
The festive character of celebrations
28.When decorating our churches as well as their choirs, we should draw our inspiration from the principles in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal,26 and the customs of the Order.27
29.At the major hours, it is customary to light the altar candles, and, during the Easter season, (from Easter Sunday through Pentecost) the paschal candle as well.
30.During the gospel canticles at Morning and Evening Prayer, the altar and then the presider, the community and the people may be incensed.28 If it seems more appropriate, incense may be burned in the middle of the choir at these celebrations.
Posture and gestures of the community
31.As for the conventual or community Mass, the posture of the community members will be best determined by considering the circumstances of those involved and of the place, and by keeping in mind what follows.
32.The community members stand facing the altar or the image of the Saviour:
  1. for the introductory verse of each Hour and during the invitatory psalm;
  2. for the Intercessions and the Lord's Prayer, if it seems appropriate;
  3. during the prayer of the day and its conclusion, unless a profound bow is made.
33.The two choirs stand facing one another:
  1. for the hymns;
  2. for the gospel canticles;
  3. for the Intercessions and the Lord's Prayer, unless the community faces the altar or the image of the Saviour.
34.During the psalms and all other canticles, the choir is seated, or remains standing, as the case may be. All bow reverently during the doxologies.
35.All remain seated to listen to the readings, except for the solemn proclamation of the Gospel. During the responsories which follow the readings, the community members adopt whenever posture seems most appropriate.
36.The community members make a profound bow:
  1. to the altar when entering or leaving the choir, if the Blessed Sacrament is not reserved in the tabernacle;
  2. at the "Glory be to the Father" and the doxology of the introductory verse of each Hour, as well as at the doxologies of the psalms and canticles from sacred scripture;
  3. during the conclusions of a vernacular hymns and canticles, if these conclusions are true doxologies;
  4. ad libitum during the prayer of the day and its conclusion, unless the community members face the altar or the image of the Saviour;
  5. ad libitum for the blessing at the end of the Hours.
37.If there is a tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament in the sanctuary, the community members genuflect when entering or leaving the choir.
38.The community members may kneel:
  1. during the examination of conscience at Night Prayer;
  2. if it seems appropriate, on the weekdays of Lent and on days of penance, during the prayer of the day and its conclusion;
  3. during the Salve Regina, when it is sung, at the beginning, and from the words Eia, ergo, advocata nostra until the word ostende.
39.All make the Sign of the Cross at the beginning of the Hours, at the words, "O God, come to our aid."
They make the Sign of the Cross on their lips at the beginning of the Invitatory, at the words, "Lord, open our lips."
40.Other gestures which provinces or communities have tried may be used, provided that they correspond to the true meaning and character of the various parts of the Office are in harmony with the choral celebration and can provide a stimulus for expressing common prayer.

IV. Other Celebrations

General Guidelines
41.In all liturgical actions, the norms and books of the Roman Rite are to be observed. Due `attention should be given to the form of participation best suited to the community and to the way in which it blends with the participation of the laity. Certain customs of the old Rite of the Order can be maintained if they are in harmony with the spirit of the revised liturgy and with the different parts of the celebration.
The Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass
42.The prescriptions contained in the revised Roman Ritual 29 are to be observed in the worship of the Eucharist outside Mass.
Processions
43.Where processions are held, the norms of the liturgical books, and, in certain cases, the customs proper to the Order, are to be observed.
The route to be followed, and the stations, if there are to be any, are determined by local conditions. In all this the meaning of the procession should be clearly apparent.
Various Prayers Used in Community Life
44.As far as the other prayers used in community life are concerned,30 let our customs be observed, keeping in mind the spirit of the revised liturgy and the guidelines of the present document.

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* The text of this document, inasmuch as it is the particular law of the Order, was approved by the General Chapter (1974), which ordered it to be published as the law for all the provinces of the Order to use (ACG 1974, n.172 [ASOP 43 (1977), pp.160-168 and Notitiae 14 (1978), pp. 463-469]) This translation, which follows the original text, has at times retained the term "friars." However, these guidelines may be applied to monasteries and congregations mutatis mutandis.

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NOTES

1.See ACG 1968, n.58; ACG 1971 , n.135.
2.See Vatican Council II, Decree on the Appropriate Renewal of Religious Life Perfectae Caritatis October 28, 1965, n. 3 [Hereafter = PC; DOC 203) .
3.See Paul VI Apostolic Exhortation Evangelica testificatio June 29, 1971 , n. 3
4.See LCO n.58; LCM. nn.81, 85.
5.See Vatican Council II SC, n. 28 [DOC 28].
6.See GILH, n.262; LCO, n.61 - iii : "When, for a just cause, the Liturgy of the Hours cannot be celebrated in choir, it shall be carried out in another suitable location especially so that the faithful may be able to participate actively in the liturgical prayer of the brethren." See: ACG 1980, n.188.
7.See Caeremoniale juxta Ritum S.O.P., ed. V. Jandel, [Mechliniae, 1869], nn.469-477, especially n.472; Missale O.P. ed. A. Fernández (Romae 1965], p. 104 n.5.
8.See Humbert of Romans, Opera de vita regulari, ed. J.-J. Berthier, II (Romae, 1889) p.84.
9.See: LCO n. 330; LCM, n. 244; GIRM, nn. 69, 73.
10.See: MSSL, n. 95; MS, nn. 5, 8, 11 [DOC 4126, 4129, 4132].
11.See: SCR (Consilium), Instruction (first) Inter Oecumenici, on carrying out the Constitution on the Liturgy, September 26, 1964, n. 13 [DOC 305]; Idem: MS, n.5 [DOC 4126]; GIRM, nn. 21, 73.
12.See MSSL, n. 35; MS, nn. 5, 11 [DOC 4126, 4132].
13.See: GIRM, n.18; GILH, n.273; LCO, n. 65; LCM, n.88.
14.See: LCO n.266; LCM, Ord. 10.
15.See LCO n. 59; LCM, n. 82.
16.See: GIRM n. 76.
17.See: Ordinarium juxta Ritum S.O.F.P. (1256), ed. L. Theissling (Romae, 1921), p. 238; Caeremoniale S.O.P., ed. V. Jandel (Mechliniae, 1869), n. 701; Missale O.P., ed. A. Fernández Fernández, n. 10, p. xlvii.
18.According to custom, in choir the profound bow of which the Roman Missal speaks [GIRM n. 234] is ordinarily executed in such a way that the hands can be placed upon the knees.
19.See: GIRM, nn. 84, 233.
20.See: GIRM, n. 98.
21.See: GIRM, n.21.
22.See: GILH, nn. 253 - 284.
23.See: GILH, n. 265.
24.See: GILH, n. 255.
25.See: GILH, nn. 256, 257.
26.See: GILH, nn. 253 - 280.
27.See: LCO, n. 65; LCM, n. 90. See also the primitive legislation of the Order, where the mind of Saint Dominic regarding buildings is expressed: "[They are to be built] in such a way that the brethren are not encumbered by debts, and other seculars and religious are not scandalized by the sumptuousness of our edifices." [G. Meerssmann, "L'architecture dominicaine au XIII siècle," AFP 16 (1946), p. 146.]
28.See: GILH, n. 261; Caeremoniale juxta Ritum S.O.P., ed. V. Jandel, [Mechliniae, 1869], nn. 1106 - 1115.
29.See SCCD, Holy Communion and the Worship of the Eucharist outside Mass, June 21, 1973 [DOC, n. 125.]
30.See LCO, nn. 7, 11, 69; LCM, nn. 61, 76.

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