The First Saturday votive Mass may be said: “one Mass of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the first Saturday of each month, in churches and oratories in which special devotions are held on that day in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary” (Rubricæ generales, 385c).
ADVENT BEGINS with I Vespers this evening. For Advent notes, click on the Season icon at the bottom of the page.
First Saturday votive: (White) Mass of August 22, Gloria, no Credo, preface of the BVM with Et te in veneratione
Mass of the B.V.M. on Saturday: Salve sancta parens (White), Gloria, no Credo, preface of the B.V.M. with Et te in veneratione
Matins: Invitatorium and Hymn from BVM on Saturday; first two lessons from occurring scripture; third lesson of BVM on Saturday, Te Deum
Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the feria (first schema); remainder of BVM on Saturday
Hours: Antiphons and psalms of the feria; remainder of BVM on Saturday; in Prime responsory Qui natus es
Change to Volume I of the Breviary.
Before Vespers, the altar is dressed for Advent, without flowers.
The organ does not play except to sustain the choir.
I Vespers: Of I Sunday of Advent, Proper antiphons, Saturday psalms, remainder proper.
Compline: Of Saturday. Antiphon of the BVM is Alma Redemptoris Mater, until Vigil of the Nativity inclusive.