Saturday, March 7, 2020

Ember Saturday of Lent (First Saturday)

II class

Commemoration of St. Thomas Aquinas, Confessor and Doctor of the Church

Traditional day of fast and partial abstinence in the USA

General info:

The First Saturday votive Mass may not be celebrated, although the customary devotions for First Saturday may still be held, such as Acts of Reparation and of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart, the Litany, etc.


Proper Mass with additional lessons*; Mass of Ember Saturday; no Gloria; commemoration added; no Credo; Preface of Lent; prayer over the people

*The forma longior (obligatory in Ordinations and conventual Masses) has five prophecies preceding the Epistle; the forma brevior (which may be used at all other Masses etiam in cantu) has one prophecy preceding the Epistle

N.B. More information on Ember Days and particular rubrics on the Flectamus genua can be found by clicking on the Rubrics/help icon at the bottom of the page.


Matins: Invitatorium and Hymn in Tempore Quadragesimae as given in the psalter; antiphons and psalms of the feria; 3 lessons proper (homilia in Evangelium diei); no Te Deum

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the feria (2nd scheme); remainder in Tempore Quadragesimae as given in the psalter, except proper antiphon at Benedictus and proper oration; preces; commemoration added

Hours: Antiphons and psalms of the feria; remainder in Tempore Quadragesimae as given in the psalter

I Vespers: Of the 2nd Sunday of Lent

Compline: Of Saturday