Saturday, February 5, 2022

St. Agatha – First Saturday

Virgin and Martyr

III class

General info:

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).


First Saturday votive: (White) Mass of August 22, Gloria, commemoration of the saint, no Credo, preface of the BVM with Et te in veneratione


Proper Mass Gaudeamus, Gloria, no Credo, common preface


A great part of the Office of St. Agatha is Proper

Matins: All Proper including psalms and 3 lessons; Te Deum

Lauds: Proper antiphons, Sunday psalms of the 1st place; remainder proper

Hours: Ferial antiphons and psalms; remainder proper

Vespers: Proper antiphons, Sunday psalms with 5th psalm proper (Ps. 147); remainder proper

Compline: Of the feria