Tuesday, August 20, 2019

St. Bernard

Abbot, Doctor of the Church

III class


Mass of the feast, Gloria, no Credo, common preface


Ordinary Office of the feast

Matins: Invitatorium and Hymn from the Common; psalms and antiphons of the feria; first two lessons of the occurring Scripture (second and third joined); lesson 3 of the feast; Te Deum

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the feria (first schema), remainder from the Common

Hours: Antiphons and psalms of the feria, remainder from the Common

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the feria, remainder from the Common

Compline: Of the feria


Next month’s reminders and announcements are below, and are also available in a usable document here:
September 2019 SSPX Ordo Notices

Stabat Mater dolorosa / Iuxta Crucem lacrimosa / Dum pendebat Filius.

The Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary: The month is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows. The Feast of the Seven Sorrows is ordinarily celebrated on September 15, its Mass containing one of the few sequences of the Roman Rite, the Stabat Mater. This year the feast is commemorated in the Sunday Mass. The Seven Sorrows are: The Prophecy of Simeon, The Flight into Egypt, The Loss of Our Lord in Jerusalem, The Meeting of Jesus on the Way to Calvary, The Standing at the Foot of the Cross, The Taking Down of Our Lord from the Cross, and The Burial of Our Lord.

The Feast of St. Michael the Archangel is on September 29. This year it falls on Sunday and takes precedence. The Sunday is commemorated in the Mass and Office of St. Michael. The title of the feast is The Dedication of St. Michael, which refers to the dedication of the subterranean basilica of St. Michael on Mount Gargano, Italy, following the miraculous events of the Archangel’s apparitions there, starting on May 8, 490.

Saint Pius X, Pope and Confessor (1835-1914). The reasons he was chosen by Archbishop Lefebvre to be the Titular and Patron Saint of the Society are many: sanctity of life; vigorous defense of the Faith against Modernism; dedication to the classical formation of priests throughout his many positions; promotion of sacred music; a spirit of poverty, humility, and self-sacrifice; and fidelity in every way to his motto Instaurare Omnia in Christo.  His feast is September 3, with the External Solemnity on either the preceding or the following Sunday (within the SSPX).

The Auriesville Pilgrimage takes place this month. Please keep in your prayers the intention of a very fruitful pilgrimage for all who go on the pilgrimage in veneration of North American Martyrs. Contact Ridgefield for information.

The Ember days of September follow the third Sunday of the month. Traditionally, Friday is observed as a day of fast and abstinence, with Wednesday and Saturday observed as days of fast and partial abstinence in the USA. The Feast of St. Matthew takes precedence over Ember Saturday, which is commemorated in the Mass.

Funerals are permitted every day this month except on the Feast of St. Pius X (in the SSPX) and where a church is celebrating its Titular feast or the anniversary of its own Consecration.


Local observances (see dates below)

Calendar: These apply to priests assigned to these priories. For the public celebration of the Office and Mass, they apply only to the local territory. If a priest is celebrating Mass privately in another location, he may follow either the calendar of his priory or the calendar of the place. For the private recitation of Office, he must follow the calendar of his priory.

Titulars & Patrons: The External Solemnity of the priory or chapel’s titular feast and of the local patronal feast (principal patron) may be celebrated on the Sunday immediately preceding or following the feast unless impeded by a first class Sunday or feast, in which case it can be commemorated in the Sunday Mass (collects under single conclusion).

Accidental Occurrence: A local first class feast take precedence over a second class feast or liturgical day, but is trumped by all other first class feasts and liturgical days in the universal calendar. If the superior feast is of the same Divine Person or saint, the local feast is omitted, otherwise, it is transferred to the next available day which is not first or second class. (Sundays and the Feast of the Consecration of a Cathedral or Church are both of Our Lord).

Priory Church Consecration (I class)
Phoenix: Sep 13 (2015), Mass and Office of the Dedication

Chapel Titular Feasts (I class)
Baton Rouge: Sep 15, Our Lady of Sorrows
Crookston: Sep 15, Our Lady of Sorrows
Georgetown: Sep 19, Our Lady of La Salette
Girard: Sep 15, Our Lady of Sorrows
Glens Falls: Sep 26, North American Martyrs
Phoenix: Sep 15, Our Lady of Sorrows
San Pedro Sep 27, Our Lady Star of the Sea (Stella Maris)

St. Michael the Archangel, Sep 29, is the titular feast of: Atlanta, Bakersfield, Bismarck, Carmichael, Farmingville, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Oklahoma City, and Spring

Local Patronal Feasts (I class)
Browerville: Sep 7, St. Cloud
Long Prairie: Sep 7, St. Cloud
Miramar: Sep 29, St. Michael
Springfield: Sep 3, St. Pius X
St. Cloud: Sep 7, St. Cloud

Local Cathedral Consecrations (I class)
Akron: Sep 6
Arcadia: Sep 2
Baton Rouge: Sep 30
Binghamton: Sep 25
Charlotte: Sep 4
Cleveland: Sep 6
Crookston: Sep 25
Pittston: Sep 28
San Pedro: Sep 2
Syracuse/Warners: Sep 25
Wichita: Sep 19

Collects/Orations for Ordinary
Added to the collects of the Mass under one conclusion
Browerville: Sep 20, Donaldum/Sancti Clodoaldi
Carthage: Sep 29, Ioseph/Tylerensis
Chicago: Sep 20, Blasium/Chicagiensis
Crookston: Sep 28, Michaelem/Crookstoniensis
Gilford: Sep 19, Petrum/Manchesteriensis
Kansas City: Sep 15, Iacobum/Kansanopolitanus-Sancti Ioseph
Long Prairie: Sep 20, Donaldum/Sancti Clodoaldi
Platte City: Sep 15, Iacobum/Kansanopolitanus-Sancti Ioseph
Seattle: Sep 16, Iacobum/Seattlensis
St. Cloud: Sep 20, Donaldum/Sancti Clodoaldi

Elenchus Sodalium Defunctorum FSSPX,
15. Sacerdos Didier Bonneterre, † 2009
17. Soror Andrea Eckel, † 1988
29. Frater Gilles Berger, † 1998
+Requiescant in Pace+