Monday, August 20, 2018

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 2018 SSPX Ordo Notices .

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 well-known: 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 Sunday (either September 2 or 9).

The Auriesville Pilgrimage is September 8. 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. This year they are September 19, 21, and 22. Traditionally, Friday is observed as a day of fast and abstinence, with Wednesday and Saturday observed as days of fast and partial abstinence (USA) or fast and complete abstinence elsewhere. The Feast of St. Matthew takes precedence over Ember Friday, 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.

Looking ahead:
Nov 12-17 Ignatian Priests’ Retreat, Phoenix
Dec 10-15 Advent Priests’ Retreat, Ridgefield

Local observances

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 saint and of the Principal Patrons of the nation, region, diocese, and city 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).

SSPX: September 2-3. St. Pius X, Titular Feast and Principal Patron of the Society, I class. September 2: First Vespers with commemoration of XV Sunday. September 3: Festal Office and Mass of the Patron. A printable document with the texts of the Second Nocturn of Matins is posted on the September 3 entry in the online Ordo. The External Solemnity may be celebrated on September 2 or 9, ut supra.

PRIORIESBrowerville and Long Prairie: September 6-7. St. Cloud, I class, Principal Patron of St. Cloud. September 6: First Vespers; September 7: Festal Office and Mass of the Patron. Phoenix: September 12-15. Anniversary of the Consecration of Priory Church (2015), I class. September 12: First Vespers of the Dedication; September 13: Festal Office and Mass of the Dedication. Wall sconce candles should be lit. September 14: First Vespers of Our Lady of Sorrows with no commemoration of the Exaltation of the Cross; September 15: Titular of the Priory Church, I class, Festal Office and Mass of Our Lady of Sorrows. La Salette: September 18-19. Our Lady of La Salette, Titular Feast of the Academy, I class. September 18: First Vespers; September 19: Festal Office and Mass of Our Lady (from the Common if needed). Warners/Syracuse: September 24-25. Syracuse Cathedral Consecration, I class. September 24: First Vespers of the Dedication. September 25: Festal Office and Mass of the Dedication. Atlanta: September 28-29. Titular of the Church, I class. September 28: First Vespers. September 29: Festal Office and Mass of St. Michael.

CHAPELS:  Akron and Cleveland: Cleveland Cathedral Consecration September 6. St. Cloud: Local Patron September 7 (S. Clodoaldus). Baton Rouge (see also below), Crookston, and Girard: Chapel Titular September 15 (Our Lady of Sorrows). Glens Falls: Chapel Titular September 26 (North American Martyrs). San Pedro: Chapel Titular September 27 (Maria Stella Maris). Miramar: Pensacola-Tallahassee Patron September 29 (St. Michael). Bakersfield, Bismarck, Carmichael, De Pere, Farmingville, Oklahoma City, and Spring: Chapel Titular September 29 (St. Michael). Baton Rouge: September 30. Anniversary of the Consecration of the Cathedral of Baton Rouge (built in 1853), I class. This takes precedence over the Sunday, which is not commemorated in the Mass (same Person). Mass from the Common of the Dedication.

Collect for the Ordinary under one conclusion with the collect of the Mass in the following places: Platte City and Kansas City, Sept 15 (Iacobum, Kansasopolitanus-Sancti Ioseph); Seattle, Sept 16 (Iacobum, Seattlensis).

SSPX Necrology
September 15: Abbé Didier Bonneterre (2009), French
September 17: Sr. Andrea Eckel (1988), German
September 29: Frère Gilles Berger (1998), French
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