MASS THIS SUNDAY (February 1, 2015)

Septuagesima Sunday
1:30 pm, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

          St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal
page numbers:

          Processional Hymn:  My God, Accept My Heart This Day (942)

          Asperges Rite:  Asperges me (567)

          Order of Mass (569)

          Proper Prayers and Readings (80)

          Kyrie, Credo III, Sanctus-Benedictus, Agnus Dei: Mass XI, Orbis factor (740)

          Preface of the Holy Trinity (598)

          Marian antiphon:  Alma Redemptoris Mater (947)

          Recessional Hymn:  O God of Loveliness (930)

11 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Townsend

3 pm, St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Cleveland

3 pm, St. Mary's Church, Johnson City


MASS NEXT SUNDAY (February 8, 2015)
Sexagesima Sunday

1:30 pm, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

11 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Townsend

3 pm, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Madisonville



But this Sunday (February 1) it begins to look and feel more like it, as we return in the traditional Church calendar to violet vestments and no Gloria or Alleluia at Mass for the three-week pre-Lenten season of Septuagesima, which extends from Septuagesima Sunday through Shrove Tuesday (the eve of Ash Wednesday). These three Sundays are


·       Septuagesima Sunday, likely so-called because — as the 63rd day before Easter — it falls in the seventh (septimus) decade or 10-day period before Easter;

·       Sexagesima Sunday, which is the 56th day before Easter and falls in the sixth (sextus) decade before Easter; and

·       Quinquagesima Sunday, which is the 49th day before Easter and falls in the fifth (quintus) decade of days before Easter.


And then--after this 3-week period of preparation--will come the 40-day season of Lent, which in the Church's official Latin designation is called the time of Quadragesima (for fortieth), the term Lent (for this 40-day period) being an English word not generally used in other languages.



Because of the ongoing flu season and the upcoming penitential season, no first-Sunday after-Mass socials are planned until spring.


MISSAL NOTE: The Season of Septuagesima

"During the period from Septuagesima Sunday to Ash Wednesday, the liturgy speaks no more of our greatness but contemplates the misery of fallen humanity, the fatal consequences of original sin and actual sin, and the sacrifice that God asked from the faithful Melchisedech, symbol of the sacrifice that Jesus brings for the whole of humanity. In this period we also prepare of the fasting and penance of the season of Lent."  [Roman Catholic Daily  Missal 1962, page 263]  


DON'T FORGET . . . . .

To keep your tax-deductible Knoxville Latin Mass Community support between your parish and diocesan contributions and your tax payment.  To provide for Community expenses in support of Latin liturgy (which typically average as much as a few hundred dollars weekly)--for music, surplices and cassocks for altar servers, and liturgical supplies and equipment, and to maintain a reserve fund for special expenses ranging from Mass stipends to candlesticks and vestments--please use the special addressed Knoxville Latin Mass Community envelopes that can be handed in, mailed in (address here), or left on the missalette tables after Mass (but should be kept separate from and in addition to the regular parish and diocesan offertory envelopes). For additional details, see the " Make a Contribution" page at our community web site:


Just send your name and e-mail address to  h DOT edwards AT mindspring DOT com, or write them on a Knox Latin Mass Community envelope and leave it on a missalette table after Mass. The e-mail version has live internet links, and sometimes additional content that doesn't fit in the printed version.