Saturday, May 3, 2014

Second Sunday after Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday) and the week ahead

Catacomb of Priscilla, Rome

We are now in one of those times when the designation of the Sundays has the potential to be confusing for those attending churches with both forms of the Mass.

In the Extraordinary Form (and 1962 Benedictine) calendar, this is the Second Sunday after Easter, aka Good Shepherd Sunday, named for the Gospel, St John 10:11-16.

In the Ordinary Form however it is the 'Third Sunday of Easter'.

This week in the 1962 Benedictine Office in summary

Sunday May 4 – Second Sunday after Easter, Class II; St Monica, memorial 
Monday May 5 - Class IV; St Pius V, memorial
Tuesday May 6 - Class IV
Wednesday May 7 – Class IV [EF: St Stanislaus, Class III]
Thursday May 8 – Class IV
Friday May 9 - St Gregory Nazianzen, Class III
Saturday May 10 – Saturday of Our Lady; SS Gordian and Epimachis, memorial [EF: St Antoninus]

More detailed instructions for each day's Office can be found in the Ordo for May.  You may also find these notes on the Office during Eastertide helpful.

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