08 August 2015

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost 1863

The Indulgence begins

9 SUNDAY Eleventh after Pentecost, semidouble. Second prayers of St Romanus, Martyr. Third prayers A Cunctis. Green. First Vespers of St Laurence without commemorations. [In Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Plenary Indulgence.]

10 Monday. (Feast of Devotion) St LAURENCE, Martyr, double of the First Class with an Octave, during which commemoration of the Octave. Red.

11 Tuesday. Of the Octave, semidouble. Second prayers of Sts Tiburtius and Susanna, Martyrs. Third prayers Concede. Red.

12 Wednesday. St Clare, Virgin, double. White.

13 Thursday. Of the Octave, semidouble. Second prayers of Sts Hippolytus and Cassian, Martyrs. Third prayers Concede. Red.

14 Friday.  Vigil of the Assumption. Second prayers of the Octave. Third prayers of St Eusebius, Confessor. Violet. Fasting and Abstinence.

15 Saturday. (Holyday of Obligation) The ASSUMPTION of the BVM, double of the First Class, with an Octave, during which commemoration of the Octave, Creed and Preface of the BVM. White. Second Vespers of the Assumption, commemoration of St Joachim, Father of the BVM and of the Sunday (antiphon Omnis sapientia, versicle Vespertina). Plenary Indulgence.

You can imagine sacristans up and down the land scurrying round today during the week leading up to this Sunday checking the vestments for Sunday: for the first Sunday since last year, there is no feast taking precedence over the Sunday, so the liturgical colour is Green! The Last Gospel will be the beginning of St John's Gospel.  I will reflect later in the year as this series concludes on the effect of radical Sabbatarianism of the "lex orandi, lex credendi" of the Church.

St Laurence is no longer a Holyday of Obligation so is marked as a Feast of Devotion: this year there will be two days when his Octave takes precedence over the saints of the day, though even then they will still be commemorated.

Friday, being the Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption, is a day of fasting and abstinence. No meat, eggs, cheese, milk, butter, dripping, lard or suet; just one chief meal and two collations, the sum of which must not exceed the quantity of the chief meal.

The Parish of St Pancras in Ipswich is served by the RevvJohn Charles Kemp and Patrick Rogers.  On Sundays High Mass and Sermon are at 11.00.  Catechism and Instruction are at 3.00. Vespers, Sermon and Benediction is at 6.30. On Holydays, High Mass and Sermon is at 11.00, with Vespers and Benediction at 7.30. Weekday Mass is at 8.00. On Thursdays, Night Prayersm Sermon and Benediction at 7.30.

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