15 August 2015

Twelth Sunday After Pentecost 1863

16 SUNDAY Twelth after Pentecost. St Joachim, father of the BVM, greater double. Second prayers and Last Gospel of the Sunday. White. Second Vespers of the feast with  commemorations of the Octave of St Laurence, of the Sunday, and of the Octave of the Assumption.

17 Monday. The Octave of St Laurence, Martyr, double. Red.

18 Tuesday. St Hyacinth, Confessor, double (transferred from 16 August). Third prayers of St Agapitus, Martyr. White.

19 Wednesday. Of the Octave of the Assumption, semidouble. Second prayers Deus qui corde. Third prayers for the Church or the Pope. White.

20 Thursday. St Bernard, Confessor Doctor. White.

21 Friday.  St Jane Francis de Chantal, Widow, double. White. Abstinence. [In Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, the Dedication of the Pro-Cathedral, double of the First Class (with an Octave at Newcastle during which commemoration of the Octave and Creed). Creed. White.]

22 Saturday. Vigil of St Bartholomew. The Octave of the Assumption of the BVM, double. Second prayers and Last Gospel of the Vigil. Third prayers of Sts Timothy, Hippolytus and Symphorian, Martyrs. White.

The Indulgence ends

Coincidentally, St Joachim is celebrated on 16 August: coincidentally, because in 1863 his feast was on the Sunday in the Octave of the Assumption.  It was only after Pope Pius X's assault on the calendar that he was given a fixed feast of 16 August, eventually shifting poor old St Hyacinth one to the right, replacing in turn the celebration of the Octave of St Laurence.

The parish of St Edmund at 23 Westgate-street in in Bury St Edmund's is served by the Rev Jas Brownbill. Mass on Sunday is at 8.00, with High Mass at 10.45. On Holydays, Masses are at 7.45 and 9.00. Weekday Masses are at 7.15 and 8.00. Vespers and Benediction on Sundays and Holydays are at 3.00 pm. On Sundays Catechism and Instruction follow Vespers. On the First Sunday of the month, the Devotions of the Bona Mors are celebrated instead of Vespers. Confession on Saturdays and the eves of Holydays are at 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm; also every morning before Mass.  There are Confraternities of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and of the Bona Mors. Attached to St Edmund's is a school for poor children.

There is another Catholic parish nearby (well, six miles away) at Coldham Hall (the home of the recusant Rookwood family until 1869), but its Sunday Mass is at 10.00.  So how does Fr Brownbill manage to celebrate High Mass at 10.45 each Sunday: where do his Deacon and Subdeacon come from?

Here's another curiosity. In a Florentine Ordo for 1924 appears the following:

The Feast of the Assumption fell on a Friday but there was no abstinence.  It wouldn't have happened here!

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