Check Your Liturgical Calendars

Check Your Liturgical Calendars:

Some Feasts Have Been Moved

 (from Catholic Online)

Because of conflicts in the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar, the Vatican has decided that in 2008 the dates of the feasts of St. Joseph and of the Annunciation of the Lord will be moved.

 

(St. Joseph with Infant by Guido Reni, from Wikipedia’s article on St. Joseph)

In 2008, if the feast of St. Joseph were to be celebrated as usual on March 19, it would fall on the Wednesday of Holy Week and if the feast of the Annunciation of the Lord were to be celebrated March 25, it would fall on the Tuesday during the octave of Easter.

While the two feasts are among the 14 solemnities marked with special care in the Catholic Church, they do not take precedence over the commemoration of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection.

 

(The Annunciation by Jan van Eyck, from the Wikipedia article on the painting)

Therefore, the congregation said, in 2008 the feast of St. Joseph will be celebrated March 15, the day before Palm Sunday, and the feast of the Annunciation will be celebrated March 31, the Monday after the second Sunday of Easter, which also is Divine Mercy Sunday.

Actually, this post was just an excuse to remind everyone that Our Lady Queen of All Saints will be having a High Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph at 10:30 am.  I hope to see you there.

It is also an excuse to post the absolutely brilliant paintings of St. Joseph and the Annunciation.  I strongly encourage you to click the links to find out more about Reni and van Eyck, especially van Eyck.

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