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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Rogation Day Procession

Antiphon Ps. 43,26.- Arise, Lord, help us and redeem us for Thy honour's sake. Ps. O God, the tale has come to our ears: have not our fathers told it? V. Glory.

Today is the 3rd and final day of the Minor Rogation. These are days of prayer and fasting for repentance as well as for a good harvest. Today is also the Vigil of the Ascension since it is the final of the three Minor Rogation days.

Although tomorrow is not a Holy Day of Obligation in many countries, the Ascension is still universally celebrated tomorrow - 40 days after Easter. If Mass attendance is not required tomorrow, the celebration of the Ascension will be transferred to the following Sunday. This transferring is only true in the modern Novus Ordo.  Tomorrow is still a holy day of obligation under the 1962 Roman Catholic Calendar.


del_button May 17, 2007 at 5:29 PM
Ma Beck said...

If a person attends a Tridentine Mass only, they MUST go to Mass today, otherwise, they will completely miss the Feast of the Ascension.
For instance, I attend the Tridentine Mass, so in order to go to Ascension Mass, I MUST go tonight - this Sunday for me will be "Sunday after Ascension."
Hope that makes sense.

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