Sunday, May 08, 2005

Ascension Day Mass - M.I.A.

One of the pins that tends to drop when juggling two rites is the Mass for Ascension Day. Here in the Archdiocese of Hollywood Ascension Thursday comes on a Sunday. So when we went to Mass last Thursday in the Pauline Rite it was just the Thursday in the sixth week after Easter. But on Sunday, when we are able, thanks be to God and Pope John Paul II, to attend the Roman Rite it is, of course, celebrated according to the traditional calendar as the Sunday within the Octave of the Ascension. Somewhere in the past 4 days we have mislaid an entire First Class Feast Day.

And now the day is almost over and we have to make do with the pedestrian headline shown above. Try as we might our creativity does not run to a "two rites don't make a something-or-other-that-rhymes-with-wrong" sort of headline which the topic is crying out for.