Sunday, May 04, 2008

Ascension Thursday Comes on a Sunday This Year



Or maybe not. For feast days, as in real estate, the word is "location, location, location". Here in the Archdiocese of Hollywood, Ascension Thursday does indeed come on a Sunday. Unless you went to Mass in the traditional rite, in which case today is the Sunday after Ascension Day. Elsewhere. . .The Inn knoweth not. Consult your local Ordo.

And speaking of the traditional rite, we have another change locally. The indult Mass - which probably shouldn't be called the indult Mass any more; but what to call it? - for the first Sunday of the month is no longer at 11:30 a.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor chapel in San Pedro. It is now in the beautiful little chapel of the Claretian Fathers at Dominguez Seminary Retirement Home, 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220. And it's now at 10:00 a.m.

So we have:

1st Sunday - Dominguez Seminary 10:00 a.m.
2d Sunday - Sta Teresita Chapel 10:00 a.m.
3d Sunday - local parish extraordinary use Masses only
4th (& 5th) Sundays - St John Vianney Chapel 9:00 a.m.

Participation in the traditional liturgy is not for the absent-minded. Our people have to engage in full, active, conscious participation just to get to the right place at the right time.