28 February 2019

Sexagesima Thursday: Solemn Feast of Reparation of Insults Offered to the Most Holy Sacrament

Yesterday, I shared a picture of a Mass in which Our Lord's Precious Body was being desecrated by crumbs being scattered everywhere willy-nilly. Reparation should be done!

Plus, considering the insults delivered Our Lord by Communion in the hand, this Feast is sorely needed, but it fell by the wayside in the 1960 reform of the Calendar,

From Fr Z's Blog

This is not on the calendar after 1962.  On Thursday after Sexagesima Sunday there is traditionally a
Solemn Feast of Reparation of Insults Offered to the Most Holy Sacrament
This seems like a very good thing to keep in mind for each year.  Thursday after Sexagesima.  Mark it on your calendars.  There is still time to do something with this this year.
Is there a better time than this year to do this, in the wake of the “summit” and all the duplicity of recent years?  All of this comes back to lack of faith, lack of belief in what the Church believes about the Eucharist.
Think of how many “bad Communions” are made every Sunday.
We need acts of reparation far and wide.  I would like to see bishops lying prostrate on the steps of their cathedrals before going inside to celebrate a Mass like the one in the linked PDF.
The formatting of the pdf pages reminds me of the old Antiphonale Monasticum.

We find in the document, the chants and prayers for the liturgical hours, followed by the formulary, with all the chants, for Holy Mass.  The Mass even has a short Sequence.  There is an Alleluia included, along with a lengthy Tract, so it could be used outside of the time of Septuagesima or Lent.  The Offertory is also hefty.

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