Monday, April 06, 2009

Sinless Suburbia?

We note:

The Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (CDWDS) clarified this in its official publication Notitiae (1977 – no. 137 (Dec) p. 602. In the 2002 edition of the Missale Romanum at paragraph 1 for Good Friday all doubt is removed. The above cited text has been amended to say (the change with my emphasis):

Hac et sequenti die, Ecclesia, ex antiquissima traditione, sacramenta, praeter Paenitentiae et Infirmorum Unctionis, penitus non celebrat… On this and the following day, the Church, from a most ancient tradition, does not at all celebrate the sacraments,
except for (the sacraments of) Penance and Anointing of the Sick.

However, neither Visitation/BVM (Elm Grove) nor St. John Vianney (Brookfield) will have the Sacrament of Reconciliation available on Holy Saturday.

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