One FINAL Pet Peeve For 2009
The Solemnity Of Mary, Mother Of God, Formerly Known as Feast Of The Circumcision, is part of Christmastide. In The United States, It is a Holy Day Of Obligation;
YET, there are hardly any Masses for this day of OBLIGATION in most Parishes in this Diocese of Brooklyn, hence my having to travel to find a Mass, like in Manhattan at East 43rd Street, between Lexington & 3rd Avenues, where there is a Quasi Decent Schedule;
I guess since the time of when the Episcopal Conference in this Country, came up with the idea that when such Holy Day falls on Saturday or Monday(Sunday Sandwich), the day is NOT of Obligation, diminishing said days importance;
Hence, Confusion! In most countries, many of these Feasts of The Church are not of Obligation;
To The Bishops in This Country, there must be EMPHASIS on These Holy Days. They must not be DIMINISHED, as is the practice today. Please Be CONSISTENT. THANK YOU!
Mychal-The FINAL PEZ Report of The Year 2009