Thursday, January 1, 2009

Corrected Dominican Rite Calendar for 2009

Those who use the Dominican Breviary or who have permission from their provincial to celebrate Mass according to the Dominican Rite may want to download the calendar that I have prepared for this year, 2009. It is found on the left side bar under Dominican Rite Downloads, or here directly. This version contains some VERY IMPORTANT corrections made on Jan. 3, 2009, thanks to our readers. If you downloaded earlier, please discard that version and use this one.

I have tried to make this calendar as flexible as possible so that those using the 1933 Missal and those using the 1965 can both use it. Principally, this involves the names of the Sundays after Epiphany and after Pentecost. In the 1933 Missal these are called "after the Octave of Epiphany" and "after the Octave of Trinity." As a result the numbering is different depending on the Missal used. There are also occasional page numbers in the right margin; these give the pages where the feast may be found in the 1939 Traveling Missal (which I use).

I have also appended a short summary of rubrics and a list of local feasts in the dioceses of the Western Province. Feasts particular to the United States are included in the Calendar itself.

Should you notice any errors please let me know by writing me directly rather than in the combox.


Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P. said...

My thanks to all those who sent corrections.

Nicholas said...

Thank you very much Father for this. I am a Dominican Tertiary and this is a great help! Also, if you could obtain a Rule of the Third Order or knew where to obtain one, that would be very helpful. This blog is a pleasure!

kired said...


The rule of the Third order can be found on the OP website, under the Document library. Here is a link for the pdf document.

Derik Castillo