WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Epiphany: Martial family or familial military?

Posted February 4, 2017 11:00 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Epiphany: Martial family or familial military?

This Sunday we have what often winds up as a “left over”, or a “remaining” or even a “Where the heck is this Sunday in my Missal?!?” Sunday.  Because the vagueries of your planets Moon, this year we get quite a few Sundays after Epiphany.  It isn’t always so.
Sunday’s Collect, for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany in the pre-Conciliar 1962MR, happens to have survived for the 5th Ordinary Sunday in the Novus Ordo.  What a coincidence.  HOWEVER… I wrote something different the NOVUS ORDO offering.
Familiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, continua pietate custodi: ut, quae in sola spe gratiae caelestis innititur, tua semper protectione muniatur.
Custodio means “to

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