ASK FATHER: Liturgical jam up – Lenten Sunday, St. Joseph, Pope Francis’ Anniversary on same day

Posted February 7, 2017 11:21 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

ASK FATHER: Liturgical jam up – Lenten Sunday, St. Joseph, Pope Francis’ Anniversary on same day

13 March 2013
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
19 March [3rd Sunday of Lent] is the anniversary of our Holy Father Francis’ “coronation”. In the 1962 Missal, this is to be commemorated. I am confused about the date, however: The Una Voce directory and Divinum Officium website both say to do it on 20 March, which is the transferred 1st Class feast of St Joseph. The actual anniversary is on a Sunday in Lent. From what I can find in the rubrics, there’s nothing that prohibits the commemoration on a Sunday in Lent.
It is quite the liturgical traffic jam, isn’t it.
First, Francis was elected Pope

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