December 9

Feria of Advent

Purple

3rd Class Feria

   If this day falls on a weekday, the Mass of the preceding Sunday is offered. There is neither Gloria nor Creed, the Alleluia and its verse is omitted from the Gradual, and the Common Preface is used.

   Since today is a feria of the third class, Votive Masses generally may not be substituted ad libitum for the Mass of the preceding Sunday. If a Votive Mass is prescribed by the local Ordinary, or if a local feast of the third class is observed, commemorations of the previous Sunday's Mass are made after the Collect, Secret, and Postcommunion.