December 17

Privileged Feria of Advent

Purple

2nd Class Feria

   On this day, 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 second class, Votive Masses generally may not be substituted ad libitum for the Mass of the preceding Sunday.