Feast days

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: On December 12, in parishes that celebrate the Mass in Spanish, the people are used to two readings. The ORDO specifies one Old Testament *or* one New Testament reading. It is a Feast. 

Can both readings be read? I believe in Mexico, both are allowed, and so the people would prefer it.  

I have the same question for St. Juan Diego of December 9. Thank you.


A: One of the features of feast days is two readings instead of three. Although December 12 may be a solemnity in other countries, celebrations in the United States follow the calendar approved by the USCCB https://www.usccb.org/resources/2024cal.pdf .

December 9 is an optional memorial, so if celebrated, it does not merit three readings.