Feast of the Presentation

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: As I look in the missal for the Feast of the Presentation, no mention is made of the penitential rite.  The rubric, “The mass continues in the usual manner” seems to apply only to what comes after the collect.  It appears to me that the penitential rite should be omitted.  Is this your reading as well?


A: Yes, that’s how I read it. The penitential act is omitted. The Ceremonial of Bishops seems to agree. It also specifies that that Mass begins with the sign of the cross.