Mass on November 2, 2019

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: A question has arisen about the proper Mass to use on the evening of Saturday, November 2, 2019 as well as which Evening Prayer to say. The Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours indicates Evening Prayer I of Sunday, but the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed is listed in category I of the Table of Liturgical Days, while Sundays of Ordinary Time are in category II. Thank you for your insights!


A: The Ordo published by CLV in Rome agrees that on Saturday night November 2 we use first vespers for Sunday.

I think it may have to do with Sunday being a day of precept. A Saturday evening mass on November 2, for example, becomes the Sunday liturgy because of the obligation of the faithful to participate in a Sunday mass.