Q: I see that an upcoming Saturday in Ordinary Time is listed as a memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary. What memorial is that?
A: It’s an optional memorial. You may take it or leave it. During Ordinary Time all the Saturdays that have nothing else pressing are optional memorials of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A community may celebrate any of the dozens of options in honor of her. It’s a universal custom that speaks of our devotion to our Lady.