Certain Votive Masses

A Few Notes:

(A)     A votive Mass may not be offered on a liturgical day of the first or second class, nor on a liturgical day of the third class except as described in (C), (D), (E) or (F) below or by indult.

(B)     Any votive Mass (including but not limited to those identified on this page) may be offered on any fourth-class feria. The most fitting choice (or choices) of votive Mass for the following days of the week, according to the Missale Romanum (1962), are as follows:

Monday Mass of the Most Holy Trinity
Tuesday Mass of the Holy Angels
Wednesday Mass of St. Joseph, or Mass of Saints Peter and Paul, or Mass of All Holy Apostles
Thursday Mass of the Holy Spirit, or Mass of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, or Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Supreme and Eternal Priest
Friday Mass of the Holy Cross, or Mass of the Passion of the Lord, or Mass of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

(C)     On the first Thursday or the first Saturday of a month, the Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Supreme and Eternal Priest, may be offered as a votive Mass of the third class in churches and oratories where special exercises of piety for the sanctification of clergy are actually held on that day.  This permission does not apply if that Thursday or Saturday is a liturgical day of the first or second class. On any day other than the first Thursday or the first Saturday of a month, this Mass is a votive Mass of the fourth class.

(D)     On the first Friday of a month, the Mass of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus may be said as a votive Mass of the third class in churches and oratories where special exercises of piety in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are actually held on that day. This permission does not apply when the first Friday is a liturgical day of the first or second class. The second Friday after Trinity Sunday is the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and on that day, this Mass is obligatory. On any day other than the first Friday of a month or the second Friday after Trinity Sunday, this Mass is a votive Mass of the fourth class.

(E)     On the first Saturday of a month, the Mass of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary may be said as a votive Mass of the third class in churches and oratories where special exercises of piety in honor of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary are actually held on that day. This permission does not apply when the first Saturday is a liturgical day of the first or second class. August 22nd is the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and on that date, if it is not a Sunday, this Mass is obligatory. On any day other than the first Saturday of a month or August 22nd, this Mass is a votive Mass of the fourth class.

(F)     During Advent, the Mass Roráte cœli désuper is a votive Mass of the third class and may be offered on any liturgical day which is not of the first or second class.

(G)     The Mass “Saturday of Our Lady” is of the fourth class, and it is proper to every Saturday of the year which is not a liturgical day of the first, second or third class. On a Saturday when this Mass is proper, if a fourth-class commemoration falls on that date, then the Priest may either offer the Mass “Saturday of Our Lady” and include that commemoration, or he may optionally choose to offer the Mass from the Proper of Saints which corresponds to that commemoration. For an example of this, see the ordo for Saturday, September 1, 2018. On the first Saturday of a month, the Priest may choose to offer, instead of the Mass “Saturday of Our Lady,” the votive Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Supreme and Eternal Priest under the conditions described in (C) above, or the votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the conditions described in (D) above.

(H)     The “Daily Mass for the Dead – For All the Faithful Departed” is of the third class from November 3 through November 8, and on those dates it may be offered on any liturgical day of the third or fourth class. On other days of the year, it is of the fourth class and can only be offered on fourth-class ferias.

Propers for Certain Votive Masses:

Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Adeamus cum fiducia)

Votive Mass of the Most Holy Trinity (Mondays)

Votive Mass of the Holy Angels (Tuesdays)

Votive Mass of Saint Joseph (Wednesdays)

Votive Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Supreme and Eternal Priest (Thursdays)

Votive Mass of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Fridays)

Votive Mass for the Anniversary of the Coronation (Solemn Installation) of the Pope

Saturday of Our Lady (or Votive Mass) – Roráte cœli desuper during Advent

Saturday of Our Lady – Vultum tuum after Christmas and before February 2

Saturday of Our Lady – Salve, sancta Parens after the Purification and before Holy Thursday

Saturday of Our Lady – Salve, sancta Parens during Eastertide

Saturday of Our Lady – Salve, sancta Parens after Trinity Sunday and before Advent

Saturday of Our Lady – Salve, sancta Parens after Trinity Sunday and before Advent (Latin-English-Español trilingual)

Daily Mass for the Dead – For All the Faithful Departed (with Rite of Absolution)

Daily Mass for the Dead – For All the Faithful Departed (omitting Rite of Absolution)