What is up with this!
I went to Mass with my family yesterday afternoon to celebrate the Liturgy of January 1, The Feast of Mary the Mother of God.
What we had instead was the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord! We went into an anticipated Mass!
Don't get me wrong. It's not that I hate the Epiphany but why have an anticipated Mass for the day which we must celebrate the Motherhood of Mary. On the Missal of John XXIII, January 1 is the Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord, the first moment that our Lord shed His Blood for us!
Now why would we have a short-cut for things, eh?
Guess we did not anticipate the Anticipated Mass, eh?
This whole anticipated Mass thing is getting abused don't you think?