Saturday, Dec. 5.: Ferial Day (education moment)

When the calendar lists a day as a “Ferial” day, it means that no firmly established festival is assigned to that day. The celebrating Priest will be free to say the Mass of the preceeding Sunday, the Mass proper to any Saints normally only commemorated on that day, or he might say a Votive Mass of his own choosing.

A Votive Mass (missa votiva) is a Mass offered for a votum, a special intention; or, a Mass offered in honor of some mystery of the faith, or the Blessed Virgin, or of a saint or all the saints, but not in the liturgical calendar.

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