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Question from J.F. on 09-08-2013:

We used to celebrate the Nativity or birth of Mary on September 8 every year, as well as Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15. I have not see this feast on the Catholic calendar and, more disappointingly, I heard nothing at Mass when it fell on a Sunday this year, 2013.

Answer by Catholic Answers on 09-09-2013:

J.F.--

That's because it did fall on a Sunday. Sunday takes precedence over feast days. Only a solemnity, not a feast or a memorial, takes precedence over the regular Sunday liturgy. Both the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (September 8) and Our Lady of Sorrows (September 15) are superseded by Sunday this year.

Michelle Arnold
Catholic Answers


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