Proper of the Mass

for Sundays and Feasts

in Proportional Rhythm

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Except when Christmas Day is a Monday (and Epiphany is a Saturday), the first Sunday of Advent is the sixth Sunday before Epiphany.

First Sunday of Advent

Trope Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Second Sunday of Advent

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Third Sunday of Advent

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

*Christmas Eve - may fall (and take precedence) on the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

*Christmas Midnight

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

*Christmas Dawn

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

*Christmas Day

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Sunday within the Octave of Christmas

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Octave of Christmas (New Year's Day)

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Holy Name - Sunday between January 2 & 5 inclusive

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

*Epiphany

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Holy Family

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Third through Last Sundays after Epiphany

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Septuagesima is the ninth Sunday before Easter and the sixteenth before Pentecost; earliest possible date: January 18; latest: February 22.

Septuagesima

Introit Gradual Tract Offertory Communion

Sexagesima

Introit Gradual Tract Offertory Communion

Quinquagesima

Introit Gradual Tract Offertory Communion

*Ash Wednesday

Introit Gradual Tract Offertory Communion

First Sunday of Lent

Introit Gradual Tract Offertory Communion

Second Sunday of Lent

Introit Gradual Tract Offertory Communion

Third Sunday of Lent

Introit Gradual Tract Offertory Communion

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Introit Gradual Tract Offertory Communion

Passion Sunday

Introit Gradual Tract Offertory Communion

Palm Sunday

Introit Gradual Tract Offertory Communion

*Holy Thursday

Introit Gradual Offertory Communion

*Good Friday

Tract (Responsory) I Tract (Responsory) II Ecce lignum Reproaches Antiphon I Hymn Crux fidelis Antiphon II Antiphon III Antiphon IV Hymn Vexilla Regis

*Easter Vigil

Tract (Canticle) I Tract (Canticle) II Tract (Canticle) III Tract (Canticle) IV Alleluia Tract V Ps. 150 Antiphon & Benedictus

Easter Sunday

Introit Gradual Alleluia Sequence Offertory Communion

Low Sunday

Introit Alleluia I Alleluia II Offertory Communion

Second Sunday after Easter

Introit Alleluia I Alleluia II Offertory Communion

Third Sunday after Easter

Introit Alleluia I Alleluia II Offertory Communion

Fourth Sunday after Easter

Introit Alleluia I Alleluia II Offertory Communion

Fifth Sunday after Easter

Introit Alleluia I Alleluia II (rhythmic corrections for this chant are most welcome!) Offertory Communion

*Ascension

Introit Alleluia I Alleluia II Offertory Communion

Sunday after Ascension

Introit Alleluia I Alleluia II Offertory Communion

Pentecost (Whitsunday)

Introit Alleluia I Alleluia II Sequence Offertory Communion

Trinity Sunday

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

*Corpus Christi - in the United States: external solemnity on the second Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Sequence Offertory Communion

Second Sunday after Pentecost - in the United States: replaced by the external solemnity of Corpus Christi unless there be more than one Sunday High Mass in the same church

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

*Sacred Heart - external solemnity on the third Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Tract (for Votive Masses after Septuagesima) Alleluia II (for Votive Masses in Eastertide) Offertory Offertory (for Votive Masses in Eastertide) Communion Communion (for Votive Masses in Eastertide)

Third Sunday after Pentecost - replaced by the external solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus unless there be more than one Sunday High Mass in the same church

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Depending on the date of Easter, October may encompass four or five of the sixteenth through the twenty-fourth Sundays after Pentecost. The first Sunday is the external solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary (Rosary Sunday), and the last is the feast of Christ the King.

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory (the same chant without melodic corrections) Communion

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Twenty-Third through Last Sundays after Pentecost

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

handout with English translation and notes

*Not a Sunday (or at least not necessarily)

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Immaculate Conception - December 8; may fall on the Second Sunday of Advent

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Candlemas (2nd class) - February 2; may fall (and take precedence) on a Sunday, and may fall as late as the Monday after Quinquagesima (i.e., two days before Ash Wednesday)

Introit Gradual Alleluia (before Septuagesima) Tract (after Septuagesima) Offertory Communion

St. Joseph - March 19

Introit Gradual Tract Offertory Communion

Annunciation - March 25

Introit Gradual Tract Alleluia I (in Eastertide) Alleluia II (in Eastertide) Offertory Communion

St. Joseph the Workman - May 1; may fall (and take precedence) on a Sunday

Introit Alleluia I Alleluia II Offertory Communion

Nativity of St. John the Baptist - June 24; may fall (and take precedence) on a Sunday

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Ss. Peter & Paul - June 29; in the United States: external solemnity on the Sunday following the feast (unless the feast itself fall on Sunday)

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Precious Blood - July 1; may fall (and take precedence) on a Sunday

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Transfiguration (2nd class) - August 6; may fall (and take precedence) on a Sunday

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Assumption (after 1950) - August 15; may fall (and take precedence) on a Sunday

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Assumption (traditional) - August 15; may fall (and take precedence) on a Sunday

Introit Gradual Alleluia (same as above) Offertory Communion

Holy Cross (2nd class) - September 14; may fall (and take precedence) on a Sunday

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Michaelmas - September 29; may fall (and take precedence) on a Sunday

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Our Lady of the Rosary - October 7; external solemnity on the first Sunday in October

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Christ the King - last Sunday in October

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

All Saints - November 1; may fall (and take precedence) on a Sunday

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

Dedication of the Archbasilica of Our Savior (2nd class) - November 9; may fall (and take precedence) on a Sunday

Introit Gradual Alleluia Offertory Communion

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Additional Masses:

Nuptial Mass

Introit Gradual Alleluia Tract (after Septuagesima) Alleluia II (in Eastertide) Offertory Communion

Requiem Mass & Burial Rites

Entrance Responsory Introit Gradual (historical) Gradual (Tridentine) Tract Sequence (solfege exercise with Solesmes rhythmic markings) Offertory Communion Absolution Responsory Antiphon

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Also to be included: Rorate Mass; St. Stephen (Dec. 26); Ember Friday & Saturday in Lent; Easter Monday, Friday, & Saturday; Rogation Mass; Pentecost Monday; Ember Friday & Saturday after Pentecost; Chair of St. Peter (Feb. 22); St. Thomas Aquinas (Mar. 7); Visitation (July 2); Immaculate Heart (Aug. 22) & First Saturday Votive Mass; St. Pius X (Sep. 3)

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Gloria Patri Tones

I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX (Ia) X (IIa) XII (VIc)


Before the Principal Sunday Mass:

Asperges Vidi aquam