Feb. 1, 2020

February 2020

February is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Most Holy Trinity

 

Glory be to thee O Co-equal Trinity, one God-head before all ages, now, and for evermore. From whom are all things; thro’ whom are all things; in whom are all things; to Him be glory for ever.

 

The Famous Creed based on the Trinitarian Doctrine is the Athanasian Creed. It is also focused on Christology. The Latin name of the creed, “Quicunque Vult,” is taken from the opening words, "Whoever wishes". This creed explicitly states the equality of the three persons of the Trinity.

 

The mystery of the ever-adorable Trinity is the foundation of the Christian religion, the Master-Dogma of the Catholic Faith, and is firmly to be believed and assented to, though incomprehensible to human reason. What the Christian Church teaches us, with regard to this mystery, in a few words, is this: There is only one supreme Eternal God, Creator of heaven and earth, in three divine Persons, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, really distinct one from the other. For the Father is not the Son, nor the Holy Ghost; nor is the Son the Father, or the Holy Ghost; nor is the Holy Ghost the Father, or the Son. The Father is from no other: The Son was born of the Father from all eternity, and is equal to him in power and majesty, of the same nature and substance: The Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father and Son from all eternity, is equal to them in power and majesty, of the same nature and substance with them. So that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are the One, supreme, Eternal Being; and consequently, tho’ the Father be God, the Son be God, and the Holy Ghost be God, they are but One God equally to be praised, adored, and worshiped for ever.

Let us therefore this month beg Almighty God to preserve us in this Faith, and continue to teach us to submit our reason to revelation. Let us offer our prayers for those unhappy men, who, taking their weak reason for the standard of all truth, impiously give the lie to the Almighty, and refuse to believe God, when he himself teaches us (through the Church) what we are to believe concerning him.

 

Below listed are the feasts falling in February 2020:

February 1: FIRST SATURDAY/St. Ignatius (of Antioch), Bishop and Martyr, Double.

 

February 2: Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Double of the II Class/IV Sunday after Epiphany.

February 3: Commemoration of St. Blase Bishop and Martyr.

February 4: St. Andrew Corsini Bishop and Confessor, Double.

February 5: St. Agatha Virgin Martyr, Double.

February 6: St. Titus Bishop and Confessor, Double; Commemoration of St. Dorothy Virgin Martyr.

February 7: FIRST FRIDAY/St. Romuald Abbot, Double.

February 8: St. John of Matha Confessor, Double.

 

(THE SHROVETIDE / PRE-LENTEN SEASON BEGINS)

 

February 9: Septuagesima Sunday, Double; Commemoration of St. Cyril Bishop of Alexandria, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church; Commemoration of St. Apollonia Virgin Martyr.

February 10: St. Scholastica Virgin, Double.

February 11: The Prayer of Christ (Tuesday after Septuagesima Sunday); Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate (at Lourdes), Greater Double.

February 12: The Seven Holy Founders of the Order of Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary Confessors, Double.

February 13: Mass of the Season

February 14: Commemoration of St. Valentine Priest and Martyr.

February 15: Commemoration of Ss. Faustinus and Jovita Martyrs.

 

February 16: Sexagesima Sunday, Double.

February 17: Mass of the Season

February 18: Commemoration of the Passion of Christ (Tuesday after Sexagesima Sunday); Commemoration of St. Simeon Bishop and Martyr.

February 19: Mass of the Season

February 20: Mass of the Season

February 21: Mass of the Season

February 22: Chair of St. Peter at Antioch, Greater Double; Commemoration of St. Paul.

 

February 23: Shrove Sunday/Quinquagesima Sunday, Double; Commemoration of St. Peter Damian Confessor, Bishop, Cardinal, and Doctor of the Church.

February 24: Shrove Monday.

February 25: Holy Face of our Lord Jesus Christ (Shrove Tuesday)/St. Matthias Apostle, Double of the II Class.

 

(THE HOLY SEASON OF LENT BEGINS)

February 26: ASH WEDNESDAY (Fasting & Abstinence to be observed for 40 days, except Sundays, until Holy Saturday - April 11th, 2020).

February 27: Mass of the Season

February 28: The sacred Crown of Thorns (Friday after Ash Wednesday)/St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Double.

February 29: Mass of the Season

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.