News & Events
Jan 16, 2012
by Glenn CJ Byer, MA SLD
Reprinted with permission from CCCB
In [a] recent article concerning changes to the General Roman Calendar for use in the United States, a reference was made to 17 adaptations. Those changes apply to Canada as well, but Canada has been much more active in creating a calendar that reflects our culture and history.
There are, for Canada, an additional 18 feasts, 5 changes in saints days, 4 civic commemorations, 3 changes in ranking of a feast and 3 additional titles for saints, all of which make the new edition of the Roman Missal a truly Canadian book. These 33 specifically Canadian features plus the 17 changes to the general calendar make for a total of 50 changes – which works out to almost one a week!
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