Gueranger TONIGHT, special broadcast WEDNESDAY
I frequently ask for feedback and suggestions from my Facebook Live broadcast viewers, and am always glad when I receive some.
Those who look forward to my Monday night broadcasts (8:30 pm Eastern, as are all my broadcasts on all other nights) on the readings in Dom Guéranger’s The Liturgical Year for the preceding week are concerned that if I pre-empt tonight’s regularly scheduled Guéranger broadcast by doing my special topic broadcast, we may be hard pressed (given the additional amounts of material in Guéranger during Lent) to cover two weeks of Guéranger next Monday, and as a result will almost certainly once again fall behind, as we often did during Advent and Christmastide. They feel that this would be regrettable, since we’ve been doing such a great job of staying on schedule and completely covering the readings each week since Septuagesima began.
This is a legitimate concern. I am therefore going to have our regularly scheduled Guéranger broadcast tonight (Mon, March 6), and move my special topic broadcast to Wednesday (March 8) instead. The added advantage of this is that Wednesday’s series, on Catholic Social Principles, has no necessary timetable to keep: we simply read and discuss Sr. O’Brien’s book until an hour is up, with no need to cover a prerequisite amount of material, as we need to do in Guéranger each week.
This of course means pushing the start of our week’s worth of broadcasts on the first five mysteries of the holy rosary to the very next available broadcasting evening in my schedule, which is this Friday (March 10). So be it.
The five talks on the rosary will therefore air on Friday, March 10; Saturday, March 11; Sunday, March 12; Wednesday, March 15; and Friday, March 17.
Please notice in the preceding sentence that we will NOT be using next Monday's (March 13) slot to talk about the rosary, due to the point people have already made above about the inadvisability of ever pre-empting Monday night’s series on Guéranger, as this will make it unlikely that we’ll be able to cover two weeks worth of readings the following week, and will therefore inevitably fall behind.
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May Almighty God be granting you a grace-filled Lent.
Yours in Christ our Suffering Savior and Mary, Mother of Sorrows,