Walking home from the 4th Degree K of C meeting tonight, I had an idea(this is why I refused two offers of rides) . . .
We no longer have a Saturday morning Mass here. But I'd still like to have votive Masses for the Blessed Mother.
In fact, the options are wide open for Ordinary Time: any day where there's no feast or memorial, a priest can have a votive Mass of his choice, although he's supposed to be considerate of the devotion of the people. But then, he could justify a votive Mass for this or that saint as a way to teach a devotion, too.
In any case, devotion to Our Lady is the pre-eminent devotion in our faith.
So I thought--what about having a votive Mass of the Blessed Mother on Wednesday? The only association Wednesday has is with St. Joseph, and he's gallant, he'd be honored!
When else would we have votive Masses for Mary?
What do you think?