Our parish trimmed back the 23-25 December liturgical schedule from 13 Masses to eleven.
23 Dec 4PM Mass
24 Dec 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 (noon Mass cancelled) then two at 3:30PM, single Masses at 6PM, 8PM and midnight.
25 Dec: 9 & 11 AM (used to be three on Christmas morning).
The pastor, diocesan VG, and the associate pastor keep things balanced, taking three or four Masses each. But I wonder when the last time Pope Benedict (or any pope for that matter) celebrated more than one Mass in a single day.
Notice that Epiphany is celebrated on its traditional day in Rome–the 6th. The Baptism of the Lord is on the following day, Sunday. For us pragmatists in the US, Epiphany is observed on the Sunday after January 1st. Baptism of the Lord is the day after Epiphany this year. And by 14 January, we’re already in the second week of ordinary time.
Just in case anyone’s counting.