With a post-conciliar record low of three Sundays before Lent, how do you or would you handle seasonal music at your parish, especially if you switch Mass settings from Christmas to Ordinary Time to Lent?
In three years, we’ll celebrate the latest Easter since Vatican II: on April 24th. It can only be one day later that that, and late Easter will take place in 2038. That year we will get the Emmaus readings on Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day will be Trinity Sunday. (Father’s Day can never fall on Pentecost, by the way.)
Speaking of Mother’s Day, are you ready for Pentecost falling on that American observance? The co-existence (or collision) of “veni” and “ave.” I suppose someone could do a very funny, slightly sacrilegious fusion of the two musical traditions if they wanted to. Or not.
Will this early Easter happen again in our lifetimes? Depends on if you plan to live a few centuries. The next March 23rd Easter will be in the year 2160. It will happen again in 2228. The earliest possible date for Easter is March 22nd, but for that, we’ll need to wait until 2285.