Some discussion in our parish about observing the Cardinal Newman beatification on the 18-19 September weekend. I’ve been asked to make a liturgical connection with our Episcopalian sisters and brothers down the street for a possible Sunday Vespers.
My liturgical concern has been that his date of death, 11 August, would be an awkwardly placed feast day for the man adopted by so many university apostolates. According to dotCommonweal, the liturgical observance will be set for 9 October in years to come.
Hurdling the occasional homecoming should be easier than recalling students from summer jobs and such.