Spending a chunk of office time earlier today setting up the liturgical schedule on the parish calendar, I noted that the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception falls on Saturday. In my parish, this puts us in a bit of a situation. We don’t celebrate Mass on the Saturday of a given week, though the other parish in town does. We’ll likely offer a Mass. But when? Friday night, maybe before supper? Saturday morning? Our regular weekday Mass is 12 noon.
Your parish may be lucky to have a Saturday Mass. I hope it is well-attended. How will you handle the celebration of the holy day? Music ministry? Treats and snacks? Will any children come with parents? (Or without?)
Sit in the chair and tell us how you would handle it, even to the point of making it obligatory again, despite the Saturday.