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Sacred Heart
Traditional Catholic Church

1018  36th Street (between Woods & Westmoreland Avenues)
Orlando, Florida 32805 
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Latitude +28.506346° (N.), longitude -81.393536° (W.)

Nearly 2 13 miles south of Orlando City Hall and its downtown (as the birds would fly),
and only a few blocks from the intersection of Interstate-4 and U.S. Highway 17-92
(3 blocks south, and not quite 2 blocks east, of I-4 exit 80 at U.S. 17-92 a.k.a. South Orange Blossom Trail)

[⌨ “6KA”  ·  “49”]

Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M.:
Friday, December 8

This feast is the first of the 3 Holydays of Obligation in the U.S.A. that occur during Advent & Christmastide (all 3 being shown in the seasonal “days of special interest” calendar stripe immediately below). There will be 4 Masses on the headlined date, including the sunset Mass that was added in 2016 for this Holyday, at 5:30 p.m. as shown in the table of regularly scheduled Masses, below).

The Blessèd Virgin Mary, in her role as the Immaculate Conception, is celebrated as “principal Patron” of the U.S.A.[*]  1 practical effect of the day in the week in which the feast falls in 2017, is to move this week's day of traditional abstinence from meat:
  • from Friday, on which the dignity of this feast automatically traditionally dispenses the obligation to abstain from meat on that day;
  • to Thursday, which is observed as the vigil of this feast, and imposes the obligation not only to abstain, but also to fast on this vigil [†].
[Note *: Decree (by vote) of the First Council of Baltimore (1846); as confirmed on 7 February 1847.  Per Frederick Holweck 1910: “Immaculate Conception”.  Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 7.  Robert Appleton Co.: New York.  <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07674d.htm> (retrieved for New Advent CD Edn. 2.1: 26 Apr. 2010).

Note †: This is the only feast of the B.V.M. in the U.S.A. whose vigil carries a traditional obligation to fast & abstain. In particular, the Feast of the Assumption of the B.V.M. carries no such obligation in the U.S.A., despite it also being a Holyday of Obligation. ]
[2017CW49=LW01 (2017-12-02; 2016-12-04 via J.E.D., +a.m.D.g.+): 2015-12-07; 2016-12-10,12; 2017-12-02: ↑≥2017-12-02(S); ↓≥2017-12-09(S)]
[2017CW49=LW01: 2017-12-02]
Late-Autumnal through Early-Winter days of special interest
1st Sunday of Advent Immaculate Conception
*St. Lucy
(of Syracuse),
Ember days (next Wed.-Fri.-Sat. after St. Lucy*) Nativity
a.k.a. Christmas
year Dom.
(Octave Day of Nativity)
December 3 Friday
(December 8)
(December 13)
Wed. 20,
Fri. 22,
Sat. 23
(December 25)

G Monday
(January 1)
(January 6)
Note +: Holydays of Obligation.

Regular Winter schedule



Sundays 8:00 a.m.  ·  10:00 a.m.  ·  12:30 p.m.(+Sp.)  ·  6:00 p.m.
Mondays not Holydays none
Tuesdays 8:00 a.m.
Wednesdays 8:00 a.m.
Thursdays 12:00 m.
Fridays 1st Friday 8:00 a.m.  ·  12:00 m.
otherwise 12:00 m.
Saturdays 1st Saturday 9:00 a.m.
otherwise 9:00 a.m.
Holydays + 8:00 a.m.  ·  12:00 m.  ·  5:30 p.m.  ·  7:00 p.m.

+: Holydays of Obligation.


By devotion

Exposition of the
Blessèd Sacrament
and Benediction
1st Sunday After 10:00 a.m. Mass
Thursdays After 12:00 m. Mass
1st Friday After 8:00 a.m. Mass
1st Saturday After 9:00 a.m. Mass
Holy League Holy Hour and Holy Communion 3rd Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Solemn Rosary 1st Saturday After 9:00 a.m. Mass

By day of week or month

1st Sunday Exposition of the Blessèd Sacrament and Benediction After 10:00 a.m. Mass
3rd Wednesday Holy League Holy Hour and Holy Communion 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays Exposition of the Blessèd Sacrament and Benediction After 12:00 m. Mass
1st Friday Exposition of the Blessèd Sacrament and Benediction After 8:00 a.m. Mass
1st Saturday Exposition of the Blessèd Sacrament,
Solemn Rosary, and Benediction
After 9:00 a.m. Mass


Sundays 12 hour before Masses
Holydays + 12 hour before Masses
And by appointment


+: Holydays of Obligation.

*: This daily schedule is subject to change.

(+Sp.) Sunday Mass in Latin, with sermon & vernacular readings in English (as usual), but followed (after the Mass) by a repeat of the vernacular readings for the Mass and a short sermon, both given in Spanish (en Español después la Misa). Applies only to the individual Mass at the time-of-day to its immediate left.

(Sp.): Mass in Latin, but with sermon & vernacular readings in Spanish (en Español). Applies only to the individual Mass at the time-of-day to its immediate left.

Most Reverend Louis A. Montelongo, Pastor
Reverend Jonathan E. Derrington, Assistant Pastor

Office: 407- 841-5878   ·   Pastor's cell-phone: 407- 484-1940

Reverend George A. Adams, 29 August 1924--2 December 2017.
Requiem æternam dōnā ,  Domine; et lūx perpetua lūceat .
(Eternal rest give to him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him.)
Reverend Matthias Heppel, missus rus montuōsum in Arkansade  [] [*];
ibi misericors Deus benedīcat cœpta eius.

(sent to the mountainous countryside in Arkansas; there, may merciful God bless his undertakings.)
[Note : Charles Sloane 1907: “Arkansas”.  Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 1.  Robert Appleton Co.: New York.  <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01724a.htm> (retrieved for CD Edn. 2.1: 26 Apr. 2010).

Note *: Weather conditions & forecast nearest the Oratory of St. Giles [],  as established by Fr. Heppel
(per NWS Forecast Office, Little Rock, Arkansas):

Note : John F.X. Murphy 1909: “St. Giles (Latin Ægidius)”.  Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 6.  Robert Appleton Co.: New York.  <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06559a.htm> (retrieved for CD Edn. 2.1: 26 Apr. 2010). ]

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