Has the Church officially said anything about theme Masses?


Full Question

A few years ago, a "theme" for each Sunday Mass was announced just prior to the beginning of the liturgy. Is this something that is decided on a local level, or has the Church established any rules about "theme" Masses?

Answer

I’m aware of the practice. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus as expressed in the liturgical seasons and various feasts and solemnities are the only themes the Church currently provides.


Fr. Vincent Serpa O.P.