CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP AND THE DISCIPLINE OF THE SACRAMENTS
granting a special faculty for
the celebration of the Conversion of St Paul,
The Apostle St Paul, who proclaimed the truth of Christ to the entire world and, after having been his persecutor, employed all means to announce the Good News to the peoples, committing himself with zeal for the unity and harmony of all Christians, has always been and is still now venerated by the faithful, especially in this particular Year, bimillennium of his birth, that the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI has willed to institute it as a special Jubilee Year.
Therefore, in force of the faculties attributed to this
Congregation by the Supreme Pontiff, Benedict XVI, grants, in an extraordinary
way, that next 25 January 2009, the Third Sunday "per annum", the singular
churches can celebrate a Mass according to the formula Conversion of St
Paul, Apostle, as found in the Roman Missal. In this case, the Second
Reading of the Mass is taken from the Roman Lectionary for the Third Sunday
"per annum", and the Creed is recited.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary.
From the Congregation for Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, 25 January 2008, on the feast of the Conversion of St Paul, Apostle.
Cardinal Francis Arinze
Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith