Yes, my famous Pet Peeve was rattling in her cage this morning, tossing her water bowl in aggravation at the shifting of this solemnity. Forty days, forty years, forty anything MEANS something. Try Googling this and you’ll find lists of all the “40s” in the Bible.
And of course, the Pentecost novena (i.e., nine-day prayer) has become a seven-day prayer. Not to mention the severing of the connection with the Jewish feast of Pentecost, commemorating the giving of the Law on Sinai 50 days after the Exodus. (Connect the dots between the Exodus and the Resurrection.)
The faith is more than Sundays – if it’s 24/7/365, I think we can work something out for Thursdays.