The following churches will offer traditional Masses this week for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Please let us know if you know of a mass in the area that is not on this schedule.
As of this moment, we know of six Solemn Masses – and at least two missae cantatae – which will be celebrated between Thursday and Sunday in the New York area. We perhaps take for granted the remarkable liturgical progress that has been achieved between the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum in 2007 and now. A quick perusal of this blog’s “Archives” folder for 2007 or 2008 will demonstrate the point. And thanks to Catholic Traditionalism, so many feasts of the Church that had fallen into semi- desuetude have been gloriously revived: Corpus Christi, Candlemas, All Souls. There have been bitter losses to be sure – we all know parishes that once welcomed the “Extraordinary Form” which have discontinued its celebration. Others, however, have taken their place. The number and solemnity of the Traditional liturgies in this region continues its slow but steady growth!
Thursday, May 26
Holy Innocents Church, 128 West 37th St., New York, NY, Solemn Mass and solemn outdoor procession around mid-town Manhattan, 6:00 pm, festive reception to follow.
Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 240 Bleeker St., New York, NY, Solemn Mass, 6:30 pm, reception following.
(Sponsored by the Catholic Artists Society (This is their annual Mass for Artists))
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 448 East 116th St., New York, Ny, Solemn Mass, outdoor procession concluding with solemn Benediction. 7:00 pm
(The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny is Sponsoring this Solemn Mass and Procession.)
St. Anthony of Padua, Jersey City, NJ, 7:00 pm
External Feast: Sunday, May 29
St. Mary Church, Norwalk, CT, Solemn Mass, 10:30 am (please note time change), outdoor procession through the streets of Norwalk, Benediction, followed by picnic lunch on the grounds of the church – please bring your own picnic.
St. Stanislaus Church, New Haven, CT, high mass, 2 pm, outdoor procession
Our Lady of Peace Church, Brooklyn, NY, Solemn Mass at 9:30 am with an outdoor procession. (The celebrant will be Bishop James Massa.)
Immaculate Conception Church, Sleepy Hollow, NY, Missa Cantata, Procession and Benediction, 3 pm.
Also this weekend:
Friday, May 27
“Like the octave of some great feast”: Perspectives on the musical life of English Catholics under Elizabeth”
at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave. Manhattan.
Lecture at 5:30 pm by Samuel Schmitt, Ph.D., with live musical examples provided by Grant and Priscilla Herreid and Charles Weaver
Solemn Mass in the traditional Dominican rite at 7 pm, featuring the Missa Regali of Robert Fayrfax performed by the Schola of St. Hugh under the direction of Charles Weaver
A festive reception will follow mass
(The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny is Sponsoring this Lecture and Solemn Mass.)