The St. Cecilia Society of St. Mary Church, Norwalk, Ct, will present its annual benefit concert in honor of St. Cecilia on Sunday, November 15 at 4 pm at St. Mary Church, Norwalk. The concert features the St. Mary’s Schola Cantorum under the direction of David J. Hughes.
The title of the concert is “Gaudeamus! Music for All Saints and for all of us.” General admission is $25, for students and seniors it is $15. All proceeds go to support the St. Mary’s Schola, which performs at the 9:30 solemn traditional Mass every Sunday. A festive wine and cheese reception will follow the concert.
The theme for the concert is Gaudeamus!, after the introit for All Saints’ Day. The Schola will sing several polyphonic works based on this plainchant (including Morales’ Jubilate Deo and selections from Josquin’s Missa Gaudeamus and Victoria’s Mass of the same name). The concert will also feature solos and duets sung by the members of the Schola (from Verdi to Monteverdi!), accompanied by Charles Weaver on lute and David Hughes on organ.
A beginning level biblical Greek class will now be offered at St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk. The first class will be this Friday, November 6 at 6:30 pm in the St. Therese Room of the school building. Read the New Testament Gospels, Acts of the Apostles and Epistles in the original language. The instruction is being offered at no cost. For further information, please contact Charles Edstrom at 203-838-9114.
There will be an all night vigil of eucharistic adoration for the souls in purgatory on Thursday, Nov. 19 to Friday Nov. 20 at the Church of St. John the Baptist, 210 W. 31st St., New York. This event is sponsored by the Third Friday Reparation Devotional Prayer Group
9 P.M. 1st Annual Traditional Latin Requiem Mass with absolution at the catafalque 10 P.M. First Break
11 P.M. Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament ; Prayers for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
Third Friday Reparation Prayers to the Most Precious Blood
3 A.M. Divine Mercy Chaplet of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 3:15 A.M. Second Break
3:45 A.M. Eucharistic Procession and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament
4:15 A.M. Closing Sung Traditional Latin Sung Requiem Mass with absolution at the catafalque
5:30 A.M. Blessing of Religious Articles; Recitation of the Angelus at 12 Midnight and 6 A.M.
Saint Mary Church in Norwalk, CT, will host Fr. George Rutler from New York City for sung vespers at 5 PM this Sunday, November 1, Feast of All Our Saints.
This traditional Sunday prayer service will culminate with Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, a beautiful way to end Sunday’s Feast. This devotion continues every first Sunday of each month with various priests presiding.