More inspiring news from Brooklyn at the newly renovated Holy Name of Jesus church.
On October 11, 2014, Rev. Fr. Brandon P. O’Brien (Diocese of Rockville Centre) celebrated a Solemn High Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church located in the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Jon Tveit was the Sub-Deacon and Mr. Eddy Toribio was the Master of Ceremonies. Among the clergy assisting in choir was the pastor, Rev. Fr. James K. Cunningham.
(Notice and photos courtesy of Mr. Arrys Ortanez)
At St. Mary Church in Greenwich, CT, on Friday, October 17th at 7:30 in the evening there will be a Solemn High Mass Votive Mass in honor of Pope St. Pius X commemorating the centenary his death.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014 I 6:30 PM
TWELFTH ANNUAL SOLEMN
Missa pro defunctis (Requiem á 8) Duarte Lôbo (c. 1565-1646)
sung by the Schola Cantorum of Saint Agnes
James D. Wetzel, Organist and Choirmaster
The Church of Saint Agnes
143 East 43rd Street (between Lexington & Third Avenues) New York City
sponsored by the CATHOLIC ARTISTS SOCIETY, NEW YORK PURGATORIAL SOCIETY and the
SOCIETY OF SAINT HUGH OF CLUNY (stagneschurchnyc.org catholicartistssociety.org nypurgatorial.com sthughofcluny.org)
REMEMBER THE SOULS IN PURGATORY DURING NOVEMBER!
Mr. Arrys Ortanez reports:
“The Rite of Confirmation in the “traditional” form (EF) was celebrated by the Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, His Excellency, The Most Rev. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, at the chapel in St. John’s Cemetery in Queens, NY. Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Latin Mass) preceded the Confirmation Rite. Fr. James Massa, Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens was present in Choir and assisted at the Confirmations. Also assisting His Excellency, were Frs. Daniel Champoli and Joseph Wilson, who said Mass, both also priests of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. The Ceremony was amazing and moving. 26 young people were confirmed by His Excellency.” 1)
(All Photographs also curtesy of Mr.Arrys Ortanez.)
1) I would ask our Brooklyn correspondents if this style “The Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens” is in unofficial use? The diocesan website still uses the traditional “Diocese of Brooklyn” – SC.
At St. Theresa’s parish in Trumbull, Connecticut – the second Traditional Mass in just a few months. Fr. Brian Gannon, the pastor of st. Theresa’s was the celebrant; Fr. Shawn Cutler, parochial vicar at St. Theresa, was the deacon. Fr. Richard Cipolla, parochial vicar of St. Mary’s Norwalk, was the subdeacon. Mr. William Riccio was the Master of Ceremonies.
(above) St. Theresa’s is a 1961 structure of grand dimensions. It is one of the last great churches built before the fall – and much more successful than sister churches of that era. Mucb of the “pre-conciliar sanctuary survives. There is wood, there is stone and there is marble.The stained glass windows are not bad at all either!
The mass was for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary but the collect of the XVII Sunday after Pentecost was also read:
“Da, quaesumus, Domine, populo tuo diabolica vitare contagia……” How appropriate for these times!
A large congregation attended this liturgy.
Carolina Flores was choirmistress; Samuel Schmitt was the organist. The music included the “Missa de Beata Virgine” of Cristobal Morales and motets by Guerrero, Saint-Saens and Hassler. The gradual was a setting by William Byrd.
If the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary is forever associated with the battle of Vienna in 1683, that of the Most Holy Rosary commemorates the battle of Lepanto, fought on October 7, 1571. How relevant to 2014! And how contradictory to the current pacifist teachings of Rome (which recently had to be adjusted – if unclearly – for ISIS).
Sunday October 5(“External Solemnity”):
St. Mary, Norwalk, CT; Solemn High Mass 9:30 AM
St. Theresa, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull, CT. Solemn High Mass 2:30 PM.
Immaculate Conception, Sleepy Hollow, NY, low Mass, 3 pm.
Tuesday, October 7th:
Church of St. Casimir, Yonkers, Missa Cantata, 7 pm. NB: St Casimir’s parish is also the site of the new Cardinal Neumann Classical school.