On Saturday, September 24, at 10:00 AM the Society of St Hugh of Cluny will be sponsoring a Solemn mass at the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood at 113 Baxter Street/109 Mulberry Street, New York. It will be a votive Mass of San Gennaro with a commemoration of the Ember Day.
The Society continues its annual September “Italian Heritage” pilgrimage. This year we will be moving downtown to a legendary Italian church – during the feast of San Gennaro! A votive Mass of S Gennaro will be celebrated with a commemoration of the Ember Day. This church also is the location this year of an Archdiocesan “holy door of Mercy.”
For directions see HERE.
The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is on Monday, August 15. The following churches will offer the traditional Mass:
Sunday, August 14:
St. Mary Church, Norwalk, CT, 4:00 pm, Solemn Mass in the presence of a greater prelate. Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport will preside. Music will include the Missa Brevis in D by Mozart, motets by Charpentier and Palestrina as well as the Gregorian Chant propers for the Assumption.. At the conclusion of Mass, Bishop Caggiano will dedicate an antique Marian statue in honor of “Our Lady of Norwalk”, which then will be carried in procession through downtown Norwalk. A festive dinner with live music will follow. More Information
Monday, August 15:
St. Stanislaus Church, New Haven, CT, low mass, 5:30 pm
Holy Innocents Church, New York, NY, 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. (On the Feast of the Assumption, Holy Innocents will celebrate the Sixth Anniversary of the (resumed) uninterrupted daily celebration of the Traditional Mass)
Immaculate Conception Church, Sleepy Hollow, NY, 5:00 pm
St. Patrick’s Church, Newburgh, NY, 4:00 pm
The image of Our Lady by Tilman Riemenschneider is in the Herrgottskirche in Creglingen, Germany
St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk, CT will offer a solemn mass “in the presence of a greater prelate” on Sunday August 14 at 4 pm. Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport will preside. Music will include the Missa Brevis in D by Mozart, motets by Charpentier and Palestrina as well as the Gregorian Chant propers for the Assumption.. At the conclusion of Mass, Bishop Caggiano will dedicate an antique Marian statue in honor of “Our Lady of Norwalk”, which then will be carried in procession through downtown Norwalk.
A festive dinner with live music, reflecting the parish’s multi-ethnic membership will follow. Tickets are required for the dinner. To purchase dinner tickets call 203-866-5546.
The Fifth Annual Traditional Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on East 116th Street, New York on Saturday, July 23. Over the last five years the number of pilgrims has steadily grown – the ceremonies and music have also become much more elaborate. The pilgrimage takes place a week after this parish’s patronal feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – a legendary festa which nowadays also prominently features the celebration of the Traditional mass. The pilgrimage involves individuals and Traditionalist organizations from all over the New York area. The celebrant was Canon Matthew Talarico ICRSS. The deacon was Fr Christopher Salvatore SAC and the subdeacon was Fr. Richard Cipolla, pastor of St. Mary Church, Norwalk.
(Above) The recently restored Image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, over the altar
Statue of Our Lady used in outdoor processions
(Above) Greetings from the pastor; (below) Bill Riccio at the organ!
(Above) The congregation gathers around sanctuary for presentation of flowers.
(Above and Below) The procession of pilgrims into the church on their knees.
(Above) The entrance procession.
(Above) Representatives of the Constantinian Order of St. George
(Above) Canon Matthew Talarico ICRSS was the celebrant.
The procession after the mass followed by benediction.
(Above and below) The celebrant and subdeacon with the members of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George before the image of S. Elena di Laurino.
(Above) S. Elena di Laurino. Our Lady of Mount Carmel church posseses an extraordinary variety of devotional images. (Below) In the baptistry note between two paintings of angels the framed image of the Madonna Incoronata, a devotion originating in Foggia in Apulia.
(Above and below). Sometimes the faithful grow too enthusiastic. A warning sign next to a statue of St. Ann – her book is the ideal place to write petitions to the Virgin in a place she can very easily read them.
Yesterday evening Canon Jean Marie Moreau, ICRSS, celebrated a farewell mass at Holy Innocents Church, New York. Canon Moreau has been in the New York area(New Jersey and New York) for five years; he is now heading to the island of Mauritius. After Mass there was an ongoing novena in honor of St. Ann, whose feast day is July 26. The ceremony included a procession around the church with a statue of St. Ann and the exposed Blessed Sacrament, Benediction and veneration of a relic of St. Ann. A reception for Canon Moreau followed in the church hall. (Information about the Novena to St. Ann at Holy Innocents posted here)