Monday, June 01, 2009

Mass in the Extraordinary Form in Philadelphia, June 28th @ 3:00 PM

Update: I won't be able to make it. My wife and I are going up to Newport, RI that weekend for our second anniversary.

Well, Fr. Carey is hoping to have more of these in the future.
A traditional Latin Missa Cantata (Mass in the Extraordinary Form) has been scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 28, 2009 in anticipation of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul at the Church of St. Paul, on Christian St. between 9th and 10th Sts. in South Philadelphia. (map)

Parking will be available across the street from the church. The church, which is very close to the 9th St. Italian Market, is readily accessible via SEPTA.

The music director for this TLM will be Nicholas Beck who is Music Director at Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ. Robert Ridgell will be the organist.

Father Gerald Carey, the Pastor of St. Paul Parish, will celebrate the Mass. The proper of the Mass will be sung in Gregorian chant. The Mass setting will be the familiar Missa de Angelis sung by the choir and the congregation.

Special polyphonic motets will be sung at the Offertory and at Holy Communion.

Our Sovereign Pontiff Pope Benedict XVI has made available a Plenary Indulgence for those who celebrate this Jubilee Year of St. Paul by participation in such a solemn celebration in connection with the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
It's been a while since I've been to the E.F. I strongly encourage people to come and pray!

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