Julian Revie to perform at St Thomas More Chapel

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A FREE CONCERT AT YALE

Saturday, December 3, 4-5pm
Saint Thomas More Chapel @ Yale 268 Park Street, New Haven
Joint performance by Musica Sacra (NYC professional choir) and Yale singers
 
Julian Revie, composer in residence at St Thomas More Chapel, New Haven, wrote the pieces connected to the “Kyrie”
This dramatic setting of the Kyrie for twelve-part mixed chorus expresses three contrasting yet complementary facets of the human experience in our shared and much needed plea for divine mercy: despair, longing, and hope. These aspects of our cry for mercy are expressed in the subtitles I have added to the three sections of the piece: Out of the Depths, I Cry to Thee (Ps. 130:1); The Soul and Her Savior; and God is My Help, My Soul Is at Rest (Ps. 62:5).

December look-ahead

Blessings at the beginning of Advent!

Looking ahead the SGS special Mass schedule is:

Dec 2, First Friday Mass at 8:00am
Dec 8, Immaculate Conception Mass, 5:30pm (a holy day; Thursday)
Dec 11, Gaudete Sunday Mass at 2:00pm
Dec 25, Christmas Mass at 2:00pm
Jan 1, Christmas Octave Mass at 2:00pm

The schedule is noted here: http://saint-gregory.org/schedule/

All Souls Indulgence

mass-purgatory-indulgencesFrom the Handbook of Indulgences

Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day

A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or an oratory on (November 2nd,) All Souls Day.

Will you not, for love, try to gain these indulgences?  Make a plan.

Requirements for Obtaining a Plenary Indulgence on All Souls Day (2 Nov)

  • Visit a church and pray for souls in Purgatory
  • Say one “Our Father” and the “Apostles Creed” in the visit to the church
  • Say one “Our Father” and one “Hail Mary” for the Holy Father’s intentions (that is, the intentions designated by the Holy Father each month)
  • Worthily receive Holy Communion (ideally on the same day if you can get to Mass)
  • Make a sacramental confession within 20 days of All Souls Day
  • For a plenary indulgence be  free from all attachment to sin, even venial sin (otherwise, the indulgence is partial, not plenary, “full”).

You can acquire one plenary indulgence a day.

A partial indulgence can be obtained by visiting a cemetery and praying for the departed.  You can gain a plenary indulgence visiting a cemetery each day between 1 November and 8 November. These indulgences are applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory.

A plenary indulgence, applicable only the Souls in Purgatory, is also granted when you visit a church or a public oratory on 2 November. While visiting the church or oratory say one Our Father and the Apostles Creed.

A partial indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, can be obtained when saying the “Eternal rest … Requiem aeternam…” prayer.

Do you know this prayer?

Requiem aeternam dona ei [pl.eis], Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei [eis]. Requiescat [-ant] in pace Amen.Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

It is customary to add the second half of the “Eternal Rest” prayer after the prayer recited at the conclusion of a meal.

Gratias agimus tibi, omnipotens Deus, pro universis beneficiis tuis, qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum.

Fidelium animae, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.

We give Thee thanks, almighty God, for all Thy benefits, Who livest and reignest, world without end.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.