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The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph will be observed in a celebration of Solemn High Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven, this Sunday, January 9, at 2:00 pm. Father Michael V. Clark, priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, will be the celebrant, and the Father Robert Turner, Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, North Branford will be the Deacon. Members of the Schola Cantorum of the St. Gregory Society will provide the music for the service.
Pope Leo XIII the established the Feast of the Holy Family for Canada in 1893, and Pope Benedict XV fixed this Feast on the Sunday after the Epiphany on the universal calendar. In their lowly dwelling at Nazareth, by practicing the domestic virtues of charity, obedience, mutual help and regard, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph hallowed family life. There, too, they constantly found joy and peace in recollection and prayer in common. May we as well, during this joyful season of Christmastide, meditate on the Holy Family as the model of virtue for all Christian households.
The Feast of the Holy Family this year marks the 36th Anniversary of the establishment of the Saint Gregory Society of New Haven. On this day in 1985, after a hiatus of 15 years, the first traditional Latin Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church by permission of the late John F. Whealon, Archbishop of Hartford. The Archbishop’s permission was granted in response to a petition that was submitted by our organization, which was prompted by Pope St. John Paul II’s indult “Quattuor abhinc annos” of October 1984. We rejoice in having enjoyed the many blessings of the presence of this inestimable instrument of God’s praise in our community these ensuing years.
Music for the liturgy to be sung by the Schola Cantorum of the Saint Gregory Society will include the Missa Marialis (Vatican edition IX/X) chant ordinary, the Gregorian proper for the Holy Family: “Exsultet gaudio” the motet “Hodie apparuit” by Orlando di Lasso, the Hymn “Christe Redemptor” by Guillaume Dufay, and organ music by Jean Titelouze and Giovanni Battista Fasolo.
The Octave Day of Christmas and Feast of the Circumcision of our Lord will be observed in a celebration of Low Mass Mass in the traditional Latin form on Saturday, January 1, at 2:00 pm at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven. The Reverend Matthew Mauriello will be the celebrant.
The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus will be observed in a celebration of Low Mass Mass in the traditional Latin form on Sunday, January 2, at 2:00 pm at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven. The Reverend Jan Pikulski will be the celebrant.
These two feast days auspiciously inaugurate the new calendar year with a rich liturgical observance. Saturday’s Mass reiterates many of the texts from the Christmas Day Mass, while the brief Gospel announces the official naming of Jesus at his circumcision.
The texts of Sunday’s Mass all acknowledge in praise of the majesty and power of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Thus are Christians exhorted to invoke this Most Holy Name daily throughout their lives as made clear in the Collect of the Day: “O God, who didst appoint Thine only-begotten Son to be the Saviour of mankind, and didst bid that He should be called Jesus; mercifully grant that we, who venerate His Holy Name on earth, may also enjoy the vision of Him in Heaven.”
The Third Sunday of Advent, or “Gaudete Sunday,” will be observed in a celebration of Solemn High Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven, this Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 pm. The Reverend Richard G. Cipolla, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk, will be the celebrant and homilist, and The Reverend Robert Turner, Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, North Branford will serve as Deacon. The Schola Cantorum of the St. Gregory Society will sing the Gregorian chant for the service.
Gaudete Sunday marks the midpoint of Advent. As on Laetare Sunday, the midpoint of Lent, the penitential character of the liturgy is relaxed; the organ is played, flowers are permitted on the altar, and violet vestments are replaced with rose. The Introit at Mass exhorts Christians to rejoice at the coming of Christ at Christmas in anticipation of His Second Coming at the end of time.
Saint John the Baptist preaches in the Gospel at today’s Mass, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. Make straight the way of the Lord … the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to loose.” Following John’s exhortation to prepare for the coming of the Lord, the Church urges her faithful in the Communion Antiphon to “take courage and fear not: behold our God will come and will save us.
”Music for the liturgy to be sung by the Schola Cantorum of the Saint Gregory Society will include the Missa Cum jubilo (Vatican edition IX) chant ordinary, the Gregorian proper for Advent Sunday: “Gaudete in Domino semper,” the motets “Ne timeas Maria” by Nicholas Renouf and “Alma Redemptoris Mater” by Palestrina” and organ music by Jean Titelouze.
The first Sunday in Advent will be observed in a celebration of High Mass in the traditional Latin form on Sunday, November 14, at 2:00 pm at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven. The Reverend Turner, Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish in North Branford, will be the celebrant.
During the season of Advent the Church reflects upon the twofold coming of our Savior: His birth at Bethlehem which will enlighten the world until the end of time, and His return at the last judgment when He comes to condemn the guilty to the flames and call the just with a loving voice to heaven.
Let us prepare for the Christmas feast by holy prayers and aspirations and by reforming our lives, that we may be ready for that last great assize upon which depends the fate of our soul for all eternity. And all this with confidence for those “who wait upon the Lord will never be confounded” as expressed in the Introit, Gradual and Offertory of the Mass on this day.
Music for this service will include the Gregorian Mass Ordinary XI (“Orbis factor”), the Gregorian chant proper for the first Sunday in Advent (“Ad te levavi,” the hymn “Conditor alme siderum” by Guillaume Dufay, and the motet“Alma Redemptoris mater” by Palestrina.