The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost will be observed in a celebration of High Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven, this Sunday, July 11, at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Richard Cipolla, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk, will be the celebrant, and members of the Schola Cantorum of the St. Gregory Society will sing the Gregorian chant and polyphony for the service.
The texts for the Epistle and Gospel on this day remind us that that “not everyone that saith to Me: Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of My Father…” True wisdom guides us fidelity in our service to God.
We should implore God to keep us in the way of His commandments by removing from our lives all that may hurt us and by bestowing upon us all the is for our good.
Music for the liturgy will include the Gregorian chant ordinary “Missa Orbis factor (Mass XI), the proper Gregorian chants for the day, motets by Orlando di Lasso and Ludovico Viadana, and organ Music by Claudio Merulo and Girolamo Frescobaldi.
The TLM will be offered on the First Friday of July, the second, at 8:00 a.m.
The intention for the Mass is for those enrolled in the St Gregory Purgatorial Society.
The Feast of the Most Sacred Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, or Corpus Christi, will be celebrated in a High Mass in the traditional Latin form at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street in New Haven, on Sunday, June 6, at 2:00 pm. The Mass will be followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The celebrant for the service will be Father Robert Turner, Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, North Branford.
While the origins of the Feast of Corpus Christi date from the early 13th century when St. Juliana of Mont-Cornillon urged the French hierarchy establish a feast celebrating the Real presence of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the elements of Eucharist in northern France, in was in 1268 that Pope Urban IV instituted the feast of Corpus Christi universally in the Western Church. The pope requested that St. Thomas Aquinas compose the texts for the liturgy of feast, which include the propers sung at Mass, notably the sequence Lauda Sion and the chants sung in the procession and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
The Benediction that follows the service is the supreme devotional ceremony of adoration of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, in which prayers and hymns are addressed to Our Lord in the Host exposed in a monstrance placed on the altar. The concludes with the reposition of the Sacrament in the tabernacle.
Music for the service, performed by members of the Schola Cantorum of The Saint Gregory Society, will include the Gregorian Mass Ordinary IV, “Cunctipotens Genitor,” motets by Charles Gounod and César Franck, the proper Gregorian chants, and organ music by Alexandre Guilmant and César Franck.
Pentecost, or Whit Sunday, will be celebrated in a High Mass in the traditional Latin form at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street in New Haven, on Sunday, May 23, at 2:00 pm. The celebrant will be Father Michael Novajosky, who serves as a special assistant to the Bishop of Bridgeport for the Eucharistic Ambassador’s initiative.
We read in the Gospel at the Mass on this great feast that our Lord foretold the coming of the Paraclete to his disciples, and the Epistle shows us the realization of that promise. God descended upon the Cenacle, and a mighty wind which blew suddenly upon the house, together with the appearance of tongues of fire within, were the wonderful tokens of His coming.
Taught by the “Light of Thy Holy Spirit” (Collect at Mass), and filled by the gifts of the same Spirit poured out upon them (Sequence), the apostles became new men to go forth and renew the whole world (Introit). In the words of the Alleluia: “Come Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Thy love,” let us fervently pray that the Holy Ghost will come down upon us.
Music for the service, sung by members of the Schola Cantorum of the Saint Gregory Society, will include the Gregorian Mass Ordinary I, “Lux et origo,” motets by Claudio Monteverdi and Lorenzo Perosi, the proper Gregorian chants, and organ music by Girolamo Frescobaldi.
The Low Mass will be offered at 5:30 pm.