Mass for the XXVth Sunday after Pentecost

The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost 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 Richard G. Cipolla, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk will be the celebrant.

In the Gospel for the Mass for this Mass Our Lord presents the parable of the mustard seed to show us how the tiny seed of our faith can grow into the mighty tree of a saintly life, and the parable of the leaven placed by a woman in a loaf exemplifies the effect His Word in calming our passions and bringing forth the marvels of faith, hope and charity of which we read in the Epistle.

Let us meditate on Our Lord’s teaching, that like leaven it may pervade and transform our hearts, and like the mustard seed it may grow into a great tree and bring forth fruits of holiness.

The music for the service, sung by the Schola Cantorum of the Saint Gregory Society, will include the Gregorian Mass Ordinary XI (“Orbis factor”), the Gregorian chant proper for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost (“Dicit Dominus,” the motets “Amen dico vobis” by Heinrich Isaac and “Ave verum Corpus” by Ludovico Viadana. The second offering will be for the benefit of the St. Gregory Society.