We invite you to join members of the St. Gregory Society and the parishioners of St. Stanislaus Church in raising money to fund the replacement of the 44-year-old carpet in the sanctuary of our beautiful church. Won’t you join us in making a contribution of any amount you choose towards the $7,500 needed to fund this important enhancement to the church.
July is dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus. July 1st is the particular feast day for the Precious Blood.
It was Blessed Pope Pius IX who instituted the feast in 1849 recognizing the devotion is as old as Christian dispensation.
You may know that the early Fathers taught that the Church was born from the pierced side of Jesus Christ on the cross, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood.
“The Precious Blood which we worship is the Blood which the Savior shed for us on Calvary and reassumed at His glorious Resurrection; it is the Blood which courses through the veins of His risen, glorified, living body at the right hand of God the Father in heaven; it is the Blood made present on our altars by the words of Consecration; it is the Blood which merited sanctifying grace for us and through it washes and beautifies our soul and inaugurates the beginning of eternal life in it.
The Feast of the Most Sacred Body and Blood of our Lord, or Corpus Christi, will be celebrated in a High Mass in the traditional Latin form at St. Stanislaus Church in New Haven on Sunday, June 9, at 2:00 pm. The celebrant will be The Reverend Peter Langevin, Chancellor of the Diocese of Norwich, the Reverend Dr. Richard Cipolla will be the deacon and preach and William Riccio will serve as the subdeacon.
In 1208 St. Juliana of Mont-Cornillon had a vision in which Christ instructed her to work for the institution of a feast in honor of His Body and Blood in the Eucharist. Responding to local establishment of such a feast in French dioceses on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, Pope Urban IV instituted the feast of Corpus Christi universally in the Western Church in 1268. The pope requested that St. Thomas Aquinas compose the texts for the liturgy of feast, which include the propers sung at Mass notably the the sequence Lauda Sion and the chants sung in the procession.
The procession following the Mass reminds us of how the Israelites revered the Ark of the Covenant as the Presence of God among them. The Ark was carried before them by the Levites in a cloud of incense and the singing of the multitude. We Christians have a treasure far more precious, for in the Eucharist we possess God Himself.Let us feel a holy pride in forming His escort and extolling his triumphs while He is in our midst.
Music for the service, sung by the Schola Cantorum of The Saint Gregory Society, will include the Gregorian Mass Ordinary IV, “Cunctipotens Genitor,” the Eucharistic hymns Pange lingua, Verbum supernum, Adoro te devote, and Sacris solemniis, the proper Gregorian chants, and organ music by Jean Titelouze and Guillaume de Nivers.
Pentecost, or Whit Sunday, will be celebrated in a High Mass in the traditional Latin form at St. Stanislaus Church in New Haven on Sunday, June 9, at 2:00 p.m. The celebrant will be The Reverend Peter Langevin, Chancellor of the Diocese of Norwich and parochial vicar of the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich.
Confessions will also be heard beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Our Lord laid the foundations of His Church during His public life, and after His resurrection, He gave it the powers necessary for its mission. It was by the Holy Ghost that the apostles were to be endowed with wisdom and strength from on high.
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 heartsof 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 the Schola Cantorum of The Saint Gregory Society, will include the Gregorian Mass Ordinary IV, “Cunctipotens Genitor,” Pentecost hymns, the proper Gregorian chants, and organ music by Jacques Boyvin and Nicolas de Grigny.