Latin Mass for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany will be observed in a celebration of High Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven, this Sunday, January 20, at 2:00 pm. The Reverend Peter J. Langevin, Chancellor of the Diocese of Norwich, will be the celebrant, and the Schola Cantorum of the St. Gregory Society will sing the Gregorian chants for the service.

Saint Augustine observes in a homily read as a lesson at Matins on this day, “Our savior was invited to the wedding feast at Cana, and He went there to reveal to us the mystery typified by this wedding., that is, the union of Christ with His Church.” St. Thomas Aquinas further noted that the conversion of water into wine is a symbol of transubstantiation, the greatest of all miracles, whereby the wine of the Eucharist becomes the blood of the covenant of peace which God has made with His Church.

Let us all then, at this Epiphanytide heed the exhortation of St. Paul in the Epistle for this feast that we as members of the mystical Body, of which Christ is the Head, have those same dispositions of charity and humility that were His.

Music for the liturgy to be sung by the Schola Cantorum of the Saint Gregory Society will include the Missa de Angelis (Vatican edition VIII) chant ordinary, the Gregorian proper for the Epiphany: “Omnis terra adoret te;” the motet “Alma Redemptoris Mater, and organ music by Johann Pachelbel and J. K. F. Fischer.


Schedule for the Latin Mass

The forthcoming Latin Masses in New Haven:

The Octave Day of Christmas, January 1, 2pm
First Friday Mass, January 3, 8:00am
Holy Name of Jesus, January 5, 2pm

NB: Mass on January 12 will be at 4pm. This Sunday only.

Blessed chalk and incense will be available next Sunday, January 5th. A traditional Epiphany custom of marking the doorways of your home with: +20+C+M+B+20+ AND to burn the incense.


Gaudete Sunday, 2019

Today, Gaudete Sunday we had the privilege of having the solemn Mass offered.

Focus on the eternal joy that is found when center on the Most Holy Trinity. Anything else leads only to disappointment.

Fr. Peter J. Langevin, celebrant
Fr. Robert L. Turner, deacon
Mr. William V. Riccio, subdeacon