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 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 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.