On Sunday, January 13, the Low Mass will be offered at 4:00 pm –for this Sunday only. We are accommodating an event at St Stanislaus Church.
Octave Day Mass, Circumcision of the Lord, January 1, 2019
The Low Mass will be offered at 2:00 pm. We will also sing the “Veni, Creator Spiritus” at the end of Mass. It is also a day to receive a plenary indulgence (under the usual conditions).
On Saturday, December 29, there will be an “open meeting” at 10: 00 a.m. for those seeking one’s personal holiness, learning the Catholic Faith, and helping the poor. All are welcome to inquire.
For more information call Mary Welborn at the parish (203) 562-2828 (Tuesday – Friday, 9am to 4pm).
This week we will have two Latin Masses in New Haven
First Friday, December 7, 8:00 a.m.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Saturday, December 8, 11:00 a.m.
Mary under the title of the Immaculate Conception is the patroness of the USA. It is also a holy day of obligation.
The gospel for the Mass of the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost presents the parable of the unmerciful servant. Like many of the liturgical texts for the final weeks of the church year, this gospel alludes to the time of reckoning and judgment. We are reminded by Our Lord with severity that if we are to be forgiven our debts in the final accounting, we must forgive the debts owed to us by others.
In the prism of the liturgy, all the other proper texts of the Mass focus on an exhortation to patience in the endurance of suffering and utter reliance on the support of God for our sustenance and salvation.
Music for the service will include the Gregorian Mass Ordinary XI (“Orbis factor”), the proper Gregorian chants for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, the Antiphon “Salve Regina,” a setting of the hymn “Aures ad nostras deitatis preces” by Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474), and organ music by Jean Titelouze (1563-1633).
The second offering will be for the benefit of the St. Gregory Society.