The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost will be observed in a celebration of High Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven, this Sunday, July 11, at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Richard Cipolla, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk, will be the celebrant, and members of the Schola Cantorum of the St. Gregory Society will sing the Gregorian chant and polyphony for the service.
The texts for the Epistle and Gospel on this day remind us that that “not everyone that saith to Me: Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of My Father…” True wisdom guides us fidelity in our service to God.
We should implore God to keep us in the way of His commandments by removing from our lives all that may hurt us and by bestowing upon us all the is for our good.
Music for the liturgy will include the Gregorian chant ordinary “Missa Orbis factor (Mass XI), the proper Gregorian chants for the day, motets by Orlando di Lasso and Ludovico Viadana, and organ Music by Claudio Merulo and Girolamo Frescobaldi.