The Octave Day of Christmas and Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord will be observed on in a celebration low Mass in the traditional Latin form on Sunday, January 1 at 2:00 pm, at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven. The Reverend Matthew Mauriello will be the celebrant.
The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph will be observed at St. Stanislaus Church in a celebration of High Mass in the traditional Latin form on Sunday, January 8, at 2:00 pm.
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The Third Sunday of Advent or Gaudete Sunday will be observed in a celebration of Solemn Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven, this Sunday, December 11, at 2:00 pm. The Reverend Richard Cipolla, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk, will be the celebrant and homilist, and The Reverend Peter Lenox, Episcopal Vicar for Liturgy and Worship, Diocese of Bridgeport will serve as Deacon. The Schola Cantorum of the St. Gregory Society will sing the Gregorian chant for the service.
Gaudete Sunday marks the midpoint of Advent. As on Laetare Sunday, the midpoint of Lent, the penitential character of the liturgy is relaxed; the organ is played, flowers are permitted on the altar, and violet vestments are replaced with rose. The Introit at Mass exhorts Christians to rejoice at the coming of Christ at Christmas in anticipation of His Second Coming at the end of time.
Saint John the Baptist preaches in the Gospel at today’s Mass, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord … the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to loose.” Following John’s exhortation to prepare for the coming of the Lord, the Church urges her faithful in the Communion Antiphon to “take courage and fear not: behold our God will come, and will save us.”
Music for the liturgy to be sung by the Schola Cantorum of the Saint Gregory Society. will include the Missa Cum jubilo (Vatican edition IX) chant ordinary, the Gregorian proper for Advent Sunday: “Gaudete in Domino semper,” motets by Nicholas Renouf (“Ne timeas Maria”) and Palestrina (“Alma Redemptoris Mater”), the Advent Hymn, “Veni Emmanuel,” and organ music by Jean Titelouze and Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers.
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The first Sunday in Advent will be observed in a celebration of High Mass in the traditional Latin form on Sunday, November 27, at 2:00 pm at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven. The Reverend Richard G. Cipolla, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk will be the celebrant.
During the season of Advent, the Church reflects upon the twofold coming of our Savior: His birth at Bethlehem which will enlighten the world until the end of time, and His return at the last judgment when He comes to condemn the guilty to the flames and call the just with a loving voice to heaven.
Let us prepare for the Christmas feast by holy prayers and fasting and by reforming our lives, that we may be ready for that last great assize upon which depends the fate of our soul for all eternity. And all this with confidence for those “who wait upon the Lord will never be confounded” as expressed in the Introit, Gradual and Offertory of the Mass on this day.
Music for this service will include the Gregorian Mass Ordinary XI (“Orbis factor”), the Gregorian chant proper for the first Sunday in Advent (“Ad te levavi,” the hymn “Conditor alme siderum” by Guillaume Dufay, and the motet“Alma Redemptoris mater” by Felice Anerio.
The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost will be observed in a celebration of High Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street in New Haven, on Sunday, 13 November, at 2:00 pm. The Reverend Richard G. Cipolla, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk, will be the celebrant. The Schola Cantorum of the St. Gregory Society will sing the Gregorian chant and polyphony for the service.
The Gospel for this Sunday presents Jesus raising the daughter of Jairus from the dead as an example of the great power and mercy of God. So will His divine power raise up our bodies at the last Day.
We should remember that we are closely concerned with this great work of salvation, and that it is wrought on our behalf. With the Church we should ask God to vouchsafe in His goodness that what He has begun in us, His unworthy servants, He will mercifully complete.
Music for the liturgy will include Gregorian Mass XI (Orbis factor), motets by Gabriel Fauré (Ave Maria) and Camille Saint-Saëns (Ave verum Corpus), the Gregorian chant proper of the feast (Dicit Dominus), and organ music by Ernest Chausson and Leon Boëllmann.