The Fifth Sunday after Easter will be celebrated in a Solemn High Mass in the traditional Latin form at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, in New Haven on Sunday, May 14, at 2:00 pm. The celebrant will be The Reverend Richard G. Cipolla, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk.
The proper texts of the liturgy for this Sunday’s Mass continue to tell of Christ’s victory and of the salvation of Christian people whom He has redeemed. During the Rogation Days that follow, the Church exhorts us to pray in “His name” and ask for what is necessary for us, salvation first and foremost; these prayers will unfailingly be granted us “that our joy may be full.”
We must ask, too, that we may be worthy to enter with Him into His Father’s kingdom, while acknowledging that prayer that is sincere implies generosity: St. Jame’s Epistle reminds us that it is not enough merely to pray; we must also be “doers of the Word.”
Music for the service, sung by the Schola Cantorum of The Saint Gregory Society, will include the Gregorian Mass Ordinary for Eastertide (Vatican Edition I: “Lux et origo,”) the motets “Cantate Domino” by Hans Leo Hassler and “Panis angelicus” by Marc-Antoine Charpentier; the proper Gregorian chants, and organ music by Guillaume Nivers and Jacques Boyvin.
We remind our members and friends that the St. Gregory Society’s mission of preserving and promoting the traditional liturgy in our community and throughout the world is supported largely by their generosity.
We are deeply grateful to St. Stanislaus Parish for their hospitality in providing a splendid setting for the Latin Mass offered in New Haven. Nevertheless, the manifold expenses in support of these celebrations in the traditional liturgy—clergy travel expenses, choristers’ stipends, printing of service leaflets, etc., all depend upon the funds raised by the St. Gregory Society through memberships, sales of publications, and contributions to the second offering at our Masses.
We therefore encourage all who are devoted to the traditional liturgy to become new members or join those who have renewed their annual memberships for 2023. After the many expenses of Holy Week, your contribution will be a welcome assurance that we may afford the remaining High Masses on the Spring Schedule.
Please click on the “Membership” link at the left to make an online contribution via PayPal or a contribution by mailing a check or money order.
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.
We encourage our members and friends to partake of the graces that flow from the immemorial liturgy during this blessed season.
The annual St. Gregory Purgatorial Society High Mass of Requiem will be offered this Thursday evening, November 10, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Church for members and friends of the Society as well as those enrolled in the Saint Gregory Purgatorial Society . The Reverend Robert L. Turner, Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, North Branford, will be the celebrant. This beautiful Mass of the Dead offered in the traditional rite is one of the most edifying experiences to be had by a faithful Christian. We urge our members and friends to attend and to enroll departed family members and friends in the Purgatorial Society for 2022-23. Please click the ”Purgatorial Society” button to the left for further information and access to the enrollment form.
The Feast All Saints will be observed in a celebration of Low Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street in New Haven, on Tuesday, 1 November, at 5:30 pm. The Reverend Peter Lenox, Episcopal Vicar for Liturgy and Worship, Diocese of Bridgeport, will be the celebrant.