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High Mass for the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

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.

Altar Servers needed

The Saint Gregory Society seeks to increase the roster of men and boys who serve at the altar for the traditional Latin Masses celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church, New Haven.  Those interested should contact the Society’s Master of Ceremonies, Mr. William Riccio Jr., at wmvrjr@yahoo.com.  Mr. Riccio can arrange for training of those who have not served before at the traditional Mass.