Mass for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated in a High Mass in the traditional Latin form at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, in New Haven, on Sunday, 5 September, at 2:00 pm. The celebrant will be The Reverend Richard G. Cipolla, Pastor Emeritus, St Mary’s Church, Norwalk.

The proper Gospel for this Sunday’s Mass remind us that Christ has rescued us from eternal death, as He once raised the son of the Widow at Naim from natural death. In doing so He shows the compassion that He feels for our mother, the Catholic Church, lamenting over sinners, just as He was moved by pity for the poor widow lamenting over her son.

In the Epistle for this Mass, St. Paul exhorts us to show anxious care for those who are in need of the life of faith. We succeed in this through prayer and acts of charity.

Music for the service, sung by the Schola Cantorum of The Saint Gregory Society, will include the Gregorian Mass Ordinary XI (Vatican Edition I: “Orbis factor,” the motets “Ave Maria” and “Ave verum Corpus” by Camille Saint-Saëns, the proper Gregorian chants and organ music by César Franck and Alexandre Guilmant.