The Octave Day of Christmas and Feast of the Circumcision of our Lord will be observed in a celebration of Low Mass Mass in the traditional Latin form on Saturday, 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 Most Holy Name of Jesus will be observed in a celebration of Low Mass Mass in the traditional Latin form on Sunday, January 2, at 2:00 pm at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven. The Reverend Jan Pikulski will be the celebrant.
These two feast days auspiciously inaugurate the new calendar year with a rich liturgical observance. Saturday’s Mass reiterates many of the texts from the Christmas Day Mass, while the brief Gospel announces the official naming of Jesus at his circumcision.
The texts of Sunday’s Mass all acknowledge in praise of the majesty and power of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Thus are Christians exhorted to invoke this Most Holy Name daily throughout their lives as made clear in the Collect of the Day: “O God, who didst appoint Thine only-begotten Son to be the Saviour of mankind, and didst bid that He should be called Jesus; mercifully grant that we, who venerate His Holy Name on earth, may also enjoy the vision of Him in Heaven.”