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  Mr. Riccio can arrange for training of those who have not served before at the traditional Mass.

High Mass for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost will be observed celebration of Solemn High Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street in New Haven, on Sunday, 16 October, at 2:00 pm. The Reverend Robert L. Turner, Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, North Branford, will be the celebrant and the Reverend Peter Lenox, Episcopal Vicar for Liturgy and Worship, the Diocese of Bridgeport, will be the deacon. The Schola Cantorum of the St. Gregory Society will sing the Gregorian chant and polyphony for the service.

The Gospel for this Sunday features the Parable of the Wedding Feast, in which a king invites his friends, presumably the high-ranking men and women of his kingdom. When they do not come, the king orders them killed and then invites anyone who will come. Among them is a man who is not wearing a wedding garment, whom the king has thrown out into “outer darkness.”

All of us are called by God into his Church and are received indiscriminately. But at the last hour those who have not put on the garments of faith and charity will be cast out, for “Many are called, but few are chosen.”

Music for the liturgy will include Gregorian Mass XI (Orbis factor), motets by Claudio Monteverdi (Domine Pater et Deus) and Orlando di Lasso (Adoramus te Christe), the Gregorian chant proper of the feast (Salus populi), and organ music by Girolamo Frescobaldi and Girolamo Cavazzoni.

TLM at St Augustine’s

The Traditional Latin Mass is offered each Tuesday at 6pm at St Augustine Church, 30 Caputo Road, North Branford. The pastor, Fr Robert Turner, is the celebrant.

Confessions are heard prior to the Mass at 5:30pm.

Once a month there is a Missa Cantata which is announced.