1. In Rome, Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 6:30pm, Archbishop François Bacqué, Apostolic Nuncio and Titular Archbishop of Gradisca, will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass, preceded by the blessing and imposition of ashes, at the Parish of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) in Rome, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini.
Archbishop Bacqué was in the diplomatic service of the Holy See and was pro-nuncio in Sri Lanka and Nuncio in the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands.
We call upon all our many readers who will be in the City or nearby that day to go to Trinità dei Pellegrini, with hearts and souls prepared, to receive the sacramental of the ashes and, afterwards, the Body of Christ on the first day of the holy season of Lent.
2. A reader sends us the following notice:
On Friday, February 28, 2014, at 7:00pm, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salisbury, North Carolina (Diocese of Charlotte), will be celebrating a Solemn High Requiem Mass pro populo. The musical setting will be Fr. Tomás Luis de Victoria's Pro Defunctis for four voices.