Rorate Caeli

UPDATED: Announcements

On the request of readers we are posting the following announcements:

1) A traditional Latin Missa Cantata (Mass in the Extraordinary Form) has been scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 28, 2009 in anticipation of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul at the Church of St. Paul, on Christian St. between 9th and 10th Sts. in South Philadelphia.

Our Sovereign Pontiff Pope Benedict XVI has made available a Plenary Indulgence for those who celebrate this Jubilee Year of St. Paul by participation in such a solemn celebration in connection with the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.

2) A Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at the Carmelite Monastery located at 66th Ave. and Old York Road (near Broad St.) Philadelphia, on Thursday, July 16, 2009, the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. The solemn Missa Cantata in Forma Extraordinaria will be celebrated by Rev. Kevin McGoldrick. This Holy Mass will culminate the annual novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at the Monastery. The Holy Rosary will be said at 6:45 PM, followed by the sung Litany of Loretto in Latin at 7:00 PM, organ music 7:15 PM and Holy Mass at 7:30 PM.

The sequence Flos Carmeli will be sung during the Mass. In accordance with a privilege of the Carmelite Order in pre-Conciliar times, the Asperges will be sung before this Mass even though it is not a Sunday, because it is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
3) In NYC, Edward Cardinal Egan will preside over the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in St. Michael's Russian Greek Catholic Church on Sunday, June 21, 2009, 11 A.M. During this Divine Liturgy, Deacon Christopher Li Greci of the same church will be elevated to the rank of Protodeacon.
St. Michael's is one of only four Russian Greek Catholic communities in the North American continent, and one of only about twenty parishes, centers and monasteries worldwide. The small but fast-shrinking Russian Greek Catholic Church -- whose last bishop, Andrei Katkov, died in 1995 -- is heir to Blessed Leonid Feodorov's dream of reunifying Russian Orthodoxy with the Church of Rome, and is significant as providing a home for the glorious Russian Orthodox tradition of liturgy, monasticism and spirituality within the bosom of the Catholic Church.
4) Solemn Pontifical Mass will be celebrated in Manhattan by Bishop Fernando Areas Rifan of the Apostolic Administration of St. John Mary Vianney on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, June 19, at 7 P.M. The Mass will be offered in St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church; its massive High Altar is renowned for its six-foot tall monstrance. See the website of the Confraternity of the Sacred Heart for more details.
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WLMS said...

If I may.
Solemn Ex-form Mass 26th June 2009 with the Sacrament of Confirmation to be conferred by Joseph Grech, Bishop of Sandhurst.
See Summorum Pontificum Wangaratta for more info.

poeta said...

The Sacrament of Confirmation was conferred in the Extraordinary Form on May 17, 2009, in Lexington, Kentucky, by Bishop Ronald Gainer, who then proceeded to offer the traditional Latin Mass for the first time in his life. Details at