Rorate Caeli

Reminder for November 2

From a reader in New York:
There will be Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass at the faldstool for All Souls' Day in New York City at the Church of the Holy Innocents (37th St. and Broadway) on Monday, November 2nd at 6:30 PM. The choir will sing Victoria's Requiem for six voices. After Mass, there will be the Rite of Absolution at the catafalque.
This Mass will be the first Pontifical Requiem Mass in New York City since the Council. We all thought that maybe Cardinal Spellman's funeral might have been the last. But, interestingly, Cardinal Spellman's 1967 funeral was already entirely in English, the con-celebrants wore purple and the Dies Iræ Sequence was omitted. It provoked some controversy at the time.

Tapers will be distributed during the Mass to those in the Sanctuary as well as to the congregation.
The Pontifical Mass will be offered by Bishop James C. Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton.


  1. Anonymous4:54 PM

    How I miss my Manhattan! Holy Innocents is an old and beautiful Church.

  2. On Sunday May 12,1996, Alphonse Cardinal Stickler celebrated Pontifical Mass in the EF in St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.



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