Thursday, October 11, 2007


Albeit a one-time thing for now

On December 8, 2007, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, I will be playing for Holy Mass in its Extraordinary Form at noon at Holy Ghost. This special noon Mass, which is in part for the Little Flower Home (right across the street from the rectory), is being celebrated by Archbishop George Pearce, Archbishop Emeritus of Suva (Fiji Islands). Some may recognize the name of the good Archbishop from his work with the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

This will be Low Mass with hymns (I was hoping for High Mass; hey, I tried). I will have a final program up in due time. Very likely the opening and closing will be in English. Most definitely the offertory and Communion hymns will be in Latin. I do recall that those middle hymns can be sung in English in a Low Mass, but I normally program Latin just to be in the good habit of things (after all - in High Mass, said music during offertory and Communion must be in Latin, and can only be done in addition to, not in place of, the chanted proper).

This will be my first Traditional Latin Mass at the console in over four years.

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