Monthly Archives: February 2018

Dedication of the Shrine of Our Lady of Norwalk

The dedication took place on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 with a Solemn Mass at 6:00 p.m. Norwalk Hour: "St. Mary’s Church dedicates shrine for ‘Our Lady of Norwalk’" (article and slideshow) NORWALK — Oysters, with their mottled shells, succulent flesh and hard-won pearls, encapsulate the spirit of Norwalk. At least they do for Rev. Richard Cipolla, the pastor…
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Preparing for Lent

We welcome with joy and thanks Father Donald Kloster to St. Mary’s parish as our curate (parochial vicar). Please make yourself known to Father Kloster and welcome him personally. As I have previously said about myself, a wonderful way to get to know a priest is to invite him to your house for dinner. I…
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Gospel of Life Feb. 10

On February 10 at 10 a.m., The Gospel of Life Society will present Father Philip Bochanski, Executive Director of Courage International. "Speaking the Truth in Love about Sexual Identity and Same Sex Attraction" February 10 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Center at St. Mary's Norwalk Contact John Juhasz for more information: 203-762-3661.
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Calendar of Events for Lent

Lent is a time when God opens the doors of mercy in a unique way and to a profound degree. We all need an annual time of year in which we daily pause and refocus. During Lent, every one of us will benefit from increased times of prayer and reflection. We will benefit from opportunities of…
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Music for Quinquagesima Sunday, 11 February 2018

Music for Quinquagesima Sunday
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Toccata in G Major (BuxWV 164) (Dietrich Buxtehude, c.1637-1707)
Hymn at the Procession: Word of God, Come Down on Earth (Liebster Jesu)
Missa Rex splendens (Vatican Gradual, Mass VII)
Gregorian Mass of Quinquagesima: Esto mihi
Motet at the Offertory: Ave Regina caelorum (Alonso Lobo, 1555-1617)
Motet at the Communion: Ecce ascendimus (Francisco Guerrero, 1528-1599)
Postlude: Ciacona in E minor (BuxWV 160) (Buxtehude)

Music for the Eighth Sunday of the Year
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Word of God, Come Down on Earth (Liebster Jesu)
Introit: Esto mihi (plainsong, mode iv)
Missa Orbis factor (Vatican Gradual, Mass XI)
Gradual: Tu es Deus (plainsong, mode iii)
Alleluia: Cantate Domino (plainsong, mode i)
Offertory: Benedictus es Domine (plainsong, mode iii)
Hymn at the Offertory: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Nun danket all und bringet Ehr)
Communion: Manducaverunt (plainsong, mode i)
Motet at the Communion: Geistliches Lied (Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897)
Marian antiphon: Ave Regina caelorum (plainsong, mode vi)
Organ music as above