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Phase One of re-opening the Diocese for Mass—Primera Fase para reabrir la diócesis para la celebracion de la Santa Misa

Dear Friends, 1) Thank you for your patience and prayers. It’s all a bit confusing, I know, but we are doing our best to make Mass and the Sacraments available to you given the restrictions under which we must operate at the moment. Please continue to pray for an end to the current situation. Queridos…
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Reflection—Reflexión

I awoke earlier than planned this morning and, being unable to go back to sleep, I went to my chair near the window. The first thing I saw was the full moon. I could not believe that it has been an entire month since I last engaged in a bit of creative writing. The time…
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Music for May 2020

A gradual return to the public celebration of Mass in the Diocese of Bridgeport will begin on May 21, 2020.

All sung Masses at St. Mary's feature the full Gregorian chant Propers, as well as the Ordinary of the Mass sung in Latin to plainchant or polyphony.
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Sung Masses (livestream only)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Missa di Guami (arr. Terrence B. Fay, after Gioseffo Giuseppe Guami, 1542–1611)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sung Masses (livestream only)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sung Masses (livestream only)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Benedicite gentes (contrafactum, Josquin des Prez)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sung Masses (livestreamed from the church with distribution of Communion to follow outside—reservations required)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Missa Regina caeli (Richard Dobbins)
Serve bone et fidelis (Orlande de Lassus)
Sicut rosa (Lassus)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sung Masses (livestreamed from the church with distribution of Communion to follow outside—reservations required)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Sancti mei (Orlande de Lassus)
Tres sunt qui testimonium dant in coelo (Richard Dering)
Qui vult venire post me (Lassus)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Cantate hymnum ad Virginem contra plagam!Stella caeli—A prayer to the Virgin in the time of contagion

A Note from Fr. Ringley—Nota del p. Ringley

Flowers have sprouted up around the church and rectory and the trees are beginning to put out their leaves. These are indeed symbols of the Resurrection and reasons for hope—Las plantas están floreciendo alrededor de la iglesia y la rectoría y los árboles están comenzando a retoñar con nuevas hojas. Estos son, de hecho, símbolos de la resurrección y motivos de esperanza.

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