Extraordinary Form Solemn High Mass, beginning 7 September

St. Mary Church is pleased to announce that the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will henceforth be celebrated in the upper church at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays.  Since last December, the traditional Latin Mass has been offered every Sunday and holy day in the lower chapel.  Low Mass will continue to be offered in the chapel every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.  Beginning this month, there will also be a monthly Extraordinary Form Latin Mass at 8:00 p.m. on First Fridays. Every Sunday up to now has taken the form of sung Mass (Missa cantata); the norm will now be Solemn High Mass.

To mark this great occasion and the change in the Mass time, there will be a particularly festive celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass this coming Sunday, Sept. 7th.   Fr. Greg Markey, pastor of St. Mary's, will offer the Mass, with Deacon Stephan Genovese and Fr. Richard Cipolla as deacon and subdeacon, respectively.  The St. Mary's Schola Cantorum will sing Thomas Tallis' beautiful Mass for Four Voices, with motets by Lasso and Viadana.  As always, the Mass will be followed by a reception.  Please plan to join us!

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