Sunday, June 10, 2012

Orchestral Mass, Corpus Christi Procession, and

The Missal of 1962 will be used at the Noon Mass today at Assumption Grotto; it shifts from 9:30 AM with the orchestral Mass. The 1962 calendar is followed (Corpus Christi was on Thursday), but there will be the annual Corpus Christi procession on the grounds of the parish. The Mass of St. Cecilia by Gounod will be featured. It's one of the most beautiful Masses I've heard.

The procession will be followed by a luncheon sponsored by the Grotto Knights of Columbus. They will offer sausage with peppers and onions, or a meatball sandwich with a drink - all for $5.00. A hot dog and drink will also be available for $3.00

Over in the Lansing diocese, I know that Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Brighton is having a procession today too. My sister in Carmel, Denise, has been advertising this on her Facebook page. It runs after the 11:00 AM Mass from 12 - 2 PM.

Archbishop Vigneron is celebrating the Corpus Christi Mass today too, and a Corpus Christi procession follows. I think it's important for bishops to share this devotion and am glad he kick-started this back up in our archdiocese. I regret that I will likely not be at the procession today and I will not be photographing. I hope to return to my photography next season.

Here is a promotional video I made last year:

A few notes about this slideshow video:

  1. This took place on Sunday, June 6, 2010.  The Noon Mass was a solemn high in the extraordinary form, and it was an external celebration of Corpus Christi which fell on Thursday, June 3.  It was an orchestra Mass: Haydn's PaukenmesseThe celebrant was Fr. Aidan Logan, O.C.s.o.
  2. The photos of the Mass are few and begin at the homily because I, the photographer, was also in the choir.  I escape through the back of the risers in the back to get a few choice shots (shhhh... don't tell Fr. Perrone). 
  3. Fr. Perrone was not celebrating because he was conducting the orchestra.  He had just enough time to put on his cassock, surplice, and stole, and to grab his biretta.
  4. Immediately following the Mass, the annual Corpus Christi procession began around the grounds of the parish, to the altars set up by families.   
  5. Regrettably, I did not have the right lens on for crowd shots of the roughly 250 who participated. 
  6. I tried to find a nice Pange Lingua for the background music, or the sequence of the day, Lauda Sion.  However, nothing was of the right length for what I had.  Alas! I discovered the Sanctus in the Missa Pange Lingua by Josquin des Prez, which was nearly perfect in length, which is what you hear playing in the background.

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