Friday, September 12, 2014

Orchestral Mass; Extraordinary Form shifted to Noon this Sunday only

Tonight and tomorrow is the 15th Call to Holiness Conference at the Sterling Inn Best Western in Sterling Heights, Michigan.  Walk-ins accepted.  See details here:

This Sunday there will be a special Orchestral Mass at Noon.  Fr. Perrone discusses it in reference to the closing of the Call to Holiness, but it is also the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  September 14th is remembered each year as the day Pope Benedict's Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum went into effect (2007) allowing for open and broad celebration of the Mass using the 1962 Missal.  All of these things factored into an orchestral Mass and when Fr. Perrone conducts an orchestral Mass, it is done in the context of the older form of the Mass.  Music written in eras past is particularly suitable for this Mass.  I anticipate this will be a Solemn High Mass.  I regret not having the music at this time so you'll have to come to find out.

In his column for this week's bulletin, now online, Fr. Perrone laments not having announced at all the Masses last weekend, that the 'Tridentine' shifts from it's usual 9:30 a.m. time slot to the Noon slot, this week only. He explains:

F east of the Holy Cross. 
This is one of those rare liturgical celebrationswhich is celebrated even on a Sunday, whether in the ordinary or extraordinary form of the liturgy. By an oversight (the effect of aging?) I neglected to have announced at the weekend Masses lastweek (except for the noon Mass) that the Latin Tridentine Mass would be moved today to noon instead of 9:30 to accommodate the closing of the Call to Holiness Conference (about which I cannot have anything yet to say now since I am writing in advance of the Conference). I apologize to those persons who may have come from a distance for the Tridentine Mass only to find that it is not celebrated here at 9:30 today. The Mass at 9:30 is in Latin but in the new form. (According to current legislation, we are not permitted to have two Tridentine Masses on days ofobligatory Mass attendance.)


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