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The next High Mass @ St. Stanislaus

October 12th, 2009, Promulgated by Choir

Each and everyone of our readers are welcomed to our next High Mass at St. Stanislaus Church. The Mass will be October 25th at 1:30 p.m. In the traditional calendar it is the Feast of Christ the King.

The feast was established on December 11, 1925 by Pope Pius XI with his encyclical Quas Primas. In 1969, Pope Paul VI gave the feast a new date — the last Sunday in the liturgical year before the new liturgical year begins on the 1st Sunday of Advent.

Please plan to come to this special Mass and bring a friend and family members too. In addition to Mass, there will be Solemn Benediction and the consecration of the world to the Kingship of Christ.

To whet your musical appetite, one of the selections that we will be singing is Hans Leo Hassler’s “Cantate Domino”.


At Communion, we will sing Maurice Durufle’s “Ubi Caritas” based on the Gregorian melody of the same name.


The Ordinary parts of the Mass will come from Tomas Luis deVictoria’s “O Magnum Mysterium”. Take a listen to the Sanctus and Benedictus from this Mass.


I would suggest if this is going to be your first High Mass, don’t try and follow along, just attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and take it in. Close your eyes. Pray. Smell the incense. Listen to the music and sermon. Allow the grace of God to touch your heart.

Any and all questions left in the combox will be answered asap.

Oremus pro invicem!

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15 Responses to “The next High Mass @ St. Stanislaus”

  1. avatar CPT Tom says:

    the 25th isn't the Sunday my schola sings…excellent. I will have to get the word out to "the guys" and make a pilgrimage.

  2. Cpt Tom,

    Would be great if you all can make it. If you do, please say hello. Maybe we could have some dinner afterwards, if you have time, that is.

  3. To anyone on the fence, let me just say that I went to my first High Mass this past spring (first Latin Mass in general) and it's absolutely incredible! It's not necessarily a convenient time, I know, but it's completely worth it!

  4. avatar Sister Emily says:

    CHOIR, I will be there. I hope the organist does whatever he does before the last verse of the last hymn. You know what i mean? It gives me goose bumps and i feel like jumping up and down. (i won't)

  5. avatar Anonymous says:

    How can I not go? Count me in.

  6. At the last verse the organist modulates in a higher key, either 1/2 or whole step, depending.

    I hope to see you all there. I wonder how I will recognize anonymous?

    Remember if it is your first time, just take it all in. Don't try to figure out where exactly you are…because what matters is that you are in Church attending the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Mass of the Ages. The Mass that countless saints died for. This is the Mass that many of your parents, grandparents and great-grandparents attended throughout the years. It's a touchstone to the faith.

    Oremus pro invicem.

  7. avatar Anonymous says:

    I will be there.Cleansing fire sit together?

  8. avatar CPT Tom says:

    Well, Tonight is rehearsal, so I'll see how many are going, and I'll mention staying after for lunch. I'll drop you a note when I know more.

  9. avatar Anonymous says:

    hurrrrrr ump!!

    CPT Tom and Choir,

    "Word out to the Guys"

    When did this become a guy thing???

    It's not nice to exclude Ladies! We know our place!!!

  10. Anon – The ladies place is with us. So plan on attending one and all! Would love to have each and every person.

  11. avatar Sister Emily says:

    I will obediantly be there.

  12. avatar Anonymous says:

    I was only kidding you, capt Tom and Choir.(in anon 4:51 pm) Some of My family will be there too a first for most.

  13. Anon,

    If you sit up closer you get to see a whole bunch more, plus the music travels the nave and sounds fuller towards the sanctuary. Glad you're coming.

  14. avatar CPT Tom says:

    Choir, I agree, straight away in the front sounds the best. Its the same in our church as well (St Mary's Corning, NY). How early should we arrive to get a decent seat?

    Well until recently, there were only guys in our schola. We just had our first "gal" join. Hence forth it is the "gang." Of which I will be the only one attending with my wife and our family. See ya there!

  15. Cpt Tom — If you arrive even at 1:29, you'll find a seat. That's not a problem. If we had a much better time, say 11 a.m., that would be a different story. I hope that our schola and choir are adequately prepared.

    God Bless and see you at the communion rail! And afterwards, if time allows.

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