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Next High Mass @ St. Stanislaus

November 10th, 2009, Promulgated by Choir

The next High Mass at St. Stanislaus will be November 22 at 1:30 p.m. The church is at the corner of Hudson Avenue and Norton Street. Free parking can be had in the parking lot off of St. Stanislaus Street, or on Hudson Avenue or the church parking lot on Northeast Avenue. There will be security guards patrolling the lots, restrooms are in the back of church, the handicapped elevator is on the north side of the church. Confessions will be heard after Mass.

The choir will sing Victoria’s “O Magnum Mysterium” for the ordinary parts of the Mass. The schola will sing the Gregorian propers.

The choir motets will be “Miserere” by Antonio Lotti and Claudio Monteverdi’s 6-part motet “Domine, ne in furore”.

Here are previews of both motets.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApO784Ox14M]

and the Monteverdi —

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg-DDVHv2Fo]

By tradition, the Church dedicates each month of the year to a certain devotion. In November, it is the Holy Souls in Purgatory, those faithful Christians who have died and gone before us but who still must atone for their sins. The time they spend in Purgatory cleanses them so that they may enter Heaven free from all effects of sin.

Praying for the dead, especially for those we have known, is a requirement of Christian charity. Our own prayers and sacrifices can be offered up to relieve their suffering.

Please try and attend the High Mass in order to pray for the relief of the souls in Purgatory.

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