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Another Pontifical Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine

December 21st, 2010, Promulgated by Abaccio

The Paulus Institute, which previously sponsored last year’s Solemn Pontifical High Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception last April, has announced that it will do so again, this year commemorating the 6th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s inauguration.

The Mass will take place Saturday, April 9, 2011, and the celebrant will be His Excellency Archbishop Joseph Di Noia, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments (that is, 2nd in command of the CDW).  Archbishop Di Noia (an American, born in New York City) previously served as under-secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

This will be a liturgical treat, and a rarely seen one at that.  Since this will take place on the Saturday of the fourth week of  Lent, a greater degree of solemnity will be observed–while there will be choir and schola on hand, no Gloria or instrumentation will take place.

CleansingFire’s coverage of this event last year can be found here.

More details can be found on their website.

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