I received this very kind email today about some great liturgical news from the preeminent University in the land. I left his name off, not because he asked, but out of discretion in case he doesn't want it posted. If he does, he can let me know.
Dear fellow Saint Louis Catholic,
I am currently a freshman at Harvard. I am a recent graduate of my beloved Saint Louis Priory School. There I wrote my senior thesis on the orientation of the altar. Currently, I am helping to organize the very first EF Mass at Harvard. I thought you would like to know.
This Friday at 6:15 pm, preceded by the Angelus, we will be having Mass for the Annunciation in the Extraordinary Form at St. Paul's Church in Harvard Square. As far as I know, this is the first Mass in the usus antiquior at Harvard since the Council. Our Celebrant is Father Patrick Armano, a friend of the pastor Fr. Michael Drea who has graciously supported our endeavors, after so many years of frustration for those who have tried to have this Mass in the past.
At the time of this message, it will be a Low Mass on the high altar of St. Paul's. Keep in mind that St. Paul's is the home of the Archdiocesan Boys Choir School, and so we look forward to any potential there.
We plan on having pictures available after the Mass.
The Harvard Knights of Columbus and the Harvard Latin Mass Society
invite you to celebrate
The Feast of the Annunciation
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Friday, March 25th, 2011
6:15pm Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Reception to Follow
All are welcome.
St. Paul Catholic Church, Bow and Arrow Streets, Cambridge, MA
For more information, email HarvardLatinMass@gmail.com
Find the event on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/ event.php?eid=100526636698942& ref=ts
Been waiting for this Mass in Harvard Square for years? Want to see how Catholics worshipped for over five centuries?
Then help us celebrate this momentous occasion.
Never been to a Latin Mass before? No clue what the Extraordinary Form is?
This will be the perfect introduction. English-Latin aids will also be available.
To find out more about the Harvard Knights of Columbus, see www.harvardknights.org
For a great resource on the Extraordinary Form, explore http://www.sanctamissa.org/en/ faq/index.html
Any questions, email HarvardLatinMass@gmail.com
V. Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae
R. Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto