21 April 2011

Holy Thursday

Solemn High Mass at St. Francis de Sales Oratory, 6:30 pm, followed by procession to Altar of Reposition, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.  Confessions begin at 5:30 pm.

It should be incredibly beautiful, as usual.  If you haven't been to the Oratory, consider this your invitation.

May you and your family have a blessed and spiritually fruitful Triduum.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since I am in St. Louis this week, I took my 1949 edition of the daily missal, walked into the church and found a place to sit.

Alas the acoustics were terrible. I could not hear the priest when he was turned toward the altar. It was difficult to understand him when he was turned toward the congregation.

Is this always the case? I hope not. I prefer to listen to the latin as the priest reads and prays.

I am used to attending a smaller church where voices are heard whether the priest faces the altar or the people.

Anonymous said...

What mass was chanted tonight?

Marissa said...

Courtesy of the Rome of the West blog and the Oratory's newsletter.
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The complete program of sacred music during Holy Week at the Oratory is listed below:

Holy Thursday
Mass in A Minor Cannicciari
Christus Factus Est Asola

Good Friday Popule Meus Victoria/ Gregorian Chant
Crux Fidelis Bartolucci/Gregorian Chant
Miserere Allegri
Caligaverunt Victoria
Crucifixus a 8 Lotti

Holy Saturday
Mass I
Sicut Cervus Palestrina
Dum Transisset Taverner

Easter Sunday Missa “Bel Amfitrit” Lassus
Dum Transisset Taverner