On the Feast of the Assumption this year, the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan began a regular Sunday Mass at 10 AM in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass).
I am told it is now the only parish in New York City that offers Mass in the TLM every day of the week:
Sundays at 10 AM, weekdays at 6 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM.
The new Sunday Mass has a professional choir to chant the Proper and to sing a polyphonic setting of the Ordinary of the Mass every Sunday.
Here’s the music program planned for the Sundays of September:
- 9/5 Morales: Missa super fa re ut fa sol la
- 9/12 Ockegham: Missa au travail suis
- 9/19 Palestrina: Missa brevis
- 9/26 Byrd: Mass for three voices
For the next two Sundays, I should be at Holy Innocents as celebrant (5 & 12 September). There will be a convivium after these Masses.
If you are in the area this Sunday, consider coming to Holy Innocents to support the new Sunday Mass.
There’s also talk that there will be traditional Vespers at Holy Innocents next Sunday afternoon, 12 September.
UPDATE 6 Sept 0356 GMT:
Today a write for National Review Online, Michael Potemra, came to the Sung Mass at Holy Innocents and made some comments.