On Thursday 7 October at 6 pm, at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan (37th ST btwn Broadway and 7th) H.E. Most Rev. Joseph Perry (Aux. Chicago) will be celebrant for a Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the Missale Romanum for the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
The music for the Mass will be Palestrina’s Missa Ave Maria.
Bishop Perry is an experienced celebrant of Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the 1962 Missal. Ordained in 1975 for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Bishop Perry has been auxiliary bishop of Chicago since 1998. Among his many duties for the Archdiocese, he serves as Episcopal vicar for an area that includes 78 parishes and some 60 elementary and secondary schools. Bishop Perry completed his study of canon law at the Catholic University of America in 1981 and was Chief Judicial Officer of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee from 1983 until 1995. He is an instructor in canon law at Mundelein Seminary. Since 2004, Bishop Perry has been Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on African American Catholics.
Holy Innocents Church is the only parish in the Archdiocese of New York where Mass according to the 1962 Missal is now celebrated daily.
Next week’s Mass is only the fourth Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the 1962 Missal celebrated in New York City since Cardinal O’Connor invited Cardinal Stickler to celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996.
For more information, call (212) 569-1252.
On a personal note, I have heard this choir. They are good. I have seen Bp. Perry pontificate. He is great. This should be a splendid Holy Mass. I will be there. Those of you in the area… make the effort and bring a friend or two.