NYC, Manhattan Solemn TLM news for Christ the King, All Saints, All Souls

Are you in or near New York City?

There will be a Solemn Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum at Holy Innocents in Manhattan (near 37th and Broadway) for the Feast of All Saints Monday, 1 November at 6 PM, and for 2 November All Souls Day at 6PM.  On the Feast of All Saints, the choir will  sing Morales Missa Caça and on All Souls Day, Morales Missa pro defunctis.    The choir’s got game, btw.

The undersigned will be celebrant.

Mystic MonkAlso,  on Sunday 31 October, the Feast of Christ the King in the older, traditional calendar, there will be a Solemn Mass at 10 am, also at Holy Innocents with music by Morales, the Missa sobre las voces. (This choir must really like Morales!)  After the Sunday Mass, in the humble hall below the church, there will be a solemn coffee and doughnuts Convivium featuring MYSTIC MONK COFFEE!  I am told there will be a few bags of Mystic Monk given away and some for purchase.

Immediately after Christ the King Mass on Sunday, there will be the recitation of the Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart.  This Act of Consecration may be recited publicly each year on this great Feast.

Here is the text sent by a reader involved at the parish:

Most Sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before thy altar.  We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but to be more surely united to Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known Thee; Many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee.  Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart.

Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful children who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; Grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

Be Thou King of those who are deceived by the erroneous opinions of whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one shepherd.
Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry; praise to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; To it be glory and honor forever.  R. Amen.

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18 Responses to NYC, Manhattan Solemn TLM news for Christ the King, All Saints, All Souls

  1. MJ says:

    Sounds great!! Especially the Mystic Monk Coffee part! Okay and the choir part…and the solemn TLM part…and… :)

    For the Feast of Christ the King, our parish is having a High EF Mass, and we’ll be singing Hans Leo Hassler’s Missa Secunda. I’ve never heard any of Morales’ work, but I need to look him up now. Ahhh, gotta love counter-reformation polyphony!

  2. Steve T. says:

    Father, will the All Souls Mass at Holy Innocents have the catafalque for the Absolution after Mass? And will you wear black vestments?

    I’m there no matter what, but I’m starting to get giddy in my new-found Traditionalism!

  3. devthakur says:

    I will be serving at the altar for all three Masses, look forward to seeing you, Father. By the way, happy birthday! (Word travels)

  4. Steve T. says:

    Also, Father, could you suggest to the Holy Innocents staff that they publicize such Masses on the church’s own website? I find it unusual that though I’m actually in New York City, I have to find out about them from your blog.

  5. Steve T: That will be passed along!

  6. my kidz mom says:

    From the bulletin at an unnamed parish: “All Saints Day is not a day of obligation because it falls on Monday this year.” Is this correct?

  7. devthakur says:

    my kidz mom: yes, there is no obligation for Holy Days falling on Sat on Mon (with exceptions like Christmas and Immaculate Conception).

    Steve T: the parish website is not really under the control of the Latin Mass folks, but we will work on it!

  8. One of those TNCs says:

    I love the prayer! It is so very timely.
    But something sounded funny, as if a word were missing or something, so I went to Google and found a different version here http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=523
    Can there be more than one prayer? Or has someone paraphrased, rewritten, or truncated it?

  9. One of those TNCs says:

    …and the prayer at the “Fisheaters” site includes this line, if you can believe it:

    Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism, and refuse not to draw them into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy towards the children of the race, once Thy chosen people: of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.

    One has to wonder, now, just what Pope Pius XI actually wrote, and who modified it along the line…
    Can anyone out there produce a link to the original prayer? I’ve got my curiosity aroused now.

  10. kallman says:

    who will be deacon and sub?

  11. Jason Keener says:

    I hope everyone will pray for the clear-cut implementation of Christ’s social kingship on the Feast of Christ the King. I also hope everyone will pray that the Church will again vigorously promote the message of Pius XI in “Quas Primas” that Christ’s reign extends over temporal societies and civil governments. An unfortunate heresy plaguing some members of the Church (the Bugnini Crowd) is that Christ’s kingship is only spiritual and eschatological.

    From the 1962 “Roman Breviary”:

    Earth’s noblest rulers to thee raise
    Their homage due of public praise;
    Teachers and judges thee confess;
    Art, science, law, thy truth express.

    Let kings be fain to dedicate
    To thee the emblems of their state;
    Rule thou each nation from above,
    Rule o’er the people’s homes in love.

    From the Hymn–”Te saeculorum Principem”)

  12. For those in eastern Oregon or southwestern Idaho: there will be Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the feast of All Saints at St. Bridget of Kildare in Nyssa, OR at 7:00 p.m., and also on Tuesday the 2nd at 6:00 p.m. (the E.F. is usually celebrated at that time on that day). These will probably be Low Mass, because Father lacks the necessary personnel to offer High Mass; but it is beautiful and awesome just the same!

  13. The Act of Consecration of the Human Race was originally promulgated by Pope Leo XIII, alongside his encyclical Annum Sacrum (May 25, 1899). Now at some point, the official form of the prayer may have been altered somewhat. It included the line (after the error part), “Be you King also of all those who sit in the ancient superstition of the Gentiles, and refuse not you to deliver them out of darkness into the light and kingdom of God.” Nothing about Jewish people or Islam.

  14. Jerry says:

    Here is the version published in the FSSP Ordo. Aside from a few minor punctuation changes, the difference between this version and Fr. Z’s is the addition of the last sentence in the third paragraph:

    Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us, humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but to be more surely united to Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy Most Sacred Heart.

    Many indeed have never known Thee; many, too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart. Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee; but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

    Be Thou King of those who are deceived by the erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd. Be Thou King also of all those who sit in the ancient superstition of the Gentiles, and refuse not Thou to deliver them out of darkness into the light and kingdom of God.

    Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church, assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry; praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; To it be glory and honor forever. Amen.

  15. It is interesting to see the variations in Pius IX’s prayer. Someone sent me the text of the prayer at the top entry.

    However, I recall reading this text numerous times at weekly novena at my home parish with, again if I recall, a mention of the “darkness of Islamism”. I suppose the prayer has been somewhat “corrected”.

  16. Steve T. says:

    devthakur, can I help in any way? I am fairly proficient with the web.

    While I don’t want to hang my email out here for all to see, I give Father permission to forward it to you (if you want it and if he will be so kind).

  17. Wasn’t it Pius XI of blessed memory and not Blessed Pius IX who institute the feast of Christ the King?

  18. Yes, it was Pius XI who instituted the Feast. Maybe, though, Fr. Z. (subconsciously) tried to push for the beatification of Pius XI – a worthy cause if you ask me. When Hitler visited Rome underhis Pontificate, Pius XI ordered that the Vatican Museums be closed (for everyone!) because he knew that Hitler wanted to visit them. I think that should qualify him for the title of Venerable at least!

    The changes to the prayer were carried out under John XXIII as was the removal of the word “perfidious” from the older Good Friday prayer for the Jews. I had thought that it was under Leo XIII that the prayer had been introduced originally, not under Bl. Pius IX, but maybe Leo XIII just “recycled” a prayer that was there before?