I was at Assumption Grotto in Detroit for Mass for Pentecost Sunday. The Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form was intended to be dovetailed into the Call To Holiness Conference, held this weekend… with the blessing of Archbishop Vigneron.
Armed with my little mp3 recorder I caught some of the sounds of the Mass.
In the first audio file, you will hear some excerpts. First, the Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, sung by a capable schola of women only. I quite enjoy chant sung by women. It has a different quality altogether. Then there is the Preface of the Mass, with a bit of the Sanctus. It was an orchestral Mass by Franz Schubert. At the end, since someone had carried the recorder from where it had been left near the pulpit into the sacristy even before the recessional returned, you will hear the “Prosit” and response, with the blessings for the servers. One little kid was obviously keyed into the Latin. He received a cordial impromptu quiz about a word, which he passed with flying colors!
Then, in the second file, there is the sermon for the Mass, with a focus on the nine-fold fruit of the Holy Spirit Paul speaks about in Galatians 5. [UPDATE: For the sermon, go HERE.]