If you are in the NYC area, you might mark your calendar for 26 March. There will be a Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan (on 37th between Broadway and 7th).
The Knights of Columbus (New York’s Agnus Dei and Regina Coeli councils) are sponsoring the Mass which is for the intention of promoting respect for life.
His Excellency Most Rev. James C. Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton, will be celebrant. He will administer the Sacrament of Confirmationaccording to the older, traditional form, before Mass. If I am not mistaken this will be the first “traditional” administration of Confirmations in New York City since the rite was “reformed”.
This Pontifical Mass is one event in the Knights of Columbus’ international observance of “The Day of the Unborn Child” on the Feast of the Annunciation.
In 2012, the Feast of the Annunciation is observed on Monday, 26 March 26 because the traditional date of the feast falls on a Sunday.
The schola and choir will sing Missa O soberana luz by Portugese composer Filipe de Magalhães (+1652). Singers from both councils will join the schola and men from the Regina Coeli council will serve the Mass. This may be the first time this Mass has being sung at Mass in centuries. It will be great to hear it! Here is the Kyrie of the Mass.
WHAT: Pontifical Mass for Life
WHERE: The Church of the Holy Innocents, 128 W. 37th Street, Manhattan
WHEN: Monday, 26 March at 6:00 PM (Rosary for Life at 5:45 PM)
Reception to follow in the Church Hall
For more information, call (212) 279-5861 or visit www.traditionalknight.com or www.kofc423.org