My friend Fr. Robert Pasley of Mater Ecclesiae parish in Berlin, NJ sent this:
We, at Mater Ecclesiae, in Berlin NJ, owe a great debt of thanks to Pope Benedict XVI. We will always have a very special place for him in our hearts. On Wednesday, February 27, the day before his abdication, we will have an evening of thanksgiving to Almighty God for all he has done and offer our loving prayers for him. The schedule is as follows:
7:00PM –Penitential Procession singing the penitential psalms – for the intention of obtaining the Lord’s mercy during Lent and these very difficult times.
7:30PM – A Solemn Mass offered for Pope Benedict XVI and in thanksgiving for his humble and profound Pontificate. The Propers of the Mass will be for Wednesday of the second week of Lent, with two commemorations –one for the Pope, and the other in thanksgiving. The complete musical repertoire has not yet been finalized, but the Tu es Petrus by Palestrina will be sung at the End of Mass in Honor of Pope Benedict XVI.
May God bless him and keep him. May our Lady, Mater Ecclesiae, always watch over him. Long live the Pope!
Viva il Papa!