On Saturday, 15 August, Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, His Excellency Most Reverend 1Robert C. Morlino will celebrate in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite a Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool at 11 AM at the Church of St. Mary in Pine Bluff. It is the patronal feast of the parish.
A Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool is a solemn way for a bishop to offer the Traditional Latin Mass, although it requires the service of fewer clerics as sacred ministers than Mass at the Throne. The music for the Mass will include Gregorian Chant and polyphonic motets.
Before the Mass His Excellency will bless flowers, herbs, and fruit brought by the faithful. On the Feast of the Assumption there is a special blessing in the traditional Roman Ritual that can be conferred on these seasonal gifts from God. These occasional blessings help us to sense more fully the beautiful rhythms of the sacred liturgical year.
Music for the Mass
Proper: Gregorian chant, Missa Signum magnum
- T.L. de Victoria, Missa quarti toni (KGSBA)
- Credo III
- Offertory: G. Aichinger, Assumpta est Maria
- Communion: F. Soriano, Magnificat sexti toni
- Salve Regina, tonus simplex
- “Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above” (Salve Regina Coelitum)
The Mass is sponsored by the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison and St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff.
St Mary’s of Pine Bluff Catholic Church
3673 Co Hwy P
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Google Maps Link to St. Mary’s HERE