For those of you in the NYC area:
PONTIFICAL MASS FOR THE FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART MARKS THE END OF ‘YEAR FOR PRIESTS’
New York, N.Y., June 8 – As Pope Benedict XVI’s “Year for Priests” comes to a close, New York Catholics will mark the year’s conclusion with a Solemn Pontifical Mass (Extraordinary Form) for the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Haiti’s Archbishop François Gayot will celebrate the Pontifical Mass at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste in Manhattan on Friday June 11th at 7 PM.
Archbishop Emeritus of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti, Archbishop Gayot was ordained a priest in 1954 for the Missionaries of the Company of Mary (the Montfort Missionaries). He was ordained a bishop in 1974 and became an Archbishop in 1988. He retired as Archbishop of Cap-Haïtien, Haïti in late 2003.
The choir at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste, under the direction of organist and choir master, Kyler Brown, will sing Victoria’s Missa O Quam gloriosum est regnum along with several motets, including Messiaen’s O Sacrum convivium.
The next day, on Saturday, June 12th, there will also be a Conference on Devotion to the Sacred Heart at the Church of Our Saviour in Manhattan. Conference speakers include Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Dr. Donald Reynolds, Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ, Fr. Kenneth Baker, SJ, and Fr. Michael Barone.
For more information, call (212) 569-1252.
From last year: