NYC 7 OCT – PONTIFICAL TLM – Bp. Perry, Palestrina Missa Ave Maria

flyerOn Thursday 7 October at 6 pm, at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan (37th ST btwn Broadway and 7th) H.E. Most Rev. Joseph Perry (Aux. Chicago) will be celebrant for a Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the Missale Romanum for the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

The music for the Mass will be Palestrina’s Missa Ave Maria.

Bishop Perry is an experienced celebrant of Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the 1962 Missal.  Ordained in 1975 for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Bishop Perry has been auxiliary bishop of Chicago since 1998.  Among his many duties for the Archdiocese, he serves as Episcopal vicar for an area that includes 78 parishes and some 60 elementary and secondary schools.  Bishop Perry completed his study of canon law at the Catholic University of America in 1981 and was Chief Judicial Officer of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee from 1983 until 1995.  He is an instructor in canon law at Mundelein Seminary.  Since 2004, Bishop Perry has been Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on African American Catholics.

Holy Innocents Church is the only parish in the Archdiocese of New York where Mass according to the 1962 Missal is now celebrated daily.

Next week’s Mass is only the fourth Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the 1962 Missal celebrated in New York City since Cardinal O’Connor invited Cardinal Stickler to celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996.

For more information, call (212) 569-1252.

On a personal note, I have heard this choir.  They are good.  I have seen Bp. Perry pontificate.  He is great.  This should be a splendid Holy Mass.  I will be there.  Those of you in the area… make the effort and bring a friend or two.

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  1. pcstokell says:

    There has been speculation that Bp. Perry is on the terna for Oklahoma City. This, of course, would make a very nice complement to Tulsa’s Bishop Slattery. OKC just opened up a parish (St. Damien’s) that is serviced by the FSSP.

  2. TJerome says:

    Bishop Perry is an outstanding celebrant and homilist. I’ve seen him say Mass many times.

  3. Bp. Perry is outstanding.

  4. Emilio III says:

    Sounds wonderful! The only improvement I could wish for would be to return to the original title of Our Lady of Victory. It’s helpful to remember the end as well as the means.

  5. irishgirl says:

    This sounds wonderful! If I had the time-and most importantly, THE MONEY-I’d be down to NYC for the Mass!

    I’m with Emilio III about ‘Our Lady of Victory’-that was the original title of the feast day. We should remember the ‘victory’ at Lepanto.

  6. samgr says:

    And we might remember to say some prayers for Don Juan of Austria and the rest of the Hapsburgs.

  7. Fr Matthew says:

    About how long will this Mass probably last? I might like to go, but it’s a bit of a drive back to my parish afterwards, and I don’t want to be up late; I have to be alert and civil for my duties at the parish on Friday…

  8. Steve T. says:

    I’ll be there, and will happily remember anyone you suggest, but does anyone know where I can get an Ordinary for the Solemn Pontifical Mass? Or is it just a High Mass?

  9. Fr. Matthew: I suspect about 1.5 hours.

    Also, consider the plight of parents with young children and how they have to deal with midnight feedings and still function in the morning. They can do it.

  10. Fr Matthew says:

    At one point I worked with men who had children who needed midnight feedings etc. The dads made it to work… and sometimes you could tell that they were physically present but mentally not all there.
    Anyway, it looks like this could work out. I hope I can make it.

  11. wolfeken says:

    And his boss is doing this with the Institute of Christ the King:

    Things are looking up in Chicago.

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