25 March – D. Madison – Pontifical Mass at the Throne

Today, Wednesday 25 March at 7 pm, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne (Extraordinary Form) at Chapel of the Bishop O’Conner Center (MAP) for the Feast of the Annunciation.

All are welcome.

• Gregorian chant: Gregorian propers (treble schola); Credo III
• Polyphony
o Missa super Dixit Maria (Haßler) — Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
o Gabriel Angelus (Marenzio) — Offertory motet
o Dixit Maria (Haßler) — Communion motet I
o Ave Regina Cœlorum (Soriano) — Communion motet II
• Hymns
o Entrance: Praise We the Lord This Day (Swabia) — 6 vv.
o Exit: The God Whom Earth and Sea and Sky (Eisenach) — 4 vv.


We had a beautiful Mass.

A couple shots.



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  1. For those attending this or another Mass of the Annunciation today and using a typical 1962 hand missal, it might be mentioned that this Mass is a rare “7-ribbon Mass”. That is, in order for one to follow the entire Mass of the Annunciation, a missal like the Angelus Press missal (for instance) needs separate ribbons (or other markers) placed in advance to mark:

    — the Ordinary of the Mass
    — the Introit, Collect, Gradual, Offertory, and Secret of the Mass of the Annunciation
    — the Collect, Secret, and Postcommunion to commemorate Wednesday in the fifth week of Lent
    — the Epistle and Gospel of the Mass of Wednesday in Ember Week of Advent
    — the Tract of the Mass of a Virgin not a Martyr
    — the Preface of the Blessed Virgin
    — the “occasional Postcommunion” of the Blessed Virgin during Advent

    [I like that you did your homework.]

    Fr. Z's Gold Star Award

  2. Gregg the Obscure says:

    I left MadTown about 30 hours too early for a trip that was very close to that neighborhood.

  3. JimRB says:

    It took me several long, sad moments to realize that “All are welcome.” was an invitation, not a statement that Marty Haugen’s perennial classic “All are welcome in this place,” was being sung at a pontifical mass at the throne.

  4. disco says:

    I had never seen the white veils before. Are they used on Holy Thursday also?

  5. ntnch1776 says:

    In the EF, at Mass on Holy Thursday the crucifix on the Altar is veiled in white. The processional cross is covered with a violet veil, however.

  6. benedetta says:

    Of course, it was Jesus, and not Marty Haugen, who invented the invitation “All are welcome” millenia ago, and it is the Church who despite her faults, ups and downs, disfigurements and attacks, still says it with her whole being over all the time since then and continues up to right this moment and beyond. After so many detours and dead ends, I am at least certain that the EF of Mass extends a beautiful and so needed restful and refreshing welcome from the trials of life in ways that continue to often elude us despite our best intentions or apparatus.

    How excellent Father Z!

  7. Boniface says:

    I suspected that Fr. Z was winking when he wrote “all are welcome,” despite the otherwise complete sincerity of the invitation in its plain sense.

    I thought not of the propagandistic Haugen song, however, but of the political sense in which it’s typically used as a weapon of a phrase on banners over doors, etc. by lefty ecclesial communities: “all are welcome” – not like at those other places! As we all know, absolutely untrue…

  8. PaterAugustinus says:

    Is it not still the custom to translate the Annunciation to Low Monday, if it fall in Passiontide or Holy Week? I was surprised to see Annunciation observed yesterday, at least by the Tridentine folk.

  9. PaterAugustinus, the traditional practice in the usus antiquor is and has been to transfer the Annunciation to Low Monday if it falls in Holy Week or the Octave of Easter, but it is not transferred if (as this year) it falls on a feria in the 1st week of Passiontide.

  10. UncleBlobb says:

    It’s rather exciting to use many ribbons and page turns in the Liber Usualis as well.

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