Last night, 8 Dec, the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison (we have a vestment project – PLEASE HELP!) sponsored a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form in the Presence of the Diocesan Bishop, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary).
Bp. Morlino attended in cappa magna rather than in cope and miter and he gave the homily from the Throne. I, the undersigned, was the celebrant for the Mass.
Here are a few photos from the Mass.
In this manner of celebrating Mass, the Bishop comes to the center of the altar and he recites the Prayers at the foot of the altar. After the absolution, the the celebrant takes over. The bishop blesses the incense each time it is used. He blesses the water at the offertory.
Heading to the center for the consecration: the bishop kneels before the altar.
On the way out, the bishop blesses people. The Assistant Priest is Fr. Greg Ihm, the Director for Vocations… just in case you potential seminarians with a love of Tradition want to put in an application… I’m just sayin …. look at this picture.
A better view.
Meeting people after Mass.
A fitting way to celebrate Our Lady and the beginning of the Year of Mercy.
Brick by brick, dear readers, brick by brick.
On Tuesday evening, 8 December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception (in these USA a Holy Day of Obligation), a special Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated in the presence of the Diocesan Bishop of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino.
A Solemn Mass includes the service also of a Deacon and Subdeacon. Since it is in the presence of the diocesan bishop, some of the ceremonies are changed.
This Mass also marks the beginning of the Year of Mercy, officially inaugurated in Rome by Pope Francis on 8 December.
All are welcome. Clergy are invited to participate in appropriate choir dress.
The music for this Holy Mass will be Gregorian Chant and a polyphonic Ordinary under the direction of Mr. Aristotle Esguerra.
– Missa secunda, Michael Haller (1840–1915)
– Magnificat octavi toni, Ciro Grassi (1868–1952)
– Ave Maria, Jacob Handl (1550–1591
What: Solemn Mass in the Presence of the Bishop in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
When: Tuesday, 8 December, Immaculate Conception, 7:30 PM
Where: Bishop O’Conner Pastoral Center – MAP
Why: Patronal Feast of the United States of America, Holy Day of Obligation, opening of the Year of Mercy in Rome
Who: His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison (Homilist – Presiding), Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (Celebrant), Fr. Greg Ihm (Asst. Priest), Fr. Alex Navarro (Deacon), Fr. Chris Gernetzke (Subdeacon).
The Mass is sponsored by the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison. http://latinmassmadison.org/