Ascension Thursday Pontifical Mass followup, photos

I am sure that many of you had the chance to hear Holy Mass on the Feast of Ascension THURSDAY, in either the older, traditional Roman Rite of Holy Mother our Catholic Church or in the new-fangled rite.

For our part, in Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary) celebrated for us a Pontifical Mass at the Throne.

Some pics.


For the sacred ministers we had the Vicar General, the Judicial Vicar, the Director of Vocations and two pastors of parishes who dedicated their time and effort.





The music:

Antiphon at the Entrance of the Bishop: Sacerdos et Pontifex, mode I
Ordinary of the Mass:
KSBA: Missa Simplex a 3, Aristotle A. Esguerra (sung by the students and friends of the Holy Family Homeschoolers)
Gloria: I
Credo III
Proper: Gregorian of the day (sung by the Knights of Divine Mercy Schola)
Antiphon after the Last Gospel: Regina Caeli, simple tone
Hymn at the Recession: “Come, Holy Ghost”

The bishop stayed for a while an greeted people as they came out of church.

The next Pontifical Mass on the Schedule is 1 July, Feast of the Most Precious Blood.  The new RED Pontifical Set will be used.  

Please contribute to the making of our Red vestments.  Click HERE  I had a note from Gammarelli that they are almost ready!

Donations to the project go to the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison – 501(c)(3) – and they are tax deductible

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  1. 21stCentury Anglican says:

    Astoundingly beautiful.

  2. Father Bartoloma says:

    The Tait!

  3. Jack007 says:

    On a day when it seems the whole world is against us, these pics were a much needed morale booster. Deo gratias for Bishop Morlino and ad multos anos!
    Jack in KC

  4. Sonshine135 says:

    We had a Solemn High Orchestral Mass in the Charlotte with Caldera’s Mass in A minor. It likely has never been played in this century, and it was absolutely gorgeous.

  5. PostCatholic says:

    I’ll look forward next month to the pictures of the guys in their new duds.

    A question: is this a sort of movable throne? It seems very crowded in that small sanctuary and I wonder if there’s not a more spacious “throne room” available.

  6. PostCatholic says: movable throne


    And the sanctuary is crowded because it’s… well… small and there are many people in it.

  7. PostCatholic says:

    Exactly the point I was making, and I see now that the Cathedral in that area was destroyed (somewhat) recently by fire. Good luck with rebuilding efforts for the new ‘throne room.’

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