D. Peoria: 24 Aug – Requiem for 1st Bishop

Here is some great news via Badger Catholic:

Peoria IL Cathedral to celebrate beautiful new renovation with TLM August 24th

The beautiful restoration work is nearly complete at St Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, IL (photos on their Facebook). To celebrate the completion of this work and in honor of the 100th anniversary of the death of the first bishop of the Diocese of Peoria, two special Masses are schedule:

1) On Wednesday, August 24 at 7:15pm a Solemn Requiem qMass will be offered in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite at the Cathedral in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Death of Archbishop Spalding

2) On Thursday, August 25 at 1pm a Solemn Mass of Founder’s Day will be celebrated by Bishop Daniel Jenky in the Cathedral.

Details can be found HERE

Beautiful.

I can’t tell from this whether or not this is a Pontifical Requiem, to be celebrated by Bishop Jenky.  I hope so.

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4 Responses to D. Peoria: 24 Aug – Requiem for 1st Bishop

  1. Giuseppe says:

    Gorgeous.

  2. nhaggin says:

    I am directing the schola cantorum for this Mass. Bishop Jenky will attend the Mass and sit at the cathedra, but one of the priests attached to the Cathedral who is trained in the EF will celebrate.

    Please pray for everyone involved, particularly the musicians. We’ve been practicing diligently but I’m still a bit nervous.

  3. un-ionized says:

    nhaggin, In my extensive experience with choirs I have found that the Holy Spirit causes people to hear the music as intended. So often after we had totally messed up something we heard, “Oh, that was the most beautiful thing I have ever heard.” Do not worry.

  4. amsjj1002 says:

    I was getting Bishop Spalding confused with his uncle Archbishop Spalding. It’s always interesting to me to see when relatives become members of the hierarchy.

    May he rest in peace.