For all of you within striking distance of NYC, this is IMPORTANT.
Change whatever you have on your schedule in order to attend. Bring family. Bring friends. Bring strangers. Clone people and bring them too.
From my correspondent:
For the first time in 20 years, the traditional Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Monday, November 14 at 7PM through the kind permission and with the blessing of His Eminence Cardinal Dolan.
The (traditional) Councils of the Knights of Columbus – the Regina Coeli Council that meets at the Church of the Holy Innocents & the Agnus Dei Council – received a generous permission from Cardinal Dolan to have a pilgrimage and a (traditional) Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral before the end of the Year of Mercy.
This will be the first time since Summorum Pontificum that a traditional Mass will be celebrated publicly at the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York! It is very significant because St. Patrick’s Cathedral would join the list of Cathedrals that have allowed the traditional Mass: St. James Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY; Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark, NJ; and the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.
The musical setting for this Mass will be Orlando de Lassus’ Missa Bell’ Amfitrit’ altera (c. 1540/1532-1594)
Please spread the word about this wonderful event.
One of my sources wrote to say that a “significant number of seminarians” have said that they want to attend the Mass. However, “too many watchful eyes, too many cameras, etc.”