On Tuesday, 22 August, at 6 p.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Monona, His Excellency Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the traditional Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The Mass will be in the Roman Rite’s older, traditional form, sometimes called the “Extraordinary Form.” The music will be in Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony, with motets and hymns, including:
- Bishop’s Entrance: Ecce sacerdos magnus, Rev. Ludwig Bonvin, SJ (1850–1939)
- Mass Ordinary: Missa secunda a 3, Giammateo Asola (c.1532–1609); Credo III
- Motet at the Offertory: Ave Maria, Jacques Arcadelt (c. 1507–1568), arr. Pierre-Louis Dietsch (1808–1865)
- Motet at the Communion: Ave maris stella (alternatim), Johann Stadlmayr (1575?–1648)
- Marian Antiphon after the Last Gospel: Salve Regina, tonus simplex
- Recessional hymn: “Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above”
All are welcome.
In 1944, Pope Pius XII established the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on August 22, eight days or an “octave” after the Feast of the Assumption.
With the changes to the liturgical calendar after the Second Vatican Council, Pope Paul VI moved the Feast of the Immaculate Heart to the Saturday after the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Pope Paul also moved the celebration of the Queenship of Mary from May 31 to August 22.
However, using the traditional calendar, we still observe the Immaculate Heart on August 22. As result, with both the newer and the traditional calendars, August 22 is a day to celebrate and honor the Mother of God.
The next Pontifical Masses in Madison will be:
- 14 September – Exaltation of the Cross (with Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulcher)
- 13 October – 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun
- 2 November – All Souls
The Mass is sponsored by the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison (https://www.latinmassmadison.org/) The TMSM is a 501(c)(3) and you can help our work with a generous donation! HERE
Both observances serve as an appropriate octave to the feast of the Assumption. That being said, while some of the Novus Ordo calendar changes make little sense, I can live with this one. Our Lady was assumed and then crowned- so why not celebrate her queenship as the octave of her Assumption? And her Immaculate Heart is obviously associated with her Divine Son’s Sacred Heart, so why not associate those feasts?
Either way….sounds like it will be a beautiful Mass!
I am making the drive up from St. Louis MO for the Mass tomorrow. I have been following this blog and reading about the extraordinary ordinary for a very long time lol. Stoked.
You listed the music for the Mass:
Bishop’s Entrance: Ecce sacerdos magnus, Rev. Ludwig Bonvin, SJ (1850–1939)
Mass Ordinary: Missa secunda a 3, Giammateo Asola (c.1532–1609); Credo III
Motet at the Offertory: Ave Maria, Jacques Arcadelt (c. 1507–1568), arr. Pierre-Louis Dietsch (1808–1865)
Motet at the Communion: Ave maris stella (alternatim), Johann Stadlmayr (1575?–1648)
Marian Antiphon after the Last Gospel: Salve Regina, tonus simplex
Recessional hymn: “Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above”
and then you noted the hymn, “All are Welcome” without attributing it (Marty Haugen, 1950 – ) and you didn’t cite what part this august and hallowed hymn would play in the liturgy. Was it during the washing of the feet? The extensive sign of peace? The blessing of liturgical safe spaces?