Pontifical Requiem Mass for a great lover of the Church’s sacred liturgy

On this Friday after Ash Wednesday, at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, we bade farewell to a founding member of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison (TMSM).  Please, in your goodness, say a prayer for Jacek Cianciara, who died recently.  R.I.P.

His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino graciously consented to be the celebrant for a Pontifical Requiem at the Throne.  A fine choir provided music.  Several clerics attended in choro.  It was a lovely Mass.

Here are a few stills of the Mass, which was also live streamed.

Kyrie elesion.

The Gospel: “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life”

My Lord and my God.

In paradisum

Again, in your kindness, say a prayer for Jacek, who dearly loved Holy Church’s beautiful sacred liturgy.

Also, in your kindness, make a tax deductible donation in his memory to the TMSM.  Help us – as quickly as possible – replace our black “starter vestment” set with a set that is truly amazing.

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The next Pontifical Requiem will be also at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, for the 20th anniversary of the death of Fr. Alfred Kunz.

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  1. Elizabeth D says:

    I knew Jacek a bit and have been praying and am praying for him.

    I did not know Fr Kunz but his murder impacted everyone including me. Very fitting to remember him with a traditional Latin Requiem. My pastor (well the bishop is my pastor, I mean the Cathedral Rector) was the next pastor of Fr Kunz’s parish St Michael’s in Dane after the murder. I really hope that he would be able to attend this and be there with the others who suffered this trauma and who remember Fr Kunz with love. I hope you will urge him.

  2. Josephus Corvus says:

    Never having been to a Pontifical Requiem and looking at the photos on a small screen, I have a dumb question. In the first picture of the Kyrie, are the priests sitting on the steps of the altar or are there some small chairs that are brought out temporarily? I know quite a few priests that might have difficulty returning to a standing position…. :)

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