Solemn Requiem Mass for the late Bp. Robert C. Morlino, prayers also for Bp. Paul Sirba – VIDEO/AUDIO sermon

Last night we celebrated a Solemn Requiem Mass for the 1st Anniversary of the interment the late Bishop of Madison, Robert C. Morlino.  I included also prayers for my friend Bp. Paul Sirba of Duluth, who died a few days ago, also of a heart attack.

We used for the first time black and rose vestments from the new set which the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison had made for Pontifical Masses.

Here are a few pics from the Mass.

Before the Mass there was an amusing moment.  I saw that the deacon of the Mass, a priest who had been Bp. Morlino’s MC for quite awhile, was wearing a plain alb.  I said, “I suppose I should also use a plain alb rather than one with lace.  Which do you think Morlino would want?”  His reaction was priceless.  In that instant I knew how ridiculous my question was.

I wish the lighting had been better.

Here is the sermon after the Mass and before the absolution of the catafalque.


Video was made available.

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  1. Kathleen10 says:

    Fr. Z that was a really nice sermon, very poignant and thought provoking, also touching.
    And the liturgical set looks so nice, especially with the light green of the statuary in the back.

  2. acardnal says:

    Livestream of Bishop Paul Sirba’s funeral Mass is here:

  3. Rev. Paul L. Vasquez says:

    These vestments are truly lovely. Requiescant in pace.

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