St. Paul Parish in South Philadelphia marked the closing of the Year of St. Paul with a solemn celebration of Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Missa Cantata) celebrating the Solemnity of SS Peter and Paul. Approximately 350 people were in attendance for the Mass including many visitors who came as pilgrims for the close of the Pauline Year. In addition to the Propers and various motets by Perosi and Ravenello provided by a small schola, the Missa de Angelis was sung for the Ordinary. Mr. Nicholas Beck directed the Schola and Mr. Robert Ridgell was the organist.
Father Gerald P. Carey, Pastor celebrated the Mass and announced to all present that beginning in the Fall, there will be a sung TLM every week at 12:00 Noon beginning on October 25 (Feast of Christ the King).
Father Carey is still very new to the Extraordinary Form and is asking everyone for their prayers in this big step forward. Please remember him and all of his parishioners as they embark upon this endeavor.
Fr. Carey celebrates Mass on the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul
(Readers are invited to send in their news and photos from today's great Feast, which is so intimately tied to the Roman See.)