Wednesday, October 29, 2014

All Souls at St John Cantius

As November 2 falls on the Sunday this year, Saint John Cantius Church in Chicago will offer Masses on two different days to remember the faithful departed. On Sunday Latin Mass will be offered in the Ordinary Form and on Monday Pontifical Latin High Mass will be offered in the Extraordinary Form with Mozart's setting of the Requiem. Each year, the annual Mozart Requiem draws Catholics and non-Catholics alike to experience the rich heritage of the Catholic church's liturgical ceremonies and sacred music. Indeed this year, the Archdiocese of Chicago's Young Adult Ministry website has made the Pontifical High Mass a featured event for young adults. Their website says: Nothing could more aptly be called 'epic'.

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (Ordinary Form)

11:00 am — Latin High Mass in the Ordinary Form
Celebrant and Homilist - Rev. C. Frank Phillips, C.R.

Requiem, Op.9, Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Ensemble Cor et Vox
Rev. Scott A. Haynes, SJC, Director

All Soul's Day (Extraordinary Form)

7:30 pm - Pontifical Latin High Mass
Celebrant and Homilist - Bishop Joseph N. Perry

Requiem, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Beati Mortui, Felix Mendelssohn-Barthody (1809 – 1847)
Ave Verum Corpus, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra
Daniel V. Robinson, Director

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