Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Do we all holy rites; Let there be sung Non nobis and Te Deum."

Due to the generosity of a liturgy-loving Notre Dame alumnus and the talents of on-campus photographer Matt Cashore, we can now present to you a set of professional photographs of the first sung Tridentine mass on the campus of Our Lady's university for nearly four decades.

This is also a good opportunity to report some equally wonderful news. After a year of Low Masses, the continued support for the Extraordinary Form as well as the significant turnout for last Sunday's sung mass for the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, it has been determined that every other Sunday, the Tridentine mass will be a sung liturgy. This is particularly exciting as I assumed that the sung mass would only be done every now and then on campus, as a special event.

This is quite heartening and illustrates that, after much gracious support from campus ministry and the hard work of a determined group of students, the ancient Roman mass is slowly but surely becoming an integral part of university liturgical life. Once again, we see the fruits of the Motu Proprio continue to ripen before our eyes.

Photo credit: Matt Cashore/Notre Dame.

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