Saturday, July 04, 2015

Photopost Catchup for June 2015

We are always glad to receive photos of your liturgies, even when we haven’t specifically asked for them for a major feast. Here are three sets from various events: a Pontifical Mass in Australia, celebrated by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, an EF Solemn Mass in Louisiana, and an OF First Mass of a newly ordained priest in Tiverton, Rhode Island.

Maternal Heart of Mary Church, Lewisham, Australia
The Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana (Kazakhstan), recently came to Australia at the invitation of the Australia Catholic Students Association (ACSA). During his visit in Sydney, he offered a Solemn Pontifical Mass and officiated at Pontifical Vespers at Maternal Heart of Mary Church, Lewisham. A great friend to the traditional liturgy and a strong defender of the faith, he preached on the importance of the liturgy and Eucharist in the everyday lives of the faithful. More photos of these liturgies can be viewed on the facebook page of the Maternal Heart Parish.

St Martin of Tours, Louisville, Kentucky
Solemn High Mass with Palestrina’s Missa Aeterna Christi Munera. Photos by Andrew Klusman and Katie Reed.

Holy Ghost Church, Tiverton, Rhode Island
First Mass of Thanksgiving of Fr. Nicholas Fleming, the first priest ordained from the parish in 74 years. Mass was in the Ordinary Form, celebrated ad orientem, as is the norm at Holy Ghost. Mr. Henri St. Louis played the organist and directed the Schola Santorum Sanctae Caeciliae of northern Rhode Island. The Mass was preceded by a series of preludes, including works of J. S. Bach, Fauré Buxtehude and Duruflé; the majority of the proper Mass chants were done in Latin, along with motets by Palestrina and Arcadelt.

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