Sunday, January 17, 2016

Fourth Annual Nellie Gray Mass

The Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy, Washington, DC, has announced that the Fourth Annual Nellie Gray Mass will take place after the 43rd March for Life, Friday, January 22, 2016. The Mass will be celebrated at 4pm in the Extraordinary Form (traditional Latin Mass) at St. Mary Mother of God Church at 5th and H Sts. NW in downtown Washington DC, where Nellie attended Mass. A Pontifical Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at the faldstool by The Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery, Bishop of Tulsa. (His Excellency was the celebrant of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form arranged by The Paulus Institute at the High Altar of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington in 2010.)

Assisting ministers will include Rev. Fr. James Bradley of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Master of Ceremonies, and Rev. Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, F.S.S.P., Director of Development for the North American District of the Fraternity, Deacon. The Mass will be the Missa Intret for Two or More Martyrs on the feast day of Saint Vincent of Saragossa, Deacon and Martyr, and St. Anastasius of Persia, Martyr. The Vox in Rama Choir from the Church of the Holy Innocents in New York City (Director Kirsten d'Aquino) and members of St Mary's Schola (Director David Sullivan) will sing the Missa Secunda by Hans Leo Hassler (1562-1612), Ave Maria by Victoria (1548-1611), Ave Maria (Angelus Domini) by Franz Biebl (1906-2001) and O Sacrum Convivium by Luigi Molfino (1916-2012) as well as the Gregorian Propers. Further information is available here.

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