Saturday, April 02, 2016

St. Mary’s Marks Easter Vigil, First Mass

The Parish of St. Mary’s in Norwalk, Connecticut, celebrated the Easter Vigil with the reception, Confirmation and First Communion of candidates. The combined choirs of the parish, including the Schola Cantorum, Parish Choir, Coro Hispanico and Youth choirs sang the many propers, tracts and liturgical texts appointed for the night as well as Widor’s Messe solennelle. Deacon Stephan Genovese sang the Exultet, with the lessons chanted by various gentlemen of the schola cantorum, youth choir and clergy.

The font was blessed, and confirmation given to the candidates, which was followed by the First Mass of Easter, celebrated by the Rev. Richard Cipolla, pastor. The service was followed by a reception in the parish hall.
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