Thursday, November 07, 2019

EF Pontifical Mass in DC, November 16th, with Frank La Rocca’s Mass of the Americas

Next Saturday, November 16th, His Eminence Salvatore Cordilone, Archbishop of San Francisco, will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. This will be the first Mass in the traditional rite at which Frank La Rocca’s Mass of the Americas will be performed; we recently published an interview with Mr La Rocca by Roseanne Sullivan, which includes several videos of its various parts during an OF Pontifical Mass. The Mass will begin at 10 am; the church is located at 400 Michigan Ave NE.

For more information, see the following page at the website of the Benedict XVI Institute: The organizers of the Mass have asked people to help them plan for numbers by RSVPing at this Eventbrite page

Following the Mass, there will be an afternoon conference cosponsored by the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship and The Catholic University of America’s Rome School of Music, Drama and Art, starting at 2pm. The first address on “The Making of the Mass of the Americas” will be given by Abp. Cordileone, Mr La Rocca, and conductor Richard Sparks. The conference is free, and will take place at CUA, 620 Michigan Avenue NE. For more information, see the following EventBrite page: Registration for the conference automatically includes registration for the Mass as well.

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