Thursday, May 27, 2021

A Solemn Mass on the Ascension

On the feast of the Ascension, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Texarkana, Texas, held a Solemn High Mass in the traditional rite, accompanied by Joseph Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (Mass in troubled times) for orchestra and voice, led by conductor and composer Marc-André Bougie. The Mass was celebrated by Fr Michael Adams, who was also commemorating the anniversary of his priestly ordination, and offered in thanksgiving for his time as pastor, a position from which he has just recently retired. H.E. Joseph Strickland, bishop of Tyler, Texas, attended the Mass in choir and preached. Our thanks to the parish for sharing these photos with us.

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