Sunday, November 29, 2009

Midnight Mass- Christmas '09


This year for Christmas my family is going to Chicago to attended Midnight Mass at St. John Cantius and then returning home to family the following day. At 11 o'clock St. John Cantius is carrying out the ancient tradition of "Lessons and Carols."

The ancient tradition of "Lessons and Carols" is exactly what the name implies. It is a service in which the congregation can come to hear wonderful homilies, and sing Christmas Carols outside of the Mass.

At 12 o'clock (Midnight) the Solemn High Latin Mass for Christmas will be offered by Rev. C. Frank Phillips, CR, Pastor of St. John Cantius Church. And the choir will be singing the famous "St. Nicholas Mass" by Franz Joseph Haydn.



Somehow I think Fr. Sirico will understand our absence from St. Mary's Midnight Mass compared to where we are going. ;) (Which by the way, if you're near Kalamazoo you should go to St. Mary's Church for a Solemn High Tridentine Midnight Mass. I'm sure it will be beautiful!!)

UPDATE: St. Mary's is having a Novus Ordo Mass for Midnight Mass this year- I just found out my mistake a few days ago.

8 comments:

aB said...

JEALOUSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

Joe S.R. said...

My parish is having a solemn high mass at midnight too, with a mass setting by Hayden (Missa sancti Ioanni de Deo in B flat).
Seems like we'll be having similat Christmases!
And happy advent!

Catholic Teen said...

That's how it SHOULD be Joe!! :)

Catholic Teen said...

FYI: Kalamazoo's Mass will be a Novus Ordo Midnight Mass.. I predicted wrong. ;)

Glen Converse said...

Boy, you're one blessed child of God to have attended a solemn High Trinidine Midnight Mass. I haven't participated in one since pre-Vatican II.

Anonymous said...

What a good news it is that TLM is slowly reclaiming its rightful place. i'm BLain Alondres i'm 23 years old and i'm a Catholic and am very much in favor of the true essence of Vatican II that is return to the roots and Lex Orandi. i'm striving daily to offer reparation for the many abuses the Liturgy has now. In my country there is a movement already promoting it's cause and even a future place for those interested to learn to celebreate and serve TLM. All is not lost! there is a congreagtion here which was known for it's liberal ways but has some priest saying tlm mass. so, i believe there is a possible way with God's help the return of the true form of worship. i'm presently studying psychology and i'm planning to pursue my vocation to enter a contemplative order that is truly living it's norms, its charism....

Anonymous said...

i'm srry for any wrong spellings...God Bless!!!!

Anonymous said...

My advise for TLM to spread is daily adoration or it's cause and include it in ones prayer especially the rosary.

(Ad Orientem) Novus Ordo too if encouraged will make a sense of the Divine be awaken from the faithful attending Mass without any feeling of the presence of the Divine.