Thursday, October 29, 2015

SOLEMN SUNG REQUIEM MASS IN THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM FOR ALL SOULS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 AT 7 PM, SAINT JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH--BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!


Our annual combined choirs singing Gabriel Fauré  Requiem in D minor will be this Monday, All Souls' Day, November 2nd.

Last year, All Souls' was celebrated at our Sunday Mass and  the Fauré  Requiem was sung as an Ordinary Form Mass.

This year it will once again be a Solemn Sung Requiem with deacon and sub deacon. We will video it and eventually place it on my blog. This year, much to John Nolan's appreciation, we will have an MC doing his MC thing!

And now for the drum roll.....if it arrives in time, yours truly will wear a biretta for the first time ever....!!!! as will the deacon and subdeacon. 

Last year's Fauré Requiem as a Sunday Ordinary Form Mass at our normally scheduled 12:10 PM Mass:

2 comments:

James said...

Without a pom-pom, I hope...

John Nolan said...

Go for it! A solemn (Latin) Requiem Mass in the Novus Ordo has the same rubrics as any other OF Mass, and concludes with Ite Missa Est. In the EF the rubrics are pared down. Ps 42 is omitted (apart from the antiphon), lights are not carried at the Gospel, incense is not used until the Offertory (and the ministers and people are not incensed) the subdeacon does not hold the paten in a humeral veil (instead he does the incensations at the elevations, kneeling at the epistle side facing north, the deacon sings Requiescant in pace facing the altar, the priest says the Placeat but omits the final blessing, and the Last Gospel is omitted if there are absolutions at the catafalque. Incidentally these were abolished in 1965, another reason for not using the 'interim' missal.

The reason for an MC is that celebrant and ministers have enough to do already. In most parishes the role is carried out by a layman, but strictly speaking it is a clerical function.

Pompoms on birettas? Oratorians don't have them, nor do Norbertines (whose birettas are white). Canons have a purple pompom and the ICKSP have one in sky blue, with mozzetta to match.