Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Solemn High Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

from Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) concluded their annual pilgrimage of reparation with a Solemn High Mass in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC on 6 June 2009. Father James Buckley offered the shorter form of the Pentecost Ember Saturday Mass according to the 1962 Missal, and was assisted by clerics and seminarians of the Fraternity, along with a Gregorian chant schola of local Catholics, mainly from St. Mary Mother of God parish in DC.

The Confiteor of the deacon, subdeacon, and servers.

Father Buckley is incensed as the Kyrie is chanted.

The deacon chants the Gospel.

The burning of incense during the Offertory.

The elevation of the chalice containing the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ite Missa est.


In separate news, Fr George Byers (photo: right), the priest responsible for the usus antiquior Masses at Lourdes, will sadly be leaving shortly. He is to be replaced by Fr Benoît Paul-Joseph FSSP (photo: left) who lives at Tarbes and will travel in to celebrate the Sunday morning Mass in the Immaculate Conception Basilica.

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