N.Y.P.S. Mass

Monday, March 30th – 6:15 PM
The New York Purgatorial Society is a pious organization dedicated to praying for the souls in Purgatory through private devotions and by sponsoring a monthly Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form.  This month’s Mass will be a Missa Cantata for Monday in Holy Week on March 30th at 6:15 PM.  All are invited and are encouraged to join the Society. For more information, please visit the N.Y.P.S. Website.

Holy Week at Saint Agnes, 2015

Palm Sunday – March 29th
Masses: Saturday – 5:10 PM
Sunday – 8:30, 9:30 (High Mass with Choir),
11:00 AM (Tridentine High Mass with Schola Cantorum),
12:30 (High Mass with Schola Cantorum), 5:15, 7:00 PM

Choral music for the Palm Sunday:
Missa Bell’ Amfitrit’ altera – Orlando di Lasso (1532–1594)
Hosanna filio David – Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623)
Improperium expectavit – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)
O Domine Jesu Christe – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611)

Spy Wednesday – April 1st
Regular Daily Mass Schedule:
7:10, 8:10 AM, 12:10, 12:40, 1:10, 5:10 PM
Tenebrae Service: 6:00 PM (Solemn Evening Prayer with Schola Cantorum)
Confessions: 7:30–8:30 AM, 12:40–1:40, 5:00–5:30 PM

Choral music for Tenebrae:
Lamentations of Jeremiah – Plainsong
In monte Oliveti – Orlando di Lasso (1532–1594)
Tristis est anima mea – Johann Kuhnau (1660–1722)
Ecce vidimus – Lodovico da Viadana (1564–1645)
Peccavi super numerum – Giaches de Wert (1535–1596)
Christus factus est – Felice Anerio (1560–1614)

Maundy Thursday – April 2nd
Low Masses: 8:10 AM, 12:10, 1:10 PM
Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 5:15 PM (with Schola Cantorum)
Confessions: 7:30 AM–9:00 AM, 12:00 Noon–1:30 PM, 4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Choral music for the High Mass:
Messe Solennelle (Gloria) – Jean Langlais (1907–1991)
Messe en style ancien (Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei) – Langlais
Ubi Caritas (from Quatre Motets, Op. 10) – Maurice Duruflé (1908–1986)
Jesu, dulcis memoria, Op. 78, No. 2 – Pierre Villette (1926–1998)
O salutaris hostia, Op. 21 – Villette

Good Friday – April 3rd
The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross: 12:00 Noon–3:00 PM
Preached by Fr. Myles P. Murphy, S.T.L., Pastor of Saint Agnes and
past President of the Mariological Society of America
 (with Schola Cantorum)

Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: 3:00 PM (with Schola Cantorum)
Solemn Stations of the Cross: 5:15 PM (with Schola Cantorum)
Confessions: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM, 5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Choral music for Good Friday
Versa est in luctum – Alonso Lobo (c. 1555–1617)
O bone Jesu, exaudi me – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)
Cry aloud, No. 1 (from Three Prophecies from Isaiah) – John Ness Beck (1930–1987)
Crucifixus (from Petite Messe Solennelle) – Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868)
Jesus, so lowly – Harold Friedell (1905–1956)

Passion according to Saint John – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548–1611)
Crux fidelis – Felice Anerio (1560–1614)
Adoramus te – Orlando di Lasso (1532–1594)
Per lignum servi – Plainsong, mode viii
Salvator mundi (I) – Plainsong, mode vi

God so loved the world (from The Crucifixion) – Sir John Stainer (1840–1901)
Drop, drop slow tears (II) – Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)

Holy Saturday – April 4th
The Easter Vigil: 7:00 PM (with Schola Cantorum)

Choral music for the Easter Vigil:
Missa in Dedicatione Ecclesiae (Gloria) – Ernst von Dohnányi (1877–1960)
Missa Brevis (Sanctus, Agnus Dei) – Grayston Ives (b. 1948)
Sicut cervus desiderat – Sitivit anima mea
– Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525–1594)
Dextera Domini – Palestrina
Surrexit pastor bonus – Etenim Pascha nostrum á 8 – Palestrina

Easter Sunday – April 5th
Masses: 8:30, 9:30 (High Mass with Choir),
11:00 AM (Tridentine High Mass with Schola Cantorum),
12:30 (High Mass with Schola Cantorum), 7:00 PM

Choral music for the High Masses:
Missa Maria Magdalene – Alonso Lobo (c. 1555–1617)
Maria Magdalene – Et introeuntes – Francisco Guerrero (1528–1599)

Divine Mercy Sunday (Low Sunday) – April 12th
Regular Sunday Mass Schedule: 8:30, 10:00, 11:00 AM (Tridentine), 12:30, 5:15, 7:00 PM

Divine Mercy Holy Hour with Exposition and Benediction: 3:00 PM
(with Schola Cantorum)
with speaker Fr. Joseph Leinhard, S.J.,
Professor of Theology at Fordham University

Lenten Devotions

In the penitential season of Lent (Quadragesima) which begins on Ash Wednesday, the Gloria and Alleluia are omitted, violet vestments are worn, and the use of the organ is restricted to accompanying. As the Church strips herself of festal trimming entering into the spiritual desert, her faithful are likewise called to a heightened order of penitence, fasting, abstinence, and almsgiving. Making a good confession, attending daily Mass, and praying the Office, Stations, and Rosary are all worthy resolutions.

Stations of the Cross
Prayed every Friday in Lent after the 5:10 PM Mass.

According to the Current Discipline:
Laws of Days of Abstinence:
For all aged 14 and older, obligatory abstention from flesh meat on Ash Wednesday and Fridays of Lent.
Laws of Days of Penance:
Applies to all the Faithful during the entirety of Lent and Fridays outside of Lent.
Laws of Days of Fast:
For all aged 18 to 59, inclusive, one full meal permitted and two other meals, which, when combined, are less than a full meal, on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

According to the Discipline of 1962:
Laws of Days of Abstinence:
For all aged 7 and older, complete abstention from flesh meat on all Fridays of the year, Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday, and the Vigil of Christmas. Partial abstention (meat and soup or gravy made from meat at the principle meal only) for all the days of Lent, the Ember Days of Wednesday and Saturday, and the Vigils of Pentecost and the Assumption.
Laws of Days of Penance:
Same as Current.
Laws of Days of Fast:
For all aged 21 to 59, inclusive, one full meal permitted and two other meals, which, when combined, are less than a full meal, during the entirety of Lent and on Ember Days and the Vigils of Christmas, Pentecost, and the Assumption.

Law of the Eucharistic Fast:
Complete fast from all food and drink (excluding water and medicine) for one hour (or three hours, according to the 1962 Discipline) before the reception of Holy Communion. Adherence to the even more ancient discipline of fasting from the previous night is encouraged whenever possible.