Pontifical Solemn High Mass at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, 28 April 2018 (Follow up)


From The National Catholic Register:

WASHINGTON — The grandeur and beauty of Catholic worship were in full array as Archbishop Alexander Sample celebrated a Pontifical High Mass at the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Saturday afternoon.

Sacred ministers — including deacons, subdeacons, two deacons and a subdeacon of the cross — diocesan priests and priests in the habits of the Dominican, Franciscan and Oratorian orders, and two Eastern rite clergy, along with vested laymen and laywomen of several Catholic orders of chivalry, walked up the basilica’s long aisle in solemn procession.

A capacity crowd had gathered in the basilica’s vast Upper Church, which seats 3,500, to hear and see Archbishop Sample, of Portland, Oregon, celebrate Mass in the extraordinary form according to Pope St. John XXIII’s 1962 Missale Romanum...

So begins the most excellent NCR article dated 30 April 2018. We talked about it a bit here at Una Voce Maine. The Mass was sponsored by The Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy, and there are interesting details (to me, anyway) on their NEWS tab up at the top bar. They have detailed information on the music program, and a list of the Sacred Ministers. The Celebrant was the Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland in Oregon. The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter was heavily represented among the Deacons, Subdeacons and other Ministers, as was the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest. I don’t as yet know how to embed videos, but I sure can embed the URLs for ‘em, and the video for this Mass is here.

I do, however, know how to grab pictures, so I grabbed some from the NCR article. But, as I said, go there and read the entire article: it’s very informative!


PS: The Paulus Institute has a gofundme page to help with the rather hefty expenses. Please consider it.

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