In addition to the Mass, there will be Conference on June 20th, 2009 on "Renewing Devotion to the Sacred Heart" with very prominent speakers such as: Timothy O'Donnell (President, Christendom College); Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (Scholar, Journalist, Blogger); Gloria Anson (Director, Sacred Heart Apostolate, Inc.; EWTN Guest); Fr. George Rutler (Pastor, Church of Our Savior; EWTN Commentator) & Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ (Professor, Fordham University; Board President, Apostleship of Prayer). During the lunch break, thre will be an opportunity to attend a Votive Mass of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus according to the Rite of Braga , which will be celebrated by Fr. Joseph Santos.
So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Cæsar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours. ~Fortescue
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Pontifical Mass - First Annual Celebration of the Sacred Heart - June 19, 2009
In order to celebrate the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Year for Priests, the Sacred Heart Confraternity and Ætérnum Donum have organized a Pontifical Mass that will be celebrated on Friday, June 19th, 2009 at 7PM by Bishop Fernando Rifan (Apostolic Administrator of the Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Vianney). The Mass will take place at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste (Lexington Avenue at 76th Street, New York City). This Pontifical Mass will be preceded by 8 Masses starting on June 11th (Feast of Corpus Christi). All these Masses will take place at the Church of the Holy Innocents).
Furthermore, on this same day (Saturday, June 20th at 6:30 PM), there will be a Dinner in Honor of Bishop Rifan at the Grand Hyatt New York (42nd Street and Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan). The Keynote Address will be given by Bishop Rifan.
For more information on the Masses and the tickets for the Conference and the Dinner in honor of Bishop Rifan, go to Sacred Heart Confraternity.
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