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Chicago's Bishop Perry to Celebrate Latin Mass in New York

10/1/2010 - 7:49 AM PST

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New York's historic Church of the Holy Innocents announced today that Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the 1962 Missal for the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 6 PM. Led by choir director and organist, Kyler Brown, the choir will sing Palestrina's Missa Ave Maria. Sometimes called the Traditional Latin Mass or Mass in the "extraordinary form," the Roman Catholic Mass according to the 1962 Missal was made more widely available by Pope Benedict XVI with his 2007 motu proprio Summorum Pontificum. On Thursday, Bishop Perry will celebrate the form of this Mass for a Bishop, a Solemn Pontifical Mass. Bishop Perry is an experienced celebrant of Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the 1962 Missal. Ordained in 1975 for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Bishop Perry has been auxiliary bishop of Chicago since 1998. Among his many duties for the Archdiocese, he serves as Episcopal vicar for an area that includes 78 parishes and some 60 elementary and secondary schools. Bishop Perry completed his study of canon law at the Catholic University of America in 1981 and was Chief Judicial Officer of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee from 1983 until 1995. He is an instructor in canon law at Mundelein Seminary. Since 2004, Bishop Perry has been Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on African American Catholics. Holy Innocents Church -- located in Manhattan's Garment District on 37th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue -- is the only Church in the Archdiocese of New York where Mass according to the 1962 Missal is now celebrated daily. The Parish is currently celebrating the 140th anniversary of its current Church building, completed in 1870. The Church was designed by Patrick Keely, the prolific Irish-American architect who also designed the Cathedrals of Boston and Chicago. Its sanctuary features murals by Constantino Brumidi who also painted murals in the rotunda of the US Capitol building. Next week's Mass is only the fourth Solemn Pontifical Mass according to the 1962 Missal celebrated in New York City since Cardinal O'Connor invited Cardinal Stickler to celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in 1996. For more information, call (212) 569-1252.

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Mark Froeba - ,  (212) 569-1252


Solemn Pontifical Mass, Bishop Perry, Holy Innocents, Feast of the Holy Rosary



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