We’re now down to the last six post-Pentecost Sundays before the liturgical year starts anew with the season of Advent. On the Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost, which falls on this Sunday, October 22, 2017, we invite you all to pray and sing with us the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
The Mass will be offered at 4:00 p.m. at the Adoration Chapel of the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish Church (Capitol Parish) along N. Escario Street, Cebu City.
Msgr. Joseph Tan, media liaison of the Archdiocese of Cebu, will be singing the Mass and will be assisted by the Schola Gregoriana of Cebu.
In addition to our other intentions for the Mass, we also ask you that you pray for the eternal repose of Ricardo Cardinal Vidal who left this mortal world early this morning. May the merciful Father grant him eternal rest. Cardinal Vidal was ordained to the priesthood in 1959, so he offered the Mass in the usus antiquior (ancient use, older use), now known as the Extraordinary Form, during his early years as a priest.
We encourage you to come early so that you can join us in praying the Rosary in Latin. We begin at 3:15 p.m.
Immediately after the Rosary, we will pray, also in Latin, the Office of None (a.k.a. Mid-Afternoon Prayer) from the Ordinary Form Divine Office (a.k.a. Liturgy of the Hours). The Divine Office is the “prayer of the whole People of God” in which our Lord “continues his priestly work through his Church” (CCC, 1175). It is liturgical prayer and surpasses — except the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass — any other prayer.
Please prepare yourself to receive our Lord in Holy Communion by ensuring that you are in a state of grace and by going to confession beforehand.