On March 23 (Friday), the eve of the transferred Feast of San Pedro Calungsod (whose proper feast falls on April 2), the Cebuano Summorum Pontificum Society will be offering the Extraordinary Form Missa cantata (sung Mass) of the Friday within Passion Week. Right after the Mass, the Society will perform the pious exercise of the Via Crucis (The Way of the Cross). We invite you all to come and pray with us.
Both the Mass and Via Crucis will be held at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish (Capitol Parish) church along N. Escario Street, Cebu City. The Mass will be held at the Adoration Chapel.
Prior to the Mass, the Society will sing the Office of Vespers (Evening Prayer) in English in the Ordinary Form at 5:30 p.m. The Mass will follow right after, then the Via Crucis.
Fr. Lucas Inoc will sing the Holy Sacrifice. He will be assisted in music by the Schola Gregoriana of Cebu. Father Inoc will also lead the Way of the Cross. He is the parish priest of Mary Help of Christians Parish in Buhisan, Cebu City, and is the national spiritual director of the Catholic Faith Defenders.
A limited number of printed guides for the Via Crucis will be available at no cost to you.
You may also gain a plenary indulgence (either for yourself or for a dead person) by praying the Via Crucis with us, provided that you
- must be a baptized Roman Catholic,
- are not excommunicated,
- are in the state of grace at least at the completion of the indulgenced work,
- have gone to sacramental Confession,
- received Holy Communion on the day you perform the indulgenced work,
- pray for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff, and
- intend to gain the indulgence and carry out the exercise as prescribed.
Items 4 to 6 above may be fulfilled several days before or after the performance of the indulgenced work, but it is recommended to receive Communion and pray for the intention of the Holy Father on the same day as your performance of the indulgenced work.
So that you can participate more fully in the chants for the Via Crucis, please learn the tunes of the antiphon “Adoramus te, Christe,” (the verse at the beginning of each meditation), the hymn “Stabat Mater” (one verse of which will be sung as we proceed to the next station), and the hymn “Crux fidelis” (which shall be the concluding hymn for our Via Crucis).
Adoramus te, Christe