Saints, Souls and a Superior

This past week, at the time of the feast of All Saints and the commemoration of All Souls, FSSP Minneapolis welcomed Fr. Gerard Saguto, North American District Superior. Fr. Saguto celebrated a Solemn High Mass on All Saints Day, assisted by Fr. Bauknecht and Fr. Stewart, the pastor and assistant pastor at the Church of All Saints, the apostolate’s home. On that day, the parish was not only celebrating a Holy Day of the Church and its own patronal feast day, but also its first official day as a newly designated personal parish in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The musical setting was Palestrina’s Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, sung by the Chorus Omnium Sanctorum under the direction of Mr. Jacob Flaherty. This is an excerpt from the Gloria.

On All Souls Day, Fr. Bauknecht, assisted by Fr. Saguto and Fr. Stewart, celebrated a Solemn Requiem Mass in honor of all the faithful departed followed by Absolution at the Catafalque. The Mass featured the Officium Defunctorum (Requiem) á 6 by Tomás Luis de Victoria. Listen to that Sanctus!

And here is the solemn and beautiful Dies Irae.

Our thanks to Tracy Dunne for her photos of the Masses.

November 6, 2017