The Angelus

Volume 4, Number 49


Sunday, October 27

Sung Matins 8:30 am, Said Mass 9:00 am

Sung Mass 10:00 am

Solemn Mass 11:00 am

Music: Darke, Communion Service in A Minor

Organ Recital 4:40 pm

Mr. Vincent Edwards

Solemn Evensong & Benediction 5:00 pm

Sermon by John Beddingfield


All Saints’ Day, Friday, November 1

Sung Mass 12:00 pm

Sermon by the Reverend Matthew Weiler

Organ Recital 5:30 pm

Mr. Robert McCormick

Procession & Solemn Pontifical Mass 6:00 pm

Music: Victoria, Missa ‘O quam gloriosum’

The Right Reverend E. Don Taylor, Celebrant & Preacher

Vicar Bishop for New York City


All Souls’ Day, Saturday, November 2

Solemn Mass & Blessing of the Vault 11:00 am

Music: Duruflé Messe de Requiem

Sermon by the Rector


PRAYER LIST . . . Your prayers are asked for Sarah, Julia, Grover, Annie, Paul, Robert, Eileen, Gloria, Jerri, Myra, Tessie, Margaret, Marion, Olga, Rick and Charles, priest.  Pray for the members of our Armed Forces on active duty, especially Patrick, Edward, Christopher, Andrew, Robert, Joseph, Mark, Ned, David and John.  Your prayers are also asked for the repose of the soul of Mildred . . . GRANT THEM PEACE . . . October 31: 1964 Earl Brandt Bird; 1990: David Hessing; November 1: 1997 Mark Hamilton; November 2: 1957 Elsinore Janmott; 1958: C. Y. Wong; 1960: Mabel Amelia Hoover; 1970: John Arthur Schwartz; 1973: Howard Montague Smith; Doris White; 1976: Winona Claire Peterson; 1982: Robert William Kennedy; 1983: Marie Anne Andokian; 1987: Clasine A. Van De Geer.


IN THIS TRANSITORY LIFE . . . The Burial Office was read on Saturday, October 19, at Quinn Funeral Home, Long Island City for Mildred McLellan, a friend of Saint Mary’s.  Father Smith read the office and visited with friends and family.


I PUBLISH THE BANNS of marriage between Lana Veronica Mullen of New York City and Michael Paul Dougherty of New York City.  If any of you knows just cause why they may not be joined in Holy Matrimony, you are bidden to declare it.  This is the second time of asking.  S.G.


LITURGICAL NOTES . . . The Sunday Proper: Exodus 22:21-27, Psalm 1, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22:34-46 . . . Confessions will be heard on Saturday, October 26, by Father Weiler and on Saturday, November 2, by Father Gerth.


NOTES ON MUSIC . . . This Sunday at the Sung Mass, played by assistant organist Robert McDermitt, the prelude will be Prelude in G Major by William H. Harris (1883-1973) and the Postlude will be Postlude in D by Healey Willan (1880-1968).  At the Solemn Mass, the prelude will be Jesu, meine Freude (Op. 67, No. 21) by Max Reger (1873-1916) and the postlude will be Finale from Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 27 by Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901).  The setting of the Mass ordinary is Communion Service in A minor by Harold Darke (1888-1976).  This lovely setting, composed for the 150th anniversary of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo, New York, is not as familiar as his Communion Services in E and F, and is being sung at Saint Mary’s for the first time.  The motet at Communion is Beati quorum via by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924).  We continue our organ recital series before Solemn Evensong & Benediction.  We have heard some wonderful music played by fine musicians, and all are encouraged to come!  This week, we welcome Mr. Vincent Edwards, associate director of music at Saint Bartholomew’s Church, who will play works of Franck and Gigout.  On Friday, November 1, All Saints’ Day, an organ recital by Robert McCormick at 5:30 precedes the Solemn Pontifical Mass.  The recital will feature works of Bach, Mozart and Rheinberger.  The setting of the Mass ordinary that evening is Missa ‘O quam gloriosum’ by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611).  This is a parody Mass, which Victoria based upon his motet O quam gloriosum (which will be sung during the ministration of Communion).  The postlude that evening is Apparition de l’Eglise éternelle by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992).  The next morning, All Souls’ Day, the music at the Solemn Mass will be Messe de Requiem by Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986).  All will want to be present to hear this stunning work, and this performance commemorates the 100th anniversary of Duruflé’s birth.  We will welcome Mr. Robert Ainsley, senior organ scholar of Christ Church Greenwich, Connecticut, who will accompany our choir that morning.


AROUND THE PARISH . . . Please be reminded that we return to Eastern Standard Time at 2:00 AM this Sunday, October 27 . . . Special thanks to the “usual suspects” who helped again with our All Souls’ mailing last week . . . The Women’s Spirituality Group meets again on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 PM in Saint Benedict’s Study . . . Attendance last Sunday 237.


ALL SOULS’ DAY . . . Friends and members of Saint Mary’s should have received the All Souls’ mailing.  Those who are new to Saint Mary’s should know that the alphabetical schedule for intentions is arranged according to the last name of the person making the intention.  For instance, Mrs. Baker may ask that the names Acorn, Smith and Watkins be remembered.  According to our schedule, all three of these persons will be remembered on Monday, November 4, because Mrs. Baker’s name falls between the letters A and G.  Names offered by those whose name begins with a letter between H and M will be read on Tuesday, November 5.  Intentions for last names between N and R will be read on Wednesday, November 6.  Since Willibrord, archbishop, is commemorated on November 7, the final intentions (S through Z) will be read on Friday, November 8.


READING WITH SAINT MARY’S . . . Join us this Wednesday evening, October 30, at 7:00 PM in Saint Joseph’s Hall for a light dinner and discussion of Writing in the Dust: After September 11 by Rowan Williams.  So that we may prepare enough food, it would be helpful if those planning to attend would RSVP at 212-869-5830 or by e-mail at


2003 ORDO CALENDARS . . . We have received the Saint Mary’s 2003 Ordo Calendar, complete with a small photograph of the 2002 Corpus Christi Procession through Times Square.  The cost is $5.00 from the Saint Mary’s Bookstore.  Friends living outside New York City may order an Ordo for the cost of $6.00, and it will be mailed.


AFFIRMING CATHOLICISM . . . The Affirming Catholicism movement will be introduced at Trinity Church, Wall Street, on Wednesday October 30.  Bishop David Stancliffe of Salisbury, England, president of Affirming Catholicism in the United Kingdom, will preach at Trinity’s noon Mass, followed by a lunchtime address.  Affirming Catholicism was launched at a conference in London in 1990 for “Anglo-Catholics to affirm tradition in its proper and fullest sense, not as a lifeboat in which to escape the present but as a crucible in which the experiment of Christian life is constantly tested.”  The deadline for lunch reservations has passed, but some may wish to attend the Mass.  For more information call 212-602-0816 or send e-mail to


The Calendar of the Week

Sunday    The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Monday                    Saint Simon & Saint Jude, Apostles

Tuesday                     James Hannington & Companions, martyrs

Wednesday               Weekday

Thursday                  Weekday

                                    Eve of All Saints’ Day 6:00 PM


Friday                       All Saints’ Day                                           Abstinence Dispensed

Saturday                  All Souls’ Day




The Parish Clergy


The Reverend Stephen Gerth, rector,

The Reverend Matthew Weiler, curate, The Reverend James Ross Smith, assistant,

The Reverend Rosemari Sullivan, assisting priest, The Reverend Canon Edgar F. Wells, rector emeritus.