Saturday, May 9, 2009

Induction

Today I was inducted as a member of the Society of Mary at the second Saturday of the May Festival of Our Lady. St Thomas's, Huron Street hosted the Solemn High Mass and Procession, followed by a luncheon and ending with Rosary and Benediction.

The Mass was a setting by Giles Bryant, and was sung by the choir of Royal St George's College (the choir school of the Cathedral Church of St James), which was quite a treat. It ended with a congregational procession to "The happy birds Te Deum sing," and the May Crowning.

The rosary was chanted antiphonally by gender, and I regret to say that the hymn tunes at Benediction were not the proper plainsong ones.

At the offertory, I submitted my new parishioner form for St Thomas's. My first Sunday there will be the Patronal Festival in July.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Former choir school for the Cathedral. The Men and Boys Choir there is now defunct.

Why a new parish home starting in July?

movable_type said...

Has it come to this? :--)

Geoff said...

I stand corrected.

Having consulted with my parish priest, it has been determined that it would be beneficial for me to gain some experience in an Anglo-Catholic parish before I put myself forward for postulancy.

Michael Astley said...
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Michael said...

Why do you have to fill in a form to join the parish?

Geoff said...

Mostly so that they know where I live and so that I can get tax credit for my offerings.