Beginning on October 25,2009 there will be weekly sung Traditional Latin Mass at 12:00 noon at St. Paul Church in South Philadelphia on Christian Street between 9th and 10th Streets. St. Paul Parish is forming a mixed choir and a men's schola cantorum to perform under the direction of Dr. Robert Hall, music director for the traditional liturgy. Interested singers should demonstrate familiarity with musical notation and sight singing and the men of the schola should demonstrate familiarity with traditional chant notation. Weekly duties will include preparation of the chant "propers" from the Roman Gradual (men's Schola) as well as music to be sung by the mixed choir including the Mass "ordinary", chants, motets, and appropriate hymns. Interested singers should contact Dr. Robert Hall directly at 267-978-2119 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you.
After Mass yesterday morning, Father Carey led the congregation in a recitation of the rosary and followed that with Benediction - in Latin. This was the liturgy alive again.