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Happy Feast Day On St. Michael Archangel NYPD Blue Mass

30 Sep

The NYPD “Blue Mass” was held at Holy Innocents RC Church in Midtown Manhattan at 6PM Last Evening as a Solemn High Missa Cantata(Sung Mass). The Mass Parts were sung in Latin, except for Kyrie(Greek) and it was the Tridentine Version(3 Kyrie, 3 Christe, 3 Kyrie).
This is NOT a “Four Hymn Sandwich” Mass, complete with ANYTHING by Marty Haugen(Whose Music Would Be Banned as “Cruel & Unusual Punishment”, under the Rules of The Geneva Convention), nor the “Utter Schutte” of The Saint Louis Jesuits(Which can cause Auricular Diabetic Syndrome, or cause fits of Uncontrollable Rage). Treacle like “Gift Of Finest Wheat” or “Anthem”, would cause for Long Lines at the Vomitariums(Parish Waiting Times Vary).
As it was a Solemn High Mass, offered by Fr Leonard Villa, Pastor of Holy Innocents RC Church, he was assisted by The Ceremonial Deacon, Father Christopher Salvatori(Who Often Offers The Tridentine Latin Mass at Holy Innocents) & a Ceremonial Subdeacon. There are No Female Altar Servers, as THAT is So “NO” as in Novus Ordo.
For Jesus Said in The Gospel that One must become like a Child to enter the Fullness of The Kingdom of Heaven. It is True for Sometimes as Adults we become Jaded.
Yes, there is the Participation of The Laity, but NOT in The NO Sense. For we join with the Schola in the Singing of the Prayers & Responses. “Table Of Plenty” would never cut it here(The Queues at The Vomitarium would stretch from West 37th Street along Broadway down to West 34th Street in Midtown, with NYPD’s Bomb Squad on Standby). There is no “Armada” of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in This Mass. And there is no Cantor to lead the Faithful in the Bob Hurd Misconstrued Version of “Ubi Caritas”(To The City Of Love).
For St. Michael The Archangel is The Patron Saint of The Law Enforcement Profession. And having been in The Profession at one time, with a few attempts on my life, I believe that St. Michael & His Angelic Corps, stepped between me and Actual Harm.

In the beginnings of The Era of The Novus Ordo Mass, I was beginning to lose The Authentic Catholic Faith, rarely heading to the Sacrament of Penance. I do go more often now. The Time in the Law Enforcement Profession and the Tridentine Latin Mass, have something to do with that.

For we were in Holy Innocents Hall, below the Main Church, where we had a Celebration of The Feast of Saint Michael The Archangel. It was time to meet new friends, as well as a time to commiserate with Old Friends.
Granted the NYPD Contingent was small, but that is due to that August Annual Meeting Of World Leaders at the “Turtle Bay Debate & International Intrigue Society” on 1st Avenue, called the UN.

Deo Gratias Pro The Angels & Saints, Past, Present & To Come.

Michael

Kyrie Elaison

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