If you have read this blog for at least a nanosecond, you will know that I am a fan of St. Francis de Sales Oratory. But this Christmas, for Midnight Mass, there is something very special planned.
The Mass setting will be Mozart’s Missa Solemnis in C, K.337. The usual excellent choir and schola will be supplemented by other musicians and singers of note, much as the Oratory has done for other classical Masses in the past. There will even be a performance by the children’s choir–at least those who can stay up past midnight. 😉
The priests of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest celebrate Solemn High Mass with a beauty not often encountered. A fitting way to mark the birth of Jesus Christ.
Midnight Mass starts at, well, midnight. There will be Christmas music before the Mass, beginning around 11:30pm. After Mass, a relic of our Lord’s creche will be venerated by the faithful.
If you have not been to the Oratory yet, you couldn’t pick a better time. Information and directions at the link.