December 5, 2017

Celebrating the First Sunday of Advent at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Mass programs and Sacred Heart prayer book
I’m ashamed to say it has been a couple of weeks since I’ve been able to attend a Traditional Latin Mass, so despite feeling a bit under the weather I did not want to miss the First Sunday of Advent at Holy Name of Jesus Church (245 Prospect Park West) in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Not that I needed added incentive, but sadly this was also going to be the last Tridentine Mass at Holy Name in 2017.

Arriving early, I began my Holy Hour near the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and made my usual prayers of thanks and praise, as well as intercession for the happy repose of the souls of my ancestors.

Mass was sung by Celebrant and homilist Fr. Joseph Zwosta, in residence at St. Mark RC Church in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Fr. Christopher Salvatori SAC was the Deacon and Fr. Tomasz Szczepanczyk was the Subdeacon. The sacred ministers were dutifully assisted by Robert Jurman, MC, Eddie Toribio, James Barrett, Christopher Carvajal, Brian Hilley, Andres Giraldo, James Pierre, Lorenzo Tinio and Ricardo Kinch.

The motets and Mass setting were composed by director and organist David Adam Smith. They were gloriously chanted by Daniel Greenwood, Art Bryan Manabat, Michael Hofmann and Sean Salamon.

Thank you Rev. Lawrence D. Ryan, Pastor and members of the Holy Name congregation for your continued warmth and hospitality. Special thanks to Cindy Brolsma and organizers for your hard work and dedication. As always, it was a great joy to celebrate our faith together and we eagerly await the release of the 2018 Traditional Latin Mass schedule for Holy Name from our friends at Brooklyn Latin Mass.

From all of us at Il Regno, we wish you all a blessed Advent.