July 4, 2018

Celebrating the Titular Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord in Little Italy, New York

Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary, St. John the Evangelist
and St. Mary Magdalene above the tabernacle
Some 50 pilgrims endured the scorching heat Sunday evening to celebrate the Titular Feast of the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood (113 Baxter St.) in Little Italy, New York. Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite was sung by the Very Rev. Msgr. Cav. Joseph Ambrosio, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Newark, New Jersey, and Chaplain of the U.S. Delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George. Newly ordained Dominican Friar Fr. Leo Camurati, O.P., was the Deacon; and Fr. Christopher Salvatori, SAC, Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in East Harlem, New York, was the Subdeacon. 
(L-R) Fr. Camurati, Msgr. Ambrosio and
Fr. Salvatori process down the aisle
Servers Lorenzo Tinio, Eddy José Toribio, Teddy Thongratnachat, Michael Soto-Torrellas, Brian Hilley and Mathew Wise dutifully assisted the Sacred Ministers. Vice-Chancellor Cav. Patrick O’Boyle and Cav. John Napoli of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George were in Attendance.
The musical setting of the Mass was renowned Neapolitan Composer Domenico Scarlatti’s Missa Quatuor Vocum ("Madrid Mass"). Under the brilliant direction of Music Director Art Bryan Manabat, the Schola Cantorum gloriously chanted the sacred piece and the Ordinary of the Mass. The Mass concluded with a rousing rendition of Giovanni Paisiello’s Inno al Re, the national anthem of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
Many thanks to Msgr. Donald Sakano, Pastor of Most Precious Blood Church and the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, Bill Russo, Emily DePalo, Eddie and the rest of the Parish family for your continued warmth and hospitality. As always, it was an honor and a privilege to celebrate our faith and culture together. 
As of this writing, the next Latin Mass at Most Precious Blood Church will be celebrated on Saturday, September 29th at 1PM for the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel.
Asperges (sprinkling with holy water) 
(Above & below) The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Everyone—priest and people—faces East
Fr. Camurati sings the Gospel
During his sermon, Fr. Camurati spoke at length about the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed in expiation for our sins
Consecration of the Host
Ecce Angus Dei 
Servers receive Communion
(L) Lining up for the Recessional. (R) After Mass, attendees
receive first blessing from Fr. 
(L) Fr. Salvatori kindly blessed my new Douai-Rheims Bible.
(R) Commemorative cards from Fr. Camurati's ordination 
Missalettes for the Mass were available in the narthex
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Also see:
Celebrating the External Solemnity of the Titular Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Little Italy, New York