On Tuesday, November 2nd, the annual All Soul’s Requiem Mass offered in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (1962) was celebrated by Bishop Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Parishioners and visitors filled the church to remember the Faithful Departed, those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, awaiting the glory of the Resurrection, especially loved ones.
The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by W.A. Mozart, as well as I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
(From Messiah) by George Frideric Handel (1685–1759), and Lux æterna by Edward Elgar (1857–1934) was sung by St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra.
This annual All Souls' Day Mozart Requiem Mass draws young and old, Catholics and non-Catholics alike to experience one of the most profound pieces of music ever written. The eloquent music makes present an image of the judgment and the mercy of God.