I was so pleased with the turnout at our first Solemn Requiem Mass for All Souls Day, where our Cathedral Choir sang Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. The beauty of the music led so many to a heightened interior participation in the Eucharist. The choir and musicians did a superb job, and I look forward to making this an annual tradition.
As the theologian Karl Rahner said, “When a person is with God in awe and love, then he is praying.” The sacred music, in the context of the Church’s highest act of worship, was a vehicle for us to experience the awe and love of God. It was made all the more tender with thoughts and prayers offered up for our deceased parents, relatives, and friends.
Click here to listen to homily.
Thanks to Jose Aguirre of the Catholic Voice for these photos and video clip.