The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day) is the day in which the Church prays for all who have died. On Saturday, November 2nd at 11:00 a.m., we will be remembering deceased loved ones with the celebration of Holy Mass led by Bishop William F. Medley at the Motherhouse Chapel of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. This November 2nd also marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Father Paul Joseph Volk, founder of Mount Saint Joseph Academy and missionary priest in Kentucky and Latin America, who died at the Mount on November 2, 1919.
Music for the liturgy will include chants sung in English and Latin. These will be accompanied on the Mount’s lovely Taylor and Boody organ. Installed in 1995 during the renovation of the Motherhouse Chapel, the organ will accompany the communion song from the traditional Requiem Mass: “Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine” (May light eternal shine on them, Lord), as well as other chants which were probably sung at Father Volk’s funeral.
Musicians will include: James Wells, Director of Music for Saint Stephen Cathedral, on the organ; Jacob Hein, Owensboro Catholic Schools music teacher, as cantor; and Brett Ballard, Instructor of Music at Brescia University, percussionist and timpani player.
The Ursuline Sisters and the Diocese of Owensboro invite you to join us for the Mass at Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount (12 miles west of Owensboro on Hwy. 56). For more information, please contact archivist Heidi Taylor-Caudill at [email protected].