Rector Fr. Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv., will offer the Traditional Latin Requiem Mass of the Dead on Friday, November 2 (All Souls’ Day or Día de los Muertos) beginning at 7 PM at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral. Regina Pacis Cantorum, Northern Nevada’s only a cappella Gregorian chant and polyphony choir, will sing this Extraordinary Form High Mass along with Fr. Nahoe. All are welcome to come and pray for the souls of their departed loved ones.
The Requiem Mass is not only important in the Catholic faith, but also in musical tradition. Earlier this year, the Reno Philharmonic and Chorus performed the Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi. Other famous Requiem Masses include those by Mozart, Brahms, Dvořák, Maurice Duruflé, and John Rutter. All stem from the centuries-old melodies of the Gregorian Requiem Mass, which Fr. Nahoe and Regina Pacis Cantorum will sing. “Requiem” is the first word of the Introit of this Mass, and it’s Latin for “rest.”
Fr. Nahoe offers the Extraordinary Form High Mass at the Cathedral on the first Friday of every month at 7 PM. Traditional Latin Masses are also said regularly at Holy Spirit Mission in Washoe Valley off Old Highway 395.
WHAT: First Friday Extraordinary Form Latin Mass: Requiem Mass for All Souls’ Day
WHEN: Friday, November 2, 2012 at 7 PM
WHERE: St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 310 W. 2nd St., Reno
St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral website: stacathedral.com
Regina Pacis Cantorum website: rpchoir.blogspot.org; Kathy Reinheimer, d