Mass for deceased bishops and priests of Diocese of Madison Print
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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino will celebrate a special Requiem Mass for deceased priests and bishops of the Diocese of Madison. November is a month when Catholics pray in a special way for the repose of the dead and, by God's will, for the rapid entrance into heaven of the poor souls.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Holy Name Heights, Bishop Morlino, with clerical and lay ministers, will celebrate a Pontifical Requiem Mass "at the Throne" in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

The Mass is for the intention of all the deceased priests and bishops of the Diocese of Madison. Especially to be remembered are priests who died during the last year, including Fr. George Horath, Fr. Tom Schroeder, Fr. Kevin Cassidy, Fr. George Fox, Fr. Roger Taylor, Fr. John Auby, Msgr. Monte Robinson, Fr. Lorin Bowens, Fr. Joseph Cox, Fr. Michael Klarer, Fr. David Runde, Msgr. Delbert Schmelzer, and Fr. Philip Conlon.

The music for the Mass, under the direction of Aristotle Esguerra, will be Gregorian chant and Tomás Luis de Victoria's (+1611) Requiem for 4 Voices.

The Mass is sponsored by the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison. For more information, visit