The Second Annual Solemn Pontifical Mass (extraordinary
form) for the Feast of the Sacred Heart sponsored by the Confraternity of the Sacred Heart was held on Friday,
June 11, 2010 at the Church
of St. Jean Baptiste in Manhattan
(on Lexington Avenue at 76th Street). His Excellency, Francois Gayot, Archbishop Emeritus
of Cap-Haitien, Haiti, celebrated the Mass.
Ordained in 1954, Archbishop Gayot was
a member of the Missionaries of the Company of Mary (the Montfort Missionaries). Ordained Bishop in 1975,
he was installed as Archbishop in 1988, retiring in 2003.
choir at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste, directed by organist and choir master, Kyler Brown, sang Victoria’s Missa O Quam gloriosum est regnum along
with several motets, including Messiaen’s O Sacrum convivium and
Lauridsen’s Ubi caritas.
A conference on the Sacred Heart of Jesus sponsored by the Confraternity of the Sacred Heart was held the following day.