The Installation Mass of the Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample as the eleventh archbishop of Portland, Oregon, will take place tomorrow, April 2nd, at 1:30PM. The live webcast can be viewed here.
Solemn Vespers at St. Mary’s Cathedral begins at 7:00PM and a live webcast for this liturgy can also be viewed here. Live coverage seems to have now already begun.
The program for the Installation Mass has been posted on the Archdiocese of Portland’s website here. The choice of music for this liturgy includes selections from Gregorian chant, Viadana, Lassus, Byrd, Victoria, Christopher Walker, Duruflé, Randall DeBruyn, Biebl, John Schiavone and Bob Hurd. There are also many parts of the Mass that will be sung according to the Third Edition of the Roman Missal.
On January 21, 2013, Archbishop Sample, then Bishop of Marquette, released the pastoral letter Rejoice in the Lord Always, a Pastoral Letter on Sacred Music in Divine Worship. This letter was released publicly on Ash Wednesday of this past Lent, as was reported here.
Let us wish Archbishop Sample many blessings in his new appointment, and assure him of our continued prayers.