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Richard J. Clark has served since 1989 as Music Director and Organist at Saint Cecilia Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Chapel Organist (Saint Mary’s Chapel) at Boston College. For the Archdiocese of Boston, he directed the Office of Divine Worship Saint Cecilia Schola. His compositions have been performed on four continents.
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“Iconographic tradition has theologically interpreted the manger and the swaddling cloths in terms of the theology of the Fathers. The child stiffly wrapped in bandages is seen as prefiguring the hour of his death: from the outset, he is the sacrificial victim, as we shall see more closely when we examine the reference to the first-born. The manger, then, was seen as a kind of altar.”
— Pope Benedict XVI (2012)

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PREVIEW - Mass in Honor of Pope Saint John Paul II
published 25 April 2014 by Richard J. Clark

VER SINCE MY WIFE was expecting our third child, I began composing this mass setting in thanksgiving to God for my son, Sean Paul.

• Full score and recordings will be made available for download this Sunday, April 27th.

• It is published with the approval for liturgical use by the Committee on Divine Worship, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

SNEAK PREVIEW — listen to the Gloria!

Look for the full score and more recordings on Sunday!