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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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Far from dreading an encounter with the Iroquois, Fr. Garnier often told us he would be quite content to fall into the hands of the Iroquois and remain their prisoner if—while they were torturing him—he at least had a chance of instructing them as long as his torments lasted. If they allowed him to live, it would afford him a golden opportunity to work for their conversion, which was now impossible, since the gateway to their country was closed as long as they were our enemies.
— Father Ragueneau (Jesuit Relations)

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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!