On Saturday at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ottawa will offer a Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Henry J. Stauffenberg, a long-time parishioner who passed away on April 16. The Mass will be live-streamed via Annunciation’s Facebook page.
Even if you did not know him, you might find the beautiful Catholic Requiem Mass in the Anglican Tradition a balm for the soul in this time of pandemic.
Here is a link to the bulletin for the Mass
Here are some words Michael Trolly our organist and cantor shared about Henry J. Stauffenberg, PhD (1947-2020) on our Facebook page.
We are saddened to announce that longtime Annunciation parishioner Dr. Henry J. Stauffenberg, PhD, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 16. A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Henry first moved to Ottawa in 1971 to begin his doctoral studies in English literature at the University of Ottawa. He joined the English Department at the University of Scranton in 1973, and received his PhD from the University of Ottawa in 1978, with a thesis on the topic of the Middle English poem “Cursor Mundi”; he later edited a section of the work for publication by the University of Ottawa Press in 1985. Between 1987 and 1997 he taught various courses at the Ottawa Lay School of Theology, now known as the Ottawa School of Theology and Spirituality. For a number of years he served as an Examining Chaplain for the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada; he was himself ordained Deacon in 2000, serving at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in addition to his duties for the church across the country. In 2012, Annunciation was received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church, and Dr. Henry was reconciled with the Church in which he had been raised.A Requiem Mass will be celebrated for the repose of Dr. Henry’s soul on Saturday, May 2, at 10 AM EDT, and will be broadcast live on Facebook, due to current emergency measures.