Monthly Archives: August 2018

Learn Your Faith: The Imitation of Christ

The Summer is the season during which we may have the opportunity to spend more time out of doors; at the park, or at the beach, for example. Oftentimes we search for “just the right book” with which to while away the hours at the park or the shore. Through the course of the next…
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Intro to the New RCIA Program

Dear Parents (Queridos padres), Our new Religious Education/RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) classes will begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. (Nuestras clases de Educación Religiosa/RICA (Rito de Iniciación Cristiana) comenzarán el martes, 4 de septiembre de 2018.)

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Special Concert: Fri. Sept. 14

The Academy of Sacred Drama: "The Birth of Moses" Friday, September 14, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. The St. Cecilia Society is delighted to present this special concert event featuring the Academy of Sacred Drama with the modern premiere of the oratorio "Il Nascimento di Mosè" (1682) by Vincenzo de Grandis. FREE ADMISSION Followed by a…
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Music for Vespers of the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 2 September 2018

Sunday, 3 June 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Music for Second Vespers of the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Dixit Dominus & Psalm 109 (mode vii)
Magna opera Domini & Psalm 110 (mode iii)
Qui timet Dominum & Psalm 111 (mode iv)
Sit nomen Domini & Psalm 112 (mode vii)
Deum autem noster & Psalm 113 (mode i)
Hymn: Lucis Creator optime (plainsong, mode viii)
Magnificat antiphon: Panis quem ego dedero (mode i)
Commemoration of St. Pius X: Dum esset Summus Pontifex (plainsong, mode i)
Commemoration of St. Stephen of Hungary: Hic vir despiciens mundum (plainsong, mode viii)
O Salutaris Hostia (Werner)
Tantum ergo (French melody)
Adoremus in aeternum (plainsong, mode i)
Postlude: Improvisation

Music for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 2 September 2018

Music for the Feast of St. Augustine (External Solemnity)
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Chorale Variations on Vater unser im Himmelreich (Georg Böhm, 1661-1733)
Hymn at the Procession: Word of God, Come Down on Earth (Liebster Jesu)
Missa Ob ich schon arm und elend bin (Jacobus Handl, 1550-1591)
Gregorian Mass of St. Augustine: In medio Ecclesiae
Motet at the Offertory: Justus ut palma (Gregor Aichinger, 1565-1628)
Motet at the Communion: O Doctor optime (Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Postlude: Prelude & Fugue in C Major (Böhm)

Music for the Feast of St. Augustine (observed)
and the Installation of Fr. John Ringley as Pastor of St. Mary Church
His Excellency Frank J. Caggiano, celebrant
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (Westminster Abbey)
Introit: In medio Ecclesiae (plainsong, mode vi)
Missa Orbis factor (Vatican Gradual, Mass XI)
Gradual: Os justi (plainsong, mode i)
Alleluia: Inveni David (plainsong, mode ii)
Offertory: Justus ut palma (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Offertory: Faith of Our Fathers (St. Catherine)
Communion: Fidelis servus et prudens (plainsong, mode vii)
Hymn at the Communion: Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Newman)
Marian antiphon: Salve Regina (plainsong, mode v)
Organ music as above

Installation of Fr. Ringley

The installation of Fr. Ringley as Pastor of Saint Mary Church will take place on Sunday, September 2, 2018, with a Solemn High Mass at 11:30AM. The Most Reverend, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will officiate. A reception to welcome Fr. Ringley to our community will take place in the Hall from 1:00PM - 3:30PM.

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Notes: RCIA Classes, Teen Catechism, Bible Study

My continuing thanks to all who have helped me to learn how things work at St. Mary’s. I am grateful for the support and confidence. I feel certain we can continue the good work begun by Fathers Markey and Cipolla. We look forward to beginning our RCIA classes on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:45 pm in the church. The devotion and presentation will begin at 7:00 pm and last until approximately 7:45 pm.

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Feast of St. Augustine

A note from Father Ringley (Notas del Padre Ringley): It has been my custom in the past to recommend various spiritual authors to my parishioners for “summer reading”. While I have been a bit busy about many things this summer, in honor of the feast of St. Augustine, the patron saint of our diocese, and the patron saint of my former parish, I suggest for your end of summertime pleasure and spiritual edification St. Augustine’s “Confessions”.

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