Monthly Archives: December 2018

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, 23 December 2018

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the procession: The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (Consolation)
Missa au travail suis (Johannes Ockeghem, c.1410-1497)
Gregorian Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Advent: Rorate caeli
Motet at the Offertory: Ave Maria (Jacobus Clemens non Papa, c.1500-1558)
Motet at the Communion: Alma Redemptoris Mater (Ockeghem)
Marian antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater (plainsong, mode v)

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel)
Introit: Rorate caeli (plainsong, mode i)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Alleluia: Veni Domine (plainsong, mode iii)
Offertory: Ave Maria (plainsong, mode viii)
Motet at the Offertory: Ave Maria (Louis Vierne, 1870-1937)
Hymn at the Offertory: Creator of the Stars of Night (Conditor alme siderum)
Communion: Ecce virgo concipiet (plainsong, mode i)
Hymn at the Communion: Rorate caeli (plainsong, mode i)
Hymn at the Retiring Procession: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel)

Advent & Christmas Schedule 2018

CONFESSIONS: Friday, December 21, 2018 11:30–12:00Noon Saturday, December 22, 2018 3:00PM–4:30PM CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES: Monday, December 24, 2018 8:00AM – 12:10Noon – 4:00PM – 7:00PM (Spanish) 11:30PM Christmas Carols – 12:00 Solemn Midnight Mass CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 8:00AM – 9:30AM (Solemn Mass) 11:30AM – 1:15PM (Spanish) NEW YEAR’S EVE (Day) MASSES:…
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Las Posadas Navideñas: Dec. 15-23

Please come to our first Posada in the chapel of St. Mary, on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 5 p.m. for prayers and then refreshments in the hall. Familias y sus respectivas direcciones para las Posadas de Diciembre, 2018 -Sábado 15: Patrocinadas por las Franciscanas de María en la capilla de Saint Marys. **5:00 PM.…
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Survey: Saturday Evening Masses

  Dear Parishioners: Having been here for five months I have observed that the Saturday Evening Vigil Masses (4:00 PM English and 7:00 PM Spanish) are not well attended. Furthermore, they tend to bring in around $400.00 each, oftentimes less. Given the expenses incurred by offering these two Masses on Saturday evening (music, utilities, liturgical…
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A Christmas Legend

[caption id="attachment_8068" align="alignright" width="300"] This classic icon has several interesting details. You can read about the ox and the ass in this article. Notice that the Baby Jesus is wrapped up like a mummy. This foreshadows his burial in the tomb. Notice, too, that the manger resembles a crown of thorns, which foreshadows the Lord’s…
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Music for the Third Sunday of Advent, 16 December 2018

Music for the Third Sunday of Advent
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 9:30 a.m.)
Prelude: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 645) (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)
Hymn at the Procession: Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers (Llangloffan)
Missa Veni Domine (Manuel Cardoso, 1566-1650)
Gregorian Mass of the Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete
Motet at the Offertory: Festina ne tardaveris (anonymous)
Motet at the Communion: Gaudete (Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, 1562-1621)
Postlude: Partita "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" (Op. 8, No. 1) (Hugo Distler, 1908-1942)

Music for the Third Sunday of Advent
(Missale Romanum of 2002, 11:30 a.m.)
Hymn at the Procession: Savior of the Nations, Come (Nun komm der Heiden Heiland)
Introit: Gaudete (plainsong, mode i)
Missa pro Dominicis Adventus & Quadragesimae (Vatican Gradual, Mass XVII)
Gradual: Qui sedes (plainsong, mode vii)
Alleluia: Excita, Domine (plainsong, mode iv)
Offertory: Benedixisti (plainsong, mode iv)
Hymn at the Offertory: Wake, Awake, For Night Is Flying (Wachet auf)
Communion: Dicite: Pusillanimes (plainsong, mode vii)
Motet at the Communion: Never Weather-Beaten Sail (Charles Wood, 1866-1926)
Marian antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater (plainsong, mode v)
Organ music as above

Music for a Rorate Mass, 15 December 2018

Music for a Votive Mass of Our Lady in Advent
Saturday, 15 December 2018, 6:30 a.m.
Missale Romanum of 1962
Missa cum jubilo (Vatican Gradual, Mass IX)
Gregorian Mass of Our Lady in Advent: Rorate caeli
Hymn at the Retiring Procession: Rorate caeli (plainsong, mode i)

Music for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 12 December 2018

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Music for the Feast of Our Lady of Gaudalupe
(Missale Romanum of 1962)
Missa cum jubilo (Vatican Gradual, Mass IX)
Gregorian Mass of Our Lady of Gaudalupe: Salve sancta Parens
Hymn at the Offertory: Ave maris stella (plainsong, mode i)
Marian antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater (plainsong, mode v)