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Music for August 2020

All sung Masses at St. Mary's feature the full Gregorian chant Propers, as well as the Ordinary of the Mass sung in Latin to plainchant or polyphony.

Chanting and Spiritual Health: an essay by Charles Weaver
In a time of contagion and social unrest, we need plainchant more than ever, even when we stay home.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Solemn Mass with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Missa quarti toni (Tomás Luis de Victoria) (with single voice and lute)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—no livestream this week*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Solemn Mass with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Solemn Mass for the Feast of the Assumption (external solemnity) with St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Missa Dixit Maria (Hans Leo Hassler)
Surge, propera, amica mea (Johannes de Pinarol)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass with St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass with St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Cantate hymnum ad Virginem contra plagam!Stella caeli—A prayer to the Virgin in the time of contagion

Update from the Pastor—Mensaje del Padre Ringley

If we all continue to do all in our power to keep things moving in the right direction, we can survive all this and emerge as a stronger, more Faith-filled parish than ever....Si todos continuamos haciendo todo lo que está a nuestro alcance para mantener las cosas en la dirección correcta, podemos sobrevivir a todo esto y resurgir como una parroquia más fuerte y con más fe que nunca.

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Music for July 2020

All sung Masses at St. Mary's feature the full Gregorian chant Propers, as well as the Ordinary of the Mass sung in Latin to plainchant or polyphony.

Chanting and Spiritual Health: an essay by Charles Weaver
In a time of contagion and social unrest, we need plainchant more than ever, even when we stay home.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Chant Mass VI
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Missa cantata with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Kyrie Cunctipotens genitor (Ad organum faciendi, ca. 12th c.)
Gloria (Chant Mass IV, with organum)
Sanctus and Agnus Dei (Anonymous, 14th c.)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m.  Solemn Mass with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
Messe du seizième ton (Henry Du Mont)
Omnes gentes plaudite manibus (André Campra)
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sung Masses (*reservations required—livestream also available*)
8:00 a.m.  Mass in English with cantor
9:30 a.m. Solemn Mass with members of St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
12:30 p.m.  Mass in Spanish with cantor

Cantate hymnum ad Virginem contra plagam!Stella caeli—A prayer to the Virgin in the time of contagion

“Chanting and Spiritual Health”: an essay

From Charles Weaver's recent guest post on Corpus Christi Watershed:

We find ourselves in a difficult time in which many cannot sing at church or cannot even attend church because of the pandemic. Even when we have choirs, we are often reduced in number, or limited by circumstances to monophony. Let us not be disheartened by this. Without denying the communal and public dimension of Christian worship, we have really only lost, for a time, the horizontal dimension of chant.

Read the whole thing on ccwatershed.org.

Corpus Christi

The symbolism of the crucifix, which we see in the church every Sunday, reminds us of the fact that the same sacrificial offering of Himself, which Jesus made for us on the cross, is continued for us in the sacrifice of the Mass. Ultimately, the same symbolism of the crucifix prompts us to consider how…
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