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Music for April 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.
Palm Sunday: April 5, 2020

9:30 a.m. Mass (livestream only—visit the Liturgy page to view)
with cantors from the St. Mary's Schola Cantorum
This is our first sung Mass since the public celebration of Mass was suspended.
Gregorian Mass of the Palms: Hosanna Filio David
Sanctus (Chant Mass XVIII)
Gregorian Mass of the Passion: Domine, ne longe facias
Chant Mass XVII (Sundays of Advent and Lent)
Exaudi Domine vocem meam (Josquin des Prez)

Maundy Thursday: April 9, 2020

7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper (livestream only—visit the Liturgy page to view)
with cantors from the St. Mary's Schola Cantorum

Good Friday: April 10, 2020

3:00 p.m. Mass of the Presanctified (livestream only—visit the Liturgy page to view)
with cantors from the St. Mary's Schola Cantorum

Holy Saturday: April 11, 2020

7:00 p.m. Great Vigil of Easter (livestream only—visit the Liturgy page to view)
with cantors from the St. Mary's Schola Cantorum

Cantate hymnum ad Virginem contra plagam!Sung at the conclusion of each Mass:
Stella caeli—A prayer to the Virgin in the time of contagion

Holy Week Schedule 2020

Palm Sunday Masses (April 5) (livestream only): 8:00 AM : English; 9:30 AM : Latin; 12:30 PM : Español. Note: Palms will be distributed on Pentecost Sunday (May 31). Weekday Masses (Mon., Tues., Wed. only, April 6-8) (livestream only): 8:00 AM (Latin) and 12:10 PM (English). Confessions (Mon., Tues., Wed., April 6-8): 1-2 PM and 5-7 PM only. Come to the vestibule of the upstairs church.

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From Fr. Ringley (Mon. Mar. 30)

Dear Parishioners, First, I must apologize to those who may have tried to hear Mass online today. I am struggling with the technology necessary to livestream the Masses. While I am not a Luddite, I have very little patience for things that are supposed to work one way and decide on their own to work…
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The Annunciation—La Anunciación

I have always wondered exactly how the Annunciation took place. The text from Luke’s Gospel is not particularly detailed....Cada año en este día de la Anunciación me pregunto exactamente como pasó este acontecimiento. El texto de San Lucas no nos da muchos pormenores....

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Thoughts from Fr. Ringley—Reflexiones de P. Ringley

For now, those of us who can must do all we are able, spiritually and physically, to overcome this situation.  And we will.  When life returns to “normal”, and it will, we will have been changed.  Por ahora, aquellos de nosotros que podemos, haremos todo lo posible tanto fisica como espiritualmente para ayudar a vencer esta prueba. Y cuando la vida vuelva a ser "normal", y así será, seremos cambiados.

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Thoughts for the Fourth Week of Lent—Pensamientos para la Cuarta Semana de Cuaresma

Yesterday (Sunday) I offered all of our usual Masses in their proper forms and languages and at their proper times for the intentions as noted in the bulletin—Ayer (domingo) ofrecí todas las misas del fin de semana tal y como estaban programadas, en los distintos idiomas, a las horas que fueron solicitadas y por las intenciones respectivas, como aparecen en el boletin.

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