Wednesday, January 1, 2020

All Gospels of the Year in Chant for the Dominican Rite

I am pleased to announce that Dominican Liturgy Publications has just released the Evangelarium O.P.. This volume contains all the Mass Gospels of the year for the Temporal and Sanctoral cycles of the Dominican Rite. Each Latin Gospel is set to the traditional Dominican tone. The volume also includes all the Common Gospels and those for all Ritual and Votive Masses.

The volume is large, hard-bound, and suitable for use by the deacon at Dominican Rite Solemn Masses. A companion volume containing all the Epistles of the year for use by the subdeacon is in preparation. Until it appears one can use the previously published  Cantus Lectionum Missarum, but be aware that it only has Epistles for Sundays and major feasts.

A sample page of this volume is reproduced on this post.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Dominican Rite Ordo for A.D. 2020 Now Available

I am delighted to announce that the Dominican Rite Ordo for use with the Breviary is now available on the left side bar of here at Dominican Liturgy Publications or directly here.

This Ordo is in English and is intended for use by anyone who prays the 1962 Dominican Rite Breviary or the 1967 English translation of the Breviary. It includes a complete calendar for the Dominican Rite liturgical year A.D. 2020.

In addition, it includes the collect prayers for the Dominican Blesseds who are not on the calendar (so that a votive commemoration can be made of their feast), obits of the deceased Masters General, and announcements of days when Dominican Tertiaries (Lay Dominicans) can obtain plenary indulgences.

Finally, it contains an English translation of the Office of Prime, which was omitted from the 1967 English translation of the Dominican Breviary.



Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Weekly Dominican Rite Masses for Advent, San Francisco CA

St. Dominic's Church, San Francisco
I am pleased to announce that, during Advent, a Dominican Rite Mass will be celebrated every Monday at 5:30 pm at St. Dominic's Church, 2390 Bush St, San Francisco, California. This parish and priory are staffed by the friars of the Western Dominican Province.

These will all be Low Masses except for the Mass on Monday, December 9, which will be a Solemn High Votive Mass of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated by Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O,P., professor of philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California.

I thank Brian Strader for the lovely photography of St. Dominican's Church shown in this post.

Dominican Rite First Saturday Mass, Oakland CA, 12/7/19

I am pleased to announce that a Dominican Rite Missa  Cantata will be celebrated for the First Saturday Devotion of December at the Western Dominican Province House of Studies, located at St Albert the Great Priory in Oakland, California, on December 7.

The celebrant and preacher will be Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P., professor of Philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. The Mass will be sung by the student brothers of St Albert’s Priory, who will also serve it.


St. Albert the Great Priory Chapel is located at 6170 Chabot Road in Oakland.  There is ample parking on Chabot Road.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Dominican Rite Calendar for 2020

First Page of the 2020 Calendar
I am pleased to announce that the new Dominican Rite Calendar for A.D. 2020 is now ready. It can be downloaded from the left side-bar.

This calendar includes the feasts of the Dominican General Calendar in force in 1962, as well as feasts proper to the United States (on their days as in 1962).  In addition, saints and blesseds added to the Dominican calendar since 1962 are included,  following the revised Dominican calendar of April 2019. On the right side the pages, the propers of saints whose dates were changed in 1960 and suitable commons for those beatified or canonized after 1962 are indicated for the Missals of 1933, 1939, and 1965.

In addition, an appendix is included giving feasts proper to each diocese in the United States where a Dominican priory or house is located. A second appendix lists the many "minor" blesseds who are appointed for celebration only in their proper provinces.

I am posting this now, at the beginning of December so that my friar brothers (and others interested) can alert me to any mistakes, so that I can correct them before January 1, 2020. I thank you all for your help in this matter.


Monday, November 25, 2019

Bp. Augustine Di Noia's Sermons



I am pleased to announce that seventy of Bp. Augustine Di Noia's sermons have been published by Cluny Publications under the title of Grace in Season.


They can be ordered here.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Dominican Rite in the "Last Frontier"

Our friars in Alaska routinely travel from their home base in Anchorage to help out with Masses throughout the state in the Ordinary Form, but once a month they also offer a Dominican Rite Mass in Fairbanks, at the historic Immaculate Conception Parish.

The Diocese of Fairbanks is rich in territory size, but scarce in vocations, having only one bishop two priests, and a handful of deacons to call their own.  To fill the gaps, outside priests are invited to help out either long-term or short-term. 

Outside visitors and tourists are often surprised to encounter the beauty, not just of Nature and the Northern Lights, but that of a Missa Cantata here, in what is perhaps the most northernmost Dominican Rite Mass regularly offered.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

October is also Respect Life month in the States, and so our friars in Anchorage, Alaska thought it proper to do a votive Low Mass of St. Gerard Majella, complete with veneration of his relic, October 16, 2019, at 7 PM.

St Gerard, a Redemptorist, not a Dominican, happened to leave behind his handkerchief one day at a friend's family's house.  One of the daughters came after him to return it, but he told her to keep it, as it may come in handy one day.

When she later went into a troubled delivery with his unborn child, she remembered his words, and asked for the handkerchief to be brought to her.  On applying the handkerchief to her stomach, her pain disappeared, and she safely delivered a healthy child.  He is a patron for unborn children, pregnant women, young children, those falsely accused, and for making a good confession.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Daily Dominican Rite Mass - Portland, Oregon

We are pleased to announce that our friars in Portland, Oregon, have recently begun to publicly offer the Dominican Rite Mass daily, Monday-Saturday, at 6 AM.

This is a Low Mass, added to the regular Sunday 11 AM Solemn High or Missa Cantata.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Antiphonarium pro Liturgia Horarum Corrected

A while ago a reader wrote to me because the clef on the ferial hymn in volumes 3 and 4 of the Antiphonarium pro Liturgia Horarum available for download here at Dominican Liturgy on the left side bar is almost always on the wrong line.

I was unable to fix this because of glitch in the Meinrad font I use to set the music.  The font specialist at St. Meinrad's was kind enough to fix the issue.  So I have now corrected this mistake.  The new PDFs for volumes 3 and 4 can now be downloaded.  Gratias Deo!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

New Dominican Propers for the Liturgy of the Hours

Title Page of the New Collectarium
I recently published a summary of the changes in the Dominican Calendar for Mass and Office that will come into effect on the First Sunday of Advent 2019. At that time, I promised that Dominican Liturgy Publications would be producing new editions of the books we have published for use at the Liturgy of the Hours by those taking various roles in choir.

The first and most important is Propers of the Office for the Order of Preachers, which contains the full propers for all Dominican saints and blesseds on our general calendar. This book would be used by the cantors, lectors, and, if desired by the hebdomadarian, that is, the friar leading prayers that week. This book has been updated to include the two new feasts, that of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati and of Bl. Bonaventure García Paredes and Companions, Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War. Those feasts with changed ranks or dates now reflect that. The propers are also available in pocket-book size.

Feasts that have been dropped from the Dominican General Calendar have been removed and included in Dominican Blesseds Celebrated Locally, a companion volume that has the short biographies and collects for the many Dominican saints and blesseds who are only celebrated in particular provinces. None of these are celebrated in the provinces of the United States, but many use this volume devotionally. The entire propers of those saints previously in the Propers of the Office for the Order of Preachers are now represented in this volume. It also includes the full propers for St. Bartholomew of the Martyrs, O.P., who was just canonized by Pope Francis on July 5.

Finally I am pleased to announce that we have also produced a new edition of our Collectarium: A Manual for Hebdomadarians, which contains all the texts, in particular the collects, needed by the bedomadarian, not only for Dominican saints, but for every day of the year. Included in this volume are the collects for saints recently added to the Roman Calendar (Saints John XXIII, Paul V, and John Paul II), as well as one blessed, Francis Xavier Seelos, added to the Calendar of the United States. This volume also has the particular feasts celebrated in the Western Dominican Province, but this does not prevent its use by other provinces.