Sunday, October 30, 2011

All Souls in Anchorage AK

Fr. Anthony-M. Patalano, O.P., Pastor of the Cathedral of the Holy Family, the Dominican Parish in Anchorage AK, has asked me to post that:

A Dominican Rite Requiem Missa Cantata
(with absolution at the catafalque)
will be celebrated at
Holy Family Cathedral, Anchorage, Alaska
All Souls Day at 5:30 P.M.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dominican Rite Masses on All Saints and All Souls in Portland, Oregon

I would like to advise readers of two up-coming events at Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Oregon. The Church will observe the Solemnity of All Saints and the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed with two Masses according the Dominican Rite.

All Saints

Holy Day of Obligation

Tuesday, November 1

7:30 P.M.


according to the Dominican Rite

Missa O Quam Gloriosum

by Tómas Luis Victoria

sung by Cantores in Ecclesia


All Souls

Wednesday, November 2

7:30 P.M.



according to the Dominican Rite

The Gregorian Propers

sung by the Holy Rosary Schola


Fr. Vincent M. Kelber, O.P., subprior of Holy Rosary Priory and celebrant of the Masses, invites any readers in the Portland area to attend either or both days and introduce themselves.

(The above images are taken from the 1933 Dominican Rite Missal.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dominican Rite Solemn Mass at Blackfriars, Oxford

Thought the kindness of Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., and the editor of New Liturgical Movement, Mr. Shawn Tribe, the following photographs of the recent Dominican Rite Solemn Mass, taken by Dr. Joseph Shaw, more of whose photos may be seen by clicking on his name. These republished here for our readers.

The Mass was celebrated at the Dominican House of Studies of the English Province, Blackfriars, Oxford, as part of the annual Latin Mass Society pilgrimage in honor of Oxford's Catholic martyrs. The celebrant was Fr. Richard Conrad, O.P., the deacon Fr. Thomas Crean O.P., and subdeacon Br. Gregory Pearson O.P.

The first photo shows the prayers at the foot of the altar. As this Mass was a 1st class solemnity, you will notice that the servers are wearing albs, not surplices.

The ministers swing to the side for the Kyrie and Gloria:

The server washes the deacon's hands in preparation of his unfolding of the corporal (during the singing of the Epistle):

The subdeacon takes the chalice, covered by the humeral veil, to the sedilla for preparation of the wine and water (during the chanting of the Gradual):

Preparation of the chalice:

The ministers are in the cross formation before the altar, waiting for the deacon to retrieve the Book of Gospels from the altar for the procession to the lectern. The presence of the processional cross at the Gospel shows that this Mass was of a 1st class feast. The deacon is getting his blessing from the priest at the sedilla:

Proclamation of the Gospel:

The beginning of the Roman Canon:

The Elevation; note the deacon incensing:

The Dominican cruciform of the priest's arms after the consecration:

The subdeacon presents the pax instrument to the crucifer to kiss. He will then take it to the assembled friars in their stalls.

My thanks to all those involved in this Mass for making this post possible.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dominican Rite Calendar for 2012

I am pleased to announce that the Dominican Rite Liturgical Calendar for A.D. 2012 is now available for consultation or download on the left sidebar or here directly. As regularly scheduled Dominican Rite Masses are now being celebrated in four locations in the province (Anchorage, Portland, Santa Paula, and Berkeley), with occasional celebrations elsewhere, this calendar includes as an addendum all the local feasts for dioceses of the Western Dominican Province.

If any of our eagle-eyed readers notice any errors or omissions, please let me know so that they can be corrected before the calendar comes into use on January 1, 2012.

The corrected version of the calendar for 2011 is also available on the left sidebar.