Monday, October 14, 2013

Feast of the Most Holy Rosary

Solemn High Mass was celebrated for the patronal feast of Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Oregon. While the celebrant was the parish’s pastor, Fr. Vincent M. Kelber, O.P., His Grace Archbishop Alexander Sample took part as presider and preacher. The Cantores in Ecclesia choirs performed the Josef Gabriel Rheinberger’s Cantus Missæ. Grieg’s Ave maris stella and the Gregorian Chant Propers were also sung. 


 Our Lady of the Rosary 

The image at the parish shrine depicts our Lady entrusting the promulgation of Most Holy Rosary to the Dominican Order. The images are crowned in observation of the feast. 



The Gospel  

The Very Rev. Stephen Maria Lopez, O.P., prior of Holy Rosary Priory, serves as deacon. Mr. Jesson Mata of Blessed Sacrament Dominican Parish in Seattle assists as subdeacon.


The Homily  

His Grace Archbishop Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland in Oregon preaching the sermon. 



The Beginning of the Preface 

The ministers and acolytes align themselves following the offertory.



  The Elevation

The sanctus candles were lit before the Canon. The chasuble and dalmatics are of 19th century origin.  






The Rosary Procession following Mass

For more information about Holy Rosary Church, see the recent article on Regina Magazine. A link can be found here.

  













3 comments:

Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P. said...

Fr. Vincent,

Thanks for the post. I have taken the liberty of reposting it at NLM.

--Augustine O.P.

Mr. Jody Lamar (Thomas-Mary) Finklea, O.P. said...

Fr. Thompson,

A quick question on something that I noted in the photos. It appears the altar servers are wearing a white cassock, a surplice, and some sort of black capuce without a hood. Is that right? I have never seen this before. Is it particular to the Dominican rite or just this locale, if you know. Pax Christi.

-Mr. Jody Lamar Finklea, O.P.

Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P. said...

Mr. Lamar Finklea,

It is peculiar to Holy Rosary Parish, but it is based on the old Dominican Lay Brothers postulant (pre-novitiate) habit (white tunic with belt, no scapular, black capuce), with the surplice worn under the capuce (was it was for all non-ordained).