This news for readers living in Rome or visiting there while traveling.
Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P., informs me that the traditional Dominican Rite Mass is now celebrated weekly at the Roman basilica of San Clemente, on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Note, however, that there will be no Mass on Saturday, December 27.
San Clemente has spectacular mosaics (see image to right) and the excavations under it include what is believed to be the House Church of St. Clemente (1st century). San Clemente, home of the Irish Dominicans in Rome, is located at Via Labicana, 95, just up from the Colosseum toward the Lateran.
The Mass schedule for San Clemente can always be checked here. I also remind readers that the next Dominican Rite Mass in the Bay Area will be at St. Albert the Great Priory, December 6, at 10 a.m. This will be the Mass for the monthy First Saturday devotion, and the plans are for a Solemn Mass.