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.


Dominican Rite Calendar for 2014 with Additions and Corrections

I am pleased to be able to make available on the left sidebar the corrected and expanded text of the Dominican Rite Calendar for 2014.  The readers who sent corrections and help have my profound thanks.  Not only have some minor errors been corrected but the a number of commemorations, in particular of ferials in Advent and Lent have been included.

There are now also lists of the particular feasts for the dioceses of San Bernardino  CA, Las Vegas NV, and Mexicali in Mexico, where our Western Dominican Province has houses.  The last of these doceses will interest more than just those living in Mexicali, as the list includes all feasts proper to all of Mexico, of which there are a large number.  And they would also serve for the traditional Roman Rite.

Again, thanks to all the readers that helped with this.