Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Photo Post: Dominican Rite Solemn Mass, Oakland CA, 2/1/20

I am pleased to present a series of photographs of the Dominican Rite Solemn Mass of St. Ignatius of Antioch celebrated at Saint Albert the Great Priory in Oakland CA on his traditional feastday, February 1. The celebrant of this Mass was Fr. Vincent Kelber, O.P., Director of the St. Jude Shrine at St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco.  The ministers, choir, and servers were all students of the Western Dominican Province: deacon, Br. Gregory Liu, O.P.; subdeacon, Br, Matthew Heynen; senior acolyte, Br. John Peter Anderson, junior acolyte, Br. Columban Mary Hall; thurifer, Br. Pawel Jamroz.  The organist was Fr. James Moore, O.P.

As St. Ignatius is a third-class feast, the cross was not carried at the Gospel, and the Creed was not sung (it is only sung on third-class feasts of Apostles and the Blessed Virgin in the Dominican Rite).

The minsters approach the altar

Prayers at the Foot of the Altar

The deacon opens the corporal

The subdeacon sings the Epitsle

The celebrant reads the intervening chants at the sedilla

The subdeacon washes his hands before preparing the chalice (during the Gradual)

The deacon sings the Gospel

The ministers swing back after reading the Offertorium

The celebrant prepares to incense the gifts

The ministers are incensed during the Preface

The beginning of the Sanctus

The acolytes light the Sanctus Candles

The Elevation

The ministers recite the Agnus Dei

The Absolution at the Communion Confiteor

Communion of the Faithful

The ministers swing back after reading the Communion Verse

The Dominus Vobiscum before the Ite Missa Est

The Blessing

The genuflction during the Last Gospel
I thank Br. Scott Norgaard for these photographs.