Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Traditionis Custodes and the Dominican Rite

I have been asked by friars and non-friars about what the papal motu proprio of Pope Francis issued on July 16, Traditionis Custodes, means for the those celebrating the Dominican Rite Mass privately or publicly. As document speaks only of the Roman Missal of 1962, there is no clear answer to this question. When things become clearer, I will update the link to "Canonical Status of the Dominican Rite."

 I feel safe in saying that one provision of the motu, that the readings are to be proclaimed in the vernacular in the translation approved by the bishops' conference of each country, whether in place of the Latin readings, as currently allowed a Low Mass, or before the sermon, this will probably become a norm for us as well. Fortunately, Dominican Liturgy Publications has already produced a lectionary for the whole year in the Dominican Rite using that official New American Bible text made available at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website. It may be purchased here.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Dominican Rite Mass Videos Online

We often get requests for links to celebrations of the Dominican Rite Mass, so we have compiled a fairly complete listing of known Masses.

The following Churches broadcast Masses according to the Rite of the Order of Preachers on a weekly or nearly weekly basis.


Click on these communities for links to their many Masses:

Most Holy Family Old Cathedral, Anchorage, Alaska 

The Rosary Shrine, St. Dominic Church, London, England

Holy Rosary Church, Portland, Oregon


Individual Masses in alphabetical order by celebration:

All Saints of the Dominican Order (High), Fr. Charles Shonk, O.P., Celebrant, St. Patrick Church, Columbus OH, Nov. 12, 2018

All Souls of the Dominican Order Requiem Mass (Solemn), Fr. Vincent Kelber, O.P., Celebrant, St. Dominic Church, San Francisco CA, Nov. 9, 2020 

Ember Wednesday of Advent (Solemn), Celebrant Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P., Star of the Sea Church, San Francisco CA, Dec. 18, 2013

Fourth Sunday after Easter (High), Fr. Henry Steven, O.P., Celebrant, St. Gertrude Church, Cincinnati OH, Apr. 26, 2020 

Immaculate Conception (Solemn), Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P., Celebrant, Star of the Sea Church, San Francisco CA, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013  

St. Dominic (Votive High), Fr. Didier Pietro Baccanti, O.P., Celebrant, Basilica San Domenico, Bologna, Italy, July 7, 2015 

St. Joseph the Worker (Solemn), Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., Celebrant, St. Albert the Great Priory, Oakland CA, May 1, 2021 

 St. Thomas Aquinas (Votive High), Fr. Paul Raftery., O.P, Celebrant, St, Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula CA, Jan. 28, 2012 

 St. Thomas Aquinas (High), Fr. Charles Shonk, O.P., St. Patrick Church, Columbus OH, Mar. 7, 2020 

In Time of Pestilence (Votive High), Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., Celebrant, St. Albert the Great Priory, Oakland CA, Apr. 4, 2020