Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Friars' Farewell Mass

(I think it's safe to say the Friars won't be dressed like Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, or Eric Clapton. Nor will they fight as much as Baker and the late Bruce did, with Clapton often forced to play referee.)

Kathy has announced Fr. Francisco Nahoe and Fr. Paul Fazio will be offering the Friars' final First Friday High Mass as a Solemn High Mass, requiring a third visiting Friar, on Friday, June 1. The Friars will be leaving Reno later that month. This will be the first Solemn High Mass we have been part of since Fr. Timothy O'Brien's First Mass at Holy Spirit Mission in June 2015. We'll want to give our all for such a memorable -- and slightly melancholy -- Mass, for we have no idea when or if we will ever sing for one in the Cathedral again.

Call time will be 5:45 PM or whenever you can arrive from work.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Coming Up in Southern California and Chicago: Symposium and Colloquium

FSSP Los Angeles is hosting the Sacred Music Symposium from June 18-22 at the St. Therese Carmelite School in Alhambra. More information, including when registration will open, can be found on the Corpus Christi Watershed site or its Facebook page. Here's a video look at last year's symposium:



This should not be confused with the CMAA's annual Sacred Music Colloquium which will run from June 25-30 at Loyola University's Lakeshore Campus in Chicago. This is the one to which Kathy goes every year, but the Symposium could be a closer alternative if the cost is prohibitive.

Heck, why not go to both? You'd be in extreme danger of becoming a better singer.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Feb. 11: Quinquegesima Sunday

7:45 AM at Holy Spirit Mission.

Asperges Me

Introit: Esto mihi

KyrieSanctusAgnus Dei (no Gloria): Mass XVII

Gradual: Tu es Deus

Tract: Jubilate Deo omnis terra

Credo III

Offertory: Benedictus es Domine (Proper, Lassus motet)

Communio: Manducaverunt (Proper, Isaac/Quick motet)

Last Gospel: Ave Regina Caelorum

Recessional: O God Of Loveliness

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Breaking News: New Cathedral Rector Named

^ "you're," of course.

Fr. Chuck Durante, current pastor of St. Teresa of Avila in Carson City, will become the new rector of St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral as of July 1, 2018.
In making the announcement at tonight's 5 PM Mass, outgoing rector Fr. Jacob Carazo noted that Fr. Chuck was a longtime parishioner of the Cathedral and graduated from Bishop Manogue High, where he later served as chaplain. He is the Vicar General of the Diocese of Reno and heads its Life, Peace and Justice Commission.

Exactly what this augurs for Regina Pacis Cantorum is far from certain; I'm sure we'll be on Fr. Chuck's checklist, but it may take him a while to get to us, which is most understandable. Remember that although we do most of our singing at the Cathedral, RPC is not/not an official Cathedral choir. 

That being said, it's possible he may be amenable to us, given this leaflet I found in a St. Teresa pew last Ash Wednesday. More will be revealed.

Creating The Next Generation Of Ex-Catholics

HT: Catholic Memes and Regina. I'll just leave this here...

Saturday, January 20, 2018

You Are A Priest Forever

Congratulations to the newly ordained Fr. Joseph Walsh, and thank you for giving us the honor of singing for your First Mass today. We pray for the Holy Spirit to bear you up when, as Fr. Jacob Carazo said during his homily today, the novelty of your ordination wears off and the reality of your vocation sets in.

A plenary indulgence is available for those who attend a First Mass of a newly ordained priest. Here is an explanation of how to receive a plenary indulgence:
The Handbook of Indulgences states that a plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who perform the works listed below.  This means the full remission of all temporal punishment (time spent in purgatory) due to sin in one's entire lifetime up to that point.  Plenary indulgences can also be requested of Our Lord for the deceased. 
There are additional conditions that must be met for the acquiring of a plenary indulgence: 1) that the person truly repudiate and be sorry for all sin, mortal and venial; 2) reception of Holy Communion on the day the indulgence is sought; 3) Sacrament of Penance several days (not specified how many) before or after the indulgence is sought; 4) prayer (which can in the form of an Our Father and a Hail Mary) for the intentions of the pope on the day the indulgence is sought.  Only one plenary indulgence per day can be obtained (unless it is the hour of death—see indulgence number 28).  Several plenary indulgences may be gained on the basis of a single sacramental confession; only one may be gained, however, on the basis of a single Holy Communion and prayer for the pope’s intentions.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Feb. 4: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

ETA: Or, as tenor Rob Bateman put it, "5th Sunday in Super Bowl Time."

4:15 at the Cathedral. Adoremus this week, so no need for the Icy Hot (R) on your shoulders from carrying the SMH.

Introit: Venite adoremus Deum

KyrieGloria (mp3), SanctusAgnus Dei: Mass VIII

Credo III (mp3)

Offertory: Perfice gressus meos, All People That On Earth Do Dwell

Communio: Multitudo languientium, Manducaverunt (Isaac, and all thanks to Jeffrey Quick for the reduction!)

Recessional: Praise To The Holiest In The Height