Friday, December 23, 2011

Sleep In Heavenly Peace

We at Regina Pacis Cantorum extend our prayers and sympathies to the family of Gerry Parodi, the director of the Aquinas Choir at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, who went to the heavenly choir this morning.  Pray also for his choir members.

I posted this clip when my father-in-law passed away in April.  May these words be true for Gerry.

In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem. Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere √¶ternam habeas requiem. 

Updated Dec. 30: His funeral will be Saturday, January 14th at 10 AM at Little Flower Church.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Schedule Redux

And it probably won't be the last.  Changes in red.  Remember, these are Mass times, not choir call times.

Dec. 18 - St. Peter Canisius, 8:30 AM Cancelled
Dec. 25 - St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 11:30 AM (Christmas)
Jan. 6, 2012 - (FRI) St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 7 PM (Epiphany)
Jan. 22 - St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 11:30 AM
Jan. 26 - (THU) St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 6:30 PM (closing Mass of Novena to St. Thomas Aquinas and singing of Lauda Sion)
Jan. 29 - St. Peter Canisius, 8:30 AM
Feb. 5 - St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 11:30 AM
Feb. 12 - Holy Spirit Mission, 8:30 AM
Feb. 19 - St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 11:30 AM
Mar. 4 - St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 11:30 AM
Mar. 18 - St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 11:30 AM
Apr. 1 - Holy Spirit Mission, 8:30 AM (Palm Sunday)
Apr. 5 - (THU) Holy Spirit Mission, TBA (Holy Thursday)
Apr. 8 - St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 11:30 AM (Easter)
Apr. 22 - St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 11:30 AM
May 6 - St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 11:30 AM
May 20 - St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 11:30 AM
May 27 - Holy Spirit Mission, 8:30 AM
Jun. 3 - St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 11:30 AM

No rehearsals on TUE Dec. 27 or Apr. 8.

During Lent, we'll be singing the Stations of the Cross at the Cathedral and at St. Rose of Lima on Fridays to be determined.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Update from the UU Choir

Recently, I posted about John Probst of Quincy's Le Panache Chorale, one of the regular groups at the Ecumenical Choir Festival in May.

Last night I got to speak with a member of the choir from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada, which was conspicuous by its absence from this year's ECF.  She tells me the choir was undergoing a change in directors, which is why they weren't there this year.  She hopes they'll return in May 2012, and so do we!

Maybe our choirs don't share doctrine or beliefs, but at least we can all sing together, and what's wrong with that?  Then again, that's the whole purpose of the ECF.

Kathy and CCWS' 2011 Colloquium Video

From Corpus Christi Watershed

Let's play "Spot the Kathy"!  I believe I saw her at 2:18 and 3:32.