Enjoy having Tuesday night the 30th off from rehearsal, and we'll see you on January 6, 2015!
And once more we bid farewell to our beloved patron, Fr. Francisco. Ave atque vale.
This movement seeks to ensure that the faithful Mass lifts the believer out of the world and up to heaven, rather than dragging the Mass down to the standards of the world. . . .
“Once we introduced the ordinary form in Latin, the congregation started growing and continued to grow.". . .BTW, both the Cathedral and Holy Spirit Mission are having 6:30 PM EF Masses for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception tomorrow (Monday) night.
[T]he sight of 600 children at the same Mass chanting the Sanctus together with their whole hearts silences those who say children can’t or don’t want to do this.
O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear our humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father Francisco. Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.
In his loneliness, comfort him. In his sorrows, strengthen him In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption.
O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much.
Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.
Please join us for a farewell potluck for Father Francisco to say “thank you” and to honor his years of service to the Cathedral. The potluck will follow the 5 pm Mass on Saturday, December 6th. Please bring your favorite dish to share! A basket will be available for you to leave a card for Father!
If any of you wish to re-visit or begin your knowledge of basic Gregorian chant, I will have a 30 minute session before Tuesday rehearsals for several weeks. That means you would need to arrive by 6:30 PM. The sessions will run from 6:30 PM - 7 PM. [...]
If you want to do this, please let me know so that I can prepare accordingly. I only need to hear from you if you plan on being present for the short chant session.
In looking at the weather forecast, I see the high for Sunday is scheduled in the mid-90s. Since the church will have been closed all afternoon with no a/c running, I think it will be too hot to have robes on in the choir loft. I don't want anyone getting sick due to having the robe on. I'll ask to have the a/c turned on as soon as someone shows up who has access to it, but the loft will still be pretty warm.No word on whether we'll sing "Shall We Gather At The River?" afterward.
Please be aware that you are representing Regina Pacis and people know who we are. Please dress in a dignified manner. No jeans or T-shirts please!
With much prayer and discernment, it has been decided that there will not be a 2014 Eucharistic and Marian Conference. We will be taking the year to further reflect on the future of the conferences. God has presented in year's [sic] past a very clear path for each conference and we have done our best to answer His call. Please keep us in your prayers.
"In my 35 years as a priest, that was the most memorable Good Friday service I've been part of, and it was because of Regina Pacis Cantorum."Just doing our ministry, Fr. Larry, but thanks! Also, a family stopped Sandy and me on the parking lot to say how they thought our music really enhanced the Good Friday experience.