Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Oct. 4: 27th Sunday In Ordinary Time

4 PM at the Cathedral.

Introit: In voluntate tua

Gloria (mp3), Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Mass VIII

Credo III (mp3)

Offertory: Vir erat
O Sanctissima

Communio: In salutari tuo
Jesu Dulcis Memoria

Recessional: All Creatures Of Our God & King

Saturday, September 26, 2015

St. Junipero Serra and Chant

While on vacation in Monterey and Pacific Grove, CA, Sandy and I had the privilege of visiting the Carmel Mission where Fr. Junipero Serra resided, worked, and is buried. We were there the day before Pope Francis declared him a saint.

Included were a few chant-related items (click on the photos to enlarge them):

A well-illustrated Missale Romanum.

Psalms with responses.

The caption reads, "An original Mass composed by Father Estevan Tapis of this mission." He lived at the Carmel mission from 1806 to 1811.

Interesting: the staffs here have five lines, not four.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fr. Francisco and Dr. Seuss

(Photo by Gwen Linde)

Many of us from RPC had the privilege of singing this past Monday night for a High Mass commemorating the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, celebrated by Fr. Francisco Nahoe. In his homily, he invoked the late great Theodor Seuss Geisel:
"...One might be tempted to conclude that the folks who don't like the traditional Latin Mass REALLY don't like it. They don't like it for themselves, they don't like it for me, they don't like it for you. 'They do not like it in a house, they do not like it with a mouse, They do not like it in a boat, they do not like it with a goat. They do not like it here or there; they do not like it anywhere.'" 

From there, Fr. Francisco went on to talk about misperceptions of our Holy Father, Pope Francis. Listen to his whole homily, including the introductory context of the above quote, here. The Reno Catholic Network website contains many other homilies, talks, and presentations, including those from our Gregorian Chant Class of two years ago.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

And We're Back

Kathy has informed us that our rehearsals will resume on Tuesday, September 22, so get your vocal chords tuned up. We will be happy to welcome some new faces, but we still need basses. (Hey, that rhymes! Maybe I can be like Tim.)

Meanwhile, a select group will be singing while Fr. Francisco celebrates an Extraordinary Form Mass at the Cathedral for Triumph of the Cross on Monday, September 14 at 6:30 PM.

Finally (apologies for the short notice), Fr. Paul Fazio will sing his first Missa Cantata tomorrow (Friday) night for the Cathedral's monthly First Friday Mass, also at 6:30. A potluck dinner will follow.