Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
Introit (S/A): Ecce advenit
Gradual (Fri. only, T/B): Omnes de Saba
Alleluia (Fri. only, S/A): Vidimus stellam
Offertory (T/B): Reges Tharsis, What Child Is This (Sun. only)
Communio: Vidimus stellam, Corde natus ex parentis
Recessional: The First Noel (S, A, T, B; Sun. only?)
Ordinaries (at least on Sunday) will be Mass VIII.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Mary is now with child, awaiting birth, and Joseph is full of expectancy as he enters the city of his own family. He searched for a place for the birth of him to whom heaven and earth belonged. Could it be that the Creator would not find room in his own creation? Certainly, thought Joseph, there would be room in the village inn. There was room for the rich; there was room for those who were clothed in soft garments; there was room for everyone who had a tip to give to the innkeeper.
But when finally the scrolls of history are completed down to the last word of time, the saddest line of all will be: "There was no room in the inn." No room in the inn, but there was room in the stable. The inn was the gathering place of public opinion, the focal point of the world's moods, the rendezvous of the worldly, the rallying place of the popular and the successful. But there's no room in the place where the world gathers. The stable is a place for outcasts, the ignored and the forgotten. The world might have expected the Son of God to be born in an inn; a stable would certainly be the last place in the world where one would look for him. The lesson is: divinity is always where you least expect to find it. So the Son of God made man is invited to enter into his own world through a back door.
--Venerable Archbishop Fulton SheenMerry Christmas to all of you from Regina Pacis Cantorum.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016
(Carols before Mass omitted)
Introit: Puer natus est
Kyrie, Gloria, Agnus Dei: Missa Prima (Haller)
Credo III (mp3)
Offertory: Tui sunt coeli, Hodie Christus Natus Est (midi file; click on the yellow speaker icon)
Sanctus: Mass VIII
Communio: Viderunt onmes, Silent Night
Recessional: Adeste Fideles/O Come All Ye Faithful
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Our Samoan warrior, Joevani Taufaasau, lost his battle this morning [Monday, December 5] with the evil enemy named cancer. Vani is finally pain free and with our loving God. He is loved by many and will be missed so much. Please join us in a celebration of Joevani's life by attending our [Friday,] Dec 16 dinner/luau. Please pray for his family and friends to find acceptance and peace with God's will. We will love you forever Joevani.Joevani was 18 and a graduate of Reed High School. Tickets for the benefit fundraiser are $50 and can be purchased here. Mata says Tina is the best person to contact with any questions.
(ETA: Ed Pearce of KOLO 8 News Now filed this story about Joevani.)
Elsewhere, bass-on-loan Charles Teachout will be singing this Sunday, December 11 at the Carson City Community Center for the 33rd Annual Holiday Treat Concert.
Finally, Rodger Banes, a coworker of mine, conducts the Voices of the Sierra Choir which will be performing Saturday night, December 10 in Minden's historic CVIC Hall with the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra. Doors open at 6:30 and the concert begins at 7. Admission is free, but freewill donations are accepted. Rodger says to arrive early because the hall is small and will fill up quickly.
I am certain there will be many other concerts throughout the month.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
On those rare occasions when the Cathedral uses too much incense, all bets are off.